How to Take Care of Your House During the Monsoon Season
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.
Get the outside house walls painted with weatherproof 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.
Get the drainage system checked and cleaned if necessary before the monsoon sets in. Getting a rain gutter made near the house will ensure the easy flow of the rainwater into it.
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 a bamboo mat or acrylic carpets.
Do not cover the windows with heavy curtains during monsoon. Because of the low intensity of light, these heavy curtains will cause less natural light to come in.
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.
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.
The chances of electrical failures during monsoons is always more. It is better to get all electrical supply checked before the monsoon.
Also, ensure all the electric wires are properly insulated to prevent leakage of electricity and possible mishaps.
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