Fire Damage and Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Family- Austin Tx

With the recent fires in California, many homeowners are dealing with the tragedy of smoke damage first-hand. When fire damages our property, it leaves behind a trail of smoke, soot, and ash that can permanently destroy our furniture and possessions. It’s devastating to our homes, our belongings, and sometimes even our lives. Today, The Steam Team wants to stress how important your safety is when faced with fire or fire damage. Where there’s fire, there’s smoke -- smoke can potentially be extremely dangerous.

 

Following a fire, many homeowners first instinct is to rush to the scene to assess the damage. The most important factor here, however, is time. Do not rush-- take things slowly, instead, call the professionals for help. Fire and smoke damage should always be handled by the professionals, and safety must remain the top priority!

 

Safety is Our Top Priority

 

When The Steam Team comes in to help clean up after fire damage, safety is our top priority. The safety of you, your family, and our technicians. That’s why we follow rigorous safety guidelines and ensure that every area is properly ventilated throughout the entire process.

 

Equipment and Execution

 

Wearing the proper masks to protect from smoke inhalation and ash, our technicians always use the most advanced and effective equipment. Following our custom and proven method, they’ll properly ventilate each area that was touched by the fire and bring in the equipment to begin removal.

 

Practice Proper Safety Moving Forward

 

In the days and weeks following the fire damage, it’s always recommended to take extra safety precautions to protect yourself and your family from any contaminants that may still be lingering in the air.

 

With professional-grade equipment and extensive knowledge, The Steam Team will restore your home to its previous condition! Give us a call today to learn more- and don’t forget that we’re available in emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Pet-Proofing Your Carpet and Area Rugs

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Fire Damage Austin

Carpet looks beautiful in our homes- most of the time. When our beloved pets “mark their territory,” in the wrong place, spill liquids onto the floor, and generally run a muck in our living rooms… our carpet shows it. It’s not as easy to keep carpet looking clean and brand new when there are pets around, but it’s not impossible, either!

 

When you live with pets, certain stains will occur more frequently than others. So gear up, and get ready to battle stains like dirt, mud, and yes… even pet urine.

 

Carpet Cleaning & Stain Removal Tips

 

Mud stains can be removed from carpet fairly easily. Simply clean up all excess clumps of dirt, and layer the stained area with either baking soda, or salt. This will absorb any remaining moisture from the stain. After a few hours, vacuum the excess salt, and use a damp, soapy cloth to blot the remainder of the stain.

 

If you’re battling a urine stain, we recommend starting by absorbing all of the excess moisture from the area. You can use a shop vacuum if you own one, or alternatively, clean paper towels or washcloths.

 

Once the area is dry, begin with a solution of white vinegar and warm water (50/50). Mix enough of this solution to reach deep into your carpet. With a scrub brush, vigorously scrub the mixture into the stain.

 

Other remedies include a mixture of dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide. Apply this solution to your carpet just as you did with the vinegar, and scrub forcefully until the stain has been removed.

 

Finally, if the stain is persistent, it may be time to call in a professional steam cleaning company. For professional results that will leave you shocked, and your carpet spotless, call The Steam Team today! The Steam Team has several years of experience in cleaning and caring for many different types of flooring, including carpet, tile, grout, hardwood, natural stone, and more!