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!


Keeping Your Textiles as Luxurious as Possible

If you want your furniture to last and look as luxurious as possible, there are just a handful of simple guidelines to follow! Here at The Steam Team, we’re happy to help you learn how to care for your leather upholstery. Follow these three simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to success!

 

Keep it Clean

 

Cleaning leather upholstery isn’t as complicated as one might think! Just keep a few microfiber cloths on hand for regular dusting, and use your vacuum cleaner attachment to reach the corners of your furniture and beneath cushions. For spills and stains, be sure you’re only using a cleaner that’s specifically formulated for leather furniture- and even then, it’s wise to perform a spot test.

 

Keep it Conditioned

 

Leather is just like our skin, in that it needs to stay moisturized in order to stay healthy. Be sure to condition your leather furniture every 6-12 months, and maybe more frequently if your pets are allowed on the furniture. It also helps to keep leather out of direct sunlight, as this can dry out the leather or cause discoloration.

 

Call in The Steam Team

 

Whenever your leather furniture is due for a deep cleaning or a professional conditioning, feel free to call in The Steam Team! Our leather technicians will have absolutely no issue restoring your leather to its original condition. You’ll be impressed with our results! And hopefully we’ll hear from you again, as we handle a wide array of cleaning and restoration projects!

 

The Steam Team has been serving the city of Austin, TX for a long time now! We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon; we simply love what we do! So if your home could use a thorough deep, steam cleaning, or your leather furniture needs replenishing, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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!

What Floors Can You Steam Clean?

What floors can you steam clean? Just about any, as long as it’s not hardwood! Below are a few different types of flooring that you can steam clean- and boy does it pay off (the steam cleaning, that is)! There’s just nothing that compares to the clean that this method provides. Once you start steam cleaning, you’ll hopefully never return to any other method again (unless necessary, of course)!

 

TIle and Grout

 

Steam cleaning is best for tile and grout. Why is this the case? Because grout is porous, and absorbs spills and accidents more easily than other types of flooring. Tile needs special care, as it can become stained and scratched easily, too! That’s why we recommend steam cleaning for tile and grout.

 

Marble and Stone

 

A professional-grade steam cleaner can easily clean marble and stone flooring! And you don’t have to worry about any damage occurring to your beautiful stone floorings; a steam cleaner is gentle. Using nothing but hot water and high water pressure, a steam cleaner cleans up a marble floor in no time!

 

Carpeting

 

Sometimes, vacuuming and shampooing aren’t enough, and greater measures should be taken on carpeting. Steam cleaning, for example! A steam cleaner reaches deep within the fibers of your dirty carpet, and extracts debris, dust, dirt, dander, and anything else lurking down in there! It’s your absolute best bet for keeping your carpet clean.


The Steam Team is more than happy to help keep your flooring in optimal condition! Visit our website to view our services, or give us a call today! We can come out to your home or commercial office, inspect the area, and do what needs to be done! You won’t have to lift a finger. Doesn’t that sound like the best plan? We think it does! Contact The Steam Team today.

3 Tips for Clean Up After Christmas

Well friends, now the holidays are over and we’re looking forward to a fresh start in 2018! Let’s talk about cleaning up after the holidays. It can be a mess, and accidents can happen no matter how careful we are. We also have to properly store decorations, and there’s a load of dishes to tend to! But don’t worry, and don’t get overwhelmed. The Steam Team has your back.

 

Make a List

 

...and check it twice! Nah, just kidding; that time of the year has ended. But do make a “To Do,” list for all of the chores you need to complete. It’s no secret that taking it one step at a time is less overwhelming. So make your list, down that cup of coffee, and get to cleaning!

 

Work from Top to Bottom

 

When cleaning, we always suggest starting from the “top,” of the room and working down to the bottom. Start with countertops, shelving, and other surfaces. You can feel free to brush crumbs onto the floor, because that’s what you’ll be cleaning last. Sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping will be necessary- and maybe a little bit of steam cleaning for those wine spills and stains, eh?

 

Call the Professionals

 

Sometimes the professionals need to step in, and it makes everything all the easier! Don’t be afraid to call in The Steam Team for a little post-holiday help! We’ll be out in no time, will restore your home to its pre-Christmas condition, and you’ll be more than pleased with the results.

 

Our team of trained experts can easily extract dirt, debris, and stains from your carpet, and we can even steam clean your countertops, tables, and other surfaces, too! Just give us a call and we’ll be out ASAP to help you clean up after the holidays. We’re excited; are you?

The Steam Team: Carpet Cleaning in Austin, TX

Are you in the Austin area with carpeting that needs a good old fashioned, deep cleaning? Well, worry no more! The Steam Team has been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re well-equipped for any carpet “disaster”. Our team of trained professionals is ready to get your carpet back to its prime condition!

 

Regular Carpet Maintenance

 

First, let’s talk about regular maintenance for your carpet! Your carpet should be vacuumed weekly (once or twice, depending on how much foot traffic it takes) to remove dust, dirt, and debris that could even be tainting your air quality! Carpet should also be steam cleaned at least once a year- but again, that depends on how many accidents and traffic your carpet has endured. You’ll know when you need a professional.

 

Removing Carpet Stains Through Steam Cleaning

 

Steam cleaning is a fantastic method of cleaning for your carpet! It uses nothing but heat and water pressure to extract debris from deep within your carpet. It’s perfectly safe for your loved ones and pets, and even the environment. We specialize in this technique and can easily extract fresh and older carpet stains from your flooring. All you have to do is give us a call!

 

The Steam Team Has Your Back!

 

Whatever the issue is, we can solve it. From carpet stains, to regular cleaning, to carpet replacement; we can handle it all! Don’t ever stress over your carpet; just leave it to the professionals. We’ll get the job done, and get it done correctly and efficiently.

 

Our team is proud to help you out and make your home a cleaner, healthier environment for you and your family. Like we mentioned before, we’ve been at this for over a decade; we’re not stopping anytime soon! Just pick up the phone today and give us a call! We’ll be out in a jiffy, and when we leave, you’ll be floored by the results! For duct cleaning check out our website





 

Upholstered Furniture and Stains: What To Do

That brand new upholstered couch looks amazing in your living room! You’ve simply fallen in love with it. But, most importantly, you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible, and retains its fresh, new look. Stains definitely work against creating such an image! So here’s a quick guide to cleaning and removing stains from upholstery!

 

Clean Stains Right When They Happen

 

Ah, Rule #1, always clean up stains immediately. Basically, the longer the stain sits, the more likely it is to become permanent. So blot them clean- never scrub the stain, as you may end up spreading the affected area.

 

Check the Label

 

Check the label on your furniture for cleaning instructions. It can contain some very valuable information! For instance, an “X,” means that the item should only be professionally cleaned. It’s better to be in the know!

 

Perform a Spot Test

 

Before using any cleaning product, find an inconspicuous area on the piece of furniture to perform a spot test. This way you could potentially avoid ruining a larger section of the piece of furniture.

 

Fight Food Spills and Stains

 

For food spills and stains, try mixing your own concoction of one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and two cups of cold water. Dab this solution onto the stain with a clean, white cloth. Do this until all of the stain is absorbed, and your cloth is coming back dry.

 

Steam Clean

 

Occasionally, you need to call in the professionals! Simply put, they have the right tools, knowledge, and experience for any stain or cleaning/restoration project!


And of course, don’t forget that The Steam Team has your back when it comes to fighting stains! It’s one of our many specialties. Visit our website here to view all of our services, as well as cleaning tips!

Top 7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Cleaning Company Austin Texas

Are you thinking of hiring a professional cleaning company? That’s great! Now to further encourage you, here are seven reasons why we think you should trust your gut, and go with the pro’s!

 

We Know it All

 

Not all carpets are the same! Details like this one are one reason why cleaning should be left to the professionals. They have the expertise, experience, and equipment for any cleaning job.

 

Professional Stain Removal

 

Finally… no more hiding that hideous wine stain underneath your rug. Professionals know stains, and they know how to remove them effectively and permanently.

 

We Have The Right Equipment

 

Sometimes, even rented equipment just doesn’t cut it. But the professionals definitely have the right equipment needed for the job. Sometimes that makes all the difference.

 

Come Home to a Clean House

 

Have errands to run? No problem. A professional steam cleaning company can be in and out before you know it! No inconvenience there!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs

 

If you’re looking to sanitize your home this season, choose The Steam Team. Steam cleaning kills germs and bacteria, as well as dust mites and allergens!

 

Cleans Up After Pets and Children

 

If you have pets or children in your home, you know the kind of difference this extra foot traffic can make on your carpet. But steam cleaning effortlessly eradicates dirt, dander, dust, and stains from your flooring!

 

We Provide a ‘Clean’ You Can Trust

 

No grime left behind, and no residue. You can trust that your flooring, surfaces, furniture, etc is clean as a whistle!


If you’re still not convinced, head on over to our website to read more about the services that The Steam Team offers! We have the right equipment, plenty of experience, and all of the knowledge needed to restore your flooring to its original condition.

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!