Recycling with the Atlanta Home Inspector

  Outgrown clothing, stacks of papers, and an over-abundance of plastic shopping bags cluttering your home?  Need some ideas about where to start in the recycling process? The Atlanta home inspector has thought of a few ways to benefit the environment, as well as, a few ways to help people.

All children grow whether we want them to or not, so it is common to have shirts and pants cluttering up the closet space. A good way to recycle the outgrown garments is to donate them. In our community there are various drop-off stations for clothing. Not only are you cleaning-up your space, but also providing clothing for someone else.

Mail, newspapers, magazines and school papers tend to stack-up. A common occurrence in our home, is that the stacks just get shuffled around. Growing tired of this shuffling stack dance, we decided to set up bins for paper products.  Our waste management company picks up our bin once a week. Now books are another story. It is hard to let books go thinking that they might not get read. So a great alternative is your public library. Most of them will take book donations and add them to their collections.

When you open a can of green beans what do you do with the can? Placing veggie and fruit cans with aluminum soda cans is another recycling option. Check with your drop-off or pick-up crew to see if they prefer label peeled or left on the can. It varies by location.

Glass can also be recycled. A separate bin in the garage is helpful to collect any bottles or assorted glassware. Once again, our waste management company picks-up these items during their regular route.

If you have a pet, don’t let him or her leave their deposit behind in your neighbor’s yard. Re-use that plethora of plastic shopping bags to collect their little or big “offerings” as you walk.  You can’t beat the price of them – free!

It might seem like extra work and difficult decision-making, when the subject of recycling is approached. However, recycling benefits our earth – our home.  Also, you are helping other people by donating items that you no longer need or use.

Happy recycling!

When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, 404-788-2581

Dirty Fruit? Consider this Organic Recipe.

How clean is the fruit that the Atlanta Home Inspector eats? Have you stopped to wonder how many have handled the fruits and vegetables from the market? The only way to know how clean your fruits and veggies are, is to home grow and organically clean them. As busy as home inspectors in Atlanta are these days, time becomes an issue for growing your own produce.

By coating fruits and vegetables with wax, the grocery can keep the itmes stocked longer. Also consider the pesticides used on your produce while they are still growing. Even organic produce, which is free of harmful pesticides, they are still passed through several hands on the way to the market.

Make your own organic fruit washWashing your vegetables and fruit in water might not be enough to eliminate the germs. Another option to consider is making your own organic fruit wash. Atlanta Home Inspections  has not tried this recipe yet, let us know what you think!

Here is what you will need:  a large pitcher, 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 TBs of baking soda, 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract, 1 spray bottle. Note: this recipe will make enough wash to last for 1 month.

First:  pour the cup of water, white vinegar and baking soda in a large pitcher

Second: add 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract

Third:  mix and pour into spray bottle.

Now you are ready to spray. Spray the wash, coating food, let it stand for at least 5 minutes before rinsing, then run water over the fruit.

You might just be surprised at the dirt and chemicals that wash from the fruit.

Do us a favor if you or someone you know is about to buy that perfect home, please recommend us to them. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

 

An All-Natural Alternative For Cleaning Your Microwave

Atlanta home inspector clean microwave Sharing environmentally friendly and pocket-book savings pointers, the Atlanta Home Inspector  hopes that you find this cleaning alternative helpful.  Microwaves are a daily convenience.  Due to the heavy usage of microwaves, many spills and splatters dot their ceilings and  line their walls. Remember that at least once weekly microwaves should be cleaned to optimize performance.

 Many of us use store purchased cleansers to clean our appliances. However, if would like an all – nautral alternative to clean your microwave, we have a recipe for you.  An all-natural approach will yield the same results, with only slightly more preparation time. The chemicals from the store may seep into your foods and containers over an extended period of time. So you are not only saving pennies, but also saving a future health issue from arising.

To keep your microwave fresh and clean, using organic materials only, here’s what to do :

  1. Unplug your microwave from the wall for safety.
  2. Gather a microwave safe bowl; 1 1/4 cups of water; a lemon; baking soda; white vinegar; and cleaning cloths.
  3. Slice the lemon and place the slices into your bowl. Add the water.
  4. Heat the bowl in the microwave for 7 minutes. Leave the microwave door closed for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the bowl (CAUTION : Bowl will be hot).
  6. Remove the microwave’s glass cooking surface and wheel system. Hand wash and set aside to dry.
  7. Dip a clean cloth in the lemon water mixture. 
  8. Wipe down the microwave’s exterior and interior surfaces, remoistening the cloth as required.
  9. Moisten a clean cloth with vinegar. Wipe down the microwave door’s interior surface. 
  10. Replace glass and wheel system, and plug the microwave back in to the wall.

If you find lingering stains in your microwave, mix baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Dip a corner of your cleaning cloth into the paste and apply it to the stain directly, gently rubbing in a circular motion until the stain is gone.

Let us know if this all natural approach worked for you!

Do us a favor if you or someone you know is about to buy that perfect home, please recommend us to them. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

Good News For Allergy Sufferers Linked to Environmentally Safe Products

   According to the EPA inside air is more polluted than outside air. Paints and finishes are considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Low level toxins are released not only upon application of paint, but also for years after the fact. Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s  were thought to be essential to the paints performance. However, low VOC and zero VOC paints and finishes have now been developed.

 The safest paints and finishes are those that are made naturally. Water based natural paints do not emit smell- this is good news for allergy sufferers. Oil based natural paints usually emit citrus or essential oil fragrance. 

 Natural paints and finishes are made from raw plant ingredients: oils, resins, dyes.  Essential oils and water are also ingredients.  There are also natural mineral ingredients such as milk casein, clay, bees’wax, earth and natural latex.  

When choosing the “greenest” paint (not in color, but in natural form) it is best to research your choices to arrive at the best decision for your own environment. There are so many choices available to consumers and contractors today that deciding on a healthy and environmentally sound product is much easier than in the past.

When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough Atlanta home inspection from the Atlanta home inspector, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Cumming, Woodstock, Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

The choice is yours, “Cheap Charlie” or “Thorough David” you decide.  If you want a thorough Atlanta home inspection for a reasonable price call us today at 404-788-2581, you’ll be glad you did.

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