How You Can Protect Your Carpet

Here at The Steam Team, we’re always looking for ways to keep carpet cleaner. Sometimes we can even do this without steam cleaning, although we always recommend having your carpet deep cleaned every so often. But until then, let’s look at three different ways you can protect your carpet from wear and tear! 


Remove Shoes at the Entrance


This is among the most simple things you can do to protect your carpet: remove yours and everyone else’s shoes at the entrance to your home. You can purchase a decorative basket or shoe rack for the shoes to stay while you have guests over! Turn this simple way of protecting your carpet into a fun and easy DIY project. 


Decorate With Area Rugs


Area rugs are another great way we can protect our carpet from wear and tear! We’re not saying you should cover all of your carpet. Just maybe those areas that receive the highest amount of foot traffic, like entryways, hallways, and living rooms. Lay area rugs down to prevent more wear and tear, and enjoy decorating your home while you do it! 


Deep Clean Your Carpet


Eliminate stains and signs of wear and tear by having your carpet deep cleaned occasionally! A professional-grade steam cleaning machine, like the ones we have here at The Steam Team, are powerful enough to extract dirt and grime from the fibers of your carpet, but gentle enough not to harm the carpet itself! So if it’s been a while since your carpet has seen the professionals, give The Steam Team a call. We have plenty of experience in both protecting and cleaning carpet; you’ll be amazed by our results! 


Don’t hesitate. Give The Steam Team a call today. They’ll provide a clean that you can truly trust, and one that will last a while, too! 


3 Unique Ways to Keep Carpet Clean

It’s easy to spill a plate of food or topple a glass of wine! And when these spills and stains happen on your carpeting, well, it can be easy to get frustrated. But don’t fret; any stain you can’t remove can be handled by The Steam Team- your leading carpet cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! So let’s take a quick look at how we can further our efforts in keeping carpet clean and pristine!


Place Area Rugs Around Your Home


First, place area rugs where your carpet receives the most foot traffic. Placing area rugs around your home will help collect the dust and dirt that we track in on our feet. They also add a personal touch to any space! So you can decorate your living room and keep the carpet clean, all with area rugs.


Remove Shoes at the Door


Our next piece of advice is to simply remove your shoes at the entrance to your home! This way, the dirt doesn’t even have a chance to land on your carpeting. Since most of the dust and dirt that enters our home comes in with us on our shoes and feet, this will majorly cut down on how much dirties up your carpeting.


Wipe Your Pets’ Paws


Fido tracks in a lot of dirt, sand, and dust, as well! And unfortunately, mud isn’t out of the question. So let’s battle dirt and mud by wiping our pets’ paws as they come in from “doing their business!” It can help keep you, your carpet, and your furniture clean.


The Steam Team has plenty of experience when it comes to keeping your flooring clean and looking brand new! From carpeting, to hardwood, to marble and other natural stone, we’ve got you covered. Don’t hesitate to call us out and help take care of your flooring today!


Making Upholstery Look New Again: The Best Way to Clean

Here at The Steam Team, we know full well the struggle it can be to keep your upholstery clean and tidy (especially if you have pets or small children in your home; they tend to increase the amount of accidents that occur). That’s why we’ve compiled the best tips for cleaning it up and keeping it that way! Read on for more information!


Preventing Wear and Tear: Dusting


Dusting is and always will be an important part of keeping your upholstered furniture clean. You don’t have to do it too often, folks. But it does need to be done! Yes, dust collects on our furniture too! You can use your handy vacuum attachment to rid your furniture of dust mites and other allergens.


Taking Care of the Big Chunks: Vacuuming


We suggest vacuuming your upholstered furniture at least once weekly! Perhaps it’ll need more frequent vacuuming if your pets or kiddos are around. Yes, we know there are crumbs in those corners… it’s time to bring them out! Take care of the big chunks by vacuuming frequently and paying close attention to detail while doing so!


The Final Steps: Calling in The Professionals


Sometimes a mess or a stain is too heavy for us to handle, and the professionals need to be called! This is when The Steam Team comes in to play! We’ll come out to your home, inspect your upholstery, and get to cleaning and removing stains (both old and new) right away! When we’re finished with your furniture, it’ll look like brand new again! You’ll be amazed at the results we come up with.


So there you have it, friends! This has been a basic guide to keeping your upholstery clean long term. And of course, The Steam Team is always here for you, through thick and thin! We’re available 24/7 for whatever you may need. Just say the word, and we’ll be out ASAP!

3 Reasons to Start Steam Cleaning Now

Have you been looking into steam cleaning as a new method of cleaning in your home or office? We’re happy you’re interested! We think steam cleaning is the best way to remove unwanted substances from your home; it’s just such a simple and effective process, we’re so in love! So if you’re still on the fence when it comes to steam cleaning, consider these three facts:


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


You read that right. Steam cleaning is completely safe for the environment! How is this the case? Well, a professional grade steam cleaner uses nothing but hot water, and highly pressurized steam to lift spots, stains, and grime from dozens of places around you home. You’ll fall in love with the process instantly.


It Cleans Efficiently and Effectively


We don’t think you’ve ever known a clean like the clean that a steam cleaner provides! That is, if you’ve yet to steam clean your home. Gone are the days of residue, unfinished jobs, and general cleaning mistakes! With a professional grade steam cleaner, you’ll be able to tackle spills, spots, stains, and you’ll do it with ease!


It Can Be Done By the Pro’s


Lastly, steam cleaning can all be done by the professionals. The Steam Team, for example, is your leading professional steam cleaner in the Austin, TX area! We can take over any project for you while you sit back, relax, and watch your home be transformed! Once we’re finished it’ll look like it did when it was brand new!


Here at The Steam Team, we’re thrilled to help out in your home! And it’s not just cleaning that we do. We also take on many different restoration projects, and we’re available 24/7 for emergency situations! So don’t wait! Contact The Steam Team today!



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!


Preventing Stains on Fabrics and Upholstery

If you have fabric or upholstery in your home, you know the struggle it can be to keep it clean and free of stains! Here at The Steam Team, we have a team of trained professionals who are great at removing stains from upholstered furniture; all it takes is a phone call from you to make it happen! But until you give us a call, read below about how you can prevent stains on fabric and upholstery!


Leave Your Shoes at the Door


Let’s start with something simple: shoes. Sometimes it can be helpful to leave dirty, sandy, and muddy shoes at the entrance to your home! Don’t give those feet a chance to dirty up your furniture! Leave your shoes at the door, and start seeing results right away in how frequently you have to vacuum, or clean up stained furniture!


Don’t Bring Food Around Furniture


Secondly, let’s instill this policy: if it belongs in the kitchen, let’s just leave it there, friends! Food and drink spills happen all too easily around our furniture, and account for most furniture stains! If you can eat it or drink it, don’t bring it around your upholstered furniture!


Learn the Ropes of Stain Removal


It’s always best to stay informed! This preventative action is easy: learn the ropes of stain removal. You need to learn how to remove common food and drink stains from your fabric and upholstery. Learn how to prevent these stains from happening, and you’ll be well on your way to success!


Remember, The Steam Team is here to help you! So if you have an unsightly stain on your fabric or upholstery, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re available 24/7 to help you get rid of the stains that plague your furniture, and we’re experts at it!


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's the Air Quality in Your Office?

So, how’s the air quality in your office as of late? Have you noticed any difference in how you’ve been feeling during this allergy season? Air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dander, and pollen! It’s important to clean them periodically- and it’ll do you a ton of favors if you suffer from allergies!


When Did You Last Clean Your Air Ducts?


In your office, the cleaning crew might not always get to the air ducts! Why not check with them and make sure they do a proper cleaning job this season? Or you call in The Steam Team; we’d be happy to come out to your place of business and take a gander at your ducts! You’ll be surprised at our brilliant results.


The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning


As we mentioned before, air ducts can become a collection place for allergens from dust, to pollen, and more- and you definitely don’t want to be breathing that in all day at the office! Make sure your air ducts are in clean, good working order to ensure the best air quality possible in your office! After all, you spend at least seven hours a day in there!


Call in the Professionals


When it comes time to clean your air ducts, why not give The Steam Team a call? The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals, equipped with the not only the correct equipment for any cleaning and/or restoration job, but also the expertise, and the experience! We know exactly what we’re doing, so let us help you.


Is the air quality in your office not up to par? Consider having a professional come out and inspect them, and then give them a thorough deep cleaning! Companies like The Steam Team specialize in cleaning HVAC systems; we’d love to help you out- especially during allergy season!



How To Remove Allergens from Your Home

Are you struggling with allergies this season? Austin is the allergy capital of the nation; it’s no wonder you’re struggling! But The Steam Team can definitely help you with that- through HVAC cleaning, drapery cleaning, and finally, steam cleaning! Let us explain below, and then you’ll see why it’s so important to hire a professional cleaning company this season!


HVAC Cleaning


When was the last time your air ducts were cleaned? These are often neglected when in actuality they should be cleaned periodically by a professional. Air ducts are notorious for collecting allergens like pet dander, and dust, and causing extra irritation on those in your household with allergies.


Drapery Cleaning


Did you know that our draperies are the best places for hoarding dust, dirt, and pet dander? It’s true- and what’s worse is that we often neglect to clean them on chore day! So let The Steam Team handle your drapery cleaning this season, we can often clean them without even removing them from where they hang.


Steam Cleaning


Steam cleaning can wipe away all of those allergens! Whether it’s dust, pollen, or pet dander, we can tackle it all with our professional-grade steam cleaning equipment. The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade now, and specialize in removing allergens from homes. So no matter what it is that needs to be done, whether it’s eradicating allergens, or cleaning that tile and grout, let us help you out!


If you’re struggling with allergies this season, or your home needs a deep, thorough cleaning, don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals in cleaning and restoration projects, and we will diligently clean your home from top to bottom using nothing but highly pressurized water, and hot steam! You’ll be surprised at just how clean your home will be once we leave! Check our our website.


How to spruce Up Your Office this Summer with tile cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your office? What if you can’t remember the last time? Well friends, it’s definitely time to call in The Steam Team to spruce up your office for the summer time. With these uncomfortable temperatures outside, you need a cool, fresh environment to work in! So let’s get to work; how can we, The Steam Team, help you? Call us today for tile cleaning in Austin. 

 

Whether you have a home office or you work from a high rise, we can help you out. Here are three areas we’ll tackle, but of course, The Steam Team can always do more!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are absolutely notorious for trapping and hoarding dust and other allergens that we’d very much like to avoid! So let us tackle the dust and grime on your window blinds; we can likely do it from right where they hang! Call in The Steam Team ASAP if your blinds need some professional attention. Tile cleaning experts!

 

Surfaces

 

How many times have you eaten lunch at your desk and hurried back to work, not caring much to clean up? Probably too many times. And after a while, a Clorox wipe just doesn’t cut it! Fortunately for you and your office, we can help out. We’ll shine up your surfaces so that they finally look brand new again! The trick is always, however, maintaining the clean.

 

Flooring

 

We like to work from top to bottom, as dirt and dust may settle onto the flooring of your office. But we won’t forget about your flooring! Whether you have carpet, natural stone, tile and grout, or hardwood, we’ve got you covered. We can restore your flooring to its original condition; you won’t believe the results! Are you excited about having a clean office? We are (for you).

 

Don’t hesitate to call us for help sprucing up your office this summer! We love what we do, and we love helping you! So give us a call anytime!

Protection and Cleaning for Your Upholstered Furniture

Have you recently outfitted your living room in brand new upholstered furniture? Perhaps you’re wondering how to care for it, clean it, protect it, and help it to last many years. It’s definitely possible, friends! Let’s jump right into how we can clean and protect our upholstery today! And don’t forget: The Steam Team is always by your side, ready to lend you a hand!

 

Upholstery Cleaning: The Steam Team Method

 

The Steam Team has the cleaning methods to match your needs! Mostly, we’re just concerned about safety and about achieving the results that you’re seeking. We know there’s a reason you’ve contacted us, so we’re going to do our best to clean your upholstery like you’ve never seen before!

 

Fabric Protection

 

There are many things that dull the appearance of your upholstery. For example, spills, stains, and ultraviolet radiation all do this. And while we can do little to prevent wear and tear from our children, pets, spills and accidents, we can fortunately choose to let The Steam Team treat our upholstery with a fabric protectant! It’ll help keep your upholstery in tip top shape!  

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

It never hurts to give the professionals a call when your upholstery could use a deep cleaning or stain removal! If your cleaning products are failing you, that stain keeps reappearing, or you’ve no idea what you’re doing, don’t hesitate to give us a call! The Steam Team has been at this for well over a decade now; we have plenty of experience up our sleeves!

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX. We love serving this city and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! So if your upholstery is in need of some professional TLC, don’t wait; give The Steam Team a call today!

Top Benefits from Steam Cleaning

Depending on how many feet are sludging through your household, you may only worry about cleaning once or twice per week. However, as those feet increase (whether you gain a few pets or a few kids), those messes will, too. We don’t believe in steam cleaning just because we’re The Steam Team, we’re The Steam Team because we see the effects and benefits from steam cleaning! And today, we’re going to share a few of these with you, too!

 

Effective and Efficient (and Cost Efficient!)

Steam cleaning only needs hot water and the steam cleaner (and the technician, if you hire the professionals). Say goodbye to any mops, buckets, and detergents!

 

Steam Cleaning Eliminates Germs, Bacteria, and Dust Mites

It’s true! Steam cleaning eliminates 99.9% of germs, bacteria, dust mites, and other unsightly things in your home. Anyone in the home who has allergies will also be grateful, as steam cleaning destroys allergens.

 

Additionally, steam cleaning tackles mold easier than any other method we’ve seen. Using solutions like bleach don’t actually stop mold growth, but the high intensity of a steam cleaner does!

 

It’s Completely Safe for Your Environment

Because all you’re using is heat and water, steam cleaning is completely safe for your home, children, pets and other family members. There won’t be any leftover residue, either! It’s the most environmentally friendly way of cleaning!


Whether you’re dealing with normal grime or something as devastating as water damage, The Steam Team is here to help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call for help with your flooring, bathrooms, window treatments, HVAC systems, etc. Steam cleaning works for so many different types of materials and we’ve got the equipment to get it taken care of. Give us a call, today!

The In's and Out's of Cleaning Your HVAC System

When it comes to your HVAC system, the last thing that probably comes to mind is cleaning. Normally, you’d be thinking about how it’s performing when it’s heating or cooling your home. But- did you know that cleaning your HVAC system actually effects how it performs? It’s true! In today’s blog, we’ll explore the different areas of your HVAC system that need attention and the best ways to conquer that grime.

 

Regular Maintenance and Cleaning

As the seasons change, differently allergens and debris are blown around, posing dangers for our HVAC systems and our bodies. It’s important to keep a close eye on your HVAC system during these changes, as additional debris getting stuck in the outdoor unit or extra dirt and dust build up indoors can affect the quality of air throughout your home.

 

Filter Changes

Typically every three months (or 90 days), it’s time for an air filter change. Try not to get the cheapest brand, either, quality is important here. These filter changes make great opportunities to double check the area for anything out of the ordinary- additional debris or grime would be out of the ordinary.

 

Hard to Reach Places

HVAC systems are not the easiest places to clean. Those hard-to-reach places are the areas that accumulate enough dirt, dust, and other grime to spread throughout the entire house (for obvious reasons)! It’s important to focus on these areas, though, because otherwise, you’ll find yourself trying to reach through the air ducts to clean out more grime. If you’re having trouble, don’t hesitate to give the professionals a call.

 

Call the Professionals

The Steam Team is the perfect team of experts for the job! Our group of knowledgeable, hardworking individuals can come out, inspect your HVAC system, and have it clean in no time flat! Just give us a call today!

Improving Your Office Air Quality With Air Duct Cleaning

How’s the air quality in your office? Do you know what you’re breathing in while you’re on the clock? It’s likely that you don’t. And while it’d be difficult to find the answers to such a tough question, we can at least do a few things to improve the air quality in our offices. Read through this quick guide to improving your air quality and breathe a little easier this week!

 

Inspect and Clean Air Ducts

 

It could very well be time to clean your air ducts. Did you know that air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dirt, and pollen? Not to mention, the amount of dust in general is just ridiculous. We suggest calling in the professionals to take care of your air ducts this season! It could be the best thing you do for your office.

 

Replace Air Filters

 

Are your air filters looking dirty and dusty? Yuck! The next thing you can do to improve air quality in your office is to replace the air filters. This gets rid of dust that is pushed into the air- dust that you, of course, inhale. Say goodbye to dusty, unhealthy air and hello to clean, fresh air!

 

Keep Your Office Clean

 

In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to keep your office clean. Yes, keeping it clean will also help to improve air quality. Dust likes to hide in places like carpet, or on window blinds. Keeping these places clear of dust will help you breathe easier, too!


If your office needs help staying clean, pristine, and healthy, just give us a call! The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals who have no problem cleaning air ducts- or offices, for that matter! We love what we do, and we love serving the city of Austin. So if you’re in the area, go ahead and give us a call!

3 Areas That Need a Cleaning Now

Springtime is very quickly becoming summer; it’s certainly evident in the temperatures outside! But don’t worry; if you missed out on spring cleaning this year, The Steam Team is available 24/7 for all of your cleaning and restoration needs. We can still help you out! Below, you’ll find three places around your home that we believe should be steam cleaned now. So don’t hesitate; give The Steam Team a call today!

 

Upholstered Furniture

 

Do you have any unsightly stains on your upholstery? The Steam Team can bring them right out! Just put your trust in our cleaning methods and we can restore your furniture to its original, pristine condition! And don’t worry; we won’t use anything except highly pressurized water and hot, hot steam!

 

Carpeting

 

When was the last time your carpet was professionally treated? It can make all the difference in the world. A professional steam cleaning company can use their professional-grade equipment to lift dirt, dust, and debris from deep within the fibers of your carpet. And you won’t even have to lift a finger! And don’t worry; The Steam Team won’t leave until your carpet is fully dry!

 

Tile and Grout

 

If you’re struggling to keep your tile and grout looking bright and clean, rely on The Steam Team! We can extract dirt and debris from the pores of grout, and shine your tile right up! You’ll be absolutely amazed with The Steam Team’s results. We just know it!


And this is just where it begins, friends! We can steam clean almost anything, so if ever you’re in need, you know who to call! We can even help restore your home back to its original condition after fire, water, or smoke damage. So whatever the problem is, you know it’s never too great for The Steam Team Austin!

Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning in Austin, TX

This is Texas, meaning, summer is right around the corner. But it’s still allergy season (especially in Austin, TX). Are you struggling with your allergies this year? If so, you may want to consider cleaning out your dryer vents and air ducts. That’s right, dryer vents. Not lint traps. There’s more to dryer maintenance than one might think! But fortunately, The Steam Team can help.

 

Dryer Vent Cleaning in Austin, TX

 

If neglected, your dryer vents can pose a serious threat to your home or high rise building. Clearing out all of that lint and dust is highly important when it comes to keeping you and your family safe- and healthy. In some cases, neglected dryer vents or lint traps have caused house fires! Don’t let that happen to you. Instead, give The Steam Team a call.

 

Air Duct Cleaning - The Steam Team Way

 

Indoor air can very much be more polluted than outdoor air. And since we spend most of our time indoors, this can be a serious problem! That’s why it’s important to keep your air ducts clean and free of dust, debris, and other contaminants. The Steam Team can definitely help you out here, too.

 

Calling in the Professionals

 

It’s always a good idea to call in a professional cleaning and restoration company when it comes to your dryer vents and air ducts. Not only will this save you the leg and back work of having to do it yourself, but calling in the professionals means no accidents. The Steam Team knows exactly what they’re doing, all the time.


You can rely on us. We’ve been serving the city of Austin, TX for well over a decade now! We have plenty of expertise in cleaning out air ducts and dryer vents and keeping your home a safe, clean environment! So don’t hesitate; pick up the phone and give The Steam Team a call today!

5 Places You Probably Forgot to Clean Last Year

Last year while you were spring cleaning, did you miss a few places? It’s easy to do! That’s why we’ve developed a checklist of sorts, to make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Here are five places you might’ve missed last year but definitely don’t want to miss this year!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dander, and pollen! Have your air ducts checked regularly to make sure they aren’t worsening your allergies, or causing unnecessary mess in your home!

 

Dryer Vents

 

When it comes to dryer maintenance, cleaning out the lint traps is great, and should be done frequently. But dryer vents are often neglected. This year, why not call in the professionals to come out and clean your dryer vents? You’ll save energy, and cash in the long run!

 

Baseboards

 

Baseboards are also known for holding in dust and dirt, and are often neglected on cleaning day. This spring, let’s turn that all around, friends! Run you floor mop along the baseboards to give them a deep cleaning, too!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are dusty and dirty and difficult to clean. But the latter is not the case with steam cleaning! In fact, The Steam Team can most likely steam clean them right from where they hang! No need to take them down or tub wash them. Just call in the professionals!

 

Grout

 

It’s time… time to finally tackle that grout. What better time than spring cleaning, though? Overtime, our tile and grout experiences enough foot traffic to cause discoloration or even staining. Grout is porous in nature; it absorbs stains more easily. Thankfully, steam cleaning can clean that grout right up!

 

If you’re in need of a hand this springtime, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who excel in cleaning and restoration projects! So don’t wait; call us in today!

How Steam Cleaning Can Help Kick Your Austin Allergies

If you live anywhere near the Austin area, you know all about allergies. And you know just how frustrating it can be to try to remove all of those allergens from your home! The Steam Team gets it, too! That’s why we’re here to delve into allergens and what exactly we can do to help you out this allergy season!

 

Check Your Air Ducts

 

Austin is the allergy capital of the world! There’s got to be something you can do, right? Well friends, there sure is. When was the last time you checked your air ducts? Air ducts in your home can serve as a sponge for contaminants like dust, mold, fungus, and bacteria! It’s important to remove these pests from your home, especially if you have allergies!

 

Why Air Ducts Should be Kept Clean

 

It’s not uncommon for air ducts to be neglected! Perhaps few people are aware of the dangers they pose. But whatever the reason, they should be kept clean at all times! And here’s why:

 

Over time, your air ducts will begin to collect tons (okay, not literal tons, but a whole lot) of dirt, dust, pet dander, and other grime that you don’t want to inhale! Mold can even begin to grow, causing an increase in allergic reactions around your household.

 

Cleaning Air Ducts: The Steam Team Method

 

The Steam Team is here to help you in any cleaning or restoration situation! When it comes to your air ducts, it’s best to leave it to the professionals; The Steam Team can adequately remove the dust, dirt, and other grime from your air ducts using our state of the art “source removal,” equipment!

 

So if your air ducts need a thorough deep cleaning, rely on The Steam Team to get the job done! You can relax peacefully and breathe easier knowing the air around your home is as clean as a whistle.

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!

 

Fire Damage Tips Austin Texas

Winter is right around the corner… and as temperatures begin to drop, some of us are lighting our fireplaces already! It’s important, however, to remain educated about fire safety this season. Fire damage is definitely not something you want to deal with, so let’s follow these five safety guidelines when burning fires and heating your home this winter:

 

For space heaters:

 

Don’t Use Space Heaters (As Primary Sources of Heat)

 

Space heaters can be very dangerous and should only be used as supplementary sources of heat. And of course, they should be placed in a safe area, away from curtains, clothing items, flammable liquids, decorations, etc!

 

Use a Reliable Extension Cord

 

When it comes to the extension cord for your handy space heater, make sure it’s the adequate cord! If the extension cord is unable to handle the current, it could potentially overheat and melt. Then you’re in need of a replacement cord at best, or dealing with fire damage at worst.

 

For fireplaces:

 

Use a Fire Screen

 

Fire screens are used to shield the room from popping embers. They’re made of chain link or sometimes glass (always remember that glass can get really hot, and thus dangerous for pets and children).

 

Utilize the Proper Tools

 

Your fire will need to be poked and prodded periodically to keep it burning. Be sure you’re using the correct tools, for your own safety!

 

Clean Your Chimney

 

Lastly, it’s important to have your chimney cleaned at least once per year. Clearing it of dust, dirt, soot, and debris will help smoke flow through it easily. We service all of Central Texas. Please visit our website for service areas in Austin


Remember, accidents do happen, and we can’t do much to prevent them. So in case of your fire in your home, contact The Steam Team to help with the cleanup process. We’re experts at it, and have been doing it for over a decade now! So don’t hesitate!