3 Benefits to Steam Cleaning Your Home

There are many different methods to cleaning various areas around the home, but there’s one method that you can use just about everywhere! Steam cleaning uses heat in combination with water and pressure to clean flooring, furniture, and even window treatments. Its versatility is only one of the benefits of steam cleaning, though, are you ready for some more?


Safe Environment, Safe Family, Safe Pets

Steam cleaning is able to clean without using harsh chemicals or comprising effectiveness. The only things a professional-grade steam cleaner will use are hot water, and high water pressure. The two combined are plenty enough to exterminate dirt, dust, and other debris from your home!


Austin Allergens Are No Joke

This year, the oak pollen we’re dealing with in the air is at an all-time high. It’s almost painful! Unfortunately, because pollen and other allergens are all over the ground and in the air, they get tracked into and through our homes. Not only are they tracked in, but they often settle in any crevice they can find (furniture, flooring, air ducts, you name it).


Steam cleaning is one of the most effective ways to blast those allergens out of the home, helping your family to breathe easier and feel healthier.


Control Stains and Odors

Saving the best for last, steam cleaning is great for eliminating pet odors (or any other odors) and stains of any caliber due to the use of intensely high temperatures. Any germs that are sticking around causing odors in your carpet fibers, grout, or even furniture- steam cleaning is able to pull those out and blast anything that’s left, removing the odor (and any stain).


Are you thinking about steam cleaning your home? Don’t hesitate to give us a call today!


How to Keep Hardwood Flooring Looking New

Hardwood floors are a great choice when it comes to your new home- they’re beautiful, durable, mostly easy to maintain and last a lifetime (literally). Homes that are centuries old have some of the most gorgeous hardwood floors throughout every room and they still look as gorgeous as they did from day one. But, that beauty doesn’t come without some tender love and care over the years- so, how do you keep hardwood flooring looking new?


Detecting Dirt and Dust

Who knows what’s truly lurking against the grain of those beautiful planks? Dirt and dust can hide quite inconspicuously. Just as grime and other dust particles gather around various surfaces, furniture, and fabrics; it settles on your hardwood floors in plain sight.


When you sweep your floors, the dirt and dust are pushed around and could nestle themselves into the cracks and crevices between hardwood planks. So, instead of sweeping...


Dust and Vacuum

FInd a duster or even just a microfiber cloth and run it over your floors to get all of the dust without being too harsh on your floors. Then, couple this with a vacuum and you won’t have to worry about too many particles lodging themselves between the planks of your floors and collecting over time.


Treating Spills and Stains

Rule #1 of cleaning: if it spills, it stays… until somebody comes to clean it up. To keep your hardwood flooring looking clean and pristine, tackle spills and stains right away!


Steam Clean

Whenever your floors are looking dull or seem to be extra dirty, give us a call at The Steam Team. We’re happy to bring our equipment over and give your floors a deep, thorough cleaning.


Throughout the years, hardwood floors can become scuffed and scratched from shoes, furniture, and just general wear and tear. If you’re noticing these things about your hardwoods, it may be time to talk refinishing. We’ve got your back!



Start Steam Cleaning Now

Once you choose to start steam cleaning, there’s no turning back. Not because the journey is dangerous or anything, but because a professional grade steam cleaner leaves behind a clean you’ve never known before! A clean you won’t be to be to go without, once you’ve seen it! Here are five great reasons to start steam cleaning today.

 

To start, steam cleaning:

 

Cleans Without Chemicals

 

A steam cleaner doesn’t need chemicals to thoroughly clean your home. All it needs is hot water and high water pressure! With these two amazing ingredients, a steam cleaner can effortlessly extract dirt and grime from deep within carpet fibers, pores of grout, and so on.

 

Provides a Clean You Can Trust

 

Like we mentioned before, you can definitely trust the clean that a steam cleaner leaves behind- especially if done by a professional cleaning company. No residue will be left behind for you to clean up. You’ll be amazed at The Steam Team’s results!

 

Is Safe for the Environment, Pets, Children, etc

 

Since steam cleaning doesn’t involve the usage of any chemicals, it’s perfectly fine to do around your home, children, and pets!

 

Saves You Money

 

Mops, scrub brushes, cleaning solutions, and any other cleaning supplies… you won’t be buying anymore with steam cleaning! This will save you money in the long run- that’s a major perk!

 

Saves You Time and Effort

 

Steam cleaning is an easy process that doesn’t require a lot of backwork. Finally, a cleaning method that won’t break your body, right? This is especially true if you let the professionals take over the project for you! Then you won’t have to worry at all.


If you’re thinking about starting to steam clean your home, think about hiring the professionals! They can do everything for you; you don’t even have to lift a finger! Contact The Steam Team today for more details, or visit our website to view our services!

Best Carpet Cleaning Options Austin Texas

Do you know what the best methods are for cleaning your carpet? There’s certainly more than one! Today we’ll go over three methods of carpet cleaning, and you can decide which one is best for you. But as always, we recommend steam cleaning; it’s the most effective out of the three we’ll list here! The Steam Team has been serving the Austin community for over a decade now; we’d love to come out and care for your flooring!

 

Sweeping and Vacuuming

 

Sweeping and vacuuming are chores that definitely make the routine list. It’s necessary to sweep and vacuum carpeting on a daily basis to pick up dirt, sand, dander, dust mites, crumbs, and other unsightly things we don’t want camping out in our carpet! But of course, after so much foot traffic and so many spills, vacuuming may not cut it.

 

Shampooing

 

Carpet shampooing is typically that step you take when vacuuming no longer restores your carpet like it used to. There are many products and tools available on the market for shampooing your carpet; be careful with certain chemicals and make sure to perform a spot test on an inconspicuous area of your flooring!

 

Hot Water Extraction

 

Hot water extraction, or rather- steam cleaning, is the method we prefer and always recommend! Using absolutely no chemicals (nothing but hot water and high pressure, in fact), a professional grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep within the fibers of your carpet, and extract everything from dust to dander!

 

The Steam Team has ten years of experience in steam cleaning carpets, and many other types of flooring, too! So don’t even bother with rental machines or DIY methods; skip straight to hiring the professionals! They’ll have all of the right equipment, knowledge, and experience needed for the job! Give us a call today.

The Perks of Concrete Cleaning & Staining

Here in Texas, the temperatures don’t drop too drastically during the wintertime. That means that we can still enjoy our patios- and our freshly stained concrete! Oh, you don’t know about concrete staining? That’s okay; we’re here to teach you. The Steam Team is a group of experts when it comes to concrete cleaning and staining (and a multitude of other tasks) so stay tuned to learn all about the perks of concrete staining!

 

It Revamps Your Patio’s “Look”

 

Obviously concrete staining is going to change the look of your patio. But this is a good thing! Aren’t you tired of that dull, grey, concrete color? We are too! Let us help you out by staining your concrete and revamping the entire look of your patio!

 

It Also Affects the Look of Your Backyard

 

A new patio does wonders to an old backyard. You’ll be so surprised at the results! And hey- maybe it’ll even inspire you to change up your landscaping, or build a matching shed! Well, okay, maybe building a shed would be going overboard, but even so, a freshly stained concrete patio will certainly revitalize that old, dingy backyard.

 

It’s a Fun DIY Project

 

As long as you have the right tools and information, concrete staining can be a fun DIY project for everyone! Although, if the concrete is uneven, the job may require some sanding and you may want to leave it up to the professionals. It all depends on your own level of expertise!


Maybe you’ve started that DIY project, but can’t finish it correctly. Or maybe you don’t want to do-it-yourself at all! That’s okay! The Steam Team has your back. Just give us a call, we’ll be out in a jiffy, and we’ll either repair your concrete staining situation, or perform the task all by ourselves. Either way, you won’t regret relying on The Steam Team of Austin!

5 Ways to Protect Your Carpet Cleaning

Carpet looks great in our homes and offices, but it definitely requires some TLC on the regular to keep it looking great! Below you’ll find several tips on keeping your carpet safe and protected. The Steam Team has been cleaning rugs in Austin for over 40 years. Call us today at 512-451-8326.

 

Utilize Door Mats

 

Door mats were invented for a very great purpose! They help catch dirt from the outside and on our shoes, and prevent it from reaching our beautiful carpet. Keep a door mat at each entrance to your home and you’ll be surprised at the impact it makes (just don’t forget to clean the mat itself every once in awhile)!

 

Remove Shoes at the Door

 

An impressive amount of dirt, dust, and debris cling to our shoes as we walk about. All of that debris can really take a toll on our carpet- if we let it. Another option is to leave our filthy shoes at the entrances to our homes, so that it doesn’t even have a chance to reach our carpet!

 

Vacuum Frequently

 

We simply can’t get around vacuuming and sweeping our floor! It has to be done at least once a week, depending on the amount of traffic your carpet experiences. If you have pets or children, expect to clean a little bit more frequently.

 

Use a Carpet Protector

 

Carpet protection works by repelling dirt, and by protecting it from spills and stains. It also helps to prevent wear and tear on your carpet and increases its longevity!

 

Call in The Steam Team!

 

Lastly, call the professionals. The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX, and we have over a decade of experience taking care of this city! We don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. So if your carpeting is in need of some professional attention, absolutely do not hesitate to give us a call!

The Best Way to Treat Furniture

Furniture Cleaning 

Furniture Cleaning 

 

Now, we all know that nothing lasts forever, but we sure can try, can’t we? We can have a little hope that the brand new leather furniture set we just brought home can, well, last a lifetime. Leather is certainly known for its longevity, but also its easy care, and its comfort. So let’s talk about a few ways in which we can help leather last as long as we’d like for it to!

 

Properly Condition Leather

 

Condition leather furniture every six to twelve months. Definitely make sure you’re using the correct product, as leather is a sensitive material and not all pieces of furniture require the same cleaner or conditioner. There should be a tag on your furniture that informs you of what to use!

 

Clean with the Right Tools

 

In addition to your vacuum cleaner’s handy upholstery attachment, you’ll want to use a soft, dry cloth to clean your leather furniture. Avoid harsh tools like bristle brushes.

 

Blot Spills - Don’t Wipe Them

 

This is a lesser known fact! Wiping up a spill or stain may cause the moisture to spread, and we want to absorb it! So blot each spill carefully; you can try this on other materials like carpet and fabric, too.

 

Vacuum Nooks and Crannies

 

You can easily use an upholstery attachment to vacuum dust, dirt, and debris from the corners of your furniture. As for the surface of your furniture, use a damp, soft cloth to wipe off dirt and other everyday messes!

 

For all of your leather care and conditioning needs, The Steam Team is here for you. We’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade, and we love it! If your leather upholstered furniture needs a good deep cleaning or a thorough conditioning, you know who to call!

How to Help Upholstery Furniture Last Longer

Upholstery Cleaning Austin

Upholstery Cleaning Austin

Upholstery furniture is already known for its longevity- that’s one reason why we love having it in our living rooms! It looks beautiful, sustains wear and tear like a champ, and lasts longer than other materials. But with a few simple tips and tricks you can help it last even longer. All you need is a little consistency, the right cleaning formulas, and some well-practiced routines! And as always, The Steam Team is here to help! Furniture cleaning experts!

 

Thorough Cleaning on a Routine Basis

 

That upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner has never come more in handy! Use it to clean the nooks and crannies of your couches and sofas, and remove tons of dust, debris, dander, spilled cheerios- you name it. You can also dry dust with a soft, clean microfiber cloth. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised at the clean and pristine state of your furniture!

 

Proper Conditioning with Proper Supplies

 

When it comes to cleaning and conditioning your furniture, we suggest avoiding DIY techniques. Leave the olive oil, essential oils, and mayonnaise for your dinners and diffusers! Make sure you’re using either a formula specifically made for upholstered material, or another mild option: distilled water and a clean cloth.

 

Letting the Professionals Step in


Ah, the good ‘ol “Let us take care of it.” It’s true, it’s far easier and convenient to let the professionals come in and take care of your upholstery for you. This way, you avoid further damaging that precious ottoman of yours, or ruining your favorite reading chair! Professional companies like The Steam Team know exactly how to treat your furniture, and will treat it as if it were their very own. So don’t be afraid to put your trust in The Steam Team; not only are we properly experienced, but we’re experts! We know what we’re doing! We clean all types of textiles and furniture. 

Commercial Cleaning in the Summer: 5 Tips to Keep Your Office Clean

High Rise Cleaning Austin

High Rise Cleaning Austin

Now that summer’s arrived, you may be lacking motivation when it comes to cleaning your office. We get it; the heat gets to everyone! But as always, we’re here to help; below are five tips for tidying up your office and keeping it that way, all summer long! Check out our specials on our website. 

 

Keep Your Desk Tidy

 

Keeping your desk clean and orderly bodes well for first impressions by customers. While it’s tempting to eat your lunch at your desk and keep working, we encourage you not to! This makes your desk messy much quicker, and you risk spilling food onto the floor.

 

Clean Behind Office Furniture

 

Maybe you have upholstered chairs or couches in your office, and maybe there are too many dust bunnies lurking behind them! These are the places that are most easily forgotten about, and thus cleaned the least. Grab a vacuum or broom and clean out the dust behind your office furniture!

 

Reorganize Old Files and Paperwork

 

Most of your documents may be stored electronically, but this has its downsides, so you’re bound to have loose paper lying around somewhere. Keep it organized! Separate files and paperwork into file cabinets and containers. Your office will look so much less cluttered at the end!

 

Dust Bookshelves and Desks

 

Grab a dust cloth or some furniture polish and go to town! Removing dust and grime from the surfaces in your office will increase air quality and make things look much neater. It’s tedious, but you won’t regret your hard work in the end.

 

Take Care of Your Carpet

 

Your office carpet endures a ton of daily foot traffic, and who knows what else! It’s wise to have it cleaned periodically by the professionals- like The Steam Team! The Steam Team is highly experienced in commercial cleaning, and can restore your carpeting to its best condition. Just give us a call today! Call or visit us at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas 78758 today.

5 Reasons Why You Could Really Use a Cleaning Company

Rug Cleaning Professionals Austin

Rug Cleaning Professionals Austin

Professional Cleaning is becoming a more preferred method of cleaning for homeowners, and in the office, too! If you’re still skeptical as to why, we’ve got five good reasons to convert your cleaning routine to steam cleaning- or to hire a professional steam cleaning company (like The Steam Team!) on occasion or during an emergency! For the best rug cleaning call us today! 512-451-8326 or visit us at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas 78758.

 

Steam Cleaning Destroys 99% of Bacteria & Germs

 

Germs and bacteria are no match for the strength of a steam cleaner! Steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and dust mites. After The Steam Team leaves, your home will be cleaner and healthier!

 

Remove Pet Stains & Odors

 

Those stains from your puppy that you’ve been hiding underneath a rug for months… worry no more! Steam cleaning effectively cleans carpet stains while obliterating odors at the same time. After your home has had the professional’s touch, you’ll no longer feel self conscious about stains and odors when guests come over (imagine the relief!).

 

Thoroughly Clean Tile & Grout

 

At last… your tile and grout can be restored to its original, pristine condition! A professional-grade steam cleaner is powerful enough to extract dirt, debris, and stains from the pores of tile and grout; you will not be disappointed with the results! Clean your rugs regularly and for all other services visit our website

 

Effectively Clean Without Harming the Environment

 

Steam cleaning uses nothing but intense heat and water pressure to effectively remove dust and dirt from surfaces and flooring- and many other places! It’s entirely safe for the environment and doesn’t even leave behind any residue! You won’t have to worry about the process harming your pets, children, or self.

 

Moisture Dries Quickly!


There’s no need to worry about mold growing from leftover moisture; everything dries extremely quickly! Sure, your carpet will be damp for a short period of time, but as long as your feet are clean, you can certainly utilize it still! We are hiring rug cleaners in Austin Texas. 

Cleaning and Highrise Apartment Living in Austin, Texas

The Steam Team Office Staff

The Steam Team Office Staff

Are you living in an apartment that’s a bit more dingy than you imagined it’d be before moving in? Or maybe you’re on your way out, and you want to make sure the place is flawless in order to get your deposit back. Either way, The Steam Team can help you out! Steam cleaning is a great option when you’re living in an apartment, as it’s quick, easy, and you can hire cleaning professionals to do the leg work. Let’s dive a little deeper and discuss how The Steam Team could help if you’re in any of the above situations! The Steam Team downtown offices are located 222 West Ave. #1106 Austin, Texas 78701

 

Kitchen & Dining Area

 

First of all, steam cleaning is completely safe for the environment. This not only includes you, but also your pets family members. So don’t hesitate when it comes to steam cleaning- it can only help! In the kitchen and dining area of your apartment, we can help clean flooring, carpeting, and even counter tops. A steam cleaner’s intense water pressure and heat work to remove dirt, dust, and debris from deep within carpet fibers, pores of tile, and the moisture dries quickly, too!

 

Bathroom

 

Apartments are notorious for mold infestations. If you spot moldy areas in your bathroom (or any other area of the unit) call the professionals immediately. We can take care of mold around the shower and tub, sink, flooring- and we can restore them to their previous condition so that your place will look brand spanking new! 

 

Living Room

 

Kitty litter lurking in the corners of the living room? Dust caught deep within the carpeting? No problem. We’re Pro’s at cleaning carpet, and we have all of the expertise, experience, and professional-grade equipment to prove it.


If you’re moving out or your apartment needs a good old fashioned deep cleaning, call The Steam Team today!

Ridding Your Carpet of these 3 Common Stains Austin Texas

Residential Cleaning Experts Austin 

Residential Cleaning Experts Austin 

Of course, some stains are tougher than others to get rid of. Sometimes all it takes is a quick wipe of your go-to multipurpose cleaner, but others, professional treatment may be required. In these cases The Steam Team is standing by 24/7 to give you  a hand. But if you think you can hold off on calling the pro’s, here’s what you should do for these common stains: 

 

Pet Urine

 

Even grown, housetrained dogs have accidents occasionally. And if you’re in the middle of housetraining a new pup, you’re facing even a tougher battle. Your best bet is to spot the “spot,” right away, and blot as much of the liquid away as possible (remember not to rub, as you could rub the urine deeper into the carpet fibers). Then use a warm wash cloth and a dab of green or blue dish detergent to clean the area. To see our cleaning reviews in austin please visit our website. Call 512-451-8326 for an appointment today. 

 

Blood

 

Accidents happen… and not when or where you want them to. Perform a spot test before trying this method to ensure your carpet won’t bleach. Cover the blood stain with hydrogen peroxide, and set a few layers of paper towels onto the area. Then place something heavy on top of the towels so that the blood and peroxide seep into the paper towels, and out of your carpet.

 

Coffee

 

To prevent  your carpet from turning yellow or brown, blot dry as much of the coffee as you can. Then fill a spray bottle with vinegar, water, and Dawn. Spray onto the stain, and rinse with a clean washcloth. If the stain reappears, repeat this process. For the best cleaning pricing call the Steam Team of Austin. 


These are basic methods to carpet stain removal, and prove more effective when the stains are caught immediately upon their occurrence. For a fabulous deep cleaning that you can trust to last, we recommend calling a professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team! 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758

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. 

Steam Cleaning Different Flooring

Professional Carpet Cleaner 

Professional Carpet Cleaner 

Whether you have carpet, tile, wood, laminate, or even natural stone - there’s no doubt that the floors will start to collect dirt, dust, and other debris. Sure, the severity of mess widely depends on the extent of traffic around the home. For example; do you have kids or pets? How many? What kind of shoes are you wearing and where have they been? There are so many factors that contribute to how often your floors will need your undivided attention, but there is one thing each type of flooring has in common; they can all be steam cleaned (and they should be).

Carpeting and Cleaning

Using a steam cleaner on carpet fibers can be extremely effective for numerous situations. Whether you’re dealing with a pet accident, a wine spill, or just an overall annual deep clean - you’re in the best hands with a steam cleaning professional.

Tile and Grout

Grout is one of the most absorbent materials - it’s incredibly porous, after all. Because of this, however, it can become stained quite easily. A steam cleaning machine is able to powerfully wash the grout (and tile) with water and a natural cleaning solution. Then, the same machine can suction the water out to pull any stains or other grime that’s settled between tiles and in grout.

Hardwood

Caring meticulously for hardwood floors pays off in the long run. Although a steep investment, hardwood floors can last for centuries. In fact, there are plenty of historic homes that have the original gorgeous hardwood floors throughout! Steam cleaning is a great way to ensure that hardwoods are properly cared for - no dirt, dust, or other grime is going to get in the way of its appearance (or longevity).


When was the last time your flooring was deep cleaned? Give us a call, here at The Steam Team!

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