Home Improvement

How to Protect Your Home During the Rainy Season

Story Highlights
  • #1 – Check the roof
  • #2 – Check for cracks before the rainy season starts
  • #3 – Clean the drains before the rainy season
  • #4 – Prepare for heavy pressure
  • #5 – Check your electrical components

As we move towards our rainy season, homeowners must ensure that their properties are well-maintained and ready to withstand any storm.

It is very important that your insurance is up to date and that you know what it covers in the event of an emergency.

There are also a few things that you as the homeowner can do to protect your home during the rainy season and you can easily sort this out before the stormy weather starts.

All you need is a little bit of time, effort, and hard work. 

#1 – Check the roof

The roof is often an area of concern because it can cause horrible leaks inside the home. This can lead to potential ceiling damage and damage to the belongings in your house.

Before the rainy season starts, make sure that all the roof tiles are in their correct places. Check that the tiles didn’t shift or break during the year.

You should also check the roof inside to make sure that it seals properly. There shouldn’t be any sunlight seeping through. If the sun can come in, then the rain can, too. 

#2 – Check for cracks before the rainy season starts

Just as there shouldn’t be any holes in the roof, you shouldn’t have any cracks in your walls, doors, and windows. Make sure that you check these areas before the rain falls in your area.

You should pay special attention to wooden doors and windows that have wooden frames.

Wood can very easily get damaged over time and it might not seal as effectively as it used to. Ensure that the water cannot come inside and that the wind won’t damage it any further.

Do a thorough check of the walls and foundations for any cracks and fill these well in advance.

#3 – Clean the drains before the rainy season

Drains and gutters play a vital role during the rainy season. They are responsible for channeling any excess water away from the house.

If the drains are clogged, however, the rainwater won’t have anywhere to go. As a rule, you need to clean your drains as often as you can.

Your gutters should be free of leaves, dirt, twigs, and other debris that might be leftover from a previous storm.

Keep an eye out for any water pooling in your yard and sort out the problem sooner rather than later. 

#4 – Prepare for heavy pressure

During the rainy season, many areas experience strong winds that can cause more damage than the accompanying rain.

Make sure that the trees in your yard are strong enough to withstand strong winds. If they aren’t, they can very easily fall onto your roof and chase a few bucks out of your bank account. If you feel like it is too big of a risk to keep the tree in the yard, rather cut it down.

Similarly, you should reinforce anything else in your yard that might be scooped up during a strong gust of wind. 

#5 – Check your electrical components

The rainy season also brings unexpected thunder and lightning storms that can affect the electrical components in your home.

Install plugs to avoid power surges brought on by lightning. This will also significantly reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in your house.

You should also make sure that the electrical wiring in your house is up to standard while you are at it. 

Homeowners lose a lot of money every year during the rainy season because they are unprepared. With these few tips you can prepare as best you can and expect the unexpected. 

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