23 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Rainy Season

23 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Rainy Season

The rainy season is coming. It might be a good idea to get your house ready for it before the rain starts pouring and spoils everything you have worked so hard on this year!

Think about where water will accumulate in your home if any. Investigate how these areas could be improved with drainage or sealing off entrances that lead into those places from outside.

Check your basement for flooding or water infiltration problems.

Clean out the gutters and make sure they are draining correctly.

Inspect the roof shingles, including checking all chimney caps to ensure no accumulation of leaves on them could cause leaks if not cleaned away before rain season.

Make sure exterior window screens fit securely in place to prevent insects from entering through these openings during the rainy season, when windows will need to be left open more often.

Be careful with outdoor landscaping projects such as mulching trees and shrubs while it’s raining. The soil can become saturated easily, which will aid in a root rot infestation over time; instead, wait until dry days or use a tarp to cover plants if needed.

Inspect and clean the entire exterior of your house, including windowsills, brick or siding areas where water might collect after rainfalls; remove any weeds that grow in low-lying areas around foundation walls.

Clean gutters on decks and patios, as well as other places where you see standing water accumulating.

Check for cracks in vinyl or plastic foundations near doors and windows and seal them with caulking before it starts raining again. There is less chance for insects to enter from these openings during the rainy season when they need to be left open more often than usual.

Check roof shingles are not worn out, which would allow leaks through due to lack of cover.

Check the caulking on windows and doors for cracks or leaks. If any, apply a new sealant to keep out water during a rainy season that may be more humid than usual due to El Nino.

Inspect all downspouts near your house and make sure they are not clogged with debris, as well as repairing them if needed.

Clean gutters around your home exterior so rain will flow freely from roof drains, repair loose seams in gutter joints which could allow damaging leaks underneath eaves before it starts raining again.

Remove leaves and other organic matter from the house’s siding; this can block drains causing pools of standing water at an undesirable location after rainfalls.

Fill bird feeders or move them to a covered location before the rains start.

If you have an outdoor fountain, stop it up and drain it; cover water fountains with plastic sheeting for the pump inside not to get damaged by potential flooding conditions in your home’s yard.

Pull any plants that sit below ground level, such as shrubs, out of harm’s way from excessive rain.

Remove lawn furniture from decks and patios exposed so they won’t be ruined if soaked overnight when sitting on damp wood surfaces; store cushions indoors away from sources of leaks during rainy season months coming ahead at nightfall hours.

Cover pet food containers with tarps as a more humid climate means an increased risk of fungus, mold and bacteria.

Cover chimney with a tarp to prevent roof leaks from flooding your home’s walls due to any rainwater that might seep in through the joints at its base. Cover compressor units outside, too, so they don’t get wet or damaged by high temperatures and humidity during the rainy season months ahead.

Close off unused rooms such as attics prone to leakages when there is heavy rainfall on cold cement roofs above them. Leaks can also occur where pipes come through ceilings or walls if not appropriately sealed, requiring you to check for loose pipe fittings before it begins raining this summer.

If possible, use plastic instead of wax paper under kitchen sinks because standing water around faucets can rot them with repeated exposure.

Move everything out of crawl spaces if you have one in your home–crawl spaces are prone to water leaks that will seep up through the floors and ceilings and into these areas too. Consider installing an electric or gas furnace outdoors instead because it is more difficult for humid, wet air from rainstorms to affect a heating source placed outside.

Have all trees trimmed back at least five feet away from the foundation of your house–this includes any tree branches hanging over roof edges, too, as they can tear shingles off during high winds when leaves fall before they dry out this summer (it’s also important to get rid of dried dead leaves on roofs now).

In conclusion, the most important thing to remember when preparing your home and family for this rainy season is that it’s not just rain we’re talking about–we are also referring to potential flooding, so be sure you have everything ready. But in case you need a water extraction company for accidental basement flooding check out professionals to restore your homes.

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