The rainy season is just around the corner. Considering the location of the Philippines in the map, heavy storms are highly expected. Continuous raining results to flood, particularly in Metro Manila.
We are here to help you avoid damages in your home by being prepared before the storm comes.
1. Keep your surroundings clean 

Gather the trash , scraps, and debris that may clog your drainage. Keep them tight to avoid spilling and cluttering. 
2. Inspect your roof

The roof is quite possibly the most weather-beaten part in our home. Check the roof twice a year to avert costly problems.

  • Check along the ridges and valleys of the roof because any cracks, rusts, and holes you see can easily turn into leaks.

  • Look for missing, curled or loose shingles. Replace these as quickly as possible. Moisture leaking in from these areas can weaken walls, sheathing, and ceilings.

  • Check out the gutters. Little granules means the roof is losing its coating and needs to be resealed. Also make sure that the gutters drain well because if they don’t, they may back up and cause water damage to the lower shingles.

3. Check your home internally
Check the ceiling to ensure that there are no signs of leakage. It’s best to fix a leak early on, as leaving it to worsen could result in flooding, mold and mildew, and even collapsed ceilings. Scan your ceilings for water marks and look for peeling paint.
4. Work on the doors and windows

Aside from your roof, your windows and doors are also ways that water can enter the home. Make sure that both close and seal properly, and make any repairs or improvements to any d
amage to window sills, doors and exterior siding as necessary.
5. Prepare for flooding

It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the potential of flooding. Make a few adjustments to the inside of your home so if the worst does happen and water gets inside your home, the damage is minimal. 

  • Electronics should be high off the floor and placed far away from windows. Consider mounting your television if it’s not already. Keep laptops and tablets stored on shelves that won’t be affected by water that might find its way inside your home. 

  • Seal your important documents in a waterproof bag

  • Pack your survival kit with easy to cook meals, first-aid items, house key, and other valuable things.
6. Stock up on sandbags

Consider the use of sandbags to put into the low areas around your house to help keep flood water at bay.
7. Know where the fuse box is

Know how to turn your electricity off in the event your house gets flooded. Make sure not to turn it back on until everything has dried out.
Rain could be relaxing sometimes. Sipping a cup of coffee beside your glass window while raining may be the goal but we can never control the weather.
Living in a country with storms as yearly occurrence, being prepared is one way to save our home and our families.


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