Ah, monsoons! Imagine the cool breeze, light rains outside, and a cup of hot ginger tea by the window in your cozy home. Perfect, isn’t it? More often than not, the damp reality of this season hits us right after. You notice the window grills have caught rust and your home is making more squeaky noises than before. The house begins to feel less of a home, and more of another one of those problematic tasks that never get done. So how do you manage all of that with the monsoons constantly pouring in on your peaceful afternoon plans?
1. Repairs – Repairs are extremely important, especially during monsoons. Even the littlest ones like the small leak of the tap, or the hinge that’s come loose. Being able to effectively maintain a clean home relies heavily on things functioning smoothly, and repairs are a big part of it.
2. Electricals – We know that electrical wires and water don’t go together, at all. But the rains have a way of making everything damp even indoors. So it’s important to check if all your wiring is functioning, in place, and wiped clean to avoid moisture-induced short circuits. A dry cloth can help clear dampness, but to prevent issues use WD-40 Multi-Use Product, which is a water displacement spray ensuring your wires stay water-free. However, we would suggest against spraying WD-40 Multi-Use Product directly on any naked wires.
3. Shoes and Footwear – What are monsoons without muddy footwear and messy floors, right? A simple discipline of washing (and wiping) feet (and footwear) first thing after entering the house can go a long way. To prevent excess moisture on your shoes you can also spray WD-40 Multi-Use Product to create a layer of waterproofing.
4. Plumbing and Toilets – Ensuring the bathroom is clean every time you leave is always a great idea. If left unattended, moss and layers of not-so-clean algae show up. Promptly washing and drying clothes, keeping the shelves free of clutter is the way to go. You can spray WD-40 on tiles where moss or mold has grown and wipe away the mold with a cloth. WD-40 Multi-Use Product also helps to prevent the growth of mold or moss in the future.
5. Wooden furniture tends to puff up in the monsoons. Keeping them a few inches away from the walls is always a good idea to avoid the transfer of moisture. To keep the insides of wardrobes and cupboards free of damp smells, naphthalene balls can be very useful.
6. Metal and rust don’t need to go hand-in-hand this monsoon. Be it a rusty grill, squeaky hinge, or a hard to clean metal attachment in the bathroom you can easily clean it in monsoon – using WD-40 Multi-Use Product is an excellent option. Its corrosion-resistant formula protects metal surfaces and makes their functioning easier.
To sum up, it’s a given that rains come with their own set of problems. However, taking just a few additional steps can prevent your things from breaking, rust, or damp smells. Using a product like WD-40 Multi-Use Product can help prevent moisture build-up, mold, rust, and squeaky noises around your home.
The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.
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