Summer is officially over in the Philippines! The rainy season has finally arrived to cool off the last of the hot and dry summer air. However, rainy days can be burdensome for a lot of Filipino property owners. With the high winds, heavy rains, and thunderstorms, keeping one’s home clean and dry can be a challenge. Rainstorms can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare, as these potentially cause maximum damage to one’s walls which usually results in leaks, mildew growth, fungal infections, deformations, and flaking paint. Moreover, sicknesses and diseases caused by infections or bacteria are rampant these days because of the mud and dirt it brings. Hence, maintaining a dry and clean home is very significant during this time of the year.
7 things to do for a dry indoor during rainy season
For optimal outcomes, it is highly recommended that your daily cleaning routines must be adjusted according to the season. The following are some of the best and simplest ways to keep your home dry and clean during the rainy season:
1. Make sure the roof does its job
You may not want to think about the roof when you are cleaning your home, but it is an important part of keeping your home dry and clean during the rainy season. Here are some things you should do to make sure your roof is doing its job:
- Check for leaks. If you are experiencing a leak, fix it as soon as possible. You can use tools like a flashlight or mirror to check for water spots, or even put food coloring on your ceiling tiles so that if they start turning pink, you will know where the leak is coming from.
- Make sure there are not any areas where tree branches could fall on top of your house during strong winds (if applicable). If there are damaged areas of the roof that need fixing before the rainy season comes around again next year, now is probably a good time to address it.
2. Keep outdoor areas in tip-top shape
Make sure to keep outdoor areas clean. Cleaning your outdoor surfaces will keep them dry, and make sure they are free of debris, mold, mildew, and other growths that can lead to an unpleasant smell. Also, keep outdoor areas dry. This includes everything from patios to decks to porches, anywhere you spend time outside during the rain should be kept as dry as possible. Lastly, keep outdoor areas free of debris. This includes both regular yard waste such as leaves or grass clippings but also potentially hazardous materials like nails or other sharp objects that could easily puncture your tires or damage your car’s undercarriage when driving over them if not removed first.
3. Keep the gutters clear
Another way to keep the rain out of your home is to make sure that your gutters are clear. If you do not know what a gutter is, it is that metal thing on the edge of your roof that collects water when it rains. In order for them to work properly, they need to be cleaned out twice a year and kept free from debris like leaves and bird droppings. You may want to hire someone who specializes in this type of work or do it yourself if you have experience doing so—the latter will save money and time. The last thing we want for our homes during the rainy season is for them to be damaged by floods or leaks inside because water got into them. By keeping everything at home clean and dry, we can avoid these problems altogether—and enjoy all those nice things about this season without having any negative side effects whatsoever.
4. Be aware of water leaks
Water leaks can cause mold and mildew to grow in your home. Molds and mildews are fungi that grow on damp surfaces, such as the walls of your house. They release spores into the air, which can trigger allergic reactions in some people. If you have a leaky roof or plumbing system, take steps to repair it as soon as possible so that you do not have to deal with fungus growth around your house for too long.
5. Get an air purifier
An air purifier does more than just reduce the amount of dust in your home. It can also help people with asthma and allergies. Some of the most common things that cause allergic reactions are pollen, mold spores, and dust mites. An air purifier can remove all of these allergens from your home’s air which could make all the difference for someone with severe allergies or asthma who struggles to breathe normally during certain times of the year due to allergens in their environment. Air purifiers do this by filtering out harmful particles from the air that pass through it using different filtration systems such as HEPA filters or ionizers depending on what type is available on each model (some models may use both). The most effective way to cleanse your indoor environment is by using both types together since they work in tandem with each other when cleaning out any unwanted particles as well as providing benefits such as supporting healthy immune function while removing odors too.
6. Keep your floors dry
Wet floors attract more dirt, dust, and mud, hence, keeping the inside of your home dry and clean is critical. Maintaining a proper ventilation system and opening your windows when it stops raining can aid you in combating this issue. Proper air circulation is critical for maintaining a clean environment at home. Moreover, invest in water-absorbent mats and place these throughout the house, especially if you have household members coming and going. This contributes to a less slick home. On the other hand, it is better to store away all of your carpets and rugs. Mold and mildew can grow on carpets and rugs in rainy weather. This will increase your chances of allergic reactions and will necessitate in-depth cleaning. Take note that some bacteria thrive in wet conditions when the sun is not present. Hence to ensure safety, always clean your floor with disinfectants.
7. Deep clean your home at least once a week
Rain makes cleaning your house very difficult because of the dirt and mud this season brings. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to keep it clean and germ-free, to make your home safe for young children and even your pets. Try to deep clean your home at least once a week, especially during the rainy season.
Rainy seasons can be a pain in the neck, but they do not have to be. By following the tips you were given here today, you can enjoy all that nature has to offer without worrying about water damage in your affordable house and lot or condominium unit from BRIA Homes. Remember these steps and take them seriously, and you will be able to keep your home clean and dry even in the worst of weather!
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Written by MC Sanchez