Summers have already announced its arrival, which means it’s time for you to get ready for the upcoming season. Yes, you guessed it right; we are talking about the North American upcoming Monsoon season or NAM, which generally starts from late June or early July and lasts till September. The winds originate over Mexico and start traveling southwest. Don’t worry! We are not going to get into the details and everything; we are here to talk about something fundamental.
This brings us to the point that it is high time for the homeowners to be prepared for the rainy season. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that with leakage and cracks in ceilings, an unprepared home can become your worst nightmare during the rainy season.
Hang on! You don’t have to worry about remodeling your entire house because that would cost you a huge fortune. So, we’ve outlined a few steps that can prepare your home to combat the harsh weather conditions. Let’s get started!
Inspect for leaks and cracks
One of the secure ways to prepare your home for the upcoming rainy season is to get your home inspected for leaks, cracks, loose or missing shingles, and tiles. It is also crucial for you to look for any gaps and cracks buried around flashings, pavements, and basements. Look for deteriorated ceilings and tiles and get them repaired as soon as possible. Also, it would be wise to opt for basement waterproofing so that the repairs can be done before time and cater to the defects that make the house vulnerable to strong winds and rains.
Keep a close check on the drainage system
During the rainy season, the gutters and drainage systems tend to get clogged with leaves and debris, and water starts overflowing. It is advised that homeowners should look into the cleaning of gutters and drainage systems so that you and your home are all set to deal with hefty storms and rains. According to the industry experts, you should also clean the gutters again after the first rain to wash down leaves and debris ASAP.
Get faucets and pipes inspected
According to industry professionals, heavy rain and storms can affect the plumbing system of your house by elevating the pressure on your pipes and causing backups. And that’s certainly not pretty.
With clouds bursting over your home, the last thing you want is to get stressed over is leaky or clogged pipes and faucets. Such mismatched and ill-maintained plumbing systems can actually turn your home sweet home upside down. So, before the rainy season starts, get some professionals to check out your plumbing system and make some urgent and necessary repairs.
To sum it all up,
Putting your house repairs and maintenance on the back burner, especially when the rainy season is just around the corner, can land you in bigger trouble. So, use the house maintenance tips outlined above and enjoy the monsoon season without stressing about the maintenance of your home. That’s indeed THE DREAM!
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.