Protect your Furniture during Monsoons

While the monsoon frees us from the excruciating heat of summer due to the high moisture content in the air, it can also damage wooden furniture. It is extremely important to take precautions to protect your furniture during monsoons.

We have put together some simple tips to help you protect your furniture during monsoons and keep your furniture in good shape.

Keep distance from the walls

Walls tend to get damp during the monsoon and transfer moisture to the surfaces of furniture. It helps to retract sofas, beds, cabinets, and closets about six inches from the walls to prevent damage during the rainy season. Keep the windows open once the rain stops and let every bit of sunlight through, this helps to keep the humidity away.

Use moisture absorbers

Experts recommend using camphor or naphthalene balls as they are great moisture absorbers. Using them generously around the home (but keep them away from children). Keeping them in your wardrobes and on your shelves will protect them from pests. You can also use cloves and neem leaves.

Ventilate, Ventilate and Ventilate

Make sure the rooms are well ventilated and there is plenty of cross-ventilation. Ventilation avoids the humid air from getting trapped in the furniture. Ensure no wooden furniture is placed near walls, windows, and entrances, that’s where the moisture can seep in from.

Use a humidifier

Use a humidifier to get rid of moisture in the room and say goodbye to mold on the wood. Controlled humidity in the house helps your wooden furniture to last longer.

Polish Your Furniture

Wooden furniture runs the risk of losing its rich color and fade due to moisture. Depending on the kind of polish the furniture has, choose a lacquer or varnish to fill in the pores and increase the life of your furniture. Use a good quality wax or sealant to protect wooden floors from the onslaught of rain every two or three years.

Garden chairs, nylon fabric, paint, and metal can be stored indoors during the monsoon to prevent them from cracking and flaking off.

Dry Clean your Furniture

Do not under any circumstance use a moist or wet cloth to clean your wooden furniture. Using a dry cloth to clean the furniture, will help eliminate any dust sticking to the wet surface. It will avoid the development of mold. Try and clean the furniture using a vacuum cleaner as it will prevent the growth of fungus on the wood. 

If you don’t take care of your furniture during the monsoons, it will lose its shine, color, look, and texture within a few years. With these quick tips you can ensure your favorite piece of furniture is well-maintained, and still, look brand new.