Don’t we all love the rains and how eagerly have we waited for the monsoon skies this year! The fragrance of earthy petrichor, the pitter-patter of raindrops on our window sill, and finally relief from a hot and humid summer! Though with monsoons also comes the need of protecting your home and proofing it for the next few months to safeguard it from any extremities.
Our 5 simple and long-lasting ways of caring for your home include:
Inspect Gaps and Cracks
Inspect your home meticulously for cracks or gaps in seals around doors and windows and repair them immediately to keep rainwater out. Additionally, ensure that your roof is in good condition and seal any leaks promptly.
Invest in Waterproofing
Invest in good quality waterproofing measures to protect your home from water damage. Apply waterproof sealants on external walls, roofs, and window frames to prevent water seepage.
Insulate Electrical Systems
Ensure that all electrical connections and wires are properly insulated. If your neighbourhood is prone to flooding, elevate electrical switches, sockets, and appliances to a safe height. You may want to consider installing a residual current device (RCD) or ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to provide additional protection in case of a heavy downpour.
Air the Living Room
In the monsoons keep your living room adequately ventilated by opening windows and using fans or dehumidifiers to circulate air. Good ventilation is essential to prevent dampness build-up in nooks and corners, on wooden floors and in furniture. It will help maintain a healthy indoor environment.
Cover the furniture to protect them from potential water damage. And for wooden furniture, consider using furniture polish or wax to create a protective barrier against moisture.
As said by John Ruskin, ‘Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.’
At Palava City, we want our residents to take pleasure in spending time with their families in their snug homes while sipping tea and admiring the enchanted rain showers and the verdant surroundings. Hope these tips come in handy to keep your homes rain proof and have a pleasant monsoon vibe.