5 Tips to Keeping Your High Rise Clean

Do you need help cleaning your high rise building this season? No problem- for The Steam Team! If you’re looking to spruce up your office, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team!  You can rely on us; we really know what we’re doing! Below are five tips for keeping your high rise clean all season long!


Dust Blinds and Draperies


Every now and then, window blinds and draperies need to be cleaned! If you call in The Steam Team, we won’t use any ordinary duster on your blinds; we’ll steam clean them! And most of the time, we can do this without even removing them from where they hang, making things super easy in the long run!


Wipe Down/Steam Clean Surfaces


Admit it, sometimes you have lunch at your desk. The obvious downside to doing this is that it causes buildup of grime on your desk over time! We recommend steam cleaning the surfaces in your office; the best news is, it won’t leave behind any residue for you to clean up!


Vacuum Carpeting


Carpeting must be vacuumed! It’s the only way to remove dust, dirt, and allergens from the fibers of your carpet. Make sure you move slowly as to thoroughly remove these particles from your flooring.


Vacuum Rugs


When vacuuming your flooring, don’t forget to include any area rugs you may have in your office! They’re notorious for hoarding dust and dirt as well! If you have allergies, a thorough vacuuming will do you a lot of good!


Spruce Up the Area


We mean, decorate! A little bit of office decor can go a long way, friends! Have a little fun this season and spruce up your high rise building with some wall hangings, or mirrors. You’ll love the aesthetics, and so will your clients!


If you need help with your high rise this season, give The Steam Team a call today! We can help you keep it thoroughly clean- you’ll love the results!

How to Freshen Up Your Mattress

Let’s think about it. We sleep for approximately a third of our lifetime, and that’s likely on a mattress. While it’s likely not the same mattress we sleep on, our mattresses are still the last things we think of on cleaning day! But the truth is that our mattresses are notorious for hoarding allergens and dust mites! When was your mattress last cleaned? Today we’re going to review how to freshen up your mattress so that you can sleep deeper- and cleaner!

 

Wash Bedding

 

Let’s start with the easiest part: washing all of the bedding. Remove all of your comforters, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and that mattress cover. Line it up to be washed! Your washer will properly sanitize your bedding while you’re freshening up your mattress!

 

Mix a Solution for Your Mattress

 

Next, we’re going to mix a simple solution for your mattress. The first step is to find a mason jar, and fill it to the brim with baking soda. Next, we need essential oils. You can choose a relaxing, soothing oil like Lavender, or a more refreshing oil like Lemon or Eucalyptus. It’s your personal choice here! Add a few drops of these oils to your baking soda. Sift the solution over your mattress thoroughly, and enjoy the aroma! Let it sit for about an hour.

 

Vacuum Your Mattress

 

The oils and baking soda should have drawn out oils and moisture from your mattress, and it’s time to finish up! The final step is to vacuum over your mattress. Vacuum over any excess dirt, and of course, our baking soda mixture. You can use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum to ensure that you reach every particle!


Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call for help with any cleaning and restoration project! We’re available 24/7 and love helping you out! So today, freshen up your mattress- before you forget again. And down the road, rely on us for cleaning project you may have!

Cleaning: How to Spot Treat the Most Stubborn Stains

Smoke Damage 

Smoke Damage 

There’s simply no way to catch every toppling wine glass, or every muddy paw before it reaches our beautiful, once-flawless carpet. So what can we do to treat these pesky carpet stains?

 

Pets

 

Oftentimes, urine stains are left behind after house training sessions, or muddy pawprints plague our entryways. To start, urine stains must always be treated with an enzymatic cleaner. As for mud, vacuum the solid pieces first, and thoroughly dry the carpet. Afterward, combine a teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid with warm water, and blot away!

 

Wine & Grape Juice

 

The dining room, the carpet beneath the bedside table, or even the living room: all common places for wine stains! To treat these stains, soak a sponge in a mixture of one tablespoon of ammonia, and two cups of warm water. Blot the stain, and rinse with cold water after it’s been removed.

 

Bodily Fluids

 

Blood and vomit will likely require a professional’s attention. But until these pro’s arrive, layer the affected area with a coat of baking soda. This will help to reduce the foul odor that’s likely oozing from the stain.

 

Coffee

 

Coffee stains- the typical light-brownish-yellowish patches that are found near desks, or on kitchen rugs. Try applying your own mixture of dishwasher detergent and white vinegar. Blot the stain, as opposed to rubbing!

 

Ink

 

Pens break frequently and we’re lucky if the ink misses our clothing on its way down to our once-pristine office carpeting! Ink can be removed by applying rubbing alcohol to a white cloth, and blotting the area until the cloth comes back clean.


If you’ve given these tactics a try without success, consider calling your local carpet cleaning service, or restoration company, but certainly don’t let those stains sit any longer. The Steam Team is made up of experienced technicians who can restore your carpet to its previous condition. Call today!

3 Fun Facts About Steam Cleaning

The Steam Team Austin, Texas Official Sun Glasses

The Steam Team Austin, Texas Official Sun Glasses

Who said cleaning can’t be fun? Steam cleaning may not seem like it could be exciting to you, but when you see the effects it has on various surfaces and environments everyday - it’s certainly intriguing.

 

Check out these awesome facts about steam cleaning!

  1. Steam cleaning can help improve air quality around the home.

Ridding flooring (and other surfaces) of common allergens, dust particles, and grime build up keeps these things from circulating around the home. With all of these particles, the air quality around your home will start to improve.

 

Don’t forget to clean your air ducts and you’re sure to breathe clean air!

  1. The steam cleaner was first invented over 150 years ago.

Since then, it’s come a long way! The technology integrated with steam cleaners now is entirely different. Machines are able to be used on various surfaces, materials, and fabrics for a variety of reasons, too. Not only can flooring be steam cleaned, but furniture, window treatments, appliances, air ducts - you name it!

 

What we know now versus what we knew when steam cleaning was initially invented is monumental.

  1. Carpet should be professionally steam cleaned every 12-18 months.

Regularly cleaning carpets with a steam cleaner helps to eliminate any grime build-up but also keeps allergens and pollutants at a minimum around the home. Remember; steam cleaning is a much more thorough and deep clean versus regular vacuuming. Scheduling a professional to come into your home every 12-18 months has shown to be the most effective and efficient way to protect, clean, and maintain carpet flooring.

 

If you need a professional to take a look at your carpets, give us a call at The Steam Team today!

What's Hiding in Your Office Carpet?

Cleaning

Cleaning

Keeping the carpet clean in your office is essential for the health your coworkers, clients, and of course yourself. Because we can’t see them, It’s easy to forget about the dust, allergens, and other creepy crawlies lurking in your carpet! But once your carpet begins to stain you’ll know something is wrong. Why wait for stains to appear, when it could already be time to call your local cleaning and restoration company! It’s important to have your carpet routinely cleaned by a professional at least occasionally, and here’s why:

The Importance of Keeping Carpet Clean

 

  1. Health Benefits

 

Carpet can harbor many indoor air pollutants and allergens that are harmful to our health. Dust, dander, lead, cockroach allergens, and many more materials could be found in our carpet at home and in the office. What’s worse, these particles are kicked up into the air as we walk or vacuum over our floor. You’re likely unsure about what exactly is lurking in your office carpet, so it’s best to have it steam cleaned on a regular basis. Doing so would be a favor to your health, as well as the health of your clients and coworkers.

 

 

  1. First Impressions

 

Undoubtedly, your clients take a thorough look around when they enter your office for the first time. They may notice your fancy leather chairs before they spot your carpet, but they will, at some point, find that stain you’ve been trying to hid beneath the trash can. Luckily, The Steam Team can help you win a few professionalism points by deep cleaning your carpet for you this quarter!

 

Steam cleaning brings results that you simply can’t beat! If your office is overdue for a deep, thorough carpet cleaning, or you need some help with a tricky stain, don’t hesitate to call The Steam today!

How Effective is Steam Cleaning?

Rug Cleaning

Rug Cleaning

Maybe you’ve heard about the impressive qualities of a steam cleaner, and the even more outstanding results that it delivers. But you may be wondering… Just how effective is steam cleaning? What’s so special about it? It’s normal to feel skeptical about changing your routine! That’s why we’re going to review a few of steam cleaning’s most impressive qualities, and why it may be beneficial to have your home professionally cleaned.

 

  1. Deep Cleaning

 

If you or another member of your household has allergies or asthma, you’ll appreciate the power and intensity of a thorough steam cleaning. The process easily removes dust mites and allergens from your home, allowing you to breathe easier, and live healthier!

 

  1. Chemical-Free

 

Other household cleaning products may leave behind residue that lingers in our environment, potentially harming our health. However, steam cleaning will thoroughly remove dust and debris from your carpet and/or furniture without the use of chemicals! You won’t find any leftover residue or markings.

 

  1. Knocks Out Mold

 

Mold- it spawns, it spreads, it destroys everything in its path! When handling a mold issue, the most important thing you can do is to act quickly. Once you’ve contacted your local cleaning and restoration company, the rest is up to the professionals. With intense heat and high pressure, a steam cleaner is the perfect tool for removing mold from your home.

 

Steam cleaning can be effective in many different situations. It’s perfect for dealing with pesky, stubborn stains, removing unwanted odors, or regular, routine deep cleaning. Choose steam cleaning over dry mopping for a thorough cleaning that you can trust.


And remember, if you’re looking for a professional touch, be sure to give The Steam Team a call today! We have all of the right tools and equipment to help your home look brand new again!

Choosing a Professional Steam Cleaning Company in Austin, TX

Tile Cleaning 

Tile Cleaning 

When it comes time to have your carpet steam cleaned, it’s no secret that renting a machine is cheaper than hiring a professional steam cleaning service. However, like any decision we make, a rented machine comes with a trade off or two.The most obvious is that these machines don’t do nearly as great of a job as a professional cleaning and restoration service. So, when you set out to hire a steam cleaning service, what should you expect?

 

  1. Experience and Expertise

 

Professional cleaning and restoration services come with years and knowledge, wisdom, and expertise. They know the ins and outs of all different types of stains, can effectively treat them, and help prevent them from reoccurring. You’ll save a remarkable amount of time and frustration by letting the professionals come to help!

 

  1. Industrial Strength Equipment

 

A regular vacuum cleaner may appear to be doing a lot of good in your home, and to an extent, it is. But over time, dirt, dust and grime build up and become embedded into carpet fibers. Removing the dirt and other stains requires an industrial strength steam cleaner that uses heat and high pressure water.

 

A professional service will also use specific tools and brushes that typically aren’t offered with rented machines. They’ll make sure the entirety of your carpet is spotless!

 

  1. Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

Choose a professional steam cleaner with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This will likely include a follow up, free of charge, if there are any problems with the work you hired them to do.


The Steam Team has been serving Austin since 1983. With our expertise and experience, we can help you with water damage, fire damage, tile or carpet cleaning, and all other types of cleaning or restoration.We aim to exceed your expectations! Don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team today!

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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