Rainwater tanks are commonly-used in rural areas to collect clean water to be used for drinking. But just how clean is the water in your tank? Here's how to manage your rainwater tank system to make sure that your drinking water is safe and pure. Collection surfaces The water in your tank doesn't come straight from the sky; it arrives there via a series of collection surfaces. That means that if those surfaces are covered with chemical spray drift, bird or animal droppings, and leaf debris, all those contaminants will be running straight down into your rainwater tank.
Homeowners may rarely think about testing the indoor air quality of their home, perhaps reasoning that keeping windows open means they have all the fresh, healthy air they need. However, there are times when you may be suffering from poor air quality even to the point of endangering your health or that of your family. Never assume that because you cannot smell anything odd then the air in your home is clean, but note when you may need to have your home's air quality tested.
You may be considering drilling a bore well on your property in order to augment the municipal supply that you use and you do not know which method would be the best for drilling that bore well. Read on and learn some of the available methods that you can select from when you contact a well drilling professional. Using an Auger A hand auger has extendable rods that are rotated by a handle.
A thick, green, lush, healthy lawn is very attractive outside of any home, but as a homeowner, you may struggle to keep your lawn healthy and may neglect its overall upkeep and care. You also may not be overly concerned about the appearance of your home, but may also not realize the actual benefits of the grass or turf on your property. Before you go another weekend with big brown patches on your lawn or large bare spots that you think aren't very important, note a few surprising benefits of having a healthy lawn of green grass.
Schools and childcare facilities need to provide a conducive environment for the kids there. Children are playful, but letting them run around in the blazing sun can be dangerous for their health. The harmful UV rays and intense heat from the sun can in the end lead to health complications for children. That is one of the reasons that led to the popularity of shade sails. These structures aim to provide a cool shade even in the hottest of days.
When people talk about saving energy, they often get bogged down in the same topics – seal your drafty home, install a programmable thermostat, paint your roof white and similar tips are often shared. However, there are other ways to save energy. My name is Gina, and I run a small office. However, recently, I decided to let all of my team telecommute from home. They no longer waste fuel driving to work, which is great for the environment, and it is all possible thanks to phone systems that make it look like we are all in the same office. I also do other environmental things for my company. If you want tips or ideas on being more environmentally friendly with your business, check out these posts and enjoy.