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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 16 Nov 2011
Spending most of the year under the scorching sun, one can’t wait for the monsoons to fill our hearts with the joy of rain. But these rains can also put your family in a spot of bother, as they can pose damage to your home like water leaks, power cuts, swelling of woods, water logging etc.
So, here are 10 precautionary and preventive measures that would protect your home from the severity of rain.
- Power cuts are common during monsoons. So have your invertors and generators checked so that your family might not spend time in dark.
- Make sure that your electrical wiring and earthing are safe and secure. If you find any problem, immediately contact a professional.
- When it pours put, always unplug your electronic items. This would protect your television, computer and other electronics from any unexpected lightning storm.
- Have your windows fixed with designer tarpaulin sheets; this prevents water from rain to enter your home through the windows.
- Be ready with Plaster of Paris or white cement, if there is any spot of leakage in the wall or ceiling immediately fix it up with these materials.
- Make sure there is enough cross ventilation and fresh air entering in; otherwise it can leave your family with a feeling of dampness.
- Check your drainage systems for any clot; if not the overflow of drainage water can lead to several diseases.
- Guard against mosquito breeding by not allowing water to stagnate around your home.
- Monsoons can bring great damage to your wooden doors, ranging from termites to getting swelled up in moisture. So have your doors well-polished and avoid moisture entering it.
- Make sure that you have your house cool and dry. This can serve as a barricade for the entry of cockroaches and termites.
So, have these above ideas at heart, use them and protect your home in the best way, during monsoon. In addition to these above home safety tips you can also ensure extra protection to your home with Royal Sundaram’s Home Insurance.
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