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!

The Basics of Keeping Carpet Clean

Carpet looks fantastic in our homes, and feels comfortable on our feet, but it can be a bit of a challenge to keep it clean, can’t it? Accidents can’t be avoided, and spills seem to happen all of the time! But luckily we have professional cleaning and restoration companies to step in, and give our carpet a deep, thorough cleaning we could never do by ourselves! Here are three tips for keeping your carpet clean, from The Steam Team, your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX!

 

Vacuum Regularly

 

It simply cannot be avoided, friends. When it comes to vacuuming, carpet needs your attention at least once a week, depending on how much foot traffic it receives, or if there are pets in the home. Vacuuming not only keeps your carpet clean as a whistle, but it also keeps it from becoming matted down! It’s a mundane chore that does a lot of good!

 

Clean Up Spills ASAP

 

Rule #1 of stain removal is to tend to the affected area as soon as you possibly can, ideally right after the accident has happened. No one’s perfect, but the quicker you get to the spill, the better chance you have at completely removing the stain!

 

Call in the Professionals

 

Sometimes, you just have to let the professionals take over. If your carpet is due for a deep cleaning, or those pesky stains just won’t come out, don’t hesitate to call in the pro’s! A professional cleaning and restoration company will have the right knowledge and equipment for any job!


Speaking of the professionals, The Steam Team has over ten years of experience in cleaning and restoration projects! We can come out and restore your carpet to its original condition. Just rely on us, and you won’t ever regret it! Contact The Steam Team today.

How to Protect Your Property From Fire & Smoke Damage

While we always hope the holidays are the happiest of times, the past has proven that the holidays are also often filled with fires, unfortunately. The dry air coupled with Christmas trees indoors and lights all around the house- there are numerous reasons that house fires increase around this time of year. Even further, when fire damages our property, it leaves behind a trail of smoke, soot, and ash that can permanently destroy our furniture and possessions. In most instances, it may be your first instinct to rush directly to the fire itself- but we always want to stress that you be extremely careful. Where there’s fire involved, it’s always best to call in the professionals (both to put out the fire and to clean up the damage).

 

After the calls have been made, you can begin the cleanup process; just be sure to follow these few safety guidelines!

 

Protect Yourself

First things first: DO NOT enter the scene without wearing a dust respirator mask! These masks will protect your lungs from the harmful contaminants which linger in the air after a fire.

 

Call in the Professionals

Smoke damage is always best handled by the professionals. A professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team, will have the correct equipment to thoroughly clean your furniture, as well as your carpets, surfaces, and window treatments- the whole package!

 

It’s incredibly important that your home is handled properly after fire damage- with ventilation, equipment, and safety precautions. One thing you can do to help the ventilation around your home is to open any windows or doors to increase the airflow.


A professional company, like The Steam Team, will come in with the latest equipment to clean any upholstered furniture, carpeting, window treatments, countertops, and any other surfaces or possessions that were affected by the fire. Give us a call today! We’re available 24/7 for your immediate fire damage needs.

A Quick Guide to Cleaning Your Drapery

Professional cleaning in Austin Texas

Professional cleaning in Austin Texas

Although curtains, blinds, and other window treatments are usually the last thing on your mind (even when cleaning), they easily gather dirt, dust, and other grime just as quickly as anything else. How often you clean your window treatments depends on how quickly you notice your house gets dirty in general, right? Here’s a quick guide to help you best maintain your drapery and other window treatments. Check out our testimonials at The Steam Team of Austin, Texas. 

 

Take a Close Look at the Material

 

Believe it or not, the material of your window treatments will determine how often they need to be cleaned and just how to clean them. For every material, be sure to check the care instructions before using any cleaning product or method on it.

 

The Material Determines the Cleaning Method

 

For most draperies, we recommend steam cleaning the material. Since steam cleaning doesn’t use any harsh chemicals, most fabrics and other materials can withstand (and benefit from) a thorough steam clean. For sheer material and other thin fabrics, it’s best to call in the professionals. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with heavier materials that are pretty thick, it’s a good idea to phone the professionals, too. It takes the entire task right off your hands, you know the job will get done right, and you know the job will be done well.

 

In most cases, steam cleaning is your best option for those semi-annual thorough cleanings. Here at The Steam Team, we specialize in steam cleaning upholstery, flooring, and yes -- even those custom window treatments. Our technicians are highly trained professionals that use only the latest equipment in the industry. If you haven’t paid attention to your drapes recently, now’s the perfect time! Give us a call today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced technicians who will walk you through our process and advise you on the what the best care for your home would be.

The Top 3 Benefits of Area Rug Cleaning Austin Texas

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Rug Cleaning Experts Austin, Texas

Many homeowners these days are wondering which method they should choose when they set out to deep clean their area rugs! Dry cleaning, shampooing, or steam cleaning, or something else entirely? Of course, those of us at The Steam Team always encourage homeowners to steam clean their rugs, but let’s look at a few reasons why, just in case you need some convincing. Below are 3 great reasons for steam cleaning your rugs!

 

Steam Cleaning Offers a “Clean,” You Can Have Confidence In

 

Remember all those times you’ve vacuumed your area rugs, only to notice the traces of dust, fur, and other unsightly things that were left behind? Well, finally, you’ll be able to trust that your rug is 100% clean. It’ll feel ah-mazing. Steam cleaning extracts it all, and leaves so little moisture that it dries remarkably quickly. No moisture, no mold!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs, Bacteria, and More!

 

It’s true! Steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria- with only heat, and intense water pressure! And if you or anyone in your home has allergies, you’ll be relieved to know that it also knocks out allergens and pet dander. You’ll breathe easier, as it even increases indoor air quality.

 

You Don’t Have to DIY

 

For once, you can sit back, put your feet up, and relax when you call The Steam Team to come out and take care of your area rugs. Our years of expert training and knowledge, combined with our state of the art, professional-grade equipment are no match for what lies in the fibers of your rugs. Using nothing but steam and a bit of moisture, our carpet cleaners can extract dirt, dust, debris, and anything else from deep within your flooring. You won’t have to do a thing! Just give us a call!