The rainy season in Nigeria starts in April and ends in October/November (the season is shorter up North).The rainy season in Nigeria enters its peak between June and early September.
Due to the heavy downpour and its associated storms, there are lot of resultant challenges such as damaged roof, flooding, leakages, mosquito epidemic etc.
As we are gradually approaching the peak period of the rainy season, we at KabodInspirat Limited have come up with some household tips that can help us mitigate the effect of the heavy downpour we are about to experience.
If we can meticulously comply with the under-listed, we are sure of having a problem free rainy season. But in case of emergency, you can contact our FixHouse team for further assistance.
Inspect your roof for telltale signs in order to avoid costly problems that can escalate into tremendous cost.
All these can be observed by standing at a distance from the building without necessarily climbing the roof.
Inspect your gutters and drains to make sure that they drain well and don’t cause water to back up. Also make sure that there are not a lot of little granules or debris collecting in there. Granules and debris will block your drains and gutters which can eventually lead to flooding.
Also make sure that you don’t have any down pipe clogs.
Inside your home, check out your ceilings to make sure that you are not experiencing signs of roof or other leakage. Be on the lookout for water rings, mold or wall or ceiling discoloration. Make any necessary repairs to fix the issue and prevent it from happening again during the upcoming rainy season.
The rainy season provides a breeding ground for malaria transmitting mosquitoes. Protect yourself and your household from getting infected by ensuring your mosquito nets are intact and unbroken.
Make sure that both close and seal properly, and make any repairs or improvements as necessary.
For those that have trees and gardens. This will reduce the risk that they will fall during the storm and damage your home.