Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning in Frisco and Plano, TX, recommends urgency when dealing with carpet stains and/or spills. Getting to the problem ASAP often determines whether the spot or stain can be removed. Treat your carpets like you would your favorite clothing. You wouldn’t leave a stain on your new shirt for weeks or months before laundering and expect it to come out.
Most homes already have everyday products that work well in emergencies and keep spills and stains from becoming permanent. Always remember to test an out of the way spot for colorfastness before attempting any spot or stain removal.
Parker Brothers offer these suggestions as a service to their customers. They make no guarantee as to the results and assume no liability for their use.
Our customers have had the best results with do-it-yourself spotting by using the following procedure and repeating as necessary. Use paper towels to blot and dispose of problems such as wine spills, sick kids or pets, kids or pet accidents, weather or grease tracked in from the yard/garage, or food spills. After you have blotted the majority of the spill/stain, flush the area with white vinegar.
Verify that you are using white vinegar. Never use red apple cider vinegar. Blot again. Use a laundry spotter, such as Shout or Spray ‘n Wash to treat the stain. Let this sit for 20 minutes. Put two inches of cold water in a scrub bucket. Add two cups of your white vinegar. Rinse the area with the vinegar solution and a mild scrub brush. The vinegar is a very effective sanitizer, which is helpful in the event of kids/pets being sick or having accidents.
Blot the area with an old terry cloth towel. Only use a towel that is color neutral so no transfer takes place. For more difficult stains, let the laundry spotter sit for additional time. See the following link to the Tide Website for other useful spotting tips.
Remember: Get to spills and stains as soon as possible, and always test for colorfastness. These simple steps can save you $$$ on carpet cleaning and help avoid permanent damage to your carpets and rugs.
Vacuum Cleaner Upkeep
The best way to get value out of your carpet cleaning is to vacuum regularly in between cleanings. Parker Brothers offers these tips:
- Check your bag or dirt receptacle on a regular basis. If it gets too full, it dramatically reduces your machines suction, thus reducing performance.
- Periodically inspect the vacuum belt. If it shows signs of wear or tearing, replace it. A worn belt also reduces performance. Should a worn belt tear, it can cause damage to your vacuum from being sucked into the fan impeller. Avoid repair costs by changing your belt as needed. Many units have diagrams instructing belt change right on the unit.
- Watch for wear on your cord. The vacuum can cause tears or cuts in the cord. Wrap these with electrical tape for safety. This prevents them from becoming worse. Cords showing extreme wear should be replaced immediately.
Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning encourages you to vacuum regularly to prolong your time between cleanings. Likewise, regular vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpets.
It's easy to check your vacuum belt for signs of wear
by removing the plate from the bottom.
Many units have diagrams on the fan housing
instructing the proper pathway for the belt.
The fabulous Ritz Carlton Hotel took advantage of the Corona virus shutdown to do some remodeling in their lobby and reception areas. Their contractor insisted on Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning to freshen up the carpets to complete the job.
Happy Independence Day to everyone in Frisco, Plano from Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning! Exciting to see the President celebrate from Mount Rushmore! We really enjoyed our trip there, everyone should see it if they get the chance.
Don't forget Dad this Sunday! Happy Father's Day to all the dads in Frisco, Plano from Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning.
Everyone is focused on Coronavirus/Covid-19/Wuhan virus, but hot weather is here! As summer heats up for all of us, don't forget it's warmer for the pets as well. When humans get dehydrated, they can get diarrhea. Distance runners speak of getting "runner's trots". We've been experiencing our first few weeks of summer heat and humidity. Here at Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning we have had a high number of emergency calls for pet accidents. Pets get dehydrated just as we do. Double check your pet's water dish in hot weather. Likewise make sure pets are not getting overheated. Avoid unnecessary health problems for your pets and unnecessary charges from your carpet cleaners. Have a great summer!
Moms and Dads in Frisco, Plano: Don't miss a great teaching moment this week. June 14th is flag day. Great time to share the history and the pride with the kids!
These are crazy times, with everyone concerned about COVID-19/Corona virus/Wuhan virus. We are still seeing sidewalk rocks everywhere with hopeful messages. Brad's sidewalk rock has been a hit with the neighborhood traffic. Rick from next door accessorized it with a little sign.
Happy Memorial Day to everyone from Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning! One of our favorite photos of Ava and Miles from Memorial Day past. We all miss you Miles!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Looks like great weather today in Frisco, Plano. Get Mom out on the patio/in the backyard for a picnic/cookout. Lots of space, sunshine. Great day to minimize Corona virus/Wuhan Virus/Covid 19 risk and celebrate Mom!
We are going old school again at Parker Brothers Carpet Cleaning in Frisco, Plano! Last month we started showing up on the job with bandanas. A month into the Covid 19/Coronavirus/Wuhan Virus crisis, we are all starting to look pretty bushy. Still no barbers/beauty salons, so Brad broke out the clippers. Everybody lined up for crewcuts, just like when we were kids.
We are working a modified schedule, with heightened safety precautions and the same attention to cleanliness on each job as we have always had. Our trucks/solutions have had an anti-viral for over 20 years. We are not concerned about suppliers being out of stock on anti-virals. Our shelves are full! Please note we are contacting all customers before arriving to check for any coughs, fevers. We are all taking our temperatures to start each shift. Let us know if we can help in these difficult times.
Anybody remember Mayday?
Mayday is the perfect holiday for the COVID19/Coronavirus/Wuhan virus event here in Frisco, Plano! Who remembers making mini-May baskets with Dixie cups and pipe cleaners? On May 1st kids put them on their friends' porch, ring the bell, and run off. No contact, no risk. This is a nice little pick-me-up surprise for everyone who gets one. You oldsters get busy and show the youngsters how much fun this used to be!
One size fits all!
Medical masks can still be difficult to come by. In Texas we are all ready used to wearing bandanas. Get 'em on, and be safe. Keep others safe.
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Together we can get Covid-19/Coronavirus/Wuhan virus behind us.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday announced initial steps to reopen the Texas economy, including wearing masks, staying 6 feet away from people who are not in your party, and limiting gatherings to five people or fewer. We are ready to get back to work here in Frisco, Plano!
These are crazy times, with everyone concerned about COVID-19/Corona virus/Wuhan virus. We realize you still have kids and pets, so you still have kids/pets accidents! The Parker Brothers are working a modified schedule, with heightened safety precautions and the same attention to cleanliness on each job as we have always had. Our trucks/solutions have had an anti-viral for over 20 years. We are not concerned about suppliers being out of stock on virucidals. Our shelves are full! Please note we are contacting all customers before arriving to check for any coughs, fevers. We are all taking temperatures to start each shift. Let us know if we can help!
Is that Frank and Jesse James? Naaa..., not the James Brothers, the Parker Brothers..and we are going old school! Don't be surprised when we show up on your job with bandanas! We are working a modified schedule, with heightened safety precautions and the same attention to cleanliness on each job as we have always had. Our trucks/solutions have had an anti-viral for over 20 years. We are not concerned about suppliers being out of stock on anti-virals. Our shelves are full! Please note we are contacting all customers before arriving to check for any coughs, fevers. We are all taking our temperatures to start each shift. Let us know if we can help in these difficult times.