Monthly Archives: September 2011

Better Alternatives For Cleaning Products

September 30th, 2011|

If you are like many people, you try and avoid using harsh chemicals to keep your home clean. However, rising prices and a struggling economy can make it difficult to afford the “green” cleaners with the higher price tag. You may find yourself buying affordable cleaners that contain potentially dangerous chemicals. While this may not […]

What Are Your Cleaners Really Made Of?

September 29th, 2011|

Have you ever thought about what you are putting on your home’s surfaces when you clean?

The next time you spray your counters or tabletops with a cleaner, take the time to read the ingredients. Chances are that you will have no clue what all of the ingredients are, and probably will not be able to […]

Things You Can Do With A Toilet Paper Roll

September 23rd, 2011|

Recycling has become a huge part of society. The world is always looking for a “greener” way to live. Finding other uses for common items is one way of accomplishing this task.

For example, using empty food containers, like butter bowls, for storage is an easy way to avoid throwing the empty container into a landfill. […]

Plumbing Tips To Prepare For Freezing Temperatures

September 22nd, 2011|

As the leaves start to change, and the daily temperatures remain at an all-time high here in Colorado, it’s hard to imagine waking up to snow and frost. But as we all know, that will soon be the case. With winter comes freezing temperatures and with those cold temps, your plumbing is at risk. When […]

What Is Wrong With Low Flow Toilets?

September 16th, 2011|

Low flow toilets help save water, an important feature in a world that is intent on “living green”. Low flow toilets use less water to flush waste and, over time, these toilets can save thousands of gallons of water. However, low flow toilets are not without their problems. The problems arise from the feature that […]

How To Find The Best Plumber

September 15th, 2011|

When do you start looking for a plumber? It’s usually at a time when you need them the most.

When something goes wrong with your plumbing, it usually happens in a big way. Even the most minor repairs can require immediate help, especially if you are not handy with a wrench.

But how do you choose when […]

Would Knowing A Products Water Footprint Help You Save?

September 9th, 2011|

You’ve probably heard the term “carbon footprint”. And most likely you know a few ways to reduce your own footprint by reducing energy consumption and carbon emission.

But what about your “water footprint”? A water footprint is the amount of water needed to produce a particular product. For example, while a small cup of coffee may […]

How To Fight Mildew In Your Home

September 8th, 2011|

One of the toughest stains and smells to fight comes from mildew. The dark, ugly spots and stains seem to find their way to every area that has even the tiniest bit of moisture. Bathrooms are a prime location for mildew to grow because of the moist and often warm environment. Clothes are another target […]

What You Can Do To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

September 2nd, 2011|

You carbon footprint is the environmental impact of carbon emissions released by one company, household or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period of time.

Because carbon footprint makes the news almost every day, people are looking for ways to live a little bit more green. From the big changes to the little ones, every […]