3 Areas That Need a Cleaning Now

Springtime is very quickly becoming summer; it’s certainly evident in the temperatures outside! But don’t worry; if you missed out on spring cleaning this year, The Steam Team is available 24/7 for all of your cleaning and restoration needs. We can still help you out! Below, you’ll find three places around your home that we believe should be steam cleaned now. So don’t hesitate; give The Steam Team a call today!

 

Upholstered Furniture

 

Do you have any unsightly stains on your upholstery? The Steam Team can bring them right out! Just put your trust in our cleaning methods and we can restore your furniture to its original, pristine condition! And don’t worry; we won’t use anything except highly pressurized water and hot, hot steam!

 

Carpeting

 

When was the last time your carpet was professionally treated? It can make all the difference in the world. A professional steam cleaning company can use their professional-grade equipment to lift dirt, dust, and debris from deep within the fibers of your carpet. And you won’t even have to lift a finger! And don’t worry; The Steam Team won’t leave until your carpet is fully dry!

 

Tile and Grout

 

If you’re struggling to keep your tile and grout looking bright and clean, rely on The Steam Team! We can extract dirt and debris from the pores of grout, and shine your tile right up! You’ll be absolutely amazed with The Steam Team’s results. We just know it!


And this is just where it begins, friends! We can steam clean almost anything, so if ever you’re in need, you know who to call! We can even help restore your home back to its original condition after fire, water, or smoke damage. So whatever the problem is, you know it’s never too great for The Steam Team Austin!

Everything You Need to Know About Marble Polishing

Marble is a gorgeous material that makes for some of the best looking surfaces in a home. Whether you have marble floors, countertops, vanities or columns, we know you want to keep your marble looking its very best. But marble is also a delicate material, and for a proper clean you’ll need to use the proper materials and cleaning methods. Here’s everything you need to know:

 

Materials

 

To properly polish marble, you will need:

 

  • A mild detergent.

  • A poultice for removing stains.

  • A low-speed polisher with a felt wheel.

  • 3 to 4 soft cloths.

  • A polishing compound.

  • A marble sealant.

 

If you have cultured marble, make sure your product states that it is for cultured marble.

 

Marble Polishing

 

To begin polishing your marble, tape the area around the surface. If you have other surfaces that could be damaged by the products, use painters tape to cover those edges. Then, use the mild detergent and a soft rag to gently clean the marble surface.

 

Now is where your poultice comes in. If you have stains deep within the porous surface of the marble, polishing the marble will only seal them in forever. Apply the poultice to the stains, and let it sit for 24 hours. Then pour water over the poultice and wipe it away with a soft cloth. Ensure that the area is completely dry before moving on.

 

Now you’re ready to polish and seal. Apply a small amount of polishing compound according to the container of the product. Use your low-speed polisher in circular motions to work in the polish in small sections. When you’re done, remove the excess polish and finish with a damp cloth. Then wait 24 hours, and you’re ready to apply the sealant. After the sealant has been on the marble for the recommended time, use a soft dry cloth to wipe it off. In 6 to 8 hours your marble should be fully dried, sealed and looking better than ever.

 

Call in The Professionals


The last essential thing to remember about marble polishing is that no one can do a job better than a professional. For the top marble polishing service in the Austin area, call The Steam Team.

The Easiest Way to Clean Tile & Grout Bonita Springs

If you have tile and grout in your home, you’re going to want to clean it quite frequently. Odds are you’ve already tried more than one method to see what works the best and takes up the least amount of your time. Or you’ve chosen to stick with the first cleaning method you learned. In either case, we’re sure that if you follow this advice you’ll never want to go back to cleaning tile and grout the way that you did before.

 

Ditch The Toothbrush

 

The most common DIY methods for cleaning tile grout involve using a toothbrush or some other type of brush to vigorously scrub between the tiles, crawling around on your hands and knees, until the floor is spotless. Using certain cleaning solutions can certainly speed up the process, but it can still be very time consuming and very tiring. If you want a better way, go ahead and get rid of that brush.

 

Steam Cleaners

 

If you can afford the investment, the most simple and least time-consuming way to clean your tile and grout floors is by using a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners can effectively clean and sanitize any type of tile or grout as there are no chemicals involved in the process. When you buy or rent a steam cleaner from your local home improvement store, just make sure it has the steam hose and a small brush attachment. Once you have assembled the steam cleaner and filled it with water, turn it on and allow it to heat up. Then, move the cleaning brush back and forth over all of the grout. This will get rid of all the dirt and grime, as well as kill the mildew in the grout. After cleaning, use a towel or mop to wipe up excess moisture. You’ll notice right away that your floor gets much cleaner, much faster with the use of a steam cleaner.

 

Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning


Even with the help of a steam cleaner, you might still not have the free time for the mundane task of tile and grout cleaning. If this is the case, call in TST Total Restoration  professionals- we’re always happy to help!

Do You Live in A High Rise? We've Got the Best Cleaning Solution for You

Do you live in a high rise building, or work in one? We can help you keep it clean and pristine- with ease! Check out these five areas we can effortlessly clean with a steam cleaner! Your high rise is absolutely no problem for us!

 

Ceiling Fans

 

If you have ceiling fans in your high rise, you know they need to be cleaned, but they’re often neglected. Ceiling fans trap copious amounts of dust. And the worst part is that while the fan is running, you can’t really see the dust! So do us a favor: stop your fan, and let us dust and steam clean it! It’ll look brand new!

 

Window Treatments and Blinds

 

The Steam Team can steam clean your window treatments and blinds without even having to remove them! It’s a super efficient way of cleaning. Not to mention, you won’t have to fuss with the hassle of doing it yourself!

 

Carpeting

 

Dirt, dust, debris, crumbs… our carpet can hold it all, and conceal it all very well. Let The Steam Team tackle your carpet today by steam cleaning it down its very core! Using nothing but pressurized steam and hot, hot water, we’ll extract all of the debris from your carpeting and leave it looking as good as new.

 

Surfaces

 

Have you wiped down your surfaces yet? Well it’s time to do some spring cleaning in your high rise! The Steam Team can steam clean just about anything- including desk and end table surfaces. Just leave it to us; we’ll get the job done correctly the first time.

 

Natural Stone Flooring

 

It’s not just carpeting we steam clean. If your high rise has natural stone flooring or tile, we’ve got it taken care of! No more dirty and unsightly spots. It’ll look like brand new flooring when we’re finished thoroughly cleaning it.

 

So don’t forget, friends! The Steam Team is always here, waiting to help you out! And we have the best cleaning solutions for you and your high rise this springtime.

How Long Has it Been Since You've Cleaned Your Area Rug?

When was the last time your area rug(s) received a deep cleaning? When was the last time they received a slow, steady vacuuming? Can’t remember? Then it might be time to give The Steam Team a call! Not only do we specialize in restoration projects but also in cleaning- cleaning just about anything. And that includes your area rugs! Here’s what we’ll do:

 

Area Rug Inspection

 

No matter what kind of area rugs exist inside your home, The Steam Team knows how to take care of them. Our trained professionals are familiar with the fibers and dyes that go into your beautiful textiles. We’ll start there. By inspecting your rugs and figuring out exactly what they need, we’ll be able to proceed with the cleaning process.

 

The Cleaning Process

 

To start, we’ll use a pile lifter and vacuum to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Do you know just how dangerous dirt particles are for your area rugs, and carpeting, for that matter? Dust and soil can actually cut the individual carpet fibers, reducing the lifespan of your beautiful area rug! But don’t worry; The Steam Team will get it all cleaned up right away!

 

Rinse and Dry

 

Finally, we’ll rinse and dry your rug. We’ll thoroughly rinse away all contaminants and cleaning solutions. And The Steam Team would never leave your home without ensuring that your carpeting is perfectly dry. With steam cleaning, so little moisture is used, anyway! After your rug is rinsed clean and dried, we’ll be well on our way.

 

The Steam Team knows the value of your area rugs, and will do all that we can to protect them. You can definitely trust us with these fine pieces of carpeting; we know exactly what we’re doing. Remember, we’ve been at this for over a decade! So if your area rug is due for a deep cleaning, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today!

 

How To React When Water Damage Occurs

Water may be essential to our daily lives, but it can really cause damage to our homes during a storm, leak, or even a fire! But wherever you are, whatever you’re facing, if it’s water damage, The Steam Team has you covered. We’re experts at water damage recovery and even mold remediation- because, you know, that’s an issue too when it comes to water damage. If you encounter water damage in or around your home, here’s what you should do:

 

Act Quickly

 

It’s important to act as quickly as possible once you discover water damage! Remember, it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to begin growing and spreading throughout your home! If you don’t want a serious mold issue on your hands, then get moving, get moving, get moving!

 

Dry Out the Area

 

Next, do your best to dry out the area until the professionals arrive. We know that this is no simple task, especially when you’re battling mold and other contaminants! But remember that the longer you leave an area moist, the more likely it is that mold will form. So do your best to act as quickly as possible!

 

Call in The Steam Team

 

Do you live in the Austin, TX area and have a water damage problem on your hands? Then you’re in luck! The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals who have plenty of expertise in cleaning up after water damage, and restoring your home to its original, pristine condition.


The Steam Team really knows what they’re doing when it comes to water damage! You can put your trust in us. We’ve been at this for over a decade; that’s ample time to learn the ropes! So remember, as soon as you encounter water damage in or around your home, give The Steam Team a call!

Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning in Austin, TX

This is Texas, meaning, summer is right around the corner. But it’s still allergy season (especially in Austin, TX). Are you struggling with your allergies this year? If so, you may want to consider cleaning out your dryer vents and air ducts. That’s right, dryer vents. Not lint traps. There’s more to dryer maintenance than one might think! But fortunately, The Steam Team can help.

 

Dryer Vent Cleaning in Austin, TX

 

If neglected, your dryer vents can pose a serious threat to your home or high rise building. Clearing out all of that lint and dust is highly important when it comes to keeping you and your family safe- and healthy. In some cases, neglected dryer vents or lint traps have caused house fires! Don’t let that happen to you. Instead, give The Steam Team a call.

 

Air Duct Cleaning - The Steam Team Way

 

Indoor air can very much be more polluted than outdoor air. And since we spend most of our time indoors, this can be a serious problem! That’s why it’s important to keep your air ducts clean and free of dust, debris, and other contaminants. The Steam Team can definitely help you out here, too.

 

Calling in the Professionals

 

It’s always a good idea to call in a professional cleaning and restoration company when it comes to your dryer vents and air ducts. Not only will this save you the leg and back work of having to do it yourself, but calling in the professionals means no accidents. The Steam Team knows exactly what they’re doing, all the time.


You can rely on us. We’ve been serving the city of Austin, TX for well over a decade now! We have plenty of expertise in cleaning out air ducts and dryer vents and keeping your home a safe, clean environment! So don’t hesitate; pick up the phone and give The Steam Team a call today!

When Disaster Strikes: Storm Damage Cleanup

When a thunderstorm strikes, our first thought is usually not the damage it could do to our house. Usually we’re just trying to go back to sleep, or watching it rain out the window. But the truth is that storms can do a number to our homes, and we should know what to expect out of the cleanup process! Here are three tips for getting through the rough times- and as always, The Steam Team is here to help!

 

Be Patient

 

The first thing you’ll need to know is that you’ll need to remain patient. Water extraction takes time. For instance, if your home is flooded, only two to three feet of water can be extracted per day. If we move faster than this, we risk structural damage. And of course, expect to have to remove all carpeting. You might also anticipate warped wooden floor boards, as well. But don’t worry; The Steam Team has your back.

 

Expect a Mess

 

Next, unfortunately, you should expect there to be a mess. Once the water has subsided, a large amount of mud will be left behind. Not to mention there will be other contaminants that aren’t safe. You’ll have to begin by shoveling out the mud, and hosing down everything afterward. Then, sanitize, sanitize, sanitize.

 

Check for Signs of Mold

 

Lastly, watch out for signs of mold growth! With standing water, mold growth is almost inevitable. And it only takes twenty four hours for mold to begin to grow and spread, folks. So look out! It may be wise to have your home inspected by the professionals. A professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team, can help with mold remediation too!


We hope your home remains safe during the thunderstorms that come our way as we reach the summer. But if ever you’re in need of some professional help, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call!

Back to the Basics: A Quick Guide to Cleaning

So you’ve given up your traditional methods of cleaning and have decided to go with steam cleaning! First of all, we’re proud of you! Second of all, let’s go back to the basics of steam cleaning. What’s it all about? Well, here are five facts about steam cleaning that are bound to get you even more excited about your new endeavor!

 

Steam Cleaning is Completely Safe

 

Steam cleaning is absolutely, entirely safe for your children, pets, other family members, and the environment in general. It doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals at all. That means that no potentially harmful substances are used while we clean, and we won’t leave behind any residue!

 

Steam Cleaning Saves You Money

 

That’s right! Steam cleaning saves you money. You won’t need to purchase any cleaning supplies if you’re steam cleaning- since a steam cleaning machine won’t use them! You’ll love

having that extra cash stowed away for a rainy day.

 

Steam Cleaning REALLY Cleans

 

Finally, a clean that you can trust! You’ve seen the before and after pictures, right? Then you know that steam cleaning really gets at that grime and dirt. Nothing gets past a professional grade steam cleaning machine!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs and Bacteria

 

Bring it on, springtime. Bring all of your germs and bacteria. Let us fight them away with our professional grade steam cleaning machine! With high pressurized water and intense heat, we can take care of germs and bacteria in bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways- wherever!

 

Steam Cleaning Eradicates Allergens

 

Having trouble this allergy season? We can’t blame you; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But before you throw in the towel and succumb to runny, stuffy noses forever- consider steam cleaning. It does wonders for eradicating allergens like dust, dander, and pollen!

 

Contact The Steam Team today if you’re in need of a serious cleaning! Or log online and view our list of services here!

3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

How’s your upholstered furniture looking these days? Is it in need of an old fashioned deep cleaning? It’s possible! Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call if that’s the case. And in the meantime, follow these three guidelines for keeping your upholstery as fresh as can be! Happy cleaning!

 

Starting with Vacuuming

 

There’s a handy upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner that does wonders for cleaning your furniture! It can reach inside those nooks and crannies like nobody’s business! It can also reach underneath cushions and pillows for your convenience. You can easily remove dirt, dust, pet fur, and dander from your furniture.

 

Moving onto Stain Removal

 

Are there any unsightly stains or spots on your upholstery? Let’s remove them! In most cases, stains can be removed with the right cleaning solution and a little bit of patience and elbow grease. In worse cases, a professional may need to be called in, like The Steam Team. Steam cleaning is great for restoring your upholstered furniture to its former glory!

 

Finishing by Steam Cleaning

 

Finally, consider steam cleaning your upholstery. A professional grade steam cleaning machine won’t harm your furniture, and it won’t use any chemicals to clean it. High pressurized water and hot, hot steam are all that’s needed in this process! Your furniture will look absolutely amazing after a good old fashioned steam cleaning, done by yours truly, The Steam Team.

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! We’ve been serving this beautiful city for over a decade now, and there’s no way anyone can stop us! So give us a call today. We’ll come out, take a good look at your upholstered furniture, and get to cleaning right away. You’ll barely believe our results!

How to Handle Leaking Appliances

It’s happened to us all; we’ve woken in the middle of the night to a puddle of water in our kitchen from the dishwasher that was supposed to wash dishes overnight, but instead, went kaput. It’s hard to avoid! Accidents happen all the time, and unfortunately, appliances are no exception to this rule. But with a little help from The Steam Team, we can handle your leaking appliances.

 

Appliance Leak Cleanup

 

If you have an appliance that continually holds or filters water, it should be monitored regularly to check for leaking or malfunctioning. Even a slow, steady drip can turn into a major flooding problem if given enough time to develop. Fortunately, The Steam Team offers water damage restoration services to the following appliances: water heater, washing machine, AC unit, refrigerator or ice maker, and sink and dishwasher. Don’t stress; just pick up the phone instead!

 

Plumbing Overflow

 

Plumbing is no exception when it comes to taking care of water overflow! Too often, our toilets leak, our shower tub stops up, or the sink floods the bathroom! It’s disastrous! Luckily, again, The Steam Team is here to help. We’ll help repair and clean up damage from leaky, broken, burst, or frozen pipes. We’ll also take care of your drain, sink, toilet, or water heater! You can count on us to get the job done right the very first time.

 

Contact The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade, friends! We’re not stopping anytime soon, so you might as well give us a call for all of your leaky appliance needs! We’ll inspect the situation, determine what to do, and get to work right away. You won’t need to worry about doing it yourself, dealing with the damage, or even dealing with mold- we’ll take care of everything for you.


If any of your appliances have gone kaput, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re available 24/7 for anything you may need to repair or cleanup. Just contact The Steam Team right away.

3 Dusty Places to Take Care of this Spring

Are you spring cleaning this year? We hope so! Not just because it’s a good practice in general, but because The Steam Team can help you out! Whether you’re looking to have your air ducts professionally cleaned, or your floors steam cleaned, we’re here for you. We can cover almost anything with our professional-grade steam cleaner!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are notorious for hoarding dust, dirt, dander, and other allergens. If you’re having trouble with your allergies this season (even indoors), then it may be time to check out your air ducts and have them professionally cleaned. You won’t regret it! And how often do you need to do this, anyway? Let’s just get it over with.

 

Underneath Furniture

 

When was the last time you moved your couch and checked underneath for dust, dirt, and pet hair? It’s probably safe to say that this doesn’t happen very often. It may be a pain to physically move your furniture around to make sure everything is cleaned thoroughly, but we promise: the results are well worth the effort.

 

Ceiling Fans

 

Try this: turn off your ceiling fan (because we know it runs almost constantly). Now, what do you see? Dust? More dust? So much dust you forgot what color the blades were? That’s okay. Ceiling fan blades can be steam cleaned! So after you’ve dusted, give The Steam Team a call; we’ll be able to reach those tight spots and give your fan the thorough clean that it deserves.


And there you have it, friends! Now, don’t forget: there are plenty of other dusty areas around your home or office, so don’t neglect those! And also don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team, no matter what you need done around your home. We’re not just here for spring cleaning! We can help with cleanup and restoration, too!

Keep Your Carpet Looking Clean and Pristine

If your home experiences a ton of foot traffic (do you have children, pets?), then you probably are very familiar with the plight of keeping carpet looking clean and pristine. Luckily, The Steam Team is here to step in and lend you a hand. So without further ado, here are three basic rules to keeping your carpet in tip top shape!

 

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

 

Try finding a large basket or shoe organizer for everyone’s shoes! Then ask all family members and guests to remove their shoes at the front door. Our shoes carry so much dirt and mud in from the outside; not allowing them to touch the carpet does wonders for keeping it clean!

 

Learn the Tricks to Stain Removal

 

Next, learn a few tricks to stuff up your sleeve. You never know when you might need them. Accidents happen all of the time, and there are few things we can do to prevent them! Make sure your cleaning supplies cabinet is always stocked and ready! And remember: never rub a stain, only blot!

 

Vacuum Frequently

 

Vacuuming is the best, most simple thing you can do keep your carpet in good condition. Not only does it pick up dirt, dust, dander, pet hair and other unsightly things, but it also keeps your carpet from becoming matted down. In other words, vacuuming keeps your carpet clean, and looking like new!

 

Of course, there are several things you can do to keep your carpet in pristine condition. Another great idea is to call in the professionals every once in a while! Your carpet will occasionally need a deep cleaning, and who’s better for the job than The Steam Team? The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who specialize in not only carpet maintenance and cleaning, but also a wide array of cleaning and restoration projects! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

 

3 Ways to Care for Your Textiles

Do you have leather upholstered furniture that could use a thorough cleaning and conditioning? Leather is a lot like our skin; it’s delicate, and requires a certain level of care. It has to stay moisturized and clean at the same time. That’s why below, The Steam Team has laid out three ways to care for your leather upholstery. We’re always here to help! And don’t forget; we’re only a phone call away!

 

Cleaning Leather Furniture

 

When it comes to cleaning leather furniture, always start by wiping it down with a clean, dry cloth. Use a damp cloth if you come across any dirt spots, but remember not to make the leather wet. Use a vacuum attachment to reach corners and crevices, and to clean out from underneath cushions. When it comes to cleaning up spills and stains, act quickly, and only use cleaning formulas that are specifically made for leather.

 

Increasing Leather’s Longevity

 

There are some things you can do to help your leather last its longest. For instance, placing your leather upholstered furniture away from direct sunlight will help it not to fade and crack. If it does come into contact with sunlight, rotating it every once in a while will also help. Make sure you’re also applying a leather conditioner on the regular!

 

Storing Leather Upholstery Properly

 

When it comes time to store your leather furniture, have it professionally cleaned, and make sure it thoroughly dries before storing it. You can place it on top of wooden pallets to keep it off of the ground, and remember never to wrap leather as it can cause moisture to lock in and ruin the furniture!

 

If your leather upholstery could use a good deep cleaning, we strongly recommend steam cleaning it! Preferably, we’d have you call us: the professionals. The Steam Team is a group of trained experts who specialize in several cleaning and restoration projects. We’re available 24/7 to help you out!

Marble Polishing 101: Call in the Professionals

Marble is a natural material that is used to produce beautiful kitchen countertops, tile floors, marble bathroom vanities, marble wall tile and even columns. If you have marble in your home, you probably want to do everything in your power to take the very best care of it and ensure that it stays clean and undamaged. If you follow our advice carefully, you’ll be able to do just that!

 

Why Professionals?

When it comes to any home cleaning, the job will almost always be done better with the help of professionals. This is especially the case when it comes to marble polishing. If you’re wondering why, it’s because marble can be rather tricky to clean and maintain.

 

When you’re cleaning or polishing other surfaces, you might be able to just buy any generic product or use your own DIY concoction, this is not the case with marble. That is because marble is more sensitive to acid than other surfaces, making it more sensitive to cleaning products and even some foods that contain acid like citrus products and sodas. Marble is also softer and more porous than other stone, meaning it scratches and etches much more easily than other surfaces might. For these reasons, marble requires great care- and you can never go wrong with a professional!

 

The Steam Team

When it comes to marble polishing, you won’t find anyone that does it quite like The Steam Team! Luckily for you and for your marble, The Steam Team has their own complete line of products for marble floor tile, marble countertops, marble vanities and even shower walls. These specialized products will be used carefully and thoroughly by the professionals to ensure that the job is done right.


When you call in The Steam Team, the most suitable method will be chosen according to the level of wear on your marble, and the professionals will take it from there; removing dirt, erasing stains and restoring the worn protective layer. If your marble needs polishing, call The Steam Team today!

3 Reasons to Handle Plumbing Overflow Immediately

Plumbing overflow is no matter to be taken lightly. If you have plumbing overflow in your home, it’s important that you act fast. Here are three reasons as to why you should take care of plumbing overflow immediately! And as always, don’t be afraid to rely on The Steam Team for guidance.

 

Prevent Mold Growth

 

It only takes twenty four hours for mold to begin to grow and spread. Mold is notorious for taking over homes and harming the health of those who inhabit them. If you spot mold growing in your home, contact the professionals immediately! It needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This is probably one of the most important factors when dealing with plumbing overflow.

 

You Might Not Know...

 

We don’t mean any offense by this, but you might not know what you’re dealing with! This is no DIY project. You could potentially cause more damage just by trying to help. If ever the problem seems to be out of your hands, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team. The Steam Team has over a decade of experience in dealing with plumbing overflow and cleanup; let us do the leg work for you!

 

You Might Need the Professionals

 

As we mentioned before, you might need the help of the professionals, like The Steam Team.  A professional cleaning and restoration company will be able to take your hairy situation and turn it into one that works for you once again!


Call The Steam Team today or log online to view our list of services and gather more information! We’re always standing by (literally, 24/7) and would love to help restore your home to its original condition. All it takes is one phone call! We’re not just here for plumbing overflow; we’re here for almost anything.

How Do You Clean Natural Stone?

So you have beautiful natural stone flooring, eh? Do you know how to properly clean it? Don’t worry, we’re here to help as always! Below, The Steam Team will provide a few tips on simple, intermediate, and deep cleaning your natural stone flooring. Happy cleaning, everyone! It’s certainly the season for it!

 

Simple Cleaning

 

First, let’s start by performing a few simple cleaning tasks! This includes sweeping and some light mopping. If you’re using a vacuum instead of a broom, just make sure you’re not using one with cracked or broken wheels that could damage your flooring. You can mop with your trust cleaning solution and a bucket of warm water (as long as the solution has been approved for natural stone flooring). That’s easy enough, right?

 

Intermediate Cleaning

 

When we talk about intermediate cleaning, we mean stain removal, or grout cleaning! All too often our grout is neglected, or those stains are just left to stick. When it comes to stain removal, the number one thing you must remember is that your cleaning solution must be meant for natural stone.

 

Deep Cleaning

 

When it comes time to deep clean your natural stone flooring, it’s best to call in the professionals. A professional cleaning and restoration company like The Steam Team will have all of the right tools and equipment for the job! You won’t have to worry about potentially damaging your natural stone flooring because it’ll be in expert hands!


Don’t hesitate; give The Steam Team a phone call today and you won’t regret making the leap! We can do wonders to your natural stone flooring or surfaces! We’ll come out, inspect your home, and restore them to their original condition. You can trust us to do the job correctly the first time!

5 Places You Probably Forgot to Clean Last Year

Last year while you were spring cleaning, did you miss a few places? It’s easy to do! That’s why we’ve developed a checklist of sorts, to make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Here are five places you might’ve missed last year but definitely don’t want to miss this year!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dander, and pollen! Have your air ducts checked regularly to make sure they aren’t worsening your allergies, or causing unnecessary mess in your home!

 

Dryer Vents

 

When it comes to dryer maintenance, cleaning out the lint traps is great, and should be done frequently. But dryer vents are often neglected. This year, why not call in the professionals to come out and clean your dryer vents? You’ll save energy, and cash in the long run!

 

Baseboards

 

Baseboards are also known for holding in dust and dirt, and are often neglected on cleaning day. This spring, let’s turn that all around, friends! Run you floor mop along the baseboards to give them a deep cleaning, too!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are dusty and dirty and difficult to clean. But the latter is not the case with steam cleaning! In fact, The Steam Team can most likely steam clean them right from where they hang! No need to take them down or tub wash them. Just call in the professionals!

 

Grout

 

It’s time… time to finally tackle that grout. What better time than spring cleaning, though? Overtime, our tile and grout experiences enough foot traffic to cause discoloration or even staining. Grout is porous in nature; it absorbs stains more easily. Thankfully, steam cleaning can clean that grout right up!

 

If you’re in need of a hand this springtime, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who excel in cleaning and restoration projects! So don’t wait; call us in today!

The Best Way to Care for Your Area Rug

Here at The Steam Team rug cleaning, we’re all about giving your carpeting the proper care and treatment! Even when it comes to area and oriental rugs. Today we’re going to talk about the best way to care for your area rugs and help them last even longer! Here are three things you can do to care for your area rugs!

 

Vacuum Often

 

Vacuuming isn’t something we take lightly when it comes to caring for area rugs! It has to be done, friends. Vacuum at least twice weekly, depending on the amount of foot traffic your rugs receive, in order to keep them in tip top shape! Once you get into the swing of things, it actually becomes quite easy!

 

Spot Treat Stains

 

When it comes to removing stains from your area rugs, treat them just like you would your carpet! Lean on your trusty carpet cleaner, or even consider calling in a professional carpet cleaning company. Companies like The Steam Team have plenty of experience with area rugs, and would love to help you out!

 

Call in the Pro’s

 

When the going gets tough and you can’t make it to your area rugs, The Steam Team understands. Sometimes, you just need the help of a professional- someone who really knows what they’re doing and have been at it for years! It’s not that we doubt your abilities; it’s that we know The Steam Team can handle anything when it comes to your area rugs.

 

If you live in the Austin area, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! We’ve been serving the community of Austin for over a decade now, and we’re not stopping any time soon! We have plenty of experience under our belts with a wide variety of cleaning and restoration projects. So whatever you need, just give us a call!


 

The Best Way to Care for Your Marble Flooring

We’ve recently blogged about polishing your marble flooring- marble is an increasingly popular flooring option, and can bring a magnificent natural beauty to your home. However, marble is quite a delicate material that can easily scratch or stain, and to polish it the right way you’ll need to use great care and the proper materials.

 

Common Mistakes

 

Cleaning marble isn't quite as simple as it is with other flooring options, so before we get into our suggestions, you need to know what NOT to do with your marble to ensure that it won’t break.

 

Spills can certainly do damage to your marble floors, but mopping them up with a soaked mop can do even more damage. Be sure to only use a slightly damp mop for spills on a marble surface.

 

Marble is especially sensitive to acidic cleaners. For this reason, you should only clean marble with cleaners specifically designed for marble floors. Other store-bought products or DIY methods like vinegar, lemon, or ammonia could cause irreversible damage to your floors.

 

Never leave or drag heavy furnitures or sharp objects on a marble floor, as they can easily cause damage.

 

How It’s Done

 

To prepare for polishing your marble, a polishing compound specifically designed for your kind of marble (cultured or uncultured), a low-speed polisher and a marble sealant is used. Once the surface is perfectly clean, the compound is applied in small sections. It can be a tedious job since it needs to be done with expert care throughout- you don’t want to leave any room for damage to the marble!

 

Our Products and Services


If you want your marble floors to look the best they possibly can, you’re in luck. The Steam Team has their very own complete line of products for marble floor cleaning.