MONSOON PROOF YOUR HOME
Monsoon is one of the most exciting seasons of the year, when you feel maximum attachment to Nature, witnessing the raindrops kissing the surface of the mother earth. However, this happiness comes at a cost, the rainy season may cause damages to your building.
Walls and the roof are the most affected areas, but along with it, you should also keep in mind that the damp air can also cause large damage to your home accessories and furniture. Before the rains cost you innumerable repair charges, take precautionary measures before monsoon sets. Here we provide 10 tips which may help you to take care of your house.
1) PRE-MONSOON EXAMINATION
Examine your house properly before the onset of the monsoon season, and get the cracks and damaged tiles repaired to avoid seepage.
In case of any crack, a waterproof coating can be applied. Clean the rain water pipes occasionally to ensure smooth drainage of rain water from the roof. Call a plumber and replace rusted or broken drain. pipes.
It is essential to paint the walls of your house in the most correct manner. All exterior painting work should be carried out before the advent of monsoon. The choice of the paint is crucial as it not only protects the wall from downpours but also prevents the rainwater from seeping through the walls. Try to use waterproof paints and the addition of a water sealant, which works as a protective layer on concrete walls.
Repaint metal-framed doors and windows to avoid rusting as well as stop the rain from seeping though them. Wooden doors and windows swell up during monsoon if they are not properly fixed. Call a carpenter before the rainy season to fix them properly.
5) ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS
Get an electrician to check all electrical connections and outside electric switches to see if they are exposed to rain. Cover them without any delay to avoid chances of electric shock or short-circuit. Additionally, repair all damaged electric cords for a safer environment at home during monsoon.
Install ventilators to curb dampness in high humid areas of your house that would ensure a humidity-free healthy environment.
7) INSECT PREVENTION
Keep an eye on insects during monsoon. It’s not just flies and mosquitoes, but termites or even ants can cause damage to buildings. Adhere to some natural ways to get rid of them than using chemicals. A professional can help you.
8) FURNITURE CARE
Furniture and wooden finishes including cub boards and railings can get musty or even damage due to fungus or termite infest. Put camphor balls, Neem leaves or cloves in the cupboards and closets to protect inside clothes and other valuable items from dampness. Make sure you clean them often with dry clothes or vacuum throughout the wet season.
Make sure that the drainage in the house or apartments checked in regular intervals to avoid any blocks or over flows.
10) MOIST FREE INTERIORS
Sunlight is minimal during monsoon, so replace heavy summer drapes with lacy translucent curtains to get as much sunlight as you can. Moist inside the houses, not only creates bad odor, but can spoil your walls, wall hangings and furniture.
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