How's the HVAC System in Your Office?

How’s the HVAC system running in your office? Have you checked it recently? Throughout these summer months, it’s important to keep everything running nice and smoothly, so let’s make sure that happens! The Steam Team can be incredibly helpful in this area; let us show you how!


Beat the Heat


We’ve got to do something about this Texas heat! Make sure your HVAC system is in good working order. This can be difficult during the hot summer months. It may be wise to have a professional come out and inspect your HVAC system to make sure it’s in good condition! There’s nothing worse than losing AC during this season, especially in the workplace!


Beat the Allergens


Chances are, you spend the majority of your time at work. And your HVAC system could be hoarding dust particles, dirt particles, and other allergens! If you struggle with allergies (who doesn’t, in Austin?) be sure to check your HVAC system. You could be breathing in harmful substances while you work! It’s no secret that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air!


Call in The Steam Team


Finally, give The Steam Team a phone call. We’ll come out, inspect your HVAC system, and make sure everything is going smoothly. If there’s a problem, you can count on us to fix it! But let’s prevent the problems as best we can!


We mean it. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if your HVAC system could use a thorough cleaning, or a little bit of TLC. The Steam Team has all of the right experience, expertise, and equipment for the job! You can definitely rely on us to get any job done correctly, the very first time. It’s what we specialize in. So go ahead; put your trust in The Steam Team and freshen the air in your office today!


We've Found the Solution to Pet Odor

If you have pets in your home, you may be quite familiar with the odor that comes along with them! It can be difficult to remove, especially if it’s a urine odor that’s soaked deep into the padding of your carpet. But fortunately for you, The Steam Team can help out! That’s right; we’ve found the solution to pet odor, and would love to help you out!


The Steam Team Process


The Steam Team uses a brilliant cleaning process and top-notch equipment in your home! Believe it or not, most pet odor issues can be solved through our normal cleaning process! Steam cleaning is great for your carpet; it uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove not only urine particles, but dust, dirt, and dander too!


Other Tips to Consider


Here are some other tips to consider: When cleaning urine stains at home, it’s important to remember to use an enzymatic cleaner. It’s the only thing that will properly remove the urine from your carpet! It’s also important to clean up the accident as soon as you spot it; this will give you a much better chance of remedying the situation!  


When You’re Ready…


...call in the professionals, AKA, The Steam Team! You’ll know when your ready. You can only tolerate that odor for so long! Call in the The Steam Team and you won’t regret it. Our cleaning process will thoroughly remove urine stains and pet odors from your carpet, and your furniture too!


The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals in cleaning and restoration. We’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and don’t worry; we’re not stopping any time soon! So if you need help removing pet odor in your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Cleaning Bathroom Tile Through the Humidity

Tile is one of the best materials for areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms for multiple reasons. First, it makes for easy-to-clean messes and it can withstand high temperatures and humidity. However, depending on the amount of space between your tiles, you might need to pay a little extra attention to these areas. The grout between your tiles is far more porous than the tile and is unfortunately susceptible to stains from spills and other messes.


Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Start off with the most simple, basic, least acidic cleaning solution and work your way up, if you need to. You can try mixtures of vinegar and water, or a paste of baking soda. This is the hard part: use a stiff cleaning brush to scrub the grout, putting in your best effort! Don’t forget to rinse the grout with water, and thoroughly dry the area to prevent mold growth.


Always Look for Mold

Small areas with such high humidity make the perfect environments for mold growth. Whenever you’re cleaning your bathrooms, make sure to look in those hard-to-reach places for signs of mold (areas such as behind the toilet, under the sink, and around the bathtub or shower).


Steam Cleaning Tile & Grout

Steam cleaning is an extremely effective and efficient way to clean tile and grout. Using only pressurized water and intensely hot steam, a steam cleaner easily extracts grime from the pores of grout- and you don’t have to put in nearly as much effort! Consider either renting a steam cleaning machine, or hiring the professionals to come out and restore your bathroom to its original, pristine condition.


Our professionals are highly trained and use the latest equipment to tackle tile and grout cleaning. If you’ve encountered mold or think you may see the beginnings of mold growth, give us a call and we’ll come out to take a look and begin treatment if need be.


Keeping Your Textiles as Luxurious as Possible

If you want your furniture to last and look as luxurious as possible, there are just a handful of simple guidelines to follow! Here at The Steam Team, we’re happy to help you learn how to care for your leather upholstery. Follow these three simple rules and you’ll be well on your way to success!

 

Keep it Clean

 

Cleaning leather upholstery isn’t as complicated as one might think! Just keep a few microfiber cloths on hand for regular dusting, and use your vacuum cleaner attachment to reach the corners of your furniture and beneath cushions. For spills and stains, be sure you’re only using a cleaner that’s specifically formulated for leather furniture- and even then, it’s wise to perform a spot test.

 

Keep it Conditioned

 

Leather is just like our skin, in that it needs to stay moisturized in order to stay healthy. Be sure to condition your leather furniture every 6-12 months, and maybe more frequently if your pets are allowed on the furniture. It also helps to keep leather out of direct sunlight, as this can dry out the leather or cause discoloration.

 

Call in The Steam Team

 

Whenever your leather furniture is due for a deep cleaning or a professional conditioning, feel free to call in The Steam Team! Our leather technicians will have absolutely no issue restoring your leather to its original condition. You’ll be impressed with our results! And hopefully we’ll hear from you again, as we handle a wide array of cleaning and restoration projects!

 

The Steam Team has been serving the city of Austin, TX for a long time now! We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon; we simply love what we do! So if your home could use a thorough deep, steam cleaning, or your leather furniture needs replenishing, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

How’s your upholstered furniture looking these days? Is it in need of an old fashioned deep cleaning? It’s possible! Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call if that’s the case. And in the meantime, follow these three guidelines for keeping your upholstery as fresh as can be! Happy cleaning!

 

Starting with Vacuuming

 

There’s a handy upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner that does wonders for cleaning your furniture! It can reach inside those nooks and crannies like nobody’s business! It can also reach underneath cushions and pillows for your convenience. You can easily remove dirt, dust, pet fur, and dander from your furniture.

 

Moving onto Stain Removal

 

Are there any unsightly stains or spots on your upholstery? Let’s remove them! In most cases, stains can be removed with the right cleaning solution and a little bit of patience and elbow grease. In worse cases, a professional may need to be called in, like The Steam Team. Steam cleaning is great for restoring your upholstered furniture to its former glory!

 

Finishing by Steam Cleaning

 

Finally, consider steam cleaning your upholstery. A professional grade steam cleaning machine won’t harm your furniture, and it won’t use any chemicals to clean it. High pressurized water and hot, hot steam are all that’s needed in this process! Your furniture will look absolutely amazing after a good old fashioned steam cleaning, done by yours truly, The Steam Team.

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! We’ve been serving this beautiful city for over a decade now, and there’s no way anyone can stop us! So give us a call today. We’ll come out, take a good look at your upholstered furniture, and get to cleaning right away. You’ll barely believe our results!

How Do You Clean Furniture Austin Texas?

How 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!

How To Blast Bacteria Around Your Home

This year, we’ve had one of the worst flu seasons yet! Families everywhere are combating the illness by fighting bacteria and germs around their home. How can you help your family? Well, let’s look at another method of cleaning: steam cleaning. Steam cleaning may just be the method that gets us all out of this mess! Contact The Steam Team ASAP today for a thorough deep cleaning, or visit our website for more details on our services.

 

Steam Cleaning VS Other Methods of Cleaning

 

To start, steam cleaning kills 99.9% of all germs and bacteria. So, flu season? Be gone! With a professional grade steam cleaner, you’ll eradicate those pesky germs from your home, and hopefully everyone will stay perfectly healthy. And you can rest peacefully, knowing that you home is clean, clean, clean.

 

But there are other advantages to steam cleaning, as well! For instance…

 

It’s a Versatile Method of Cleaning

 

Steam cleaning is very versatile! You can steam clean virtually any surface and flooring in your home (as long as it’s not hardwood!). From countertops, to baseboards, to carpeting and more; The Steam Team can take care of it all! That’s what makes it such a versatile method of cleaning: we can essentially clean your home from top to bottom.

 

It’s Safe For Your Home, Children, and Pets

 

Because steam cleaning uses nothing but high pressurized water and hot steam, it’s perfectly safe for the environment. You won’t have to worry about your pets licking off any residue from a cleaning product, or your children putting their fingers in their mouths after crawling around on the flooring. It’s perfectly safe!

 

Whether you’re looking for your home to be thoroughly steam cleaned in order to eradicate germs and bacteria, or you just need a good, old fashioned, deep cleaning, The Steam Team is here for you! Give us a call today!

Combat Allergies in Austin with HVAC Cleaning

With the Spring months in the (very) near future, we all know what that means for us living in the city of Austin… allergies. The rain we’re experiencing now is just stirring up all of those allergens in the air, causing the mold count to rise among many others. Have you been walking around sniffing or blowing your nose all day? Even if you stay inside, it still feels like you can’t escape the tiny particles that seem to be everywhere. There is one thing around the house (and office) that you can do to help your allergies; check and clean those air ducts.

 

Air Duct Cleaning

While it might not seem like a common cleaning solution, our air ducts often harbor thousands upon thousands of particles. Between dust, dirt, allergens, feces, among other bacteria- the air you’re breathing everyday could be a major factor in your allergies and even your overall health.

 

When’s the last time you had your HVAC or air ducts cleaned? Don’t be ashamed if it takes you a while to answer that question, but think about it-

 

A good, professional, deep cleaning for your air ducts can actually help to alleviate these kinds of allergy symptoms. Here at The Steam Team, we use state of the art “source removal” equipment to remove all of these allergens and pollutants from the air inside your home.

 

After Cleaning Your Air Ducts...

 

You’ll enjoy a cleaner, fresher air quality which will also increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. With clean air ducts, the air will be able to flow more freely through the system without all the dust and debris in the way, meaning your system doesn’t have to work as hard.

 

A thorough, professional air duct cleaning is always recommended at least annually (depending on the size of your home, occupants, pets, etc.) to ensure high quality air and as good maintenance for your HVAC system. Contact us at The Steam Team today!

 

The Benefits of Steam Cleaning Versus Other Methods

If you have carpet in your home, it’s likely that you’ve heard the news that more and more people are choosing steam cleaning as the prefered method for keeping their carpets in great condition. But why? Does steam cleaning really make such a drastic difference? Well, yes! And here are just a few reasons why;

 

Safer for the Home

 

When using a steam cleaner, the only forces at work are water and heat. This means that you’re able to avoid using cleaning agents that could have potentially harmful or toxic chemicals in them, while still killing 99.99% of bacteria. Essentially, you’re able to get the job done right without harming any children, pets, or causing any allergic reactions that you might get from other methods.

 

A Cheaper Alternative

 

A steam cleaner is not only safer for the home, but easier on the wallet as well. The repeated costs of having to restock on detergents or other cleaning products far outweigh the cost of the steam cleaner itself. And the only payments you’ll need to make for the steam cleaner are water and electricity.

 

Why Not Just Vacuum?

 

Unfortunately, many people rely on vacuuming alone to clean their carpets. What they don’t realize is that a vacuum cleaner can only collect a small fraction of the dirt, dust, and other allergens left behind in the carpet. Another issue with vacuum cleaners is that they won’t be able to get rid of dust mites, which may be living in your carpet and eating the residue left behind that a vacuum cleaner just can’t reach. The only method for a complete clean is high pressure steam!

 

Professional Steam Cleaning


While such methods can be carried out by the homeowner, most people find that a trained professional with more powerful equipment can achieve even greater results. If you’re looking for top-notch professional carpet cleaning, be sure to contact The Steam Team.

Do's and Don't's for Natural Stone Flooring

Natural stone flooring gives us the aesthetic appeal that we crave in our homes! It can last a lifetime when given the proper treatment and care, and there are definitely things we have to watch out for. Below, you’ll find a list of Do’s and Don’t’s for caring for your natural stone flooring, and we hope this basic guide is helpful! Follow these guidelines and you’ll be good to go!

 

Do:

 

One of the most common questions regarding sealing tile and natural stone is “Do we need it?” Yes, absolutely! Do seal your natural stone flooring upon installation. Furthermore, check with the manufacturer to see when the sealant should be refreshed.

 

Do vacuum or sweep on a regular basis to remove abrasive materials like dirt and sand from the flooring. It’ll save you a lot of trouble in the long run, and help maintain that flawless appearance your flooring had upon installation.

 

Don’t:

 

Don’t use abrasive cleaning tools to remove dirt and grime from your natural stone flooring. Abrasive cleaning tools could be steel wool, microfiber scrub pads, or scrapers. Avoid all of these entirely!

 

Don’t use ammonia-based cleaners. They’re dangerous to the flooring’s surface; we certainly don’t want any harm done while cleaning!

 

Don’t use cleaning products that contain lemon juice, or vinegar. They tend to dull the surface of your natural stone flooring!

 

We get it- life is busy, and it can be difficult to not only keep up a regular cleaning routine, but also to clean our flooring properly. That’s where The Steam Team comes in. We have over a decade of experience caring for not only natural stone flooring but also tile and grout, carpeting, hardwood flooring and more! No task is too complicated or too daunting for The Steam Team. Give us a call today.

Taking Care of Upholstery And Cleaning it the Right Way

Furniture is a true asset to your home -- it lasts for decades and seems to only get better with age (especially when it’s properly cared for). Here at The Steam Team, we trust that you’ve done your research and have a general idea of how to care for this stunning piece of furniture, but just in case, we’d like to review the basics of how to properly clean and condition leather material. Cleaning furniture regularly is important to make it look new. Voted best cleaning service company in Austin. 

 

First and Foremost: Know What to Avoid

 

Do not, under any circumstances, ever put bleach or any ammonia-based cleaners on your leather furniture (or anything that has true, real leather on it). These cleaners will dry out the leather and leave it completely discolored -- not what you want to find after you’re trying to simply clean your furniture! We have to be careful with the materials that we’re using- both the solution, and the cloth.These cleaners, along with anything that isn’t specified to treat leather should all be avoided.

 

Here’s How It’s Done

 

The best way to begin cleaning leather is to first ensure there isn’t any dust or dirt laying around or stuck between any cushions. Dirt particles are typically abrasive and could end up scratching the leather if they’re rubbed in with cleaning solution or a cloth. The easiest way to get this done is to use a vacuum attachment and run it over your leather furniture and between any cushions.

 

If you haven’t found a commercial cleaning product that you like, lean on the professionals. Beginning from the top, they’ll work their way down, carefully cleaning the leather material. Afterwards, they’ll use a specially formulated leather conditioner to ensure that your material won’t dry out over the months to come and that it retains the oils it needs. The Steam Team of Austin is the leading company for cleaning furniture. 

 

For help cleaning leather furniture or for any other cleaning and restoration service, contact The Steam Team! Our team of skilled professionals are always standing by, eager to help you out! 

Who is the best cleaning company in Austin, Texas?

Best Cleaning Company in Austin, Tx

Best Cleaning Company in Austin, Tx

Who is the best cleaning company in Austin, Texas?

 

We were voted best cleaning company in Austin by the Austin Monthly and here is why. So you’ve recently arrived home from your hardware or home-decor store, and you’ve installed your brand new, stunning venetian blinds. They’re much better than the cheaper, flimsy blinds that once plagued your living and dining room, right? Your home is bright, beautiful, and you’ve found the privacy you’ve been searching for. So how do you maintain them? After all, blinds of any type are notorious for collecting dirt and dust.

 

Here at The Steam Team, we’d like to offer our assistance for maintaining your new venetian blinds! Of course there are quite a few methods of keeping them clean- but don’t worry, we’ll keep it nice and simple for you.

 

  1. Dry Dusting

 

Sure, it’s messy and frustrating, but this may be where you want to start, especially if your new blinds haven’t collected too much grime yet. To make things easier on yourself, use an adequate dusting cloth. This means, find a cloth that collects the dust and doesn’t let it wander into the air, or back onto the blinds! These cloths can be found just about anywhere (grocery stores, walmarts, etc). Slide the cloth back and forth in a controlled motion.

 

2. Steam Cleaning

 

Come on, you had to know that we’d suggest steam cleaning at some point in this blog! But truly- this is the best, most thorough method of cleaning we can offer. And yes- we’re experts! If your blinds have been splashed with grease, or are just too dirty for a dust cloth to handle, you’ll know that this is the way to go. If you’re using your own personal steam cleaning device, then great! If you don’t own one and would prefer not to rent, then contact The Steam Team to tackle this project for you.

 

Also, don’t forget! The Steam Team can take care of your draperies while we’re helping out with your blinds. We’ll either use a dry cleaning process, or a low-moisture hot water extraction method of cleaning- and we can often clean them without removing them. Even better, right? So don’t hesitate; give us a call today!