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.

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