The monsoon tends to bring with it a whole host of problems when it comes to housing. These problems can turn into one giant mess if not addressed. Below we have a few tips for you to prepare for the monsoon season and ensuring that you aren’t caught off guard.

  1. Check your drainage system to ensure a smooth dispersal of water. You don’t want to be afflicted by a clog when the rain comes pouring and your balcony or terrace are taking the brunt of the onslaught.

  2. Check your windows and doors regularly for swelling, especially ones with frames made of wood and plywood.

  3. Say goodbye to your fancy carpets, the monsoon is no time for them to be out and about over the floor of your house. We recommend a nice bamboo mat instead.

  4. Make sure you have at least 1 litre of clean drinking water for every person that stays in the house in case of a power cut or storm that causes you to have to stay in for extended periods of time.

  5. Make regular checks on your wooden furniture to ensure that moisture is not paving the way for fungus to grow.

  6. Recheck pest control in your home as the monsoon is prone to bringing in all kinds of creepy crawlies.

Monsoon may be a time for fun and games, but we must remember to ensure that we’re prepared for the leaks and spills that come with it. This monsoon, be prepared for the monsoon and it won’t be able to surprise you with one of the thousands of inconveniences it has the ability to bring with itself.