Holiday Tile Cleaning: Before & After Company

Well, it’s that time of year again! It seems like just yesterday we were exchanging gifts and holiday cheer, but alas, another year has passed! And with it, come the holidays again. For most of us, that means preparing our homes for guests: family members and friends alike. It means cleaning all of those nooks and crannies and mopping the floors. And it means dealing with the aftermath. So let’s talk about cleaning before and after company!

 

Here are the areas we should dutifully clean before and after having company over:

 

The Living Room

 

This could also be known as “the party room.” You’ll be spending most of your time here, so make sure it’s nice and clean! Make sure floors are swept and/or vacuumed thoroughly, and all surfaces are wiped down and ready for drinks. Dust bookshelves and window blinds. And upholstered furniture should also be cleaned, so that your guests have a clean seating area.

 

Kitchen and Dining Areas

 

Ah, the food areas- we can’t neglect those! Countertops, flooring, and stove tops should all be cleaned (and can all be steam cleaned). The professionals can totally step in here, and help you get the work done at a faster rate. Plus, a professional steam cleaning company has all of the right equipment for the job!

 

Bathrooms

 

Your guests are going to see your bathrooms, so make sure they’re clean and pristine. Like in the kitchen, counter tops and flooring can be steam cleaned- but so can tile and grout! Cleaning your flooring and shower has never been easier.

 

If the holidays have left you feeling too exhausted for all of this leg work, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team of Austin Texas for assistance! We’re available 24/7, and can clean up any mess for you, no matter how extreme.

Top 7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Cleaning Company Austin Texas

Are you thinking of hiring a professional cleaning company? That’s great! Now to further encourage you, here are seven reasons why we think you should trust your gut, and go with the pro’s!

 

We Know it All

 

Not all carpets are the same! Details like this one are one reason why cleaning should be left to the professionals. They have the expertise, experience, and equipment for any cleaning job.

 

Professional Stain Removal

 

Finally… no more hiding that hideous wine stain underneath your rug. Professionals know stains, and they know how to remove them effectively and permanently.

 

We Have The Right Equipment

 

Sometimes, even rented equipment just doesn’t cut it. But the professionals definitely have the right equipment needed for the job. Sometimes that makes all the difference.

 

Come Home to a Clean House

 

Have errands to run? No problem. A professional steam cleaning company can be in and out before you know it! No inconvenience there!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs

 

If you’re looking to sanitize your home this season, choose The Steam Team. Steam cleaning kills germs and bacteria, as well as dust mites and allergens!

 

Cleans Up After Pets and Children

 

If you have pets or children in your home, you know the kind of difference this extra foot traffic can make on your carpet. But steam cleaning effortlessly eradicates dirt, dander, dust, and stains from your flooring!

 

We Provide a ‘Clean’ You Can Trust

 

No grime left behind, and no residue. You can trust that your flooring, surfaces, furniture, etc is clean as a whistle!


If you’re still not convinced, head on over to our website to read more about the services that The Steam Team offers! We have the right equipment, plenty of experience, and all of the knowledge needed to restore your flooring to its original condition.

The Best Way to Remove Stains From Your Rugs

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If you’re a pet owner, you know firsthand the struggle it is to keep carpet clean! No matter how much we love our pets, they can really make a mess. They track in mud from outside, “go to the bathroom,” in all of the wrong places, and sometimes get sick in inconvenient places, too. So naturally, the carpet takes a beating! Luckily, today we have the best tips for removing these stains. And don’t forget- The Steam Team is always available to professionally clean your carpet, and restore it to its original condition!

 

Mud Stains

 

When Fido tracks in mud, you’ll first want to scrape away all of the dried pieces. A vacuum is the best equipment to use after you’re finished scraping. Next, create a cleaning solution! Squirt about ¼ tsp of dishwashing liquid into half a cup of warm water. Once the solution suds, dab it onto the stain, and rinse clean with fresh water.

 

Urine Stains

 

Catch these stains ASAP! Dog urine that is left to dry not only leaves behind a stain and odor, but also allows for bacteria to spread. Use paper towels to soak up wet urine, and place something heavy on top to make sure you get it all. Then, with an enzymatic cleaner, wet the area, and blot away the stain. You could also use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda, or club soda!

 

Vomit Stains

 

After you’ve picked up the bulk of the vomit, spray the area with cold water. Then, saturate a cleaning sponge in your trusty solution and dab the stain until it’s disappeared. Afterward, you’ll probably want to throw that sponge away!

 

The Steam Team is here for you through all of your carpet needs. Whether it’s removing a stain, or deep-cleaning your entire house, we’re the ones for the job! Just give us a call today.

Cleaning: How to Spot Treat the Most Stubborn Stains

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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!

Steam Cleaning Different Flooring

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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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