Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How to Prepare Your Home for the Rainy Season

Experiencing most of the heavy rains in a region where usual monsoon and typhoons come along might be something to be alert about.  And with the rainy season just around the corner, it is important to take a few simple precautions to ensure that you, your family and your homes are safe.

House Roof

One of the most important features in your house is your roof, which gives you shelter and cover. Make sure that it has no holes or leaking and have it checked regularly or if you have suspected defects in it. You can ask for your maintenance man around your community to double-check your roof to see if there are portions that needed repair. You can also have your roof repainted to coat it and have it protected from rust that may cause damage to your rooftop.


Your walls are important parts of your house since it is where the strength comes from, along with the beams that hold everything. In order to secure that your walls are well built and have no defects, make sure to check if there are no termite infestations that are inside those walls, not mentioning the quality of the materials used.

Have those walls painted as well and use a quality brand paint that will suit your needs. Choose wall paints that are waterproof and won’t cause them to produce bubbles. It is also a must that you consider using lacquer coating with anti-fungal ingredients to avoid your walls having molds especially the outside walls.


Floors are ideally built higher than the porch to avoid rainwater that will come inside your house. It is also important that your floors are properly made from quality materials and if possible are not slippery to avoid accidents to children and the elderly.

When the rainy season comes, it is inevitable for your floors to become dry especially when you let your wet shoes in. See to it that wooden floors are properly polished to prevent moisture from building up. Make sure to clean your floors with clean fabric to avoid being dirty.


For your furniture at home, make sure that they are properly polished so that they are also protected from moist and decay especially those, which are made from wood. You can also vacuum those furnishings to avoid being musty especially during the monsoons.


Power boxes and exposed electrical wires should be safe. Having these secured would prevent you from experiencing power outages and other electrical issues that may lead to extensive maintenance. It is also important to check on your outdoor lights and see if cables are still intact. We can never expect a short circuit until the worst comes. And by saying that, you may also need flashlights, batteries and charged up lamps so it is a must to prepare these things every time.

Windows and Doors

Especially those with glass windows, it is important to have these things checked whether they are still good or if there are visible cracks. Check if they are in need of replacements or repairs. It is essential to be more cautious especially if the weather is not good and typhoons are often experienced in the area.

Doors also needed to be checked if there are gaps when closed and if water can enter into the premises. It is better to check into these to avoid causing leaks and intrusion.


Throughout the course of the year, gutters are often filled with leaves, branches or debris. These should be cleaned from time to time to avoid clog that may lead to rain water to not flow properly, which can cause flooding. Leaking on windows may also happen due to the water dripping down from clogged drains or gutters and can damage paint over time. Sought help from your maintenance folks on how to handle this situation for your rain check preps.

These are just a few reminders and tips for you to keep in mind especially now that we are approaching the rainy season. What is more important is your safety amidst the calamities and natural dangers that are springing up. It is better to be prepared at all times!

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