We've Found the Solution to Pet Odor

If you have pets in your home, you may be quite familiar with the odor that comes along with them! It can be difficult to remove, especially if it’s a urine odor that’s soaked deep into the padding of your carpet. But fortunately for you, The Steam Team can help out! That’s right; we’ve found the solution to pet odor, and would love to help you out!


The Steam Team Process


The Steam Team uses a brilliant cleaning process and top-notch equipment in your home! Believe it or not, most pet odor issues can be solved through our normal cleaning process! Steam cleaning is great for your carpet; it uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove not only urine particles, but dust, dirt, and dander too!


Other Tips to Consider


Here are some other tips to consider: When cleaning urine stains at home, it’s important to remember to use an enzymatic cleaner. It’s the only thing that will properly remove the urine from your carpet! It’s also important to clean up the accident as soon as you spot it; this will give you a much better chance of remedying the situation!  


When You’re Ready…


...call in the professionals, AKA, The Steam Team! You’ll know when your ready. You can only tolerate that odor for so long! Call in the The Steam Team and you won’t regret it. Our cleaning process will thoroughly remove urine stains and pet odors from your carpet, and your furniture too!


The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals in cleaning and restoration. We’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and don’t worry; we’re not stopping any time soon! So if you need help removing pet odor in your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

How To Start Your Carpet Cleaning Project Today

So you’re getting ready for some spring cleaning and you’re not sure which method to go with! That’s okay; we, The Steam Team, are here to help! If you’re finally ready to start steam cleaning today, here’s how: contact your local professional cleaning and restoration company, like us! We’ll come out to your home, perform an inspection, and get to cleaning and restoring! Your home will look clean and pristine when we’re done with it! And, just in case you’re feeling curious, here are a few great benefits to steam cleaning!


It Cleans Without Chemicals


Steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals! Isn’t that exciting? Not only will you save money on cleaning products if you choose this method, but you also don’t have to worry about any harmful residue being left behind! Your children and pets will be completely safe with this method.


It’s a Versatile Method of Cleaning


You can steam clean almost anything. Tile and grout? You betcha. Natural stone flooring and countertops? No problem! You can even steam clean your window blinds and draperies. Steam cleaning is one of the most versatile methods of cleaning; that’s why we love it so much!


It Helps During Allergy Season


Are you feeling those Austin allergies? We don’t doubt that; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But if you have your home steam cleaned, especially dusty areas like window blinds, draperies, and air ducts, you can count on having an easier time this allergy season.


The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who will treat your home with care and caution. You can rely on us to get the job done correctly the first time, without any mistakes. You’ll be amazed with our results, and we hope you keep coming back! Don’t forget: we’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re not stopping anytime soon!



Moving Day: Who Cleans?

Imagine it’s moving day and you’re preparing to leave your past home to enter a new chapter in your life! Let’s talk about it all: cleaning before you move, before you settle into your new home, and areas in your home that you should really focus on! And remember, The Steam Team is always here to guide you through this process. Don’t let it stress you out!


Cleaning Before You Move


Cleaning before you move can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming! But we encourage you not to let it get to you! The Steam Team is always standing by, waiting to help out. And we excel in this area! We know how to restore your home to its original condition using one method: steam cleaning!


Main Areas to Zone in On


When you’re cleaning, focus on areas like bathroom and kitchen tile and grout, your carpet (we recommend having it steam cleaned to make sure that it’s truly clean and properly sanitized), and your ceiling fans and window blinds! These areas often get neglected when cleaning time comes around, so make sure you’re tackling that dust!


Cleaning Before You Settle


Before you settle into your new home, it’s likely that you want to properly clean it. Sure, it looks brand new but you never know how much dust is lurking in the carpet, or on the window blinds! Take some time to really deep clean your home before you settle in; you won’t regret it.


For professional assistance, don’t feel hesitant to contact The Steam Team! We’re a professional cleaning and restoration company that’s been serving the city of Austin, TX for over a decade now! We don’t plan on stopping any time soon, so give us a call today! We’ll help you clean before and after you move.

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!


The Best Ways to Maintain Your Area Rugs

Do you have area rugs in your home? If so, you know the struggle it can be do keep them clean and presentable, and to help them last long! Friends, we’re here to tell you that it isn’t impossible. Below, we have the best tips for caring for and maintaining your area rugs. Just keep reading, and happy cleaning!


Vacuum Your Rugs on the Regular


Let’s start with the basics. It’s important to vacuum your rugs regularly! Think of how frequently you have to sweep and mop your hardwood or stone flooring; those carpets are just as messy. Vacuuming will help keep your rugs in pristine condition, and it will also keep the carpet fibers from becoming matted down and unsightly!


Blot Stains With a Clean Cloth


If you’ve ever spilled something onto your area rugs, you know how difficult stains can be to remove! But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Always blot the wet area with a clean, white cloth. Change out the cloth to make sure it’s always absorbing the liquid. Don’t rub the stain, as this can cause it to spread! Just keep blotting and using your handy dandy household cleaner (one that’s meant for area rugs) until the stain has been removed.


Call in The Steam Team


Finally, we recommend having your area rugs steam cleaned! A professional-grade steam cleaning machine can effectively rid your area rugs of stains (even the older, set in stains). The machine reaches deep within the carpet fibers in your rugs and extracts dirt, dander, dust, and other allergens- and of course, those pesky stains.


Give The Steam Team a call today for help caring for your area rugs! We’ll make sure we treat them with care, and that they look clean and pristine when we’re through with them. So don’t delay; put your trust in The Steam Team today!

All About Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture is both comfortable and beautiful- an excellent addition to any family room or sitting room around the house. However, upholstered furniture varies with such a vast selection of fabrics, not every cleaning product on the market is going to target your exact furniture. That’s why we’ve prepared this blog for you- to help you care for your gorgeous upholstery so it will stay that way for as long as it can.


Preventive Tips

First and foremost, avoid placing your upholstered furniture in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can be harmful to our furniture, as it causes the fabric to fade and discolor. Avoid placing upholstery near bright, sunny windows, and rotate the cushions periodically so they wear evenly.


Regular Maintenance

We have one word for you; vacuum. Especially if you have children (and/or pets), crumbs seem to find their way into every crevice of the couch.


Spot treating stains becomes a big part of regular maintenance if there are lots of drinks and snacks around your furniture (a hard thing to avoid with kids). Similarly to spot treating stains on carpet or other fibers, you want to clean up any excess of the spill as soon as you’re able to. And, better safe than sorry, test any product you plan to use on your furniture before applying it in a visible area (just to make sure it won’t damage or discolor the fabric).


When in Doubt, Call the Professionals

The Steam Team can help by treating your upholstery with a fabric protectant! We strongly encourage our customers to contact us about how they can preserve their beautiful pieces of furniture and keep stains, pets, and traffic from damaging their appearance. Not only does our fabric protectant help to resist spills, but it also protects against that harsh sunlight we mentioned earlier- so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!


5 Unique Benefits of CarpetCleaning

Are you ready to start spring cleaning? This year, as you clean your home, consider steam cleaning. It has several advantages over other methods of cleaning, and here are just a few! We always recommend steam cleaning, especially when it comes to deep cleaning. So let’s take a dive right into how exactly steam cleaning can help us out this season!


Takes Out Allergens


If you’ve had trouble with your allergies lately, fear no more! Steam cleaning does wonders for removing allergens from our home like dust, and pet dander. You can literally breathe easier knowing that your home has been freshly steam cleaned.


Cleans Without Chemicals


You read that right! Steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals. We just use high water pressure and intense heat to do our job! This also saves you money on cleaning supplies, if you’re renting a machine instead of hiring a professional!


Removes Stains and Unsightly Spots


If you have any old stains on your flooring, whether it be carpet or tile and grout, The Steam Team can definitely help you out. Tough stains are no issue for our high-powered equipment.


Eradicates Pesky Pet Odors


Do you have pets? Then you definitely know that they come along with a specific scent, or odor. It can be tough to remove, even with regular cleaning! But with steam cleaning, those pesky odors disappear completely.


Is Completely Safe for the Environment


Because steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of chemicals, it’s completely safe for the environment. Your pets, your children, your loved ones, everyone will be completely safe! There won’t even be any residue left behind.


This year, put your trust in The Steam Team! We can come out in a jiffy (we’re available 24/7), inspect your home, and get to work! Our team of experts will clean your house diligently and thoroughly.






Combating Allergies? Try Rug Cleaning

Are you battling Austin allergies this season? We know sometimes it seems like you just can’t get rid of them. It’s completely understandable! Austin is the allergy capital of the world! And fortunately, there are some things we can do around our homes to help those allergies ease right up! Let’s take a glance at a few areas to check this season, and let The Steam Team help you spruce them up!


Window Blinds


Dust, dust, and more dust! That’s the downfall of window blinds; they collect dust so easily! But dust is an allergen that we can conquer. It’s time to call in The Steam Team; we can clean your window blinds from where they hang! Steam cleaning is an effortless cleaning process that uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove allergens from your home like dust, dander, and pollen!


Ceiling Fans


Ceiling fans are also known for collecting dust, and once there’s enough dust on the blades all the fan does is circulate it! Can you imagine what that circulation does to your allergies? Definitely not anything that is good for you. So grab your microfiber cloths and wipe away all of those allergens! Once you’re finished, you’ll be so impressed with the results!


Mattresses


Finally, your mattress! It needs your attention. We don’t think about the amount of time we spend in close quarters with all of the allergens that are lurking in our mattresses. But it’s true, mattresses hold in dust, dirt, sweat, dander, and odors that we really don’t want around. So let’s deep clean the mattress by having it steam cleaned by The Steam Team! Steam cleaning is great for mattresses as it helps to remove old stains and odors, as well as allergens!


Let’s steam clean away all of these allergens this season! Give The Steam Team carpet cleaners a shout if your home could use some TLC! We’d love to come help out!


Puppy Training? Beat the Pet Odor Before it Happens!

Believe it or not, there’s a way to beat pet odor before it occurs! Yes, we know it’s no easy feat. But it can be done. Follow these simple guidelines when you’re house training your new puppy, and as always, feel free to rely on The Steam Team! We love helping our customers out!

 

Take the Puppy Outside Often

 

Start off on the right foot. Be sure you’re taking your new puppy outside as often as your schedule allows. Puppies can only hold their bladder for short amounts of time! You can avoid a lot of accidents by bringing your puppy outside every two hours, and increasing those hours as the puppy grows.

 

Use the Correct Cleaner

 

When you’re cleaning urine spots, you definitely want to make sure you’re using the correct cleaning solution. Be sure that it’s an enzymatic cleaner; these are the only cleaners that will work at that pesky urine scent! And of course, perform a spot test before spraying a large area of carpet or upholstery- just in case.

 

Call Us For Stains, Spots, and Odors

 

Finally, every once in a while, call in the professionals for a deep cleaning! The Steam Team is your leading carpet cleaner in Austin, TX; we’d love to come out and help your home return to its original, fresh condition! There’s just no clean left behind like that of a steam cleaner. You’ll be floored by our results!

 

Remember friends, the plight of pet odor is not unresolvable! As long as you’re properly potty training your new puppy, handling accidents in the correct manner, and considering relying on the professionals to help you out, you’re on the right track to beating pet odor before it happens! Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone today and give us a call! We’ll be out in a jiffy, and you’ll be so thankful you made that call!

 

How Long Has it Been Since You've Cleaned Your Area Rug?

When was the last time your area rug(s) received a deep cleaning? When was the last time they received a slow, steady vacuuming? Can’t remember? Then it might be time to give The Steam Team a call! Not only do we specialize in restoration projects but also in cleaning- cleaning just about anything. And that includes your area rugs! Here’s what we’ll do:

 

Area Rug Inspection

 

No matter what kind of area rugs exist inside your home, The Steam Team knows how to take care of them. Our trained professionals are familiar with the fibers and dyes that go into your beautiful textiles. We’ll start there. By inspecting your rugs and figuring out exactly what they need, we’ll be able to proceed with the cleaning process.

 

The Cleaning Process

 

To start, we’ll use a pile lifter and vacuum to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Do you know just how dangerous dirt particles are for your area rugs, and carpeting, for that matter? Dust and soil can actually cut the individual carpet fibers, reducing the lifespan of your beautiful area rug! But don’t worry; The Steam Team will get it all cleaned up right away!

 

Rinse and Dry

 

Finally, we’ll rinse and dry your rug. We’ll thoroughly rinse away all contaminants and cleaning solutions. And The Steam Team would never leave your home without ensuring that your carpeting is perfectly dry. With steam cleaning, so little moisture is used, anyway! After your rug is rinsed clean and dried, we’ll be well on our way.

 

The Steam Team knows the value of your area rugs, and will do all that we can to protect them. You can definitely trust us with these fine pieces of carpeting; we know exactly what we’re doing. Remember, we’ve been at this for over a decade! So if your area rug is due for a deep cleaning, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today!

 

Keep Your Carpet Looking Clean and Pristine

If your home experiences a ton of foot traffic (do you have children, pets?), then you probably are very familiar with the plight of keeping carpet looking clean and pristine. Luckily, The Steam Team is here to step in and lend you a hand. So without further ado, here are three basic rules to keeping your carpet in tip top shape!

 

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

 

Try finding a large basket or shoe organizer for everyone’s shoes! Then ask all family members and guests to remove their shoes at the front door. Our shoes carry so much dirt and mud in from the outside; not allowing them to touch the carpet does wonders for keeping it clean!

 

Learn the Tricks to Stain Removal

 

Next, learn a few tricks to stuff up your sleeve. You never know when you might need them. Accidents happen all of the time, and there are few things we can do to prevent them! Make sure your cleaning supplies cabinet is always stocked and ready! And remember: never rub a stain, only blot!

 

Vacuum Frequently

 

Vacuuming is the best, most simple thing you can do keep your carpet in good condition. Not only does it pick up dirt, dust, dander, pet hair and other unsightly things, but it also keeps your carpet from becoming matted down. In other words, vacuuming keeps your carpet clean, and looking like new!

 

Of course, there are several things you can do to keep your carpet in pristine condition. Another great idea is to call in the professionals every once in a while! Your carpet will occasionally need a deep cleaning, and who’s better for the job than The Steam Team? The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who specialize in not only carpet maintenance and cleaning, but also a wide array of cleaning and restoration projects! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

 

The Best Way to Care for Your Area Rug

Here at The Steam Team rug cleaning, we’re all about giving your carpeting the proper care and treatment! Even when it comes to area and oriental rugs. Today we’re going to talk about the best way to care for your area rugs and help them last even longer! Here are three things you can do to care for your area rugs!

 

Vacuum Often

 

Vacuuming isn’t something we take lightly when it comes to caring for area rugs! It has to be done, friends. Vacuum at least twice weekly, depending on the amount of foot traffic your rugs receive, in order to keep them in tip top shape! Once you get into the swing of things, it actually becomes quite easy!

 

Spot Treat Stains

 

When it comes to removing stains from your area rugs, treat them just like you would your carpet! Lean on your trusty carpet cleaner, or even consider calling in a professional carpet cleaning company. Companies like The Steam Team have plenty of experience with area rugs, and would love to help you out!

 

Call in the Pro’s

 

When the going gets tough and you can’t make it to your area rugs, The Steam Team understands. Sometimes, you just need the help of a professional- someone who really knows what they’re doing and have been at it for years! It’s not that we doubt your abilities; it’s that we know The Steam Team can handle anything when it comes to your area rugs.

 

If you live in the Austin area, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! We’ve been serving the community of Austin for over a decade now, and we’re not stopping any time soon! We have plenty of experience under our belts with a wide variety of cleaning and restoration projects. So whatever you need, just give us a call!


 

Spring Cleaning for Your Home and Business

Ah, it’s that time of year again; it’s time for spring cleaning! Whether you’re cleaning out your home or office, The Steam Team is here to help! That’s right; we don’t just clean homes, we clean high rise buildings as well. So let’s delve into what we should be cleaning this springtime! Here are three “hot spots,” that we’ll make sure we tackle this time around!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are our first hot spot. Springtime is the perfect time to clean your air ducts. Did you know that air ducts are notorious for capturing dirt, dust, dander, and other grime? They certainly are! This can cause irritation to those with allergies. So if you or any member of your household has allergies, you might want to start here!

 

Desks and Surfaces

 

Let’s move onto desks and surfaces in your home, or office! Germs and bacteria love to hang out on kitchen counter tops, and desks get messy from lunch disasters and general neglect (you know you can’t deny it!). But fortunately, a professional grade steam cleaner will eradicate those germs and bacteria, leaving your surfaces looking better than ever.

 

Carpeting and Flooring

 

SInce we like to work from top to bottom, carpeting and flooring come in last. A professional grade steam cleaner effortlessly lifts dirt and grime from deep within the fibers of carpet. It also cleans tile and grout, extracting grime from the pores of grout and brightening up tile! Natural stone flooring is no problem- nor is hardwood (if you need a refinishing).


The Steam Team knows what’s best! Trust in us for your cleaning and restoration needs and you won’t regret it! Again, whether the need is in your home, or your workplace, we’ve got your back! Just give us a call today, or log online to view our services

How Can You Know What Cleaning Products Are Harmful?

These days, it can be somewhat difficult to know if the products you use to clean are actually safe for you and the loved ones in your home. In fact, according to a study by The Environmental Working Group, 53 percent of cleaning products contain lung-harming ingredients. So the question is, what can you do to identify which products are safe to use?

 

Look Out For These Toxic Chemicals

 

If any of your cleaning products contain the following chemicals, you might want to think twice about using them:

 

Phthalates -- These can be found in many fragranced household products like air fresheners, dish soap, and even in toilet paper! If the product says “fragrance”, it likely contains phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors.

 

Perchloroethylene or “PERC” -- This is a neurotoxin, and possible carcinogen that can be found in most carpet and upholstery cleaners.

 

Triclosan -- Another possible carcinogen that can be found in most dishwashing detergent and hand soap labeled “antibacterial”.

 

Ammonia -- This is a very powerful irritant that has been known to cause chronic bronchitis and asthma after prolonged inhalation. Unfortunately, ammonia can be found in most polishing agents and glass cleaners.

 

DIY Alternatives

 

Luckily for you, there are safer ways to keep your home clean. We’ll list a few for you here:

 

For carpet cleaning; mix 3 cups water, ¾ cup vegetable-based liquid soap, and 10 drops peppermint essential oil. Then rub the foam into the carpet with a damp sponge, let the spot dry, and then vacuum!

 

Instead of regular laundry soap, you can try “soap nuts”. They’re made from the dried fruit of the Chinese soapberry tree. They’re available online and in some natural grocery stores. They come in a cotton sack that goes into the washing machine with the clothes.

 

Rather than using furniture polish, try a microfiber cloth. You can even use a little olive oil as a polishing agent.


Keep in mind, in this article we have only listed a few of the cleaning products that may contain toxic chemicals, as well as only a few healthier alternatives. For a more in-depth idea of what’s in your cleaning products, call a professional from The Steam Team and feel free to ask!

How Carpet Padding Benefits Your Carpet Over Its Lifetime

For homeowners, carpet is an investment. We want our carpet to last as long as possible. Luckily, there are many things we can do to help elongate its lifespan! In addition to generally keeping it clean and taken care of, you can also install carpet padding! Carpet padding has a number of benefits to our flooring; let’s take a look at what it has to offer!

 

Carpet padding…

 

Lengthens Carpet’s Lifespan

 

Our feet do a ton of damage to carpet; we just don’t think about it! But carpet padding absorbs the impact made by foot traffic, and preserves the carpet’s backing and binding. So yes, fortunately, installing carpet padding does protect and lengthen your carpet’s lifespan!

 

Provides Extra Cushion for Our Feet

 

If you’ve never walked on carpet without padding before, you’re lucky! It can feel like walking on the bare concrete foundation! That’s definitely not comfortable. Luckily, carpet padding adds that extra cushioning that our sensitive feet need as we walk around our home. Once you’ve installed carpet padding, you’re undoubtedly notice the difference!

 

Holds Area and Oriental Rugs in Place

 

Area and Oriental rugs make fantastic fashion pieces for our home, but they’re notorious for slipping and sliding around! Finally, with carpet padding, we can hold them in place. This actually makes life at home much safer, as you’ll alleviate the risk of falling and sustaining an injury!

 

So all in all, carpet padding elongates the lifespan of carpet, makes carpet more comfortable to walk on, and keeps our rugs in place. The Steam Team would say that carpet padding is worth every penny!


You can rely on The Steam Team for all of your carpeting needs! We have over ten years of experience under our belts; we’d be happy to help you with your flooring! So whether you’re in need of carpet padding, or a deep cleaning, or expert stain removal, The Steam Team has your back! Just give us a call and we’ll be out soon!

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!

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!

4 Tips for Professional Cleaning in Austin

Fortunately our flooring throughout our homes lasts for years and years to come, but unfortunately this makes stains (over time) inevitable. You’re probably familiar with this scenario: shattering as a glass of wine tumbles to the floor. The spill splashes everywhere- the carpet, the couch, your clothes… Don’t panic! We’ve got just the tips for you.

 

Don’t Leave Anything Behind

 

The biggest problem homeowners face when they’re dealing with stains is the amount of residue left behind from the initial incident. The best way to avoid lasting stains or anything permanent, is to ensure that nothing is left behind after the spill. If you’re dealing with a solid mess, you can easily pick it up with any utensil, paper towel, bag, or even cloth and then blot away anything that may be remaining.

 

Do NOT Scrub

 

So often we see stains that have been scrubbed further into carpet fibers or grout because of how they were handled initially. It’s extremely important that you never scrub spills or messes because it will only push them further into the flooring -- always, always, always blot away any excess!

 

Use Homemade Cleaner

 

Be sure to use a cleaner that will work with the mess you’re dealing with. Homemade cleaners aren’t always going to do the trick, especially for stains like pet urine. However, a generally good solution to use for most spills or messes is made by combining 1 tsp. dish soap, ¼ tsp. white vinegar, and 4 cups warm water.

 

Call The Professionals

 

No stain is too tough for The Steam Team to tackle. As a professional cleaning and restoration company, The Steam Team is highly trained, knowledgeable, and equipped to take care of spills and stains just like these. When it comes to the toughest ones, we’ve been known to get them right out.

 

So, when it comes to your carpets or any other flooring, don’t hesitate to give us a call today- either for that stubborn stain, or a professional deep-cleaning. We guarantee that you’ll be floored by our results!

  

Carpet Cleaning Your Way to a Healthier Home Round Rock Texas

We all know how difficult it can be to stay healthy this time of year, when temperatures are lowering and our noses start to sniffle! How do you keep your home clean and free of germs this year? By steam cleaning, of course! We’ll point out five areas in the home that can be steam cleaned- and will help your family stay healthy and away from the sniffles! Round Rock Carpet Cleaning is one call away. 

 

Steam Cleaning in the Bathroom

 

The bathroom is the place that likely needs the majority of your attention, as it’s used by every family member in the house. The Steam Team will clean every nook and cranny until the space looks brand new (and healthy).

 

A Germ-Free Kitchen

 

That grimey kitchen comes next! In addition to killing germs and bacteria, a steam cleaning machine can lift tough stains, even stains that have been there for some time.

 

Thoroughly Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

 

Imagine little hands running over a snotty nose and… all over your living room furniture. Yuck! Talk about catching a cold! Luckily a steam cleaning machine can thoroughly clean upholstered and fabric furniture until it’s sparkling clean!

 

Carpet and Rug Cleaning

 

Our carpets and rugs carry germs and bacteria, too. Luckily, that’s our speciality. The Steam Team will use high pressurized water and intense heat to lift dirt, dust, bacteria, germs, dander, and more from deep within the fibers of your carpets!

 

Window Blinds and Ceiling Fans

 

Have a case of the sneezes? Maybe there’s too much dust clinging to your window blinds and ceiling fans. Fortunately for you, a professional steam cleaning company (like The Steam Team) can thoroughly clean these areas without removing anything. It’s easy peasy!

 

The Steam Team has been in business for over a decade now, working on a wide variety of cleaning and restoration jobs. We have plenty of expertise in hot water extraction, and genuinely enjoy what we do! Give us a call today to clean your way to a healthier home! We also cleaning tile and carpet in Cedar Park Texas