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5635 South Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23231

8:00 am - 4:30 pm - Monday thru Friday

Easy Being Green

Here are a few small, eco-friendly changes in the bathroom that can have a big impact:

• Check toilet tanks for leaks by putting food coloring into the tank. There is a leak if color appears in the bowl.

• Decrease gallons-per-flush by placing sealed one-liter bottles filled with water and gravel into the tank.

• Turn your hot-water heater down to 120˚F to save five to 10 percent of your heater’s energy consumption and prolong the heater’s life.

• Consider an electric water-heater timer to lower the temperature at night or while on vacation.

• After showering, run the bathroom fan until the mirror is clear to prolong the life of wallpaper or paint and prevent mold.

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