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!


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. 

The Most Efficient and Effective Damage Restoration in Austin, Tx

Water Damage Austin 

Water Damage Austin 

It doesn’t matter what the type of damage is, it’s always devastating to your home, your sanity, and many other facets. Floods cause water damage that spreads mold throughout your home. Mold in itself is a damage issue. Fires destroy everything and anything in their wake- we totally understand why these times are stressful, and why you might need to lean on the help and support of professionals!

 

Water/Flood Damage Restoration

 

It doesn’t have to be a flood or natural disaster (tropical storm, hurricane, etc). Sometimes all it takes is for a pipe to burst, or an appliance to go kaput, and suddenly everything is soaked and dripping! Your immediate concern is likely mold growth, as it only takes twenty four hours to begin spreading. But with The Steam Team’s help, we can dry out your home in no time- while you get busy getting back to work!

 

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

 

The thing about fire and smoke damage is that it often involves water damage cleanup, as well. You’ll definitely want to call in the professionals in these scenarios. Our team of restoration professionals will first inspect your property for structural and smoke damage, and determine where to begin. Until we arrive, you can help out by setting up box fans, and opening windows for proper ventilation. This will help air out your home so that it’s a safer environment to work in. We’ll handle the rest!

 

The Steam Team is your leading water and fire damage restoration company in Austin, Texas, and we’re happy to help turn a disastrous situation into the clean, safe home that you remember. In the case of a fire, flood, or damage from a natural disaster, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available 24/7 to help meet your needs!

The 3 Easiest Ways to Clean Upholstered Furniture

Rug Cleaning Austin

Rug Cleaning Austin

Life is busy and unpredictable, and keeping your upholstered furniture spotless is probably not at the top of your priority list. Before you donate your cat’s favorite armchair or discover a wayward chip in the sofa cushions, consider these tips that make cleaning your upholstered furniture easy enough to fit in before your next Netflix marathon.

1. Vacuuming

Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum on low power. If the material has texture, such as corduroy or velvet, use left to right strokes to make sure you’re getting any dirt and dust caught in the material. Next, use the crevice attachment to vacuum under cushions and along seams. You might want to check first for any larger items, such as coins, before vacuuming. Use a can of compressed air for harder-to-reach nooks, such as button tufting. Be sure to vacuum at least once a week to best maintain the fabric. A good vacuuming might also help fade old stains!

2. Spot Cleaning

In the event of a stain, first check the furniture item’s cleaning tag. You can find this under the cushions or on the manufacturer’s website. W means it can be cleaned with water-based products, so it’s a good option for DIY. An S means use only water-free products, like a dry-cleaning solvent, but be careful, as the chemicals used in these products might be hazardous. WS or SW means that W or S may work, but run the risk of damaging the fabric (in this case, spot test in an inconspicuous area before using the product). An X means professional cleaning only. Be sure to check your warranty: a professional cleaning might be required, or you run the risk of invalidating the warranty.  

If you can use water, mix it with some dishwashing soap in a bowl until frothy. With a clean, damp cloth, blot—don’t scrub—the stain. Avoid soaking it, as too much water could damage the material. In the case of leather or vinyl upholstery, wipe with Pledge (avoid products with silicone, which may cause cracking). For grease stains, try sprinkling a bit of cornstarch or baking soda on the stain and let it sit for half an hour to absorb the oil, then vacuum and spot clean.   

3. Professional Steam Cleaning

This is your go-to option for antique furniture or stubborn stains, or if it’s required by the manufacturer’s warranty. Even if you’re able to DIY for most of the year, consider paying for a professional cleaning for periodic maintenance, to make sure your upholstered furniture is looking its best — and to give yourself a much deserved break!

The Steam Team is a professional cleaning and restoration service, with years of experience handling water and fire damage, disaster cleanup, mold, household odors, and much more. We have the expertise and professional-grade equipment to finish any job, the right way. Don’t wait—give The Steam Team a call today!