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Flood-Proof your Homes with These 5 DIY Tips

The Philippines experiences one of the strongest monsoon seasons all over the world. When worse comes to worst, strong rains and super typhoons hit the country and cause damage to our livelihood.

This setting is no news for Filipinos. As this happens annually, you should know the best maintenance for your home. If you’re a first-time homeowner, here are home maintenance you should do before the rainy day hits.






1. Do an all-around roofing checkup


One of the most vulnerable parts of your home is the roof! When maintained poorly, they can easily develop holes that can cause water leaks. What’s more, they can easily corrode and cause water to seep into the walls and ceilings.


Before the rainy days, make sure to do an all-around checkup of the roofing. This includes not only the roof itself but also the gutters and pipes. Ensure that the water from the roof can easily drain out of the home.


2. Clear out any containers


During the rainy season, water can easily collect in all kinds of containers. Stored rainwater can house mosquitoes and other harmful insects, making them the perfect breeding ground for illnesses like dengue, malaria, and more!


Clearing out any containers or just about anything that can store rainwater can do great wonders! If you use them temporarily to collect the water leaks at home, make sure to dispose of them when the rain stops.


3. Ready an emergency kit


The monsoon season in the Philippines is very unpredictable. Although most Pinoys are used to extreme weather, an emergency kit should ready you for the unexpected. Aside from the first aid supplies, you should also keep some medicines.


Most of all, your emergency kit should include basic supplies like potable drinking water, non-perishable food, extra clothes, a flashlight, whistle, among others. If you ever got stuck without rescue, you have survival essentials to last through the days.


4. Prepare for the annual flooding


Flooding isn’t new to Filipinos. Especially those living in low-lying areas or near bodies of water, houses can easily get submerged under layers of mud, dirt, and water. Before the rainy day starts, keep your most valued possessions in high places at home — be it on your second floor or the ceiling.


If you’re tired of constant flooding at home, it’s time to move to a strategic location that isn’t prone to flooding. For this, you can trust BellaVita! Aside from offering homes in the best locations, they’re also made by the best craftsmen to ensure the quality of the house.


For more inquiries about BellaVita homes and location, visit BellaVita, or send a message through Facebook.


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32 Comments

  1. I was not aware the to make home flood proof it can be SIYd. These ways are good!

  2. Such great tips. We do not live in a flood zone but have had minor floods during hurricanes.

  3. Very useful tips! Glad I came across this post.

  4. So helpful, and so important too. Thanks!

  5. This is a good post, floods are a big worry in many parts of the world. In India too, many regions face so much issues. If there are DIY tips, its wonderful.

  6. Great tips on how to flood-proof your home especially Countries with bad typhoons and storms!

  7. Anonymous says:

    very good ideas – and an emergency kit is good to have no matter where you live. You just never know

  8. I hear Bella Vita Does wonderful works on housing,I will definitely look into the flooring!

  9. Awesome tips for anyone in any part in the world. Even here in Nagoya, we can get floods and natural diesters. Better prepared then sorry.

  10. Great content! As a Filipino I can relate to this situation. We’ve been quite concerned with all the flooding that’s been happening. So we’re definitely considering better alternatives to waterproofing our home. These tips are so economical and helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  11. in every typhoon, power shortage comes next. we can even build our own generator too from a spare car battery.. This has been one of our staples aside from the reg maintainance checklist before a storm.

  12. Thank you for these tips. I believe our house is flood-proof when compared against these 5 tips.

  13. I live in FL and this post speaks to me. I will share with my husband.

  14. Our house is so not ready for emergency. Truly needed this tips or we might just move out nalang hahaha

  15. sounds like a great service. I don't own a house so I can't really say much

  16. Great tips…being a resident off the foothills of sierra madre..at least im lucky that my place stays on a high ground..but feel sorry for nearby communities that are getting flooded during monsoon seasons

  17. Wow, it's concerning with the season is coming for flooding and other harzard. That's wonderful for your to give us a reminder to be better prepared for what's about to come. – Knycx Joruneying

  18. 5 years ago we experienced massive flooding here in my city and it was devastating and tiring to see. Thank you for this post, great tips!

  19. I havent heard of Bella vita, neither do I live in a flood zone but these tips are awesome!

  20. I'm living in Europe's third largest harbor city – however, my flat is on the third floor, so…. 😉

  21. Thankfully, I'm in an area where I don't neet to floodproof my home. However, I know these tips are very important for thousands (probably millions) of people.

  22. Safety at home is so important. These are awesome tips. I need to do the all aroudn roofing check soon.

  23. These are very important tips since there are a lot of flood-prone areas in the Philippines. And rainy days will be here in a few months.

  24. These are very important tips since there are a lot of flood-prone areas in the Philippines. And rainy days will be here in a few months.

  25. Gervin Khan says:

    Definitely a great and helpful tips in making your home a flood proof home.
    And yes, emergency kit is a must.

  26. Ah yes! We need to be truly vigilant and also, have an emergency kit on standby! The floods are so ruthless, one of these days!

  27. My area, apparently, is a catch basin. So every time there's a heavy rain, there's always a heavy flood. Yes, we always have emergency kits especially during the typhoon season. Also, we improvised platforms so we can easily put our appliances in elevated area in case the flood enters the house

  28. We have similar concerns here in Texas. Living near the Gulf Coast, we are low- lying and prone to flooding, almost year- round.

  29. This is very timely especially during this raining season. These are very helpful tips nice!

  30. These are great tips. I'll definitely keep this in mind. It's good to know skills especially this pandemic.

  31. Preparing an emergency kis is the first thing I do. Thanks for these DIYS tips

  32. Thank you for the helpful tips. They are all-purpose and also apply to me living in Florida during hurricane season.

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