How to Prepare Your Home for Monsoons

During monsoons, you can stay healthy by taking preventive steps. But what about your home? In the rainy season, your home needs some protection too. Rain showers may bring a lot of happiness but they can also cause damage to certain parts of your home. These damages can sure be prevented by taking a few necessary steps before the rains arrive.How to Prepare Your Home for Monsoons

Inspect your Roof- It is advised to inspect your roof once a year and the best time is before the arrival of monsoon. A worn out roof can be the main reason for the water damages caused to your home. Any seepage or cracks in the roof will make the rainwater crawl into your house through walls. It will damage the walls as well as the adjoining furniture. Hence it is better to inspect in advance and get it fixed.

Check the Insides of your House

Inspecting only the roof is not enough, you also need to make sure that the house is perfect from inside. Check your ceilings, the walls adjacent to the doors and windows, floor cracks, etc. Fix them all before the rain shower begins.

Upgrade the Perimeter of Your House To avoid water from getting into your house from any of the 4 sides, regrade the entire perimeter with a two-inch-per-foot slope. This will keep the water from entering your house. Later, after the season is over, you can convert the same into a flower bed.

Clean the Gutters and Spouts

See if the water runs through the gutters and spouts of your home during heavy rains. This can clog your drains real bad. In such cases, bring a long corrugated plastic pipe and attach it to the spouts in your home. Set its exit at least 10 feet away from the home’s foundation.

Other Sources of Damage- The rain does not only cause water damage. If it comes with heavy storms it can result in other damages too. For example, if there is a huge tree, the dead branches may fall off during storms and can damage your house or vehicles. So clear away the dead branches and any such risky stuff around the house.

Just taking a close look at these risk areas and fixing them before the monsoons can save you big bucks in the long run. Prepare yourself and your home for rainy season and enjoy the joy of it to the fullest.

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