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Home Care:Preparing Your Home for the Monsoon
2007-07-23
Name: Editor Do you face regular leakages in your house during the monsoon and do not know how to fix them? Do you think that home is a depressing place to be when it is raining or is it the only place you would want to be? Do you think your home should be decorated differently for different seasons or does one layout suffice the entire year around?
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2007-07-25
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Name: levin
Subject:  humidity
One of the biggest problesm in the rains, i feel, is the dampness that pervades everywhere. Walls and cushions feel kind of cold and damp, books abd papers become soggy and everything smells musty. Is there some way to deal with this.

Also, wooden doors adn windows swell, making it very hard to use them.
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2007-07-27
#2
Name: Shirin
Subject:  To Levin
Try keeping doors and windows shut when it is raining. Alos keep things dry as far as possible - avoid hanging wet clothes indoors to dry etc.

Keep packets of silica gel etc inside book cases or cupboards where you store thibgs that are likley to get affected by the moisture. Also, use an air freshener.
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2007-07-25
#3
Name: drishti
Subject:  Flies
One of the boggest problms I face in the monsoon season is the sudden influx of house flies. They are all around the house and refuse to go.

they are never a problem on those days that are sunny, but if it is continiously raining, these flies make life mserable inside the house.
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2007-07-24
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Name: santosh
Subject:  thinking about borivali crash
I read your article and thought about the poor souls at borivali who lost everything -I personally know that things went bad there only after the rains. Ppl should be more careful is what I feel
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2007-07-24
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Name: akruti
Subject:  safe and comfortable
id not like the color advice. How to color house in monsoon? bad idea. Otherwise =yes it pays to be safe
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2007-07-23
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Name: Harshad
Subject:  Monsoon madness
I live in a high rise down town in South Bombay and I have a unique problem of water seeping through my sliding windows. THey are double sliding windows and yet water finds its way in due to the wind action when it rains. Any suggestions people?
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2007-07-24
#7
Name: Harshad
Subject:  Don´ t think that works
I don´ t think that would work but would give it a try. Are you talking about hard plastic sheets or the soft transparent sheets we use to cover books etc.
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2007-07-24
#8
Name: Arunesh
Subject:  Harshad
That´ s a pretty common problem in big cities where rainfall is heavy. In the rainy season, you could seal the entire windows with plastic sheets.
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