Tips for Freshening Your Mattress

It’s that time of year again. Time to make sure everything is clean and in good working order. And that includes your mattress! Now that summer’s here and we may be sweating a bit more in our sleep, it’s a great time to freshen that mattress! Keep reading to figure out just how to do it, and don’t be afraid to call in the professionals if you find yourself in a pickle! 


Launder Your Linens


You may have already guessed it, but the first step to cleaning and sanitizing your mattress is to launder your linens! Strip the bed entirely of its sheets, comforter, blankets, and mattress cover. Pay close attention to care labels so that you don’t ruin your linens, but wash and dry them on the hottest setting allowed to ensure proper sanitization. The heat will for sure kill those dust mites! 


Vacuum the Mattress


Next, you’ll want to vacuum your mattress thoroughly. You can use your handy upholstery attachment for this part; it works great! Start at the top of your mattress and work your way to the bottom, overlapping as much as possible to be as thorough as possible. Don’t forget to vacuum the sides, as well. You don’t want to miss a spot! 


Deodorize


Finally, it’s time to deodorize your mattress and rid it of those stinky bodily aromas. For this part, all you’ll need is baking soda and your favorite essential oil (okay, the essential oil is optional). It merely helps to freshen your mattress; they smell delightful! Sprinkle the baking soda and essential oil over the surface of your mattress, and allow it to sit for ten extra minutes. 


Not sure which essential oil to use? Lavender promotes sleep, while eucalyptus promotes muscle relaxation and lemon promotes freshness! 


We hope these tips have helped you successfully clean and freshen your mattress! Remember, we spend a large portion of our lifetimes asleep on our mattresses, so they should be kept as clean as possible!

5 Reasons Why Steam Cleaning is Essential

Steam cleaning is becoming increasingly popular as people continue to search for better, safer cleaning methods to use in their home or place of business. If you haven’t yet jumped on the trend, here’s some helpful information from The Steam Team on why this cleaning practice might become the new norm.


A Variety of Uses

One thing that makes steam cleaners so easy to use is that they don’t require any chemicals, just water and heat. This also means that steam cleaners can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, even things like upholstery and curtains. They’re also great for getting rid of fat and grease, cleaning tiled floors and walls, and even cleaning the inside of your car! 


Great Against Mold

One of the most significant benefits of using a steam cleaner is how effective they are against mold. Many people use bleach to get rid of mold, but in fact, bleach only turns the mold white so that it blends in with the surface. The high temperature of steam cleaning kills the mold while the bristles help remove it from those hard to reach places.


Safer For You and Your Family

Since only heat and water are used in steam cleaning, your home or place of business will remain free from the chemical residue or pollution that some cleaners may leave behind. This will make the environment much safer for you and those around you.


Allergies

Steam cleaning significantly benefits people with allergies and asthma, since it uses all natural steam to remove dirt and grime from all surfaces. Therefore, it won’t aggravate any allergies or cause respiratory issues.


Professional Steam Cleaning


Now you see the benefits that steam cleaning offers to anyone in search of a better, safer clean. However, you may not want to spend all the money on buying your own expensive steam cleaner, or the effort of cleaning your property yourself. But don’t worry, that’s why The Steam Team is here. Our professional technicians will use top-of-the-line steam cleaners and other methods to rejuvenate your home. For more information on the services we offer, visit The Steam Team website.


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!


How To Remove Allergens from Your Home

Are you struggling with allergies this season? Austin is the allergy capital of the nation; it’s no wonder you’re struggling! But The Steam Team can definitely help you with that- through HVAC cleaning, drapery cleaning, and finally, steam cleaning! Let us explain below, and then you’ll see why it’s so important to hire a professional cleaning company this season!


HVAC Cleaning


When was the last time your air ducts were cleaned? These are often neglected when in actuality they should be cleaned periodically by a professional. Air ducts are notorious for collecting allergens like pet dander, and dust, and causing extra irritation on those in your household with allergies.


Drapery Cleaning


Did you know that our draperies are the best places for hoarding dust, dirt, and pet dander? It’s true- and what’s worse is that we often neglect to clean them on chore day! So let The Steam Team handle your drapery cleaning this season, we can often clean them without even removing them from where they hang.


Steam Cleaning


Steam cleaning can wipe away all of those allergens! Whether it’s dust, pollen, or pet dander, we can tackle it all with our professional-grade steam cleaning equipment. The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade now, and specialize in removing allergens from homes. So no matter what it is that needs to be done, whether it’s eradicating allergens, or cleaning that tile and grout, let us help you out!


If you’re struggling with allergies this season, or your home needs a deep, thorough cleaning, don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals in cleaning and restoration projects, and we will diligently clean your home from top to bottom using nothing but highly pressurized water, and hot steam! You’ll be surprised at just how clean your home will be once we leave! Check our our website.


Keeping Commercial Air Ducts Clean Austin Texas

Every so often throughout the year, it’s important to check your air ducts in Austin, Texas. After all, the air you breathe throughout the day is critical to your health -- imagine if you’re breathing in dust, dirt, grime, and other particles? According to the EPA, we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors and, for many people, much of that time is spent in the office. Sometimes, the air inside can be more polluted than the air outside, especially when you don’t take time to check those ducts!

 

What Contamination Looks Like

 

The biggest part of looking for any signs of contamination is going to be knowing what you’re looking for. If you see excessive debris; such as dirt, dust, or any other grime, it’s likely time to give your air ducts a good clean. However, in some cases you may notice mold growth or mold spores beginning to spread around the base of the duct-- this could be from gathered moisture or even high humidity and can be exceptionally dangerous if left to continue growing.

 

Keeping Commercial Air Ducts Clean: Call A Professional in Austin, Texas

 

With commercial property, many parts of your heating and cooling system are likely not easily accessible to you. Get the help of a duct-cleaning professional service to check your system for you.

 

Aside from having the knowledge and knowing what to look for, professional technicians will be able to take care of the issue (or issues) that may arise from insect or vermin infestation or anything else you weren’t able to spot yourself. They also have access to products that will help maintain your clean air ducts after they’re done. A biocide kills bacteria and mold, and prevents future mold growth, while a sealant prevents dust in the air ducts from being released through the vents.     


When all is said and done, you’ll have a much cleaner and more efficiently-working HVAC system. If your air ducts are due for an inspection and/or cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team. Air duct cleaning is just one of the many services we provide! The leader in air duct cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

3 Ways to Clean Your Flooring - The Steam Team of Austin

Cleaning Floors

Cleaning Floors

Are you having trouble keeping your floor looking clean and bright these days? Well don’t worry; we’re here to help! The Steam Team has years of experience in brightening up flooring, restoring damaged flooring, and even installing new flooring! But today we’re going to discuss several ways in which we can bright our floors, no matter what material it’s made of!

 

Tile Flooring

 

Steam cleaning is your best bet for cleaning tile flooring, as it reaches deep within the pores of grout, and erases stains and discoloration from tile, brightening your flooring. But if you don’t have a steam cleaner, can’t find one to rent, or haven’t called the professionals, you can also use a scrub brush and a formulated tile cleaner.

 

Carpet Flooring

 

Vacuuming is the best thing you can do for your carpet. Not only does it pick up dust, dirt, dander, and other substances, but it also keeps the carpet fibers from becoming matted and worn down. Vacuum at least once weekly to keep your carpet in tip top shape- and looking its best!

 

Natural Stone Flooring

 

It’s time to grab your mop, water bucket, and all purpose cleaner! After you’ve swept and vacuumed your floor, dip a microfiber cloth into a solution of warm water and your favorite cleaner (or the manufacturer's recommendation). Clean the floor thoroughly, ringing out the mop and changing the water whenever it becomes murky. Your floor will look nice and bright when you’re finished!

 

No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, The Steam Team can help keep it clean, and even restore it back to its original condition! We have years of experience cleaning tile, grout, natural stone, carpet, air ducts and so much more. Don’t wait- just give us a call! We even clean high-rise buildings

Commercial Cleaning: Keeping Your Restrooms Clean

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Restrooms can sometimes be a harsh reality. In order to continuously keep commercial restrooms clean and sanitary, it’s likely that you’ll have to implement systems or bring in outside help.

Bringing in Outside Help

 

Deep Cleaning

One of the most common complaints with cleaning high-traffic restrooms is keeping the tile and grout clean. In some cases, this could on the floor, backsplash, or even countertops. Grout can be especially difficult to clean around moisture, but steam cleaning will undoubtedly do the trick.

Targeting Trouble Areas

Of course the tile and grout aren’t the only areas that need attention around the bathroom - especially with how damage-prone the environment already is (from the constant waterflow). Cleaning around the bathroom becomes much more efficient when you target the sinks, floors, counters, toilets, trash cans, etc.

 

Additionally, if you take preventive measures to keep these target areas from collecting grime, you’ll find that a deep clean can turn a sort-of clean restroom into a room that looks brand-spanking-new!

Cover Every Surface

Last, but certainly not least, don’t leave any surface behind! When you make sure to touch every surface before leaving the restroom, you’re guaranteed a spotless environment.

 

Now, remember when we talked about bringing in outside help? That’s really the secret to ensuring that your commercial restrooms are continuously spotless. It’s not as daunting as you may think - in fact, it’ll take a huge stress off of your shoulders!

 

Are you looking for a commercial cleaning company? We’d love to take a look at your office! Give us a call, here at The Steam Team, today.