5 Tips to Help You Spring Clean this Season

Well friends, it’s that time of year again: It’s time for spring cleaning! Let’s get excited about it, instead of bogged down! Below you’ll find five places we often neglect but need to clean! We hope our tips are helpful, and that your experience goes smoothly. Don’t forget: The Steam Team is always standing by to help you out!

 

Don’t Forget the Dusting

 

Oftentimes we get too busy and neglect to dust our shelves and surfaces. It’s no big deal; just don’t forget to do it this spring! Grab your trusty microfiber cloth and get to dusting! Don’t forget to change the cloth out frequently in order to pick up as much dust as possible.

 

Clean Your Window Blinds and Draperies

 

Did you know that window blinds and draperies often contain tons of dust and debris? This is an area that we almost always neglect; don’t make the mistake this year!

 

Beat the Old Rug

 

Every now and then those area and oriental rugs need a thorough cleaning! You can either beat it outside, the old fashioned way, vacuum your rugs, or you can call in The Steam Team to have them steam cleaned!

 

Clean Ceiling Fans

 

Another dusty area: ceiling fans! Grab that microfiber cloth again! These towels are best for collecting dust around your home!

 

Call in the Professionals

 

This one’s a little different. Here’s where we urge you to call in the professionals for a bit of help! Professional cleaning and restoration companies, like The Steam Team, are trained to help you clean your home and restore it back to its original condition!

 

The Steam Team is a team of trained professionals that has been serving the Austin community for over a decade now! You can definitely rely on us to get the job done- and get it done correctly. So if spring cleaning is bogging you down and you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t wait! Call The Steam Team!

Steam Team: What to Know About Carpet Cleaning

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When it comes to the cons of installing carpet in your home, the inevitable stains, spills, rips, and shedding are just the tip of the iceberg. What’s worse, you ask? A carpet’s shrinkage.

 

We know- before you read this blog, you had no idea that carpet could shrink, and you’re immediately frustrated that your once perfect living room floor could someday be very much so imperfect. Fortunately, we’re here to take the edge off. We’ll explain why carpet shrinkage occurs, and how you can avoid this potential-problem altogether!

 

Causes of Carpet Shrinkage

 

Carpet shrinkage has everything to do with the carpet’s moisture content. For instance, a change in ambient humidity levels, or the carpet being overly-wet during a cleaning could cause shrinkage or expansion. Naturally, outdoor carpet is even more prone to shrinking if not installed correctly.

 

Don’t worry- if your carpet was properly installed, it shouldn’t shrink or expand, but it’s still wise to know the signs. Are the seams in your carpet splitting? Is your carpet pulling itself away from the room’s perimeter?

 

Professional Care vs DIY

 

The DIY debate will always be around. It’s easy to consider cleaning your carpets yourself, with a multitude of online resources at your fingertips. But as a leading professional steam cleaning company in Austin, TX- we always encourage our customers to have their carpets professionally treated at least once a year (depending on the amount of traffic your flooring endures).


And of course, if you suspect your carpet is shrinking or you’d like to ensure your new carpet is installed properly, don’t hesitate to contact the pro’s. The Steam Team has the knowledge, experience, and equipment to make sure your project begins and ends smoothly. Give us a call today!