Maintaining Your Appliances to Avoid Leaking

Did you know that appliance leaks can potentially lead to major water damage? It’s true! Especially if left unchecked, a leaky appliance can cost you time, effort, sanity, and money. But don’t let your appliances send you into a tornado of stress; instead, rely on The Steam Team. We’re a team of trained experts who have been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re perfectly equipped to help you out!


Regularly Inspect Your Appliances


Any appliance that holds or filters water should be inspected on the regular. This is so that if the appliance is leaking, you catch it right away. If it’s not leaking, then you’re in the clear! Just remember that water damage can result in the growth and spreading of mold, a very dangerous substance that worsens allergies and causes headaches all around!


Call in the Professionals Immediately


If you have a leaky appliance, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals. This may not be a job you can DIY, and it needs to be addressed immediately. The Steam Team offers services for the following appliances: sink or dishwasher, refrigerator or ice maker, AC Unit, water heater, and washing machine. If it’s leaking, we can definitely offer our cleaning and restoration services to get you back up and running! And don’t forget: we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you out!


The Steam Team’s Experience


We brag all the time about how much experience The Steam Team has under their belts! The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade and isn’t stopping any time soon! So you should feel perfectly comfortable relying on us for cleaning up after your leaky pipes or appliances, and restoring them to their original condition! Simply give us a call today and we’ll be out in no time!



Are You Suffering From Flood Damage?

Restoration

Restoration

With the heavy, heavy rains our city has experienced over the last few months and the devastating weather that surrounding areas have experienced, it’s extremely important that homeowners know what they should and should not do after a flood.

 

Do: Contact Your Insurance Company

 

First things first: contact your insurance company to figure out exactly what they cover. Remember to be straightforward about the incident so that there isn’t any confusion down the line. Then, call us! The Steam Team will immediately come out and help you through the cleanup and water extraction process.

 

Don’t: Try to Clean Up Immediately

 

We know how tempting it can be to get back in your home and try to clean up the entire mess, but it can be dangerous and even detrimental to your health. Before you start to dive in and clean up, talk to your insurance company and a professional restoration company first.

 

Do: Keep An Eye Out for Mold Spores

 

To protect  yourself against mold spores, be sure to purchase masks from your local pharmacy or department store. Wear them as you begin the process of cleaning up. If you spot any items that have already been affected by mold spores, take them outside immediately. This is where you’ll need to clean them, to prevent the mold from spreading indoors.

 

Don’t: Feel Overwhelmed

 

It takes time. Extracting the water alone is time consuming and a very careful process. If too much water is pumped out too quickly, you risk causing your walls to collapse from the pressure. To keep this from happening, only two to three feet of water are pumped out at a time. So remember to be patient, and let the professionals do what they do best.

 

We’re always here to help, no matter the time of day. Give us a call if you’re in need of water damage restoration, or even just a routine steam cleaning for your furniture!

 

Cleaning Up After Smoke and Fire Damage Austin Texas

Fire Damage

Fire Damage

Fires are devastating all around; this is only one reason as to why the professionals should come help with the cleanup! After the firefighters leave, this potentially dangerous process begins, and there are a few things you should be aware of when dealing with a crisis like this. Of course the fire was the main danger, but what’s left behind can be detrimental to the safety of your home, and those who live in it. Visit our office at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Tx 78758 for tips on repairing your home or business. 

 

Here’s what you should do right after the firefighters leave:

 

Call the Professionals Immediately

 

This is no DIY task; the professionals need to be called out to your home immediately after a fire. They’ll know what to do, and they’ll have the correct tools and equipment for the job. DON’T hesitate- call a cleaning and restoration company ASAP (like The Steam Team).

 

Call the Insurance Company

 

The insurance company needs to come out and evaluate the area, make estimates, and speak with you.

 

Follow Safety Guidelines

 

Be safe out there! Wear a dust respirator (safety mask) to protect yourself against dust, smoke, and other dangerous substances in the air. Smoke will immediately begin to settle onto furniture and surfaces, so you’ll want to be safe and protected while surveying the area.

 

Ventilate the Area

 

Box fans are great for this. Open windows and set box fans facing outward, so that they blow smoke and contaminated air out the windows!

 

Rely on The Steam Team


For over a decade, The Steam Team has been helping homeowners take back their homes after fire and smoke damage. We know exactly what to do, and we have the equipment for it, too! We’re available around the clock, and we’ll get the job done in a timely, efficient manner. Don’t panic- just give us a call!