How to Keep Hardwood Flooring Looking New

Hardwood floors are a great choice when it comes to your new home- they’re beautiful, durable, mostly easy to maintain and last a lifetime (literally). Homes that are centuries old have some of the most gorgeous hardwood floors throughout every room and they still look as gorgeous as they did from day one. But, that beauty doesn’t come without some tender love and care over the years- so, how do you keep hardwood flooring looking new?


Detecting Dirt and Dust

Who knows what’s truly lurking against the grain of those beautiful planks? Dirt and dust can hide quite inconspicuously. Just as grime and other dust particles gather around various surfaces, furniture, and fabrics; it settles on your hardwood floors in plain sight.


When you sweep your floors, the dirt and dust are pushed around and could nestle themselves into the cracks and crevices between hardwood planks. So, instead of sweeping...


Dust and Vacuum

FInd a duster or even just a microfiber cloth and run it over your floors to get all of the dust without being too harsh on your floors. Then, couple this with a vacuum and you won’t have to worry about too many particles lodging themselves between the planks of your floors and collecting over time.


Treating Spills and Stains

Rule #1 of cleaning: if it spills, it stays… until somebody comes to clean it up. To keep your hardwood flooring looking clean and pristine, tackle spills and stains right away!


Steam Clean

Whenever your floors are looking dull or seem to be extra dirty, give us a call at The Steam Team. We’re happy to bring our equipment over and give your floors a deep, thorough cleaning.


Throughout the years, hardwood floors can become scuffed and scratched from shoes, furniture, and just general wear and tear. If you’re noticing these things about your hardwoods, it may be time to talk refinishing. We’ve got your back!



Basic Rules for Cleaning Up Stains on Upholstery

Ah, upholstered furniture… doesn’t it look so great in our homes? We think so. But i looks especially great when it’s kept clean and taken care of! So let’s review a few basic rules for cleaning up stains on upholstered furniture, because no matter how hard we try, we simply can’t prevent accidents from happening!

And don’t forget; The Steam Team is always standing by, waiting to help you out!


Get to Cleaning Right Away!


We’re really hoping you know to do this already, but we’ll remind you: it’s important to tackle the stain as soon as you spot it! Doing so puts you miles ahead in the stain removal game; trust us. When cleaning, start by checking for any cleaning codes or instructions that could be on the label of your furniture. Some upholstery requires specific solvents, or can’t be cleaned with water, etc. If there aren’t any cleaning codes, simply perform a spot test on an inconspicuous area of the furniture.


Blot, Don’t Rub


This is another important rule when it comes to cleaning your upholstery, no matter what material it’s made out of! Blotting a stain instead of rubbing it keeps the stain from spreading! Blot the stain away with a clean white cloth (so that you can see the stain being removed from your upholstery).


Vacuum Regularly


It’s a chore that can’t be avoided or procrastinated: Vacuuming. Upholstery should be vacuumed frequently in order to keep its fabric in good condition, and of course to remove all of the dirt, dust, and crumbs that lurk in its crevices and underneath our cushions. Use your upholstery attachment to reach those tough-to-vacuum areas, and you’re good to go!


Finally, we recommend you call The Steam Team periodically for a thorough, deep cleaning. The Steam Team has over a decade of experience caring for furniture just like yours, so don’t be shy. Give us a call today!


Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Like New

If you have hardwood floors in your home, then you’re likely all too familiar with how difficult it can be to keep them clean! Add on small children who love to make messes, or pets who can’t help but create messes, and you’ve got yourself an even bigger problem. But don’t fret! The Steam Team has the answers. Here’s a cleaning routine for your hardwood flooring that really works!


Dusting Floors Daily


When it comes to maintaining a clean floor, this is where it all begins. So start off on the right foot this time! Dust tends to settle all over flooring and baseboards, especially if you have a fan that runs constantly. We recommend using a microfiber dust mop on your hardwood flooring, as the microfiber material clings to dust and just doesn’t let it go!


Mopping Floors Weekly


Don’t be intimidated by the task of mopping your hardwood flooring. The important thing is that you keep a few things in mind, such as, too much liquid on hardwood floors is not a good thing! It can definitely do some damage. It’s also important to note that some cleaners can damage the finish, so only purchase cleaners that are made for hard floors. Keep these things in the forefront of your mind while you’re mopping and you’ll be good to go!


Polishing Floors Quarterly


If your floors are lacking the shine that you remember from when you first moved in , it may be time for a good polishing! In actuality, hardwood floors should be polished every two to three months. But don’t let that intimidate you, because the professionals can always help out! The Steam Team specializes in caring for hardwood flooring, as well as other types of flooring!


You can put your trust in The Steam Team today! You’ll be amazed at the results, and will never want to call anyone else again!


The Best Uses for Area Rugs Around Your Home

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.


Area rugs…


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.

Basic Rules to Keeping Carpet Clean

You know the struggle it can sometimes be to keep carpet clean. You knew it before you got into it. But you can’t help but fall in love with it’s soft, cushiony side, can you? We can’t! So instead of feeling frustrated over your flooring, here are five ways you can help keep your carpet clean!


Vacuum Regularly


It can’t be avoided, friends! Your carpet must be vacuumed at least once a week with a quality vacuum cleaner (to avoid the hassle, of course). However, if you carpet experiences more foot traffic on a regular basis, you may need to increase the vacuuming. But don’t worry; it isn’t that strenuous!


House Training: Do it Right


Pet owners, we’re looking at you! If you have a pet, make sure they’re housebroken properly. Do your research and don’t skip any steps! If you have a cat, make sure they have full access to a clean litter box at all times. Make sure Fido is walked first thing in the morning. There are so many things you can do to prevent pet stains and odors!


Utilize Rugs and Runners


Rugs and runners are a great way to spice up your living space, and also help protect carpet! If you have a stubborn stain you can try to hide it with a  rug as well, but we always recommend calling in the professionals for those types of stains!


Treat Stains Immediately


Ah, this one… This one, we can’t say enough! When a spill or accident happens, treat the stain immediately! Keep proper cleaning solutions on hand and stocked up, and of course make sure you have plenty of towels or paper towels, whichever you prefer. Remember friends: the quicker you treat a stain, the more likely it is to come up!


Call in the Professionals


Lastly, give The Steam Team a call! We’ll come out and clean up your carpet in no time! We have plenty of experience in cleaning and caring for carpet and other types of flooring. Never hesitate!


Top Benefits from Steam Cleaning

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!

3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

How’s your upholstered furniture looking these days? Is it in need of an old fashioned deep cleaning? It’s possible! Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call if that’s the case. And in the meantime, follow these three guidelines for keeping your upholstery as fresh as can be! Happy cleaning!

 

Starting with Vacuuming

 

There’s a handy upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner that does wonders for cleaning your furniture! It can reach inside those nooks and crannies like nobody’s business! It can also reach underneath cushions and pillows for your convenience. You can easily remove dirt, dust, pet fur, and dander from your furniture.

 

Moving onto Stain Removal

 

Are there any unsightly stains or spots on your upholstery? Let’s remove them! In most cases, stains can be removed with the right cleaning solution and a little bit of patience and elbow grease. In worse cases, a professional may need to be called in, like The Steam Team. Steam cleaning is great for restoring your upholstered furniture to its former glory!

 

Finishing by Steam Cleaning

 

Finally, consider steam cleaning your upholstery. A professional grade steam cleaning machine won’t harm your furniture, and it won’t use any chemicals to clean it. High pressurized water and hot, hot steam are all that’s needed in this process! Your furniture will look absolutely amazing after a good old fashioned steam cleaning, done by yours truly, The Steam Team.

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! We’ve been serving this beautiful city for over a decade now, and there’s no way anyone can stop us! So give us a call today. We’ll come out, take a good look at your upholstered furniture, and get to cleaning right away. You’ll barely believe our results!

Window Draperies and Cleaning Tips

We know that your draperies are delicate and this can cause you to neglect them on cleaning day. But the cleaning process for draperies isn’t as complicated, or dangerous, as one might think! In fact, oftentimes your drapes can be steam cleaned without being removed from where they hang, making the process simple and quick! Let The Steam Team show you how to care for your window draperies!

 

Drapery Cleaning Without Removal

 

As we mentioned before, we can clean your drapes without even removing them. The process is just as effective- we promise. Basically, we’ll use a low moisture, hot water extraction method, or a dry cleaning method to safely remove dust, dander, dirt and other particles from your draperies. They’ll be clean as a whistle afterward! And there’s no need to worry about drying; so little moisture is used, they’ll dry quickly!

 

How to Care for Your Drapes

 

Here are a few tips for caring for your draperies:

 

Rotate Your Drapes

 

Sunlight causes fading and discoloration. Make sure you’re rotating your drapes every once in a while, so they wear evenly.

 

Protect Them From Moisture

 

Next, protect your drapes from moisture. This means watching out for leaky windows and condensation! Don’t forget to call in the pro’s for an occasional treatment.

 

Follow Washing Instructions

 

If you have to remove your drapes and wash them in the washing machine, it’s best to know the settings required, or if they can be machine-washed at all. Read the instructions on the washing label, and follow them carefully!

 

For professional help, you can always rely on The Steam Team! We’re a team of trained professionals who can easily and effectively clean your drapes and window treatments- as well as other areas, such as your living room (carpet), or your kitchen (tile and grout). Just give us a call today! You’ll be blown away by our results!

Combat Allergies in Austin with HVAC Cleaning

With the Spring months in the (very) near future, we all know what that means for us living in the city of Austin… allergies. The rain we’re experiencing now is just stirring up all of those allergens in the air, causing the mold count to rise among many others. Have you been walking around sniffing or blowing your nose all day? Even if you stay inside, it still feels like you can’t escape the tiny particles that seem to be everywhere. There is one thing around the house (and office) that you can do to help your allergies; check and clean those air ducts.

 

Air Duct Cleaning

While it might not seem like a common cleaning solution, our air ducts often harbor thousands upon thousands of particles. Between dust, dirt, allergens, feces, among other bacteria- the air you’re breathing everyday could be a major factor in your allergies and even your overall health.

 

When’s the last time you had your HVAC or air ducts cleaned? Don’t be ashamed if it takes you a while to answer that question, but think about it-

 

A good, professional, deep cleaning for your air ducts can actually help to alleviate these kinds of allergy symptoms. Here at The Steam Team, we use state of the art “source removal” equipment to remove all of these allergens and pollutants from the air inside your home.

 

After Cleaning Your Air Ducts...

 

You’ll enjoy a cleaner, fresher air quality which will also increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. With clean air ducts, the air will be able to flow more freely through the system without all the dust and debris in the way, meaning your system doesn’t have to work as hard.

 

A thorough, professional air duct cleaning is always recommended at least annually (depending on the size of your home, occupants, pets, etc.) to ensure high quality air and as good maintenance for your HVAC system. Contact us at The Steam Team today!

 

How Can You Know What Cleaning Products Are Harmful?

These days, it can be somewhat difficult to know if the products you use to clean are actually safe for you and the loved ones in your home. In fact, according to a study by The Environmental Working Group, 53 percent of cleaning products contain lung-harming ingredients. So the question is, what can you do to identify which products are safe to use?

 

Look Out For These Toxic Chemicals

 

If any of your cleaning products contain the following chemicals, you might want to think twice about using them:

 

Phthalates -- These can be found in many fragranced household products like air fresheners, dish soap, and even in toilet paper! If the product says “fragrance”, it likely contains phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors.

 

Perchloroethylene or “PERC” -- This is a neurotoxin, and possible carcinogen that can be found in most carpet and upholstery cleaners.

 

Triclosan -- Another possible carcinogen that can be found in most dishwashing detergent and hand soap labeled “antibacterial”.

 

Ammonia -- This is a very powerful irritant that has been known to cause chronic bronchitis and asthma after prolonged inhalation. Unfortunately, ammonia can be found in most polishing agents and glass cleaners.

 

DIY Alternatives

 

Luckily for you, there are safer ways to keep your home clean. We’ll list a few for you here:

 

For carpet cleaning; mix 3 cups water, ¾ cup vegetable-based liquid soap, and 10 drops peppermint essential oil. Then rub the foam into the carpet with a damp sponge, let the spot dry, and then vacuum!

 

Instead of regular laundry soap, you can try “soap nuts”. They’re made from the dried fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree. They’re available online and in some natural grocery stores. They come in a cotton sack that goes into the washing machine with the clothes.

 

Rather than using furniture polish, try a microfiber cloth. You can even use a little olive oil as a polishing agent.


Keep in mind, in this article we have only listed a few of the cleaning products that may contain toxic chemicals, as well as only a few healthier alternatives. For a more in-depth idea of what’s in your cleaning products, call a professional from The Steam Team and feel free to ask!

3 Ways to Prevent Shoes From Damaging Your Flooring

Are your shoes damaging your beautiful flooring? Probably! Those hard soles just can’t help it. But fortunately, there are several things we can do to prevent wear and tear on our flooring- especially from our shoes. Below are three simple things you can do! Good luck!

 

Lay Area Rugs Around the Home

 

Place area rugs around your home to protect your flooring. They can also be a great way to accessorize a room and make it complete! Just make sure you occasionally shake the dust and dirt out of your rugs, and vacuum at least once a week. Remember: just because you can’t see the dirt, doesn’t mean it’s not there!

 

Remove Shoes at the Door

 

Here’s a secret: set a basket at the entrance to your home, dedicated to shoes. Have everyone remove their shoes before entering your home. This way, dirt and dust doesn’t even have the opportunity to come in contact with your flooring! You’ve stopped it right in its tracks. There’s really no reason to wear shoes on carpeting or even hardwood and tile flooring. Taking them off does wonders to protect your flooring.

 

Place Door Mats at Entrances

 

If you place a doormat at all of the entrances to your home, you’ll also be preventing dirt and debris from entering the house. You can find fancy ones, too, that decorate the room! But the main purpose is to protect your flooring from what’s being tracked in from your shoes! This is a great way to do so!


If your flooring is damaged from your shoes, or any other reason and needs replacing, contact The Steam Team right away! We have years of experience replacing flooring- as well as deep cleaning! We can also handle a simple (yet thorough) cleaning; just let us know what you need, and we’ll make it happen!

Why Should You Clean Your Rugs?

If your home is looking and/or feeling a bit grimey, it may be time for a good ‘ol steam cleaning! Why should you steam clean? Well, there are several benefits to steam cleaning that simply don’t compare to other methods! Here are seven excellent reasons to start steam cleaning now. The best rug cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

Steam cleaning:

 

Kills Germs and Bacteria

 

Steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria in your home! It’s great to steam clean this time of year, when everyone around us is getting sick!

 

Destroys Allergens and Pet Dander

 

If you have pets or allergies, worry no more! A professional grade steam cleaning machine can eradicate pet dander and other allergens from your carpet and upholstery, leaving your home much more allergy-friendly!  

 

Thoroughly Cleans Your Home

 

You can trust the clean that comes with steam cleaning. It cleans so well that your home will feel brand new!

 

Is Easy and Affordable

 

Other methods of cleaning, such as mopping and scrubbing, require a lot of painful back and leg work. Steam cleaning effortlessly cleans your home! It’s easier on the body and therefore healthier. Not to mention, you won’t be spending any money on cleaning products!

 

Can Be Done by the Professionals

 

If you don’t want to rent a machine or DIY this project, simply call the professionals! The Steam Team is always here to help.

 

Removes Carpet Stains

 

Do you have any old carpet stains you’re hiding underneath furniture and rugs? Well, let’s unveil them and extract them from your carpet with a steam cleaner.

 

Cleans Tile and Grout

 

Finally, a way to brighten up your tile and grout! Steam cleaning reaches deep within the pores of grout and extracts dirt and grime, leaving it like new!


The Steam Team has been serving the community of Austin, TX for over a decade now and we’re not stopping anytime soon! So if your home is in need of a deep cleaning, give us a call! We’re available 24/7!

Carpet Cleaning this Fall?

It’s Fall, ya’ll! As the temperatures begin to drop, both kids and pets are spending more time outdoors- and we probably are, too. This means that our carpet is experiencing more foot traffic, and dirt that’s being tracked in as we exit and enter our homes. It may feel impossible at times to keep your carpet clean, but, trust us; The Steam Team has all of the knowledge and expertise needed to take care of your carpet! Below, you’ll find a few tips for keeping your flooring clean this season, and how we can help, too!

 

Vacuum and Sweep

 

Unfortunately, we can’t get around it. Our floor and carpet needs to be swept and vacuumed regularly in order for it to stay clean. Use a strong broom, preferably one with a longer handle so you don’t have to bend over, and a vacuum with an attachment. The vacuum’s attachment can help rid dust and dirt from the corners of baseboards, and you can clean off your furniture! If you do this regularly, you’ll be surprised at how great your flooring looks!

 

Mop Occasionally

 

Those paw prints, shoe prints, and skid marks are definitely something for the mop to tackle! Mopping the floor is essential to keeping it clean. Use a bucket of warm water with your handy household carpet cleaner, and your preferred mop- there are so many kinds, from a standard rag mop to a Swiffer. It doesn’t matter what brand you go with as long as the job gets done!

 

Hire the Professionals

 

We always recommend hiring the professionals to help take care of your flooring! The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX. We have ample experience in taking care of all types of flooring, from carpet to natural stone! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today for the thorough deep cleaning you’ve been trying to achieve!

The Pros and Cons of Hardwood Floors Austin Texas

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Hardwood Floor Cleaning

There are a variety of pros and cons when it comes to all types of flooring, but today, we’re talking about hardwood floors. They’re a beautiful and practical addition to a home and, unlike other flooring, they last for decades upon decades. Like other flooring, however, they do require a bit of TLC over the years to keep them looking as brilliant as they did in the beginning. That’s what we’re here for -- the experts on cleaning all types of flooring -- we have a few tips up our sleeves for keeping those hardwoods clean and cared for over the years and when you may need to refinish them.

 

Occasional Spills and Other Every Day Messes

Messes cannot be avoided altogether; they’re inevitable- but it’s critical (especially for hardwood floors) that they be cleaned up immediately. The longer they’re left, the harder they will be to clean up and the higher the chance of damage to the flooring.

 

When it comes to dirt, dust, and other grime, it’s best to try and eliminate as much as you can as often as you can. Sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting are great options for cleaning these particles up on a regular basis.

 

Wear, Tear, and Damage With Age

With such a long lifetime, hardwood floors can take a lot of wear and tear over the years. Furniture can cause damage to the flooring if it’s moved improperly or heavy objects are dropped or dragged across the floor -- even though it’s incredibly durable, it will start to show damage the longer the wood lasts. In more extreme cases, it may be time to refinish your hardwood flooring depending on the type of damage it’s undergone.

 

If you have any questions or just want to speak to a flooring expert about your floors, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at The Steam Team! For expert hardwood floor cleaning call The Steam Team today. 

 

How Important is sealing your floors? Austin Cleaning Company

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Professional Cleaning in Austin 

Does your carpet have protectant? Do you know whether or not you need it? When we spill liquids and substances onto our carpet, the fibers absorb the mess, causing the carpet to stain or develop an odor. Or multiple odors- uh oh! But carpet protectant can help with this, and we’ll tell you how! We can protect your marble and stone floors too. 

 

If your carpet doesn’t have protectant, perhaps it’s time to make an investment! Let’s discuss how carpet protector works, and whether or not you should install it in your home.

 

How Does it Work?

 

Ultimately, carpet protector helps prevent wear and tear on your flooring! It also repels dirt and helps to prevent stains and odors from forming; isn’t that a relief? It basically does everything we want it to! And on the plus side, if your carpet is near a window and is fading from the sunlight, carpet protector provides ultraviolet protection to reduce discoloration. So there are many advantages to making this investment; you just have to decide whether it’s right for you.

 

Do I need Carpet Protectant?

 

Is there anyone in your household who’s known for making messes, spilling their drinks, tracking in dirt, etcetera? Do you have children or pets? If your carpet experiences a lot of foot traffic and you’re noticing wear and tear more quickly than you prefer, you might need carpet protectant!

 

The Steam Team knows just about everything there is to know about carpet, and yes, carpet protectant. We believe it’s highly important to have for your flooring, so your carpet will last longer, look better, and feel fresher! If you’re curious about carpet protectant, don’t hesitate to contact your leading carpet cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX - The Steam Team. We’ll be more than happy to come out and install protectant for your carpet! For 24 hour water damage service call us at 512-451-8326 now. 


 

How Often Should You Do Cleaning in Austin Texas?

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Cleaning Austin

When it comes to keeping carpet and flooring clean and tidy, homeowners wonder how often they should vacuum. The answer comes down to one simple factor: how much foot traffic your carpet endures on a daily basis. Below, we’ll go over a few factors that make a difference in the cleanliness of your carpet, and of course, we’ll tell you how often you should be vacuuming.

 

Typically, carpet should be vacuumed about once a week. But the factors laid out below will mean that you’ll have to vacuum a bit more frequently.

 

Pets

 

Pets certainly play a role in making our carpet more dirty. From muddy paws, to urine and feces stains, it can feel as if you’re constantly cleaning up after them! Vacuum twice a week to pick up the extra dirt and dander that our loving, adorable pets leave behind- and don’t sweat it, as a professional cleaning company can always come in and help out!

 

Children

 

With children running around the house in their dirty shoes (or bare feet), it can be difficult to keep your carpet clean! Vacuum twice weekly, or try teaching your children to leave their dirty shoes at the entrance of your home; this can cut down on the amount of dirt and mud that’s tracked all over your flooring! It’s a good practice.

 

A Crowded Home

 

Are there a lot of people living in your home? Well, there’s nothing wrong with that, but you may be vacuuming more often than you wish! Vacuum 2-3 times a week, depending on the messes your guests make!

 

The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who have many years of experience in professional carpet cleaning. If your carpet is in need of a deep cleaning, don’t hesitate- pick up the phone and give us a call! We’re available 24/7 to help you out!

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Furniture in Austin Texas

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Austin Cleaning

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!

Leather Cleaning Austin Texas

Leather Cleaning

Leather Cleaning

If you’re looking to replace the furniture in your home, leather is a great option. The older is gets, the better it looks, and it, compliments any room in the house. And believe it or not, it’s also easy to clean and care for! Don’t believe us? Let us explain three simple ways to keep your leather upholstery cleaned and properly conditioned!

 

Clean Spills with Solutions Designed for Leather

 

Accidents happen all of the time, and they can’t be predicted. When caring for and cleaning leather upholstery, it’s important to never let a spill sit on the leather. And when you set out to clean up those spills and stains, avoid using products that aren’t specifically made for leather upholstery. This may sound like a given, but it’s awfully easy to forget to double check. Don’t trust just any furniture cleaner!

 

Vacuum and Dust Frequently

 

This is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your leather upholstery looking sleek and clean. Dusting will keep the leather from looking dingy, and vacuuming helps to speed up this process. An easy way to clean that sofa of yours is to vacuum it while you’re vacuuming your floors!

 

Condition Leather Every 6-12 Months

 

Leather furniture is far too valuable to be neglected! Homeowners should have it properly conditioned every six to twelve months, and maybe more frequently if there are pets who are allowed on the furniture. Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing!

 

Sometimes all you need are a few tips and hints from the professionals. If your leather upholstery is in need of a good cleaning and conditioning, feel free to contact The Steam Team of Austin! We’ll take care of your furniture as if it were ours- you can count on that!

Cleaning and Highrise Apartment Living in Austin, Texas

The Steam Team Office Staff

The Steam Team Office Staff

Are you living in an apartment that’s a bit more dingy than you imagined it’d be before moving in? Or maybe you’re on your way out, and you want to make sure the place is flawless in order to get your deposit back. Either way, The Steam Team can help you out! Steam cleaning is a great option when you’re living in an apartment, as it’s quick, easy, and you can hire cleaning professionals to do the leg work. Let’s dive a little deeper and discuss how The Steam Team could help if you’re in any of the above situations! The Steam Team downtown offices are located 222 West Ave. #1106 Austin, Texas 78701

 

Kitchen & Dining Area

 

First of all, steam cleaning is completely safe for the environment. This not only includes you, but also your pets family members. So don’t hesitate when it comes to steam cleaning- it can only help! In the kitchen and dining area of your apartment, we can help clean flooring, carpeting, and even counter tops. A steam cleaner’s intense water pressure and heat work to remove dirt, dust, and debris from deep within carpet fibers, pores of tile, and the moisture dries quickly, too!

 

Bathroom

 

Apartments are notorious for mold infestations. If you spot moldy areas in your bathroom (or any other area of the unit) call the professionals immediately. We can take care of mold around the shower and tub, sink, flooring- and we can restore them to their previous condition so that your place will look brand spanking new! 

 

Living Room

 

Kitty litter lurking in the corners of the living room? Dust caught deep within the carpeting? No problem. We’re Pro’s at cleaning carpet, and we have all of the expertise, experience, and professional-grade equipment to prove it.


If you’re moving out or your apartment needs a good old fashioned deep cleaning, call The Steam Team today!

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock Texas

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

There are two types of people when it comes to cleaning. The first type either puts it off as long as possible, and then does a surface clean before people come over, or they make sure their home is always spotless. While most of us would like to be members of group number two, let’s face it – we’re just not.

 

So when company comes over we panic for a good five minutes before starting the hurried process of shoving papers in drawers, haphazardly running the vacuum, and spaying way too much air freshener. Instead of that hassle, here are a few tricks to avoid the panic and enjoy taking people into your home.

If You Have Time, Get The Pros

 

The first trick to impressing your guests and having a clean house is to actually have a clean house. Get your floors and upholstery deep cleaned twice a year and don’t forget your grout, tile, and stone! Keeping up with routine maintenance will make quick cleans a breeze.

Get Rid Of Clutter, But Be Organized

 

If you need to get rid of clutter and get rid of it fast, don’t just shove things in drawers and hope for the best. Take an extra 10 minutes to be smart about it. Put things in the rooms where they belong, keep like products together, and throw away anything you don’t need.

Don’t Waste Time On The Non-Essentials

 

If you’re in a rush, this isn’t the time to make sure all the dust is gone from the top of the fan or start a new, in-depth project. Make sure the floors are clean and free of toys, trash, and random items, wipe down the counters, and clean up the bathroom. This will help your place look sparkling even when you don’t have time for a full clean.

Relax


Finally, make sure to relax and enjoy your guests. They’re visiting to see you, not just your home. Clean up, stay up with your home maintenance, and remember to enjoy yourself– even if you didn’t get those carpet stains removed!