Act before the crisis. The rainy season in India is prolonged and you need a detailed plan to address the catastrophe it can cause to your buildings. Continuous rain can bring not just floods but also leakages and fungus in your houses. Residential space should be kept dry and buildings should be supported with additional advancement to protect against the adverse effect of rains.
Roofing is the most important area to concentrate in a facility management service during the rainy season. But many times, people ignore it and end up losing a considerable amount in rebuilding it. Roofs, especially some unfinished and cracked ones can get you into trouble in the rain. So a proper maintenance of them can reduce the struggles of the rainy season to a great extent.
- Regularly inspect the roof:
Inspect the roof periodically and check for any signs of damage and aging. Thoroughly inspect the roof to ensure that all the flashing and sealant is in good shape. If you find anything not in order, repair it immediately. Also make sure it does not have any cracks to avoid leakage.
- Drain pipes must be checked:
Check the drain pipes in the roof to ensure there is no clogging. Clean the pipes and make sure it has nothing to obstruct the flow of water. Wash the terrace and make sure the roof drains is clean and it does not obstruct the flow of water.
- Clean the terrace:
Trimming extra-long branches of trees that are over the house is a good way to begin with the cleaning process of your roofs. Then remove all the debris and fallen leaves from the rooftop. If left unremoved, this may cause blockage in the roof without allowing the water to flow.
- Waterproof coating for the roof:
Applying water-proof coating or paint on the rooftops can be the best protection against cracks that can happen in the rainy season. It should be applied before the rainy season starts and will protect you against possible leaks and wet spots on the building.
Keeping the balcony dry is the hardest thing you will experience in a rainy season. But it is not impossible. By systematic steps and plans, you can enjoy the rainy season without a messy balcony.
- Install outdoor blinds:
Going for an outdoor blind for your balcony can keep your rainy reason much hassle free. They can be in the form of PVC or wood and can be a great protection against the rain. Further, they can be opened up completely when it is not raining, thus leaving you an open balcony. Since the PVC is waterproof, the balcony will remain dry.
- Roof covers for Balcony:
Another idea is to install a roof cover for the balcony. With the help of a professional you can install a lean-to roof that is supported by wood or PVC. This will ensure your balcony is free from the wetness of rain water.
- Check Balcony Water Outlets:
Check your balcony water outlets and ensure there are no blockages. Confirm that the water can flow through it. If it’s not, repair the outlets immediately to avoid the water mess.
No gardens become beautiful on their own. They need to be maintained well, especially during the rainy season. Arrangements have to be made before the starting of the rainy season to ensure the beauty and good health of your garden.
- Build a proper drainage system:
Any chances to get the water stagnated in the garden must be avoided as the accumulation of water can cause major issues to the garden and the plants in it. Rain water will wash away all the nutrients from the soil. So make a drainage system to take out the water from the garden.
- Remove all the weeds:
Cleaning the garden and removing the weeds is another essential part of making the garden fit for the rainy season. Weeds will grow faster in the rainy season and unremoved weeds or herbs will bring the threat of increased pests.
- Use perforated sheets:
If your facility is situated in an area that experiences heavy rainfall, covering plants with perforated sheets can protect them from the heavy rain. These sheets will safeguard the plants from excess water while providing adequate moisture to grow.
- Removal of algae:
Unremoved algae is dangerous in the garden. They will start to grow at the onset of monsoon and you need to remove it as fast as you can, to avoid hassles.
Damp walls are the most common reason for complaint among Indian adults during the monsoon season. Rain can seriously damage the walls of your houses/ offices and will cost you lakhs to repair it every year. By taking some simple precautions, you can avoid this.
- Check for cracks:
It’s common to have cracks in the walls. But finding and fixing them is an important step to prevent damages due to rain. These cracks can bring the moisture inside the building, thus affecting the furniture. Find the cracks and pressure ground them before the rainy season starts.
- Make the walls waterproof:
Waterproofing the exterior walls using paints will act as a barricade against the rain water and will keep your walls safe. This will prevent moisture and damp walls in your buildings.
- Keep an eye on the windows:
Windows must be checked periodically and must be kept closed in raining time. Prior to the rainy season, check for gaps and defective locks in the windows to replace them.
Floors and cleaning
Slippery floors, stinky carpets and muddy floors are common images of a rainy season. But leaving them as it is can give you unexpected disasters. A responsible facility management will consider all of them to ensure complete safety.
- Have a cleaning schedule for rainy season:
As the rainy season arrives, prepare a realistic cleaning schedule for your office or home. This must include the parking lot, cafeteria, common spaces, receptions and wash rooms, since these are the crucial areas that need special attention in rain. Ensure no mud is there in the floor and regularly clean them to keep it neat. Using different types of door matting will also control and prevent slippery floors.
- Clean the carpets:
Rainy season will always come with wet carpets that also stink. Make arrangements to vacuum them daily as it can do wonders on the situation. Along with this, using carpet blowers will also help to keep them dry and healthy.
Stalwart Group is a first-rate facility management service provider in South India , who can help you to keep everything fine in your facility. The professionalism and standard of work provided by Stalwart will make your rainy season an enjoyable one, without worrying over small but significant things about the building. Contact Stalwart to know more about Monsoon special facility management services.