Can you image how exposed our homes are to the damages that the Philippine weather could cause? That is why, just like people, houses are in need of regular care and check-ups, too. Below are 4 things you need to know in preparing your home for Rainy Season.
A protected house will have protected household members. When was the last time you have checked your roof, gutters and ceilings? One of the best ways to prepare your home for any season is to ensure the quality of the materials used inside and outside the structure. It is recommendable to schedule a home check-up at least twice a year. This will be a great way to prevent costly repairs, replacements, and damages in the future. Some things to include on your checklist are the following:
○ Clear the gutters and check the roof for any possible cracks.
○ Trim surrounding plants and trees to reduce the risk of them falling and damaging your home.
○ Make sure your yard drains properly.
○ Check walls and ceilings for leaks.
○ Make sure that all doors and windows are working properly; ensure that they can be closed and sealed well.
○ Fix exposed electric wires or outlets that could cause trouble.
Storing your things properly will save you. Make sure to move important documents, appliances, furniture, electronic devices, and other such items to a higher or drier part of the house.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Are you living in a flood-prone area? Don't forget to prepare sandbags! Piling sandbags around the house would be a great help in saving your house from floods.
Secure and prepare necessary tools for power outages or brownouts, such as lighters, candles, and flashlights. Consider stocking some food and water as well. Make sure that every member of your household is familiar with the location of your house's fuse box and emergency kits.
Once your home is ready and protected, you can simply relax and enjoy the bed weather on the coming rainy days. Many find the rain to be soothing and peaceful! Go for extra comfort by checking out SM Home's Beddings for nice and comfy pillows and comforters.
Preparing your home this rainy season might take a lot of effort, time, and even money but in the end everything will be worth it. May you have a well-prepared and enjoyable home in any season!
Anna Termulo is interested about home, life, dreams, freedom and God. She loves arts, adventures, exploring, working at home, travel, photo and video editing, community service, music, spa and food. Anna is the owner and blogger behind Homeworks With Anna. She is currently an advertising account executive and a freelancer. Anna Termulo aspires to live a life and work in freedom.
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