How to Collect Rainwater without a Roof

How to Collect Rainwater without a Roof

What do you picture when you think of rainwater harvesting? For most people, it is the roof, gutters, and rain barrels. Of course, it is the most common method globally. But what if I told you it is possible to harvest rainwater directly from the sky, no roof, no gutters but at least with a … Read more

How to Store Rainwater for Plants

How to Store Rainwater for Plants

Did you know that for every inch it rains on a 1000 square foot roof, you can collect up to 600 gallons of rainwater? Unfortunately, most of this water goes to waste because of the unreliable storage options most homes use. It is pretty overwhelming, and our plants endure the worst during summertime, more so … Read more

How to Treat Rainwater for Drinking

How to Treat Rainwater for Drinking

Despite being beneficial for so many things, rainwater isn’t as pure as most of us might think. According to the center for disease control and prevention, rainwater can host parasites, viruses, bacteria, and harmful chemicals often linked to highly infectious disease outbreaks. But that’s not just it. Also, dust, smoke, and potentially dangerous heavy metals … Read more

How to Get Rain Water Away From House

How to Get Rain Water Away From House

Waking up to a house soaking in water is not what any homeowner would wish for. Despite being an avertable problem, most people still struggle with this menace. If the water continuously gets into your house, be sure of two things. First, there will be severe damages to your house, and second, you won’t escape … Read more

Pros and Cons of Rain Barrels

Pros and Cons of Rain Barrels

Despite being the most abundant resource globally, access to fresh water has always been a problem. Among the numerous water harvesting methods, rain barrels have stuck on over the years providing the much-needed resource during dry seasons. They capture rainwater from the roof and store it until when the droughts come. The water is then … Read more

How to Stop Water from Coming into the Garage

How to Stop Water from Coming into the Garage

Picture this scenario, you arrive home from a weeklong vacation, let’s say Miami. All smiles, you head into the house and decide to check if everything is as you left. You run into the garage and what meets your eyes is nothing short of bewildering. Alas! A pool of water right under your car. The … Read more

How to Stay Dry in the Rain without an Umbrella

How to Stay Dry in the Rain without an Umbrella

Early morning rains can prove to be a disaster, especially when it starts pouring moments after stepping out of your house. Showing up to work late with your clothes wet and shoes soaked up wasn’t what you hoped for the night before. Rains can be pretty unforgiving; worse is if you haven’t carried your umbrella. … Read more

How to Setup a Reverse Osmosis System for Aquarium

How to Setup a Reverse Osmosis System for Aquarium

A reverse osmosis system is a must for any aquarium enthusiast on the lookout for ideal water conditions for fish and other aqua life. Commonly referred to as the RO system, the process desalinates water and any other dissolved solid contaminants leaving behind purified water. Under high pressure, water is pushed through a semi-permeable membrane. … Read more

How to Remove Salt from Water at Home

How to Remove Salt from Water at Home

With the ever-increasing world population, the demand for freshwater continues to overstretch the supply. It is an essential resource that helps us run our day-to-day activities. We need fresh water for cooking, drinking, washing, and even for our animals. Its importance cannot be underestimated. Surprisingly about 71 percent of the earth’s surface is water, while … Read more

How to Read a Rain Gauge

How to Read a Rain Gauge

Meteorologists and hydrologists use the rain gauge to measure the amount of liquid precipitation in a given area over a certain period. Surprisingly, the use of rain gauges dates back to the fourth century BC among the Indians and the Jews. State treaties decreed that a rain gauge measuring 18 inches in diameter was to … Read more