Home maintenance in monsoon

Home Maintenance in Monsoon

Here are some of the home maintenance tips which needs to cater during the monsoon season.

1. Don’t renovate home: In the monsoon season, it is best to avoid renovation work like painting walls and waterproofing. If you detect a renovation issue during the rainy season, get professional help to fix it.

2. Ventilate your home: Air conditioners and dehumidifiers will help reduce humidity levels inside your house. Also, to beat the musty smell, place potpourri in glass, ceramic or metal containers with a dab of essential oil. Scented candles are also good options.

3. Maintain wooden flooring: If you have wooden flooring, ensure that they are free from moisture and properly waxed (polished). This is important since the moisture content in hardwood floors tend to make them warp. Also, place sturdy, washable rubber mats on entry points of the house.Anti-Termite Treatment

4. Carpet care: Carpets need to be vacuumed regularly with cleaners to take away not only the dirt but also the moisture that seeps into the fiber and causes a musty smell. Rugs should be rolled up and wrapped properly in polyethylene sheets in the rainy season.

5. Termite control: Termite infestation is a major problem where water leakage or high humidity exists. As the rainwater creates moisture, check all damp places to find out termite invasion in the house and call pest control to get rid of them.

Source: htcity July 18, pg.3

Guneet Singh Khurana
Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds B.Arch degree from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in architecture. He has an extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of Archistudent.net (a resource portal dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.

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