Allright ! Monsoons are here ! Time to smell the first rain, get romantic, snack up, have loads of cuppas, plan weekends, go shopping, and what not !! There are other kinds of people who keep brumming about the inconveniences caused by monsoon, like Traffic jam, dirty clothes, dirt in house and more. Well, Love it or hate it, you cannot the ignore monsoon season.
From dampening furniture to leaving a foul smell, there are countless problems that rains may cause to your home. A healthy home is the home to a healthy mind and body, and hence we have to ensure we take care of not just our home, but our terrace, surroundings, gardens, plants and all related things, properly.
Here, I am sharing some ideas that can help you keep your home safe and healthy during monsoon season-
Do a waterproofing check
Its always good to be prepared. So, before the monsoon season sets in, do a pre-monsoon check to make sure that none of your walls, ceilings, or doors have any leakage. Also, if your flat is right beneath the terrace, make sure you get it waterproof immediately. This is worth every penny spent as it will protect your house from molds and mildews.
Preserve wooden furniture and flooring
Wooden furniture and flooring are more prone to damage during the monsoon season to dampening and termite formation. To save them from any unwanted formations, wrap unused wooden furniture with plastic during this season. Also, wood furniture should be wiped using dry cloth instead of wet cloth; the same holds good for wooden flooring too.
Protect from Termites
The first thing, seal any gaps between your wooden flooring and walls to prevent termites. If you happen to see any termite, get it cleaned as early as possible through a professional cleaning service.
Keep your floors clean and dry
Floors also need maximum attention, during the monsoon season. Go for carpet shampooing, and if its proving to be expensive, secure them neat and tight in plastic covers for this season.
Disinfectant-based cleaning agents are recommended to wipe your floors.
Change linens often
Always keep your windows latched to prevent your curtains and home from getting wet. Your curtains, bed spreads, etc. needs to be changed more often in this season as they tend to get damp, so change them at least twice a week. Washing and drying these linens can be tedious, during monsoon, so use a professional laundry service for them to make them safe and colorful.
Remove drain clogging
This season makes one vulnerable to a lot of water-borne diseases. Therefore, it is advisable to check if all the drains are clean and free of any clogs.
Secure all loose electrical lines
Electricity and water is a bad combination; it can be really fatal. So ensure to secure any loose lines in place. Also, during heavy, thunderous storms, disconnect sensitive electrical appliances like television, internet modems, personal computers, refrigerators, etc.
Take care of your plants
As much as you can, take care of your home to keep it clean during this season. Your garden also deserves the same attention so weed your lawns, pull them up and spray herbicide all over the ground. Moreover, if there are any trees around the house, you must trim the branches. These heavy branches, hanging over your roof, can break and hit on your home during heavy storms.
Keeping your home, a happy home in monsoons can be tough. We should always rely on professional services to ensure that the things that needs proper attention, are taken care in that manner. Dr Fixit is a known name in Waterproofing solutions and are trusted since ages and years. Right from roof to structure to foundations, every nook and corner of your house shall be treated and waterproofed professionally. Read more about them here – http://www.drfixit.co.in/
Roff Tile and Stone fixing solutions are also a great professional decor service providing company and ensure your old home, or new constructions are treated alike, and the way they should be. Here is their website for more info – http://roff.in/.
In short, we should rely on professional services like Dr Fixit and Roff for keeping our homes monsoon ready, along with the basic ideas and steps shared above.