At present, some areas may experience erratic and even unpredictable rains.
As a result, when Mom leaves the house, she doesn't think that the house is leaking or forgets to move things that are prone to rain.
Not to mention, sometimes we are also worried about leaks and worry that our house is close to a ditch or water drainage overflows until it enters the house.
To both care for and clean the house when it rains, Popmama.com has summarized the information for Mama.
1. Check the walls of the house
We recommend that you use paint that is waterproof or Weathershied and waterproof on the walls of the house that is directly exposed to rainwater.
If you use ordinary paint, the coating will be prone to moisture and it is possible that over time it will peel off.
Not to mention that the walls of the house will become cold and damp, when it rains again and our walls are seeping, it will damage the paint and walls.
2. Check for leaks
If there are cracks in the roof and walls, they can worsen as they become a breeding ground for moss and lichen. Use a leak-proof coating paint so that the roof is not a problem.
Check regularly, and find out why water can leak into the house. It could be the house tile that has shifted, or the tile we split because of the wind, the effect of fruit falling on the tile or by animals.
If that is the case, do tile maintenance, to make it safer and leak-proof when the big rain returns.
3. Pay attention to wooden furniture in our homes
Move all wooden furniture a few centimeters from the windows and doors of the house when it rains, as it will affect the sturdiness of the wood.
Undesirable things such as roof tiles move and as a result seep into the house and the leaks fall into our wardrobes.
In addition to the fact that clothes will not be fresh and damp, the quality of the wardrobe will be more fragile and will be infested with insects.
4. Clean the drainage channels
If you have a house that is on the edge of a drainage or gutter, this is something to watch out for during the rainy season.
Clean the drainage channels from rubbish or other dirt so that no blockage occurs, also check the size of the drainage pipe so that the drainage water is sufficient as a water carrier.
It is advisable to install the pipe at an angle so that there is no puddle of rubbish or dirt carried away during the rainwater flow.
5. Be careful with the electrical wiring in our homes
Check all cables that are in direct contact with rainwater, such as cables for garden lights, and any hanging wires.
Do not open any part or peel it, so the installation must be safe and closed, and please keep it away from children.
Apart from the plants or trees that surround the house, pruning is necessary if the leaves are too dense.