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How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

Last updated: September 17 2019
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  • #11

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    Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

    movedin that's what I want to know. Have been searching online too but there is so much of information that confuses.

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    • #12

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      Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

      mmalhot - to be frank, there isn't much that can be done if the exteriors are not taken care of, except for using waterproof paint and filling up cracks. Paint companies will tell a lot of solutions but the fact remains that external cracks should be taken care of first. In case of internal seepage not emerging from exteriors, the source should be identified and taken care of.

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      • #13

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        Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

        Cosmochen yes, that is a fact. However, we can take care of small things that can help safeguard our homes during the monsoons. There are some handy monsoon tips online. Will be sharing some shortly.
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        • #14

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          Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

          Thanks Malvish

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          • #15

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            Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

            Monsoon Tip 1:

            Check and Repair all leakages: Check for visible signs of gaps or cracks on the ceilings, especially around the corners. Do the same for the walls. Look out for water rings, molds or discoloration. Get all such cracks and leakages repaired at the earliest. If you notice that such leakages are resulting from leakages in the flat above you, bring it to their notice and work out a mutual plan to benefit both (though this is where it gets tricky).
            Last edited September 11 2019, 12:41 PM.
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            • #16

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              Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

              Thanks for sharing Malvish you are right when you that getting the leakage repaired mutually is a tricky part. I haven't seen other room owners ready to spend on repairing a leakage that's not affecting them in the first place.

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              • Malvish
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                Yes, that is something that needs to be worked out mutually.
            • #17

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              Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

              Monsoon Tip 2:

              Check electric wires and components: Make sure that there are no naked wires or cords that are not insulated properly as they amount to a majority of power failures during the monsoons. Get them insulated properly or get new cords or mounting boxes. Also, ensure that none of the electrical connections and open electric switches are exposed to rain or seepage in the walls as they may lead to short-circuits and in some cases electric shocks.
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              • #18

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                Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

                Monsoon Tip 3:

                Cleaning of wooden furniture: During the rainy season, fungus can render wooden furniture and finishings musty or destroy them extensively. Make it a rule to clean the often with a dry cloth or with a vacuum cleaner. Also, put camphor balls, neem leaves or cloves to keep away dampness in the cupboards and closets.
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                • #19

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                  Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

                  Monsoon Tip 4:

                  Protect metal doors and window frames from rusting:
                  Metal frames of doors and windows can rust to a great extent during the monsoons and hence repainting them would be advisable. It helps avoid rusting as well as rainwater seepage. Also, wooden doors and windows can swell up if not fixed properly. if rain water seeps in despite shutting the windows, fix a rubber lining between the sliding of the window to seal any unwanted gaps.
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                  • #20

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                    Re : How to maintain your house in the monsoons?

                    Monsoon Tip 5:

                    Keep insects away: The monsoons also bring along a host of insect related problems and it is not just flies and mosquitoes but also termites and ants that do more damage to the walls and furniture. It is always advisable to rope in a pest control service on the onset of monsoons or even before that. Care should be taken not to use chemicals that may cause harm to the house and people in general.

                    Also, windows made of UPVC and an in-built mesh system can help keep insects away as they are termite-proof and better than wooden windows in some ways.
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