In The Bathroom
To save big in the bathroom try to make these suggested changes:
1.Replace your showerhead to a low-flow head, some have seen about a 10% saving on their water and heating bill.
2.Install a low-flow toilet. This change will use one third of what older water toilets use.
3.Turn the water off while brushing your teeth
4.Fill the sink with a bit of hot warm water while shaving instead of leaving the faucet open.
5.Fix any toilet and faucets leaks as soon as possible
6.Limit the time of your showers by 2-3 minutes, remember every drop counts.
We’ve seen great results after these tips were applied, give them a try today!
In The Kitchen:
A majority of us spend a good amount of time in our kitchens every day. To start saving in your kitchen try to do the following:
1.Use your dishwasher vs doing dishes by hand. Dishwashers often typically utilize less water and will.
2.Soak pots and pans in warm water instead of running them under hot water.
3.Upgrade your existing kitchen faucet to an energy star product or with an automatic faucet to use less liters each day.
4.Try not to defrost any frozen foods under running water instead thaw in your fridge overnight or in your microwave.
Let’s face it we all wear about three to five pieces of clothing a day and at the end of the week there we find ourselves looking at a pile of laundry. Here are a few tips to save water and energy in your laundry room.
1.Match the size of your load with the amount of clothing you will be washing.
2.Invest into a washing machine that uses low energy and does not need a ton of water to run. The newer washing machines on the market today are very efficient and may save you a fortune overtime.
3.Wash dark clothing with cold water instead of warm water it will save energy overall.
4.Try to limit the amount of hot water you use per cycle by only useing hot water for dirty or white clothing.
Remember you are in control of the usage of your resources and only you can change the level of consumption within your home. Don’t let your bills control your life, start saving today!
One area within
your home that accumulates a ton of germs is the bathroom. Here are five quick
tips to get this space squeaky clean and germ free.
Tip One: Cleaning Your Shower Curtains
Showerheads, curtains and liners collect dirt, dead skin and mildew.
You can clean your shower curtains and liners quite easily. Simply run through a washing cycle with a cup of baking soda for extra cleaning power.
Tip Two: Cleaning Your Toilet Bowl
Even when using the most reliable bathroom cleaners there are still stains that remain in your toilet bowl. A quick and easy way to get rid of these spots is to pour a cup of baking soda into your toilet bowl and let sit for about a half an hour. Apply a good amount of force with a brush and watch as your bowl becomes squeaky clean. If spots remain repeat this process followed by your favorite bathroom cleaner.
Tip Three: Cleaning Your Sinks
Cleaning your sink is easier than you think. Grab antibacterial cleaning spray, a half-cup of baking soda and a clean cloth. Dampen the area with warm water and apply a thin layer of baking soda. Spray the antibacterial spray over the resting baking soda and let sit for a few minutes. Dampen the cloth with warm water and wipe away the baking soda from your counter top or sink.
Tip Four: Keeping Your Hands Clean
Keeping your hands clean after using the bathroom is essential to your health. The cleanliness of your hand towels play a large part in your hands' cleanliness. To limit the spread of germs from the bathroom to other areas of you home, wash your hand towels every 4 to 7 days. Simply toss your hand towels into the washer with hot water, a 1/2 cup of baking soda, two tablespoons of antibacterial soap, and your detergent.
Tip Five: Keep Your Bathroom Air Flowing Clean
What would we do without bathroom ventilation? Cleaning your ventilation fan regularly will ensure a bathroom environment that feels and smells great! To increase the longevity of your bathroom vents, clean your fans regularly. It’s quite simple. Make sure to turn off the power to the fan, remove the protective covering and clean the vent and use a vacuum to remove any dust or hanging debris. Clean the fan blades with a damp cloth and lastly replace the cover. After you turn on the power to the bathroom, your ventilation should be good as new.
is a wonderful addition to any home; it complements the color of your décor and
increases the overall value of your property. Ceramic tile is manufactured to
resist grime, dust and stains but if not cleaned correctly they will begin to
dull. Keeping your investment protected is easier than you think. Some
homeowners believe using the most expensive cleaning products will yield the
best results but that is not always true. Use these tips to restore your tile
to its glossy luster in minutes.
To begin you will need a sponge, clean rag, lukewarm water and baking soda. First, sprinkle the baking soda across the tile you wish to clean but be sure to do this one section at a time. Wet the sponge and clean the area using a circular motion for 2-3 minutes (you should see dirt away from the surface of the tile within a minute). After the tile is clean, polish and dry with a rag and repeat this process until the entire area is cleaned.
Bonus Tip: Place ¼ cup or more of vinegar to 1 gallon of water to increase its cleaning power. Vinegar removes most dirt without rigorous scrubbing and leaves minimal film.
If you are looking to revitalize the look of an entire room that is tiled, we offer regrouting services to the Sydney region. Contact our professionals for more information today. (02) 9822-1872