Professional Care For Your Area Rugs

Rug Cleaning

Rug Cleaning

Area rugs are an ideal solution for completing your living room furniture set. They’re available in a multitude of colors, patterns, sizes, and textures. They set the mood, warm the room, and they whisper “welcome,” to our guests.


But our elegant, aesthetic area rugs also collect remarkable amounts of dust, sand, dirt, and allergens. Foot traffic damages the carpet fibers, and causes discoloration. And unfortunately, if your rugs and carpet endure more foot traffic (from children, pets, etc) then this process begins more quickly. Regular vacuuming and spot treatment is helpful, but occasionally, our carpets need a professional’s care and treatment.

Why Should You Call a Professional?

We understand that it may be tempting to choose a do-it-yourself method of cleaning rugs and carpets, and get to scrubbing away on your own! However, it can be immensely difficult to achieve the same results as you would if you brought in  your local professional steam cleaning company. Steam cleaning companies, like The Steam Team, have top notch, industrial strength equipment, and years of experience in cleaning and restoration to top it off!

Optimal Care for Your Area Rugs

When our technicians arrive at your home, we’ll assess your area rugs for damage, and then vacuum any loose dirt and dust from deep within the carpet fibers. Then our team of experts will begin the process of steam cleaning your carpets thoroughly, precisely, and proficiently!   


Steam cleaning is a brilliant method to clean almost anything in your household- from carpets, to cabinets, countertops and flooring, and so much more! And professionals like The Steam Team have exactly what it takes to complete any cleaning and restoration project, no matter how challenging. Remember- professional results are difficult to replicate. Give us a call today!


Make Your Bathroom Sparkle with Steam Cleaning!

Cleaning Austin

Cleaning Austin

The bathroom: the last room to be checked off of the “To Do” list, sheerly because we just don’t want to clean it, it’s gross!


Soap scum builds around our sinks and faucets, dust, dirt, and grime build up on the flooring and in the baseboards, and the toilet remains its very own kind of filthy. If your regular cleaning routine isn’t cutting it, or you want to make sure everything is clean and pristine for company coming over, consider trying out a steam cleaner, or hiring a professional cleaning company, like The Steam Team!

Showers & Tubs

Most people bathe or shower at least once per day, sometimes more frequently. In larger households the shower tubs will see even more activity, and build up soap scum and other grime far more quickly. There are many impressive solutions available over the counter, but none work quite as well as a good steam cleaning!

Sinks & Toilets

Unfavorable stains, discoloration, algae, soap scum- none of it is any match for the high temperatures and intense pressure of a steam cleaner. We know the feeling of wiping your counter down with cleaner, but still being able to “feel,” the grime underneath. But we can assure you that this won’t be the case after you steam clean.


Again, with higher traffic, your flooring will build up dust and dirt quickly. It’s helpful to sweep and mop on a regular basis, and steam clean when it gets real tough. Your bathroom will look like new all over again!


Steam cleaning is an efficient, environmentally safe way to tackle dirt and grime in your bathroom. If yours hasn’t been looking up to par lately, consider giving The Steam Team a call today! We have professionals standing, waiting to help you.


How Frequently Should You Steam Clean Your Carpet?

The Steam Team Cleaning 

The Steam Team Cleaning 

Many homeowners struggle to gauge how frequently they need their carpets to be professionally cleaned, or cleaned in general. But the truth is actually that there isn’t a specific amount of time that should pass between cleanings. Everything depends on how much traffic your carpet regularly endures. How many people are living in your home? Do you have any pets? These factors can greatly affect how often your home needs a professional’s attention.


If you have children, we know you’re familiar with the spills, stains, and dirty, dusty feet that frequent your living room carpets and rugs. It’s tough to stay on top of every little incident. Mud stains, grass stains, sticky juice and crumbs… but all of these can disappear after a thorough steam cleaning.


Your living room, entry way, and kids’ rooms are probably the rooms which need the most attention. Steam cleaners use pressurized water, and intense heat to extract dirt and debris from deep down in your carpet fibers. These areas will look brand new again after the process is finished!

Dogs, Cats, & Other Furry Companions

It comes as no surprise that dogs, cats, and other household pets can worsen the condition of our carpet, as well. Fido’s fur can cling to carpet fibers, Garfield spills wet cat food down the sides of his bowl, and your pet ferret had an accident late last night. What a mess! All of these are recipes for a carpet disaster. We suggest keeping a close eye on the condition of your carpet as time goes on, and consider calling in a professional to have it deep cleaned every six to nine months!


As time passes, and your carpet begins to show signs of wear and tear, it’s important to have a professional cleaning company routinely clean and disinfect your home. Doing so can effectively treat and remove stains, keep your home brighter and healthier, and prolong the life of your carpet. If your home needs a professional touch today, don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team!

How Effective is Steam Cleaning?

Rug Cleaning

Rug Cleaning

Maybe you’ve heard about the impressive qualities of a steam cleaner, and the even more outstanding results that it delivers. But you may be wondering… Just how effective is steam cleaning? What’s so special about it? It’s normal to feel skeptical about changing your routine! That’s why we’re going to review a few of steam cleaning’s most impressive qualities, and why it may be beneficial to have your home professionally cleaned.


  1. Deep Cleaning


If you or another member of your household has allergies or asthma, you’ll appreciate the power and intensity of a thorough steam cleaning. The process easily removes dust mites and allergens from your home, allowing you to breathe easier, and live healthier!


  1. Chemical-Free


Other household cleaning products may leave behind residue that lingers in our environment, potentially harming our health. However, steam cleaning will thoroughly remove dust and debris from your carpet and/or furniture without the use of chemicals! You won’t find any leftover residue or markings.


  1. Knocks Out Mold


Mold- it spawns, it spreads, it destroys everything in its path! When handling a mold issue, the most important thing you can do is to act quickly. Once you’ve contacted your local cleaning and restoration company, the rest is up to the professionals. With intense heat and high pressure, a steam cleaner is the perfect tool for removing mold from your home.


Steam cleaning can be effective in many different situations. It’s perfect for dealing with pesky, stubborn stains, removing unwanted odors, or regular, routine deep cleaning. Choose steam cleaning over dry mopping for a thorough cleaning that you can trust.

And remember, if you’re looking for a professional touch, be sure to give The Steam Team a call today! We have all of the right tools and equipment to help your home look brand new again!

Does Your Upholstery Need Freshening?

Round Rock Carpet Cleaning

Round Rock Carpet Cleaning

We wish that our furniture always looked as fresh and young as it does the day it’s delivered to us. But it’s no secret that as time passes, dust and dirt cling to the fabric in our furniture, causing wear, tear, and discoloration. It starts to look dull and dingy, and after a few months, maybe the white has turned beige, and the beige is turning brown.


To bring your upholstery back to its glory days, a thorough cleaning may be in your future.

Try the Steam Cleaning Method

Using high pressure and extreme temperatures, a steam cleaner will effectively remove dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, crumbs, and so much more from your upholstery. This process is far more efficient than continually vacuuming and shampooing, and so much less frustrating.


If you have pets, children, or if your furniture has really seen its time, it may occasionally develop an odor. Household cleaners don’t always do the trick, and often times make the issue worse. Steam cleaning can help to freshen your furniture using only water, and heat. No leftover residue from other chemicals, and no hassle!

Tips on Spot Treating & Stain Removal

When spills and accidents occur, do your best to clean them up instantly, as this gives you the best chance at preventing stains from appearing (…and reappearing). Try applying a mixture of water and vinegar, or a mild laundry detergent, without using too much water to blot clean. When the stain lightens you may dry the fabric thoroughly to prevent odors or mold from growing.

Calling in the Pro’s!

The Steam Team goes above and beyond to deliver expert treatment and immaculate results. So no matter how far you’ve made it into your cleaning project, it’s never too late to leave the rest to the professional cleaners. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!


Choosing a Professional Steam Cleaning Company in Austin, TX

Tile Cleaning 

Tile Cleaning 

When it comes time to have your carpet steam cleaned, it’s no secret that renting a machine is cheaper than hiring a professional steam cleaning service. However, like any decision we make, a rented machine comes with a trade off or two.The most obvious is that these machines don’t do nearly as great of a job as a professional cleaning and restoration service. So, when you set out to hire a steam cleaning service, what should you expect?


  1. Experience and Expertise


Professional cleaning and restoration services come with years and knowledge, wisdom, and expertise. They know the ins and outs of all different types of stains, can effectively treat them, and help prevent them from reoccurring. You’ll save a remarkable amount of time and frustration by letting the professionals come to help!


  1. Industrial Strength Equipment


A regular vacuum cleaner may appear to be doing a lot of good in your home, and to an extent, it is. But over time, dirt, dust and grime build up and become embedded into carpet fibers. Removing the dirt and other stains requires an industrial strength steam cleaner that uses heat and high pressure water.


A professional service will also use specific tools and brushes that typically aren’t offered with rented machines. They’ll make sure the entirety of your carpet is spotless!


  1. Satisfaction Guaranteed


Choose a professional steam cleaner with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This will likely include a follow up, free of charge, if there are any problems with the work you hired them to do.

The Steam Team has been serving Austin since 1983. With our expertise and experience, we can help you with water damage, fire damage, tile or carpet cleaning, and all other types of cleaning or restoration.We aim to exceed your expectations! Don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team today!

4 Common Household Stains & How to Defeat Them

House Cleaning

House Cleaning

Some stains are particularly tough to tackle! If you’re an avid coffee drinker and your sofa shows it, or if your carpet has seen too many muddy footprints, we’re willing to bet that you already have a few tricks up your sleeve! You can learn a lot about stain removal by trying different products and remedies on your own, but to help speed up the process, we’re going to go over a few tips and tricks for a few of the most common household stains.


Grass Stains


To remove grass stains, try mixing a quarter teaspoon of laundry detergent with a cup of cold water. With a clean, white towel, carefully dab the stain clean.


Always be sure not to rub the stain into the carpet.


Ink Stains


Believe it or not, cheap hairspray is a great remedy for ink stains. Of course, how much hairspray you’ll need depends on the severity of your stain, so maybe keep at least two bottles on hand. All you have to do is spray the hairspray onto the ink stain, and gently blot your carpet with a white cloth.


Coffee Stains


When coffee spills, as it always does, quickly wipe up as much moisture as you can. Change each towel as it becomes dirty. Then combine 2/3 cup of water with 1/3 cup of white vinegar. Once the section is saturated, blot the stain clean with paper towels. That should help!


Red Wine


For wine, use a damp cloth to blot the stain, working from the outside in.


If the stain is still apparent after you finish blotting, try adding a generous layer of salt onto the stained carpet. The salt will help absorb the moisture leftover from the spill. Once it’s dry, remove the excess salt, and vacuum your carpet.


For expert advice on a tricky stain or for a professional cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team! We’re always standing by to help!


3 Tips for Keeping Your Office Clean



We all have that one coworker who never seems to clean up after themselves. Their desk is covered in misplaced papers and half-finished projects, and after lunch hour, “their spot,” at the break room table is the grossest out of everyone’s. The cleaning crew comes each night, but during your shift, it can really become unsightly! Here are a few tips for keeping your office cleaner this quarter.


  1. Routinely Clean Desks, Workstations, and Counter Tops


You’ve gotta start somewhere, so let that be the place you spend the most of your time at: your desk, your workstation, your spot at the breakroom table. Keep these areas spotless. Use Lysol or another disinfectant (hopefully they’re on hand) to clean these areas before you work/eat. Also try not to eat your lunch at your desk. This will prevent unnecessary crumbs and goop from collecting in your workspace.


  1. Establish a Filing and Storage System


Do yourself a favor and establish a system for filing and storage! It can be far more difficult to stay productive within a messy, chaotic work environment. Use file cabinets, baskets, folders, bins; there are dozens of ways to organize your projects and paperwork. Choose a day out of the week (or multiple days if needed) to routinely catch up on organization.


  1. Frequently Throw Away Trash


Lastly, never let your trash build up. Keep your trash bins tidy and empty them in the middle of the shift if needed. Also keep food wrappers and throwaways in the break room trash can. The last thing you want is for ants to find your office trash bin…

If your office is in need of a thorough, deep cleaning, contact your professional cleaning and restoration company! Professionals like us, The Steam Team, are well-equipped with the tools and expertise to help your office shine!

Steam Cleaning Different Flooring

Professional Carpet Cleaner 

Professional Carpet Cleaner 

Whether you have carpet, tile, wood, laminate, or even natural stone - there’s no doubt that the floors will start to collect dirt, dust, and other debris. Sure, the severity of mess widely depends on the extent of traffic around the home. For example; do you have kids or pets? How many? What kind of shoes are you wearing and where have they been? There are so many factors that contribute to how often your floors will need your undivided attention, but there is one thing each type of flooring has in common; they can all be steam cleaned (and they should be).

Carpeting and Cleaning

Using a steam cleaner on carpet fibers can be extremely effective for numerous situations. Whether you’re dealing with a pet accident, a wine spill, or just an overall annual deep clean - you’re in the best hands with a steam cleaning professional.

Tile and Grout

Grout is one of the most absorbent materials - it’s incredibly porous, after all. Because of this, however, it can become stained quite easily. A steam cleaning machine is able to powerfully wash the grout (and tile) with water and a natural cleaning solution. Then, the same machine can suction the water out to pull any stains or other grime that’s settled between tiles and in grout.


Caring meticulously for hardwood floors pays off in the long run. Although a steep investment, hardwood floors can last for centuries. In fact, there are plenty of historic homes that have the original gorgeous hardwood floors throughout! Steam cleaning is a great way to ensure that hardwoods are properly cared for - no dirt, dust, or other grime is going to get in the way of its appearance (or longevity).

When was the last time your flooring was deep cleaned? Give us a call, here at The Steam Team!

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Ready for A New Look on Your Patio? Ready for A New Look on Your Patio?

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

Aside from the original grey, dull color of concrete - over time, stains occur along with fading and before you know it; you’re less-than-impressed with your patio flooring. But, don’t panic because you don’t have to dish out your savings or look at that concrete forever… there is another solution.

Concrete Staining

Applying stain to anything (whether it be flooring, furniture, or something else) is a multiple-step process.


First, the concrete must be thoroughly cleaned. Without first cleaning the area that’s going to be stained, the stain won’t apply as well to the surface. This can be tricky without the proper equipment - that’s where the professionals come in.

Bringing in the Professionals

Professionals have access to the best equipment that’s going to have the most power (and give the best tile cleaning) - what more reason do you need to bring in someone with such experience and knowledge?


When the concrete is stained with correct application, it can be the greatest investment you’ve made for your patio. Here at The Steam Team, we follow an important application process to ensure the best appearance and longevity.

How to Choose a Concrete Stain Color

There are many different choices when it comes to stain color - especially because color adheres well to the gray shade of concrete.


The best way to choose a concrete stain color is to envision the perfect outdoor space and consult with a professional. The professionals will know how the color will look on your patio and can help you apply it correctly.

Are you ready for a new look on your patio? Don’t hesitate to reach out to The Steam Team about our services!

How Your HVAC System Can Affect Your Home

HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning 

HVAC & Air Duct Cleaning 

You may already be thinking; ‘of course my HVAC affects my home, it controls the temperature!’ Well, yes, this is obviously true - but, we’re not talking about the temperature of your home - we’re referring to its cleanliness. Many (or most) homeowners don’t know that the HVAC system can affect the allergen level around the house - and very easily, too. From mold growth to rodent droppings, dust collection and pet dander - without proper cleaning and maintenance, all of these things can be taken care of. Let’s take a closer look…

Allergen Reduction

No matter where you live, allergies are all around outdoors. Even though you may change your air filters indoors often, allergens and other pollutants can be distributed throughout your home from the air ducts themselves. As we previously mentioned, all kinds of particles collect in and around those ducts - that’s why it’s extremely important to keep them exceptionally clean. Especially if you’ve been abnormally suffering from allergies lately!


One of the biggest mistakes made with air ducts is improper cleaning. In some cases, homeowners may try to clean the air ducts (even just as a “temporary fix”) and you can hardly tell the difference. That’s because the entire ductwork needs to be inspected and cleaned, too!

How to Keep Your Air Ducts Clean

Now you’re probably asking yourself; but what does keeping the air ducts clean entail? It’s actually rather simple, so don’t panic.


The best way to take care of those air ducts is to call a professional. They’ll know how to handle the situation and they’ll be able to give you advice on regular maintenance and allergen reduction.

Who Should You Call?

That’s easy! Ask any of our past customers and they’ll tell you, just give The Steam Team a call. Our technicians go through rigorous training, they’re certified, and they have extensive experience under their belt.

A Quick Guide About Cleaning Fabric Upholstery

 Upholstery Cleaning at Zach

 Upholstery Cleaning at Zach

Ah, upholstered furniture - it can be one of the most difficult things around the home to clean. With kids and pets, or even without, there are bound to be spills and messes that occur. Unfortunately, the fabric on your furniture is not as easy to clean than, say, clothing fabric - but only because you can’t just pick up your sofa and throw it in the washing machine. Can we give you a secret to cleaning your upholstered furniture? Bring the “washing machine” to it. Okay, so a steam cleaner doesn’t have the cycles that a washing machine does, but it does clean your fabric and get rid of all those stains and other messes. So, let’s give you a quick guide to how it works.

A Cleaning Solution and Suction

A steam cleaning professional will examine your upholstery to determine their approach. Then, using their equipment, will apply a mixture of hot water and cleaning solution to your fabric. The equipment then uses powerful suction to remove the mixture after it’s cleaned the upholstery.

Versatility and Convenience

One of the greatest benefits to using a steam cleaning professional is the versatility of steam cleaning in general. Upholstery isn’t the only thing in your home that needs a thorough steam cleaning - we’re sure you have floors and window treatments, too.

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Next to versatility is convenience. The ease of hiring a steam cleaning professional is a huge advantage. Not only is the service effective, but it’s incredibly efficient and you won’t have to worry about a thing!


To schedule your next steam cleaning, give us a call here at The Steam Team. We’re always happy to help - don’t let that dirt and grime buildup around the house!


Cleaning you hardwood floors

Water Damage Service in Austin

Water Damage Service in Austin

With such a big investment like hardwood floors, there are certain things you want to take into account when it comes to cleaning them so as to best protect them from damage. From preventing debris build up to deep cleaning or refinishing - there may be more involved in cleaning those precious wood floors than you may think. Let’s take a closer look!

Preventing Damage

A huge part of maintaining the pristine look of your floors is preventing water damage from occurring in the first place. While this isn’t always possible, there are a few things you can do.


  • Remove Shoes

Without wearing shoes on your floors, you reduce the risk of damage - especially in high-traffic areas.

  • Regular Sweeping

By regularly sweeping, you’re reducing the amount of dust, debris, and other gunk around the floors. Consistently removing these particles also reduces the risk of damage (and feels better overall).

  • Consistent Mopping

Mopping removes any spills or other liquids and prevents them from harming the hardwoods in any way.

Deep Cleaning

Every floor - no matter the material - needs a good, thorough deep clean every once in awhile. The amount of traffic obviously affects how often it would be necessary, but the best way to deep clean hardwood floors is by hiring a steam cleaning professional. Steam cleaning has numerous benefits:


  • Environmentally Friendly

  • Effective

  • Allergen Removal

  • Efficient


Since hardwood floors can last centuries - literally - they deal with a lot of potential (and actual) damage. When the wood is visibly damaged or starting to warp, you may need to think about refinishing (or restoring) the floors.


Refinishing hardwood floors is not an easy task. Wood needs to be treated carefully, and without proper training it can be difficult to do the job correctly. Let the professionals decide the best way to care for those precious floors - it’s worth it!


The Best Way to Clean Oriental Rugs

The Rug Cleaning Team

The Rug Cleaning Team

They add an incredible appeal to the room, but oriental rugs shouldn’t be ignored throughout their lifetime. In fact, they do require extensive care. But, lucky for you, we have the best cleaning and care tips for oriental rugs around - just keep reading!

Regular Maintenance for Optimal Appearance

You all know the drill by this point, right? To maintain the best appearance with any type of flooring, regular maintenance is key.



For oriental rugs, this is what “regular maintenance” looks like:


  • Quality Padding

  • Vacuuming

  • Rotating

Care Tips for Oriental Rugs

When it comes to caring for oriental rugs, there are a few main tips to keep in mind.


  • Animal Damage

Whether you have a dog or cat, you risk damaging fabrics around the home - including oriental rugs. Cats tend to sharpen their claws and dogs may decide to chew the rug. Be prepared to devote a little extra time to training to keep your animals from damaging your beautiful rug.


  • Water Damage

The fibers in an oriental rug can become severely damaged if they come in contact with water and are not dried out properly. For this reason, avoid putting potted plants near your oriental rug - they can easily overflow and cause water damage.


  • Chemical Damage

Using carpet cleaners or other strong chemicals (like bleach) on fibers can weaken the fabric over time. It’s always advised to dilute these chemicals with water before using them with oriental rugs.

Professional Deep Cleaning

Oriental rugs are delicate and precious, it’s recommended to let the professionals handle their care. There are certain techniques and tips for handling individual fibers. For example; some fibers are extremely fragile and need to be dealt with gently. Handing over the cleaning to the professionals ensures that your oriental rug is treated properly - plus, it’s sure to look amazing!

Steam Cleaning in the Office and Break Room

Rug Cleaning

Rug Cleaning

No matter what type of business you run or what you do at work all day, you still do it in a clean, comfortable environment! But we know that it can be difficult to stay consistent with cleaning routines on top of everything you’re responsible for each business day. That’s why it’s important to find a professional and call them in for the task!

In the Office:

Let’s start by tackling the most obvious part of your office: flooring. Whether you have carpet, hardwood, tile, laminate, or granite, it can be steam cleaned, so let’s do it! Thoroughly vacuum your carpet, and then use a steam cleaner to remove the remaining dirt, dust, debris, and stains.



You can also steam clean your upholstered furniture. If you’re working from a spacious, cozy office, you likely have furniture that needs a deep, extensive cleaning every once in awhile.


In the Break Room:

When it’s time to clean the break room, don’t feel intimidated; you already know what to do about the flooring and upholstery! In the break room you’ll focus on the appliances and air ducts.


Most break rooms are not equipped with full on ovens and stove tops, but they do have a microwave, sink, or both. These will definitely need to be cleaned on the regular, and you’ll be ahead of the game if you use a steam cleaner.



Cleaning the air ducts can seriously benefit your health- especially if you have allergies or asthma. Your air ducts could be circulating dust, allergens, and irritants throughout your office and break room. A professional will  meticulously inspect your air ducts for more urgent problems (such as mold growth), and then begin the cleaning process. Also rug cleaning is a key to removing allergens.



When all is finished, you, your coworkers, and clients will all be impressed with the results!

So if your office is your second home, why not feel at home? Call The Steam Team today for an expert steam cleaning in your office and break room!


Fall Cleaning! Where to Start.

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning

Autumn is right around the corner, meaning it’s just about time to “fall,” into gear and get our homes prepared for the season! Before you know it, family will be coming in from out of town for the holidays. Maybe it’s finally time for them to see your newly decorated dining area, or new appliances (that don’t look very new anymore). We’ll show you how to spruce up your flooring and get your kitchen ready for the turkey, the pie, the spooky cookies, whatever your tradition is!

Dining Room Floors

If you have hardwood floor in our dining area, light the chandelier and take a gander at its condition! Notice any scratches, discoloration? It’s normal for flooring to suffer wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas. If you have children, you eat here often. If you have pets, they’re in here just as often (begging for your table scraps, right?). Consider contacting a professional to have your hardwood flooring refinished before the family comes in!

Kitchen Appliances

Sinks, stove tops, tile and grout. Our mothers always seem to spot their filth! Fortunately, you can use a steam cleaner to take care of all of these areas. This will have your kitchen looking like new, and it won’t require any harsh chemicals that could potentially be harmful to your children or pets.


This may also be a convenient time to consider having your carpets professionally cleaned. Start by vacuuming them thoroughly, and maybe dust the baseboards while you’re at it. Steam cleaning the carpet will work wonders on removing stains (new or old) and unwanted odors. Not to mention, With cooler weather approaching, we might be able to open our windows to help the carpet dry out quicker. Go ahead… light that pumpkin spice candle!



For help preparing your home for the holidays, call The Steam Team! We have the skill and technique you need for your home to look fantastic this fall!  



Is it Time to Clean Your Tile or Grout?

Many of us would agree that there are few chores as frustrating as mopping, especially when you’re mopping tile and grout. The worst part is that sometimes your tile and grout still appears grimy after you’ve put in a good cleaning! Well, you’re not imagining things. This often happens to tile flooring and sometimes stained grout doesn’t make it look any better.

Clean it, Then Seal it!

Grout is a porous material, therefore it absorbs dirt, grime, and the liquids we spill onto it. All of this together will discolor the grout over time, leaving our floors filthy and emphasizing the stains in its surrounding tiles, as well!

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning


There are a couple things to consider when cleaning your floors. First, if you’re cleaning with bleach or other chemicals, make sure you have proper ventilation. Double check labels to find out whether or not you need to be wearing protective gloves or a mask! It’s also important to use only cleaning solutions that are specially formulated for tile and grout. Some products that aren’t meant to clean these materials can actually break down the sealant, resulting in susceptibility to stains, or discoloration. For expert tile cleaning austin call The Steam Team. 


After you’ve finished cleaning, consider adding a layer of grout sealing. This will help prevent future stains from affecting your tile and grout. Find the type that suits the room you’re installing it in, and be sure to reapply the sealer as necessary (some may need to be reapplied more often than others, but the process isn’t complicated).


Calling in Professionals

Don’t forget! For professional looking results, consider hiring a professionally trained steam cleaning company! Steam cleaning will clean your floor more thoroughly than a traditional mopping or scrubbing. And it won’t harm the environment, your children, or pets! The Steam Team has the equipment and expertise to help your tile flooring look like new again. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!



Leather Furniture Lasts! Here's How.

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maid service

Outfitting your home in leather furniture has a few obvious perks: leather is aesthetically appealing, comfortable, and durable. And best of all, leather furniture can last a long time! With proper care and conditioning, you can elongate its life span, and it really doesn’t require a lot of elbow grease. We’re here to show you how simple the process can be. The proper cleaning and conditioning not only helps keep your furniture looking wonderful, but it will also prevent damage from everyday occurrences or beloved small children and pets. And as always, The Steam Team is standing by with specialized technicians who have the expertise and equipment to handle any type of leather!



When caring for your leather furniture, you’ll want to start by dry dusting on a regular basis. Use a dry cloth or sponge to remove dust and dirt, and a vacuum attachment to reach corners and crevices. Clean spills immediately to keep the furniture from staining, but avoid using products that are not designed for leather material (yes, even the “all purpose,” cleaners). Also avoid exposing leather to direct sunlight; this will easily dry out the material and cause it to crack!


Conditioning your leather periodically will help keep its elasticity in optimal shape. However, when caring for such a high quality material, you’ll want to be as careful as possible. Since each type of leather is different from the rest, it may be wise to contact a professional to find out which specific cleaner you should use. Using the wrong cleaner could potentially worsen the condition of the material, as well as deepen any stains that you might’ve tried to remove.


So if you’re considering furnishing your new living room with leather sofas and loveseats but are intimidated by the upkeep, remember that you can have the beautiful, long lasting living room of your dreams; it only requires a regular routine of cleaning and conditioning. And better yet, this process can be taken care of for you by a professional cleaning company. Don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team for advice on making your leather furniture  last beyond its lifespan!


Common Household Allergens

 Air Duct Cleaning

 Air Duct Cleaning

When you’re a homeowner, cleanliness is definitely something to aspire to. It’s a necessity. You likely have your own specific routine you follow as you clean; maybe you pour a cup of espresso and turn on the news, get lost with those rubber gloves in a sink full of Pine O Pine. But when you or another member of your household has allergies or asthma, cleanliness could be everything. It can be the foundation you lay for reducing the amount of allergens in your home, bettering your health.

Common Household Allergens

Dust mites are the most common allergy and asthma symptom trigger. Dust mites prefer to camp out on our furniture and soft bedding, but they are essentially everywhere. They don’t leave bites or marks on our skin, making it easier not to think of them at all. But our respiratory systems can certainly feel their presence!


We should also be on the lookout for pollen and mold spores. Both pollen and mold spores can enter our homes by latching onto clothing and shoes, just like velcro! Our pets can also carry them inside, along with pet dander. Certain breeds of dogs will not produce as much pet dander as others, which is something to consider if you or a household member would like to own a dog, but have a mild allergy.

Reducing Allergens in Your Home

It might be wise to purchase allergen-proof encasings for your pillows, mattresses, and box springs to begin reducing allergens in your home. For pollen, try to wipe down your pets when they come inside, change your clothes after coming in from a day spent outdoors, and keep your windows closed and air conditioner running. You can also use an air filter to help cleanse the air inside your bedrooms, or entire house!


If you have any serious issues in your home, such as a growing and spreading mold infestation, never hesitate! Hire a professional who has the skill and equipment to finish the job for you.  


3 Tips to Keep Ceramic Tile Clean

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

Any type of tile can be difficult to clean - mostly because the grout in between the tiles is extremely porous and often absorbs stains easily. However, with steam cleaning those stains are no longer a concern. In today’s blog, we’ll tell you all about keeping your ceramic tile clean.

Act Immediately

The best thing you can do for your ceramic tile - and really, any flooring - is to act immediately if there are any spills or messes around. The longer grime, liquid, mud - whatever it may be - is left to sit, the harder it becomes to remove.

Regular Maintenance

Of course, there’s the good old regular maintenance to keep your ceramic tile looking brand new. The more frequently you sweep and mop, the less likely dirt, dust, and other particles will cover your floor and risk settling into your grout. Be careful with the products you use as harsh and abrasive chemicals and materials could damage the appearance of the tile and damage the grout.



If you need a deeper clean than what your broom and mop are able to do, maybe you can’t get a stain out or are having issue removing grime from the surface of your tile, call a professional! Steam cleaning is the most effective way to go about deep cleaning your flooring - we can always help!

Take Care of Your Grout

Grout is the most porous part of flooring, meaning it can absorb spills and create stains the easiest. Unfortunately, most grout is lightly colored - showing all of its darker imperfections (like stains). It’s important to use a sealant over your grout to prevent stains from setting, but even then, some things can’t always be prevented.

So, to best clean your tile and grout (and keep it that way), hire a professional!