THE rainy season brings the pleasant weather with it. You will feel a fantastic attachment with nature when you witness the raindrops touching the dry surface longing for it.
The smell of fresh rain will transport you to a whole new world. However, as you know, everything has two sides. Heavy rain can cause severe damage to your building.
Roof and walls are the most affected areas because of their direct exposure to water. All the more, damp air can cause massive damage to your accessories and furniture as well. It’s a smart move to buy home insurance in the wet and gloomy weather to avoid paying a bomb on repairs. Our home has a special place in our hearts. We take special care of everything that makes our home beautiful, be it wall hangings or antique pieces. Protect these valuables with a comprehensive home insurance policy. There are several vital points that we should keep in mind before indulging in preparation for a monsoon-ready house. Here are top 10 tips that will help you take care of your house in the rainy season.
- Pre-rainy season examination
Study your house correctly before the onset of the rainy season. Also, get the cracks and damaged tiles repaired to avoid seepage.
Examine the roof and terrace to see if there is any leakage or crack. If you see any crack, act immediately and apply a waterproof coating on it. To ensure smooth drainage of rainwater from the roof, clean the rainwater pipes every once in a while.
Moreover, you can also call a plumber to replace rusted or broken drain pipes.
- Paint to prepare
The walls of your house need to be painted in the right manner. All exterior painting work should be finished before the advent of monsoon. Also, choosing the right paint plays a crucial role.
External paint not only prevents the rainwater from seeping through the walls but also protects the wall from extreme downpours.
It’s advisable to use a waterproof paint along with water sealant to add a protective layer on concrete walls.
- Doors and windows
To avoid rusting and prevent rainwater from seeping through metal-framed doors and windows, you should repaint them with good quality paint.
Also, wooden doors and windows swell up during the raining season if they are not fixed properly.
- Electrical connections
An electrician is your reliable companion to get your home monsoon-ready. Call an electrician to get all electrical connections checked.
Also, get the external electronic switches checked to see if they are exposed to rain. Cover those connections and switches to avoid the chances of electric shock or short-circuit. Also, repair all damaged electrical cords to ensure a safer environment at home during monsoon.
Install ventilation to ensure a humidity-free healthy environment at home. Ventilators help in curbing dampness in high humid areas of your house.
- Insect prevention
Insects can make monsoon unpleasant and itchy. Yes! You heart it right. Keep an eye on insects to avoid falling sick during rains.
Termites and ants can damage your furniture and other expensive wooden pieces. You can adhere to natural ways to get rid of them or call a professional for help.
- Furniture care
Furniture, wooden doors and windows, cupboards, drawers, and other wood finishes can get musty or damaged due to fungus or termite infest. Use camphor balls, neem leaves, or cloves to protect clothes and other valuable items from dampness. Make sure to keep your house clean throughout the wet season.
Get the drainages cleaned in regular intervals to avoid any blocks or overflows.
- Moist free interiors
Rains mean minimal sunlight. Replace all heavy summer drapes with lacy translucent curtains to get as much sunlight as you can.
Humid and wet ambiance not only create foul odour but also damage wall hangings and furniture. — reliancegeneral.co.in