With monsoons nearing their endmonsoons ending and the festive mood kicking in, comes the right time to renovate a home. Monsoons tend to take a toll on our homes; persistent dampness and leakages leave seepage marks on ceilings and walls, and paint begins to peel off. Furthermore, moisture from monsoon can severely damage expensive interiors of any home.
It is essential for homeowners and housing societies to act and repair before the damages worsen. A few practical solutions like ensuring that the strength of the structure is intact and taking steps to prevent damp-borne illnesses are required and should be undertaken. Then again, damages have to be addressed for aesthetic reasons as the festive season follows monsoons and no individual would want his/her guests walking into a house with damp smell, wet ceiling patches, and cracked walls. As, at the end of the day, it is your reputation that is at stake.
Dr Fixit offers simple tips to getting your home festive-ready:
- Damp areas ask for immediate attention: Dampness is a common issue prevalent at many places in a home. Contact a professional to find out the underlying cause of dampness and mouldmold, to get rid of them.
Just covering up the area with paint won’t do any good as the mouldmold would return after a few months and your time and money would have been spent on a temporary fix. Once the damp patches have been treated by a professional, you can be sure that your house would stay damp-free. You can then freely select trendy wallpaper you want for your damp-free walls to decorate your house.
- Dress up your wall after effective measures: During a festive season, as an instant solution, people may take wall patches lightly and try to cover them by deploying temporary fixes like wallpaper and wall hangings over them, which should not be the case. One must take effective waterproofing measures to address such a situation. After which, you can style your walls with any decoration of your choice right from wall hangings, fairy lights, and murals to paintings.
- Cracks on external walls are critical: As and when one experiences visible wall cracks, most homeowners and housing societies employ crack filling and repainting remedies. Note that it is a partial solution and it does not suffice structure’s waterproofing needs. The small cracks, over a period, allow the moisture enter into crucial structural members like columns and beams that compromises the stability of a building.
Hence, it is critical to undergo a thorough structural audit before getting into any repair work to uncover the true nature of the problem. Remedial measures can be taken up to avoid any future mishap. A proper waterproofing ensures that the risk of future damage is eliminated and home valuation remains intact.
Following these simple steps, you can take care of your home structure not only for a festive season but for years and years to come.