Rain can severely affect your villas sustainability and beauty. But if you know how to maintain your villa in monsoon then this season is your least worry.
Yet again rain is here. It’s a delight to watch raining with a cup of tea in your hand, sitting back in that armchair in your villa. But for a house owner, this is the season of extreme adversaries also. Monsoon is the best opportunity to understand the strength and weakness of your villa. By preparing home for monsoon you are having two advantages; diseases free at the same time a renovated home. Know some monsoon problems and solutions in this article.
Roofs under threat
In monsoon roofs of your villas are the most affected part. It lay its protection over you but begin to deteriorate under changing the weather. After hot climate when rain falls on the roof it readily absorbs all the water, adding more pressure on it. Mostly your villa is made of superior quality materials. But if otherwise then you are going to worry. For some older building, the roof materials like asbestos hit the floor in monsoon. The same can happen in your villa but thank God your builder is a perfectionist.
You may have a vent in the roof to make sure water doesn’t enter through it when the wind blows. Check those broken shingles and blocked water gutter. You can add an extension to that water/rain gutters and pump off water away from your villa.
The Linen problem
Curtains, tablecloths or carpets- these linens can cause treble in monsoon. Don’t ever dumb cloth items in your racks or under the bed. Because when it rains and moisture increases fungus finds haven in such liabilities. If those clothes are valuable sheets or carpets but not using currently, then better to keep them inside a polythene sheet. In rainy days replace linen or rag carpets with rubberized materials. If your curtains are affected by the fungal attack then use detergents to wash them off.
Moisture and electronic equipment don’t go hand with hand. The heightened moisture in the air can cause short circuit and corrosion. In either way when your electronic appliances are in contact with water its working is affected and user’s security is under threat. Get a help from an electrician to inspect your villa before the rain, Insulate moved wires and seal open holders.
It’s a nightmare when your home starts to weep because of rain. In Indian condition, the monsoon is followed by summer. And in summer your villa’s walls and roofs might crack due to heat. Or wetness itself weakens the attic or wall. Either way, water enters your villa. A gap between a closed ventilation and window can also be a reason for leakage. Install shades above windows to prevent water intrusion.
Wetness accompanied by monsoon leads to bacterial and fungal attacks in your home. Your beautiful wooden belongings are very prone to such attack. The moisture in the air rises to an extreme level and wood start to absorb it. Subsequently causing decay in quality. Otherwise, the very enemy comes in, that is termites. They can drill your valuable items into soulless materials. So what can you do is polishing the wooden part of your home and furniture with turpentine or any other mild chemical which creatures hate. Polishing beautifies your wooden item and prevents absorbing water hence it is saved.
Paint for future
The best remedy for monsoon-related worries about your villa’s exterior is painting. Painting your walls in every monsoon isn’t an easy task since it is not economic. Most house owners paint their home in an interval of five years. So when you do this task make it worthy. Now there is fiber or enamel containing paints on the market, most of them exaggerated. But you can avail the series of paints that can prevent water to a great extent.
Remember rain causes damages only if you are not ready for it. So enjoy these beautiful monsoon days by taking care of your beloved villa.