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SUSTAINABLE NOSARA

YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS SUSTAINABLE IN NOSARA

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MAINTENANCE

GENERAL TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR PROPERTY

Annual maintenance and upkeep will reduce your long-term impact on the environment by reducing materials used and additional construction waste which is produced with renovations.

1

Trim back tree branches touching the roof at least twice a year to avoid attracting termites and add monkey bridges where you leave gaps.

2

Keep the area around your septic tank clear of large trees and impermeable surfaces.

3

Ventilate your home well in the rainy season. Use the "dry" feature of your AC unit or other dehumidifier to prevent mold growth.

4

Clean your gutters at least twice a year to remove leaves that might clog and cause rain to leak into your home.

5

Clean your grease trap every 3 months and your septic tank every 2 years.

6

Check for and remove termite trails leading from the ground to your building, and use lavender oil to treat wood that is attracting termites.

7

Don't use pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. Sprinkle some Diatomaceous Earth powder as an all-around natural insect deterrent.

DID YOU KNOW?

Tropical climate can be tough on your home. Proper maintenance will reduce your long-term impact by avoiding the need for renovations and the generation additional waste.

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Learn about and support local non-profits at the Amigos of Costa Rica website. Many local non-profits in the area do essential work due to the government’s limited funding and resources.
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