Sprucing Up Your Office for the Spring

Well friends, it’s that time of year again! It’s time to start spring cleaning, and this includes your office, too! Whether you’re decluttering a home office or getting your hands dirty in a high rise building, The Steam Team is here to help! Regardless of the location of your office, it still needs to be deep cleaned this season, so let’s take a glance at a few areas to focus on!


Blinds and Draperies


It’s allergy season, and if you live in Austin then you know that it’s not going away anytime soon, unfortunately. That’s just one reason why it’s so important to rid your office of dust! Window blinds and draperies are notorious for hoarding allergens like dirt, dust, and pollen. Clean them out this spring and you won’t regret it!


Surfaces


Over the weeks, grime can begin to develop on our surfaces like tables, desks, and end tables. This is especially true if you’re guilty of enjoying a meal or two at your desk! But don’t worry; most surfaces can be steam cleaned, and we’re experts at that! You can rely on The Steam Team to thoroughly clean the surfaces in your office.


Flooring


Do you have carpet in your office? Then it’s time to give it a good old fashioned steam cleaning! Seriously- doing so will not only do wonders for your allergies, but it’ll also reduce the amount of dust, dirt, crumbs, and general grime that exists in your office! And of course, after The Steam Team is finished with your flooring, it’ll look as good as new!


If you need a hand this spring, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! We’re constantly standing by (24/7!) and would love to help out! Just contact us today or log online to view our list of services. You know you need a hand this spring in your office; just rely on The Steam Team!

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!


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!

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!

Do's and Don't's for Natural Stone Flooring

Natural stone flooring gives us the aesthetic appeal that we crave in our homes! It can last a lifetime when given the proper treatment and care, and there are definitely things we have to watch out for. Below, you’ll find a list of Do’s and Don’t’s for caring for your natural stone flooring, and we hope this basic guide is helpful! Follow these guidelines and you’ll be good to go!

 

Do:

 

One of the most common questions regarding sealing tile and natural stone is “Do we need it?” Yes, absolutely! Do seal your natural stone flooring upon installation. Furthermore, check with the manufacturer to see when the sealant should be refreshed.

 

Do vacuum or sweep on a regular basis to remove abrasive materials like dirt and sand from the flooring. It’ll save you a lot of trouble in the long run, and help maintain that flawless appearance your flooring had upon installation.

 

Don’t:

 

Don’t use abrasive cleaning tools to remove dirt and grime from your natural stone flooring. Abrasive cleaning tools could be steel wool, microfiber scrub pads, or scrapers. Avoid all of these entirely!

 

Don’t use ammonia-based cleaners. They’re dangerous to the flooring’s surface; we certainly don’t want any harm done while cleaning!

 

Don’t use cleaning products that contain lemon juice, or vinegar. They tend to dull the surface of your natural stone flooring!

 

We get it- life is busy, and it can be difficult to not only keep up a regular cleaning routine, but also to clean our flooring properly. That’s where The Steam Team comes in. We have over a decade of experience caring for not only natural stone flooring but also tile and grout, carpeting, hardwood flooring and more! No task is too complicated or too daunting for The Steam Team. Give us a call today.

A Quick Guide to Furniture Maintenance

Cleaning By The Steam Team Austin

Cleaning By The Steam Team Austin

Many homeowners prefer upholstery furniture for its advantages, such as its long lifespan, easy cleanup, and aesthetic appeal! Here at The Steam Team, we’ve set out to help you maintain your furniture so that it lasts as long as possible, and looks as if you’ve just bought it. Just follow this quick guide to upholstery maintenance and you’ll be good to go! Contact us today for quick reliable service. 

 

Always Dust and Vacuum Your Furniture

 

Routinely use a dry cloth to dust your upholstered sofa and furniture, and keep it looking clean and inviting! You can also use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove the dust and debris from the tightest of crevices and corners. There’s nothing like a perfectly clean sofa after a long day of, well, cleaning.

 

Make Sure to Avoid Products Not Suitable for Upholstery

 

Avoid using cleaning products that aren’t specifically designed for upholstered material. You could easily damage your sofa by ignoring this great rule of thumb, but by following it, you can elongate its life span and help your furniture look its best. Unfortunately most all-purpose cleaners aren’t suitable for upholstery, so you’ll likely have to seek out a specific formula. We also offer the most thorough rug cleaning ever. For all your textiles visit our office cleaning plant located at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78758.

 

Properly Protect Your Furniture

 

Lastly, be sure to properly protect your upholstered furniture on a routine basis. However, again make sure you’re using the correct product. A professional cleaning company can help you decipher which cleaning and conditioning formula that you should use.


Keeping your upholstery clean and protected will help to optimize its elasticity, help it last much longer, and of course, help it to look inviting to not only you, but any house guests you have over! And don’t forget- The Steam Team is constantly standing by to help you with any of your cleaning and restoration needs! We’re happy to come out and help your leather furniture sparkle.