Monthly Archives: August 2017

How To Expand Your ‘Green’ Home

When it comes to recycling there’s always more you can do. This doesn’t have to be done out of guilt or obligation but instead as a matter of routine. The work you do to make your home green will go a long way towards helping everyone in Chicago benefit from clean-air and water. Here are some ways to expand your green plan:

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Create a Compost Station

Every day you toss out scraps that could be turned into fertilizer. You can set up a compost station in your backyard or patio. These bins can easily be built with a lumber or bought as a prefabricated unit. The scraps go in, worms that you add feast and the result is rich compost. This works great for your garden but you might also be able to sell your compost to other gardeners.

Seal Your Windows

It makes no sense having a programmable thermostat to lower your home energy costs if all that warm air is going right out the window. The over the home the greater the chance that you need weatherstripping around your windows and doors. If you’re not sure if there’s a draft, then try holding a candle up to the window. If the light flickers, then there’s a draft. The simplest form of weatherstripping is like applying scotch tape to a package. Very easy to do.

Fix Leaks and Running Toilets

The drip of a faucet or toilet is means you are wasting water. It might not seem like a lot at first but it could be gallons by the end of a typical day. That’s why you want to tackle any leak or running toilet as quickly as it happens. In both instances, these are simple DIY fixes. You’ll find plenty of help online to walk you through the process.

Collect Rainwater

All that rainwater that pours out of your gutters needs to go somewhere. Instead of flowing away, you could collect some of it in a rain barrel. That water can then be used to water your gardens or washer car. A decent size barrel can collect up to 300 gallons of water.

Recycle Your Rubbish

Getting rid of your rubbish is going to make your living space a lot more accommodating. Most of what you want to throw away can also be recycled if you hire a company like Junk King Chicago West. The teams working for Junk King have all been trained to sort through what they collect to pull out those items that can be repurposed or donated. This is a process that’s going to happen whether US for do not. That’s just the Junk King way. Recycle your rubbish the right way by letting Junk King Chicago West haul it off today.

Fix, Keep Or Toss?

Sooner or later, everything in your home will need to be replaced. Just think about how many different televisions you have had since you moved in. What about your mattress and the appliances in the kitchen? Yes, they may all last a long time but sooner or later, they will start to wear down. When that happens you are faced with the choice of fix, keep or toss. He is how that breaks down:

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Fix

When something breaks down in your home the first inclination is to check the warranty. Obviously, if it is still covered then absolutely bring in a repair person. What you have to be careful about is exactly what you’re warranty covers. You might also want to do a little investigating online and find out if a repair is something you could do on your own. That is a good option when the warranty has run out. Although fixing an appliance is a good temporary solution chances are that same device will eventually break down again.

Keep

When something breaks down and isn’t immediately repaired there is an inclination to put it in storage in the hopes that someday it will get fixed. That usually works for smaller things like vacuum cleaners or blenders. However, it’s not uncommon for bigger items like a washer or stove to be tucked in the garage waiting repairs. Of course, it means replacing that item. Once that happens, forget about the broken thing because it’s no longer a priority. That means it’s just taking up valuable storage space and will probably never be used again. That doesn’t seem very practical.

Toss

The smart move is to get rid of something that can no longer be fixed. Not only would that hold true to things like kitchen appliances but also bigger items like a backyard tool shed. When something like that has become to beat down by the weather, then it’s time to dismantle it and have it hauled away. One call to Junk King Chicago West takes care of that. Junk King has been hauling away all kinds of unwanted rubbish for over 10 years. They’ve perfected how to accomplish this task with very little effort on your part. All you need to do is show the Junk King crew what you want taken away and it is as good as gone. If you need to toss out junk, then Junk King Chicago West is the only call to make.