Friday, February 5, 2021

Flood-Proof your Homes with These 5 DIY Tips

The Philippines experiences one of the strongest monsoon seasons all over the world. When worse comes to worst, strong rains and super typhoons hit the country and cause damage to our livelihood.

This setting is no news for Filipinos. As this happens annually, you should know the best maintenance for your home. If you’re a first-time homeowner, here are home maintenance you should do before the rainy day hits.





1. Do an all-around roofing checkup


One of the most vulnerable parts of your home is the roof! When maintained poorly, they can easily develop holes that can cause water leaks. What’s more, they can easily corrode and cause water to seep into the walls and ceilings.


Before the rainy days, make sure to do an all-around checkup of the roofing. This includes not only the roof itself but also the gutters and pipes. Ensure that the water from the roof can easily drain out of the home.


2. Clear out any containers


During the rainy season, water can easily collect in all kinds of containers. Stored rainwater can house mosquitoes and other harmful insects, making them the perfect breeding ground for illnesses like dengue, malaria, and more!


Clearing out any containers or just about anything that can store rainwater can do great wonders! If you use them temporarily to collect the water leaks at home, make sure to dispose of them when the rain stops.


3. Ready an emergency kit


The monsoon season in the Philippines is very unpredictable. Although most Pinoys are used to extreme weather, an emergency kit should ready you for the unexpected. Aside from the first aid supplies, you should also keep some medicines.


Most of all, your emergency kit should include basic supplies like potable drinking water, non-perishable food, extra clothes, a flashlight, whistle, among others. If you ever got stuck without rescue, you have survival essentials to last through the days.


4. Prepare for the annual flooding


Flooding isn’t new to Filipinos. Especially those living in low-lying areas or near bodies of water, houses can easily get submerged under layers of mud, dirt, and water. Before the rainy day starts, keep your most valued possessions in high places at home — be it on your second floor or the ceiling.


If you’re tired of constant flooding at home, it’s time to move to a strategic location that isn’t prone to flooding. For this, you can trust BellaVita! Aside from offering homes in the best locations, they’re also made by the best craftsmen to ensure the quality of the house.


For more inquiries about BellaVita homes and location, visit BellaVita, or send a message through Facebook.




8 comments:

  1. I was not aware the to make home flood proof it can be SIYd. These ways are good!

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  2. very good ideas - and an emergency kit is good to have no matter where you live. You just never know

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  3. Great tips on how to flood-proof your home especially Countries with bad typhoons and storms!

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  4. This is a good post, floods are a big worry in many parts of the world. In India too, many regions face so much issues. If there are DIY tips, its wonderful.

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  5. So helpful, and so important too. Thanks!

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  6. Very useful tips! Glad I came across this post.

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  7. Such great tips. We do not live in a flood zone but have had minor floods during hurricanes.

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  8. I hear Bella Vita Does wonderful works on housing,I will definitely look into the flooring!

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