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Green & Healthy Homes
2001 S. State Street  S2-810
PO Box 144575
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575

Elements of a Green & Healthy Home

A green and healthy home is one that is both energy efficient and free of health & safety hazards. Take these simple, but important steps, to ensure your home supports the well-being of the people who live there.

Dry

  • Clean spills & floods within one day
  • Check plumbing for leaks
  • Prevent rain from entering home with proper drainage that helps water flow away from the house

Clean

  • Empty trash regularly
  • Reduce clutter
  • Use wet-cleaning instead of dry dusting
  • Keep hair and animal fur to a minimum

Ventilated

  • Keep air moving throughout your home with a fan or by opening windows
  • Ensure both bathrooms & kitchens are ventilated

Pest Free

  • Seal cracks & openings so pests cannot enter your home
  • Store all food in pest-resistant containers
  • If needed, use bait & closed traps to rid your home of pests

Safe

  • Install smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Keep poisons & chemicals out of reach for children
  • Secure loose rugs and keep kid's play areas free from hard or sharp surfaces
  • Store & properly label food

Contaminant Free

  • Have your home tested for radon, a dangerous gas that can enter your home through soil, crawlspaces & foundation cracks
  • Keep floors and window areas clean (use wet-cleaning instead of dry dusting)
  • Reduce lead-related hazards in homes built before 1978 by fixing deteriorated paint

Well Maintained

  • Inspect, clean & repair home routinely
  • Take care of minor repairs & problems before they become large

Energy Efficient

  • Change the filter on your furance regularly
  • Caulk windows & door frames to ensure they are airtight
  • Seal your heating & cooling ducts
  • Use reduced amounts of energy, water & resource consumption
  • Install programmable thermostat