The first installment of rains might have already hit the ground, but monsoon is still not over yet. And as Rain God continues to unleash havoc, and you seem to juggle between managing your home and navigating your way through bottleneck traffic (talk about monsoon woes!), it’s time to recheck your home’s health. We’ve put together a home checklist that will help you steer through September.
Add a Layer of Anti-Rust Coat
With rains continuing to be a constant companion, it is time you applied a layer of anti-rust treatment on your beautiful grills and wrought iron pieces. These days you get a variety of anti-corrosion treatment options in the form of sprays or liquids that can be applied over the existing paint.
Look Out for Dampness
The daily downpour can take a toll on your house. Check for damp spots and leaks around your house. Things like these need to be dealt with as soon as possible, to prevent them from turning into a bigger concern. So, call for help, if needed.
Secure Your Outdoor Areas
Cover the balcony and other outdoor areas of the house with a canvas canopy to protect them from the harsh rains. These areas often seem to have leakage issues due to water seepage during monsoons. So, don’t forget to waterproof these areas of the house. Also, don’t forget to cover the outdoor units of your ACs.
Get Rid of the Foul Monsoon Smell
Keep that damp smell from settling in your home. A fresh smelling home can instantly cheer you up, regardless of whether it’s pouring heavily outside. Use scented candles, homemade potpourri, and air fresheners to keep your house smelling good.
Bring Plants Indoors
Excess water can cause harm to plants. Ensure you bring all your potted plants inside to prevent rain damage.
Vacuum Your Upholstery
Now that all your doors and windows are mostly shut, you need to think about purifying the air. Vacuum clean all your upholstery pieces (don’t forget to vacuum under the cushions!) to prevent dust allergies.