Are You Ready for the Rainy Season?
Keep your home safe and your belongings safe with these tips
With almost a week of rain and flooding, we should take some time out to prep the home for the rainy season. Aside from securing the roof, you should also take into consideration your furnishings and other personal belongings. Let these tips guide you.
Read the original article in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.
Opt for materials that can withstand water
If the location of your home is prone to flooding, it’s advisable for you to choose furniture such as solid wood or plastic as these can withstand water. “Invest in materials and finishes that can hold up to flood waters and moisture, especially for the ground floor of your home,” shares architect Arlene Maslog.
Place important documents in high areas
Flooding will damage fragile items in your home, especially paper. Secure important documents like passports and IDs inside a plastic envelope then keep it in the highest part of the house.
Prepare emergency kits
It’s always advisable to be prepared in case the flood takes too long to subside. Create your own emergency kit and include basic necessities like medicine, ready-to-eat food, batteries, candles, and clothes. Keep the emergency kit in an accessible place so the other family members can easily get it.
Remember: These are just a few things to keep in mind during the rainy season. Always be alert and ready to leave for higher ground. You and your family's safety should always be the number one priority.
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