Don't Forget About Cleaning Those Window Treatments

When it comes to cleaning the house, window treatments don’t typically need regular maintenance every day. Over time, however, that becomes a different story. Since our draperies, blinds, and other window treatments are often the most neglected areas in our home when it comes to cleaning, they tend to build up dirt, dust, and other grime quickly. In some instances, this could be contributing to continued dust around the home or even those allergies that have been tickling your nose lately! So, what’s the best way to clean any type of window treatment?


A regular vacuum attachment is a good option for an every-now-and-then clean, but ultimately steam cleaning is one of the best options for cleaning drapes, curtains, and any other type of window treatment.


How It Works

Not only is steam cleaning effective, but it’s an extremely efficient cleaning method. We’re not talking about removing all of your window treatments and hand-washing them (if they’re fabric), nope! Everything can stay just where it is, there’s not much you’ll have to do besides let our technicians handle the job.


We’ll use a low moisture, hot water extraction method, or a dry cleaning method to safely remove dust, dander, dirt and other particles from your draperies. Since steam cleaning uses such low moisture, your window treatments will be dry in no time!


Expert Tips for Ongoing Care

While they’re not the most obvious piece of furniture or decoration around your home that needs to be cleaned, we can’t let you forget about your window treatments and their need for some regular TLC. To best maintain any curtains or drapes and keep them around as long as possible, rotate them every so often just like you might a rug or an armchair. This keeps the harsh sunlight from damaging their fabric so they’ll wear evenly.


If you need any more help with the window treatments around your home, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team. We’re here to clean those fabrics and bring them back to life!


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 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!

3 Advantages of Concrete Staining

Are you searching for a way to spruce up your backyard? We all need a little change now and then; The Steam Team understands this. That’s why we’d love to tell you all about concrete staining, and help you change up the look of your patio and backyard! So let’s get right to the point:

 

In short, concrete staining...

 

Spruces Up Your Patio

 

Tired of that dull, grey, boring concrete color? So are we (in secret)! Let us give you a hand by revamping your patio and changing its color entirely. From grey, to beige, to terracotta, you can have any color you want! Your patio will look beautiful when The Steam Team is finished with it.

 

Rids Your Patio of Uneven, Broken Concrete

 

We can also help rid your patio of uneven and broken, cracked concrete. We’ll make sure your patio is even and safe before we begin staining it. It’s part of the job! When we’re finished, you’ll be shocked by the results! It’ll be like having a whole new patio!

 

Changes the View of Your Backyard

 

Concrete staining will change the view of your entire backyard! A little change never hurt anyone; in fact, it’s refreshing and renewing! It may even inspire you to begin a few DIY projects, too! Get the whole family involved. And to think that it all started with concrete staining…


The Steam Team has over a decade of experience, expertise, and the best equipment for any concrete staining job, but also for any cleaning and restoration job! Whatever your need is, we can fulfill it. We have experience restoring homes after fires and floods, and deep-cleaning office spaces until they’re practically sterile! We can do the same in your home. Just give The Steam Team a call today; you won’t regret it!

3 Shower Tile Cleaning Tips For Austin Texas Residential Customers

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

A tiled shower is one of the areas in the house that is almost always in need of our attention! Wouldn’t you love it if every morning, your shower felt fresh and clean? Instead, soap scum and other grime build up, causing our shower’s state of cleanliness to be not-so-pleasant… But fortunately there are many ways in which we clean shower tiles. Below you’ll find three easy tips for doing so! The most amazing tile cleaning in Austin, Texas is cleaned by The Steam Team. 

 

Eradicate Soap Scum

 

Soap scum can be difficult to remove from your shower tiles, especially if they haven’t been cleaned in a while. You’ll have to find a cleaner suitable for the job, and scrub away what you can! Whatever you can’t get to, a steam cleaner can help with!

 

Clean the Gunk Off of Grout

 

Grout will also need a bit of elbow grease… and by elbow grease, we mean scrubbing! First, create a thick paste with water and two tablespoons of baking soda. Use a hard-bristled toothbrush to scrub the paste into the grout (in a circular motion, not back and forth!). The Steam Team cleans all types of tile and stone. For marble cleaning call The Steam Team today. 

 

Dry Everything Completely

 

Before this step, it’s important to rinse the walls of your shower with warm water to remove any excess soap scum! Then, dry everything completely. Drying off the shower walls and tiles will help reduce the growth of mold, mildew, and soap scum. So after you’re done cleaning, be sure to dry everything thoroughly- you’ll be thanking yourself in the long run! Call 512-451-8326 today!


Cleaning tile and grout can be tiring, especially in the shower where soap scum and grime tends to build up so quickly! So if you’re ever in need of some cleaning assistance, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team! We have all of the right tools and equipment to get the job done right- and get your shower to sparkle! www.thesteamteam.com

5 Tips from the Experts About Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage in Austin, TX

Water Damage in Austin, TX

Fire and Water are one of the most devastating disasters a home, office, or building can experience.  While you’re trying to get your life back in order, it’s only natural do want to be hands-on as soon as possible. The only problem is that sometimes that’s not the best idea. Here are five tips about fire and water damage restoration that’s sure to minimize damage and get your life back in order.

 

1. Avoid Making The Damage Worse

 

It can be easy to go into a frenzy when you’re faced with an unimaginable tragedy. You’re scared, confused, and just want to make things right – we get it. When you’re faced with fire damage, however, sometimes less is more. Limit movement to avoid spreading soot, cover carpet and upholstery with clean towels, and try not to stress – everything will be okay.

 

2. Plan Your Next Steps

 

Before you start the cleaning or restoration process, call the professionals. The Steam Team is trained in all things fire and water restoration related in Austin, Texas. You can rest easy knowing that the best people in the business are here to help get your life back to normal.

 

3. Fix What You Can But Only What You Should

 

While you might want to take a crack at fixing the damage yourself, it’s not only unrealistic, but it can also be unsafe and cause more destruction. Feel free to change your HVAC filter and clean out your refrigerator if the power is out, but leave the rest to the professionals. Water damage in Austin, Texas can be devastating. 

 

4. Be Wary Of Cleaning

 

Sometimes cleaning can be a mistake instead of making things better. Don’t try to wash your walls or carpet before contacting The Steam Team to evaluate the situation. Avoid cleaning electrical appliances that have been close to fire, heat, or water, and don’t send clothes to the cleaner so that the smoke doesn’t set in the fabric. For now, think less is more.

 

5. Be Careful

 

Last but not least, be extremely careful when moving around the dwelling and using appliances and furniture. Don’t turn on the ceiling fans if the ceiling is wet, and don’t eat any packaged food that could have been exposed to smoke.


If you’re dealing with fire damage or water damage, call The Steam Team and have peace of mind knowing that we’ve got it from here. Your Central Texas headquarters.