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  • 4 Ways to Monsoon-Proof the Home


    The monsoons are definitely upon us! With the misty, yet humid air, all Indian homeowners have concerns of damn walls or moisture seeping through. There are risks within many areas of the home, including the bedrooms and kitchen. In fact, in the kitchen, one has to be careful of hygienic food storage. For more on food storage in humid weather, check out this previous blog post. Nevertheless, there are some precautions that can be managed in the rest of the home as well. If these precautions are taken care of, then the moisture can be taken care of without doing some serious damage to the walls.  Below are some easy ways to monsoon-proof the house and get through the rainy season.

     

    Seal the Cracks in the Walls: Overtime, many homes develop cracks in the walls. These cracks are usually around the windows, doors, and door frames; and they lead increase the risk of moisture seepage within the home. Before the cracks get too severe, fill the gaps and get the wall repainted to keep the home protected through the monsoon. Seal the Cracks in the Walls

    Change Sheets and Linens Every Alternate Week: Moisture in the air can ruin the linens. To avoid them from spoiling, change them every alternate week. Whether it is a bedcover or bed sheet, remove them after two weeks and add a new one. Ensure to keep the sheets clean by getting them washed or dry cleaned to have proper hygiene.

    Change Sheets and Linens Every Alternate Week Image Credit: UniformNations

    Keep the Furniture Clean with a Dry Cloth: Wipe down all furniture, including, tables, wardrobes, and entertainment units.  Avoid the collection of moisture on these surfaces, and ensure they are wiped down daily during the monsoon months.

    Keep the Furniture Clean with a Dry Cloth Image Credit: Wooden Furniture Hub

    Roll up the Rugs and Carpets: Whether it is a rug under a coffee table or in a bedroom, roll up the rugs and carpets during the monsoon months. With constant moisture in the air, and the floor tends be the place where moisture stays. Moisture will get into the carpet as well, which can cause some discoloration. For those couple of months, roll up the carpets, and ensure the floor is cleaned and dried regularly. Store those carpets away and get them out ready for festival season!

    Roll up the Rugs and Carpets Image Credit: Mr. Carpet

    Follow these tips and get your homes ready for the upcoming festival season!

  • Quick 'n' Easy Tips to Monsoon-Proofing Your Kitchen


    The monsoon weather is upon us, keeping everything clean and hygienic gets a little bit tougher. Moisture is constantly in the air, affecting all rooms of the home, even the kitchen. Whether it is food items or kitchen surfaces, this time of the year requires some extra care in the kitchen to maintain the hygiene and prevent the moist air from affecting the overall kitchen finish.  Below, we bring a few tips to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic during the monsoon season.

    • At the very beginning of the monsoon season, or even before, it is very important to have your kitchen inspected for pests. Monsoon is a time where all sorts of pests take full opportunity to enter any space and lurk in a dark, moist corners. Whether it is verified through a pest control professional or your expertise, ensure the kitchen is pest free, and means are put in place to prevent any new pests from entering the kitchen space.
    • As mentioned in a previous blog, the basic rules of appropriate food are to either seal it or cool it. Place all food items in airtight containers, and store them in the cabinet or in the freezer.
      Image Credit: The Daily Eater

     

    • Verify all the wiring in the kitchen. Ensure the connections are of superior quality. The wiring is extremely important and needs to be prepared for the moisture that may be collected during the monsoon months.

     

    • Before placing food items on the counter, ensure the kitchen surface is completely clean. Wipe down the surface both before and after use to keep any bacteria from collecting.

     

    • Keep the kitchen dry by practicing cross-ventilation. If you have windows in your kitchen, open them to have air come in and moisture go out. Having proper airflow in the kitchen is essential, otherwise excess moisture will collect, making everything sticky and unhygienic. If you don't have windows, use the fan periodically to circulate and surfaces from getting too moist.
      Image Credit: Pinterest
    • To keep the odor out, place bath salts at the bottom of kitchen cabinets.

     

    • Use disinfectant to clean the kitchen cabinets. It is ideal to clean the kitchen cabinets often to prevent bad odors from collecting. While cleaning, use disinfectant and wipe down the cabinet interior and the shutters. Depending on the finish, follow the maintenance instructions of your shutters to preserve the new look and prevent it from collecting moisture. While cleaning the cabinets, keep them open for sometime to prevent bad smells from getting trapped.

     

    • At the end of the day, wipe down the kitchen floor to prevent any moisture from being collected overnight.
      Image Credit: London Cleaning System
    • For hygiene purposes, clean out the oven and refrigerators once a week, and get rid of any expired food immediately. To prevent food from expiring and sitting in the fridge, shop for lesser items more frequently. This will ensure that all your edibles are fresh and of superior quality.

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