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!

Air Duct Cleaning: Effective and Efficient

Duct Cleaning 

Duct Cleaning 

With the change of seasons, comes the changing of allergens in the air. And, when allergens are stirred up and affecting you more than normal, it’s easy to want to coop up inside and “rest.” While indoor air shields us from exposure to the elements, we are still exposed to indoor air pollutants -- especially if you haven’t cleaned your air ducts in a while!

 

If you have a major problem with your ductwork, such as a leak, you'll need to contact a professional as soon as possible. Leaky ducts can suck in dust, dirt, allergens, and other nasty materials from areas like basements, crawlspaces, or attics. In these situations, we urge you to simply call in the professionals! This is a job that requires very specific equipment (high powered vacuums, video equipment, etc) and a precise, well-trained method of breaking up the dirt and dust inside your ductwork.

 

Regular Maintenance

Leaky ducts or other problems aside, air ducts function most efficiently and effectively when they’re regularly maintained. However, it can be an extremely difficult job because of many hard-to-reach places and lack of equipment. Dusting off the air vents is part of the job, but if you’re having to dust them frequently -- it’s probably time to get inside the ducts for a thorough clean.

 

No matter what shape your ducts are in, calling in the professionals will ensure that your ducts aren’t circulating air full of allergen particles and other dust or dirt. Regular maintenance will also prevent further damage from occurring -- saving you time, energy, and money!

 

Contact Us

Contact your local cleaning and restoration company for details on air duct cleaning services. Gone are the days of sniffling, coughing, and taking allergy medicine! A professional cleaning company (like The Steam Team!) will gladly inspect and clean your air ducts, leaving your home’s air quality more clean, more pure than ever before. Contact us today!

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!

Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Brand New!

The Steam Team

The Steam Team

Hardwood floors look magnificent in our homes, especially when they’re brand new, or at least freshly refinished. But we can definitely achieve comparable results with a bit of elbow grease, and a consistent cleaning routine!

 

Sponging Every Spill

 

Messes cannot be avoided altogether; they’re inevitable. But what we can do to help our hardwood flooring is clean up spills as soon as we find them! After all, whatever has tumbled onto the hardwood flooring will definitely stay there until it’s picked up- so do it now! Don’t put it off.

 

Destroying Dust Mites

 

A major disadvantage to having hardwood floors is, well, dust. It’s visible against the hardwood, everywhere, and seemingly impossible to conquer. To keep a decent handle on dust, invest in a dry dusting mop! Dust mops are incredibly easy to use, and they can easily reach underneath furniture and in between tight spaces.

 

Vacuuming With a Vengeance

 

Yes, you can vacuum hardwood floors. So if your floors or overdue for a dust mopping, but you’re short on time, just use a vacuum cleaner! Vacuuming is a major time saver. Just be sure to empty the filter frequently to avoid clogs.

 

Alternatively, if you don’t own a vacuum, you can use a soft bristled broom.

 

Last But Not Least...

 

A routine mopping does a hardwood floor a whole lot of good! With your choice of mop and a cleaning solution specially formulated for hardwood flooring, carefully mop over the grain of the wood. If you begin from the farthest corner, and work toward the door, you won’t have to worry about leaving footprints behind!

 

If your home is in need of a deep cleaning, or your hardwood floors need refinishing or replacing, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! The Steam Team is made of trusted professionals who’ve accumulated years of experience in a variety of cleaning and restoration projects. The Steam Team is precisely what you're looking for!