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Stave off S.A.D. with clean windows

Posted on: February 20th, 2015 by townAdmin

 

We don’t like the wintertime in the Chicago area for many reasons. From the brisk below-zero temps, the icy roads to the snow-covered cars, there are many annoyances associated with this time of year.

But there’s something beyond simple annoyances that can occur in winter: it’s the season with the most cases of illnesses. There’s the common cold, of course, but there is also the flu us and more serious illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

But did you know that there’s a type of mental illness that is common to wintertime too? It’s seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) – a low-grade depression that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Seasonal affective disorder occurs when you don’t get enough sunlight – which is common when the sun is further away from the Earth or covered by snow clouds for large periods of time.

The further north in the United States you are, the higher risk you have of developing seasonal affective disorder. As citizens of the Chicagoland area, that makes our risk higher than normal – especially when you consider how often the sun is blocked by snowfall.

What can you do to prevent it?

If you are diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder, your medical provider may prescribe supplements to counteract the Vitamin D deficiency you develop without proper amounts of sunlight. You may also need to take medicine prescribed by a psychiatrist if your seasonal affective disorder becomes a more serious depressive disorder.

However, it’s better to avoid getting seasonal affective disorder altogether. The best thing you can do is to get as much sun as you can during the winter months. We’d advise you to spend more time outside, but that would expose you to the harsh winter elements in addition to more sunlight. Instead, you should do whatever you can to get more sunlight inside your home and business.

That means you should make sure all your windows are as clean as possible – dirt and snow residue can block out the remaining precious sunlight that gets past the clouds. You may also want to consider replacing any windows and screens that simply don’t work anymore or don’t allow sunlight through.

You should also consider adding new windows to your walls or ceiling to add more sunlight into darker rooms in your house or business.

Need more information or want to schedule a window cleaning? Visit TownandCountryWindowCleaning.com today to schedule an appointment and find out more about our services!

Glass Repair in Glenview

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Town & Country Window Cleaning – a family business for more than four decades – has done window cleaning for cities such as Glenview since 1972. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality of service.

As a way to better serve our customer's window, patio and storm door needs, we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983. With this addition, we’re able to repair windows, screens and doors in your Glenview home or business. This will help you save time and money. And, if repairs are not possible, we can replace just about anything!

Three Logos

We have a full service glass shop. We install new storm windows, replacement windows, vinyl, Pella, Anderson and Marvin windows – whatever works best for your house or business. We also do mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass.

We are a long-time member of the North Shore community, located in the heart of Wilmette at 621 Green Bay Road. We have been at this location and will be here indefinitely. We are easy-to-find, here year after year, and convenient to Glenview. We don't come and go with the seasons like so many others. We have our own employees and year-round staff.

Our Town and Country Window Washing Professionals are fully licensed and insured to work in your home with the utmost integrity and skill. Our team will arrive when promised: professional, courtesy, even well-groomed. But most important of all: We’ll be ready to clean!

Your service men were very professional, very polite and very clean. I’m a widow and worry about who I bring into my home. I was at ease the whole time with your professionalism and attention to detail. The cleaning was amazing. Thank you!

~Myra E., Lake Forest, IL


I plan on having your washers back every summer! A great job at a fair price! Even had two screens repaired/replaced on the spot!

~Howard W., Evanston, IL

Window Cleaning in Glenview

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Town & Country Window Cleaning – a family business for more than four decades – has done window cleaning for cities such as Glenview since 1972. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality of service.

As a way to better serve our customer's window, patio and storm door needs, we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983. With this addition, we’re able to repair windows, screens and doors in your Glenview home or business. This will help you save time and money. And, if repairs are not possible, we can replace just about anything!

Three Logos

We have a full service glass shop. We install new storm windows, replacement windows, vinyl, Pella, Anderson and Marvin windows – whatever works best for your house or business. We also do mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass.

We are a long-time member of the North Shore community, located in the heart of Wilmette at 621 Green Bay Road. We have been at this location and will be here indefinitely. We are easy-to-find, here year after year, and convenient to Glenview. We don't come and go with the seasons like so many others. We have our own employees and year-round staff.

Our Town and Country Window Washing Professionals are fully licensed and insured to work in your home with the utmost integrity and skill. Our team will arrive when promised: professional, courtesy, even well-groomed. But most important of all: We’ll be ready to clean!

Your service men were very professional, very polite and very clean. I’m a widow and worry about who I bring into my home. I was at ease the whole time with your professionalism and attention to detail. The cleaning was amazing. Thank you!

~Myra E., Lake Forest, IL


I plan on having your washers back every summer! A great job at a fair price! Even had two screens repaired/replaced on the spot!

~Howard W., Evanston, IL

Glass Repair in Lake Forest

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Town & Country Window Cleaning – a family business for more than four decades – has done window cleaning for cities such as Lake Forest since 1972. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality of service.

As a way to better serve our customer's window, patio and storm door needs, we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983. With this addition, we’re able to repair windows, screens and doors in your Lake Forest home or business. This will help you save time and money. And, if repairs are not possible, we can replace just about anything!

Three Logos

We have a full service glass shop. We install new storm windows, replacement windows, vinyl, Pella, Anderson and Marvin windows – whatever works best for your house or business. We also do mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass.

We are a long-time member of the North Shore community, located in the heart of Wilmette at 621 Green Bay Road. We have been at this location and will be here indefinitely. We are easy-to-find, here year after year, and convenient to Lake Forest. We don't come and go with the seasons like so many others. We have our own employees and year-round staff.

Our Town and Country Window Washing Professionals are fully licensed and insured to work in your home with the utmost integrity and skill. Our team will arrive when promised: professional, courtesy, even well-groomed. But most important of all: We’ll be ready to clean!

Your service men were very professional, very polite and very clean. I’m a widow and worry about who I bring into my home. I was at ease the whole time with your professionalism and attention to detail. The cleaning was amazing. Thank you!

~Myra E., Lake Forest, IL


I plan on having your washers back every summer! A great job at a fair price! Even had two screens repaired/replaced on the spot!

~Howard W., Evanston, IL

Window Cleaning in Lake Forest

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Town & Country Window Cleaning – a family business for more than four decades – has done window cleaning for cities such as Lake Forest since 1972. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and quality of service.

As a way to better serve our customer's window, patio and storm door needs, we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983. With this addition, we’re able to repair windows, screens and doors in your Lake Forest home or business. This will help you save time and money. And, if repairs are not possible, we can replace just about anything!

Three Logos

We have a full service glass shop. We install new storm windows, replacement windows, vinyl, Pella, Anderson and Marvin windows – whatever works best for your house or business. We also do mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass.

We are a long-time member of the North Shore community, located in the heart of Wilmette at 621 Green Bay Road. We have been at this location and will be here indefinitely. We are easy-to-find, here year after year, and convenient to Lake Forest. We don't come and go with the seasons like so many others. We have our own employees and year-round staff.

Our Town and Country Window Washing Professionals are fully licensed and insured to work in your home with the utmost integrity and skill. Our team will arrive when promised: professional, courtesy, even well-groomed. But most important of all: We’ll be ready to clean!

Your service men were very professional, very polite and very clean. I’m a widow and worry about who I bring into my home. I was at ease the whole time with your professionalism and attention to detail. The cleaning was amazing. Thank you!

~Myra E., Lake Forest, IL


I plan on having your washers back every summer! A great job at a fair price! Even had two screens repaired/replaced on the spot!

~Howard W., Evanston, IL

Get your windows holiday-ready

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014 by townAdmin

 

There may be no other time of year than the winter holidays where the front and sides of the house will be seen as much by your neighbors. With holiday lights, reindeer on the front lawn and even a nativity scene (or two), your home is on display for everyone to see – and to judge.

That’s why you need to make sure the outside of your windows are clean and holiday-ready using this easy-to-use checklist. As always, you can contact TownandCountryWindowCleaning.com for all your professional window cleaning needs.

Windows

When’s the last time you took a rag with soap and water – and not just the garden hose – to each of your windows? If you’re reading this before December, now may be the time to give your windows the love and care they need to really sparkle and shine.

Window screens

If your windows have screens, they will be the first things outsiders will see in your home. That’s why you need to be sure they’re as presentable as the windows they help protect. Clean out any stains and mend any tears or holes in your screens. This can also help out with the heating bills!

Storm windows

Now’s a good time to think about storm windows as well – whether you have them or not. If you do, then you’ve made a great step in the right direction for protecting your home. Make sure you clean them inside and out. If you don’t have storm windows, now is a good time to install them before things get too rough this winter season. You never know when the polar vortex will make its grand re-entrance.

Window sills

Summer has long gone and fall is on the way out. Hopefully you’ve cleaned out all the bugs, bird droppings and dirt that have gathered on them in the meantime. If you haven’t, it’s OK – we don’t judge – but we do recommend you take action soon! As great as it would be if it were the case, snow and ice won’t dissolve yucky residue on your windowsills – they’ll only cover them until they melt in the spring.

Visit TownandCountryWindowCleaning.com today to schedule a window cleaning appointment. We also can check your screens and sills for cleanliness, security and damage. Windows are one of the most vulnerable structures in your home, which is why you need the best!

The truth about cats and windows

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Even if you aren’t a cat owner, you may be able to relate to the site of a feline staring intently outside on a windowsill. Some do it for hours and hours, day after day, and even at night.

Why do cats do this? For the more than 90 million indoor cats in the United States, their food, toys and litter boxes are indoors most or all of the time. That’s where their loving owners are, too. What’s so interesting out there, and how can you make kitty’s favorite activity more pleasurable?

The wonderful stimulations of outdoors

Cats must know that they can’t ever get to the squirrels, birds and fauna right out the window. Right? That doesn’t matter to kitty. Felines love visual stimulation of any kind. Their eyes are especially skilled at detecting movement and noticing small changes in the environment, and no location in the house is as vivid and actively changing as things are outdoors.

As tempting as cat food is, nothing beats the real thing

Want to know why kitty’s favorite toys tend to be ones that look like mice? It shouldn’t be surprising that cats crave many outdoor critters smaller than them, even if they’ve been indoor cats their entire lives. They are still cats, and cats are natural predators to birds, mice, snakes and many bugs. Cat owners with bird feeders can relate to how especially attached their cats are to the windows right outside them.

But be careful – make sure they don’t actually go outside!

As smart as cats are, they don’t always think certain things through. As enticing as the colorful land outside the window and house door is, they aren’t thinking about the scary things, such as cars, sprinkler systems and animals larger than them. That’s why if you have cats, you need to make sure that your windows and screens are secure and can only be opened by the human members of the family.

Also make sure that screens don’t have any tears or sharp edges that could hurt kitty if he or she makes an escape attempt. You should also make sure every lock on every window makes a tight, secure fit and can’t be wiggled loose by a pawing kitty.

Need help making your windows cat friendly as well as secure from the animal kingdom’s most sneaky animal?

Visit TownandCountryWindowCleaning.com today to schedule a window cleaning appointment. We also can check your screens and sills for cleanliness, security and damage. Windows are one of the most vulnerable structures in your home, which is why you need the best!

As the seasons change

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Summer storms and humidity have probably done a number on your windows and siding. Going into the fall, the weather will change rapidly from rainy days to Indian summer. Why not let Town and Country Window cleaning give your home a thorough cleaning to make your fall and winter comfortable and cozy. We have various options on our window washing services.

Not only do we clean, but we can repair and replace your windows, mirrors, glass tops, shower doors, patio doors and insulated glass. And before you hang your Christmas lights, we offer power washing to make your home look spectacular!

Don’t skip cleaning this fall! You will be impressed and happy that you chose Town and Country to make your home shine!

Call Now For FREE Estimate!
847-256-5140

 

 

 

Let the Sunshine In!

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Getting enough sun each day can boost your energy levels. By opening up your curtains and letting the sunshine in, it can make all the difference. Don’t let the days go by without opening up your curtains and windows just because they are filthy!

Give Town and Country Window Cleaning a call today for a FREE estimate on your windows and siding. From total replacement, repair, power washing and window washing, we will get the job done—satisfaction guaranteed!

Since 1972, Town and Country Window Cleaning prides itself on professional, quality service. Saving you, our customers is our top priority. That is why we acquired Wilmette Glass Company in 1983—so we can better serve you!

Call Now For FREE Estimate!

847-256-5140

Treasure Your Windows

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by townAdmin

 

Windows are portals to the outside world, inviting nature into your home and bringing in sunlight and fresh air. When kept clean, windows add tasteful elegance to your home, creating a pleasant and hospitable atmosphere.

Established in 1972, Town & Country Window Cleaning focuses on top quality performance with residential window cleaning. We provide a courteous and conscientious team of professionals that promise to keep your windows sparkling on a regular basis.

You’ll be the pride of your neighborhood with clean, streak-free windows that shimmer in the sun! With this high-quality service, you don’t even have to break a sweat!

Our thoroughly trained window-cleaning technicians are well prepared to tackle your job, however difficult it may be. From interior and exterior cleaning of old multi-paned windows to more recent dual-paned windows, Town & Country Window Cleaning can handle all of your window-cleaning needs!We take our training and business very seriously and your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

You can rest assured that your windows will be cleaned by a Insured and Bonded and professional window cleaner. When you choose Town & Country Window Cleaning, you won’t have to worry about those hard-to-reach upstairs windows. When you choose Town & Country Window Cleaning, you will see why we are highly recommended in Chicago and its surrounding areas.

To get in touch with us, simply call our toll free 847-256-5140 today and we will schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.