5 Reasons Why Steam Cleaning is Essential

Steam cleaning is becoming increasingly popular as people continue to search for better, safer cleaning methods to use in their home or place of business. If you haven’t yet jumped on the trend, here’s some helpful information from The Steam Team on why this cleaning practice might become the new norm.


A Variety of Uses

One thing that makes steam cleaners so easy to use is that they don’t require any chemicals, just water and heat. This also means that steam cleaners can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, even things like upholstery and curtains. They’re also great for getting rid of fat and grease, cleaning tiled floors and walls, and even cleaning the inside of your car! 


Great Against Mold

One of the most significant benefits of using a steam cleaner is how effective they are against mold. Many people use bleach to get rid of mold, but in fact, bleach only turns the mold white so that it blends in with the surface. The high temperature of steam cleaning kills the mold while the bristles help remove it from those hard to reach places.


Safer For You and Your Family

Since only heat and water are used in steam cleaning, your home or place of business will remain free from the chemical residue or pollution that some cleaners may leave behind. This will make the environment much safer for you and those around you.


Allergies

Steam cleaning significantly benefits people with allergies and asthma, since it uses all natural steam to remove dirt and grime from all surfaces. Therefore, it won’t aggravate any allergies or cause respiratory issues.


Professional Steam Cleaning


Now you see the benefits that steam cleaning offers to anyone in search of a better, safer clean. However, you may not want to spend all the money on buying your own expensive steam cleaner, or the effort of cleaning your property yourself. But don’t worry, that’s why The Steam Team is here. Our professional technicians will use top-of-the-line steam cleaners and other methods to rejuvenate your home. For more information on the services we offer, visit The Steam Team website.


Air Ducts & Dryer Vents: Cleaning Tips for Homeowners in Austin, Texas

Well friends, it’s springtime, and allergy season in the allergy capital of the nation. So what can we do, that we haven’t done already? Maybe you’ve already spring cleaned to no avail. Maybe your allergies are still bothering you! If that’s the case, you may want to check your air ducts and dryer vents! They can really hoard all of that dust and those allergens, and it’s not good!


Cleaning Out Your Air Ducts


Air ducts are notorious for hoarding dirt, dust, and other allergens. And they often get neglected when it comes time to deep clean our home! We understand how that can happen; that’s why we’re here to help. Always seek professional help when it comes to your air ducts- just in case something goes awry.


Cleaning Out Your Dryer Vents


The hard truth, friends, is that dryer lint traps don’t catch all of your lint! Over time, even if you’re really careful and clean out your lint traps after every load, lint can become trapped in the dryer vents themselves. That’s where the real problem lies. That’s when you’re risking a house fire! Contact the professionals to come out and clean out your dryer vents; it’s important!


Relying on The Steam Team


The Steam Team is a team of trained professionals who legitimately care about your dryer vents! The last thing we want is for you and your family members to be in danger of a house fire, or even for your dryer to stop working as efficiently. So rely on The Steam Team for all of your air duct and dryer vent cleaning needs!


The Steam Team can come out and thoroughly take care of both your air ducts and dryer vents. We’ve got top notch training in this area, so you know we’ll get the job done correctly! Just pick up the phone today, and give The Steam Team a call!


Fall Cleaning with The Steam Team

The Steam Team   

The Steam Team

 

The Fall decorations are starting to come out and the beautiful colors that we associate with the season are starting to show. With the change in season and decorations, comes the perfect time to give your home a thorough deep-clean! Contact The Steam Team today! 

 

Inevitably, your carpet takes a beating and collects debris such as dirt, dust mites, allergens, and even germs and bacteria! And sometimes, vacuuming just doesn’t cut it. So this fall, let’s try something new: steam cleaning. There are many benefits to steam cleaning that far surpass those of vacuuming and other ways of cleaning.

 

The Perfect Time for Steam Cleaning

 

In Austin we deal with year-round allergens, but this time of the year especially is when allergens begin to peak and the changes in the weather cause us to fall under the weather! But, did you know that steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria and squashes those allergens?

 

If you’re suffering from a stuffy nose or itchy throat, now might just be the perfect time to call in a steam cleaning company.

 

Benefits of Steam Cleaning

 

There’s nothing involved in steam cleaning except for extreme heat and pressurized water -- yes, you read that correctly. Steam cleaning gets the job done without harmful chemicals. It also doesn’t leave behind any residue that may be otherwise harmful to your children or pets. Just think of the savings you’ll be able to take advantage of when you don’t have to purchase tons and tons of cleaning agents for your home.

 

Choose The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team, for over a decade, has been fulfilling the Austin area’s every need when it comes to steam cleaning and restoration! We want to help you clean and refresh your home this season. Contact us today to get started on planning your next thorough deep-clean!

3 Ways to Clean Your Flooring - The Steam Team of Austin

Cleaning Floors

Cleaning Floors

Are you having trouble keeping your floor looking clean and bright these days? Well don’t worry; we’re here to help! The Steam Team has years of experience in brightening up flooring, restoring damaged flooring, and even installing new flooring! But today we’re going to discuss several ways in which we can bright our floors, no matter what material it’s made of!

 

Tile Flooring

 

Steam cleaning is your best bet for cleaning tile flooring, as it reaches deep within the pores of grout, and erases stains and discoloration from tile, brightening your flooring. But if you don’t have a steam cleaner, can’t find one to rent, or haven’t called the professionals, you can also use a scrub brush and a formulated tile cleaner.

 

Carpet Flooring

 

Vacuuming is the best thing you can do for your carpet. Not only does it pick up dust, dirt, dander, and other substances, but it also keeps the carpet fibers from becoming matted and worn down. Vacuum at least once weekly to keep your carpet in tip top shape- and looking its best!

 

Natural Stone Flooring

 

It’s time to grab your mop, water bucket, and all purpose cleaner! After you’ve swept and vacuumed your floor, dip a microfiber cloth into a solution of warm water and your favorite cleaner (or the manufacturer's recommendation). Clean the floor thoroughly, ringing out the mop and changing the water whenever it becomes murky. Your floor will look nice and bright when you’re finished!

 

No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, The Steam Team can help keep it clean, and even restore it back to its original condition! We have years of experience cleaning tile, grout, natural stone, carpet, air ducts and so much more. Don’t wait- just give us a call! We even clean high-rise buildings

How Cleaning Affects Indoor Air Quality Austin Texas

Air Duct Cleaning In Austin TX

Air Duct Cleaning In Austin TX

It’s no secret that we spend most of our time indoors, rather than outdoors. We think we’re breathing in cleaner, healthier air since we’re in a more controlled environment, but are we? Is the air inside more clean and pure than the air outside? Studies show that sometimes, it isn’t! According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the air outside is two to five times more polluted than the air inside! So, knowing this, what can we do about it? The Steam Team of Austin can clean your Air Ducts and help with allergies. 

 

How Cleaning Affects Indoor Air Quality

 

Imagine your carpet, rugs, air ducts as if it’s a giant trap for dust, dirt, allergens, dander, and other nasty, harmful substances. That’s basically what it is! We kick these substances into the air by walking on the carpet. Since we can’t avoid walking on our own flooring, we can at least avoid it’s filth- by keeping carpet in tip top shape, and calling in the professionals when we need to. The Steam Team Austin Duct Cleaning Specialists

 

Keeping your carpet clean does far more than improve appearance in your home or office. It affects the health of your family, self, and/or customers! And since steam cleaning is entirely safe for the environment, it’s definitely the better way to clean and maintain your flooring. Steam cleaning requires the usage of nothing but hot water, and extreme pressure. There will be no residue left behind from cleaning solutions, and no damage from harsh chemicals! Austin Air Duct Cleaning for commercial and residential customers. 

 

If you’re concerned about mold growth (as you should be when we’re talking about moisture), let us reassure you. The moisture left in your carpet from steam cleaning will dry so quickly that you won’t even need to worry about mold growth or infestations.

 

Professional cleaning companies like The Steam Team of Austin will never leave you with wet carpet! Call us today for a deep cleaning that you can rely on- and for an improvement in your health and wellbeing! Serving Austin for over 36 years

It's Time to Clean the Air Ducts!

Air Duct Cleaning In Austin, Texas

Air Duct Cleaning In Austin, Texas

Have you ever considered cleaning the air ducts in your home? If not, consider this: according to the EPA, some studies indicate that we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors, and that the air in some homes and buildings is more polluted than the air outdoors. The young, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions, such as respiratory or cardiovascular disease, are most at risk.

 

The EPA advises that duct cleaning has not been shown to actually prevent health problems. However, if anyone in your household is suffering from allergies or any unexplained symptoms or illnesses, visually inspect your air ducts for mold growth. Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be easily accessible, so you’ll need to ask a service provider to check into it and show you the mold growth, if there is any. You can easily view air-return grills and ceiling vents yourself. Other reasons to clean your air ducts include infestation by insects or vermin, or an excessive amount of dust and debris, causing particles to be released when the system is running. Whatever the cause, be sure to address the root problem, or the issue will recur even after a thorough cleaning.  

 

Duct cleaning may also involve the use of biocides and sealants. A biocide kills bacteria and mold and prevents future growth, while a sealant prevents dust within the duct system from being released into the air. Both are chemical products and may involve adverse reactions. Educate yourself on the pros and cons. A service provider can accommodate your preference for avoiding use of either product.

 

A duct-cleaning service provider will also be able to clean certain heating and cooling components that should help your system run more efficiently. Cleaning of heating and cooling coils and drain pans, regular filter changes, and inspections of heating equipment should be part of your annual home maintenance routine.

 

If your air ducts are due for an inspection and/or cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team. Air duct cleaning is just one of the many services we provide!

 

Commercial Cleaning: Keeping Your Restrooms Clean

the steam Team Austin 

the steam Team Austin 

Restrooms can sometimes be a harsh reality. In order to continuously keep commercial restrooms clean and sanitary, it’s likely that you’ll have to implement systems or bring in outside help.

Bringing in Outside Help

 

Deep Cleaning

One of the most common complaints with cleaning high-traffic restrooms is keeping the tile and grout clean. In some cases, this could on the floor, backsplash, or even countertops. Grout can be especially difficult to clean around moisture, but steam cleaning will undoubtedly do the trick.

Targeting Trouble Areas

Of course the tile and grout aren’t the only areas that need attention around the bathroom - especially with how damage-prone the environment already is (from the constant waterflow). Cleaning around the bathroom becomes much more efficient when you target the sinks, floors, counters, toilets, trash cans, etc.

 

Additionally, if you take preventive measures to keep these target areas from collecting grime, you’ll find that a deep clean can turn a sort-of clean restroom into a room that looks brand-spanking-new!

Cover Every Surface

Last, but certainly not least, don’t leave any surface behind! When you make sure to touch every surface before leaving the restroom, you’re guaranteed a spotless environment.

 

Now, remember when we talked about bringing in outside help? That’s really the secret to ensuring that your commercial restrooms are continuously spotless. It’s not as daunting as you may think - in fact, it’ll take a huge stress off of your shoulders!

 

Are you looking for a commercial cleaning company? We’d love to take a look at your office! Give us a call, here at The Steam Team, today.