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!

The Basics of Keeping Carpet Clean

Carpet looks fantastic in our homes, and feels comfortable on our feet, but it can be a bit of a challenge to keep it clean, can’t it? Accidents can’t be avoided, and spills seem to happen all of the time! But luckily we have professional cleaning and restoration companies to step in, and give our carpet a deep, thorough cleaning we could never do by ourselves! Here are three tips for keeping your carpet clean, from The Steam Team, your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX!

 

Vacuum Regularly

 

It simply cannot be avoided, friends. When it comes to vacuuming, carpet needs your attention at least once a week, depending on how much foot traffic it receives, or if there are pets in the home. Vacuuming not only keeps your carpet clean as a whistle, but it also keeps it from becoming matted down! It’s a mundane chore that does a lot of good!

 

Clean Up Spills ASAP

 

Rule #1 of stain removal is to tend to the affected area as soon as you possibly can, ideally right after the accident has happened. No one’s perfect, but the quicker you get to the spill, the better chance you have at completely removing the stain!

 

Call in the Professionals

 

Sometimes, you just have to let the professionals take over. If your carpet is due for a deep cleaning, or those pesky stains just won’t come out, don’t hesitate to call in the pro’s! A professional cleaning and restoration company will have the right knowledge and equipment for any job!


Speaking of the professionals, The Steam Team has over ten years of experience in cleaning and restoration projects! We can come out and restore your carpet to its original condition. Just rely on us, and you won’t ever regret it! Contact The Steam Team today.

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. 

 

How To Keep Your Area Rug Looking Brand New

Austin Area Rug Specialist

Austin Area Rug Specialist

Area Rugs aren't cheap (and for good reason, too) but if you want to keep those rugs looking like they were just delivered, you’ll have to learn some area rug maintenance. Luckily, the maintenance is actually pretty simple and doesn’t require much time at all – you just have to remember to keep up with it. Best Rug Cleaning In Austin, Texas. 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758

 

Tip #1: Avoid Sunlight

When considering the placement of your new area rugs; it’s highly recommended to stay away from direct sunlight (unless you’ve specifically picked a special rug that can withstand a heavy amount of sun). Direct sunlight will drastically fade the new and bright color of your fabric over time, making the lifespan of your beautiful new furniture exceptionally shorter.

 

Tip #2: Fluffing & Rotating the area rugs

For everyday wear, you’ll need to fluff your cushions regularly. By regularly, we mean at least 3-4 times throughout the week. While you’re fluffing your area rugs, consider rotating them to a different spot or even just turning them over. Fluffing and rotating your rugs will ensure that not one area is worn more than the others and will keep your furniture consistently looking fresh!

 

Tip #3: Break Out the Vacuum

When you break out the vacuum to give your floors a once-over, spend the extra ten minutes and run it over your area rugs. This will collect any and all dust that has accumulated and settled into your cushions. If you think about how much dust your other furniture collects on the surface (that you can see), translate that over to your area rugs – it collects the same amount of dust just inside the rug -- AH! Austin Texas!

 

For spot treating and stains, we recommend to always call a professional to come steam clean your area rug for you. Chemicals will shorten the lifespan of your beautiful furniture and could end up causing further problems rather than helping. We’re sure you bought that beautiful sofa to be in your home a long, long time so we want to help you to keep it in tip-top condition! 512-451-8326

 

How Often Should You Clean Drapery and Carpets?

Best Carpet Cleaning Austin

Best Carpet Cleaning Austin

It’s easy to forget about curtains and blinds when you’re cleaning the house, but window treatments can get just as dusty and dirty as your furniture or carpets!

 

How often you clean your window treatments depends on how quickly you notice your house gets dirty in general, right? Here are some expert tips on knowing how often to clean your drapes.

 

Gauge how often you clean your drapery by how often you need to clean the rest of your house.  

 

If you are able to get away with a good top-to-bottom cleaning once a month, then there’s no reason to make the time to clean your drapery more often than that. If your household requires a good cleaning once a week, then tend to your drapery more frequently along with everything else. Carpet cleaning should be done regularly. 

 

Use the right cleaning method to avoid damaging your drapery and keep them cleaner, longer.

 

If the curtains are a delicate material or sheer, usually a good shake will do the job (but do this before you vacuum and mop the floors, of course!). Be sure to dust along the top of the curtains and curtain rod, too, using a duster or the nozzle attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

 

For heavier-weight curtains, be sure to check the care instructions. Machine-washable drapery can be steam cleaned, saving you the time and hassle involved in removing the curtains and washing and ironing them. Plus, calling in the professionals will take the entire task right off your hands!

 

Here at The Steam Team, we specialize in steam cleaning upholstery, flooring, and yes -- even window treatments or carpet cleaning. If you haven’t paid attention to your curtains recently, now’s the time! Give us a call today.