The ‘Mommy List’ is never ending isn’t it? So many things affect our children and family and we need to look into just about everything that we have a healthy and happy family. The onset of the monsoon put me into a new spin; I had a severe leakage in my kitchen which resulted in several problems.
Somehow, I must have overlooked the dampness in the ceiling, which with the heavy rains resulted in a tap of water into my kitchen, right above the gas stove. Besides disrupting my cooking activities, it also led to the walls around getting messed up and paint peeling and falling down to create a mess. We needed to take several emergency measures to sort the leakage. The external pipes had been choked with some wild growth inside them which needed to be removed and the terraces on the higher floors needed to be cleared out of all the plants and other stuff to prevent the water from clogging followed by good quality waterproofing by Dr.Fixit.
This sorted my leakage issue but has obviously left me with a very ugly-looking kitchen, which I shall put in place only post the monsoon. This taught me a great lesson of ensuring that all damp walls are taken care-off well before the monsoons. It’s essential to check the interior and exterior walls for any cracks and crevices and take care of them well before the monsoon. Easy waterproofing tools are also available to ensure water does not seep through any terraces. A routine check of all the pipes is also a must.
In severe cases, water starts to drip into the house but dampness in walls and ceilings is a very common occurrence in most houses. This not only affects the paint in your house but more importantly is a major health hazard especially if you have kids. Cold, cough and wheezing is one of the common results of dampness and leakages in your house. Especially given the fact that most houses in the city of Mumbai, are of no size to boast of. Dampness in one’s home can also be a cause of chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and other allergies of the eyes and nose. Hence though we always tend to blame the pollution outside, the cause of our health issues may well be our homes.
Although we do tend to take small cracks and leakages lightly, its important to do an annual ‘Check-Up’ of the house prior to the monsoon to avoid serious issues which can be heavy not only on our pockets but also on our health. Fix any minor cracks with a good waterproofing product like Dr. Fixit Raincoat.
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