- Apr 04, 2018
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How to Prepare for the Rainy Season
Change Car Tyre
One of the important things to do as the Rainy Season sets in is buy good tyres for your car. Tyres with good grips are necessity for the rainy season as friction reduces on the roads. The alternative means of increasing friction is good tyres. Some roads become quite slippery during the rain and can cause major accidents if the car tyres are bad. Some car users like to manage tyres and change them only when it bursts or is swollen. This is a bad idea. Tyres should not necessarily burst orget swollen before they are changed. Some tyres are also expired or close to expiry. This tyres should be replaced.
Empty Septic Tanks
Septic tanks get fuller during the rainy season. This is because water level rises underground during the rainy season. Keeping septic tanks full into the rainy season can be a disaster. It can cause outbreak of certain deadly diseases as the environment is very conducive for diverse viruses and bacteria. Some septic tanks get full often because the capacity is smaller than the number of users. This may need some expansion or extension to avoid breaking.
Weed like grass and other unwanted plants tend to grow faster during the rainy season. It grows slower when it is cleared. It is therefore important to clear off the weed and unwanted plants around the house before the rainy season. House taken over by weed will easily be invaded by deadly reptiles and destructive pests. Some chemicals can also be poured on the weeds to kill them from their roots.
Fix licking roofs
Some people live with licking roofs or perforated roof during the dry season. This can expose the house to cockroaches and other insects. The consequence is worse during the rainy season as water will pass through those holes during the rain. The water can reach electric points causing a fire or destruction of home appliances. It can also lead to destruction of other items in the house like important certificates. Calling skillful artisans to cover up the hole is necessary at this point.
Going out without an umbrella during the rainy season is a bad idea. When rain falls, you can keep moving if you have an umbrella. This will be difficult without an umbrella. You can get to work late and miss important appointments because you don't have an umbrella. It is also imperative to buy good umbrellas as some are inferior and cannot stand heavy rains.
Buy Rain Coats and Boots
Carrying Umbrellas around can be quite a burden to some people because of engaging one hand to carry it about. It is easy to wear rain coats as it keeps you dry and it requires not effort to keep it on. Some areas get really flooded during the rain. Having a set of rain boots on will help you to keep moving. The boot will keep the feet dry and also help to protect the leg against harmful things that may be inside the water.
Buy Stronger Shoes
Wearing low quality shoes during the rainy season can be a bad idea as it can expose you to very embarrassing situations. Low quality shoes can get detached on contact with water or get washed off and loose colour. It is important to buy good high quality shoes ahead of the rainy season.
Fix Car wipers
Getting caught in a heavy rain with bad car wipers can be such a nightmare. It becomes almost impossible to see around you. You become a threat to yourself and other drivers on the road. Many accidents have been caused by bad wiper during the rainy season. It is important to buy new ones and check the relays top make sure that it has enough pressure.
Fix Car Lights
It becomes very hard to see during some rainy seasons. It is important to fix all car lights from trafficator light and fog lights to full lights ahead of the rainy season.
Clear Estate Gutters
Some gutter are turned to refuse points during the dry season. Some get filled with sand and other things. It is important to clear these gutters before the rainy season. Water is always finding its way around. The flood that has no access to the gutter will find a way into the house or stay on the main roads making it rather difficult to walk or drive through. Gutters should be thoroughly cleared before the rainy season.
Firm Electric Poles
Weak and bent electric poles can be a great hazard during windy rains. They can fall off when there is light which can lead to electrocution or even get cut off from the source which will cause power outage. Electric poles should be checked and fixed properly before the rainy season.