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Monsoon care

While everyone loves the rainy season, it can also take a heavy toll on buildings and the quality of life if proper precautions are not taken.

To begin with, check for blocked drainage on the roof, and apply waterproofing in areas where leakages usually take place. Carry out any major renovation or repairs either before or after the season.

Prepare for power outages with recharged batteries and flash lights. Keep them in a place where you can easily find them during emergencies. Keep a fresh stock of candles and matchboxes as well. Electronic devices such as computers and refrigerators are prone to damage due to voltage fluctuations. Add a surge protector to keep your important electronic devices safe.

Wooden furniture and cupboards can be badly affected by dampness and onslaught of termites. As a precaution, clear out obstacles to cross-ventilation. Camphor balls are good for protecting cupboards and clothes from humidity. To get rid of termites, engage a professional termite control service.

Drying clothes inside the house can increase dampness. So investing in a washing machine with a tumble dryer can save you time and also keep your house free from excess moisture. Rugs and carpets take a heavy hit during the monsoon. Vacuum cleaning helps to remove dirt as well as moisture. Keep the rugs rolled up and covered with plastic. If your floor is hardwood, use wax to create a protective layer.

By taking these simple precautions, you can protect your home and enjoy a hassle-free monsoon season.