Whether it is for winter or for the rainy season, if you are expecting a change in your local weather or climate, these tips are to help you adjust to it and prepare your home so it’s more safer to live in…
Clean out the garden’s water collecting places
Whether you are preparing for the winter or the rainy season, there’s one thing in common you should be afraid of; and that is the illnesses that climate change brings out in our surroundings. If you live in warm weathered countries, then one of your biggest issues will be mosquitoes. Regardless, it’s always clearing out places that will promote these illnesses. Water collecting spots like your garden pond, pool or the puddle created regularly by the garden tap are all great places to start from. Apart from this, roof cleaning that also includes a clearing out of the gutter is also vital. Click here for more info on roof cleaning.
Fix all the minor repairs that might cause trouble as the weather worsens
Keeping the warmth in and the cold out is one of our priorities during the winter. The same can be said for the rain as well. Unfortunately, this simple task can get complicated with something as simple as a shifted roof sheet/tile or a crack in your window. If you have already noticed these flaws of your home, then all you have to do is to see them mended. However, if you don’t know if your house may have acquired a few flaws in the last few months, then it is the right time to go about examining your roofing, spaces under the doors, as well as pay close attention to your windows. Don’t forget to check the basement out as well…!
Paying attention to outdoor stairs and railings
Slipping on stairs is an unfortunate frequent accident that can really set you back. To prepare your stairs and make it safer, first check on your railings. Make sure it is still in god condition, and that nothing will come off if you have to grab on to it as you slip. As for the stairs itself, you could opt for heating stair mats, or sprinkling your stairs liberally with ice melt (or rock salt) or sand so it is less slippery. Be warned that sand means a muddy foyer; so have a way to clean your shoes before entering your home…
Take inventory of and update your emergency supplies
And last, but not any less important, take a careful inventory of your first-aid and emergency supplies; including batteries for torches and candles for power cuts. Make sure everything is still within its expiry date and throw out, then replace that which has passed its expiry date. Remember that you will find it difficult to go out in the snow or rain during an emergency; so it’s always best to be prepared…Read More