Fire Damage Tips Austin Texas

Winter is right around the corner… and as temperatures begin to drop, some of us are lighting our fireplaces already! It’s important, however, to remain educated about fire safety this season. Fire damage is definitely not something you want to deal with, so let’s follow these five safety guidelines when burning fires and heating your home this winter:

 

For space heaters:

 

Don’t Use Space Heaters (As Primary Sources of Heat)

 

Space heaters can be very dangerous and should only be used as supplementary sources of heat. And of course, they should be placed in a safe area, away from curtains, clothing items, flammable liquids, decorations, etc!

 

Use a Reliable Extension Cord

 

When it comes to the extension cord for your handy space heater, make sure it’s the adequate cord! If the extension cord is unable to handle the current, it could potentially overheat and melt. Then you’re in need of a replacement cord at best, or dealing with fire damage at worst.

 

For fireplaces:

 

Use a Fire Screen

 

Fire screens are used to shield the room from popping embers. They’re made of chain link or sometimes glass (always remember that glass can get really hot, and thus dangerous for pets and children).

 

Utilize the Proper Tools

 

Your fire will need to be poked and prodded periodically to keep it burning. Be sure you’re using the correct tools, for your own safety!

 

Clean Your Chimney

 

Lastly, it’s important to have your chimney cleaned at least once per year. Clearing it of dust, dirt, soot, and debris will help smoke flow through it easily. We service all of Central Texas. Please visit our website for service areas in Austin


Remember, accidents do happen, and we can’t do much to prevent them. So in case of your fire in your home, contact The Steam Team to help with the cleanup process. We’re experts at it, and have been doing it for over a decade now! So don’t hesitate!

Carpet Cleaning Round Rock

With the cooler weather and holidays approaching, we may be getting ready for parties and house guests to come visit! But before they arrive, it’s wise to do a little bit of house cleaning (or a lot!). So let’s discuss a few areas that need our attention the most! We want our guests to not only feel welcome in our home, but to also be dazzled at how clean everything is. And, not to brag, but when they ask how you did it, you can send them to us: The Steam Team Carpet Cleaning of Austin.

 

Bathroom Tile and Grout

 

Tile and grout are notorious for staining and discoloration. It’s porous by nature, so it absorbs spills and accidents very easily and needs to be cleaned often! When cleaning tile and grout, it’s important to remember not to use any abrasive materials as to not scratch your tile. We recommend steam cleaning tile and grout; it’s easy, saves you time and labor, and cleans effectively!

 

Living Room Carpeting

 

Remember all of those carpet stains you’ve been hiding beneath your area rugs? Well, we can help to remove them! A professional grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep within the fibers of your carpet and extract the dirt and debris lurking underneath. They’ll look sparkling clean when we’re finished.

 

Kitchen Countertops

 

Steam cleaning is great for kitchen countertops and other surfaces, whether they’re granite, marble, or other natural stone! It effortlessly removes grime and all of those sticky substances that have gone unnoticed for far too long! Rely on The Steam Team to get your kitchen ready to be shown off this season!

 

The Steam Team has been serving the city of Austin for over 4 decades now! If you’re in need of some deep cleaning as you’re getting ready for the holidays, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We can effortlessly prepare your home for house guests this holiday season!