Sealed And Protected – How to Prepare Your Home for the Rainy Season
Updated: Jun 21, 2019
The month of June is usually a month of unpredictable weather. With the rainy season upon us, torrential rains and disastrous floods are expected for the next of couple of months. This can cause serious damage to your home and health that is why it is very important to be adequately prepared for wet season up ahead.
1. Get your roof ready
The roof is the one who do the all the hard work in protection of your home during a pourdown and most commonly uninspected. It is necessary to have your roofs checked at least twice a year to have the problem fixed early and prevent further damage during a heavy rain. Also note that when neglected, the damage on your roof will give you so many problems that can escalate to into tremendous cost.
Look for cracks along the ridge of your roof
Inspect the valleys – area of the roof with a downward slope
Check for holes or rusty spots
Seal and Flex, a flexible and fiber reinforced waterproofing mortar can be used to seal roofing holes. Cover the hole with fiber cloth and apply the mixture of Seal and Flex. Allow it to dry and make sure to apply topcoat that will blend to the color of your roof.
2. Inspect the gutters
Gutters primary function is to move water away from your home’s foundation and base acting as the roof drainage. Ensure that the gutters are structurally sound as it can be clogged with leaves and other debris that may lead to pooling of water that weigh down on the roof. This might cause seepage into concrete walls if not fixed early.
3. Work from inside out
Inside the home, check your ceilings and walls for possible signs of leakages. Usually water rings, molds or wall or ceiling discoloration. As soon as you spot these signs, make necessary repairs to fix it to prevent further damages once the rainy season starts.
4. Tackle your doors and your windows
Make sure that both close and seal properly, make any repairs or improvements as necessary.
5. Inspect your basement
If water is seeping in, you may have the whole thing resealed.
6. Move your furniture
If there’s a chance of flooding, move your furniture to the highest room in the house.
The Philippines has experienced extreme calamities in the past so it's not just your home that you have to protect during the upcoming rainy season but also yourself. Check out these helpful and healthful tips from Kuya Ado on how to prepare yourself this rainy season.