Small Home Maintenance Projects to Do Now

We’re good at remembering the big things.

Change air filters. Winterize our outdoor faucets. Etc. Those are project we are used to doing in January. But what about the little things? Castle Doctor can help! Start the new year off right and perform these Plano home maintenance projects now!


·      Clean Tub and Sink Drains: Gross right?! But it’s a necessary evil. Everyday use can cause hair, dirt, and other particles to build up in your drains, causing them to back up or drain more slowly. If left untackled, the backed up drain can cause water to stand in the tub and pipes, allowing mold and mildew an opportunity to grow. Hit the issue head on by removing the drain assembly and feeding a drain stick down into the pipe to remove any build up. After it’s clear, pour bleach down the drain to kill off any bacteria, mold, and mildew that may be lurking.

·      Examine and Clean Weep Holes: If you have a brick home, this is an important one. Weep holes are the tiny gaps that appear between some bricks that allow the brick to breathe and moisture to flow out, helping the brick not to deteriorate. Inspect your weep holes for clogs or deterioration, and remove debris accordingly.

·      Clean Gutters: Gutters clogged with leaves, debris, and ice cannot do their job. Standing water can cause wood to rot and the exterior of your home to deteriorate. Removing clogs can help the water flow our freely and improve the overall appearance of your home.

·      Maintain your Lawn: It’s tempting to let your lawn go in the winter, but you’ll pay for it in the long run. Remove remaining leaves and twigs that are sitting on your lawn from the Fall. This allows rain and snow to easily seep through to your grass and for the grass to breathe.


If you need help with any of these Plano home maintenance projects, call Castle Doctor! Our monthly membership program is perfect for the busy homeowner who doesn’t have the time or energy to tackle these mundane tasks. You can count on Castle Doctor to be your local handyman with quality results and fast turnaround.