What Do You Notice When Looking for A Home?

When you’re searching for your new home, what do you notice? Mainly, you want to focus on how well the home as been maintained. This can tell you many things. For instance, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into. You’ll know whether or not you’ll need to make repairs upon moving in. You’ll know so much more than you did before! So pay close attention to this, and we’re going to show you how to best maintain your home!


Keeping Up with the Floors


When it comes to maintaining a home, you want to start from the bottom: the floors. How well have they been maintained thus far? It’s important to keep a regular schedule of cleaning in order to prevent staining, discoloration, and wear and tear.


Cleaning Out the Gutters


Every once in a while, a gutter becomes clogged with leaves or twigs, and needs to be cleared out! This is easily neglected; we hardly ever think of our gutters! But it’s true: they need to be cleaned just as much as the floors and walls do!


Replacing Bathroom Fixtures and Toilets


Bathroom fixtures and toilets don’t last forever, friends. It’s important to pay attention to them and make sure they’re still functioning properly. Remember to also take care of tile and grout; make sure it’s in good condition! It’s also important to have a decluttered bathroom; you don’t need your personal items getting in your way!


When it comes to cleaning and restoration, The Steam Team knows exactly how to care for your home! If you’ve recently found a new home and need help sprucing it up, we’re here for you 24/7! Just give us a call or log online to view our list of services! We’d love to help you out.

How to Keep Carpet Looking its Best

 

Imagine you’re a new homeowner with a house full of carpet, and not a clue how to take care of it. How do you keep it looking its best? Well, fortunately, The Steam Team can help with this! We’re a team of trained professionals who specialize in keeping carpet looking clean and pristine! So go ahead; give us a call this spring and we’ll come out and restore your carpet to its original condition! But in the meantime, here are 3 ways to help your carpet look its best.

 

Vacuum Frequently

 

It can’t be avoided or put off, friends! Your carpet needs to be vacuumed at least twice weekly. Not only does this help to extract dirt and debris from the fibers of your carpet (which actually work to break down your carpet fibers) but it also keeps the carpet from becoming matted down. It keeps it looking like new!

 

Utilize Area Rugs

 

To cut down on foot traffic on your carpet, or even to conceal an unsightly stain, you can utilize area rugs! Area rugs make great decorative additions to our home, but they also help to protect our carpet. Too much foot traffic and it wears down quicker! So have a great time shopping for your new living room area rug!

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

Lastly, it’s always wise to call in a professional steam cleaning company from time to time. We can extract debris from your carpet that you vacuum cleaner doesn’t even touch. We can also get rid of tough carpet stains, whether they’re on your carpet or on your area rugs. We can restore your flooring to its original condition!


If your carpet is in need of a professional cleaning this season, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! Our team will be out on site in no time, and we won’t leave until your carpet is sparkling clean! For great water damage service in Bonita Spring Florida click here. 

5 Reasons to Clean Your Area Rugs By The Steam Team Austin

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home cleaning

Steam cleaning, in the long run, is the most simple, cost-effective, and helpful option for cleaning your home. Once we explain how and why this is, you’ll definitely understand! That’s why we’ve laid out five reasons as to why you should steam clean your home today! Go on, keep reading…

 

A New Level of Clean

 

Remember all of those times you cleaned the kitchen, only to have it feel dirty? Sometimes a mop and broom just aren’t enough. When it comes to steam cleaning, however, you’ll know your home is clean- that pressurized water and high heat make it difficult for anything to stand in its way!

 

Kills Dust Mites, Germs, & Bacteria

 

Using nothing but hot water and high water pressure, steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria. It also destroys dust mites that are hidden in the carpet, and in all of those nooks and crannies you’ve been neglecting! It even works on upholstery and fabric furniture!

 

Eases Allergies by Eradicating Allergens

 

Steam cleaning helps to rid your home of allergens, so if you or someone in your household has allergies, they’ll be feeling grateful after a good old fashioned steam cleaning.

 

Cleans Without the Use of Chemicals

 

Hot water, and high pressure. That’s it, friends! Expect there to be absolutely no residue left behind, and no evidence of chemicals.

 

Saves Money on Cleaning Supplies

 

Since a steam cleaning machine does the job without the use of chemicals, you won’t need to buy (or mix) any cleaning solutions! This will save you tons of money in the long run if you just keep at it!

 

So you see, we (The Steam Team) truly believe that steam cleaning is the way to go when it comes to cleaning your home! For a deep cleaning that you can trust, call The Steam Team today- you won’t regret it.

Cleaning: How to Spot Treat the Most Stubborn Stains

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Smoke Damage 

There’s simply no way to catch every toppling wine glass, or every muddy paw before it reaches our beautiful, once-flawless carpet. So what can we do to treat these pesky carpet stains?

 

Pets

 

Oftentimes, urine stains are left behind after house training sessions, or muddy pawprints plague our entryways. To start, urine stains must always be treated with an enzymatic cleaner. As for mud, vacuum the solid pieces first, and thoroughly dry the carpet. Afterward, combine a teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid with warm water, and blot away!

 

Wine & Grape Juice

 

The dining room, the carpet beneath the bedside table, or even the living room: all common places for wine stains! To treat these stains, soak a sponge in a mixture of one tablespoon of ammonia, and two cups of warm water. Blot the stain, and rinse with cold water after it’s been removed.

 

Bodily Fluids

 

Blood and vomit will likely require a professional’s attention. But until these pro’s arrive, layer the affected area with a coat of baking soda. This will help to reduce the foul odor that’s likely oozing from the stain.

 

Coffee

 

Coffee stains- the typical light-brownish-yellowish patches that are found near desks, or on kitchen rugs. Try applying your own mixture of dishwasher detergent and white vinegar. Blot the stain, as opposed to rubbing!

 

Ink

 

Pens break frequently and we’re lucky if the ink misses our clothing on its way down to our once-pristine office carpeting! Ink can be removed by applying rubbing alcohol to a white cloth, and blotting the area until the cloth comes back clean.


If you’ve given these tactics a try without success, consider calling your local carpet cleaning service, or restoration company, but certainly don’t let those stains sit any longer. The Steam Team is made up of experienced technicians who can restore your carpet to its previous condition. Call today!