3 Ways to Keep Carpet from Staining

Carpet is cozy and cushiony; why wouldn’t we want it in our home? Well, one reason is that it can stain easily, but there are several things we can do to prevent staining and discoloration! And when times get tough, you can always rely on the professionals to remove the stain; The Steam Team specializes in that, you know! Below are three quick and simple tips for preventing staining on your carpeting!


Remove Your Shoes at the Door


Let’s start with the basics. It always helps to just remove your shoes at the door. This means that your carpet doesn’t even have the opportunity to come in contact with the dirt, sand, and mud that’s on your shoes! Place a basket or mat near the entrances to your home, and ask guests to remove their shoes, as well.


Clean Up Spills Immediately


It’s always important to clean up spills and accidents as soon as you spot them! The sooner you get to a spill, the less likely it is to stain! Whether you’re using a commercial cleaner or a homemade remedy, just make sure you tackle that stain immediately!


Call in the Professionals


Every once in a while, make you sure you give your carpeting the royal treatment by calling in the professionals! A professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team, can come out, inspect your flooring for stains and discoloration, and clean it right up! You’ll be floored by our results!


The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals who can help you remove virtually any stain from your carpeting! Just give us a call and we’ll come out and give you a hand! And that’s not all we specialize in; log online to our website today to view our list of services. You might find yourself in need of more than one service!


Do You Live in A Highrise?

Do you live in a high rise? Does it need a thorough, professional, deep cleaning? Well fortunately, The Steam Team can help out with that! Here are just a few areas in your high rise that we can clean up and restore to original condition! Hopefully the next time you need a deep cleaning, you’ll call in The Steam Team! We’re happy to help out!

 

Carpet

 

Carpet cleaning is no joke, friends! It has to be done regularly and carefully to thoroughly remove dirt, dust, allergens, and other grime from its fibers. We can steam clean your carpet back to its original condition… just say the word!

 

Tile and Grout

 

Only a steam cleaner can reach deep within the pores of grout to extract unwanted grime and clean up discoloration! If your high rise has tile and grout in the bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere, give us a call. We’ll have it cleaned up in no time.

 

Drapes

 

Finally, rid your environment of dust and allergens by having your drapes cleaned by The Steam Team! Drapery cleaning is a cinch when you’re The Steam Team; we won’t even have to remove them from where they hang, most likely!

 

Leather Furniture

 

From dry dusting, to vacuuming, to conditioning, we can certainly take care of your leather furniture! It could be time to revamp the look of your entire living room!

 

Upholstery

 

Does your upholstery have a stain or three? Let us take over; you’ll be amazed at what we can extract from your upholstery. It’ll (hopefully) look like brand new when we’re finished! No more hiding that stain with a blanket, or chair cover!

 

So you see friends, The Steam Team can be enormously helpful when it comes time to deep clean your high rise! So don’t hesitate; give us a call today! We’ll be out in no time, and everything will look like new when we’re finished with the job!

Do You Live in A High Rise? We've Got the Best Cleaning Solution for You

Do you live in a high rise building, or work in one? We can help you keep it clean and pristine- with ease! Check out these five areas we can effortlessly clean with a steam cleaner! Your high rise is absolutely no problem for us!

 

Ceiling Fans

 

If you have ceiling fans in your high rise, you know they need to be cleaned, but they’re often neglected. Ceiling fans trap copious amounts of dust. And the worst part is that while the fan is running, you can’t really see the dust! So do us a favor: stop your fan, and let us dust and steam clean it! It’ll look brand new!

 

Window Treatments and Blinds

 

The Steam Team can steam clean your window treatments and blinds without even having to remove them! It’s a super efficient way of cleaning. Not to mention, you won’t have to fuss with the hassle of doing it yourself!

 

Carpeting

 

Dirt, dust, debris, crumbs… our carpet can hold it all, and conceal it all very well. Let The Steam Team tackle your carpet today by steam cleaning it down its very core! Using nothing but pressurized steam and hot, hot water, we’ll extract all of the debris from your carpeting and leave it looking as good as new.

 

Surfaces

 

Have you wiped down your surfaces yet? Well it’s time to do some spring cleaning in your high rise! The Steam Team can steam clean just about anything- including desk and end table surfaces. Just leave it to us; we’ll get the job done correctly the first time.

 

Natural Stone Flooring

 

It’s not just carpeting we steam clean. If your high rise has natural stone flooring or tile, we’ve got it taken care of! No more dirty and unsightly spots. It’ll look like brand new flooring when we’re finished thoroughly cleaning it.

 

So don’t forget, friends! The Steam Team is always here, waiting to help you out! And we have the best cleaning solutions for you and your high rise this springtime.

Back to the Basics: A Quick Guide to Cleaning

So you’ve given up your traditional methods of cleaning and have decided to go with steam cleaning! First of all, we’re proud of you! Second of all, let’s go back to the basics of steam cleaning. What’s it all about? Well, here are five facts about steam cleaning that are bound to get you even more excited about your new endeavor!

 

Steam Cleaning is Completely Safe

 

Steam cleaning is absolutely, entirely safe for your children, pets, other family members, and the environment in general. It doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals at all. That means that no potentially harmful substances are used while we clean, and we won’t leave behind any residue!

 

Steam Cleaning Saves You Money

 

That’s right! Steam cleaning saves you money. You won’t need to purchase any cleaning supplies if you’re steam cleaning- since a steam cleaning machine won’t use them! You’ll love

having that extra cash stowed away for a rainy day.

 

Steam Cleaning REALLY Cleans

 

Finally, a clean that you can trust! You’ve seen the before and after pictures, right? Then you know that steam cleaning really gets at that grime and dirt. Nothing gets past a professional grade steam cleaning machine!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs and Bacteria

 

Bring it on, springtime. Bring all of your germs and bacteria. Let us fight them away with our professional grade steam cleaning machine! With high pressurized water and intense heat, we can take care of germs and bacteria in bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways- wherever!

 

Steam Cleaning Eradicates Allergens

 

Having trouble this allergy season? We can’t blame you; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But before you throw in the towel and succumb to runny, stuffy noses forever- consider steam cleaning. It does wonders for eradicating allergens like dust, dander, and pollen!

 

Contact The Steam Team today if you’re in need of a serious cleaning! Or log online and view our list of services here!

3 Dusty Places to Take Care of this Spring

Are you spring cleaning this year? We hope so! Not just because it’s a good practice in general, but because The Steam Team can help you out! Whether you’re looking to have your air ducts professionally cleaned, or your floors steam cleaned, we’re here for you. We can cover almost anything with our professional-grade steam cleaner!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are notorious for hoarding dust, dirt, dander, and other allergens. If you’re having trouble with your allergies this season (even indoors), then it may be time to check out your air ducts and have them professionally cleaned. You won’t regret it! And how often do you need to do this, anyway? Let’s just get it over with.

 

Underneath Furniture

 

When was the last time you moved your couch and checked underneath for dust, dirt, and pet hair? It’s probably safe to say that this doesn’t happen very often. It may be a pain to physically move your furniture around to make sure everything is cleaned thoroughly, but we promise: the results are well worth the effort.

 

Ceiling Fans

 

Try this: turn off your ceiling fan (because we know it runs almost constantly). Now, what do you see? Dust? More dust? So much dust you forgot what color the blades were? That’s okay. Ceiling fan blades can be steam cleaned! So after you’ve dusted, give The Steam Team a call; we’ll be able to reach those tight spots and give your fan the thorough clean that it deserves.


And there you have it, friends! Now, don’t forget: there are plenty of other dusty areas around your home or office, so don’t neglect those! And also don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team, no matter what you need done around your home. We’re not just here for spring cleaning! We can help with cleanup and restoration, too!

How to Protect Your Property From Fire & Smoke Damage

While we always hope the holidays are the happiest of times, the past has proven that the holidays are also often filled with fires, unfortunately. The dry air coupled with Christmas trees indoors and lights all around the house- there are numerous reasons that house fires increase around this time of year. Even further, when fire damages our property, it leaves behind a trail of smoke, soot, and ash that can permanently destroy our furniture and possessions. In most instances, it may be your first instinct to rush directly to the fire itself- but we always want to stress that you be extremely careful. Where there’s fire involved, it’s always best to call in the professionals (both to put out the fire and to clean up the damage).

 

After the calls have been made, you can begin the cleanup process; just be sure to follow these few safety guidelines!

 

Protect Yourself

First things first: DO NOT enter the scene without wearing a dust respirator mask! These masks will protect your lungs from the harmful contaminants which linger in the air after a fire.

 

Call in the Professionals

Smoke damage is always best handled by the professionals. A professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team, will have the correct equipment to thoroughly clean your furniture, as well as your carpets, surfaces, and window treatments- the whole package!

 

It’s incredibly important that your home is handled properly after fire damage- with ventilation, equipment, and safety precautions. One thing you can do to help the ventilation around your home is to open any windows or doors to increase the airflow.


A professional company, like The Steam Team, will come in with the latest equipment to clean any upholstered furniture, carpeting, window treatments, countertops, and any other surfaces or possessions that were affected by the fire. Give us a call today! We’re available 24/7 for your immediate fire damage needs.

How Best to Clean Your Office Area Rugs in the Winter

As our year comes to a close, we end up reflecting back on the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2017. This past year has had it’s shares of ups and downs, just like the years before it- but we’ve definitely found ourselves in a lot dirtier situations here in Texas. Hurricane Harvey brought torrential downpours not just for the Houston area, but for all surrounding areas, too. The floodwaters left behind tons of dirt and grime that could even be potentially dangerous to our health. What better way to kick off the New Year than with a thorough clean for your whole office?

 

Germs spread like wildfire- and in the winter time, more often than usual. Typically this can be traced back to the colder temperatures causing us to stay indoors more, and thus, spread our germs with each other. Winter time is the worst time of year for the common cold, flu, and other respiratory illnesses- so here are our tips for keeping your workplace (and home) disinfected and germ-free!

 

Heat & Pressure

 

Germs, bacteria, and other allergens are no match for a steam clean! The intense heat and pressurized water ensures that nothing is left behind to continue spreading. This method of cleaning is completely safe for the environment, and will not leave behind any excess moisture or harmful residue- so there’s no need to worry about mold growth!

 

Flooring

 

Regular vacuuming routines do wonders for keeping up with the dust, dirt, and allergens that plague our carpets on a daily basis. It’s likely that the cleaning crew does a fabulous job of this, but we should still expect the office flooring to need the occasional deep cleaning, just as your house does, so...

 

Call The Professionals!


With our qualified team of experts and professional-grade equipment here at The Steam Team, we’ll have your office looking, smelling, and feeling perfectly pristine!

Is it Time to Clean Your Office?

You spend at least forty hours a week in your office, sometimes more, working productively. But you know what increases productivity, that we don’t often think about? A clean work environment! Perhaps it’s time to finally give your office (or even home office) the cleaning that it deserves. Let’s go over a few areas that may need some TLC this time around!

 

Your Desk

 

Let’s be honest; sometimes we’re guilty of eating our lunch at the desk in order to keep working as much as we can. But while you’re proving that you have great drive and work ethic, you’re making a huge mess of your desk! Fortunately, surfaces can be steam cleaned. So give the professionals a call! Your desk will be clean and pristine afterward.

 

Window Blinds and Curtains

 

So much dust and dirt is collected in our window blinds and curtains, it’s disgusting! Use a professional-grade steam cleaning machine to clean blinds and window treatments without even removing them! Or, make it easier on yourself and hire the professionals for the job. You’ll breathe easier and feel healthier after the job is done!

 

Carpeting

 

If your office has carpet, your office needs cleaning. Carpet should be vacuumed at least once weekly, and steam cleaned whenever stained or necessary. Steam cleaning is great method of carpet cleaning, as it uses absolutely no chemicals, and extracts grime from deep within its fibers with ease. Even older stains can be removed with the right equipment. And you know who has the perfect equipment for the job? The Steam Team!


Surfaces, window treatments, and flooring are no match for the powerful cleaning of a steam cleaner! The Steam Team can take care of your office for you! Just give us a call; we’ll be out shortly to restore your office to its original condition! And then you can get back to work and feel even more productive!

5 Tips for Removing the Toughest Stains from your area rugs

rug cleaning by the steam team of austin

rug cleaning by the steam team of austin

Some stains are harder than others to remove- and that’s okay! Because today we have five great tips for removing stains from your upholstered furniture, carpet, or anywhere else you might’ve spilled that glass of wine! So stay tuned- because these are tips from the professionals! Area rug cleaning specialists. 

 

Act Quickly!

 

As always, catch a spill as soon as it happens! This does wonders when it comes to removing the stain. The longer the spill sits on your carpet or upholstery, the more permanent it becomes. Voted best area rug cleaning company in Austin, Texas. 

 

Work from the Outside In

 

Always work from the edges of the affected area to prevent the stain from spreading! It’s important here to remember to blot the stain, instead of scrubbing it. Scrubbing the stain not only unravels your carpet fibers (which can’t be undone) but it also pushes the stain further into the carpet. You definitely don’t want that! For the cleanest area rugs call Austin's favorite cleaning company today. 

 

Dry Stains with a Flat, Heavy Object

 

For wet stains like pet urine or coffee, grab a stack of paper towels, and a heavy object like a large book. Set the book onto the paper towels and let the towels absorb the stain. Change the towels out as needed. Our rug cleaning plant is located at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Tx 78758

 

Patience is a Virtue

 

Remain patient. It may take a few tries to thoroughly remove a stain. If you’re having difficulty or the stain has already dried, consider steam cleaning the area! You can do this with a rented machine, or you can call in the professionals to help you out. We will come pick up your rugs anywhere in Austin, Texas. We can even drop off your newly cleaned rug at your home when we are finished cleaning. 

 

Rinse the Area When Finished

 

Lastly, you’ll want to rinse the affected area once you’ve successfully removed the stain. There’s a lot of cleaner that went into that process, and you’ll need to wash it out! Use cool water and a clean towel to absorb the moisture.


We hope these tips help you in the future, or now if you’re dealing with a tough stain! And remember- The Steam Team is always standing by, ready to lend you a hand!

The Most Efficient and Effective Damage Restoration in Austin, Tx

Water Damage Austin 

Water Damage Austin 

It doesn’t matter what the type of damage is, it’s always devastating to your home, your sanity, and many other facets. Floods cause water damage that spreads mold throughout your home. Mold in itself is a damage issue. Fires destroy everything and anything in their wake- we totally understand why these times are stressful, and why you might need to lean on the help and support of professionals!

 

Water/Flood Damage Restoration

 

It doesn’t have to be a flood or natural disaster (tropical storm, hurricane, etc). Sometimes all it takes is for a pipe to burst, or an appliance to go kaput, and suddenly everything is soaked and dripping! Your immediate concern is likely mold growth, as it only takes twenty four hours to begin spreading. But with The Steam Team’s help, we can dry out your home in no time- while you get busy getting back to work!

 

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration

 

The thing about fire and smoke damage is that it often involves water damage cleanup, as well. You’ll definitely want to call in the professionals in these scenarios. Our team of restoration professionals will first inspect your property for structural and smoke damage, and determine where to begin. Until we arrive, you can help out by setting up box fans, and opening windows for proper ventilation. This will help air out your home so that it’s a safer environment to work in. We’ll handle the rest!

 

The Steam Team is your leading water and fire damage restoration company in Austin, Texas, and we’re happy to help turn a disastrous situation into the clean, safe home that you remember. In the case of a fire, flood, or damage from a natural disaster, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available 24/7 to help meet your needs!

The Best Way to Clean Natural Stone in Austin TX

Best Tile Cleaning Austin

Best Tile Cleaning Austin

Whether we’re talking about natural stone countertops or natural stone flooring -- it all needs to be cleaned and properly maintained over time. Voted best tile cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

If you are having new floors installed, typically the stone is sealed upon installation – but this will only last for a few years, so you’ll need to clean them and seal them again several times over their lifespan. When it comes to cleaning, the best method to use is steam cleaning. We’re not bias, we promise, it’s efficient, effective, and you can hire a professional to get the job done for you!

 

Regular Maintenance

Like any other floors, natural stone requires a good bit of regular maintenance – sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc. With a regular cleaning routine, your daily filth won’t add up as quickly making your floor cleaner for longer periods of time.  

 

The biggest problem people can have with natural stone is that it’s porous and can absorb liquids and stains very easily. When it comes to these situations, time is key – quickly wipe up the liquid before it has time to settle.

 

How to Clean Natural Stone

Stay away from cleaners with harsh chemicals (such as acids) as they tend to have negative effects on natural stone such as scratching and wearing down the stone more than usual. While this may not be an immediate difference, the discoloration can worsen over time. Carpet and tile cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

Efficient and Effective

If your natural stone flooring has damage to it (scratches, discoloration, stains, etc.) you’ll want to hire a professional to ensure that your stone is restored and taken care of properly.

 

The Steam Team has a team of highly trained professional technicians who only use state-of-the-art equipment. Together with their experience and knowledge, we can advise you on how to best care for your flooring -- whether it’s natural stone, hardwood, tile, or carpet. Contact us today for more information!

The Dangers of Leaving Your Area Rug Untouched

The Steam Team Rug Cleaning Austin

The Steam Team Rug Cleaning Austin

When was the last time your area rug was cleaned? When was the last time it was professionally cleaned? There are definitely dangers to leaving that fine rugs untouched, and many benefits to having a professional take care of it! Let’s take a look at a few reasons as to why we should have our flooring occasionally treated by a professional steam cleaning company.

 

#1 Germs and Bacteria

 

Feeling those allergies a bit more than usual, lately? Steam cleaning is notorious for knocking out germs, bacteria, dander, allergens, you name it! A steam cleaner reaches deep within the fibers of your carpet to pull these substances and more to the surface, leaving your rug spotless and sanitized.

 

#2 Unsightly Stains

 

First impressions are everything, aren’t they? When your clients walk into your office, you want them to notice how clean and spotless your carpet is- not that stain you’ve been trying to hide underneath your chair! Steam cleaning easily removes stains- new and old. We are the number one area rug cleaning company in Austin, Texas.

 

#3 Obnoxious Odors

 

Is there a certain, peculiar odor coming from your rug? Not good, friends! This could be from an old spill or stain, or from a general lack of maintenance. Fortunately, a professional steam cleaning company such as The Steam Team can extract odors from your carpet- using nothing but high pressurized water and intense heat! Meaning, you won’t have to worry about residue, or any chemicals worsening the scent.

 

No matter how neglected or unsightly you think your area rug may be, The Steam Team is bound to have a solution. Never hesitate to contact The Steam Team for any commercial or residential cleaning service, as we’ve covered it all- from stains to spills, to treating window blinds and cleaning upholstery! The Steam Team has you covered all around, so give us a call! We have been cleaning area rugs in Austin and Round Rock for over 36 years

Area Rug Cleaning In Austin Texas

Cleaning Experts In Austin

Cleaning Experts In Austin

You’re familiar with this scenario: you hear a sharp shatter as a glass of wine tumbles to the floor. The spill splashes everywhere- the carpet, the couch, your clothes… You freeze like a deer in headlights, unsure of where to begin.

 

Don’t panic! Here’s a quick guide on spot treating carpet stains that will help you avoid common mistakes:

 

First, remove as much of the spill as possible.

 

A solid spill can be scraped with a spoon, or butter knife. Next, blot away any excess liquid with a clean white absorbent cloth or paper towel. Work from the outside edge of the stain in, dabbing carefully—and don’t scrub. Scrubbing will only work the stain deeper into the carpet fibers, which makes your job harder. Continue dabbing with several cloths or paper towels until they no longer pick up any color.  

 

We repeat: blot, don’t scrub.

 

Next, apply a store-bought or homemade cleaner.

 

The cleaning solution you use will depend on the substance involved in the spill. Pet urine, for example, requires an enzymatic cleaner (this solution can be found in pet stores). It’s a great idea to reserve a bottle for emergency situations; keep it stowed away in your pantry, or kitchen cabinet. You can easily concoct an all-purpose solution by combining 1 tsp. dish soap, ¼ tsp. white vinegar, and 4 cups warm water. Pour this solution in a spray bottle, and you’ll be all set.

 

Blot again, then dry.  

 

Repeat the first step: blot with a clean white absorbent cloth until all of the stain has been removed and is no longer bleeding onto your cloth. Rinse the area by blotting (one last time!) with cold water, careful not to over-wet the area. Lastly, lay a folded towel over the area, and set a heavy dish on top to help absorb the stain (casserole dish, baking pan, etc).

 

And remember- no stain is too tough for The Steam Team to tackle. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today- either for that stubborn carpet stain, or a professional deep-cleaning. We guarantee that you’ll be floored by our results!

  

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock Texas

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

There are two types of people when it comes to cleaning. The first type either puts it off as long as possible, and then does a surface clean before people come over, or they make sure their home is always spotless. While most of us would like to be members of group number two, let’s face it – we’re just not.

 

So when company comes over we panic for a good five minutes before starting the hurried process of shoving papers in drawers, haphazardly running the vacuum, and spaying way too much air freshener. Instead of that hassle, here are a few tricks to avoid the panic and enjoy taking people into your home.

If You Have Time, Get The Pros

 

The first trick to impressing your guests and having a clean house is to actually have a clean house. Get your floors and upholstery deep cleaned twice a year and don’t forget your grout, tile, and stone! Keeping up with routine maintenance will make quick cleans a breeze.

Get Rid Of Clutter, But Be Organized

 

If you need to get rid of clutter and get rid of it fast, don’t just shove things in drawers and hope for the best. Take an extra 10 minutes to be smart about it. Put things in the rooms where they belong, keep like products together, and throw away anything you don’t need.

Don’t Waste Time On The Non-Essentials

 

If you’re in a rush, this isn’t the time to make sure all the dust is gone from the top of the fan or start a new, in-depth project. Make sure the floors are clean and free of toys, trash, and random items, wipe down the counters, and clean up the bathroom. This will help your place look sparkling even when you don’t have time for a full clean.

Relax


Finally, make sure to relax and enjoy your guests. They’re visiting to see you, not just your home. Clean up, stay up with your home maintenance, and remember to enjoy yourself– even if you didn’t get those carpet stains removed!

Area Rug Cleaning in Austin, Texas

Area Rug Cleaning in Austin, Texas

Area Rug Cleaning in Austin, Texas

Cleaning seems simple enough, right? You choose a disinfectant, you find an old rag, and scrub your counter tops until they look less dingy. Maybe you grab the vacuum, or sludge the mop around the kitchen a bit, and then call it a day.

 

While there are a lot of right ways to clean, there are also a lot of wrong ways to do it. Because yes, just because you brought out the duster, it doesn’t mean your house is actually clean. Area rug cleaning in Austin, Tx.

You’re Using Dangerous Chemicals

 

It might seem that in order to get a deep, long lasting clean, you need to use harsh chemicals and strong cleaning supplies. While it's understandable why someone might think that using bleach or dumping other toxins in their house will help get rid of stains, not only is it unsafe for your family, it’s also unsafe for your home.

 

Fortunately, The Steam Team doesn’t use any harsh chemicals throughout our cleaning services. It’s all in the high-pressure steam! Well, and a team of well-trained professionals, of course.

You Just Clean The Surface

 

There are two ways to clean your house: deep cleaning, or surface cleaning. Too often, we clean in a frenzy moments before company arrives, and we barely scratch the surface. When cleaning, we promote a healthier environment. We can do this by ridding our homes of dust and dander, and removing old stains and odors. If you only clean the surface, your home might look beautiful on the outside, but the inside will remain dirty and unhealthy. And after all that work, is it really worth it?

You Keep Putting It Off

 

Finally, the worst way to clean your house is to not do it at all!

 

Sure, it seems like it’s not that big of a deal. What does it matter if you have a few stains or dust bunnies? But other than just appearance, not having a clean home can greatly impact its resale value, your quality of life, and the longevity of your carpet and furniture.

 

So if you can’t stand cleaning, or know it’s long past time to get your floor deep cleaned, check out The Steam Team’s services, and let us help you have the clean home of your dreams!

Pet-Proofing Your Carpet and Area Rugs

Fire Damage Austin

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!

3 Tips for Keeping Your Office Clean

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cleaning 

We all have that one coworker who never seems to clean up after themselves. Their desk is covered in misplaced papers and half-finished projects, and after lunch hour, “their spot,” at the break room table is the grossest out of everyone’s. The cleaning crew comes each night, but during your shift, it can really become unsightly! Here are a few tips for keeping your office cleaner this quarter.

 

  1. Routinely Clean Desks, Workstations, and Counter Tops

 

You’ve gotta start somewhere, so let that be the place you spend the most of your time at: your desk, your workstation, your spot at the breakroom table. Keep these areas spotless. Use Lysol or another disinfectant (hopefully they’re on hand) to clean these areas before you work/eat. Also try not to eat your lunch at your desk. This will prevent unnecessary crumbs and goop from collecting in your workspace.

 

  1. Establish a Filing and Storage System

 

Do yourself a favor and establish a system for filing and storage! It can be far more difficult to stay productive within a messy, chaotic work environment. Use file cabinets, baskets, folders, bins; there are dozens of ways to organize your projects and paperwork. Choose a day out of the week (or multiple days if needed) to routinely catch up on organization.

 

  1. Frequently Throw Away Trash

 

Lastly, never let your trash build up. Keep your trash bins tidy and empty them in the middle of the shift if needed. Also keep food wrappers and throwaways in the break room trash can. The last thing you want is for ants to find your office trash bin…


If your office is in need of a thorough, deep cleaning, contact your professional cleaning and restoration company! Professionals like us, The Steam Team, are well-equipped with the tools and expertise to help your office shine!