The rainy season is pretty fun since the cold weather will give you a chance to cuddle with your family. It will be the best time to cook something good for the kids because they will just be staying home all day. This is the season that you can enjoy indoor games with relatives.
What if there are problems that can happen during this time? A lot of kids are getting sick. There are flooded areas. The roofs were rickety and leaking. Power outage happens all the time. Due to heavy rain, road accidents usually happen. Are you scared now because of these problems you may encounter during the rainy season? Fortunately, you don’t have to.
There are ways we can do to avoid, resolve, and be ready for this season. Here’s how.
How to keep your kids healthy during rainy season?
‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’ is the most famous line that you can hear about health concerns. You should be particular on how to make your surroundings safe and clean during this time. These are the tips you can use to keep your family healthy during the rainy season:
Proper garbage disposal
Before the start of the rainy season, you must have properly disposed of all your garbage dumps. Check disposal bins to make sure that you didn’t leave anything. It must be done every day.
Check water drainage
Mosquitoes are the best enemy during this time. Make sure there is no stagnant water where mosquitoes can start to breed. Dispose of every container that water can be caught up. This can be an active breeding ground for mosquitoes. We have to be very cautious to avoid malaria and dengue cases. Discipline is the key to a clean and safe environment.
Keep your body clean all the time
In order to avoid sickness, you must start with your own body. Always wash your hands. Germs and viruses can easily be passed on to your body during this weather. If you are from outside, make sure to wash your hands before eating or even before touching your kids. It is better to do all these rather than be sorry later.
Road precaution in heavy rains
During heavy rains, you can’t avoid being in a flooded area. Make sure that your vehicle is capable to get pass through a flooded area before proceeding. You don’t want to get stuck and later on ask for help. If you think it would be dangerous for you to go on, take another route. There are applications on a mobile phone that you can use to check other routes you can take during these instances. Always listen to radio news to become aware of the possible road closures.
Drive slowly during heavy rains. Most road accidents happen because of reckless driving despite the bad weather. Make sure to check your rain vipers before going out. Avoid splashing water on pedestrians and other vehicles. Keep the headlights on and be very careful while you drive.
What other safety precaution should I take note?
Aside from being healthy, we should also be aware of other concerns we may have during this wet season. Consider checking the following issues you may have at home:
Check your roof
The most problem that we encounter during rainy days is the roof leaks and drips. Make sure to check it before the rainy season starts. Sometimes we don’t notice the problem until it happens. According to commercial roofing Boise, the best time to replace a roof is during the temperature aren’t as warm. It’s good to prepare the materials ahead of time and know the services you need for your roof. If it is time to replace it, do it. Money cost would be nothing if the security of your family is at stake.
Check your electrical wiring
We can’t avoid power outages during this kind of weather. Just make sure to check all the electrical wiring in your home. Always have an emergency light ready. Make sure there are no open plugs and switches that can cause accidents. Water is a good conductor of electricity so you have to be very careful. Let a professional electrician check it so you can rest assured that everything is in the right condition.
Being so cautious is not something that you should be worried about. Don’t worry, it’s completely normal. Especially if you are a parent and you want nothing but the best for your kids. It is better to take precautionary measures to make sure everyone in your family is safe and secure. Let these tips be your guideline to still enjoy the rainy days. Always remember, you have to protect your family, all the time.