An Important Tip to Avoid Fire Damage

The Steam Team is well known in the Austin, TX area for our excellent fire damage restoration service. If a fire emergency ever occurs in your home or business, our professional technicians can help you get your home cleaned and restored as quickly as possible. However, if you take the right precautions you won’t ever need to make that call. Let’s talk about one very overlooked way that you can avoid fire damage in your home: dryer vent cleaning.


The Importance of a Clean Dryer Vent


If dryer vents aren’t properly maintained by periodically cleaning out all lint and debris, your vents can cause highly flammable fire damage. Not only is a dirty dryer vent dangerous, but also impacts the efficiency of your dryer. Excessive build-up of lint and debris will force the machine to use more energy, which will cost you more money in the long run.


To avoid these problems, it’s recommended that you have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned once every year. The Steam Team can handle that for you. Our professional will give your machine a full inspection and clean all vent ducting and all connected systems, keeping your home safe from fire damage and keeping your dryer running properly.


Why The Steam Team?


We are an Austin, Texas based company with the most experienced technicians available in Central Texas. Our technicians will be ready for your call, to utilize the most powerful and effective dryer vent cleaning equipment available. And we can handle not only residential, but also commercial dryer vent cleaning, and we can offer you fair pricing backed with a guarantee! So if you want to avoid fire damage and you haven’t had your dryer vents cleaned yet this year, call in The Steam Team! For more information on dryer vent cleaning and the other services we offer, visit The Steam Team website.


Combating Allergies? Try Rug Cleaning

Are you battling Austin allergies this season? We know sometimes it seems like you just can’t get rid of them. It’s completely understandable! Austin is the allergy capital of the world! And fortunately, there are some things we can do around our homes to help those allergies ease right up! Let’s take a glance at a few areas to check this season, and let The Steam Team help you spruce them up!


Window Blinds


Dust, dust, and more dust! That’s the downfall of window blinds; they collect dust so easily! But dust is an allergen that we can conquer. It’s time to call in The Steam Team; we can clean your window blinds from where they hang! Steam cleaning is an effortless cleaning process that uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove allergens from your home like dust, dander, and pollen!


Ceiling Fans


Ceiling fans are also known for collecting dust, and once there’s enough dust on the blades all the fan does is circulate it! Can you imagine what that circulation does to your allergies? Definitely not anything that is good for you. So grab your microfiber cloths and wipe away all of those allergens! Once you’re finished, you’ll be so impressed with the results!


Mattresses


Finally, your mattress! It needs your attention. We don’t think about the amount of time we spend in close quarters with all of the allergens that are lurking in our mattresses. But it’s true, mattresses hold in dust, dirt, sweat, dander, and odors that we really don’t want around. So let’s deep clean the mattress by having it steam cleaned by The Steam Team! Steam cleaning is great for mattresses as it helps to remove old stains and odors, as well as allergens!


Let’s steam clean away all of these allergens this season! Give The Steam Team carpet cleaners a shout if your home could use some TLC! We’d love to come help out!


The Steam Team Flood Damage Cleanup

One of the worst disasters that can happen to a home is flooding. And unfortunately, it’s a common occurence here in Texas. Cleaning up after flood damage can be extremely challenging, especially if the flooding was bad enough that the structure of the building itself is damaged. Luckily, The Steam Team can help clean and restore your home after flooding. Here’s some important information to keep in mind.


Water Extraction


The Steam Team’s process for water extraction uses high powered machines to get the damaging water out of your home before it becomes more of a problem. But it’s important to keep in mind that this process takes time. Only a few feet of water can be moved a day, or the rapid change in pressure could cause the walls of the building to collapse. After all water is finally removed, the floors will need a thorough cleaning. And depending on the kind of floor and the extent of the damage, the floors may need to be removed.


Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands


The Steam Team restoration professionals will do everything they can to remove water, clean and restore your home using high powered equipment. But by the time they leave, some aspects of the home may require you to step in. Mud and other contaminants may still be left behind on certain surfaces, and will need to be cleaned off and those surfaces sanitized. Dishes and countertops may also need to be thoroughly sanitized.


Mold Growth


One of the most harmful things that can occur as a result of water damage is mold growth. If tracking down and safely eliminating mold sounds like it may be too difficult of a job to handle alone, The Steam Team offers a professional mold remediation service. For more information on the services we offer, visit The Steam Team website.

3 Signs That Your Hardwood Floor Needs Refinishing

Hardwood floors are a beautiful and long-lasting flooring choice for any home, so long as they are properly maintained. Every once in a while they will need to be professionally sanded and refinished, but what are the signs you should look for to know when to have this done?


Boards Becoming Dull or Gray


When you notice that your hardwood floors have turned gray, that means that the polyurethane has worn off, and your floors are now more susceptible to water damage. As they absorb water from spills or cleaning, the boards will become more and more gray until they eventually turn black. If they’ve turned entirely black, they’ll be too late to save with a sanding and refinishing, and will need to be replaced altogether.


If you have hardwood flooring outdoors or by a window and you notice that they’ve significantly faded in color, this means that they have been damaged by the sun. Having your floors sanded and refinished will easily take care of this dull look.


Water Damage


When water damage occurs, which may happen for a number of different reasons, you may start to see dark spots and separation or cupping of the floorboards. When this takes place, it’s definitely a surefire sign that your floors need to be refinished. Depending on the level of water damage, some boards of your floor may need to be replaced.


Scratches


All hardwood floors get scratched from time to time, it’s inevitable. And most small scratches on hardwood floors are only topical and don’t even go through the seal. But when deeper scratches occur that do wear down the seal, it’s time to refinish your hardwood floors, otherwise they’ll be more exposed and easily damaged.


How The Steam Team Can Help


Here at The Steam Team, we pride ourselves on our ability to sand and refinish hardwood floors. Our qualified, trained technicians use a dust-free process to properly care for your hardwood floor and ensure that by the time they leave it looks good as new. For more information on our hardwood floor refinishing process, and other services, visit The Steam Team website.

The Best Uses for Area Rugs Around Your Home

Are you in search of new ways to spice up your living room, provide your carpet with a protective barrier, or maybe even cover up a couple of old carpet stains? Well, let’s take a look at area rugs! They’re great for all of these uses, and we’re about to dive right into each one of them. Read on to learn how you can best utilize area rugs around your home.


Area rugs…


Protect Your Carpet


Probably among the most important things that area rugs do for our carpet is protect it. Placing area rugs in high-traffic areas around your home will keep your carpet looking cleaner, newer, and brighter for longer. So do your carpet a favor and protect it with a brand new rug! You’ll love the look, the feel, the everything.


Conceal Unsightly Stains


We understand that sometimes stains are just seemingly impossible to get out (without the help of a professional, at least). In these cases, area rugs come into great use. You can easily conceal an old wine stain with a brand new rug. Or better yet- call in The Steam Team to have the stain permanently removed!


Decorate Your Home


Lastly, it could be time to revamp the look of your entire home! What better way to do this than to decorate with area and oriental rugs? You’d be surprised what changing up the flooring in your home can do for its overall appearance and ambience. And it’s a fun and exciting process, too! Who doesn’t love to shop?


Don’t forget! The Steam Team has plenty of experience in cleaning and caring for area and even oriental rugs! For expert rug care, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We know exactly how to treat your rugs, and you’ll be amazed at our results! We just know it! Call us for the best carpet cleaners in Austin.

Basic Rules to Keeping Carpet Clean

You know the struggle it can sometimes be to keep carpet clean. You knew it before you got into it. But you can’t help but fall in love with it’s soft, cushiony side, can you? We can’t! So instead of feeling frustrated over your flooring, here are five ways you can help keep your carpet clean!


Vacuum Regularly


It can’t be avoided, friends! Your carpet must be vacuumed at least once a week with a quality vacuum cleaner (to avoid the hassle, of course). However, if you carpet experiences more foot traffic on a regular basis, you may need to increase the vacuuming. But don’t worry; it isn’t that strenuous!


House Training: Do it Right


Pet owners, we’re looking at you! If you have a pet, make sure they’re housebroken properly. Do your research and don’t skip any steps! If you have a cat, make sure they have full access to a clean litter box at all times. Make sure Fido is walked first thing in the morning. There are so many things you can do to prevent pet stains and odors!


Utilize Rugs and Runners


Rugs and runners are a great way to spice up your living space, and also help protect carpet! If you have a stubborn stain you can try to hide it with a  rug as well, but we always recommend calling in the professionals for those types of stains!


Treat Stains Immediately


Ah, this one… This one, we can’t say enough! When a spill or accident happens, treat the stain immediately! Keep proper cleaning solutions on hand and stocked up, and of course make sure you have plenty of towels or paper towels, whichever you prefer. Remember friends: the quicker you treat a stain, the more likely it is to come up!


Call in the Professionals


Lastly, give The Steam Team a call! We’ll come out and clean up your carpet in no time! We have plenty of experience in cleaning and caring for carpet and other types of flooring. Never hesitate!


3 Reasons to Start Carpet Cleaning Now

There are many methods to cleaning, but here at TST Total Cleaning and Restoration, we insist that steam cleaning is superior! We’ll give you a brief explanation as to why we think this is. But first, let’s go back to the basics: what is steam cleaning? Well, it’s a method of cleaning that uses nothing but hot water and high pressurized steam to remove grime and allergens from almost anywhere around your home, office, etc! We can’t get enough of it. Here are three reasons to start steam cleaning now. Carpet cleaning Bonita Springs.


It’s Simple and Easy


When you hire TST of Bonita Springs, carpet cleaning requires so little effort from you that it may not even feel like cleaning (until you see the results, at least). We say that steam cleaning is simple and easy because all it requires is hot water and highly pressurized steam! Two ingredients, friends, that’s it! Carpet Cleaning Bonita Springs


It’s Save for the Environment


Do you feel like going green? Because steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any harsh chemicals or solutions, it’s completely safe for the environment! If you have pets or children in your family, you won’t have to worry about them getting into any harmful residue. In fact, there won’t be any residue at all.


It Provides a ‘Clean’ You Can Trust


There’s so much more we could cover, but lastly, steam cleaning provides you with a ‘clean,’ that you can trust. When you hire us, there will be no residue left behind, we’ll leave everything dry, and your home will look the way it did when it was brand new! You’ll love the results we leave behind!


Never hesitate to give TST a call! We’ll come out and clean your tile and grout, your kitchen counters, your carpeting, your natural stone- anything. Just say the word! TST Carpet Cleaning of Bonita Springs.


The Easiest to Clean Tile and Grout

Ceramic tile and grout certainly makes for an attractive flooring solution that many people prefer to keep in their homes or place of business. But it may also be the most neglected and overlooked floor when it comes to proper cleaning. Let’s discuss the best way to clean tile and grout.


Put Down The Brush


Far too many people choose the wrong method for tile and grout cleaning, and make the job much harder on themselves than it needs to be. You might be one of them, scrubbing vigorously over the tile and in between every grout line with a small brush. You may be using harsh, unsafe chemicals that can cause you irritation. We at The Steam Team are here to tell you that you don’t have to deal with this irritating process anymore.


The Steam Team offers a professional tile and grout cleaning service that will use the latest technology to restore your ceramic flooring to it’s very best state. The embedded bacteria and germs in your floor don’t stand a chance.


The Process


The cleaning process will begin with an inspection to find the dirty areas of the flooring and develop the proper solution for each area. Then the areas will be prepared by removing all furniture and setting up the area as to not disturb any carpeted or hardwood flooring nearby.


When the floor is ready, all dry soil will be removed by thoroughly sweeping and vacuuming. Then a high quality advanced tile cleaner will be sprayed over the entire surface of the tile, before it is thoroughly cleaned with hand brushes, mechanical rotating brushes and a self-contained pressure cleaning system. A rinse solution will be pumped through this machine, cleaning and sanitizing the entire floor.


After the floor as been completely cleaned and rinsed, the proper sealing/finishing needed for the tile will be applied. Then, our technicians will do a final walkthrough inspection and go over the results of your newly cleaned ceramic tile and grout.


For more information on the many services that we have to offer, please visit The Steam Team website.


How to spruce Up Your Office this Summer with tile cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your office? What if you can’t remember the last time? Well friends, it’s definitely time to call in The Steam Team to spruce up your office for the summer time. With these uncomfortable temperatures outside, you need a cool, fresh environment to work in! So let’s get to work; how can we, The Steam Team, help you? Call us today for tile cleaning in Austin. 

 

Whether you have a home office or you work from a high rise, we can help you out. Here are three areas we’ll tackle, but of course, The Steam Team can always do more!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are absolutely notorious for trapping and hoarding dust and other allergens that we’d very much like to avoid! So let us tackle the dust and grime on your window blinds; we can likely do it from right where they hang! Call in The Steam Team ASAP if your blinds need some professional attention. Tile cleaning experts!

 

Surfaces

 

How many times have you eaten lunch at your desk and hurried back to work, not caring much to clean up? Probably too many times. And after a while, a Clorox wipe just doesn’t cut it! Fortunately for you and your office, we can help out. We’ll shine up your surfaces so that they finally look brand new again! The trick is always, however, maintaining the clean.

 

Flooring

 

We like to work from top to bottom, as dirt and dust may settle onto the flooring of your office. But we won’t forget about your flooring! Whether you have carpet, natural stone, tile and grout, or hardwood, we’ve got you covered. We can restore your flooring to its original condition; you won’t believe the results! Are you excited about having a clean office? We are (for you).

 

Don’t hesitate to call us for help sprucing up your office this summer! We love what we do, and we love helping you! So give us a call anytime!

Protection and Cleaning for Your Upholstered Furniture

Have you recently outfitted your living room in brand new upholstered furniture? Perhaps you’re wondering how to care for it, clean it, protect it, and help it to last many years. It’s definitely possible, friends! Let’s jump right into how we can clean and protect our upholstery today! And don’t forget: The Steam Team is always by your side, ready to lend you a hand!

 

Upholstery Cleaning: The Steam Team Method

 

The Steam Team has the cleaning methods to match your needs! Mostly, we’re just concerned about safety and about achieving the results that you’re seeking. We know there’s a reason you’ve contacted us, so we’re going to do our best to clean your upholstery like you’ve never seen before!

 

Fabric Protection

 

There are many things that dull the appearance of your upholstery. For example, spills, stains, and ultraviolet radiation all do this. And while we can do little to prevent wear and tear from our children, pets, spills and accidents, we can fortunately choose to let The Steam Team treat our upholstery with a fabric protectant! It’ll help keep your upholstery in tip top shape!  

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

It never hurts to give the professionals a call when your upholstery could use a deep cleaning or stain removal! If your cleaning products are failing you, that stain keeps reappearing, or you’ve no idea what you’re doing, don’t hesitate to give us a call! The Steam Team has been at this for well over a decade now; we have plenty of experience up our sleeves!

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX. We love serving this city and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! So if your upholstery is in need of some professional TLC, don’t wait; give The Steam Team a call today!

Puppy Training? Beat the Pet Odor Before it Happens!

Believe it or not, there’s a way to beat pet odor before it occurs! Yes, we know it’s no easy feat. But it can be done. Follow these simple guidelines when you’re house training your new puppy, and as always, feel free to rely on The Steam Team! We love helping our customers out!

 

Take the Puppy Outside Often

 

Start off on the right foot. Be sure you’re taking your new puppy outside as often as your schedule allows. Puppies can only hold their bladder for short amounts of time! You can avoid a lot of accidents by bringing your puppy outside every two hours, and increasing those hours as the puppy grows.

 

Use the Correct Cleaner

 

When you’re cleaning urine spots, you definitely want to make sure you’re using the correct cleaning solution. Be sure that it’s an enzymatic cleaner; these are the only cleaners that will work at that pesky urine scent! And of course, perform a spot test before spraying a large area of carpet or upholstery- just in case.

 

Call Us For Stains, Spots, and Odors

 

Finally, every once in a while, call in the professionals for a deep cleaning! The Steam Team is your leading carpet cleaner in Austin, TX; we’d love to come out and help your home return to its original, fresh condition! There’s just no clean left behind like that of a steam cleaner. You’ll be floored by our results!

 

Remember friends, the plight of pet odor is not unresolvable! As long as you’re properly potty training your new puppy, handling accidents in the correct manner, and considering relying on the professionals to help you out, you’re on the right track to beating pet odor before it happens! Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone today and give us a call! We’ll be out in a jiffy, and you’ll be so thankful you made that call!

 

Do You Live in A Highrise?

Do you live in a high rise? Does it need a thorough, professional, deep cleaning? Well fortunately, The Steam Team can help out with that! Here are just a few areas in your high rise that we can clean up and restore to original condition! Hopefully the next time you need a deep cleaning, you’ll call in The Steam Team! We’re happy to help out!

 

Carpet

 

Carpet cleaning is no joke, friends! It has to be done regularly and carefully to thoroughly remove dirt, dust, allergens, and other grime from its fibers. We can steam clean your carpet back to its original condition… just say the word!

 

Tile and Grout

 

Only a steam cleaner can reach deep within the pores of grout to extract unwanted grime and clean up discoloration! If your high rise has tile and grout in the bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere, give us a call. We’ll have it cleaned up in no time.

 

Drapes

 

Finally, rid your environment of dust and allergens by having your drapes cleaned by The Steam Team! Drapery cleaning is a cinch when you’re The Steam Team; we won’t even have to remove them from where they hang, most likely!

 

Leather Furniture

 

From dry dusting, to vacuuming, to conditioning, we can certainly take care of your leather furniture! It could be time to revamp the look of your entire living room!

 

Upholstery

 

Does your upholstery have a stain or three? Let us take over; you’ll be amazed at what we can extract from your upholstery. It’ll (hopefully) look like brand new when we’re finished! No more hiding that stain with a blanket, or chair cover!

 

So you see friends, The Steam Team can be enormously helpful when it comes time to deep clean your high rise! So don’t hesitate; give us a call today! We’ll be out in no time, and everything will look like new when we’re finished with the job!

Keeping Your Textiles as Luxurious as Possible

If you want your furniture to last and look as luxurious as possible, there are just a handful of simple guidelines to follow! Here at The Steam Team, we’re happy to help you learn how to care for your leather upholstery. Follow these three simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to success!

 

Keep it Clean

 

Cleaning leather upholstery isn’t as complicated as one might think! Just keep a few microfiber cloths on hand for regular dusting, and use your vacuum cleaner attachment to reach the corners of your furniture and beneath cushions. For spills and stains, be sure you’re only using a cleaner that’s specifically formulated for leather furniture- and even then, it’s wise to perform a spot test.

 

Keep it Conditioned

 

Leather is just like our skin, in that it needs to stay moisturized in order to stay healthy. Be sure to condition your leather furniture every 6-12 months, and maybe more frequently if your pets are allowed on the furniture. It also helps to keep leather out of direct sunlight, as this can dry out the leather or cause discoloration.

 

Call in The Steam Team

 

Whenever your leather furniture is due for a deep cleaning or a professional conditioning, feel free to call in The Steam Team! Our leather technicians will have absolutely no issue restoring your leather to its original condition. You’ll be impressed with our results! And hopefully we’ll hear from you again, as we handle a wide array of cleaning and restoration projects!

 

The Steam Team has been serving the city of Austin, TX for a long time now! We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon; we simply love what we do! So if your home could use a thorough deep, steam cleaning, or your leather furniture needs replenishing, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

3 Reasons to Call The Steam Team After Fire Damage

Damages to a home by fire and smoke can be a catastrophic event, and often lead to the loss of personal items, finances, and in some cases even your entire home. Though it may seem unthinkable, you should always have a plan for fire damage. Here are three reasons that your plan should involve The Steam Team.

 

Too Dangerous To Do Alone

In the event that a fire does take place in your home, who’s going to take up the job of cleaning and restoration? Maybe you’ll decide to save a buck by doing it all by yourself. Odds are, you wouldn’t have the means to. To do so, you would need the proper safety attire, tarps, industrial strength water pumps, a press extractor, cleaning materials and much more.

 

Even with all of this, you’re putting yourself at great risk by entering the damaged property. There may still be dangerous burning chemicals, or burned material in the air that would be harmful to breathe. The only way to ensure your safety and the proper care for your home is by hiring a professional team.

 

Best Restoration In Austin, TX

Luckily, if you live in the Austin area you won’t have to worry about attempting to restore your home yourself. The Steam Team technicians will restore your home for a great price using only professional equipment. Our technicians will start by inspecting the property to assess all fire and smoke damage. This process will allow our technicians to give you a full report on the damage, and an estimate of the costs. Then they’ll board up and tarp the home, and begin restoring and cleaning it thoroughly.

 

Consultation

After the completion of your fire damage restoration process, our technicians will offer consultation on how to better prepare your home to prevent any future fire damage from occurring. For more information on how we can help with fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, and many other services, visit The Steam Team website.

Back to the Basics: A Quick Guide to Steam 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!

 

Top Benefits from Steam Cleaning

Depending on how many feet are sludging through your household, you may only worry about cleaning once or twice per week. However, as those feet increase (whether you gain a few pets or a few kids), those messes will, too. We don’t believe in steam cleaning just because we’re The Steam Team, we’re The Steam Team because we see the effects and benefits from steam cleaning! And today, we’re going to share a few of these with you, too!

 

Effective and Efficient (and Cost Efficient!)

Steam cleaning only needs hot water and the steam cleaner (and the technician, if you hire the professionals). Say goodbye to any mops, buckets, and detergents!

 

Steam Cleaning Eliminates Germs, Bacteria, and Dust Mites

It’s true! Steam cleaning eliminates 99.9% of germs, bacteria, dust mites, and other unsightly things in your home. Anyone in the home who has allergies will also be grateful, as steam cleaning destroys allergens.

 

Additionally, steam cleaning tackles mold easier than any other method we’ve seen. Using solutions like bleach don’t actually stop mold growth, but the high intensity of a steam cleaner does!

 

It’s Completely Safe for Your Environment

Because all you’re using is heat and water, steam cleaning is completely safe for your home, children, pets and other family members. There won’t be any leftover residue, either! It’s the most environmentally friendly way of cleaning!


Whether you’re dealing with normal grime or something as devastating as water damage, The Steam Team is here to help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call for help with your flooring, bathrooms, window treatments, HVAC systems, etc. Steam cleaning works for so many different types of materials and we’ve got the equipment to get it taken care of. Give us a call, today!

The Easiest Way to Clean Granite

Granite is the perfect material for many surfaces in our homes- from the kitchen, to bathrooms, and even the floors, it’s versatile and beautiful all-in-one. While undoubtedly durable, natural stone can sometimes be tricky to clean (and keep that way). That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the easiest ways to care for and clean your granite, no matter where it is!

 

Install a Sealant

Before you even get to cleaning, make sure your granite is sealed with a proper sealant before placing anything on top of it. A sealant will keep any spills from harming your stone or causing stains over time. Now, a sealant won’t last forever so you may need to re-apply a sealant if your granite has been around for several years.

 

Create A Cleaning Routine

We all know by now how important it is to clean your floors, furniture, and everything else regularly in order to keep it maintained and lasting as long as possible. When it comes to granite or any other natural stone, the process is no different. However, you want to find a cleaning solution that is specific to the stone you’re cleaning so as to not damage any part of your surfaces or flooring.

 

Use the Right Equipment

Scrubbing your counters with a hard scrub brush is probably not the best idea for natural stone. Instead, try grabbing a microfiber cloth or another type of fabric cloth to work your way through those spots and stains.

 

Whether you’re replacing your countertops or looking to freshen up your old ones, we’re here for you. Our team of experienced technicians has the equipment and the knowledge to finish the job- and finish it right! So, if you’re looking for installation or a good ‘ol deep cleaning, count on The Steam Team to get it done.

 

Top Benefits from Carpet Cleaning Bonita Springs

Depending on how many feet are sludging through your household, you may only worry about cleaning once or twice per week. However, as those feet increase (whether you gain a few pets or a few kids), those messes will, too. We don’t believe in steam cleaning just because we’re The Steam Team, we’re The Steam Team because we see the effects and benefits from steam cleaning! And today, we’re going to share a few of these with you, too!

 

Effective and Efficient (and Cost Efficient!)

Steam cleaning only needs hot water and the steam cleaner (and the technician, if you hire the professionals). Say goodbye to any mops, buckets, and detergents!

 

Carpet Cleaning Eliminates Germs, Bacteria, and Dust Mites

It’s true! Steam cleaning eliminates 99.9% of germs, bacteria, dust mites, and other unsightly things in your home. Anyone in the home who has allergies will also be grateful, as steam cleaning destroys allergens.

 

Additionally, steam cleaning tackles mold easier than any other method we’ve seen. Using solutions like bleach don’t actually stop mold growth, but the high intensity of a steam cleaner does!

 

It’s Completely Safe for Your Environment

Because all you’re using is heat and water, steam cleaning is completely safe for your home, children, pets and other family members. There won’t be any leftover residue, either! It’s the most environmentally friendly way of cleaning!

 

Whether you’re dealing with normal grime or something as devastating as water damage, The Steam Team is here to help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call for help with your flooring, bathrooms, window treatments, HVAC systems, etc. carpet cleaning works for so many different types of materials and we’ve got the equipment to get it taken care of.

The In's and Out's of Cleaning Your HVAC System

When it comes to your HVAC system, the last thing that probably comes to mind is cleaning. Normally, you’d be thinking about how it’s performing when it’s heating or cooling your home. But- did you know that cleaning your HVAC system actually effects how it performs? It’s true! In today’s blog, we’ll explore the different areas of your HVAC system that need attention and the best ways to conquer that grime.

 

Regular Maintenance and Cleaning

As the seasons change, differently allergens and debris are blown around, posing dangers for our HVAC systems and our bodies. It’s important to keep a close eye on your HVAC system during these changes, as additional debris getting stuck in the outdoor unit or extra dirt and dust build up indoors can affect the quality of air throughout your home.

 

Filter Changes

Typically every three months (or 90 days), it’s time for an air filter change. Try not to get the cheapest brand, either, quality is important here. These filter changes make great opportunities to double check the area for anything out of the ordinary- additional debris or grime would be out of the ordinary.

 

Hard to Reach Places

HVAC systems are not the easiest places to clean. Those hard-to-reach places are the areas that accumulate enough dirt, dust, and other grime to spread throughout the entire house (for obvious reasons)! It’s important to focus on these areas, though, because otherwise, you’ll find yourself trying to reach through the air ducts to clean out more grime. If you’re having trouble, don’t hesitate to give the professionals a call.

 

Call the Professionals

The Steam Team is the perfect team of experts for the job! Our group of knowledgeable, hardworking individuals can come out, inspect your HVAC system, and have it clean in no time flat! Just give us a call today!

3 Tips to Save You From Water Damage in Austin Texas

Water damage can occur at any time and, unfortunately, in many, many places. Whether it’s from a broken appliance, a natural disaster, or a busted pipe- it’s always important to deal with the damage immediately. Water damage happens in Austin, Texas everyday.

 

The Sooner, The Better

Water can cause some damage if left to stand still for extended periods of time. The water that enters a home during a flood or natural disaster may carry dangerous debris or harmful bacteria. It’s important to take precautions and use safety measures to protect yourself from anything harmful in the water.

 

Acting quickly also helps to prevent against mold. Mold only needs twenty four hours to grow and begin festering, so make sure you contact the professionals to get in there and clean everything out.

 

Hand it to the Pros

Speaking of the pros, we know you want to get back in your house, water damage is completely devastating- we completely understand. While it’s best to clean up the water sooner rather than later (for obvious reasons), it’s also best to let the professionals get in there and make sure it’s cleaned up correctly and thoroughly.

 

Use the Right Equipment

One of the most important things about restoration and cleaning is using the right equipment. When it comes to water damage, if the water is completely dried out, mold can start to grow. If you don’t have professional-grade fans, it’s definitely worth it to reach out to the professionals to make sure the job’s done right!

 

The Steam Team has been helping the Austin area with a multitude of cleaning and restoration projects for over a decade. Put your trust in us during a flood, or severe case of water damage and you can rest assured that we’ll be safe, effective, and will keep home and possessions safe the entire time.