How to clean up the broken energy-efficient bulbs safely

Energy-efficient bulbs contain mercury, which can be toxic if you contact with it. If you have broken an energy-saving bulbs, here are some tips how to clean up the broken energy-efficient bulbs safely.

  • First, turn off the lamp.
  • Small children and pets must leave the room immediately.
  • Close all doors, open the windows, and then leave the room for at least 15 minutes to ventilate it. If you have any air system or air-conditioner, shut them off immediately.
  • Put on disposable household gloves and collect all parts of the lamp after ventilation. Remove the rest with the help of damp kitchen towel and stiff paper.
  • Put everything that contacted with the broken lamp inclusive disposable household gloves and a kitchen towel into the glass container with a lid. Screw the lid tightly.
  • Throw the glass container into a trash container for toxic leftovers.
  • Never use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the lamp leftovers!
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Never put hot food in the refrigerator

Never put hot food in the refrigerator. First cool the food and after transfer it into a fresh plastic container. The fridge is made to keep stuff cool. If you put hot food in the refrigerator, it will have to work much harder to cool it, burn off a couple of hundred watts and wear down the compressor unit faster. Cooling outside can save you some money.

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Energy saving light bulbs save money

Energy saving light bulbs serve up to 10,000 hours and use up to 80% less electricity than incandescent bulbs. A 100-W. incandescent light bulb can be replaced with 20-W energy saving light bulb. Ten energy saving light bulbs could save you more than $50 per year in energy costs.

 

 

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