Paris, TX Location

Paris TX location

Great News! Pit to Palace Cleaning is expanding. We are opening a new location in Paris TX in June 2017.

 

Paris TX is located in Lamar County just below the Red River & Oklahoma Border. The City of Paris is a tourist area with many things to see. The most famous landmark is the Eiffel Tower. It stands 65 feet tall and has a red cowboy hat that hangs off the top. The hat itself is almost 4 feet tall. If you haven’t seen this amazing Eiffel tower in person, you should make a visit. City Population is over 25,000.

 

About the Operator:

Stephanie Musick is a dedicated wife & mother. Her husband Jerry is a hard working fellow for the City of Paris. Their children attend North Lamar ISD. In their free time, Stephanie and her family enjoy cooking out BBQ and visiting Pat Mayse Lake.

 

Customer Service Department

Please email customer service for the quickest response time.

customerservice@3p6.217.myftpupload.com (24/7 customer care)

Corporate Office location: Burleson, TX

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 694 Burleson, TX 76097

A Quick Guide to Brooms and Dust Mops

Alright witches and wizards, Halloween is over, so if you’re in the market for new brooms for flying around town (or playing Quidditch), look no further. Although, most of the information presented here is more geared toward housekeeping that Snitch catching, take a look at the types of brooms and their uses.

Brooms & Dust mops

The basic indoor broom has bristles, usually synthetic, bunched up, to collect large and fine debris. There are options, like the push broom that are wider to cover more area. And, straw brooms, which are good for the bigger debris. They also may have different types of handles, like wood, plastic or metal, and come in different lengths.

Dust mops are usually covered in cotton or microfiber and are good for collecting dust and debris. Often, the covers can be removed and washed. Dust mops are great on hard wood floors that require gentle but thorough cleaning. They also work well with cleaning solutions.

Making a Selection

Vinyl Brooms

  • work well indoors, like kitchens and hallways
  • bristles are synthetic and flexible
  • can be angled for tough corners

Push Brooms

  • larger heads cover more areas
  • perfect for garages or for commercial areas
  • may have reversible heads so that the bristles don’t wear in only one direction

Straw Brooms

  • are made with natural, thicker bristles
  • good for bigger debris
  • perfect for outdoor areas like porches and sidewalks

Wet/Dry Brooms

  • can scrub floors after removing large debris
  • can be found for indoor and outdoor usage
  • good for workshops and basements

Cotton Dust Mops

  • can be used with cleaning solutions
  • typically have replaceable pads
  • perfect for hardwood floors

Microfiber Mops

  • will attract more dust than a cotton mop
  • usually have removable covers that can be laundered
  • work well on hardwood and laminate floors, especially on fine debris that is difficult to pick up

 

Unfortunately, our handy guide doesn’t help you pick a new broom for flying around town, but hopefully it’s helpful for normal muggles who just need to sweep the dust off the floor.

 

Photo Credit: Hand made broomsticks from the Philippines, via Wikipedia

Ammonia for Household Cleaning

Ammonia, technically named “ammonium hydroxide” is a commonly used household cleaning agent. Most often, you’ll see it as an additional ingredient in glass cleaners. Additionally, it’s often commonly used for jewelry cleaning and disinfectants. Ammonia has helpful purposes, but like many other cleaning supplies, you will need to keep in mind the safety recommendations for it.

The Smell

When ammonia is exposed to air, it becomes a gas with a terrible smell. Most of the household varieties of ammonia are a 5-10 percent concentration solution, making it not too terribly toxic to most adults in most situations. However, it can still burn the mouth, eyes, nose, and irritate the lungs of sensitive individuals or from prolonged exposure to fumes.

Ammonium hydroxide should be kept away from children and pets, and rooms must be well ventilated after using ammonia based cleaning agents. Any remaining solution should be disposed of properly.

It is also advisable to wear gloves when handling ammonium hydroxide to protect your skin, especially if your skin is prone to sensitivity.

What Can You Clean with Ammonia?

Porcelain, kitchen counters, stove tops, glass, stainless steel, and windows do well with ammonia. Simply add to a spray bottle and spray the surfaces you wish to clean. It tends to streak less than other cleaning products too, making it ideal for windows.

You can also spot treat soap spots and water spots on mirrors.

Despite its recognizable odor, it is a common household cleaner choice. It is inexpensive compared to other cleaning agents and works very well.

Safety

  • Use only in well-ventilated areas.
  • Ceiling fans will help with ventilation.
  • Keep from pets and children; they will be more sensitive to the fumes than adults.
  • Do NOT mix ammonia with any other household cleaners, especially bleach. Mixing ammonium hydroxide and bleach creates toxic gasses which may cause coughing, chest pain, and swelling of the lungs.
  • Test before using on any new surface. Sofas and carpets may respond well, but the cleaner may affect the coloring, so it’s best to test a hidden spot first.

Toxicity

Remember to use ammonium hydroxide safely, in well ventilated rooms, away from pets and children. Over exposure to fumes can cause burning feelings in the mouth, nose, eyes, and lungs. Other reported symptoms include pain, hallucinations, rapid heartbeat, and blindness. Seek medical help or contact poison control if you accidentally ingest ammonia.

All About That Bleach

Bleach. You either love it or hate it. You either douse it on everything (and hope for the best) or completely avoid it in fear of bleach stains and pink socks. But, either way, you can’t deny it works. If you follow a few simple tips, you can safely and effectively use this product for a wide variety of cleaning.

Bleach Cleans Mold and Mildew

Wet your mildewed fabrics and apply powdered detergent to the mildewed spot. Then wash your laundry on the hottest setting using ½ cup of chlorine bleach. (If you can not use chlorine bleach on the type/color of fabric you have, you can use “color safe” oxygen bleach.)

For showers and tiles, you can mix equal parts bleach and water to spray the grout. Let it sit for fifteen minutes and then use a scrub brush. This is good for cleaning mold and mildew, but it’s also good just for brightening the grout too!

For painted surfaces and siding, mix at a 8-to-1 water to bleach ratio and apply with a brush to mildewed areas. Allow it to set for 15 minutes and then rinse and repeat as needed.

Feel Confident in those Secondhand Items

Toys, kitchen supplies, and other objects picked up at garage sales are a great way to save money, but you’ll want to give them a once-over with some bleach water. Throw any waterproof items in a tub with one cup of bleach per one gallon of water. Rinse well, and then air dry outside in the sun.

Feeling extra ambitious? Just toss all of the kids plastic toys in a bathtub full of bleach water, especially after anyone in the house has been sick. It never hurts to be extra cautious!

In the Kitchen

Counter tops, cutting board and kitchen utensils are generally all safe for a good bleaching. Wood items (butcher blocks) are especially hard to clean, so bleach will give them the sanitizing they need. Just use 1 teaspoon of bleach per 2 quarts of water and scrub all surfaces.

Glasses and dishes will also benefit by adding a teaspoon of bleach while you’re hand-washing. Don’t forget to rinse well!

While you have that sink full of bleachy-soapy water, go ahead and throw in the pets’ water and food bowls too. They often get neglected during the nightly dishes.

While you’re at it, clean trashcans, plastic furniture, and porcelain as well.

Take it Outside

After your done cleaning everything inside, take that bleach outside to kill weeks and get rid of algae. Be careful not to get bleach on the grass or the plants you want to keep.

REMINDER

  • Never mix bleach with other cleaning products without checking first to see if it’s safe.
  • Bleach and Ammonia create a deadly mix and the fumes from bleach and other cleaning supplies can make people very sick.
  • Always use bleach in a well-ventilated area and make sure to take breaks if the fumes start to give you a headache.
  • In case of accidental exposure, call poison control. Learn more about bleach and safety from MSDS.