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Is Your Home Monsoon Ready?

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 08 Jul 2013

Monsoon is a time when we are supposed to take extra care of our belongings and our home should be the first thing in our mind when it comes to protecting our assets from heavy rains and damp air. Here are few handy tips to help you keep your home and its interiors ready for monsoon:

  • Use weather-proof paint to keep the exterior walls free of damage caused by dampness and moisture. Also, you can use water-sealant on concrete. The best method is to use a weather coat for your exterior walls after using a water-sealant on it.
  • Use water-proof paint on the metal-framed doors and windows to keep them from rusting. Ask the carpenter to fix up loose hinges of the wooden doors, if any, to keep it from swelling up during rains.
  • Remove debris from the drains and outlets which may lead to water-logging. Check for any rusted or damaged drain pipes in your balcony or terrace and mend them immediately to avoid leakage of water. Use tarpaulin sheets to keep your balconies dry during heavy downpour.
  • Get your electrician to check the wiring and connections of your home thoroughly. Replace or repair the damaged or broken wires immediately and avoid using multi-plug bars, as this may lead to short-circuit.
  • Keep the leather of your sofa clean and damp-free and use translucent and lacy curtains which let the sunlight in.
  • Keep away your thick fabric carpets in plastic covers and replace them with bamboo mats or moisture-resistant acrylic sheets. Keep your house floor clean from mud with foot rugs and mats.

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