All About Area Rug Cleaning In Austin Texas

Area Rug Specialist Pickup And Delivery Austin Area Only

Area Rug Specialist Pickup And Delivery Austin Area Only

Area and oriental rugs: sometimes they’re just something to cover a stain with, or a lovely living room accessory, and sometimes they’re precious family heirlooms. Either way, they create a beautiful atmosphere in the home, and- they need to be cleaned periodically. Just how they’re cleaned is the question we’ll answer today!

 

Keeping Area & Oriental Rugs Clean

 

Rugs can trap dirt, debris, dust, and allergens in your home. Not only do these materials damage the carpet fibers in your rugs, but your kiddos lay on them, the pets nap on them, and you walk on them daily, pushing clouds of dust into the air. This is why they must be cleaned on a regular basis. But don’t worry- The Steam Team can remove these particles with pressurized air, and restore them to a much better condition through a process that’s been practiced for several years!

 

Let’s take a closer look at how The Steam Team can help keep your rugs looking beautiful...

 

Steam Cleaning: Trust the Professionals

 

The Steam Team starts the cleaning process by inspecting your textile with expert knowledge. We can determine the best cleaning type for your rugs just by looking at the fibers and dyes involved. Then we’ll remove dirt and soil with a pile lifter and vacuum. Before rinsing and finally, drying, the rugs are sprayed with special agents which correspond to the rug type. And don’t worry- we won’t leave until we perform a final inspection to make sure dirt and debris have been removed, and your rugs are looking fantastic. Call 512 451-8326 today. 


When you entrust The Steam Team to take care of your area and oriental rugs, you can rest assured that they’re safe, and that we know exactly what we’re doing! We use tools that are gentle and safe for your area and oriental rugs, because we know how important they are to you- and we want to help elongate their lifespan.

Carpet Cleaning Made Easy with The Steam Team of Austin TX

Carpet Cleaning Expert Service Austin Metro Area

Carpet Cleaning Expert Service Austin Metro Area

It’s time to stop hiding those carpet stains beneath furniture and area rugs! With the help of The Steam Team, we can remove even the toughest of stains from your carpet, making the entire process far easier on you! So don’t fret, just give us a call and we’ll be out in a jiffy to restore your carpet to a cleaner, brighter condition.

 

How Steam Cleaning Works

 

It’s a fairly simple process. The only materials we’ll be using are hot water, and water pressure- well, along with our professional-grade equipment. This makes steam cleaning an entirely safe method of cleaning for the environment, your pets, children, and family. Our team of experts has several years of experience in a variety of cleaning and restoration techniques, so you can rest assured that your carpet is safe with us. More than safe, we’d say!

 

A steam cleaner effortlessly lifts dust, dirt, debris, allergens- you name it- from deep within the fibers of your carpet. It reaches beyond the threshold of a normal vacuum cleaner or scrub brush. It’s far easier on your body- no scrubbing, no getting down on your hands and knees, and it’s affordable!

 

What All Can We Clean with a Steam Cleaner?

 

The Steam Team can help with more than just carpet cleaning. We can also help clean your draperies and window treatments (without even removing them, might we add), hardwood flooring, tile and (stubborn) grout, and even your outside patio! We can also expel germs and bacteria from your counter tops, tables, and children’s toys. And if you’re ever in need of water or fire damage restoration- we’re there in the case of emergencies, too.


You can find out just how limitless the possibilities are by giving The Steam Team a call today!

4 Tips on Maintaining Tile and Grout In Sunny Austin, Texas

Expert Tile Cleaning Austin, TX

Expert Tile Cleaning Austin, TX

Tile looks beautiful in our home, but grout could be considered a disadvantage. Often times it’s difficult to keep clean, keep it looking new, and to prevent stains. This is because grout is porous in nature and as a result, absorbs stains much more easily than its counterpart. But don’t fret, and certainly don’t regret installing tile inside your home; The Steam Team can help you keep it clean and pristine! But first, a few tips on maintaining tile and grout in between professional cleanings:

 

Stay on Top of Things by Dusting and Sweeping

 

You can easily combat everyday dirt, dust, and debris by dry dusting and sweeping on a regular basis. Keep a broom handy with a dusting attachment so that the dust clings to the broom, and doesn’t get swept back into the air! And don’t forget to sweep out corners, as dust tends to settle there.

 

Clean Up Spills and Stains Immediately

 

Spills stay until they’re cleaned. Try to take care of them immediately after they occur to prevent grout from absorbing the material and staining. When it’s time to bring out the wet mop, you’ll find that you’ve already made the job easier on yourself! Call 512-451-8326 today!

 

Use a Wet Mop When Needed

 

Every now and then, you’ll need to bring out the wet mop and go to town! Use your favorite, trusty cleaner and a bucket of warm water and work from the innermost part of the room, and outward. In some cases, a scrub brush may be necessary to remove tough stains and marks.

 

Call in The Steam Team for a Professional Cleaning


As we mentioned before, The Steam Team can come out and help you clean up your tile and grout- especially the grout! We advise saving grout cleaning for the professionals as it simply requires too much scrubbing and work. So give us a call when your grout needs a professional’s attention- and you won’t be disappointed in the results! Our service area in Austin

Rugs & Upholstery: Cleaned Right the First Time

Area Rug Cleaning in Austin

Area Rug Cleaning in Austin

Your leather sofa and recliner could be your favorite pieces of furniture in the living room, but maybe they’re the most difficult to clean and maintain. While leather looks beautiful in our home, it can dirty itself up quite quickly (especially with small children and/or pets), and the cleaning process can be very specific. Fortunately, The Steam Team is here to take care of your needs when it comes to leather upholstery cleaning!

 

A Bit of Water, a Bit of  Heat, Results Like Magic!

 

Steam cleaning is preferred among homeowners for more than one reason, but one reason is that it’s perfectly safe for the environment, the pets, and the family members. All we’ll use on your furniture is water, heat, and the consequential steam that arises from these two ingredients. It works like magic!

 

Over time, the oils in your leather furniture that usually keep it looking fancy will evaporate and dry out. This means that regular cleaning and conditioning is necessary to keep your furniture looking like new! The Steam Team can effectively and efficiently remove dirt, grease, and debris from your leather furniture, and then condition it to restore it to its like-new condition. And the best part? ‘We’ll clean it correctly the very first time.

 

More on Furniture

 

Your leather furniture should be conditioned every six to twelve months, just to be on the safe side. It’s also important to avoid using commercial cleaning products, as they could harm the material or dry it out faster. Clean spills with a clean, soft cloth- and preferably as soon as they happen. Don’t let them absorb into your upholstery!


For more information on leather cleaning, conditioning, and other cleaning and restoration projects, visit our website today! If you need rug cleaning in Austin, Tx call us today. 

Change the Look of Your Home or Patio with Concrete Staining

Concrete Floor Cleaning 

Concrete Floor Cleaning 

Concrete flooring has become a popular alternative to carpet and hardwood among homeowners. Perhaps this is due to carpet’s vulnerability- in some cases, stains are too much to hassle with, or carpet in general can be too difficult to maintain. Concrete staining is a simple, easy process, and the results are stunning! Click here for more information. 

 

The Pro’s of Concrete Staining

 

Besides its simplicity, there are several pro’s to staining interior or exterior concrete flooring. It’s extremely customizable, as the stain is available in several different colors and shades. You can even match your patio with its furniture or the siding of your home! And inside the house, you can match your choice of concrete stain with the living room drapes, furniture, or wall color.

 

Another obvious advantage is the ability to completely remodel your outside patio in a simple, cost-effective manner, and that it’s so simple to clean!

 

How to Stain Concrete

 

We always recommend contacting a professional restoration company for this process. There are certainly ways to “DIY,” the project, but calling a professional guarantees success; you won’t risk damaging your patio, home, or anything else- not that we don’t trust you, of course. We’re certain you know what you’re doing. However, if you do decide to contact The Steam Team, here’s what we’ll do:

 

You concrete will be sanded down, polished, and properly cleaned before the stain is applied. Once the stain has been applied and is the shade you desire, we’ll apply a sealant to insure that it lasts longer. We want your concrete to look as beautiful as you’d like it it to be, and won’t stop until we’ve achieved the results you desire!


The Steam Team is a team of experts who have many years of experience in several different types of cleaning and restoration projects. Give us a call and we’ll be out in a jiffy! Best reviews in town. 

Could it be Time to Refinish Your Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Professional

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Professional

Hardwood floors look beautiful in our homes, especially during sunrise and sunset, when the light shines in and reflects off of a smooth, clean surface. If you have had fire or water damage and need your hardwood floors refinished call The Steam Team today for a free estimate in Austin, Texas.

 

Installing hardwood flooring is a great decision, and it can last for just about, well, forever… as long as it’s maintained properly. When it is, it becomes the easiest surface in the house to clean- and the most aesthetically appealing. But what if it’s time to refinish or even replace your hardwood flooring? Do you know the signs?

 

Know the Signs

 

Are there any scratches, etches, or loose floor boards in your flooring? If the boards are warped, split, or sagging, it could be time for a refinishing or a replacement. It’s best to let the professionals decide before you do anything that isn’t necessary.

 

Choose Your Method- Pro’s, or DIY?

 

If you choose the DIY method, you really need to know what you’re doing, or else you risk further damaging your floor. We encourage our customers to call us, and let The Steam Team work their magic! It may be a tad more expensive, but if you end up making a mistake, that mistake could cost you far more in the long run.

 

So make the right choice, and  call in The Steam Team! We’re a team of trained professionals who have been working on several types of restoration projects for many years. We know what we’re doing, and we’ll make sure we treat your flooring as it were our own.

 

Calling in the Professionals

 

First, The Steam Team will do what’s called a “Visual Inspection.” This will help us determine what level of restoration is required to get your flooring looking brand new again. Then we’ll begin repairing the damage… filling in the cracks, all of those good things. Lastly, we’ll clean your flooring, and install a brand new refinish. You’ll be impressed with our results- we guarantee it! Call 512-451-8326 or visit any of our 3 locations at 222 West Ave., 9901 Burnet Road or 1904 West Koenig Lane in Austin, Texas. 

Your Guide to Cleaning Furniture

Is your leather sofa appearing a little dingy or worn out? Perhaps it’s time to give it a good cleaning- one that will last, and not damage your favorite living room lounging spot! Below we’ll explain the steps to thoroughly, effectively clean leather upholstery so that your sofa (and consequently, your living room) will look brand new again.

 

Step One: Vacuum the Sofa to Remove Dust and Dirt

 

This step is relatively easy! Be sure to use a soft vacuum attachment. You don’t want to rub in any of the dust, dirt, or debris. Instead, suck it all up into the vacuum before you apply any sort of cleanser.

 

Step Two:  Grab Your Cleaning Solution

Tile Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

Tile Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

 

Maybe it’s a store bought product, or your own mixture. Just be sure it’s completely safe to use on leather, or else you’ll have many regrets after cleaning! White vinegar may have a strong scent to it, but it’s perfectly safe for leather and for the rest of the environment: children, pets, you, etc. Create a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar, and rub down the sofa with a microfiber cloth. You’ll want to wring out the cloth a bit so that it’s not sopping wet. Damp is good enough.

 

Step Three: Dry & Condition

 

You’re almost finished! Just one more step. Dry the leather sofa with a clean, fresh towel, and maybe turn on the ceiling or box fan to help expedite the process. Bring out the white vinegar again, and mix it with linseed or flaxseed oil. Or use a commercial leather conditioner; there are plenty of those out on the market. The next day, “buff,” the sofa with another clean towel- and you’re finished!


The Steam Team is a team of experts on cleaning and restoration. If ever you’re in need of help, from flood/fire damage, to carpet cleaning, simply grab your phone and give us a call! Our team will gladly come out to help you. Also if you have tile that needs cleaned call us today. 

The Pros of Calling the Pro's for Rug Cleaning In Austin Texas

Austin Area Rug Cleaning Burnet Rd. 

Austin Area Rug Cleaning Burnet Rd. 

Ah… the carpet and rugs, the things we completely “forget,” to clean during chore day. Here at The Steam Team, we can hardly blame you! It’s not a simple chore, as it often involves removing everything or even dropping your rugs off at a local cleaning facility. So it’s no wonder that this chore is so easily forgotten about. However, if you call in the professionals, you’ll have clean and pristine drapes in no time- with absolutely zero hassle! We service all of Austin, Texas with our central rug cleaning plant. 

 

Calling in the Pro’s for Steam cleaning rugs and area rugs 

 

Even if your rugs or draperies are delicate- there’s no problem. The Steam Team uses gentle methods of cleaning, that include either a low moisture hot water extraction method, or even a dry cleaning process, so you won’t need to worry about damage to any fabric. Remember- our customers are our top priority; your satisfaction is what we strive for. We’ll do our best to treat your draperies with care and caution. Our rug plant is located at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Tx.

 

The Steam Team can clean your rugs and drapes in your home or office. There’s absolutely no need to remove them, dust them, do any sort of preliminary cleaning, and you definitely don’t need to drop them off anywhere. We’ll come to you and shortly after we arrive, you’ll barely recognize your draperies as they’ll look so sparkling clean!

 

What Other Services Does The Steam Team Provide?


So you’re interested in calling The Steam Team, eh? We’d say that’s a mighty fine decision. And of course, it’s not just draperies and window treatments that we cover. We help with water, fire, and smoke damage and restoration, and many types of cleaning, included but certainly not limited to: tile and grout, hardwood flooring, carpet, marble and natural stone, and even concrete staining! If you’re in need of any cleaning or restoration service, The Steam Team is who you want to call! The Steam Team of Austin, Texas. 

The Steam Team Expertly Cleans And Sanitizes Your Rugs

Rug Cleaning Professionals Austin

Rug Cleaning Professionals Austin

Even though Texas didn’t have a very great shot at winter this year, it’s officially Springtime! The pollen is pouring in, and I’m sure many homeowners in the Austin area have already felt its effects, and wish it would stop tracking into their homes. Beyond pollen and other pesky allergens, we have the “regular,” irritants to worry about: dirt, mud, grime, and stains that embed themselves deep into our once-immaculate carpet. But certainly, don’t stress out this spring. Let The Steam Team come out and help you; we can have your home looking (and feeling) good as new in no time!

 

What Makes Steam Cleaning Superior to Other Methods

 

We all know the troubles of dry dusting; while this is an essential part of routinely cleaning your floors, it seems that dusters simply move dust and dirt around the house instead of actually eliminating it. Sweeping, as well, can have this same effect. That’s why we always recommend steam cleaning for your home or office space.

 

A steam cleaner uses fierce water pressure and high temperatures to eradicate all of the aforementioned materials from your carpet, tile, grout, upholstery, draperies- you name it! If it’s dirty, a steam cleaner can take care of it.

 

Not only do steam cleaners clean on an expert level, but they also sanitize. Harmful germs and bacteria are no match for the intensity of a professional-grade steam cleaning team. And as an added bonus, you won’t have to worry about residue staying behind- steam cleaning is 100% safe for you, your family and pets, and the environment!


Contact The Steam Team today to have your home expertly cleaned and sanitized- you will not be disappointed with our results, because we won’t stop until everything is clean and pristine! Call 512-451-8326 today!

Tile and Grout: How to Bring Back the Shine in Austin, Texas

Tile and Grout Specialits 

Tile and Grout Specialits 

Ah, tile and its corresponding grout… despite the color of your grout, inevitably it will change shades- and not for the better! It’s difficult to keep grout clean, and even more challenging to keep it in its new, pristine condition. Fortunately for you, though, The Steam Team can help out. If we’re not coming out to your house, you can still read further for some handy tips on keeping tile and grout as clean as possible!

 

Tile and Grout Cleaning

 

Restoring tile and grout is no easy feat. It can be taxing on the body if you utilize the scrubbing method (scrubbing on your hands and knees with an old toothbrush- we’ve all done it, and we’ve all despised it). You’ll want to choose a method and product that is safe for your family and home, and one that is relatively easy- especially on your body!

 

Non-Steam Cleaning Method

 

Try using powdered oxygen bleach! It’s non-toxic and therefore safe for your family, pets, and even fabrics. This method works brilliantly to remove stains, even stains as tough as red wine. Mix powdered oxygen bleach with your mop water, and go to town! Using a mop is much preferable than using that old toothbrush, so we’re confident that this method will be helpful in more ways than one.  

 

Steam Cleaning Tile & Grout


If you’d rather cut to the the chase, you can always trust The Steam Team with your tile and grout. Grout may be porous in nature and therefore more difficult to clean, but our professional-grade equipment easily extract dirt and grime from the grout. Whether your tile is in the bathroom, entryway, kitchen or all over your home, we’ll be able to restore it to a clean, shining state. So just give us a call- we’ll be out to help in a jiffy! Call us at 512-451-8326 today or click here

Cleaning 101 from The Steam Team of Austin Texas

Spring Cleaning Austin TX

Spring Cleaning Austin TX

 

Having both carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned can make quite a difference in your home. Not only is everything clean and sanitized, but pairing these two chores does wonders for brightening up your environment! Below you’ll find a few simple ways to clean and care for your upholstered furniture- so hopefully while we’re out to clean your carpet, we can tackle your upholstery, as well!

 

Avoid Placing Upholstered Furniture in Direct Sunlight


 

Direct sunlight can be harmful to our furniture, as it causes the fabric to fade and discolor. Avoid placing upholstery near bright, sunny windows, and rotate cushions periodically.

 

Vacuum to Remove Dust, Crumbs, Etc

 

Especially if you have children, crumbs seem to find their way into every crevice of the couch. Even if you vacuum the surface of your upholstered furniture, you’ll often have to remove cushions to get t

o the root of the issue. You certainly don’t want ants and other “creepy crawlies,” feeling attracted to your couches and loveseats…

 

Clean Stains- Spot Test First!

 

When it comes to your precious (expensive…) furniture, it’s better to be safe than sorry. With any cleaning solution it’s best to perform a spot test before moving forward. Test an inconspicuous area of the furniture first (on the bottom, or backside of the piece) to make sure that the solution is appropriate. And of course, don’t waste your time with solutions that aren’t made specifically for upholstered furniture.

 

When in Doubt, Call the Steam Team


The Steam Team can help by treating your upholstery with a fabric protectant! We strongly encourage our customers to contact us about how they can preserve their beautiful, treasured pieces of furniture and keep stains, pets, and traffic from damaging their appearance. Not only does our fabric protectant help to resist spills, but it also protects against ultraviolet radiation. So don’t hesitate to give us a call today! Our phone number can be found here

Carpet Cleaning: Stains Don't Have to be Permanent

Austin Carpet Cleaning By The Steam Team

Austin Carpet Cleaning By The Steam Team

Whether it’s your home, office, or home-office that these pesky stains plague the carpet, The Steam Team is here to take care of the problem! We are the number one choice in Austin, Texas.

 

Thankfully, we no longer necessarily have to conceal our embarrassing carpet stains with area rugs, runners, or furniture, even! Those days are long gone. Fortunately, professionals are out there just waiting to assist you in eradicating even the deepest of carpet stains- and you’d be so pleased (surprised, even) with the results!

 

Steam Cleaning to Remove Stains

 

Why is this method preferred over other methods? Well, it’s simple. With a professional-grade steam cleaner which uses nothing but heated water and impressive pressure, dirt, dust, debris, and other nasty particles are extracted from deep within the fibers of your carpet. Not much with withstand The Steam Team’s intensity.

 

If you’re worried about how this method will affect your carpet still, The Steam Team will perform a spot-test on an inconspicuous area of your flooring, just to be sure. We won’t begin the process until we know everything will be safe, and that you’ll be satisfied with the results. But don’t forget- steam cleaning is entirely safe for the environment as it lacks the usage of harsh chemicals.

 

Odor Neutralization

 

Here’s some rather gross imagery for you: those odors that naturally embed into your carpet over the years? Well, every time we walk upon the carpet, they’re pushed into the air! But luckily The Steam Team can help with odor neutralization also! We use the latest technology, years of experience and expertise, and customer service that will have you calling us back for more, every time!


Struggling with stubborn carpet stains or troublesome, intrusive odors? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. The Steam Team will gladly come out to your home and help dispel these pests completely.

Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Cleaning Company In Austin

Cleaning Company In Austin

So you’ve finally bought the sofa that you and your love have been saving up for (saving for far too long, it seems). Here at The Steam Team, we trust that you’ve done your research and have a general idea of how to care for this stunning piece of furniture, but just in case, we’d like to review the basics of how to properly clean and protect your fabric. So stay tuned, and keep that sofa looking gorgeous!

 

When it comes to cleaning your furniture, there are a few things you should know to avoid: Bleach, Ammonia-Based Cleaners, etc.

 

Unfortunately the cleaning process isn’t as simple as wiping your sofa with a soapy cloth! We have to be careful with the materials that we’re using- both the solution, and the cloth.These cleaners, along with anything that isn’t specified to treat leather should all be avoided.

 

Once you’ve found the proper cleaning solution and supplies, it’s time to begin! First, vacuum your sofa thoroughly and carefully. This is to avoid dust and dirt from rubbing into the fabric as you clean and protect. Most commercial vacuum cleaners have attachments and special brushes that will do the job.

 

If you haven’t found a commercial cleaning product that you like, it is safe to use a mixture of water and white vinegar. Vinegar is a reliable cleaner, and completely safe for the environment as well! Beginning from the top, work your way down, using a dampened microfiber cloth to gently clean the surface of your sofa. Make sure to rinse the cloth whenever it’s necessary. Dry your sofa with a fresh towel, and apply your favorite leather conditioner!


For help cleaning your furniture or for any other cleaning and restoration service, contact The Steam Team! Our team of skilled professionals are always standing by, eager to help you out!

Who Does Clean Up After Construction?

Cleaning up in Austin

Cleaning up in Austin

Construction work is never easy. From making the plans, getting the permits, hiring help, and finally breaking ground on a project, it seems like an impossible feat. So when your walls are up, your remodeling is finished, and your project is complete -- you want to start experiencing your hard work right away.

 

The only problem? Everywhere you look there’s a mess. Whether it’s scraps of old wood, sawdust covering everything, or pieces of materials you don’t even remember using, the cleanup process can be just as grueling as the work. So, whose job is it to clean up after construction?

 

Who’s Responsible?

 

You most likely know the answer, but that doesn’t mean you’ll like it. Most construction companies are hired for the work, but after that last nail is in place, they’re out of there. And the cost to hire a one-stop-shop type of company? It’s enough to make your head spin!

 

Which means that you’re left with the backbreaking task of tediously cleaning all of the debris.

 

What Can You Do?

 

In this case, you have two choices: You can either clean the site yourself, or you can call in the professionals.

 

The Steam Team is skilled in all things construction cleanup. We’re pros at getting all of the dangerous scraps cleared away, all of the particles swept up, and making your new space look (and feel) spic and span! We’re happy to sweep the floors, make sure the environment is safe, and turn your new site into the dazzling location of your dreams.


So as you’re planning your new home addition or office space, don’t forget to plan what happens after the hammers stop. Let someone else deal with the messy cleanup, and enjoy the space the way it was meant to be: shiny, clean, and ready to be lived in.

5 Tips from the Experts About Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage in Austin, TX

Water Damage in Austin, TX

Fire and Water are one of the most devastating disasters a home, office, or building can experience.  While you’re trying to get your life back in order, it’s only natural do want to be hands-on as soon as possible. The only problem is that sometimes that’s not the best idea. Here are five tips about fire and water damage restoration that’s sure to minimize damage and get your life back in order.

 

1. Avoid Making The Damage Worse

 

It can be easy to go into a frenzy when you’re faced with an unimaginable tragedy. You’re scared, confused, and just want to make things right – we get it. When you’re faced with fire damage, however, sometimes less is more. Limit movement to avoid spreading soot, cover carpet and upholstery with clean towels, and try not to stress – everything will be okay.

 

2. Plan Your Next Steps

 

Before you start the cleaning or restoration process, call the professionals. The Steam Team is trained in all things fire and water restoration related in Austin, Texas. You can rest easy knowing that the best people in the business are here to help get your life back to normal.

 

3. Fix What You Can But Only What You Should

 

While you might want to take a crack at fixing the damage yourself, it’s not only unrealistic, but it can also be unsafe and cause more destruction. Feel free to change your HVAC filter and clean out your refrigerator if the power is out, but leave the rest to the professionals. Water damage in Austin, Texas can be devastating. 

 

4. Be Wary Of Cleaning

 

Sometimes cleaning can be a mistake instead of making things better. Don’t try to wash your walls or carpet before contacting The Steam Team to evaluate the situation. Avoid cleaning electrical appliances that have been close to fire, heat, or water, and don’t send clothes to the cleaner so that the smoke doesn’t set in the fabric. For now, think less is more.

 

5. Be Careful

 

Last but not least, be extremely careful when moving around the dwelling and using appliances and furniture. Don’t turn on the ceiling fans if the ceiling is wet, and don’t eat any packaged food that could have been exposed to smoke.


If you’re dealing with fire damage or water damage, call The Steam Team and have peace of mind knowing that we’ve got it from here. Your Central Texas headquarters. 

Cleaning 101 from The Steam Team of Austin, Texas

Cleaning in Austin Texas

Cleaning in Austin Texas

Having both carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned can make quite a difference in your home. Not only is everything clean and sanitized, but pairing these two chores does wonders for brightening up your environment! Below you’ll find a few simple ways to clean and care for your upholstered furniture- so hopefully while we’re out to clean your carpet, we can tackle your upholstery, as well!

 

Avoid Placing Upholstered Furniture in Direct Sunlight


 

Direct sunlight can be harmful to our furniture, as it causes the fabric to fade and discolor. Avoid placing upholstery near bright, sunny windows, and rotate cushions periodically.

 

Vacuum to Remove Dust, Crumbs, Etc

 

Especially if you have children, crumbs seem to find their way into every crevice of the couch. Even if you vacuum the surface of your upholstered furniture, you’ll often have to remove cushions to get t

o the root of the issue. You certainly don’t want ants and other “creepy crawlies,” feeling attracted to your couches and loveseats…

 

Clean Stains- Spot Test First!

 

When it comes to your precious (expensive…) furniture, it’s better to be safe than sorry. With any cleaning solution it’s best to perform a spot test before moving forward. Test an inconspicuous area of the furniture first (on the bottom, or backside of the piece) to make sure that the solution is appropriate. And of course, don’t waste your time with solutions that aren’t made specifically for upholstered furniture.

 

When in Doubt, Call the Steam Team


The Steam Team can help by treating your upholstery with a fabric protectant! We strongly encourage our customers to contact us about how they can preserve their beautiful, treasured pieces of furniture and keep stains, pets, and traffic from damaging their appearance. Not only does our fabric protectant help to resist spills, but it also protects against ultraviolet radiation. So don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

The Plight of Dirty Carpets and How To Clean it?

Expert Carpet Cleaning In Austin

Expert Carpet Cleaning In Austin

When a new pet arrives to your home, “house-breaking,” is typically the first stage of training. This is not an easy process by any means! All puppies are bound to have accidents, no matter how well they’re doing in their training. Sometimes mere excitement causes them to have a minor accident- but this pattern causes many problems for our carpet, doesn’t it?

 

Pet urine is notorious for soaking through the carpet, the carpet backing, and into the carpet padding. This is where the true problem lies. But don’t fret- The Steam Team is perfectly equipped to handle this issue. Not only can we help to remove the urine from your carpet, but we can also eradicate those pesky odors that seem to linger long after cleaning! So don’t fret over Fido’s faults- just call The Steam Team!

 

Carpet Cleaning

 

Because urine so easily soils the carpet padding, odors can be even more tough to remove. Not only is this an issue, but it can also cause bacteria to develop and spread: something you definitely want to take care of (steam cleaning is best for this process)..

 

In many cases, The Steam Team’s Austin carpet cleaning routine is a more-than-adequate treatment. We can apply an enzymatic urine neutralizer to eliminate odors. We’ll extract urine particles from the fibers of your carpet using our professional equipment, expertise, and years of knowledge and experience. We’re confident we can restore your flooring to its cleaner, more pristine condition, using just hot water, and high water pressure.

 

Because we understand how frustrating urine odors and stains can be, we encourage our clients not to delay- but to call our team of professionals ASAP! So don’t be shy; give us a call today. You won’t regret your decision, as our results will blow you away (as well as those nasty odors…)!

5 Ways to Keep Flooring Looking Fabulous in Austin, TX

Cleaning Austin, TX

Cleaning Austin, TX

Your flooring may already look fabulous to you, but who knows what’s truly lurking against the grain of those beautiful planks? Dirt and dust can hide quite inconspicuously. Not to

mention, at some point in time, a wet mop will have to make its way out of the cleaning closet (for best results, that is). Below, you’ll find five ways to care for your hardwood flooring!

 

Dust Weekly with Microfiber Cloth or Dry Mop

 

Dust seems to attack from all corners of the house: the back door, the front, foot traffic, our animals… it even cycles around beneath ceiling fans. Try dry dusting with a microfiber cloth (so that the dust sticks, and doesn’t spread!) or even better- with a dry mop!

 

Vacuum Regularly

 

We’re not talking about carpet, here. In fact, many vacuums function on hardwood floor, as they come with a setting suitable for bare floor. If you don’t have time to dry mop or dust often, we suggest finding a vacuum cleaner suitable for your hardwood. It can save time and so much energy!

 

Use a Wet Mop

 

It’s unavoidable, especially if you spot a neglected spill. Before using a wet mop, make sure you’ve prepared properly by purchasing the correct floor cleaner. Using a solution that isn’t designed for hardwood can cause damage, or at the least, smudging and obvious track marks!

 

Clean Spills Immediately

 

Rule #1 of cleaning: if it spills, it stays… until somebody comes to clean it up. To keep your hardwood flooring looking clean and pristine, tackle spills and stains right away! Don’t let them settle onto the flooring- it’ll only be more difficult to clean in the long run.

 

Call The Steam Team!

 

If properly cared for, hardwood floors can last forever. Every one to three years or so, The Steam Team can assist you in deep-cleaning your floors. Or if you’re in need of a hardwood floor refinishing, we’ve got your back! Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available around the clock!

The ABC's of Caring for Marble Tile Around Your House in Austin, Texas

Marble & Ceramic Tile Cleaning 

Marble & Ceramic Tile Cleaning 

Marble is a beautiful material that is millions of years old, and used to create gorgeous kitchen flooring, bathroom tiles, shower tiles, and more. The important thing when it comes to installing marble in your home is the upkeep. Below, we’ll briefly discuss the “ABC’s,” of caring for marble just to give you a simple background and help you keep your marble flooring and tiles looking marvelous. We are the professionals to call for all types of tile cleaning in Austin, Tx.

 

So here’s what you need to know:

 

  1. Use Products Designed for Marble

 

Many times we’ve warned our clients about the dangers of using cleaning solutions that aren’t meant for the materials needing to be sanitized. By using the proper cleaning solution (or by calling in The Steam Team…), you can avoid etching and dulling your marble surfaces/floorings.

 

B) Clean Spills Immediately

 

This one is a no brainer, but it’s incredibly difficult to follow through! Still, we must do our best. Marble is a porous surface, so if stains are left too long before cleaned, they can sink into the surface and cause more permanent damage. In the kitchen, watch out for acids that spew from fruits, juices, or even coffee. Use coasters on your countertops or kitchen islands to avoid stains and obnoxious rings.

 

C) Protect Your Marble

 

In the living room, or kitchen/dining areas, it’s best to protect your marble flooring by using area rugs and runners. This can be especially helpful in high-traffic areas, where the flooring endures the most wear and tear. If your rugs are having difficulty staying in place, gripper mats can be found almost anywhere- department stores, grocery stores, etc.


Above all, contact The Steam Team to learn more about properly caring for your marble, or for a professional cleaning. You can trust that we’ll work diligently to restore your marble flooring, tile, countertops, etc, and keep them looking as they should: flawless. We clean all types of tile including ceramic, travertine and many others. 

Carpet Cleaning: Let's Discuss Drying Time in Austin, Texas

Carpet & Rug Cleaning in Austin, TX

Carpet & Rug Cleaning in Austin, TX

Perhaps your carpet is in need of a professional’s advice and attention! Whether it be mud stains from the new puppy (so, maybe that isn’t mud…?), traffic stains, or general wear and tear, The Steam Team’s trained professionals are always here to help! We’ll briefly discuss our cleaning process, but today we mainly want to focus on drying time! Obviously carpet cleaning requires the usage of water/moisture, which begs the question: how long should the carpet take to dry, and is my flooring at risk for mold growth?

 

Our Cleaning Process

 

In the home or office, it doesn’t matter how soiled the carpet has become. In most cases we can restore your flooring to its original condition. Our high-powered, professional-grade equipment will use nothing but intense heat and water pressure to extract dirt, debris, and stains from your carpet.

 

Our Drying Process

 

Of course, your carpet will not dry instantly, despite our cleaning methods. And we understand that you’ll want to return to your daily routines as quickly as possible- so we recommend walking barefoot across your carpet, with clean feet! You shouldn’t expect your carpet to be anything but damp- not soaked, or sopping with moisture. So as long as your feet are clean, if you must, you may walk through your home or office without risk.

 

We can expedite the drying process by placing box fans throughout the room, or by turning on ceiling fans. Just make sure your ceiling fans are clean, as well, to avoid dust from falling onto your freshly steam cleaned carpet! And since this process won’t take long at all- there’s no reason to worry about mold growth.


The Steam Team is the leading carpet cleaner of Austin, TX, and is always happy to come out to your home or place of business, to clean your carpet with not only enthusiasm, but also with professionalism, and expertise. If you’re in need of a professional cleaning- just give us a call!