How to check if your new home is monsoon ready
The heat of the summer ignites an anxious need for the refreshing showers of the monsoon season. These rains bring with them cooling and soothing temperatures, but they also invite unwanted visitors like bacteria, mosquitoes, and water-borne diseases, not to mention the toll it takes on our physical spaces, especially our homes.
It can be extremely harmful to structures, especially those that are not monsoon-ready. Leaky roofs, damp walls, and cracks are only some of the problems our homes face during the rainy season.
Moving into a new home, especially in urban areas of the city, can be a challenge; however, it becomes even more difficult if you do it during this particular season.
Here are a few steps to ensure your new home is equipped to handle the harsh conditions (things to keep in mind before you move in or considering it) it is sure to be subjected to during the monsoon season –
The first thing you need to check, before moving into a new home, is whether there is any leakage or seepage. Thoroughly check the walls and corners of each room to ensure that they are not damp. If your new home is located in a particularly old building, the rainwater can speed up the corrosion of the foundation. You should make sure that the foundation is reinforced with the best quality cement.
The last thing you want during this season is for your electricity to give out all of a sudden in your new home. That, or get a shock and injure yourself. That is why checking the electrical connections is so important. Water entering the electric circuits could lead to a short circuit or even a fire. Make sure all wires are firmly connected and there are no open circuits.
Waterlogging and stagnant water is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and mosquitoes. When moving into a new home, make sure that there is proper drainage in the building to prevent rainwater from collecting in unwanted places. Ensure that the drains in the house are cleaned regularly and there is no clogging.
Obviously, when choosing a home, the neighborhood is an important aspect. However, apart from making sure it has good schools and is a safe environment, it is also important to make sure it is not an area that floods easily. Choose a home that is not in a lower-lying area so there is no chance of rainwater entering.
Doors and windows
In the monsoon season, wooden door and window frames, as well as wooden furniture, could become irreparably damaged due to the moisture in the air. This period is a good time to check the quality of the door and window frames in your new home. Wooden frames can swell up because of the rain, but if the builder has installed quality doors and windows, you should have no problem at all.
Though ensuring there are no damp spots on the walls and corners is important, it is also necessary to make sure your new home has proper ventilation to allow fresh air to circulate throughout.
Moving into a new home is challenging in any season; however, checking the above parameters will save you a lot of trouble and time in the long run. If you are fixing up any parts of your new home during this season, make use of Double Bull cement. Not only is it one of the best cement brands in India, but it is also suitable for all weather conditions.