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Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Steps to Prepare Your Home for the Rainy Season




Owning a home after your wedding comes with a lot of responsibilities and there is so much to learn.

Whether you like the rainy season or not, it's best to be prepared for it. When storms come, a lot of our daily routines are compromised. We can't go for our daily morning, jog. And we cancel outdoor activities until the sun comes up.

During the rainy season, most people just stay indoors. They stock up on supplies enough to last for weeks. They find comfort in their homes to shield themselves from the cold, harsh rain.

But is your house prepared to withstand the storm? Make sure your home is as equipped to face the rainy season as you are. Here are some things you need to do to prepare your home before the rain comes.

Check your gutters

Your home gutters are probably the most vital installations in your home during the rainy season. They effectively drain the rainwater from your roof and prevent it from accumulating and affecting the foundation of your house. You can consider the gutters as your home's first line of defense from the rain.

Check for any clogs or damage in your gutters. A clogged gutter is useless. Make sure to clean it up so it can function optimally. If you don't have a gutter installed, call a rain gutter installation service in Salt Lake City before the storm arrives.

Check for leaks

Inspect all the areas and corners of your house. Check for any signs of water leakage, molds, and other damage. If there are any, repair them immediately, or else they might collapse during the storm.
You should take the necessary precautionary measures early on. After all, it's better safe than sorry.

Check the electrical system

A damaged electrical system is dangerous. It could affect your whole electricity supply or even cause a fire or other calamity.

Make sure all your electric systems like wiring and sockets are away from leakage spots. They should be away from windows and doors and should be situated high above the floor in case of flooding.
Prepare some batteries, flashlights, and emergency equipment for when the power goes out unexpectedly.

Check your windows and doors

Try to open and close your windows, doors, and any other opening in your house. Make sure that there are no gaps or holes where water can come through.

You want to keep rainwater from entering your home, so cover all holes and seal all openings.

Prepare for flood

If you live in a flood-prone area, or even if you don't, it's best to prepare for the worst. If the rain is strong enough, flood water can enter your home and damage your appliances and furniture.
Move all your things in elevated areas, especially delicate objects, important documents, and electrical equipment. Keep mops, rugs, and pails within reach.

The rainy season can be a favorite for some. For others, it can be quite a hassle. But in order to survive the pains of the rainy season, it's best to stay prepared. Inspect your house and make sure it's ready for the storm - stock up on supplies like food, water, and other essentials.

Remember that it's better to be safe than sorry. Make repairs and adjustments, even if you don't think your home needs them just yet. If they wear down during the rainy season, it will be much harder to fix due to the weather condition.

Prepare yourself and prepare your home. Do this, and you're all set to survive the rainy season.

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