Do you clean your home or business in the Austin area by yourself with standard house cleaners? If so, you’re probably doing a fine job, but you might not be able to achieve a complete clean. Thousands of harmful microbial organisms will still be lurking around, unless of course you call in The Steam Team. We have an anti-microbial process that involves a powerful disinfectant, light-activated coating and electrostatic application that will rid your property of these harmful organisms.
Our process will start with our technicians showing up to apply a mist-like EPA approved solution that is completely non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and safe for pets and children. This solution will be applied to every accessible surface in the building, and works on any material, porous or non-porous.
The thing that keeps most cleaners from dealing with germs effectively is the protective layer around the germ called the “biofilm”. The biofilm protects the germ and allows it to double every twenty minutes or so. Our process will break down this biofilm quickly, and without any toxic chemicals.
Our next step will be to use a powerful deodorizer. This will neutralize any traces of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, gasoline and formaldehyde, eliminating any odors that come with them such as the smell of cigarettes, pet urine, feces, skunk and decay.
The last step in the process is to ensure lasting protection for your newly disinfected property. That’s why our professionals will apply a microbiostatic antimicrobial coating to your surfaces, using our electrostatic spraying process, ensuring 90 days of protection. This coating will fight microbial growth and control bacteria and germs.
So if you need your home fully disinfected, you need The Steam Team’s process. For more information on electrostatic cleaning, steam cleaning, fire and water damage restoration, or any of our many other services, please visit The Steam Team website.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
How’s the air quality in your office? Do you know what you’re breathing in while you’re on the clock? It’s likely that you don’t. And while it’d be difficult to find the answers to such a tough question, we can at least do a few things to improve the air quality in our offices. Read through this quick guide to improving your air quality and breathe a little easier this week!
Inspect and Clean Air Ducts
It could very well be time to clean your air ducts. Did you know that air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dirt, and pollen? Not to mention, the amount of dust in general is just ridiculous. We suggest calling in the professionals to take care of your air ducts this season! It could be the best thing you do for your office.
Replace Air Filters
Are your air filters looking dirty and dusty? Yuck! The next thing you can do to improve air quality in your office is to replace the air filters. This gets rid of dust that is pushed into the air- dust that you, of course, inhale. Say goodbye to dusty, unhealthy air and hello to clean, fresh air!
Keep Your Office Clean
In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to keep your office clean. Yes, keeping it clean will also help to improve air quality. Dust likes to hide in places like carpet, or on window blinds. Keeping these places clear of dust will help you breathe easier, too!
If your office needs help staying clean, pristine, and healthy, just give us a call! The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals who have no problem cleaning air ducts- or offices, for that matter! We love what we do, and we love serving the city of Austin. So if you’re in the area, go ahead and give us a call!
Our carpets are made up of fibers that- over time- actually end up shrinking in certain conditions. A shrinking carpet is not an easy eyesore to cover up, but it is something you can avoid. First, let’s start with the basics.
What Causes Carpet to Shrink?
There’s not one thing that causes carpet shrinkage. In fact, there are several mistakes you may make that could be inadvertently damaging your carpet. For example, carpet can shrink if there’s excess water on it for too long of a time (this usually happens when soaking carpet to remove stains). On the flip side, how you end up drying the carpet following cleanup can affect the fibers, too. Water temperature can be another factor- among many others- causing your carpet fibers to shrink. Now, let’s see how we can prevent these occurrences and keep our carpet in its best condition!
How To Avoid Shrinking Your Carpet
First thing’s first: hire a professional carpet cleaning company. We’re not just saying that because we’re The Steam Team, we’re saying that because it’s really true. Do your research and find the most knowledgeable cleaning company out there to handle your carpet.
Our trained technicians have extensive experience working with carpeting, ensuring that the fibers are treated with the right temperature of water and the floors are dried accurately so as to not damage them in any way.
Besides calling in the professionals, be careful what you choose to clean your carpet with before they come. Sometimes, when it comes to stains, homeowners will attempt to use various cleaning products to remove the stain from their carpets before giving up and calling in the professionals afterward. Be wary of this- mixing products or using harsh products in general can often damage your carpet fibers. Check out our other blogs on caring for your carpet if you need any other tips and tricks!
ow do you clean your leather furniture? Not sure how to? Well, that’s okay because below, we have five tips for cleaning for leather upholstery! We’ll start with the basics, and move onto the tasks that require professional treatment. And remember, The Steam Team has over a decade of experience in caring for leather furniture. And we’re just a phone call away!
Dust builds up quite quickly; we just tend to ignore it, procrastinating the chore. But procrastinate no more! Grab your clean, white, microfiber cloth and begin at one end of the furniture, working your way to the other. This will pick up most of the dirt and dust.
Utilizing the Vacuum
Your vacuum likely has a handy dandy attachment that’s perfect for your leather sofa! Use this attachment to reach areas like cushion corners and crevices, or even underneath your couch! If your vacuum lacks this attachment, skip to the next step:
Cleaning With a Moist Cloth
For light stains and stubborn areas of dirt, moisten a microfiber cloth and wipe gently. Be sure that you’re thorough, as you’d hate to have to redo your cleaning job!
Using Soaps and Detergents
If that bit of moisture doesn’t lift the dirt from your leather, try rubbing the microfiber cloth across a bar of mild soap. Do not rinse your furniture. Instead, buff it dry with a new, dry cloth. It’ll get the job done!
Steam Cleaning for the Best Results
For best results, we always recommend steam cleaning. Steam cleaning can achieve a clean that you’ll hardly be able to even believe. And what’s even better- it can all be done by the professionals. You don’t even have to lift a finger.
For help cleaning your leather furniture, don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team! We have over a decade of experience and expertise, plus all of the right equipment for the job!
House fires are devastating all around. You lose possessions, you take on structural damage to your home, and smoke and ash feel nearly impossible to get rid of! But with the help of a professional cleaning and restoration company who really knows what they’re doing, you can have your home back to normal in no time! And you definitely want to be hasty about it; here are three reasons to rid your home of smoke and ash after a fire:
Simply put, smoke and ash cause...
Damage to Your Possessions
Smoke and soot can cling to your possessions, causing discoloration, staining, that stench; ultimately the smoke ruins them. It’s important that you immediately contact the professionals for help with the cleanup! You want to make sure it’s done correctly, in order to protect the health of you and your loved ones.
Damage to Your Home
Smoke clings to walls, countertops, and flooring, too. The evidence of that devastating house fire is everywhere. But let’s get rid of it! The Steam Team can come in and effortless steam clean your walls, countertops, flooring, draperies- almost anything. Contact the professionals, like us, and we’ll be out in no time to help restore your home to its original condition!
Damage to Your Health
Finally, smoke and ash pose a health risk. Not to mention, smoked-damaged property slowly and gradually releases toxic gases and chemicals into the environment- that doesn’t sound good for your health, does it? Contact the professionals for help removing smoke and soot completely from your home.
Whatever the issue may be, The Steam Team has your back! From general cleanup and restoration to cleaning up after a house fire, we know exactly what to do! We also have top-notch equipment that we like to bring along; you’ll be shocked at our results!
It’s wintertime, and it may also be time to give your office a good, thorough, deep cleaning before springtime rolls around! You wouldn’t believe the amount of dirt, dust, and dander that lurks between the fibers of your office carpet. And the dust that clings to draperies is also ridiculous! Fortunately, The Steam Team can help! Contact The Steam Team
The Steam Team can help clean your:
Draperies and Window Blinds
The Steam Team doesn’t use any regular duster on your window blinds. We steam clean them, instead! And often times, we can complete this process without even removing them from where they hang! How’s that for convenient?
Desks and Surfaces
Grime builds up on your desk, too, especially if you occasionally (or not so occasionally) eat lunch at your desk! It’s easy to do, not to mention the dust that accumulates! With a steam cleaner (and especially with the type of equipment that we use) we can easily remove dust, dirt, and grime from your desks and other surfaces like shelving, end tables, and coffee tables!
Carpeting and Flooring
Yes, the cleaning crew does wonders for your carpet! But nonetheless, it still needs a thorough cleaning every now and then. A professional-grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep down to the pits of your carpet and extract allergens, dander, dirt, dust, debris, and so much more! You’ll be amazed at just how clean your office is.
It doesn’t matter how big the project is, it’s not one too big for The Steam Team! The Steam Team has been serving the city of Austin, TX for over a decade now; we’re not stopping any time soon! So if your office is in need of a deep, thorough, steam cleaning, just give us a call! Don’t wait! Your office needs it, and you’ll love working inside of it after we’re done cleaning!
When flooding hits, whether from a busted pipe or a natural disaster, the damage left in its wake is never easy to handle. What once was home sweet home is now soaked- belongings strewn everywhere, potentially ruined. We understand the devastation that hits a family when excess water enters the home- that’s why The Steam Team is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water damage restoration.
Whether you have tons of damage on your hands or just a small bit of flooding; we can send in our professional technicians or even offer to just rent you drying equipment.
Let’s Talk Equipment
The Steam Team’s rentable drying equipment is top of the line. And while we suggest hiring professionals to do the best job possible, we get it. There are some skilled folks out there who’d like the ability to rent the equipment but do the manpower themselves. That’s exactly why we offer professional grade drying equipment for rent!
Bring In The Professionals
We know you have a few options to consider when your home is faced with the need for an emergency, water-related makeover. With our 24-hour emergency service, rapid response, we can ensure the peace of mind that we’ll do everything we can to thoroughly dry out and restore your home to its previous condition.
Whether you end up renting our equipment or hiring a professional team to take care of your home, check out our other blogs with tips for taking care of water damage. There are always preventive measures you can take to ensure mold growth is eliminated and that you’re handling any damage in the safest way possible.
If you find yourself facing water damage, don’t hesitate to call us- no matter the time of day. We’re always available to help you.
Are you looking to go a bit more green? Maybe it’s time to eliminate those pesky chemicals from your household (for good this time). As always, we encourage you to start steam cleaning your home right now so that you can protect your family from potentially harmful chemicals, but there are other great reasons to steam clean, too! Let’s delve into a few of them: steam cleaning cleans without chemicals, doesn’t leave behind any harmful residue, and also kills other pesky substances like germs, bacteria, and allergens!
Cleans Without Using Chemicals
As we mentioned before, steam cleaning cleans your home without using any chemicals. There won’t be any bleach, or specially formulated cleaning products. The only thing a steam cleaner uses is hot water, and high water pressure! That’s what makes it such an incredibly safe method of cleaning- and that’s why we’re always pushing you to start right now.
Doesn’t Leave Behind Any Residue
Since a steam cleaning machine doesn’t use any chemicals, there is no residue to be left behind. This makes steam cleaning an even safer option for cleaning in your home, especially if you have small children or pets in the household.
Kills Germs, Bacteria, Dust Mites, Etc
Even better news: Not only will you be eliminating chemicals from your household with steam cleaning, but you’ll also be killing germs, bacteria, dust mites, allergens, and more! This is really important if you have members of the household who have allergies. They’ll be so relieved!
The Steam Team has over a decade of experience under their belt, and the right tools and equipment for any cleaning and restoration job. If you home is looking a little dingy and you’re looking for some help restoring it to its original, cleaner, more pristine condition, call The Steam Team! We’ll be out in no time, and eager to help!
Although the eggnog, wine, and leftovers have their way of winding up on the carpet during the holidays, there are ways to combat stains! Here’s a quick guide to three things you can do to keep stains off of your floors through the holidays! So happy holidays, and happy cleaning!
Find a Festive Doormat
It’s smart to place doormats at the entrances of your home. Doormats help to catch dust, dirt, and other substances that stick to our shoes before they have the opportunity to reach our flooring. This can keep carpet looking new for much longer, and certainly makes cleaning day easier! It’s a simple solution to a not-so-simple problem!
Clean Up Spills Immediately
No matter how many glasses of wine you’ve had… (just kidding), spills must be cleaned up immediately after they happen. We’re not kidding about that part! The longer a spill sits on an area of your flooring, the more likely it is to permanently stain. So keep your cleaning supplies handy, and your eye out for spills and accidents! They’re bound to happen, no matter how careful we are.
Spread a Rug Out
Do you have a festive rug hanging out with all of your holiday decorations?Maybe it’s time to bring it out! You can protect your carpet (or hardwood, marble, etc) flooring from stains by simply covering it up! So utilize those are and oriental rugs that you’ve been storing! Plus, they easily spice up the look of a room!
And as always, don’t forget that The Steam Team is here for you this holiday season! From carpet stains to tile, grout, and hardwood flooring, we can cover it all! We have the right equipment, expertise, and experience for any job. So if you need help keeping stains off of your floors this season, give The Steam Team a call!
Do you know what the best methods are for cleaning your carpet? There’s certainly more than one! Today we’ll go over three methods of carpet cleaning, and you can decide which one is best for you. But as always, we recommend steam cleaning; it’s the most effective out of the three we’ll list here! The Steam Team has been serving the Austin community for over a decade now; we’d love to come out and care for your flooring!
Sweeping and Vacuuming
Sweeping and vacuuming are chores that definitely make the routine list. It’s necessary to sweep and vacuum carpeting on a daily basis to pick up dirt, sand, dander, dust mites, crumbs, and other unsightly things we don’t want camping out in our carpet! But of course, after so much foot traffic and so many spills, vacuuming may not cut it.
Carpet shampooing is typically that step you take when vacuuming no longer restores your carpet like it used to. There are many products and tools available on the market for shampooing your carpet; be careful with certain chemicals and make sure to perform a spot test on an inconspicuous area of your flooring!
Hot Water Extraction
Hot water extraction, or rather- steam cleaning, is the method we prefer and always recommend! Using absolutely no chemicals (nothing but hot water and high pressure, in fact), a professional grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep within the fibers of your carpet, and extract everything from dust to dander!
The Steam Team has ten years of experience in steam cleaning carpets, and many other types of flooring, too! So don’t even bother with rental machines or DIY methods; skip straight to hiring the professionals! They’ll have all of the right equipment, knowledge, and experience needed for the job! Give us a call today.
Ah… keeping carpet clean. The struggle! It’s not easy, especially if there are pets or children in the home. Or if you’re just clumsy and prone to spilling food and drinks! But don’t worry, if ever you’re in a true pickle with your carpet, you can always call in the professionals, like The Steam Team! We have plenty of experience and expertise when it comes to keeping carpet clean. But until we arrive, follow these 5 guidelines:
Place Doormats at Entrances and Exits
Placing doormats at the entrances and exits of your home will help catch dirt and dust before it reaches your carpet. Isn’t that a handy trick? It’ll save you time and inconvenience when vacuuming, too!
Remove Shoes at the Door
Like the doormats, removing shoes at your door will keep dirt off of carpet. Encourage every member of the household to do this, especially children (their shoes are always the muddiest!).
Carpet should be vacuumed at least weekly to keep up with dirt and dust around the home. It also prevents carpet fibers from becoming matted down, which is very unsightly. Keep your carpet clean and soft by vacuuming on the regular.
Clean Up Spills and Stains Immediately
This is rule #1 to carpet cleaning! As soon as an accident happens, clean it up! Letting liquids and spills sit on the floor increases their chances of staining your carpet!
Call the Professionals Periodically
It’s wise to occasionally call in the professionals for a deep cleaning! Sometimes, there’s only so much we can do for our carpet, and we need to let the pro’s step in.
Following these five simple “rules,” will help your carpet stay clean and looking great! And as always, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call when you need assistance. We’re your #1 option for professional cleaning and restoration; let us prove it to you.
Carpet looks great in our homes and offices, but it definitely requires some TLC on the regular to keep it looking great! Below you’ll find several tips on keeping your carpet safe and protected. The Steam Team has been cleaning rugs in Austin for over 40 years. Call us today at 512-451-8326.
Utilize Door Mats
Door mats were invented for a very great purpose! They help catch dirt from the outside and on our shoes, and prevent it from reaching our beautiful carpet. Keep a door mat at each entrance to your home and you’ll be surprised at the impact it makes (just don’t forget to clean the mat itself every once in awhile)!
Remove Shoes at the Door
An impressive amount of dirt, dust, and debris cling to our shoes as we walk about. All of that debris can really take a toll on our carpet- if we let it. Another option is to leave our filthy shoes at the entrances to our homes, so that it doesn’t even have a chance to reach our carpet!
We simply can’t get around vacuuming and sweeping our floor! It has to be done at least once a week, depending on the amount of traffic your carpet experiences. If you have pets or children, expect to clean a little bit more frequently.
Use a Carpet Protector
Carpet protection works by repelling dirt, and by protecting it from spills and stains. It also helps to prevent wear and tear on your carpet and increases its longevity!
Call in The Steam Team!
Lastly, call the professionals. The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX, and we have over a decade of experience taking care of this city! We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. So if your carpeting is in need of some professional attention, absolutely do not hesitate to give us a call!
Tired of struggling to keep your carpet clean and pristine? Luckily, we have five great tips for doing just that- keeping stains away from carpet, and performing regular maintenance to keep it looking fresh and new! Read on to find out more… For the best carpet and rug cleaning call The Steam Team today! We are located at 9901 Burnet Road Austin, Texas.
You can’t get out of this one, folks. Carpet should be vacuumed routinely, once a week at least. Expect to vacuum more frequently and thoroughly in high traffic areas, and don’t be afraid to use the attachments to reach corners and baseboards!
Catch Stains Immediately
The first rule to removing stains is to catch them immediately, and treat them ASAP. The quicker you catch them, the less likely they are to set in permanently! Choose your favorite cleaner, and blot the area until it’s clean. Don’t rub the stain; just blot it until your towel comes back clean! Easy enough, right?
Keep Food and Drinks Away from Carpet
Food and drinks are common sources of stains. It’s easy to topple over a wine glass, or drip a bit of grease onto the carpet. Keep them confined to the kitchen and dining area, and you’ll be much better off when it comes to preventing spills and stains!
Utilize Floor Mats and “Shoe Stations”
Place floor mats at the entrances to your home, and encourage family members to leave their shoes at the door. The floor mats will help to pick up any dirt that may be on your shoes, and if you don’t wear your shoes on the carpet, then you won’t have to worry about all of that dirt and mud rubbing off!
Hire the Professionals
Lastly, occasionally you’ll need to hire a professional steam cleaning company to come out and take care of your carpet, whether that means performing a deep cleaning, or removing a stubborn stain! The Steam Team is your leading carpet cleaner in Austin, TX, and we’d love to help you out. Just give us a call today!
Carpet makes a fantastic option for your home! It’s cushiony, comfy, and cozy! It’s available in a variety of colors and textures, and is generally easy to clean. In fact, today we’re talking about how to remove dirt and grime from your carpet, so it can be as clean as it was the day it was installed! From dusting, to steam cleaning, there are many ways to keep your carpet clean. Call The Steam Team of Austin, Texas for professional rug cleaning today.
Vacuum on a Routine Basis
Dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming your floor is essential! Do it on the regular, and you’ll be set. It’ll also make chore day that much easier on you- since you’ll have kept up with it the entire time. And don’t forget about those baseboards; they collect so much dust over time.
Occasional Steam Cleaning
Steam cleaning is a way of cleaning that helps to eradicate dirt, grime, allergens, and other nasty substances from deep within the fibers of carpet. It uses nothing but pressurized water and high temperatures! No leftover residue, no chemicals, nothing. If you’re going to have your carpet deep cleaned, this is the way you want to go. Our location at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas has a state-of-the art rug cleaning facility.
Develop Helpful Habits
Sometimes, we just have to change the way we do things! Try developing helpful habits for your carpet like removing your shoes at the door, or putting a mat at the entrances to your home! Door mats help to pick up the dirt and dust we bring in, and if we aren’t wearing our shoes around the house, then we aren’t tracking dirt around!
Keep dirt and grime away from your carpet by keeping up these habits, and of course by steam cleaning every so often. Call The Steam Team today for any of your carpet cleaning needs! Your carpet will be so clean by the time we’re finished, you’ll be amazed at the results of our professional carpet cleaning.
When was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Can you remember? Most of us can’t, because we’ve never done it before. But whether you’re a newbie to this process, or you’ve just bought a new mattress that you’d like to freshen up, we have three easy steps to thoroughly cleaning your mattress!
Step One: Strip the Bed and Vacuum
Of course, you’ll want to completely strip your bed and toss your bed linens into the washing machine. Once your bed is completely clear, vacuum your mattress with a (clean) wide brush attachment. Be thorough, scanning back and forth from every edge. This helps to remove, dust mites, dirt, and debris from your mattress.
Step Two: Sprinkle Cleaning Mixture Over Mattress
Here, baking soda is our best friend! Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda through a sifter, and onto the mattress. Be liberal, and make sure you’ve covered the entire area. This helps to clean and deodorize the surface. You can also add six drops of your favorite essential oil to the mixture for a fresh, relaxing scent. Lavender, anyone?
Step Three: Vacuum Excess Cleaning Mixture
If you have all the time in the world, you can leave the mixture on your mattress for several hours. However, thirty minutes will also suffice. Thirty minutes is plenty of time to absorb odors, moisture, and break down acids. Finally, vacuum the mixture and all of the grime that it’s brought out!
And there you have it friends: three easy steps to cleaning and refreshing your mattress! Don’t forget to do it periodically. Our mattresses get tons of use! And did you know- a mattress can also be steam cleaned? That’s right! For all of your steam cleaning needs, contact The Steam Team! We’re happy to help out wherever we can and we are also hiring in Austin.
Upholstered furniture looks fantastic in our homes, and it’s fairly easy to clean and care for! That’s what makes it so popular- and so great. And that’s why we’re going to tell you five different ways to clean and care for your leather furniture so that you can get the most out of it! Voted the best cleaning company in Austin.
Clean Up Spills As Fast As Possible
This is Rule #1 of cleaning: a spill or stain won’t do any damage, as long as you get to it quickly enough! For your leather furniture, wipe up spills immediately with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Use only a clean cloth to prevent staining your sofa! Austin, Texas cleaning experts!
Dust and Vacuum Frequently
Dusting and vacuuming on the regular will make cleaning day much easier, and help preserve your fabrics condition. You can use the upholstery attachment for those hard-to-reach areas, like corners and beneath cushions!
Use Only Soft Brushes While Cleaning
As we mentioned before, using a soft brush while cleaning will prevent tearsand further damage. Microfiber cloths work great!
Keep Your Furniture Out of Direct Sunlight
Most people don’t think of this one, but leaving your furniture out of direct sunlight will help keep the upholstery from drying out too quickly, cracking, and becoming discolored. If your sofa is near a window, try hanging light-canceling drapes!
Protect its Finish by Conditioning Regularly
Your furniture should have a tag which tells you how to properly condition the leather. Follow those instructions closely to avoid damage! If you’re unsure of how to condition your furniture, remember that The Steam Team is always here to help out!
The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, Texas, and we’re here for you through all of your leather needs! If you need help restoring that sofa to its original condition, give us a call! Your number one Austin cleaning company. Call 512-451-8326 now!