Homeowner Tips

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Get Ready Katy for a Hot Dry Summer

While the beginning of summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, 2010, it feels like it started a couple of weeks ago. The hot temperatures made for a fantastic Memorial Day holiday, but if you take a short drive through some Katy neighborhoods you’ll see some lawns starting to brown and some plants beginning to wilt already. I think it’s safe to say that this summer will be a hot and dry one.

Landscaping and Pet Safety

We actually had a winter in Texas! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true, and now that the weather has warmed up we are all looking to get in our yards and repair the damage and replace some of the plants that didn’t make it after the freeze. Many homeowners will take this opportunity to change the landscaping in their yard. Perhaps you would like to add some color; maybe you’re looking to go a completely different direction with your landscaping plan. For some of us, just having a plan would be a new direction!

Cash for Caulkers

A new bill has passed the House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate. Dubbed “cash for caulkers”, a play on the cash for clunkers program from 2009, it is another infusion of stimulus money. This one would be tied to homeowners who seek to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes. Rebates would be offered to those who invest in upgraded/added insulation and energy efficient window and doors.

Tips for Air Conditioner Maintenance

The heat is back in Houston! This past winter really socked it to us. If you live in Houston, Katy, or one of the other surrounding suburbs you’ve certainly noticed the growing lines at the garden centers. Everybody’s yards took a hit this year, and now that the temps are on the rise it’s time to get outside and fix some of the damage Jack Frost did.

Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program

Is your dishwasher on its last leg? Are you just keeping your fingers crossed hoping that your old refrigerator will make it through one more summer? Well, there is good news for those Texas residents who are in the market for a new appliance. Texas is tapping into $23.3 million of the nearly $300 million in federal stimulus funding to offer a rebate program this spring to help residents replace older, inefficient models with newer, more energy efficient models.

Dust Busting Tips

Air quality is an important issue for all of us. Many people new to Houston develop what we locals refer to as “Houstonitis”. Folks that have never had allergies before in their lives can discover that our little slice of paradise can be rough on your bronchial tubes and nasal passages. While there isn’t a whole lot we can do about the quality of the air outside, there are several things we can do to make ourselves more comfortable on the inside.

Humidity and Your Home

Humidity, it’s as much a part of living in Houston as chili cook-offs and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. When we talk about humidity down here, we are usually complaining about how soupy the air feels. This is one of the few places where you can work up a sweat just standing outside. We often joke about adding a disclosure about the temperatures and humidity our relocating families will experience during their first summer.

Tankless Water Heaters

Going green...everybody is doing it.  Energy efficiency is all the rage as builders continually try to one-up each other with lots of different strategies and changes to the quality they include.  What used to be an upgrade in many instances is now a standard feature.

Don't let termites feast on your Katy/Houston real estate!

I just wanted to give everyone an early heads up. Usually around the end of February or the beginning of March, or the first warm spell of the year people may start seeing termite swarmers flying around. Typically people will see them flying around trees or in flower beds. If this is the case don't be alarmed. This is normal for early spring weather. The time to get alarmed is when you see them flying or crawling inside your house

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report

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