Rain Barrels Help Homeowners in the St. Cloud, MN Area Put Rainwater to Use
When heavy rains pour down, your gutters work hard to direct that water away from the base of your home, sparing you from costly water damage. But did you know that all that water could be captured and reused for a variety of purposes? Rain barrels are an increasingly common system used by homeowners in the St. Cloud, Minnesota, area to take advantage of natural rainfall for extra supplies of water. LeafGuard® of St. Cloud is happy to install top-of-the-line rain barrels at your home.
How Rain Collection Barrels Work
Rain barrels are a very simple device that connects to your gutter’s downspouts to collect precipitation as it falls. The barrels store the water and can be used right away thanks to spigots affixed to their sides. Additionally, rain barrels can be equipped with screens to keep out debris and other contaminants. Once installed, rain barrels can provide a variety of benefits, such as:
- Reduce water cost — Rainwater is a cost-free way to have extra water on hand for many uses around your home such as watering your lawn and garden or washing your car or home, all without raising your water bill.
- Erosion prevention — Especially heavy rainfalls can lead to localized erosion near downspouts and driveways. By installing rain barrels, you can capture water in one area, preventing this erosion
- Storm runoff prevention — Rainfall of any level can carry pollutants into local waterways, but eco-friendly homeowners can limit this runoff with rain collection barrels.
Think LeafGuard of St. Cloud for all of Your Home’s Rainfall Management Needs
LeafGuard of St. Cloud has been providing the central and southeast MN area with award-winning service since 1996. We’re always ready to help you with your home’s gutter and rainfall needs. If you are interested in having rain barrels installed at your home, call us today!