Here are some ways to keep your home damp free during monsoon season:
- Change regularly
Change your bedspreads, curtains, towels, carpets regularly. These cloth items absorb humidity and leave your home in a dampness. Try to dry clear your space to escape the musty and foul smell.
- Scent it Up
Bacterial growth is the biggest challenge we face during monsoon time. So cleaning your home regularly during monsoon is mandatory. Always sent up your home with natural remedies to keep freshness in your house and it also eliminates the damp smell.
- Plant it Out
During monsoon, the incoming of sunlight is less. So always keep your green plants outside the home as they invite insects and germs during monsoon season.
Keeping plants indoors in this gloomy weather is not advisable as sunlight is sparse.
- Off the Floor
Avoid using carpets during monsoon season. Carpets are a good source to absorb wetness and inviting area for bacterial growth and foul smell. keep expensive carpets away and use daily use carpets. If possible avoid usage of carpets.
- Full Circuit
Monsoon is the season of lightning and thunder. This causes fluctuations in electricity. You can prevent your gadgets by keeping them unplugged when not used and check your wiring with the help of an electrician and avoid damp circuits. If you come across a leakage near switchboards take precautions to avoid short circuits.
- For the Love of Books
Are you a big-time reader? Is your home stacked with books everywhere. The dampness from monsoon rain can damage these books. So place moisture absorbents like naphthalene balls and silica pouches to absorb moisture and save your books.
- Stop the Leaks
Go around your house and check for leaks before the monsoon starts. Leaks are very dangerous and messy. Better to be sure than worry later.
- Air it Out
Moisture content is very high during monsoon season. Always allow maximum ventilation whenever possible because the dampness sets in during monsoon along with the foul smell.
- Wooden Necessities
Take care of your wooden furniture during monsoon season. Wood is the good absorbent of water So regularly wax your wooden furniture to avoid damage and infestations. Use sandpaper to smooth out your swelled wooden door and windows for ease of closing and opening.
So have a pleasant monsoon and stay safe.
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