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How To Take Care Of Your House During The Monsoon Season

Updated on May 26, 2016
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Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years breeding layer and broiler parents.

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Taking Care Of The Home And Interiors During The Rainy Season

Renovation of the house is best done before the monsoon sets in or after it is over.

Here are some tips to keep the home and its interiors at their best even during the rainy season.

Care Of Wooden Almirahs

Putting camphor in wooden almirahs and shelves reduces the moisture in the wood. It also keeps the clothes safe from insects.

Keeping cloves also prevents smell problems associated with dampness in clothes.

Wooden Doors And Windows

Because of the excess moisture in the air wooden doors and windows tend to absorb moisture and swell. Oil can be used to prevent this. Apply wax to the hardwood floors to protect it from the excess moisture.

Vacuum the carpet at least once a week. This way the carpet will not smell of dampness.

Bathroom Tiles, Iron Frames, Grills

Take care that all gaps between the bathroom tiles are sealed and filled. Paint all grills, metal door and window frames with a fresh coat of paint. This will prevent them from rusting.

House Painting

Get the outside house walls painted with weather proof paint. Coat the internal walls of the house with a coat of waterproof/resistant product before painting. This block all small pores in the walls.

Drainage System

Get the drainage system checked and cleaned if necessary before the monsoon sets in. Getting a rain gutter made near the house will ensure easy flow of the rain water into it.

Carpets

It is best to roll the expensive carpets and cover them up in plastic sheets to keep them safe from moisture. Try to replace them with bamboo mat or acrylic carpets.

Do not cover the windows with heavy curtains during monsoon. Because of low intensity of light these heavy curtains will cause less natural light to co

Leather Sofas

Clean the leather sofas regularly during the rainy season to prevent fungus from developing on them. Also, do not keep potted plants inside as it increases dampness in the house.

The Garage

Clean the garage before the rains set in. Also, ensure that all leakages from the roof are plugged and repaired and there is no way for rainwater to come in.

This will keep your car and other vehicles safe from moisture.

Electrical Wiring

The chances of electrical failures during monsoons is always more. It is better to get all electrical supply checked before monsoon.

Also, ensure all the electric wires are properly insulated to prevent leakage of electricity and possible mishaps.

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    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      16 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Glad you like the tips Peggy. They might be useful just in case. Thanks for stopping over.

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      Peggy Woods 

      16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      While we do not get monsoons here in Houston it is a hot and humid climate. We do at times get flooding rains however and the occasional tropical storm and/or hurricane. Your tips are good ones. Like Mary wrote, I had never heard of using cloves in closets or drawers. I do like the smell of cloves.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      17 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for stopping by Blond. I hope the cloves work for you.

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      Mary Wickison 

      19 months ago from Brazil

      Although we don't get monsoons here in Brazil, we have a wet season with high humidity.

      That humidity, as you mention, can cause a problem. I didn't know about using cloves in wardrobes and drawers. I will try that because I don't like the smell of moth balls (camphor).

      The rainy season always highlights jobs which weren't done well or forgotten about and get added to the list of ongoing repairs needed.

      Currently, our road, is almost impassable for small cars, due to the sand/clay being washed during this year's rain.

      Thanks for these ideas, I will put them to good use.

    • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      @lions44, monsoon season is pretty bad in certain parts of India. It makes sense to make preparations ahead to get through it with as little problem as possible.

      @Bill, commuting to work is the biggest problem that is faced in big metro cities especially where water tends to inundate the rail tracks as well as roads. It's like scaling a mountain.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Best wishes to you and yours during that season. We live in a part of the world that simply does not get extreme weather, so I have no idea what it must be like.

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      CJ Kelly 

      2 years ago from Auburn, WA

      Interesting hub. Quite a problem. I do hope it starts to rain and cool down for you guys. It looks brutal right now. Stay well. Shared.

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