Rains bring to mind beautiful weather, petrichor, a blanket of pristine green and a feeling of comfort as nature renews itself. The showers not only satiate baked earth suffering from harsh Indian summers but considerably cools down temperature eventually cooling heated bodies and minds. Monsoon is also the time when mothers worry about viral infections, cold, cough and mosquito -borne diseases for their children. I start giving my kids turmeric milk and ayurvedic remedies to build their immunity. The most annoying about rains is that the clothes just don’t dry. The bedsheets go limp and a dampness envelopes the house. I hate it. Not only do I notice ugly moss and seepage problems become evident in some places but the air also smells musty. Guess who takes the maximum brunt of these rains? Our homes. The ugly mossy patches and water seeping in are some of the problems monsoon brings that I struggle with every year.
My husband who is an avid gardener grows some organic veggies on our rooftop. Our biggest concern is of water seepage through the roof as watering of plants with an add-on of heavy rains keep the roof wet for long hours.
And these problems proved to be a bummer, as you can see from the picture. Not only do the water spots from seepage look ugly but it also weakens the walls as moisture starts eating through them. If not addressed properly, it could lead to structural damage.
Dampness and mold are also a major health concern, even more so, as the kids and I are prone to respiratory allergies. For this reason, I always be very careful and take immediate action for any signs of water leakage in the home.
When we first noticed this issue, my husband who manages a lot of the work around the home deftly got Dr. Fixit waterproof solutions for portions of the roof. We still have to rectify the leak on the internal roof. Their team also helps by offering the right solutions for the seepage and other such problems that your home or community faces.
It is important to keep our homes in ship-shape especially during the rainy season to safeguard the health of our homes and families. It is best to look for any signs of seepage or cracks and get it fixed before the rains hit the ground as it becomes difficult during monsoon to do waterproofing especially on the external surfaces or roofs. I think that checking for leakages and weather-prone spots should be a part of our annual routine just before the rains set in.
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Have you inspected your house for rain-related damage this year? What do you do for rain-related problems in your home?
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