The rain releases us from the heat but it’s a season when our home and family needs special care and attention. From damp clothes and furniture to dirty floors, the monsoons get really messy. No matter how much we all enjoy getting drenched in the rains; one always longs for the warm cosy corner of the house.
During the monsoons most of us, keep the windows shut to be water free. While it is a good habit, but make sure to open up the windows as soon as the rain stops to let the sunlight enter the room. This removes dampness and moisture from home.
It is better to roll away fancy carpets and opt for quick-dry rugs instead if you love decorating the floor. Always go for easy breathable furnishings as opposed to velvets and other luxurious fabrics and we can store them away till the next festive season arrives.
Always have an electrician on fast dial or let him check and fix all faulty or worn-out wiring immediately. Buying a few power surge protectors for appliance and other gadgets are safely so that they aren’t affected when lightning strikes all of a sudden. It is good to have an emergency light handy.
Move the green beauties (the plants) out of indoors for the monsoon and watch them grow and flourish. Once the rainy season is over, trim them nicely and bring them in.
Dripping roofs cause needless hassles and ruins monsoons. It is advisable to repair the leaks in the roofs and walls of the house. There are coatings to fix leaks in the roofs. A temporary solution is to cover the damaged roofs with plastic sheets, but the best thing is to use adhesives and sealants for sealing openings in the roof, & walls by #DrFixit products such as Dampguard, Raincoat and Wonderproof. The tiles at bathrooms or kitchen which have complains can be grouted with way out from #Roff which provides solutions related to tiles, waterproofing and sanitary issues. You can contact them to get it fixed.
Rains bring in the problem of poor sanitary during heavy rainfall. Therefore, it is important that you take of your drainage system and repair damages as soon as possible. It is good to use neem leaves, cloves or naphthalene balls inside cupboards to prevent growth and entrance of pests.
Water is a vital part of our lives and during monsoons, everyone sweats more and minerals are flushed out from our bodies, to prevent this, it is important to have purified water or always boil water before drinking as 97% of viruses and bacteria as killed during boiling. Uninterrupted rains makes the body temperature drop abruptly, it is important to for us to have hot drinks or foods like hot soups, milk, chocolate milk, healthy noodles and herbal teas which keeps the digestion balanced while keeping our bodies warm. The monsoon is hard on the stomach and throat too. Home-made fresh juices, warm drinks like honey lemon tea, green tea up immunity. Monsoon is unavoidable arriving yearly; to make sure you are prepared for the season, invest in some good rain wear before the monsoon starts such as wide and strong umbrellas, raincoats, gumboots, an extra pair of socks and handkerchiefs.
With rains comes the lethal flu, viral fevers, dengue fever, malaria fever which is caused by mosquitoes or flies who culture in the water deposited nearby houses. To avoid these lethal diseases, do not keep any utensil or matter in open that may store water. Have familiarity of the symptoms for these diseases and immediately consult a doctor in case you find the same symptoms in your family members.
With this we are more than ready to handle monsoon and everything else that comes with it. All these useful tips for home care will definitely make you experience comfortable living with the rains. Prevention is always better than cure; my advice is to keep your eyes open when the rainy season comes calling. Happy and Healthy Monsoons!
“This post is written for Happy Homes Blogging Contest in association with Dr Fixit and Roff India at The Happy Homes”
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