Moving Day: Who Cleans?

Imagine it’s moving day and you’re preparing to leave your past home to enter a new chapter in your life! Let’s talk about it all: cleaning before you move, before you settle into your new home, and areas in your home that you should really focus on! And remember, The Steam Team is always here to guide you through this process. Don’t let it stress you out!


Cleaning Before You Move


Cleaning before you move can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming! But we encourage you not to let it get to you! The Steam Team is always standing by, waiting to help out. And we excel in this area! We know how to restore your home to its original condition using one method: steam cleaning!


Main Areas to Zone in On


When you’re cleaning, focus on areas like bathroom and kitchen tile and grout, your carpet (we recommend having it steam cleaned to make sure that it’s truly clean and properly sanitized), and your ceiling fans and window blinds! These areas often get neglected when cleaning time comes around, so make sure you’re tackling that dust!


Cleaning Before You Settle


Before you settle into your new home, it’s likely that you want to properly clean it. Sure, it looks brand new but you never know how much dust is lurking in the carpet, or on the window blinds! Take some time to really deep clean your home before you settle in; you won’t regret it.


For professional assistance, don’t feel hesitant to contact The Steam Team! We’re a professional cleaning and restoration company that’s been serving the city of Austin, TX for over a decade now! We don’t plan on stopping any time soon, so give us a call today! We’ll help you clean before and after you move.

How to spruce Up Your Office this Summer with tile cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your office? What if you can’t remember the last time? Well friends, it’s definitely time to call in The Steam Team to spruce up your office for the summer time. With these uncomfortable temperatures outside, you need a cool, fresh environment to work in! So let’s get to work; how can we, The Steam Team, help you? Call us today for tile cleaning in Austin. 

 

Whether you have a home office or you work from a high rise, we can help you out. Here are three areas we’ll tackle, but of course, The Steam Team can always do more!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are absolutely notorious for trapping and hoarding dust and other allergens that we’d very much like to avoid! So let us tackle the dust and grime on your window blinds; we can likely do it from right where they hang! Call in The Steam Team ASAP if your blinds need some professional attention. Tile cleaning experts!

 

Surfaces

 

How many times have you eaten lunch at your desk and hurried back to work, not caring much to clean up? Probably too many times. And after a while, a Clorox wipe just doesn’t cut it! Fortunately for you and your office, we can help out. We’ll shine up your surfaces so that they finally look brand new again! The trick is always, however, maintaining the clean.

 

Flooring

 

We like to work from top to bottom, as dirt and dust may settle onto the flooring of your office. But we won’t forget about your flooring! Whether you have carpet, natural stone, tile and grout, or hardwood, we’ve got you covered. We can restore your flooring to its original condition; you won’t believe the results! Are you excited about having a clean office? We are (for you).

 

Don’t hesitate to call us for help sprucing up your office this summer! We love what we do, and we love helping you! So give us a call anytime!

Treating Pet Odors - For Good

We love our pets. That couldn’t be closer to the truth. But we definitely aren’t fond of the odors that come along with them. Perhaps we can all agree on that. Fortunately, The Steam Team has no problem removing pet odors from your home. You just have to give us a call first! Rely on The Steam Team for any and all of your cleaning and restoration needs; you won’t regret it!

 

Until we arrive, here’s how you can treat your home for pet odors:

 

Vacuum Often

 

We know our pets track in dirt, sand, and mud from outside that needs to be vacuumed frequently. But another thing that we may not think about as often is pet hair that is tangled in our carpet fibers. This causes odor for sure! Vacuum frequently to make sure you’re collecting all of your pet’s fur and reducing the odor in your home.

 

Use the Right Cleaners

 

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the right cleaning solutions when tackling pet odor. For example, when cleaning urine spots, you should only use enzyme cleaners; cleaners that are not enzyme will essentially do nothing for you!

 

Have Carpets Professionally Cleaned

 

Occasionally, it’s wise to have your carpets professionally cleaned! A professional steam cleaning company, for instance, will have all of the correct tools, cleaners, and equipment for the job! There’s just nothing like that expert clean. So don’t hesitate; contact The Steam Team today!

 

The Steam Team is available 24/7 to help out and is happy to come out and help remove pet odor from your home. We’ll tackle urine stains both old and new, and work to clean and restore your carpets to their original condition. You can rely on us to get this job done efficiently and effectively! And you won’t be able to believe our results.

Spot Treating Advice from The Experts

Are you having trouble removing that tough stain? Are you tired of hiding it beneath the rug, or the ottoman? Worry no more. Trust in the professionals, like The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a team of trained professionals who are experts at removing stains, and keep carpet clean, clean, clean. Here are a few spot treating tips that we have to offer; hopefully they help!

 

Always Test Your Cleaning Solution

 

Before you begin to remove the stain, it’s wise to test your cleaning solution, first! Just in case. Isn’t it always better to be safe, rather than sorry? Use the cleaning agent in an inconspicuous area first, to make sure that no discoloration occurs.

 

Blot, Don’t Rub

 

Whenever you’re treating a stain, always blot the stain instead of rubbing it. Rubbing the stain may cause it to spread, or more deeply embed itself into your precious carpet! You certainly don’t want that to happen. So blot gently over and over, until the entire stain has been removed.

 

Call in the Professionals

 

If the stain is just too tough, it’s always best to call in a professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team. The Steam Team specializes in keep carpets as clean as possible, and restoring homes to their original condition. We can come out, inspect your stained carpeting, and begin to remove it right away. A professional-grade steam cleaner uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove stains from deep within the fibers of carpet! It’s a simple, effortless process.

 

Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today, especially if you’re battling a tough stain! We have everything we need for the job, including over a decade of experience, expertise, and the professional-grade equipment needed for a thorough cleaning. So give us a call, and you won’t regret it!

 

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.

Cleaning Carpets: The Steam Team of Austin Method

Cleaning

Cleaning

Are your carpets looking dull and dingy lately? Are they in need of a thorough, effective deep cleaning? Then they’re in need of a steam cleaning! Read on to find out more about the process of steam cleaning, and learn what The Steam Team can do for you! We’re sure you’ll find a solution to that hideous stain you’ve been hiding, or those dull carpets in the living room…

 

What is Steam Cleaning?

 

Steam cleaning, or hot water extraction is a cleaning method that uses extreme temperatures and highly pressurized water to remove dust, dirt, debris, allergens, and more from deep within carpet fibers. It’s an easy and effective way of cleaning more than just carpet; it also cleans furniture, upholstery, surfaces, and even natural stone!

 

Steam cleaning is known for effortlessly removing stains and odors from carpet and furniture! Even when it comes to pet urine and feces stains, or some of the toughest food stains, steam cleaning can do it all. It reaches deep within the fibers of the carpet or furniture and extracts everything you don’t want existing down there!

 

Another perk to steam cleaning? It doesn't use any chemicals! It cleans using absolutely nothing but hot water, and high pressure. It doesn’t leave behind any residue either, and your carpet dries quickly. The Steam Team would never leave you with damp carpet! We know that mold thrives in damp environments, and definitely don’t want to cause any problems.

 

Choose The Steam Team


The Steam Team uses a cleaning method that is so thorough that you won’t believe the results! Give us a call today. We’ll come out, assess your carpet, and get right to work! We have all of the tools, technique, and expertise needed for any job. So don’t hesitate; give us a call!

3 Ways to Minimize Dirt and Grime on your Area Rugs & Workplace

Carpet & Rug Cleaning 

Carpet & Rug Cleaning 

In a way, your office is your home away from home. You probably want it to be as clean as your home is- or cleaner. A clean work environment declutters the mind and allows for more productivity! If you have the need for area rug cleaning give us a call today. Our rug cleaning plant is located at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas. So let’s go over 3 ways to minimize dirt and grime in your workplace: 

 

Don’t Eat at Your Desk

 

There’s nothing more unprofessional than leftover food dirtying up your office, so just don’t do it! Utilize the break room and take a break away from your work. You’ll keep crumbs and bits of food off of your desk, as well as your chair and floor. Your clients will thank you. Your office will thank you. You will thank you.

 

(Eating lunch and snacks at your desk will also attract ants and other unwanted creatures. You certainly don’t want to be the reason for an infestation!)

 

Vacuum and Dust Frequently

 

If you don’t have a cleaning crew to do this for you (we’re sorry), then make sure you establish a decent cleaning routine. Vacuum and dust frequently to keep the grime from building up! Make sure you remove items from your shelf while you dust, like photos, paperweights, and your work. Be thorough, and don’t forget to use the upholstery attachment for your furniture, and the corners of your office.

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

Maybe you’re too busy for the upkeep of your office- that’s perfectly understandable! In fact, The Steam Team loves to hear that you’re in need of a good, thorough, deep cleaning. We offer high rise cleaning services just as we offer carpet cleaning services for your home. So give us a call today and we’ll have your office looking spick and span in a flash! Everyone will wonder just how it got to be so clean in there! For carpet cleaning call The Steam Team today. 

The Most Efficient and Effective Damage Restoration in Austin, Tx

Water Damage Austin 

Water Damage Austin 

It doesn’t matter what the type of damage is, it’s always devastating to your home, your sanity, and many other facets. Floods cause water damage that spreads mold throughout your home. Mold in itself is a damage issue. Fires destroy everything and anything in their wake- we totally understand why these times are stressful, and why you might need to lean on the help and support of professionals!

 

Water/Flood Damage Restoration

 

It doesn’t have to be a flood or natural disaster (tropical storm, hurricane, etc). Sometimes all it takes is for a pipe to burst, or an appliance to go kaput, and suddenly everything is soaked and dripping! Your immediate concern is likely mold growth, as it only takes twenty four hours to begin spreading. But with The Steam Team’s help, we can dry out your home in no time- while you get busy getting back to work!

 

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

 

The thing about fire and smoke damage is that it often involves water damage cleanup, as well. You’ll definitely want to call in the professionals in these scenarios. Our team of restoration professionals will first inspect your property for structural and smoke damage, and determine where to begin. Until we arrive, you can help out by setting up box fans, and opening windows for proper ventilation. This will help air out your home so that it’s a safer environment to work in. We’ll handle the rest!

 

The Steam Team is your leading water and fire damage restoration company in Austin, Texas, and we’re happy to help turn a disastrous situation into the clean, safe home that you remember. In the case of a fire, flood, or damage from a natural disaster, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available 24/7 to help meet your needs!

Can Rug Stains Resurface?

Rug cleaning in Austin Texas

Rug cleaning in Austin Texas

You called in the professionals after trying to pull out all of the tricks in the book to get rid of that unsightly stain smack dab in the middle of the rug -- but what happens after they leave? Is it possible for rug stains to resurface? Whether you’re dealing with dirt, wine, or even your pet’s business; you want to make sure those tough stains won’t return after a thorough cleaning. So, we’ve put together a little guide to help you when determining whether or not the stain will return after a cleaning. Voted best area rug cleaning in Austin, Texas. Visit our rug cleaning plant located at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas. 

 

What Type Of Stain Is It?

Depending on what the stain is, it will help determine whether it will get out and stay out. Is it sticky? Is it much darker than the floor? What have you used to try to remove it? In some cases, it may take more than once to really get every bit of the mess that’s nestled itself inside your carpet fibers.

 

How Long Has It Been There?

Another factor to consider is how long has it been stuck in the floor? Is it fresh or is it years old? Depending on how embedded it is into the fibers can help determine the results of the stain removal.

 

Your General Rug Maintenance

When we say you should have a deep cleaning at least a few times a year, we mean it. Taking good care of your rug and keeping it up on its maintenance and cleaning will make removing stains, odors, and other unknown icky objects much easier!

 

So when it comes time to get your scheduled deep clean, don’t delay. And if you’ve been dragging your feet just remember – routine deep cleaning and treatments will make your carpet’s life and beauty live on much, much longer! Contact us today to schedule your next maintenance appointment. For area rug cleaning call us today. 

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

 

A Cleaning Method Using Eco-Friendly Products

Rug Cleaning In Austin, Tx

Rug Cleaning In Austin, Tx

Consumers today are more aware of the potential environmental impact of the products and services they use. As a result, steam cleaning has become an increasingly popular method of cleaning thanks to its eco-friendliness. Using only water and heat, it is able to clean and sanitize most things, from carpet, vinyl, and tile flooring to drapery and furniture.

 

How is steam cleaning eco-friendly?

 

  • Only water is used for a thorough, efficient cleaning—without any harsh chemicals. Steam cleaning uses water heated past the boiling point to clean dirt and debris, as well as bacteria, mold, and other allergens. The high temperature of the water does double-duty, cleaning and sanitizing. No additional chemicals need to be added to the water to achieve a thorough and effective cleaning.

  • No drying equipment. Drying equipment draws a lot of power. But the water used in steam cleaning is hot enough to evaporate quickly, leading to shorter drying times. Also, a good steam cleaner vacuums up excess moisture from the surface as you clean, immediately sucking it into a holding tank. Most professional steam-cleaners have a truck-mounted system which is even more efficient at removing excess water than a home unit.

  • Less water usage. Because a steam cleaner uses steam instead of water, it doesn’t require a lot of water to do the job. More specifically, it uses “dry” steam vapor, which is a high-temperature, low-moisture vapor containing only 5-6% water. This vapor system can produce thousands of gallons of dry steam from only 1.5 quarts of water—per hour! Beware products claiming to be steam cleaners that do not use the vapor system. Their water usage will be much higher.       


The Steam Team proudly offers a wide variety of cleaning and restoration services. From stain removal and carpet cleaning to fire and water damage restoration, The Steam Team has what it takes to complete any project! Contact us today to talk about your cleaning needs. Our team of experts would be pleased to assist you!