November Home Maintenance Checklist

  • november home maintenance When setting clocks back to Standard Time, change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Inspect automatic garage door opener and lubricate according to the manufacturer’s directions. Make sure all bolts and screws are properly tightened and secured.
  • Check for leaks around washing machine. A prime suspect for leaks are the water supply hose washers. Inspect hoses and replace if necessary.
  • Clean dishwasher, trash compactor and countertop appliances.


Houston November Weather Facts

Give thanks! It is November once again!

Temperatures in November average 73 degrees for the high and 53 degrees for the low.

Houston’s record high for November is 90 degrees set in 1973 and the record low is degrees 23 set in 1976.

The average humidity for Houston in November averages about 50%.

You can expect an average of 4.5 inches of rain this month.

Fun Fact: 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving day.

October Home Maintenance Checklist

  • devon-inventories-exeterDetach hoses in case of freezing temperatures. Remove all paints, caulks and liquid materials from garage or garden sheds.
  • Inspect weather-stripping around doors and windows and repair or replace if necessary.
  • Set thermostats and automatic sprinklers for winter.
  • Clean gutters after leaves have fallen. Make sure downspouts are in good repair.
  • Check gauges on home fire extinguishers to ensure a full charge. Replace if necessary.

Houston October Weather Facts

october weatherWelcome to October, the scariest month of them all!

Temperatures in October average 82 degrees for the high and 62 degrees for the low.

Houston’s record high for October is 96 degrees set in 1962 and the record low is degrees 33 set in 1993.

The average humidity for Houston in October averages about 75%-80%.

You can expect an average of 5.2 inches of rain this month.

Fun Fact: October is National cookie, chili, pizza, seafood and desert month.

September Home Maintenance Checklist

  • September Home Maintenance ChecklistPaint interior rooms while it’s still warm enough to leave windows open. Ditto for shampooing or replacing carpets.
  • Check heating system including filters, pilot lights, and burners, and have the system serviced by a qualified professional.
  • Clean and vacuum dust from vents, baseboard heaters and cold-air returns.
  • Remove window air-conditioning units and store them. If they are not removable, cover them with plastic to protect them over the winter.
  • Tour the outside of your house to make sure that soils around the foundation are properly graded. Soil should slope four to six inches for a distance of three feet out from the foundation walls.
  • Watch for year-end close-out sales on lawn and garden equipment.
  • Inspect storm windows for any signs of deterioration and make necessary repairs.