Carpet Cleaning: Stains Don't Have to be Permanent

Austin Carpet Cleaning By The Steam Team

Austin Carpet Cleaning By The Steam Team

Whether it’s your home, office, or home-office that these pesky stains plague the carpet, The Steam Team is here to take care of the problem! We are the number one choice in Austin, Texas.


Thankfully, we no longer necessarily have to conceal our embarrassing carpet stains with area rugs, runners, or furniture, even! Those days are long gone. Fortunately, professionals are out there just waiting to assist you in eradicating even the deepest of carpet stains- and you’d be so pleased (surprised, even) with the results!


Steam Cleaning to Remove Stains


Why is this method preferred over other methods? Well, it’s simple. With a professional-grade steam cleaner which uses nothing but heated water and impressive pressure, dirt, dust, debris, and other nasty particles are extracted from deep within the fibers of your carpet. Not much with withstand The Steam Team’s intensity.


If you’re worried about how this method will affect your carpet still, The Steam Team will perform a spot-test on an inconspicuous area of your flooring, just to be sure. We won’t begin the process until we know everything will be safe, and that you’ll be satisfied with the results. But don’t forget- steam cleaning is entirely safe for the environment as it lacks the usage of harsh chemicals.


Odor Neutralization


Here’s some rather gross imagery for you: those odors that naturally embed into your carpet over the years? Well, every time we walk upon the carpet, they’re pushed into the air! But luckily The Steam Team can help with odor neutralization also! We use the latest technology, years of experience and expertise, and customer service that will have you calling us back for more, every time!

Struggling with stubborn carpet stains or troublesome, intrusive odors? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. The Steam Team will gladly come out to your home and help dispel these pests completely.

The 3 Easiest Ways to Clean Upholstered Furniture

Rug Cleaning Austin

Rug Cleaning Austin

Life is busy and unpredictable, and keeping your upholstered furniture spotless is probably not at the top of your priority list. Before you donate your cat’s favorite armchair or discover a wayward chip in the sofa cushions, consider these tips that make cleaning your upholstered furniture easy enough to fit in before your next Netflix marathon.

1. Vacuuming

Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum on low power. If the material has texture, such as corduroy or velvet, use left to right strokes to make sure you’re getting any dirt and dust caught in the material. Next, use the crevice attachment to vacuum under cushions and along seams. You might want to check first for any larger items, such as coins, before vacuuming. Use a can of compressed air for harder-to-reach nooks, such as button tufting. Be sure to vacuum at least once a week to best maintain the fabric. A good vacuuming might also help fade old stains!

2. Spot Cleaning

In the event of a stain, first check the furniture item’s cleaning tag. You can find this under the cushions or on the manufacturer’s website. W means it can be cleaned with water-based products, so it’s a good option for DIY. An S means use only water-free products, like a dry-cleaning solvent, but be careful, as the chemicals used in these products might be hazardous. WS or SW means that W or S may work, but run the risk of damaging the fabric (in this case, spot test in an inconspicuous area before using the product). An X means professional cleaning only. Be sure to check your warranty: a professional cleaning might be required, or you run the risk of invalidating the warranty.  

If you can use water, mix it with some dishwashing soap in a bowl until frothy. With a clean, damp cloth, blot—don’t scrub—the stain. Avoid soaking it, as too much water could damage the material. In the case of leather or vinyl upholstery, wipe with Pledge (avoid products with silicone, which may cause cracking). For grease stains, try sprinkling a bit of cornstarch or baking soda on the stain and let it sit for half an hour to absorb the oil, then vacuum and spot clean.   

3. Professional Steam Cleaning

This is your go-to option for antique furniture or stubborn stains, or if it’s required by the manufacturer’s warranty. Even if you’re able to DIY for most of the year, consider paying for a professional cleaning for periodic maintenance, to make sure your upholstered furniture is looking its best — and to give yourself a much deserved break!

The Steam Team is a professional cleaning and restoration service, with years of experience handling water and fire damage, disaster cleanup, mold, household odors, and much more. We have the expertise and professional-grade equipment to finish any job, the right way. Don’t wait—give The Steam Team a call today!