After a blazing summer allied with high humidity which left you all sweaty, comes the chill and frigid monsoon with sprinkles, guaranteeing the joy of relief. Since monsoon is approaching make sure you sure your dream home is ready to take the toll. During monsoon we experience leaking walls, fungus on wooden furniture or wet floors. Here we provide 7 tips which may help you to take care of your house.
Check for the imperfections in doors, windows & air conditioner ducts
It is important to make sure that both doors and windows close and seal properly. Do not take it lightly as it can cause the leakage of rainwater inside your home and cause your discomfort. Air conditioner ducts can leave the trail of rainwater streaming across the surface of exterior walls. Plan and fix the problem while you are preparing your home for this rainy season.
When there is a crack on the roof, it leads to interminable dribbling inside your home. So, it is better to call in for the professional’s help to check and fix the cracks and chinks that are present on the roof. You can also provide a rainfall coating over the roof so that the rain water doesn’t ooze in.
Another important check to be made is the walls of your home. When the rains affect the exterior of the walls, it damages the walls thus paving the rain water to seep in and cause cracks. It could even result in the fungal growth, thus putting your family’s health on stake. This can be prevented by painting the walls with water proof paints and continuous monitoring of the walls twice a year.
Check the pipes and outlets
Do not be careless about pipes and outlets because they serve as a dwelling place for mosquitoes and other insects. It is highly recommended to check for clogs in the pipelines and unclog them. Don’t forget to seal off the pipeline leaks. The outlets needs to be cleaned then and there to make sure the home is pest-free.
Protection of wooden floor and furniture
Rainwater can debase and tarnish your costly wood-made furniture and floors. So make sure you protect them by covering them off with rain coat sheets, wax or polish to avoid the chances of getting them damaged from moisture and acidic rains.
Check for the faults in electrical based things
You need to make sure that all the electrical fittings are faultless before the outbreak of monsoon. When rains hit the defective electrical fittings, it can cause enormous damage right from voltage drop to power off.
Check the drainage system
Before the onset of monsoon rains, double check the drainage system and make sure the gutters are placed to the opposite direction of your home to prevent rainwater from entering your home. The drain has to be kept in check every day to prevent drain water from getting inside your home.
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