March, 2018 | Green Genie
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  • Carpet Cleaning

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How Going Green Can Save You Some Green

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Have you considered going green or being eco-friendly, but worried it would cost too much? It is a common misconception that going green is expensive. When it comes to being eco-friendly, you can save the environment while saving money. Being eco-friendly in the following areas can save you money.

Save on Fuel

You spend much of your day in your car, from running errands to driving to work. All the traveling you are doing is not eco-friendly and is adding to your fuel expenses. When possible, combine your errands into one trip, take public transportation, or ride your bike and walk. These eco-friendly options reduce the air pollution and save you money on fuel.

Use Glass

Bottled water is no better than getting water out of your home-filtered water. When you drink bottled water you are just spending more money. All the bottled waters you are buying is ending up in landfills and releasing toxins into the air. Other options for bottled water are glass and reusable water bottles. Skipping the bottled water is eco-friendly and saves money.

Reduce Energy Cost

Installing a programmable thermostat is one way to reduce your overall energy cost. This little device allows you to program your heating and AC system to turn on and turn off based on your schedule. When your heating and AC system runs while you are gone, you are adding more pollution to the air and driving up your energy costs. Save money and reduce pollution by installing a programmable thermostat.

Another way to reduce your energy costs and become more eco-friendly is to plug all your electronics into a power strip. Even when you are not using your electronics, they are pulling energy from the outlet. The energy that is being used is driving up energy costs and pollution. When you plug all your electronics into a power strip, you are able to turn them completely off at night and while you are away. Again being able to control your energy consumption reduces pollution and saves you money.

Reduce Eating Expenses

In today’s age, you are always looking for the most convenient way to accomplish a task. When it comes to this convenience need and food, it means prepackaged and shrink-wrapped food. However, convenience has a price when it comes prepared meals, whether at a restaurant or frozen at the grocery store. Most of the time these items are not as cost-effective as home-cooked meals. Convenient meals also add to the waste in a landfill. When you switch to home cooked meals, not only are you eating healthier but you are saving money and being more eco-friendly.

Reduce Cleaning Costs

A leading cause of pollution and toxins in the air is the cleaning supplies you use. Many household cleaning products contain harsh ingredients that are damaging to your family and the environment. Switching to green cleaning products reduces the harmful effects on your family and the environment. Green cleaning products can be a little more expensive, but there are ways to save money. The first way is to make your own green cleaning products. The second way is to hire a cleaning company that only uses green cleaning products. Companies like Green Genie use eco-friendly products, which save you money and are safe for you and your family to use. Make an appointment with Green Genie today and save money.

Why Choose an Emergency Restoration Service

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Your home may be affected by an emergency such as water or fire damage that requires immediate attention. If this situation has happened, you may feel lost and unsure of where to start. The first thing you need to do is call an emergency restoration service. Emergency restoration companies have the experience to make the process easy and reduce further damage to your home. Here are some additional benefits of choosing an emergency restoration company.

Correct Use of Equipment

Using the correct equipment is imperative to repairing water and fire damage. Emergency restoration companies use the latest equipment that fit your repair needs. This equipment is expensive to rent or purchase and is useless outside of emergency restoration services. An emergency restoration service allows you to rest easy, knowing no further damage will incur due to correct equipment use.

Expert Opinion

Water and fire damage not only damage your home’s exterior but also the items inside of it. It is difficult to determine whether drywall, carpet, and furniture are salvageable. A restoration specialist, however, can inspect the property and tell you what is salvageable and what needs to be thrown out. In addition to knowing what is salvageable restoration companies know the best repair process. Since emergency restoration services handle emergency situations daily, they are more knowledgeable about repairs. An emergency restoration service will have a plan of action quickly and get to work promptly.

Prompt Service

Emergency damages such as fire and water damage require prompt service. Restoration companies work with expediency to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. DIY restoration projects may seem like the quickest route but are not. Many DIY projects go wrong and cause more damage and time. In order to have your home restored quickly, calling an emergency restoration company is a must.

Reduce Cost

Not taking prompt action with fire and water damage will incur more work. Therefore, you will have additional costs. Emergency restoration companies save you money by providing prompt and quick service. Restoration companies will charge more for an emergency service but will save you money in the future. If you do not choose an emergency restoration company, expect to pay additional fees for initial and future damages.

Prevents Future Problems

There are unseen issues below the surface. Water and fire damage go below the surface and cause issues such as mold growth and structural damage. Only an emergency restoration company will be able to find and repair these types of damages. It is imperative to catch these issues early, or else bigger issues will pop up down the road.

Don’t Wait

The last thing you want to do is wait to have water or fire damage taken care of. The longer you wait, the more damage and costs you’ll have. If you have been a victim of an emergency like water or fire damage, then call the professionals at Green Genie Environmental. Green Genie not only provides you with prompt service, but they use green cleaning products that are safe for your family.

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