How You Can Protect Your Carpet

Here at The Steam Team, we’re always looking for ways to keep carpet cleaner. Sometimes we can even do this without steam cleaning, although we always recommend having your carpet deep cleaned every so often. But until then, let’s look at three different ways you can protect your carpet from wear and tear! 


Remove Shoes at the Entrance


This is among the most simple things you can do to protect your carpet: remove yours and everyone else’s shoes at the entrance to your home. You can purchase a decorative basket or shoe rack for the shoes to stay while you have guests over! Turn this simple way of protecting your carpet into a fun and easy DIY project. 


Decorate With Area Rugs


Area rugs are another great way we can protect our carpet from wear and tear! We’re not saying you should cover all of your carpet. Just maybe those areas that receive the highest amount of foot traffic, like entryways, hallways, and living rooms. Lay area rugs down to prevent more wear and tear, and enjoy decorating your home while you do it! 


Deep Clean Your Carpet


Eliminate stains and signs of wear and tear by having your carpet deep cleaned occasionally! A professional-grade steam cleaning machine, like the ones we have here at The Steam Team, are powerful enough to extract dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet, but gentle enough not to harm the carpet itself! So if it’s been a while since your carpet has seen the professionals, give The Steam Team a call. We have plenty of experience in both protecting and cleaning carpet; you’ll be amazed by our results! 


Don’t hesitate. Give The Steam Team a call today. They’ll provide a clean that you can truly trust, and one that will last a while, too! 


5 Dangers of Smoke and How To Avoid Them


So you’ve just had a fire in your home, and now in place of your most precious items you’re left with only smoke and soot. You might be thinking of cleaning up the mess yourself and restoring your home or room to its former glory. But before you get in there and start scrubbing, here are some things you might want to know.


Chemical Cocktail

The modern home is filled with all sorts of chemical compounds that can become dangerous when they combust or combine with other chemicals. In the event of a fire, the smoke can contain many of these dangerous chemicals and should under no circumstances be inhaled.


A Danger to Young and Old

Infants, children, and the elderly are particularly at risk of health issues as a result of smoke and soot. No children, seniors, or anyone with a weakened immune system should get near a room or building that has just had a fire.


Immediate Dangers

There are also more immediate effects that almost anyone will have when exposed to smoke, such as irritation in the eyes, nose and throat, as well as an odor that can sometimes cause nausea. These are all signs from your body telling you to stay far away from the smoke.


Decreased Oxygen

Inhaling carbon monoxide (which is in smoke) can decrease your body’s supply of oxygen. This can cause reduced alertness, headaches, aggravate existing heart conditions and cause a variety of other health concerns.


Chronic Health Effects

Long term exposure to smoke has been associated to an increase in cardiovascular diseases. Some studies have shown that firefighters, for example, are more likely to develop long-lasting respiratory issues and cardiovascular disease.


How to Stay Safe

Because of all of the reasons listed above, and many more, it is highly unsafe to try cleaning and restoring a fire damaged home yourself. To keep you and your loved ones safe, hand the job over to the professionals. The Steam Team experts will be able to safely restore your home to its former glory. Don’t hesitate to call.

The Dangers of Leaky Appliances

When an appliance begins to leak, even just a small amount, it can be a huge deal. A small drip can turn into a major leak, and a major leak can evolve into a flood. As soon as you detect a leak in your home, contact the professionals! It’s never too early to tackle a leaky appliance, and the last thing you want on your hands is a flood inside your kitchen! The Steam Team has several years of experience handling leakly appliances! Don’t hesitate to give us a call.


The Dangers of Leaky Appliances


The foremost danger you’ll be faced with when it comes to leaky appliances is mold. This may not come as a surprise to you if you know anything about how mold grows! It thrives in damp, dark environments… like wet cabinets from a leaky dishwasher, or wet floorboards from a leaky refrigerator! Once mold begins to grow and spread, it can pose many threats to your health. Avoid all of this by calling in the professionals right away!


Calling in the Professionals


Because mold can be such a dangerous factor in this scenario of leaky appliances, you want to contact the pro’s as soon as you detect a leak, or any issue. Doing so will save you a ton of hassle in the long run. Obviously the longer you let a leak fester, the more you risk mold growing. A professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team can help you out in times like these.


How The Steam Team Can Help


When your appliances go kaput, we’re the people you want to call! The Steam Team can help with appliance leak clean up and water extraction, structural drying, and water damage restoration for the following: your water heater, washing machine, AC Unit drain, refrigerator and ice maker, and sink and dishwasher!


Again- never hesitate to give us a call! We’d love to help you out!



Protecting Carpet 101

Carpet is one of the most widely used types of flooring, but it’s also one of the most easily ruined. This is often due to the lack of maintenance over the years because many homeowners don’t realize how tiny dirt particles get stuck deep into the carpet fibers and they end up causing damage when they’re moved around from foot traffic. That’s why we’re here to help educate you on the best way to care for your carpet!


Start With Carpet Padding

First thing’s first: make sure your carpet has the proper padding underneath. Carpet padding increases longevity in your carpet by absorbing the shock of human foot traffic. It protects your carpets binding and backing and makes your carpet much softer to walk upon.


Finish With Carpet Protectant

If you’re installing new carpet, just after it’s laid- don’t forget the protectant! It’ll add an extra layer of protection between your foot traffic and your carpet fibers before there’s any chance for damage.


If you’re dealing with older carpet, call in the professionals to take a look and see if you could benefit from carpet protectant. It helps to keep the tiny dirt and grime particles from causing any damage beneath the surface of your carpet.


Thorough Cleaning and Maintenance

Aside from regular, weekly (or bi-weekly, depending on how heavy your foot traffic is) cleanings, are the semi-annual thorough (read: professional) cleanings. We recommend steam cleaning because of how easily it extracts dirt and debris from carpet, leaving little moisture behind- and absolutely no residue. The Steam Team recommends steam cleaning once a year, but if your carpet endures extra foot traffic, or you have a few stains you’d like to finally clean up, twice a year could be sufficient.


If you’re ready for a professional carpet cleaning or need the professionals to take a look at your carpet, give us a call today. We’re always here to help!

Getting Rid of Grease: Advice from the Experts

Are you having trouble removing those pesky grease stains on your carpeting, tiling, or countertops? Fret no longer! The Steam Team is here, and we can help you finally get rid of the stains that have been driving you bonkers! Follow these simple guidelines below for cleaning your carpet, tile, and countertops; we’ll handle the rest!


Grease Stains on Carpet


How do you remove grease stains from carpet? It’s quite simple, actually! You probably have a bottle of rubbing alcohol lying around in your medicine cabinet. Since rubbing alcohol is a solvent, it’ll help to dissolve the oil and separate it from the carpet fibers! Once the stain has lifted, rinse away the rubbing alcohol with water.


Grease Stains on Tile and/or Grout


What about tile and grout, when it comes to grease? It’s all too easy to spill while cooking an oily food. For grease stains on tile and grout, don your gloves and goggles, and pour one gallon of water into a bucket. Stir in ¾ C of liquid chlorine bleach. Let the mixture sit on the tile and grout for 30 minutes, wetting it as necessary. With a scrub brush, scrub the tile and grout in small sections. When finished, mop with plain water to rinse away the bleach!


Grease Stains on Countertops


Lastly, trust in the professionals to thoroughly clean grease off of your countertops. A professional-grade steam cleaner can remove grease stains from your countertops with ease. So give The Steam Team a call today! We’ll be out in no time to give you a hand!


The Steam Team has been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re not planning on stopping any time soon! Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today; we’ll come out to your home, inspect the area(s) that need cleaning, and we won’t leave until everything is spotless! You can rely on us to get the job done properly the first time.

Basic Rules for Cleaning Up Stains on Upholstery

Ah, upholstered furniture… doesn’t it look so great in our homes? We think so. But i looks especially great when it’s kept clean and taken care of! So let’s review a few basic rules for cleaning up stains on upholstered furniture, because no matter how hard we try, we simply can’t prevent accidents from happening!

And don’t forget; The Steam Team is always standing by, waiting to help you out!


Get to Cleaning Right Away!


We’re really hoping you know to do this already, but we’ll remind you: it’s important to tackle the stain as soon as you spot it! Doing so puts you miles ahead in the stain removal game; trust us. When cleaning, start by checking for any cleaning codes or instructions that could be on the label of your furniture. Some upholstery requires specific solvents, or can’t be cleaned with water, etc. If there aren’t any cleaning codes, simply perform a spot test on an inconspicuous area of the furniture.


Blot, Don’t Rub


This is another important rule when it comes to cleaning your upholstery, no matter what material it’s made out of! Blotting a stain instead of rubbing it keeps the stain from spreading! Blot the stain away with a clean white cloth (so that you can see the stain being removed from your upholstery).


Vacuum Regularly


It’s a chore that can’t be avoided or procrastinated: Vacuuming. Upholstery should be vacuumed frequently in order to keep its fabric in good condition, and of course to remove all of the dirt, dust, and crumbs that lurk in its crevices and underneath our cushions. Use your upholstery attachment to reach those tough-to-vacuum areas, and you’re good to go!


Finally, we recommend you call The Steam Team periodically for a thorough, deep cleaning. The Steam Team has over a decade of experience caring for furniture just like yours, so don’t be shy. Give us a call today!

3 Unique Ways to Keep Carpet Clean

It’s easy to spill a plate of food or topple a glass of wine! And when these spills and stains happen on your carpeting, well, it can be easy to get frustrated. But don’t fret; any stain you can’t remove can be handled by The Steam Team- your leading carpet cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! So let’s take a quick look at how we can further our efforts in keeping carpet clean and pristine!


Place Area Rugs Around Your Home


First, place area rugs where your carpet receives the most foot traffic. Placing area rugs around your home will help collect the dust and dirt that we track in on our feet. They also add a personal touch to any space! So you can decorate your living room and keep the carpet clean, all with area rugs.


Remove Shoes at the Door


Our next piece of advice is to simply remove your shoes at the entrance to your home! This way, the dirt doesn’t even have a chance to land on your carpeting. Since most of the dust and dirt that enters our home comes in with us on our shoes and feet, this will majorly cut down on how much dirties up your carpeting.


Wipe Your Pets’ Paws


Fido tracks in a lot of dirt, sand, and dust, as well! And unfortunately, mud isn’t out of the question. So let’s battle dirt and mud by wiping our pets’ paws as they come in from “doing their business!” It can help keep you, your carpet, and your furniture clean.


The Steam Team has plenty of experience when it comes to keeping your flooring clean and looking brand new! From carpeting, to hardwood, to marble and other natural stone, we’ve got you covered. Don’t hesitate to call us out and help take care of your flooring today!


Making Upholstery Look New Again: The Best Way to Clean

Here at The Steam Team, we know full well the struggle it can be to keep your upholstery clean and tidy (especially if you have pets or small children in your home; they tend to increase the amount of accidents that occur). That’s why we’ve compiled the best tips for cleaning it up and keeping it that way! Read on for more information!


Preventing Wear and Tear: Dusting


Dusting is and always will be an important part of keeping your upholstered furniture clean. You don’t have to do it too often, folks. But it does need to be done! Yes, dust collects on our furniture too! You can use your handy vacuum attachment to rid your furniture of dust mites and other allergens.


Taking Care of the Big Chunks: Vacuuming


We suggest vacuuming your upholstered furniture at least once weekly! Perhaps it’ll need more frequent vacuuming if your pets or kiddos are around. Yes, we know there are crumbs in those corners… it’s time to bring them out! Take care of the big chunks by vacuuming frequently and paying close attention to detail while doing so!


The Final Steps: Calling in The Professionals


Sometimes a mess or a stain is too heavy for us to handle, and the professionals need to be called! This is when The Steam Team comes in to play! We’ll come out to your home, inspect your upholstery, and get to cleaning and removing stains (both old and new) right away! When we’re finished with your furniture, it’ll look like brand new again! You’ll be amazed at the results we come up with.


So there you have it, friends! This has been a basic guide to keeping your upholstery clean long term. And of course, The Steam Team is always here for you, through thick and thin! We’re available 24/7 for whatever you may need. Just say the word, and we’ll be out ASAP!

Disinfectant Electrostatic Cleaning From The Steam Team

Do you clean your home or business in the Austin area by yourself with standard house cleaners? If so, you’re probably doing a fine job, but you might not be able to achieve a complete clean. Thousands of harmful microbial organisms will still be lurking around, unless of course you call in The Steam Team. We have an anti-microbial process that involves a powerful disinfectant, light-activated coating and electrostatic application that will rid your property of these harmful organisms.


Our process will start with our technicians showing up to apply a mist-like EPA approved solution that is completely non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and safe for pets and children. This solution will be applied to every accessible surface in the building, and works on any material, porous or non-porous.


The thing that keeps most cleaners from dealing with germs effectively is the protective layer around the germ called the “biofilm”. The biofilm protects the germ and allows it to double every twenty minutes or so. Our process will break down this biofilm quickly, and without any toxic chemicals.


Our next step will be to use a powerful deodorizer. This will neutralize any traces of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, gasoline and formaldehyde, eliminating any odors that come with them such as the smell of cigarettes, pet urine, feces, skunk and decay.


The last step in the process is to ensure lasting protection for your newly disinfected property. That’s why our professionals will apply a microbiostatic antimicrobial coating to your surfaces, using our electrostatic spraying process, ensuring 90 days of protection. This coating will fight microbial growth and control bacteria and germs.


So if you need your home fully disinfected, you need The Steam Team’s process. For more information on electrostatic cleaning, steam cleaning, fire and water damage restoration, or any of our many other services, please visit The Steam Team website.



3 Reasons to Start Steam Cleaning Now

Have you been looking into steam cleaning as a new method of cleaning in your home or office? We’re happy you’re interested! We think steam cleaning is the best way to remove unwanted substances from your home; it’s just such a simple and effective process, we’re so in love! So if you’re still on the fence when it comes to steam cleaning, consider these three facts:


It’s Safe For You, Your Pets, and Children


You read that right. Steam cleaning is completely safe for the environment! How is this the case? Well, a professional grade steam cleaner uses nothing but hot water, and highly pressurized steam to lift spots, stains, and grime from dozens of places around you home. You’ll fall in love with the process instantly.


It Cleans Efficiently and Effectively


We don’t think you’ve ever known a clean like the clean that a steam cleaner provides! That is, if you’ve yet to steam clean your home. Gone are the days of residue, unfinished jobs, and general cleaning mistakes! With a professional grade steam cleaner, you’ll be able to tackle spills, spots, stains, and you’ll do it with ease!


It Can Be Done By the Pro’s


Lastly, steam cleaning can all be done by the professionals. The Steam Team, for example, is your leading professional steam cleaner in the Austin, TX area! We can take over any project for you while you sit back, relax, and watch your home be transformed! Once we’re finished it’ll look like it did when it was brand new!


Here at The Steam Team, we’re thrilled to help out in your home! And it’s not just cleaning that we do. We also take on many different restoration projects, and we’re available 24/7 for emergency situations! So don’t wait! Contact The Steam Team today!



The Steam Team Post-Construction Cleanup

If you’ve just had any large construction, remodeling or renovation job done in a home or business of yours, you should know that the leftover mess can be almost as much of a hassle as the construction itself. But when you call in The Steam Team, we can clean up your newly constructed or renovated property in no time! Here’s how:


Surface and Furniture Cleaning


In the aftermath of construction, it’s likely that all surfaces of the home will need to be thoroughly cleaned. Nobody does this quite like The Steam Team’s professional technicians. We’ll start by sanitizing all hard surfaces, vacuuming with high powered commercial vacuums and/or mopping all floors as needed. All cabinets, windows, countertops and shelving will be cleaned by hand and scrubbed thoroughly to remove all dirt and debris. All furniture will be vacuumed and otherwise cleaned as needed for the specific material.


Smaller Areas and Finishing Touches


With the majority of the house or business surfaces and furniture cleaned, our technicians will move on to more precise cleaning of every remaining area of the property. All vents will be properly cleaned and dusted to ensure that dust and debris leftover from the construction doesn’t remain in the air, as it could be harmful for anyone to breathe.


Then, our professionals will move on to some of the more overlooked areas of the home like light fixtures, electronics, small appliances, ceiling fans and even small decorative items. When it’s all said and done, the property will likely look even cleaner than it did before the construction!


The Steam Team


If you don’t already know, The Steam Team offers a wide range of cleaning and restoration services. We can do anything from carpet and hardwood floor cleaning to upholstery cleaning, fire and water damage restoration and even pet odor elimination! For more information on our many services, visit The Steam Team website.

The 4 Places You Keep Forgetting to Clean

Keeping your home in tip-top shape is no easy task, especially if you’re cleaning it all on your own without the help of professionals. But that might cause you to overlook some parts of your home that are still very important to keep clean. Here’s a reminder of areas of your home that still need cleaning, but are often overlooked.


Air Vents


Cleaning and dusting every surface in your home is essential for your health, since it ensures that you’re breathing clean air. But are you making sure to also clean the source of that air? Dirty air vents can affect your everyday health, and unfortunately most people don’t clean them as often as they should. Next time you wonder why your cabinets are so dusty, check the vents.


Drapes


Make sure not to skip your curtains or drapes when giving your house a deep clean. Dust, dirt, pollen and even mold can accumulate on drapes left unchecked. Many drapes can’t be cleaned in the washing machine, and require special attention. So be sure you know what kind of clean your drapes need.


Under Appliances


Under and behind many appliances might just be the dirtiest places in your home. Many people never clean these areas at all! Dirt, dust, grime and food can build up in these areas, and you can’t avoid cleaning them forever! If you don’t want to pull out that refrigerator or washing machine and clean all around it, call The Steam Team and let us do it!


Baseboards


Baseboards are often never cleaned, even though cleaning them doesn’t take too much time or effort. They can easily collect dust and dirt over time. Cleaning them can be done with just a damp cloth or a wipe.


The Steam Team


If these areas are too difficult or too inconvenient for you to clean, keep in mind that The Steam Team technicians can do it all! So stop letting these areas of your home get dirtier by the day, give us a call. Visit The Steam Team website for more information.


How's the HVAC System in Your Office?

How’s the HVAC system running in your office? Have you checked it recently? Throughout these summer months, it’s important to keep everything running nice and smoothly, so let’s make sure that happens! The Steam Team can be incredibly helpful in this area; let us show you how!


Beat the Heat


We’ve got to do something about this Texas heat! Make sure your HVAC system is in good working order. This can be difficult during the hot summer months. It may be wise to have a professional come out and inspect your HVAC system to make sure it’s in good condition! There’s nothing worse than losing AC during this season, especially in the workplace!


Beat the Allergens


Chances are, you spend the majority of your time at work. And your HVAC system could be hoarding dust particles, dirt particles, and other allergens! If you struggle with allergies (who doesn’t, in Austin?) be sure to check your HVAC system. You could be breathing in harmful substances while you work! It’s no secret that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air!


Call in The Steam Team


Finally, give The Steam Team a phone call. We’ll come out, inspect your HVAC system, and make sure everything is going smoothly. If there’s a problem, you can count on us to fix it! But let’s prevent the problems as best we can!


We mean it. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if your HVAC system could use a thorough cleaning, or a little bit of TLC. The Steam Team has all of the right experience, expertise, and equipment for the job! You can definitely rely on us to get any job done correctly, the very first time. It’s what we specialize in. So go ahead; put your trust in The Steam Team and freshen the air in your office today!


Considering Concrete Staining? We've Got the Details

Summer is in full swing, friends! We’re outside in the evenings, watering the lawn and firing up the grill and oh- that patio could really use a renovation, couldn’t it? Have you heard of concrete staining? It’s the perfect way to revamp the entire look and atmosphere of your patio and backyard! Here are the perks to concrete staining:


It Refreshes the Look of Your Patio


Obviously, if you change the color of your concrete, your entire patio will look different. But this change is good! We’re tired of that dull grey color; let’s choose a smooth terracotta instead! Doesn’t that sound refreshing? Concrete staining completely refreshes the look of your patio.


It Changes the Feel of Your Backyard


Ah, that sweet atmosphere, the place where memories are made. The backyard. Concrete staining affects your backyard, too! But it’s all going to look so perfect. It may even inspire you to change other things, such as the shed, or the deck… or maybe you’ll even want to build a deck! Who knows? The possibilities are endless and your backyard will look fantastic!


It Could Be a Fun DIY Project


Now, concrete staining could be a fun DIY project for you and your friends or family. You can totally do it on your own. But we always recommend having a professional step in! You can contact The Steam Team today and we’ll be out to help out ASAP! But hiring a pro, you avoid accidents, spills, mishaps, all of those. And just think of how nice it will feel to not have to do any legwork!


From concrete staining, to cleaning your tile and grout, to restoring your home after a house fire, The Steam Team is here for you for an array of services and projects! We love what we do: helping you. So don’t hesitate to give us a call today! We also handle all types of construction from things like fire and water damage.

Who to Call for the Best Carpet Cleaning Service

So you’re doing some chores, or perhaps some spring cleaning, and you’re wondering who to call in for a professional steam cleaning! We always recommend calling us, The Steam Team! We’re available 24/7 for all of your spring cleaning needs: from the carpet, to the window treatments. Let us quickly walk you through a few of our carpet cleaning services so that you know just who to call this season!


The Best Carpet Cleaners in Austin, TX


If you’re living in the Austin area, you may be in need of a steam cleaner more than ever! Have you been feeling those Austin allergies? Oftentimes our carpets serve as sponges for allergens like dust, and pollen! Let The Steam Team come out and help you this season; we’re your leading carpet cleaners in Austin, TX! Voted best carpet cleaning company in Austin.


The Carpet Cleaning Process


The Steam Team’s process easily removes dirt, dust, and allergens from deep within the fibers of your carpeting! And don’t worry about the drying process; we’d never leave your home without making sure your flooring is dry, first! Of course this happens a lot quicker because The Steam Team’s method uses such little moisture!


You Can Trust The Steam Team


With over ten years of experience under our belts, and the most top-notch equipment available, The Steam Team is ready to tackle your home! You can definitely rely on us to get any chore done the proper way. Like we said, we’ll come out, restore your carpeting to its original condition, and we won’t leave until everything is perfectly clean and dry!


So whether you’re just having a routine carpet cleaning done, or you need help with other spring cleaning chores, The Steam Team is here for you! Give us a call and we’ll be out in record time! Don’t hesitate; pick up that phone today!





We've Found the Solution to Pet Odor

If you have pets in your home, you may be quite familiar with the odor that comes along with them! It can be difficult to remove, especially if it’s a urine odor that’s soaked deep into the padding of your carpet. But fortunately for you, The Steam Team can help out! That’s right; we’ve found the solution to pet odor, and would love to help you out!


The Steam Team Process


The Steam Team uses a brilliant cleaning process and top-notch equipment in your home! Believe it or not, most pet odor issues can be solved through our normal cleaning process! Steam cleaning is great for your carpet; it uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove not only urine particles, but dust, dirt, and dander too!


Other Tips to Consider


Here are some other tips to consider: When cleaning urine stains at home, it’s important to remember to use an enzymatic cleaner. It’s the only thing that will properly remove the urine from your carpet! It’s also important to clean up the accident as soon as you spot it; this will give you a much better chance of remedying the situation!  


When You’re Ready…


...call in the professionals, AKA, The Steam Team! You’ll know when your ready. You can only tolerate that odor for so long! Call in the The Steam Team and you won’t regret it. Our cleaning process will thoroughly remove urine stains and pet odors from your carpet, and your furniture too!


The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals in cleaning and restoration. We’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and don’t worry; we’re not stopping any time soon! So if you need help removing pet odor in your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Cleaning

So, it’s the springtime, and you’re getting your home ready for some spring cleaning! Imagine you’ve called in the professionals for a helping hand, and a thorough cleaning that you can trust! Here’s what you should expect from a commercial cleaning service- just so you’re already as prepared as can be!


On Cleaning Solutions


The good news is that you won’t need to purchase any cleaning solutions! A professional cleaning and restoration company will arrive at your home already equipped for the job! They’ll have specially formulated cleaning products (if needed- sometimes it’s all steam!) to use on your flooring, surfaces, or even window blinds! It’s a truly versatile method of cleaning, steam cleaning, that is!


Services Offered


So, what’s included when you hire a professional cleaning company like The Steam Team? Well, you can expect results that floor you (no pun intended). Not all companies are alike, that’s for sure. But you should expect quality work and impressive results! Cleaning ceiling fans, air ducts, window blinds- all of these services can be included.


You Can Trust The Steam Team


Lastly, if you’re going to call in the professionals this season, we encourage you to trust in The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a team of trained professionals that has been serving the Austin community for over a decade now! We have plenty of experience and expertise for any cleaning and/or restoration project!


The Steam Team is available 24/7 to help you out this springtime! So if you’re ready to get to spring cleaning, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Alternatively, you can log online to our website and view our list of services! We’d love to give you a hand. So don’t wait; pick up the phone today to find out how we can help you and your home!


Ferocious Fleas: Getting Rid of Our Pets Enemies

Here in Texas, it seems that flea season simply never comes to an end! For those of you who are constantly struggling to rid your pets and homes of fleas, we totally understand the trouble! Today we’re setting out to discuss different methods you can use to get rid of these pesky pests for good. Or, you know, at least for a while!


Everything Must Happen All At Once


When treating your home for fleas, it’s imperative that you treat everything at the same time, including your pets! This is because fleas lay eggs, which hatch, grow into larvae, and eventually become adult fleas. In order to stop the cycle, we have to treat everything at the same time, sometimes multiple times.


Everything Must Be Vacuumed


Cleaning the floors is very important when it comes to killing fleas. Keep your carpet vacuumed, and your tile or hardwood swept and mopped! It’s not uncommon to still see fleas even weeks after you’ve treated your home. Just keep vacuuming, and stay on top of the routine.


Everything Must Be Washed


Wash all of your bedding, including your pets’ bedding (fleas love to hang out there)! Fleas can also hide inside the actual stuffing in the bedding, so be sure you’re washing the entire bed. Also wash your dogs plush toys and blankets; we can’t forget about those.


If you’re struggling to rid your home of fleas, we highly recommend treating your pets either orally or topically, and then having your carpet steam cleaned by the professionals. A professional-grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep within the fibers of your carpet and eradicate anything living, or dead. Fleas and allergens alike will be removed from your carpet; it’ll feel like magic! Give The Steam Team a call today for help treating your home for fleas.


How to Help Your Tile Look its Best

Tile and grout are often neglected on chore day due to the effort that goes into cleaning them; we totally get it! That’s why we offer our services to anyone in need of tile and grout cleaning! The Steam Team is an experienced group of professionals who’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade, so we know exactly how to treat your tile and grout. But until we arrive, here are a few tips for keeping your tile looking its best!


Sweeping and Mopping


When it comes to keeping tile clean, sweeping and mopping are essential to your cleaning routine. You simply can’t escape it! Use your trusty floor cleaner, as long as it’s approved for tile and grout, and get to mopping! Make sure you’re changing out the water as frequently as it becomes dirty to prevent smudges on your flooring.


Scrubbing


Every now and then, you have to get out the old scrub brush and get to scrubbing on your tile floor! Just make sure you aren’t using anything that’s abrasive, so that you don’t scratch or damage your beautiful tile!


Steam Cleaning


Steam cleaning is by far the best method of cleaning for tile and grout. Only a steam cleaner can reach deep within the pores of grout and extract dirt and debris, and by using nothing except hot water and high water pressure! We always recommend steam cleaning over other methods of cleaning.


If your tile and grout is in need of some TLC, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! We’re available 24/7 to come help you out. You don’t even have to worry about scrubbing your tile; you can skip that step altogether and move onto steam cleaning! So don’t wait! Give The Steam Team a call today.




Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know Your Furniture?

When you’ve had furniture for a long time, you may think that you’re cleaning it properly, but we’re here to test your knowledge! It can be easy to grow relaxed with your cleaning routines- we totally understand that. So let’s refresh your memory and teach you how leather upholstered furniture should be treated!


Cleaning


When it comes to leather furniture, you’ve got to keep it clean! Incorporate cleaning your upholstery into your regular cleaning routine and you’ll be just fine. Use cleaning products that are specifically made for leather furniture, and carefully vacuum out crevices with your vacuum’s attachments. Never let the furniture get too wet! These are just a few tips that’ll help your furniture stay in tip top shape!


Conditioning


Leather, like our skin, needs to be moisturized periodically! But conditioning leather furniture is not as easy as lathering our skin with lotion! Special formulas must be used. For questions or concerns about conditioning your leather, contact The Steam Team! We know exactly what we’re doing, and won’t ruin your furniture. You can count on us to get the job done right the first time, and in a timely manner, too!


Contacting the Pro’s


Sometimes the professionals just need to step in and give you a hand; we get that! The Steam Team can come out and steam clean your leather furniture, restoring it to its original condition. Because it uses so little moisture, steam cleaning is the perfect method for taking care of your leather furniture!


The Steam Team is a team of highly trained professionals in cleaning and restoration, and they’re ready to make their way toward you! Whether it’s cleaning, or conditioning, we’re here for you. We have all of the right tools and equipment to properly clean your leather upholstery, and we’ll show you how we do it! Contact us today!