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June 12, 2019

How to welcome monsoon in Kerala?

Monsoons are beautiful, aren’t they? But they also come with a host of issues such as diseases, water contamination, water seepage, and the like…

Kerala depends a lot on the south-west monsoon besides having a love-hate relationship with it. Kochi is feeling the tension. The news confirming the re-emergence of Nipah virus in Kerala has brought everyoneto an alert. We, as responsible and vigilant citizens, have to get into action to control the spreading of thisdeadly disease.

And monsoon in Kerala starts with Nipah! 

Monsoon in Kerala typically starts the onset of various diseases, only this time, like last year, it started a little earlier with Nipah! With the rainy season, our body and our houses need to be safeguarded. Go for a quick inspection and get everything fixed before it is too late.

When the official confirmation came on Tuesday morning from the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune and the news of four suspected cases declared by the state, the situation is not ideal to sip a coffee and watch the rain from your balcony unless you have taken all the precautionary measures. 

It’s not just about Nipah, but for other common diseases, especially those mosquitoes-borne ones…..Nipah is less likely to spread as the government has taken necessary measures to control it. 

Welcome Monsoon, with some Caution!

Your homes, villas or apartments are under the scanner. The ministry has already decided to hold state-wide cleaning and sanitation campaigns with people’s support. It is our responsibility to ease the task bystarting from our own homes. 

Even the most common diseases like cold, fever or flu can be deadly. Mosquito borne diseases like dengue and malaria are life-threatening. Other diseases like cholera, typhoid and hepatitis A are spread through contaminated food and water. Therefore, it is imperative that we keep our surroundings clean and hygienic to prevent bacteria entering our premises. 

Avoid and reject plastics. Do not encourage it by using it. Let’s keep handy a cloth bag in our vehicles so that we will not carry a plastic bag back into our homes. Kerala being a complete literate state has to fulfil this responsibility to our Nature

Taking care of your body is as important as taking care of your home and surroundings. Keep yourself neat and tidy. 

  • You should take regular bath and normalise your body temperature. 
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in vinegar/salt water before use
  • Increase your intake of vitamin C
  • Keep mosquitoes away
  • Use rain gear

Little things matter

From checking water leakages to preventing dampness of your cupboard, gated communities have to take care of a whole lot of small things like;

  • A pre-monsoon examination
  • Check the roof and terrace for cracks
  • Prevent water seepage
  • Get electric connections monsoon-ready
  • Clean their pool or any other water storages. 
  • Get the drainages cleaned
  • Keep interiors away from dampness

Each individual, as well as the community’s association, should take care of these. Water stagnation in gated communities is a major issue where your community can make a collective intrusion in checking it. Classic Homes are crafted with innovative and effective strategies for healthy living with high quality materials to provide you a safer home. We always provide standard support to your homes. Our Home Care Services will reach you any time if needed. We ensure flawless design and top-quality architecture assuring ‘monsoon-friendly’ homes.