The monsoon season provides welcome relief from the sweltering Indian summer. The rain’s sound, smell, freshness, and coolness bring peace. However, the monsoon season also brings with it wet interiors, leaks, and other negative consequences. Here are some things to keep in mind during the monsoon season to prepare your home.
Carpets and rugs that are clean
Clean your carpets at least twice a week during the rainy season. To keep your home clean and dry, invest in a good quality doormat that absorbs moisture and dust. Think about using bamboo mats or acrylic rugs. To avoid the accumulation of excess moisture and dirt, keep the storage area for umbrellas, shoes, and raincoats clean.
Allow Light to Enter
Use sun shades or screens during the monsoon to keep rain from entering your home through the balcony or windows. However, ensure that there is enough lighting. Allow fresh air into your home by completely ventilating it. During the monsoon season, wet clothes are frequently left in our rooms to dry; in such cases, turn on the fan to quickly dry them. Choose a long-lasting material that is water-resistant and has a quick-drying mechanism for windows.
Use Pest Control
The best option is to hire a pest control service during the monsoon season. Use insect repellents and disinfectants to keep cockroaches, mosquitos, and other pests at bay. Your home is likely to be affected if you live in a densely populated area. The best time to use repellents is during the early monsoon. This allows for the destruction of nests and colonies at an early stage, making it more effective and monsoon-ready.
Take care of your kitchen and other areas of your home during the rainy season. Interiors should also be safeguarded, especially if you have wooden cabinets. Foods exposed to fungus in your kitchen are more likely to spoil. So keep them in airtight glass jars or good plastic containers. Allow sunlight to penetrate your kitchen to keep moisture at bay.
Humidity and Moisture Protection for Furniture
Monsoon maintenance can take a long time. If you live in a rainy climate, however, your furniture will require special care. Wipe your furniture down to keep it dry. Clean your floor and other areas of your home with antibacterial fluid, and keep your furniture in good condition.
Our home is one of the most important investments we make. Home insurance is always recommended for adequate home protection. Make sure your home insurance covers floods and other risks if you live in a rainy or disaster-prone area. Don’t make yourself feel bad later.