8 Home Maintenance Tasks to Prepare for Rainy Season

June 07, 2021

The rainy season usually hits the Philippines in June to November. Since we spend most of our days at home, this is the ideal time to make sure your house is spic, span and ready for anything.

To help you out, here are some tasks you can start doing now to prevent the problems that may exist when the rainy season arrives:

Outdoor Maintenance:

  1. Inspect your roof – Be sure to check for loose shingles, leaks, or broken tiles, it’s a good idea to replace those to avoid further damages to your walls or ceilings.
  2. Clean the gutters – This area can be filled with debris and dirt over time; you can clean it yourself or best to call a professional to have it checked for you. By doing so, you are assured that water can flow freely during the rainy season.
  3. Look for trees around your property – If the surrounding trees need to be trimmed, do so to avoid falling off to your house. You may also start cleaning up the dried leaves and branches across your backyard.
  4. Check for bare lawn - If you have a bare lawn, you might want to fix this to ensure it will not cause floods or puddles to your home. One way to prevent this from happening is by having it covered by grass or patched with soil.

Indoor Maintenance:

  1. Check for wall and ceiling damages – After working on the exterior of your home, it is equally important by maintaining the interior of it. Start with your house’s walls and ceilings by checking if there are signs of moisture, water leakage, molds or discoloration. If yes, you can clean and repaint the damaged areas. You may also consider replacing it with Fiber Cement Boards to ensure a more beautiful and long-lasting performance, in the midst of all weather seasons.
  2. Check for rotting wood and termites – Do you use any wood material? Have it checked if there are any infestation going around as this might worsen during rainy season.
  3. Monitor your electrical system – Check the circuits and wirings if these are safe from possible water leakage. If needed, you can also contact an electrician to ensure an accurate inspection.
  4. Inspect your pipes and water faucets – If any of these need repairing, we recommend to either replace or seal your faucet and pipe depending on its current condition.

Although the Philippines being a tropical country and only having 2 distinct season, you should always prepare ahead of time since after all, you’ll want your house and family to be safe and secure. In a nutshell, making time for home maintenance can save you cost in the future by having your home protected against possible major damages due to changing seasons.