How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Top-Notch Year Round

Hardwood floors look beautiful in our homes, as long as they’re kept clean and tidy! Wouldn't you agree? Yes, hardwood requires a bit of tender loving care, but what type of flooring doesn’t? Below, you’ll find 3 simple tips on keeping your hardwood floors looking top-notch- all year round! We hope you find them helpful!


Utilize Area Rugs


One way to protect your hardwood flooring is to utilize area rugs. Area rugs will protect your hardwood flooring from wear and tear caused by shoes! Just be sure to vacuum and pat them clean frequently, as they’ll be collecting the dirt, dust, debris, and sand that your shoes drag into the house. Yuck!


Take Your Shoes Off


Tip #2: Just take off your shoes! Do you have an old laundry hamper or basket? Place an empty basket near the entrance to your home, and designate it the shoe basket! It’s easy enough. If you remove your shoes at the door, there won’t be any scratches, skid marks, or dirt left on the flooring!


Call in the Professionals


Finally, sometimes you just need to break down and call in the professionals. It may be time for your hardwood flooring to be refinished! A good way to tell is if cleaning no longer restores it to its original condition. We can help with that, though! Give The Steam Team a call and we’ll come out and restore your floors to their pristine condition!

The Steam Team is available 24/7 for all of your needs concerning hardwood flooring, as well as any other type of flooring! If you want your hardwood flooring to look great all year round, you can rely on The Steam Team! We can restore and refinish your hardwood flooring and ultimately restore it to it’s clean and beautiful condition!

Your Way to a Healthier Home - Rug Cleaning

We all know how difficult it can be to stay healthy this time of year, when temperatures are lowering and our noses start to sniffle! How do you keep your home clean and free of germs this year? By steam cleaning, of course! We’ll point out five areas in the home that can be steam cleaned- and will help your family stay healthy and away from the sniffles!


Steam Cleaning in the Bathroom


The bathroom is the place that likely needs the majority of your attention, as it’s used by every family member in the house. The Steam Team will clean every nook and cranny until the space looks brand new (and healthy).


A Germ-Free Kitchen


That grimey kitchen comes next! In addition to killing germs and bacteria, a steam cleaning machine can lift tough stains, even stains that have been there for some time.


Thoroughly Cleaning Upholstered Furniture


Imagine little hands running over a snotty nose and… all over your living room furniture. Yuck! Talk about catching a cold! Luckily a steam cleaning machine can thoroughly clean upholstered and fabric furniture until it’s sparkling clean!


Carpet and Rug Cleaning


Our carpets and rugs carry germs and bacteria, too. Luckily, that’s our speciality. The Steam Team will use high pressurized water and intense heat to lift dirt, dust, bacteria, germs, dander, and more from deep within the fibers of your carpets!


Window Blinds and Ceiling Fans


Have a case of the sneezes? Maybe there’s too much dust clinging to your window blinds and ceiling fans. Fortunately for you, a professional steam cleaning company (like The Steam Team) can thoroughly clean these areas without removing anything. It’s easy peasy!


The Steam Team has been in business for over a decade now, working on a wide variety of cleaning and restoration jobs. We have plenty of expertise in hot water extraction, and genuinely enjoy what we do! Give us a call today to clean your way to a healthier home!

Removing the Worst Stains On Area Rugs Austin

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Sometimes accidents happen; they can’t be prevented, as much as we want to be able to stop that wine glass from toppling over! From mud stains to wine stains, to bleach stains… rugs can really cause a headache from time to time. Sometimes our trusty all-purpose cleaners work out the stains, and other times, the stains call for more extreme measures. This is when steam cleaning comes into play! The Steam Team can help you remove even the worst of rug stains; you’ll be surprised at the condition of your carpet after we’re finished!


Until then, here are a few tips for removing stains from your are rugs.


Food and Drink


For stains like ketchup, tomato sauce, mustard, etc, try combining one tablespoon of ammonia with one cup of water. You could also try diluted Dawn dishwashing liquid!


Pen Ink


Pens explode when we’re least expecting it! For these stains, use non oily hairspray, or rubbing alcohol. Blot gently as to not rub the stain further into the area rugs.


Pet Urine


Stains resulting from our loving (and loved) pets are some of the most common among households. Don’t sweat it! Try mixing a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar. After soaking up the urine with paper towels, gently blot out the stain.


Red Wine


Like we said, sometimes these things just can’t be prevented. For this one, mix ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with 4 cups of lukewarm water. Gently blot the stain clean, then use a damp, clean cloth to absorb the rest.


Don’t forget- The Steam Team deals with these stains and many more on a constant and perpetual basis, so we have the right equipment to handle the job! Our team of trained professionals are experts at removing stains from your carpet; just give them a call! Voted Best Area Rug Cleaner in Austin, Texas