The arrival of rains gives you respite from the scorching summer and one enjoys the smell of petrichor, piping hot ginger tea with delicious pakodas, children sailing tiny paper boats in small puddles of water, hot corn kernels with a dash of salt and lime juice and romantic songs in the background. Every good thing that comes is accompanied by trouble. So when you see clouds gathering and heavy downpour lashing the ground, you dread the hassles that tag along with the monsoon rains, like rain water seeping through the walls, leaking roofs, moisture in the cupboards and a musty odd odour in the home. But don’t worry because here are a few simple tips to get rid of the rain dampness this monsoon and enjoy the season-
Avoid painting wet walls
Care for your wood
Damp Proof Course
Keep your metal or nylon web chairs indoors to avoid them from cracking.
Roll and store away your expensive carpets during this season. If the material is delicate then make sure that you add some silicon bags while rolling them to keep them moisture free.
Humidity and clamminess are a perfect breeding ground for termites in the furniture and so it is important to pre-treat the furniture with an anti termite solutions such as Terminator.
Make sure that you use a soft and dry cloth to clean your sofas or chairs as moisture makes sofas damp. If you see any fungal growth on sofas, douse a soft cloth into a mixture of liquid antiseptic and tepid water to rub the infected area with it.
Check that your precious books are stored in a dry place or better still shift the cupboards to a dry place. See that the rays of the sun fall on them to stop your precious books from getting damaged in the monsoons.
So now with so many easy tips to help you, get rid of the stale smell from your homes to make it dry and warm this monsoon.