Saving Money and Saving the Planet: Green Alternatives for Property Maintenance

As a property owner or manager, you have a responsibility to minimize your environmental impact and preserve our planet for future generations. But did you know that going green can also save you some green?

When you incorporate green alternatives into your property maintenance routine, you’ll not only be reducing your carbon footprint and attracting environmentally conscious tenants – thus generating revenue – but you’ll be saving money in the short and long term, too. 

Let’s explore some ways to incorporate green alternatives into your property maintenance routine.

Green Cleaning

Traditional cleaning methods typically involve using harsh chemicals that can harm the environment. These chemicals can leach into the soil and water supply, polluting the environment and potentially harming human and animal health.

Water-based cleaning solutions are a great alternative to traditional cleaning products. They are made with non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that are safe for the environment and animals and humans who may dwell in the area. Water-based solutions are also often cheaper than traditional cleaning products and can be purchased in bulk, further reducing costs.

There are other environmentally friendly cleaning alternatives that property managers can consider, including switching from disposable paper towers to microfiber cleaning cloths. Microfiber cloths are reusable and can be washed and dried, reducing waste and saving you money in the long run.

Using steam cleaning machines that use only water and heat to clean surfaces further eliminates the need for harsh cleaning chemicals. They are also effective at removing tough stains and grime, making them a great alternative for deep cleaning tasks.

Implement a Composting Program

Disposing of yard waste can be costly, as it takes up landfill space and requires transportation. Additionally, decomposing yard waste releases methane gas, which is harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly.

Composting is an excellent alternative to throwing away your property’s yard waste. Composting eliminates the costs associated with its disposal and provides nutrient-rich soil that can then be used in your landscaping projects. Composting also reduces the amount of waste in landfills and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Implementing a composting program is relatively easy. Property owners and managers can purchase compost bins and encourage tenants to participate in the program. One thing to note, however, is you must educate your tenants on what can and cannot be composted, as composting materials that are not suitable can lead to unpleasant odours and attract pests.

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Gravel Recycling

Throwing away gravel can be incredibly harmful to the environment. Not only does gravel takes up space in landfills and release toxic chemicals as it decomposes, but it can also be very expensive and time-consuming to buy it new.

As an alternative, try recycling your gravel! Recycling eliminates the costs associated with buying new gravel and disposing of old material. As well, recycling gravel can actually be used multiple times, saving you a lot of money in the long run.

Implementing a gravel recycling program is relatively straightforward. Property managers or owners can designate an area for storing old gravel and arrange for a company specializing in gravel recycling to pick it up and process it. The recycled gravel can then be reused in landscaping or construction projects, eliminating the need to purchase new material.

How Going Green Can Save You Money

Incorporating green alternatives into your property maintenance routine can result in significant cost savings. As we’ve seen, switching to water-based cleaning solutions can help property managers or owners save money on purchasing traditional cleaning products, while composting yard waste eliminates the need to pay for disposal and can provide nutrient-rich soil for landscaping. And let’s not forget that recycling gravel reduces the cost of buying new material and disposing of old material.

These cost savings that come with incorporating green alternatives to your property and maintenance routine can be significant. For example, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, composting can save up to $100 per ton in disposal costs compared to landfill disposal.

In addition to short-term cost savings, incorporating green alternatives into your property maintenance routine can provide long-term financial benefits, such as attracting environmentally conscious tenants by reducing waste and minimizing overall environmental impact. And the best part? These changes can even improve the overall value of your property!

As property owners and managers, incorporating green alternatives into your maintenance routine is not only a responsible choice, but also an economically smart one. By utilizing environmentally friendly solutions for cleaning, composting yard waste, and recycling gravel, property managers can reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a healthier planet while saving money.

The financial benefits of incorporating green alternatives are significant and can result in cost savings both in the short and long term. By reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact, property managers can attract environmentally conscious tenants and improve the overall value of their properties.

At Naco Commercial Property Solutions, we are committed to helping property managers like you implement sustainable practices that benefit the environment and save you money in the long run.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can save you green by going green, please contact us today. Together, we can make a positive impact on our planet and ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Contact Naco Commercial Property Solutions today to get started on your journey toward a more sustainable future.

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