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10 everyday services gone green

By: Sidney Stevens on Dec. 12, 2011, 8:56 a.m.
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House painters

Those newly painted walls may spruce up your home, but they’re not exactly healthy for you or the planet — unless, of course, you hire a green painter. That’s a painter primed in the use of low- or no-VOC paints, eco-friendly cleanup and low-carbon operations. They’re not on every street corner, but you may find one by searching Google. Some national painting contractors also offer eco-friendly painting options in addition to their regular painting services, including Fresh Coat Painters and CertaPro Painters. Make sure to ask questions about a contractor’s green approach and get references.