How to Prevent Leaky Homes During the Rainy Season

Roof and Rain Water in the Rainy SeasonIs your house leaking or flooded during the rainy season? If so, maybe you have not noticed some of the following things.

The first thing you should do is to check the condition of the roof and ceiling of the house on a regular basis, especially during the rainy season. If you find any water droplets from the ceiling and the roof is damaged, it must be repaired immediately. The following are some parts of the house that should be considered:

Roof
Gable or shield shaped roof is more resistant to heavy rain than flat/concrete roof. If there is a leakage, concrete roof is more difficult to detect because the cracks above and below the roof can have a different position.

For roof repair you can use silicone rubber glue that is usually used as aquarium glue. Adhesive for aquariums can dry out quickly and a silicone rubber has quiet effective waterproof properties. Cover the leak with the glue evenly. After three hours, the glue will dry and you can repaint the ceiling.

Exterior wall
Seepage of rain water makes the walls damp which eventually leave spots. The first step to do is to find the source. If the leak source is not found, any improvements made ​​on the surface of the wall may not be of much use. One common cause of water seepage on walls is due to the water that falls on the roof does not directly flow into the gutters.

If the exterior wall is coated with paint, make sure the initial painting process has been perfect. When this process has been fulfilled, but the walls are still wet, explore the plaster layer of the exterior wall. If this layer is not perfect, repair and repaint the outside wall with the best process. Meanwhile, the wet part on the interior walls will automatically be reduced and stop if the source of the problem is resolved.

Interior walls
For interior walls, the solutions to the leakage problem are as follow:

  1. Any damaged wall surfaces should be scraped.
  2. Use sandpaper to flatten the surface.
  3. Cover the surface of the wall with solvent based sealer paint.
  4. Paint the interior walls with the best quality paint.

Drains
The most common way to cope with clogged drains is by using cleaning fluid. Pour it into the drain, set aside for a while, and let the fluid work. This option may be convenient and easy, but it has shortcomings due to the dangerous chemical contents.

Caustic soda could also be an alternative solution of clogged drain problems. This material can be purchased at a construction store.  Wear gloves when using it. Enter caustic soda into the pipe hole and leave for a while until the thundering voice is not heard. Then, rinse with water. Do it once a month so that the pipe is not clogged again.

By considering the things above, you would minimize the risks of having a leaky home and also prevent floods. Thus, rainy season will never be a nightmare.

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