December Northeast Houston Home Maintenance

Taking care of seasonal Houston home maintenance is a great way to extend the life of certain elements of your home and head off larger maintenance problems later. Keller Williams Realty Northeast wants to help you protect your home investment.

Indoor Houston Home Maintenance:

  1. Digging out the Christmas decorations out of the attic? Take the time to do an attic inspection while the weather is cooler. Check the roof and gable vents to make sure they are clear. Also be on the lookout for wasps nests and signs of other pests.
  2. Consider an energy audit. With the cooler temperatures, this is a great time to figure out where your home is leaking energy…and take the necessary steps to resolve the problem!
  3. Time to steam clean those carpets! You can either hire a professional or rent a machine for less than $30 / day.

Outdoor Houston Home Maintenance:

  1. Have you put up Christmas lights yet? Don’t forget to do an inspection of your lights, replacing burned out bulbs and checking the cords for any corrosion.
  2. Consider making compost with your yard debris. It’s a great source of food for your spring plants, and, best of all, it’s free and made from your own yard clippings, leaves, and veggie scraps!
  3. Take advantage of your dormant plants and trim back or transplant as needed.