Houston September Weather Facts

Welcome to September “the seventh month.”

Temperatures in September average 89 degrees for the high and 72 degrees for the low.

Houston’s record high for September is 101 degrees set in 1956 and the record low is degrees 50 set in 1967.

The average humidity for Houston in September averages at about 75%.

You can expect an average of 5.6 inches of rain this month.

Fun Fact: Shakespeare did not mention September in any of his plays.

August Home Maintenance Checklist

  • devon-inventories-exeterUse a vacuum with a narrow nozzle to clean condenser coils on the back or underneath
    your refrigerator.
  • Check faucets for leaks and replace washers or repair the faucet as necessary.
  • Clean underneath range hood. Remove and clean or replace range hood filters.
  • Fix “water hammer” noises by draining the plumbing system. Open the uppermost faucet (or the one furthest from the water meter) and the lowest (or closest to the meter) and allow the water to flow to a lower-level sink or floor drain. Draining the system restores air to air chambers. Close the lowest faucet and refill the system.
  • Plan interior remodeling projects and get estimates. Plan for the work to be done in early fall.

Houston August Weather Facts

august_banner_r1_c3Welcome to August! This is usually our hottest month here in Texas!

Temperatures in August average 93 degrees for the high and 75 degrees for the low.

Houston’s record high for August is 106 degrees set in 1962 and the record low is degrees 64 set in 1967.

The average humidity for Houston in August averages at about 84%.

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

Fun Fact: On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage across the Atlantic.

July Home Maintenance Checklist

  • devon-inventories-exeterCheck all exterior walls for peeling or cracked paint. If you decide to repaint your house yourself, you can cut this job down to size by painting just one or two walls per year. Typically, paint on south and west-facing walls deteriorates faster and requires more frequent recoating than paint on north or east-facing walls.
  • Carefully inspect brick or masonry siding for cracks or missing mortar. Repair with fresh mortar or concrete caulk.
  • Inspect roofing material for cracks and loose or missing shingles and repair as necessary. If you have access to attic spaces, check underneath the roof for stains that indicate leaks, especially from “flashed” areas in roof valleys and around chimneys and vent stacks.
  • Inspect the operation of automatic light timers and motion-detector systems, especially if you plan a vacation.
  • Prune trees and shrubs so that branches do not come in contact with exterior siding.
  • Clean and repair cracks in concrete driveways using epoxy patching material. Repair asphalt driveways using asphalt patching material. Seal asphalt driveways every other year.
  • Inspect foundation walls for signs of termites –- tunnels or dirt bridges. If you suspect termites, contact a professional exterminator.

Houston July Weather Facts

 

indexWelcome to July! National Hot Dog and Ice Cream Month!

Temperatures in July average 94 degrees for the high and 75 degrees for the low.

Houston’s record high for July is 104 degrees set in 1954 and the record low is degrees 45 set in 1983.

The average humidity for Houston in July averages at about 85%.

You can expect an average of 4.63 inches of rain this month.

Fun Fact: The month of July was named after Julius Caesar.