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!

The Best Time of the Year to Clean Your Floors

Janitorial Cleaning Downtown Austin

Janitorial Cleaning Downtown Austin

When you decide to have your floors professionally cleaned for the first time, it’s a big deal.  It means you’re ready to fully eradicate the germs, allergens, and dust mites around your home, and you know the professionals are the best ones for the job. Well done!

 

But now that you’re following through with a professional treatment, you’re bound to have questions! What kind of treatment should be used? Which areas of the house are priority? And most of all, when should the professionals come?

 

Don’t worry- The Steam Team has answers. Below, we’ll discuss a few deciding factors to consider when scheduling a professional cleaning.

 

How Are Your Allergies?

 

If there’s one thing carpets are good at, it’s holding in allergens and pet dander. If you’re prone to sneezing fits, itchy eyes, and other telltale allergy symptoms, we recommend having your floors cleaned after Thanksgiving. Allergens are insufferable this time of year.

 

With The Steam Team’s help, you can avoid a winter of runny noses!

 

How Heavy is the Foot Traffic?

 

With frequent family gatherings, Christmas parties, and other get togethers, the holidays typically bring on an excess amount of foot traffic. Whether it’s Grandpa’s trailing pipe smoke, or your sister’s puppy who’s not-so-housetrained, once the festivities are over, your carpet will need a touch of tender loving care.

 

What’s on the Calendar?

 

Timing is different for everybody. Are you having a guest staying for a while in February? Are you considering putting your house on the market in the spring? Thinking of your future timeline can help you pick the perfect time to clean the floors what will be most worth your while.


This holiday season, give your home the gift of freshly steam cleaned carpeting. Santa- we mean, The Steam Team insists!