Seasonal Home Maintenance: Monsoon Checklist
In spite of providing the much-needed relief from the scorching summer and bringing back greenery in our surroundings, monsoon can be a nightmare for your home if you are not fully prepared for the torrents ahead.
Therefore, we need to be prepared before the arrival of monsoon. Kerala’s most trusted builder, Veegaland Homes, is here to help you out with some hacks which can ensure that your home is not going to be affected by the forthcoming downpour.
1. Check your roofIf you’re living in an independent apartment, house or villa, you should do a thorough check of your roof for leakages and cracks. Water rings, mold, or drip spots could indicate that repairs are essential for your roof. A Waterproof coating can be applied in case of any cracks.
Cleaning and unclogging the roof gutters and pipes to ensure the smooth flow of rainwater and replacing the rusted or broken pipes are also essential.
2. Check the wallsCheck the walls, which are the basic structural element for any home, for cracks, dampness, or water rings. Cracks can be filled with waterproof mortar, plaster of paris, or any other similar material. One can also opt for the damp block solutions to bridge cracks in the walls and avoid water seepage through them.
Painting the walls with a damp proofer, which is a waterproof paint and is also decorative, can also provide optimal exterior and interior protection.
3. Seal gaps and leakagesDetect gaps and loose hinges that prevent your doors and windows from shutting properly and seal them on time to avoid water seeping into your home. Repainting metal-framed doors, windows, grills and frames will also ensure the surface to stay dry and rust-free, stopping the rainwater to seep through.
As the wooden doors and windows tend to swell up, have them fixed before the monsoon so that they can be shut properly.
4. Check electric componentsAs water and electricity can be a dangerous combination, it is critical to check all electrical connections and external electric switches to see if they are exposed to rain. Exposed sockets and wiring can result in electric shock or short-circuit, which can be hazardous for you and your family.
Therefore, perform all the essential electric maintenance before the monsoon and make sure to use electrical tape to cover any hanging wires or fixtures.
5. Prevent insect infestationThe humid environment that comes along with monsoon is perfect for the growth of certain insects and bothering creatures. While most of these insects are harmless, some of them can ruin your furniture, walls and also spread diseases.
Installing mosquito nets to your windows will ensure ventilation while preventing mosquitoes and other insects from entering your home. You can also use some of the chemical or natural solutions to get rid of such insects.
6. Pack away carpetsMonsoon isn’t a great time to lay down your costly rugs and carpets, not just because they can be soiled by dirt, but as they can also be prone to mold and fungus due to the constant dampness and increased humidity.
Therefore, it is recommended to roll them up, cover in plastic sheets, and store in a dry area.
7. Maintain furnitureMaintaining the overall condition of furniture is not that difficult or tedious, as you may think. One easy way to protect your furniture is by using water-resistant glue. Keeping a distance between the wall and furniture could also help in preventing the damage caused by the absorption of moisture seeping through the walls.
Cleaning the dust that settles on the furniture using a dry cloth, placing naphthalene or camphor balls within desks, drawers or wardrobes can also help get rid of moisture.
Now that you are well aware of these hacks which can make sure that your home is not going to be affected by the monsoon, let us help you find your dream home. Led by the business magnate and philanthropist Kochouseph Chittilappilly, since it’s inception, Veegaland Homes has proven competence in delivering quality apartments in Kochi, built with state-of-the-art construction ideas and world-class amenities. Being the most reliable builders in Kerala, along with the class, our flats in Kerala ensure safety and security for you and your family.
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