Who to Call for the Best Carpet Cleaning Service

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


The Best Carpet Cleaners in Austin, TX


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


The Carpet Cleaning Process


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


You Can Trust The Steam Team


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


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





We've Found the Solution to Pet Odor

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


The Steam Team Process


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


Other Tips to Consider


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


When You’re Ready…


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


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

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Cleaning

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


On Cleaning Solutions


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


Services Offered


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


You Can Trust The Steam Team


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


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


Ferocious Fleas: Getting Rid of Our Pets Enemies

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


Everything Must Happen All At Once


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


Everything Must Be Vacuumed


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


Everything Must Be Washed


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


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


How to Help Your Tile Look its Best

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


Sweeping and Mopping


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


Scrubbing


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


Steam Cleaning


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


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




Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know Your Furniture?

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


Cleaning


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


Conditioning


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


Contacting the Pro’s


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


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



How To Start Your Carpet Cleaning Project Today

So you’re getting ready for some spring cleaning and you’re not sure which method to go with! That’s okay; we, The Steam Team, are here to help! If you’re finally ready to start steam cleaning today, here’s how: contact your local professional cleaning and restoration company, like us! We’ll come out to your home, perform an inspection, and get to cleaning and restoring! Your home will look clean and pristine when we’re done with it! And, just in case you’re feeling curious, here are a few great benefits to steam cleaning!


It Cleans Without Chemicals


Steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals! Isn’t that exciting? Not only will you save money on cleaning products if you choose this method, but you also don’t have to worry about any harmful residue being left behind! Your children and pets will be completely safe with this method.


It’s a Versatile Method of Cleaning


You can steam clean almost anything. Tile and grout? You betcha. Natural stone flooring and countertops? No problem! You can even steam clean your window blinds and draperies. Steam cleaning is one of the most versatile methods of cleaning; that’s why we love it so much!


It Helps During Allergy Season


Are you feeling those Austin allergies? We don’t doubt that; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But if you have your home steam cleaned, especially dusty areas like window blinds, draperies, and air ducts, you can count on having an easier time this allergy season.


The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who will treat your home with care and caution. You can rely on us to get the job done correctly the first time, without any mistakes. You’ll be amazed with our results, and we hope you keep coming back! Don’t forget: we’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re not stopping anytime soon!



How to Remove Dust and Other Allergens From Your Home

Well friends, it’s allergy season, and we’re sure you can feel it just like we can. Fortunately there’s a way to help with allergies this season; by controlling the amount of dust and allergens in your home, you should be breathing easier in no time! And yes, The Steam Team can definitely help out! Just give us a call today!


Vacuum On the Regular


You simply can’t get by without doing it, friends! In order to keep your carpet and rugs clear of dust, pet dander, pollen, and other allergens, it must be vacuumed on the regular! Vacuum twice weekly depending on the amount of foot traffic your flooring receives. It’ll help the floor stay in optimal condition, too!


Dust Routinely


Next comes dusting! Of course, dusting with the right tools can go a long way in removing allergens, too! Make sure you’re using a microfiber cloth or another tool that really grabs the dust, instead of spreading it into the air. It’ll just settle back down again! You should notice a difference in the air quality of your home after a good old fashioned dusting!


Clean Out Air Ducts


Another thing that we don’t think of too frequently is our air ducts! When was the last time you checked your air ducts? Air ducts are notorious for hoarding dust, dirt, and all kinds of allergens! And of course, as you go about your home, you’re breathing in all of these nasty intruders!


No matter what it is that you need help with this season, The Steam Team is there for you! From air duct cleaning to carpet cleaning, we’ve got you covered. So go ahead, pick up the phone and give The Steam Team a call today, or go online to view our list of services. There’s bound to be a way for us to help you out this allergy season!


Moving Day: Who Cleans?

Imagine it’s moving day and you’re preparing to leave your past home to enter a new chapter in your life! Let’s talk about it all: cleaning before you move, before you settle into your new home, and areas in your home that you should really focus on! And remember, The Steam Team is always here to guide you through this process. Don’t let it stress you out!


Cleaning Before You Move


Cleaning before you move can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming! But we encourage you not to let it get to you! The Steam Team is always standing by, waiting to help out. And we excel in this area! We know how to restore your home to its original condition using one method: steam cleaning!


Main Areas to Zone in On


When you’re cleaning, focus on areas like bathroom and kitchen tile and grout, your carpet (we recommend having it steam cleaned to make sure that it’s truly clean and properly sanitized), and your ceiling fans and window blinds! These areas often get neglected when cleaning time comes around, so make sure you’re tackling that dust!


Cleaning Before You Settle


Before you settle into your new home, it’s likely that you want to properly clean it. Sure, it looks brand new but you never know how much dust is lurking in the carpet, or on the window blinds! Take some time to really deep clean your home before you settle in; you won’t regret it.


For professional assistance, don’t feel hesitant to contact The Steam Team! We’re a professional cleaning and restoration company that’s been serving the city of Austin, TX for over a decade now! We don’t plan on stopping any time soon, so give us a call today! We’ll help you clean before and after you move.

Air Ducts & Dryer Vents: Cleaning Tips for Homeowners in Austin, Texas

Well friends, it’s springtime, and allergy season in the allergy capital of the nation. So what can we do, that we haven’t done already? Maybe you’ve already spring cleaned to no avail. Maybe your allergies are still bothering you! If that’s the case, you may want to check your air ducts and dryer vents! They can really hoard all of that dust and those allergens, and it’s not good!


Cleaning Out Your Air Ducts


Air ducts are notorious for hoarding dirt, dust, and other allergens. And they often get neglected when it comes time to deep clean our home! We understand how that can happen; that’s why we’re here to help. Always seek professional help when it comes to your air ducts- just in case something goes awry.


Cleaning Out Your Dryer Vents


The hard truth, friends, is that dryer lint traps don’t catch all of your lint! Over time, even if you’re really careful and clean out your lint traps after every load, lint can become trapped in the dryer vents themselves. That’s where the real problem lies. That’s when you’re risking a house fire! Contact the professionals to come out and clean out your dryer vents; it’s important!


Relying on The Steam Team


The Steam Team is a team of trained professionals who legitimately care about your dryer vents! The last thing we want is for you and your family members to be in danger of a house fire, or even for your dryer to stop working as efficiently. So rely on The Steam Team for all of your air duct and dryer vent cleaning needs!


The Steam Team can come out and thoroughly take care of both your air ducts and dryer vents. We’ve got top notch training in this area, so you know we’ll get the job done correctly! Just pick up the phone today, and give The Steam Team a call!


Preventing Stains on Fabrics and Upholstery

If you have fabric or upholstery in your home, you know the struggle it can be to keep it clean and free of stains! Here at The Steam Team, we have a team of trained professionals who are great at removing stains from upholstered furniture; all it takes is a phone call from you to make it happen! But until you give us a call, read below about how you can prevent stains on fabric and upholstery!


Leave Your Shoes at the Door


Let’s start with something simple: shoes. Sometimes it can be helpful to leave dirty, sandy, and muddy shoes at the entrance to your home! Don’t give those feet a chance to dirty up your furniture! Leave your shoes at the door, and start seeing results right away in how frequently you have to vacuum, or clean up stained furniture!


Don’t Bring Food Around Furniture


Secondly, let’s instill this policy: if it belongs in the kitchen, let’s just leave it there, friends! Food and drink spills happen all too easily around our furniture, and account for most furniture stains! If you can eat it or drink it, don’t bring it around your upholstered furniture!


Learn the Ropes of Stain Removal


It’s always best to stay informed! This preventative action is easy: learn the ropes of stain removal. You need to learn how to remove common food and drink stains from your fabric and upholstery. Learn how to prevent these stains from happening, and you’ll be well on your way to success!


Remember, The Steam Team is here to help you! So if you have an unsightly stain on your fabric or upholstery, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re available 24/7 to help you get rid of the stains that plague your furniture, and we’re experts at it!


What Do You Notice When Looking for A Home?

When you’re searching for your new home, what do you notice? Mainly, you want to focus on how well the home as been maintained. This can tell you many things. For instance, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into. You’ll know whether or not you’ll need to make repairs upon moving in. You’ll know so much more than you did before! So pay close attention to this, and we’re going to show you how to best maintain your home!


Keeping Up with the Floors


When it comes to maintaining a home, you want to start from the bottom: the floors. How well have they been maintained thus far? It’s important to keep a regular schedule of cleaning in order to prevent staining, discoloration, and wear and tear.


Cleaning Out the Gutters


Every once in a while, a gutter becomes clogged with leaves or twigs, and needs to be cleared out! This is easily neglected; we hardly ever think of our gutters! But it’s true: they need to be cleaned just as much as the floors and walls do!


Replacing Bathroom Fixtures and Toilets


Bathroom fixtures and toilets don’t last forever, friends. It’s important to pay attention to them and make sure they’re still functioning properly. Remember to also take care of tile and grout; make sure it’s in good condition! It’s also important to have a decluttered bathroom; you don’t need your personal items getting in your way!


When it comes to cleaning and restoration, The Steam Team knows exactly how to care for your home! If you’ve recently found a new home and need help sprucing it up, we’re here for you 24/7! Just give us a call or log online to view our list of services! We’d love to help you out.

How To Properly Care For Your Leather

Leather is a beautiful natural material that’s surprisingly easy to keep clean and looking new. Well... if you know what products to use anyway. Different types of leather require different products. As long as you’re careful to follow these tips, you can keep your leather looking great.


Different Types Of Leather


To know what kind of clean you need, you’re going to need to know exactly what kind of leather you’re dealing with.


Protected Leather- This makes up the majority of leather upholstery. Protected leather may also be labeled finished, semianiline, or pigmented leather. Protected leather, as the name suggests, is topped with a protective coating and is more durable than other leathers.


Unprotected Leather- Also called aniline, pure aniline, or unfinished leather, this leather has a more soft and luxurious feel. This type of leather is more sensitive to staining and is also more expensive than protected leather.


Leather Cleaning


When cleaning unprotected leather, you may use an approved leather cleaner, a slightly dampened cloth with distilled water, or a dry cloth and vacuum with small brush attachment. We suggest seeing the manufacturer's instructions before choosing your method. But no matter what the method is, clean very gently with unprotected leather, as it is much more susceptible to staining.


Protected leather can handle a lot more, but you should still be careful to not use certain products. Clean with a vacuum and damp cloth, but only use approved leather cleaners.


Leather Conditioning


Conditioning is what will keep your leather’s natural beauty alive. An approved leather conditioner should be applied every six to twelve months according to experts. To properly condition, add a small dollop of conditioner onto a small cloth and gently rub the conditioner all over the leather. This will keep your leather looking shiny and moisturized.


Professional Leather Help


Don’t forget that The Steam Team’s leather technicians can bring your leather back to its original condition without you having to deal with any of the hassle yourself. Feel free to call any time!

3 Benefits to Steam Cleaning Your Home

There are many different methods to cleaning various areas around the home, but there’s one method that you can use just about everywhere! Steam cleaning uses heat in combination with water and pressure to clean flooring, furniture, and even window treatments. Its versatility is only one of the benefits of steam cleaning, though, are you ready for some more?


Safe Environment, Safe Family, Safe Pets

Steam cleaning is able to clean without using harsh chemicals or comprising effectiveness. The only things a professional-grade steam cleaner will use are hot water, and high water pressure. The two combined are plenty enough to exterminate dirt, dust, and other debris from your home!


Austin Allergens Are No Joke

This year, the oak pollen we’re dealing with in the air is at an all-time high. It’s almost painful! Unfortunately, because pollen and other allergens are all over the ground and in the air, they get tracked into and through our homes. Not only are they tracked in, but they often settle in any crevice they can find (furniture, flooring, air ducts, you name it).


Steam cleaning is one of the most effective ways to blast those allergens out of the home, helping your family to breathe easier and feel healthier.


Control Stains and Odors

Saving the best for last, steam cleaning is great for eliminating pet odors (or any other odors) and stains of any caliber due to the use of intensely high temperatures. Any germs that are sticking around causing odors in your carpet fibers, grout, or even furniture- steam cleaning is able to pull those out and blast anything that’s left, removing the odor (and any stain).


Are you thinking about steam cleaning your home? Don’t hesitate to give us a call today!


3 Ways to Keep Carpet from Staining

Carpet is cozy and cushiony; why wouldn’t we want it in our home? Well, one reason is that it can stain easily, but there are several things we can do to prevent staining and discoloration! And when times get tough, you can always rely on the professionals to remove the stain; The Steam Team specializes in that, you know! Below are three quick and simple tips for preventing staining on your carpeting!


Remove Your Shoes at the Door


Let’s start with the basics. It always helps to just remove your shoes at the door. This means that your carpet doesn’t even have the opportunity to come in contact with the dirt, sand, and mud that’s on your shoes! Place a basket or mat near the entrances to your home, and ask guests to remove their shoes, as well.


Clean Up Spills Immediately


It’s always important to clean up spills and accidents as soon as you spot them! The sooner you get to a spill, the less likely it is to stain! Whether you’re using a commercial cleaner or a homemade remedy, just make sure you tackle that stain immediately!


Call in the Professionals


Every once in a while, make you sure you give your carpeting the royal treatment by calling in the professionals! A professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team, can come out, inspect your flooring for stains and discoloration, and clean it right up! You’ll be floored by our results!


The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals who can help you remove virtually any stain from your carpeting! Just give us a call and we’ll come out and give you a hand! And that’s not all we specialize in; log online to our website today to view our list of services. You might find yourself in need of more than one service!


Cleaning Bathroom Tile Through the Humidity

Tile is one of the best materials for areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms for multiple reasons. First, it makes for easy-to-clean messes and it can withstand high temperatures and humidity. However, depending on the amount of space between your tiles, you might need to pay a little extra attention to these areas. The grout between your tiles is far more porous than the tile and is unfortunately susceptible to stains from spills and other messes.


Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Start off with the most simple, basic, least acidic cleaning solution and work your way up, if you need to. You can try mixtures of vinegar and water, or a paste of baking soda. This is the hard part: use a stiff cleaning brush to scrub the grout, putting in your best effort! Don’t forget to rinse the grout with water, and thoroughly dry the area to prevent mold growth.


Always Look for Mold

Small areas with such high humidity make the perfect environments for mold growth. Whenever you’re cleaning your bathrooms, make sure to look in those hard-to-reach places for signs of mold (areas such as behind the toilet, under the sink, and around the bathtub or shower).


Steam Cleaning Tile & Grout

Steam cleaning is an extremely effective and efficient way to clean tile and grout. Using only pressurized water and intensely hot steam, a steam cleaner easily extracts grime from the pores of grout- and you don’t have to put in nearly as much effort! Consider either renting a steam cleaning machine, or hiring the professionals to come out and restore your bathroom to its original, pristine condition.


Our professionals are highly trained and use the latest equipment to tackle tile and grout cleaning. If you’ve encountered mold or think you may see the beginnings of mold growth, give us a call and we’ll come out to take a look and begin treatment if need be.


The Best Ways to Maintain Your Area Rugs

Do you have area rugs in your home? If so, you know the struggle it can be do keep them clean and presentable, and to help them last long! Friends, we’re here to tell you that it isn’t impossible. Below, we have the best tips for caring for and maintaining your area rugs. Just keep reading, and happy cleaning!


Vacuum Your Rugs on the Regular


Let’s start with the basics. It’s important to vacuum your rugs regularly! Think of how frequently you have to sweep and mop your hardwood or stone flooring; those carpets are just as messy. Vacuuming will help keep your rugs in pristine condition, and it will also keep the carpet fibers from becoming matted down and unsightly!


Blot Stains With a Clean Cloth


If you’ve ever spilled something onto your area rugs, you know how difficult stains can be to remove! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Always blot the wet area with a clean, white cloth. Change out the cloth to make sure it’s always absorbing the liquid. Don’t rub the stain, as this can cause it to spread! Just keep blotting and using your handy dandy household cleaner (one that’s meant for area rugs) until the stain has been removed.


Call in The Steam Team


Finally, we recommend having your area rugs steam cleaned! A professional-grade steam cleaning machine can effectively rid your area rugs of stains (even the older, set in stains). The machine reaches deep within the carpet fibers in your rugs and extracts dirt, dander, dust, and other allergens- and of course, those pesky stains.


Give The Steam Team a call today for help caring for your area rugs! We’ll make sure we treat them with care, and that they look clean and pristine when we’re through with them. So don’t delay; put your trust in The Steam Team today!

Preventing Mold After Water Damage: A DIY Approach

Have you ever experienced flooding or water damage in your home? If you have, you already know how devastating and stressful it can be. And to add onto that stress, mold can in fact start growing within only 24 to 48 hours after water damage has taken place. But if you follow the advice given in this blog, you may be able to prevent or at the very least limit the growth of mold in your home.


Removing Water

First, before attempting you take anything out of the home you must ensure that there are no immediate safety hazards.


Then rent or buy a pump or wet vacuum that you can use to extract the standing water from your home. Make sure to look in every corner of the property, leaving no standing water behind or mold will quickly begin to grow.


Next, remove all walls, flooring, and any other materials below the water line that could have been damaged by the flood water.


Cleanup and Drying

After all water is gone, you’ll want to carefully clean and sanitize your home. Begin by vacuuming any leftover debris or soil. Use a pressure washer on all framing and a mild detergent on all other surfaces. Carpet and flooring will need to be steam cleaned. If mold is visible after cleaning, additional scrubbing may be necessary. When all of this cleaning has been finished, carefully sanitize every surface.


Now you can begin drying. This step is essential, since the only thing mold spores need to grow is moisture. Rent or buy high-powered fans, and leave them on 24 hours a day for about a week. Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture. When the entire home has been dried, do everything in your power to keep it dry, so that the mold spores have time to die off.


Professional Mold Remediation

These steps may not be possible for all people to do on their own. Or maybe you’ve already waited too long and the mold has grown out of control. If either is the case, make sure you call The Steam Team to get a free estimate for mold damage, and help from our mold removal professionals. Call us for water damage in your home or office. We service Austin, Texas.

Mold Growth 101: What You Need to Know

Have you been smelling something like mildew coming from the garage, recently? Are you worried about some recent water damage causing a mold issue for your home? Mold is a serious and dangerous issue that is not to be taken lightly. It can destroy your home, your health, and your sanity. So act fast, and contact the professionals if you spot mold growing in or around your home!


Here are the basics when it comes to mold growth:


It Only Needs 24 Hours to Spread


You read that right, friends. It only takes twenty four hours for mold to begin to grow and spread throughout your home. This is why it’s so important to act quickly! Once its spread, you’re putting yourself at risk for increased allergies, health problems such as asthma episodes, or even irritations of the eye, nose, and throat.


It Needs to be Taken Care of Immediately


Once you spot (or smell) a mold issue in your home or office space, it’s imperative that you seek professional help with the issue immediately! This is mainly because it barely takes any time at all to grow and spread!


Call in the Professionals


A professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team, can come out and remedy any mold situation. Our team of licensed experts can remove water damage, eradicate mold, dry, and repair your home or office building! You’ll be both amazed and relieved when we’ve finished the job.


No matter how bad the problem may seem to you, we promise you, it’s no trouble for The Steam Team mold remediation! This is what we’re best at, in fact! So if you or someone you know ever spots mold growing in or around their home, make sure The Steam Team is contacted immediately! We’re your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX, and we’d love to lend you a hand!

How's the Air Quality in Your Office?

So, how’s the air quality in your office as of late? Have you noticed any difference in how you’ve been feeling during this allergy season? Air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dander, and pollen! It’s important to clean them periodically- and it’ll do you a ton of favors if you suffer from allergies!


When Did You Last Clean Your Air Ducts?


In your office, the cleaning crew might not always get to the air ducts! Why not check with them and make sure they do a proper cleaning job this season? Or you call in The Steam Team; we’d be happy to come out to your place of business and take a gander at your ducts! You’ll be surprised at our brilliant results.


The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning


As we mentioned before, air ducts can become a collection place for allergens from dust, to pollen, and more- and you definitely don’t want to be breathing that in all day at the office! Make sure your air ducts are in clean, good working order to ensure the best air quality possible in your office! After all, you spend at least seven hours a day in there!


Call in the Professionals


When it comes time to clean your air ducts, why not give The Steam Team a call? The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals, equipped with the not only the correct equipment for any cleaning and/or restoration job, but also the expertise, and the experience! We know exactly what we’re doing, so let us help you.


Is the air quality in your office not up to par? Consider having a professional come out and inspect them, and then give them a thorough deep cleaning! Companies like The Steam Team specialize in cleaning HVAC systems; we’d love to help you out- especially during allergy season!