Home care is very crucial during the monsoons. To keep your valuable intact and damage free, you need to be cautious even if you have got a compact house insurance. Check out some interesting tips to keep your homes dry and safe when it’s raining cats and dogs outside.
Double check your roofs and floorings
Ensure to get your roof fixed, in case there is any damage. Leakages, breakages must be repaired on priority unless you want your home to be filled with water. Damaged roofs also lead to water seepage leaving patches on the wall on the first pour itself. If this is taken lightly, damage to household things like electronic items, crockery is bound to happen.
Keep a watch on termites
The dampening of walls during rains cause damage to furniture which leads to termites. It is best to get your home tested for termites. Termite control spray should be used even if a single termite is spotted. It can also be sprayed as a preventive measure. Special care needs to be taken if you have wooden flooring. The floor can be waxed which absorbs moisture.
Use waterproof paints in advance
The first thing that gets affected due to rains is the exteriors of the house. After rains, you might notice dullness on the exteriors of the house building. This is because generally, the heavy rain washes out the paint. To avoid this, waterproof paints can be used.
Safeguard the electric system
A thorough check of the electrical system should be done to by a trained electrician in the electrical grounding system. Make sure to properly cover the joints and ensure quality wires for the household electrical items. If your electricity box is near the window or at a place where it might get wet, cover it with a plastic and keep it closed.
Avoid rugs & carpets at home
It is best to avoid anything fancy things during the monsoons. The chances of it getting spoilt increases because of the rains. Carpets and rugs get spoilt due to moisture and become smelly. Store them till the monsoons are over.
Few other things to keep in mind:
Try to avoid anything made of paper or cardboard during monsoons. If it gets dampened it might retain moisture and due to excessive moisture, they easily get spoilt. If at all you have cardboard boxes at home, do not keep them on the floor. Place them at a higher altitude to avoid spoilage.
Do not shut the windows! Even though it is advised to shut the windows when it is raining, open the windows to allow daylight inside the room. It reduces humidity and removes dullness inside the home. Spread Silica gel powders in cupboards and drawers. They are essential moisture absorbers. If you couldn’t get silica gels, a simple alternative for these would be neem leaves. Spread a few leaves in your cupboard to avoid smelly clothes. Use a layer of paper to avoid neem leaves contacting the clothes.