Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Blog Site

Please visit the new location for Albemarle Window Cleaning's Homeowner Resource Blog at:


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Household Hazardous Waste Special Collection Day - Saturday, May 3, 2008

On Saturday, May 3rd, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Material Utilization Center in Ivy will allow residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Scottsville, Fluvanna County, and Nelson County the opportunity to safely discard any hazardous waste materials they may have.

Click the link below to find out what materials will be accepted, the proper way to transport the materials and the time they will start accepting deliveries:


Monday, April 21, 2008

National Window Safety Week

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that nine children die and 3,700 children are injured each year from window falls (Consumerreports.org) .

The last week of April is National Window Safety week. Check out the following guidelines from the National Safety Council:

Window Safety Checklist

Fires and falls of all kinds are among the leading causes of injury and death in young children. While some falls occur from windows, it is important to realize that in the event of a fire, a window can also save a child's life. This is why windows play a critical role in home safety. Print out this checklist and use these tips to help keep your family safer around the windows and patio doors in your home.

Has your family developed an emergency fire escape plan?

Determine your family's emergency escape plan and practice it regularly. In the plan, include two avenues of escape from every room. Remember children may have to rely on a window to escape a fire. Help them learn to safely use a window under these circumstances. Make sure you have identified a safe meeting place outside.

Do you keep windows shut when children are around?

You should keep your windows closed and locked when children are around. When opening windows for ventilation, open windows that children cannot reach. Also, set and enforce rules about keeping children's play away from windows and/or patio doors. Falling through the glass can be fatal or cause a serious injury.

Do you leave, or have you left, windows open because you thought the insect screen provided a safeguard from a fall?

Don't rely on insect screens to prevent a fall. Insect screens are designed to provide ventilation while keeping insects out; they are not designed to, nor will they prevent a child's fall from a window.

Is there furniture placed under or near windows in your home?

Keep furniture - or anything children can climb - away from windows. Children may use such objects as a climbing aid.

Do any windows in your home have guards, security bars, grilles or grates?

These windows are useless in an emergency if the devices on them do not have a functioning release mechanism. Time is critical when escaping a fire. Consult your local fire department or building code official to determine proper window guard placement.

Inspect your home's windows carefully. Are any windows in your home painted or nailed shut?

Never paint or nail windows shut. You must be able to open them to escape in an emergency.

Do you have any window unit air conditioners in bedroom windows or other windows in your home that may be needed for escape or rescue in an emergency?

Do not install window unit air conditioners in windows that may be needed for escape or rescue in an emergency. The air conditioning unit could block or impede escape through the window. Always be sure that you have at least one window in each sleeping and living area that meets escape and rescue requirements.

Did you know that strategic landscaping may lessen the extent of injury sustained in the event a fall does occur?

Plant shrubs and soft edging like wood chips or grass under windows to cushion potential falls. The surface can greatly affect the degree of injury sustained from a fall.

Window Cleaning Olympics

Yes, there are competitions for everything under the sun. Even window cleaning. Check this guy out! http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/story/336954.html

Friday, March 14, 2008

New Fleet Vehicle

Albemarle Window Cleaning strives to be the best. We feel that the quality and service that we offer has enabled us to enjoy steady growth even through the slow winter months. We are purchasing an additional fleet van which will be ready to hit the road for the spring busy season. Thank you Charlottesville for your business. We hope to continue to exceed your expectations as you have exceeded ours.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Daylight Savings and Window Cleaning

With daylight savings upon us, now is a great time to have your windows professionally cleaned. The sunshine will pour through your windows until later in the evening and you will want to enjoy a crystal clear view of the budding greenery outside.
Call us at 906-9228 or visit www.albemarlewindowcleaning.com to request an estimate online!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Gutter Cleaning

If you have not had your gutters cleaned in the past several months you may want to think about it. With spring rains around the corner, overflowing gutters can be a concern for any homeowner. When gutters overflow that water builds up around the foundation and slowly tries to work its way into your home. Further, ice damming can occur during freezes which we can still expect for at least another month or so. This is where ice builds up under your shingles and can result in damage to sofit and fascia as well as allowing moisture to build up inside of your attic and walls.
A typical single story home may be around $75-$100, 2 story home $100-$125 and three story and up around $150. Call Albemarle Window Cleaning for a free estimate. (434) 906-9228 www.albemarlewindowcleaning.com