Rainy weather is a great time to curl up in a blanket with some coffee and a great book. Everything looks rejuvenated and pristine as the rain washes everything clean. However, it is a totally different story when it comes to your house. The damp walls and ceiling, leakages, and moisture can really take a toll of your house during the season.
While you are busy updating your cupboard, don’t forget that your house needs waterproofing or it will be a disaster to deal with later. To save yourself troubles from the monsoon, use these techniques to waterproof your house this rainy season.
Check for leakages
The first thing you need to do is check whether there is any leakage from your roof. Go through the ceiling and search carefully, and if you find any damp spots, get them fixed quickly before they worsens.
Check your electric appliances
You don’t want to spoil your electric appliances because of rain. Make sure the wires and appliances are in right condition, and if they are not, get them fixed. Using damaged electric appliances could lead to bigger damages if the rain seeps through your walls and interferes with electricity wirings of your house.
Waterproof windows and doors
Wooden doors and windows tend to soak up the moisture and swell up. It becomes really difficult to maneuver doors and windows because of the problem. Use a moisture proof solution on your doors and windows before the monsoon hits.
Put away the curtains and carpets
Dirty carpets doubled with moisture can create an unhealthy atmosphere to live in. It can attract insects and bacteria which can make you sick and same goes for thick curtains. Pack away your carpets and replace thick curtains with thin curtains.
Clean drainage system
When it rains, you need to ensure that the water flows easily through the drains because if the water collects, it can spread diseases. Check your roof and other drains to see whether they are functioning well and are not clogged. If they are clogged, clean them thoroughly.
Clean shoe rack
It is a no-brainer that your shoes are going to become muddy and filthy during the season. It will result in equally dirty shoe rack. Make it a point to clean the shoe rack regularly during the season to prevent it from breeding diseases.
Clean your backyard
Avoid water from collecting anywhere near your house. Take a stroll around your backyard and check whether there is anything that might potentially collect water or dirt. Clean your backyard thoroughly if you do find anything of that sort.
Waterproof your furniture
Your wooden furniture can get cracked or lose its luster during the monsoon because of the moisture. To prevent it from happening, use the moisture-proof solution on it to keep the moisture from affecting the furniture.
Cover your balcony
If you live in an apartment, your balcony needs to be taken care of as well. You won’t be able to store things in it if the water comes pouring out of your balcony. Plastic sheets can be used to cover the balcony. It will keep water from coming inside the balcony.
Keep the entrance clean
One thing that we tend to forget is that keeping dirt and moisture comes mainly from the front door. When you go out and come back with muddy shoes, you are bringing all the dirt inside your house. Use good quality doormats that will catch all the dirt and water from outside.
Umbrellas and raincoat hangers
You need a place to hang your raincoats and umbrellas to dry so that they are not sprawled at random spots in your house. Pick a place where you can place a hanger or a catcher for your raincoats and umbrellas. It will keep your house clean and hygienic.
It is important that there is air flowing through the house so that the moisture doesn’t get trapped inside. After it stops raining, open your windows and push aside the curtains so that the air can pass freely. It will prevent dampness and moisture lock which can cause illnesses.