5 Unique Benefits of CarpetCleaning

Are you ready to start spring cleaning? This year, as you clean your home, consider steam cleaning. It has several advantages over other methods of cleaning, and here are just a few! We always recommend steam cleaning, especially when it comes to deep cleaning. So let’s take a dive right into how exactly steam cleaning can help us out this season!


Takes Out Allergens


If you’ve had trouble with your allergies lately, fear no more! Steam cleaning does wonders for removing allergens from our home like dust, and pet dander. You can literally breathe easier knowing that your home has been freshly steam cleaned.


Cleans Without Chemicals


You read that right! Steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals. We just use high water pressure and intense heat to do our job! This also saves you money on cleaning supplies, if you’re renting a machine instead of hiring a professional!


Removes Stains and Unsightly Spots


If you have any old stains on your flooring, whether it be carpet or tile and grout, The Steam Team can definitely help you out. Tough stains are no issue for our high-powered equipment.


Eradicates Pesky Pet Odors


Do you have pets? Then you definitely know that they come along with a specific scent, or odor. It can be tough to remove, even with regular cleaning! But with steam cleaning, those pesky odors disappear completely.


Is Completely Safe for the Environment


Because steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of chemicals, it’s completely safe for the environment. Your pets, your children, your loved ones, everyone will be completely safe! There won’t even be any residue left behind.


This year, put your trust in The Steam Team! We can come out in a jiffy (we’re available 24/7), inspect your home, and get to work! Our team of experts will clean your house diligently and thoroughly.






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!


Puppy Training? Beat the Pet Odor Before it Happens!

Believe it or not, there’s a way to beat pet odor before it occurs! Yes, we know it’s no easy feat. But it can be done. Follow these simple guidelines when you’re house training your new puppy, and as always, feel free to rely on The Steam Team! We love helping our customers out!

 

Take the Puppy Outside Often

 

Start off on the right foot. Be sure you’re taking your new puppy outside as often as your schedule allows. Puppies can only hold their bladder for short amounts of time! You can avoid a lot of accidents by bringing your puppy outside every two hours, and increasing those hours as the puppy grows.

 

Use the Correct Cleaner

 

When you’re cleaning urine spots, you definitely want to make sure you’re using the correct cleaning solution. Be sure that it’s an enzymatic cleaner; these are the only cleaners that will work at that pesky urine scent! And of course, perform a spot test before spraying a large area of carpet or upholstery- just in case.

 

Call Us For Stains, Spots, and Odors

 

Finally, every once in a while, call in the professionals for a deep cleaning! The Steam Team is your leading carpet cleaner in Austin, TX; we’d love to come out and help your home return to its original, fresh condition! There’s just no clean left behind like that of a steam cleaner. You’ll be floored by our results!

 

Remember friends, the plight of pet odor is not unresolvable! As long as you’re properly potty training your new puppy, handling accidents in the correct manner, and considering relying on the professionals to help you out, you’re on the right track to beating pet odor before it happens! Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone today and give us a call! We’ll be out in a jiffy, and you’ll be so thankful you made that call!

 

Do You Live in A Highrise?

Do you live in a high rise? Does it need a thorough, professional, deep cleaning? Well fortunately, The Steam Team can help out with that! Here are just a few areas in your high rise that we can clean up and restore to original condition! Hopefully the next time you need a deep cleaning, you’ll call in The Steam Team! We’re happy to help out!

 

Carpet

 

Carpet cleaning is no joke, friends! It has to be done regularly and carefully to thoroughly remove dirt, dust, allergens, and other grime from its fibers. We can steam clean your carpet back to its original condition… just say the word!

 

Tile and Grout

 

Only a steam cleaner can reach deep within the pores of grout to extract unwanted grime and clean up discoloration! If your high rise has tile and grout in the bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere, give us a call. We’ll have it cleaned up in no time.

 

Drapes

 

Finally, rid your environment of dust and allergens by having your drapes cleaned by The Steam Team! Drapery cleaning is a cinch when you’re The Steam Team; we won’t even have to remove them from where they hang, most likely!

 

Leather Furniture

 

From dry dusting, to vacuuming, to conditioning, we can certainly take care of your leather furniture! It could be time to revamp the look of your entire living room!

 

Upholstery

 

Does your upholstery have a stain or three? Let us take over; you’ll be amazed at what we can extract from your upholstery. It’ll (hopefully) look like brand new when we’re finished! No more hiding that stain with a blanket, or chair cover!

 

So you see friends, The Steam Team can be enormously helpful when it comes time to deep clean your high rise! So don’t hesitate; give us a call today! We’ll be out in no time, and everything will look like new when we’re finished with the job!

The In's and Out's of Cleaning Your HVAC System

When it comes to your HVAC system, the last thing that probably comes to mind is cleaning. Normally, you’d be thinking about how it’s performing when it’s heating or cooling your home. But- did you know that cleaning your HVAC system actually effects how it performs? It’s true! In today’s blog, we’ll explore the different areas of your HVAC system that need attention and the best ways to conquer that grime.

 

Regular Maintenance and Cleaning

As the seasons change, differently allergens and debris are blown around, posing dangers for our HVAC systems and our bodies. It’s important to keep a close eye on your HVAC system during these changes, as additional debris getting stuck in the outdoor unit or extra dirt and dust build up indoors can affect the quality of air throughout your home.

 

Filter Changes

Typically every three months (or 90 days), it’s time for an air filter change. Try not to get the cheapest brand, either, quality is important here. These filter changes make great opportunities to double check the area for anything out of the ordinary- additional debris or grime would be out of the ordinary.

 

Hard to Reach Places

HVAC systems are not the easiest places to clean. Those hard-to-reach places are the areas that accumulate enough dirt, dust, and other grime to spread throughout the entire house (for obvious reasons)! It’s important to focus on these areas, though, because otherwise, you’ll find yourself trying to reach through the air ducts to clean out more grime. If you’re having trouble, don’t hesitate to give the professionals a call.

 

Call the Professionals

The Steam Team is the perfect team of experts for the job! Our group of knowledgeable, hardworking individuals can come out, inspect your HVAC system, and have it clean in no time flat! Just give us a call today!

Back to the Basics: A Quick Guide to Cleaning

So you’ve given up your traditional methods of cleaning and have decided to go with steam cleaning! First of all, we’re proud of you! Second of all, let’s go back to the basics of steam cleaning. What’s it all about? Well, here are five facts about steam cleaning that are bound to get you even more excited about your new endeavor!

 

Steam Cleaning is Completely Safe

 

Steam cleaning is absolutely, entirely safe for your children, pets, other family members, and the environment in general. It doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals at all. That means that no potentially harmful substances are used while we clean, and we won’t leave behind any residue!

 

Steam Cleaning Saves You Money

 

That’s right! Steam cleaning saves you money. You won’t need to purchase any cleaning supplies if you’re steam cleaning- since a steam cleaning machine won’t use them! You’ll love

having that extra cash stowed away for a rainy day.

 

Steam Cleaning REALLY Cleans

 

Finally, a clean that you can trust! You’ve seen the before and after pictures, right? Then you know that steam cleaning really gets at that grime and dirt. Nothing gets past a professional grade steam cleaning machine!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs and Bacteria

 

Bring it on, springtime. Bring all of your germs and bacteria. Let us fight them away with our professional grade steam cleaning machine! With high pressurized water and intense heat, we can take care of germs and bacteria in bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways- wherever!

 

Steam Cleaning Eradicates Allergens

 

Having trouble this allergy season? We can’t blame you; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But before you throw in the towel and succumb to runny, stuffy noses forever- consider steam cleaning. It does wonders for eradicating allergens like dust, dander, and pollen!

 

Contact The Steam Team today if you’re in need of a serious cleaning! Or log online and view our list of services here!

Is It Safe to Use A Steam Cleaner on Flooring Besides Carpet?

If you already own a steam cleaner then we don’t need to tell you how great they are, or how beneficial they can be for your carpet. But what about the other types of flooring in your house? Will a steam cleaner be just as effective?

 

Steam Cleaning Ceramic Floors

 

As a matter of fact, if you are only using your steam cleaner for your carpet then you’re not using this helpful machine to its full potential. Steam cleaners are actually one of the best things to use for cleaning a ceramic floor. The high pressure steam strips the floor of residue and chemicals left over by other household cleaning products. If you have any pets or children that spend a lot of time on the floor, it’s very important to keep these harmful chemicals off of your tile. To use a steam cleaner on ceramic floor, first do a thorough sweep of the floor to pick up all the larger pieces of dirt and debris. Then just add the water, place the microfiber cleaning cloth on the unit’s cleaner head, plug the machine in, and you’re ready to go!

 

Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors

 

Using a steam cleaner on a hardwood floor isn't quite as simple as it is with a ceramic floor. It depends very much on what kind of steam cleaner you get, as well as the condition of your floor. If you are going to steam clean your hardwood, make sure to only purchase a steam cleaner that is advertised to be used on hardwood. Then, you will notice that there is a warning on the steam cleaner that says to only use it on floors that have been properly sealed. To test the seal on your floor, place a drop of water on it. If it immediately up, then the seal is intact and your floor can withstand the steam. If the water spreads out or sinks into the wood, DO NOT attempt to use a steam cleaner on your floor.



For more information on steam cleaning and professional steam cleaning services, be sure to contact The Steam Team.

How To Manage Pet Odors

There’s no denying that we absolutely love our cuddly pets. But sometimes, even for the most affectionate of pet owners, the smells that they leave behind can become a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to manage those odors, so you won’t scare off any of your human guests.

 

Dog Odor

 

If you’ve ever owned a dog, you’ll know they often leave a very distinct and nasty smell on things they rub against, especially if they're not bathed enough. The source of this smell left behind, especially on furniture, is usually from the hair that rubs off of them. So the first thing you’ll need to do is take the furniture apart and vacuum every part thoroughly (Pillows, blankets, cushions, etc). Get deep into the crevices of the furniture and remove all the hair. If it’s a mattress, flip it over and vacuum the other side as well. Also be sure to vacuum under the furniture, where hair usually accumulates over time. After you’ve done this, you can just use any pet odor remover found in a supply store.

 

What Not To Use

 

Whether you’re getting rid of urine smell or just dog smell, there are a few things you definitely should NOT use:

 

Bleach- This will disinfect, but won’t actually remove the odor in question. It can also be harmful to breathe, and even toxic for your pets.

 

Ammonia- Dog and cat urine actually have an ammonia odor. Therefore, ammonia will only intensify the smell. Also, make sure you never mix ammonia and bleach, as this can be fatal.

 

Homemade Remedies- People may suggest using things like vinegar, peroxide, dish detergent or baking soda. These may be somewhat effective, but won’t fully remove the odor.

 

Urine Odor

 

It may seem obvious, but the most effective way of removing any urine odor in a stained carpet is by removing and replacing that soiled area altogether. But if this is too difficult or costly, you can use an enzyme-based product that breaks down the bacteria and neutralizes the odor. These can be purchased online or in pet stores.

 

Professional Odor Treatment


If your home is riddled with stains and pet odors that seem like too much to handle, call The Steam Team and get those odors removed the right way!

3 Ways to Blast Bacteria from Your Home

The winter is notorious for the spreading of germs and bacteria; you probably know this, because you’ve probably been sick this season! So quick- grab your pencil, and get ready to take some notes! Here are three ways to blast bacteria from your home, and provide a healthier, cleaner environment for yourself and your family!

 

Furniture Cleaning

 

It’s all about reaching into those nooks and crannies in your furniture. Underneath the cushions, too! You can use the attachment on your vacuum cleaner to vacuum upholstered furniture, and don’t forget to vacuum underneath the furniture, as well! Furniture requires a thorough job; we know you have it in you!

 

HVAC Cleaning

 

Have you tested your air ducts lately? Oftentimes they need to be cleaned before we know it! Give the professionals a call (like The Steam Team) and we’ll be out in a jiffy to inspect and clean your air ducts! Feel like having clean, healthy air to breathe in? Give The Steam Team a call to clean your air ducts.

 

Floor Cleaning

 

Lastly, the floor. Let’s tackle that flooring! Whether it’s tile and grout, or granite and/or natural stone, we can help you keep it clean! The Steam Team has plenty of experience cleaning and caring for all types of flooring. And believe us- this cuts way down on bacteria! So much gunk and grime hides in our flooring, and we walk all over it all day long- yuck!


No matter what area of the home needs cleaning, The Steam Team can tackle it all! We’re your leading steam cleaning company in Austin, TX, and we’ve been helping out this beautiful city for over a decade now! Why stop? Give us a call today! We’ll come out, inspect your home, and then clean it until it’s in tip top shape again- and bacteria free!

Sprucing Up for Spring: Tackling Your Whole Home With One Method

Even though it’s still chilly outside, springtime is just around the corner- at least, we hope so. With the spring, we know comes spring cleaning, and we often sit around pondering which method of cleaning we should use throughout the house. Steam cleaning is the smartest option, as it can clean just about your entire home, using nothing but hot water and high water pressure!

 

The Kitchen

 

Let’s start in the kitchen. Does your kitchen have pesky tile and grout? We know it’s difficult to keep clean; that’s why we recommend steam cleaning! A steam cleaner can effortless reach deep within the pores of grout, and the surface of tile, and extract all that grime that causes discoloration and staining. Your kitchen will look brand new!

 

The Bathroom

 

When it comes to cleaning the bathroom, tile and grout are often our main nemesis. But since we’ve covered how we can help with that, let’s discuss countertops, toilets, sinks, and showers! All can be steam cleaned. Dust, dirt, grime, and soap scum will plague your bathroom no more! And it’s completely safe for your environment; steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals!

 

The Living Room

 

In the living room, a steam cleaner can help remove stains on upholstered furniture, carpeting, and can also even help clean window blinds and draperies (we don’t even have to remove the blinds from where they hang)! Dust, dirt, and stains are absolutely no match for a professional-grade steam cleaning company!


So you see, steam cleaning is a very versatile method of cleaning, and that’s why it’s superior among all of the other methods! No matter which area of your home needs a thorough deep cleaning, The Steam Team has you covered! Just give us a call today and we can help you with your spring cleaning!

How Do You Clean Furniture?

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!

Dry Dusting

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! 

Why Start Carpet Cleaning?

As you begin to plan out your spring cleaning ritual, why not consider steam cleaning? There are many benefits to this type of cleaning; we can’t wait to tell you all about them! Below, you’ll find five reasons to start steam cleaning now!

 

It’s Completely Safe for the Environment

 

Steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of chemicals at all. The only things it uses are hot water, and high water pressure! With nothing but steam, it efficiently cleans, sanitizes, and removes stains from flooring, upholstery, and more.

 

It’s Easy and Efficient

 

Finally, no more scrubbing on your hands and knees! No more unwieldy dusters. A steam cleaning machine effortlessly removes dirt, dust, and debris from just about any surface! You can even clean your window blinds without having to remove them!

 

It’s Safe for Pets

 

For some (or most) of us, our pets are like our children. We want them kept safe and healthy! While some cleaning chemicals may be harmful to animals, steam cleaning isn’t! Simply because it doesn’t use chemicals in the first place!

 

It Kills Germs and Bacteria

 

Is it that time of year again? Is the stomach bug spreading around? Steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria! So you can rest assured that your home is properly cleaned and sanitized.

 

It Can Be Done By Professionals

 

A professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team, will have all of the right equipment (and expertise!) for any job. They’ll save you the time and effort of cleaning your home; all you have to do is make a phone call!

 

Did you know that The Steam Team is available 24/7? We sure are! Contact us for all of your cleaning needs; we’d love to come help out! We can restore your home to its original condition!

How Carpet Padding Benefits Your Carpet Over Its Lifetime

For homeowners, carpet is an investment. We want our carpet to last as long as possible. Luckily, there are many things we can do to help elongate its lifespan! In addition to generally keeping it clean and taken care of, you can also install carpet padding! Carpet padding has a number of benefits to our flooring; let’s take a look at what it has to offer!

 

Carpet padding…

 

Lengthens Carpet’s Lifespan

 

Our feet do a ton of damage to carpet; we just don’t think about it! But carpet padding absorbs the impact made by foot traffic, and preserves the carpet’s backing and binding. So yes, fortunately, installing carpet padding does protect and lengthen your carpet’s lifespan!

 

Provides Extra Cushion for Our Feet

 

If you’ve never walked on carpet without padding before, you’re lucky! It can feel like walking on the bare concrete foundation! That’s definitely not comfortable. Luckily, carpet padding adds that extra cushioning that our sensitive feet need as we walk around our home. Once you’ve installed carpet padding, you’re undoubtedly notice the difference!

 

Holds Area and Oriental Rugs in Place

 

Area and Oriental rugs make fantastic fashion pieces for our home, but they’re notorious for slipping and sliding around! Finally, with carpet padding, we can hold them in place. This actually makes life at home much safer, as you’ll alleviate the risk of falling and sustaining an injury!

 

So all in all, carpet padding elongates the lifespan of carpet, makes carpet more comfortable to walk on, and keeps our rugs in place. The Steam Team would say that carpet padding is worth every penny!


You can rely on The Steam Team for all of your carpeting needs! We have over ten years of experience under our belts; we’d be happy to help you with your flooring! So whether you’re in need of carpet padding, or a deep cleaning, or expert stain removal, The Steam Team has your back! Just give us a call and we’ll be out soon!

How to Best Care for Leather Furniture

Leather furniture can be a wonderful addition to any room, and it can really last a long time if we care for it and treat it properly. So if you’ve recently gone out and purchased a new piece of furniture for your home and you’re a tad lost on how to care for it, fret no more! The Steam Team has the best information on caring for your leather furniture! Follow these guidelines and your upholstery will be looking fantastic for a long, long time!

 

What You SHOULDN’T Do

 

Let’s start off by reviewing what not to do when it comes to caring for our leather furniture! To start, we shouldn’t use detergents, ammonia, or harsh cleaning solutions to clean up spills. Next, keep sharp objects away from leather, as it scratches easily (so, those arts and crafts? Keep ‘em at the dining table). It’s also wise not to place printed objects on the furniture, as the dyes could soak through its upholstery!

 

Dusting Your Furniture

 

Since it’s important to keep your leather upholstery clean, use a clean, white cloth to dust your furniture every couple of weeks. You can clean off accumulated dirt with a dampened cloth, but do a test run first, to make sure your leather isn’t absorbing the moisture. And as we always say, blot spills, don’t rub them! We don’t want the stain to spread!

 

Conditioning Your Leather

 

Condition your leather upholstery every six months to one year. Leather is a lot like our skin, in the sense that it can dry out easily! You can find specially-formulated conditioners for your furniture, but first check its care label for critical instructions!

 

The Steam Team Can Help

 

The Steam Team has over a decade of experience cleaning and caring for leather upholstery! Don’t be shy; give us a call today!

3 Reasons to Rid Your Home of Smoke and Ash After a Fire

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!

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!

Moving? 3 Tips to Clean Our Your Old Home and Get Ready for the New!

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming experience for everyone involved! There are so many things you have to do, like cleaning out the entire kitchen, everything in those old closets, and you even have to worry about the attic! But don’t worry; we’re here to simplify the process for you. Here are three areas you should focus on when cleaning out your old home, and getting ready for the new!

 

Cleaning Out Appliances

 

Stainless steel appliances tend to have steaks on their surface. But steam can easily remove these streaks- without the use of chemicals. There will be no residue left behind on the stainless steel!

 

Cleaning Out the Bathroom

 

The bathroom is a great place to start when cleaning out your old home; it won’t be visited as frequently as, for example, the living room. The main areas of importance in the bathroom are going to be the shower- especially if it’s tiled, the sink area, and the flooring. A professional-grade steam cleaner can easily extract grime from the tile and grout in your shower, as well as on the floor!

 

Carpeting and Flooring

 

The carpeting and flooring of your old home deserve your ultimate tender loving care. A steam cleaner, using nothing but hot water and high water pressure, can extract dirt, dust, debris, and other nasty, unwanted substances from deep within your carpet fibers. You can also use a steam cleaner on marble and natural stone flooring, or tile.

 

The Steam Team has well over a decade of experience cleaning and restoring homes to their original, pristine condition. When you set out to clean out your old home, consider contacting The Steam Team; we’re available 24/7, and can take care of anything, from a dirty bathroom floor, to hardwood floor that needs refinishing. Don’t hesitate; give us a call today!

Protecting and Maintaining Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture adds a gorgeous flare to your home, no matter where its placed. Whether you have an accent chair that rarely gets used or we’re talking about your everyday family sofa- upholstered furniture is no easy feat to clean. Fortunately, there are some precautions you can take to keep your upholstered furniture staying clean longer- but ultimately, everything needs a deep, thorough clean every once in a while.

 

Take A Few Precautions:

Direct sunlight can be harmful to our furniture as it causes the fabric to fade and discolor. Avoid placing upholstery near bright, sunny windows, and rotate cushions periodically to ensure the fabric isn’t sitting in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

 

Regular Maintenance:

The best thing you can do for your furniture is to vacuum periodically throughout the week. Especially if you have (small) children and/or pets, crumbs seem to inch their way into every crack and crevice of our furniture. Vacuum the surface of the cushions and then in between, if you can, to make sure there isn’t anything left behind.

 

When it comes to spills and other stains, try to treat them as soon as you can- especially on softer fabrics. The longer liquids and other materials are left to sit, the more likely they are to stain the furniture. It’s best to blot up any spill first, and then apply your cleaning solution. Do not rub when it comes to spills because then the spot is more likely to spread.

 

When in Doubt, Call the Steam Team

The Steam Team can help by treating your upholstery with a fabric protectant! Not only does our fabric protectant help to resist spills, but it also protects against ultraviolet radiation. So don’t hesitate to give us a call today- we’d love to help you protect your favorite upholstered furniture from everyday accidents! We also offer water damage services for commercial and residential customers. 

 

Carpet Cleaning With Pets

We all know what a struggle it can be to keep carpets clean and intact when there are pets in the house! Sometimes, even with just one pet, it can feel like an impossible situation. They track in mud, dirt, sand, and dander. They have “accidents,” that sometimes, to us, feel intentional! But don’t worry, with a few simple steps, we can remove the most common of pet stains from our carpet. Just keep reading!

 

Mud and Dirt Stains

 

To effectively remove mud stains from carpet, you have to first let the mud dry and turn into dirt! Then scrape away (or vacuum) any remaining clusters of mud, and get ready to remove the stain- for good. Try a detergent mixture, made of one teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent and one cup of warm water. Blot the stain away with a clean white, cloth (so that you can see the stain coming off of the carpet). Remember not to scrub- as you could worsen the stained area.

 

Pet Urine Stains

 

Remove all of the urine by pressing paper towels into the affected area until your fresh paper towel comes up clean. Then, use an enzymatic cleaner on your carpet (it’s the only one that will for sure remove that urine scent!), which can be purchased at a pet store.

 

All of that Fur!

 

Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum! When your pet is shedding, you must vacuum and sweep every nook and cranny as frequently as possible. Some vacuums might not work as effectively, and it can be helpful to sweep carpets to remove all of that fur!


If you have a really tough stain, or your carpet is in need of a deep cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team! We have plenty of experience keeping carpets clean and presentable. Our expertise, combined with the perfect equipment, will restore your carpet to its original, sparkling condition! The Steam Team of Austin has new cleaning equipment. Call us today.