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!

Extending the Lifespan of Your Furniture

You love your leather furniture. It’s completely revamped the look of your living room; even house guests have said so! So naturally, you want it to last its longest. Well, fortunately for you, The Steam Team has the answers. Here’s how you can help your leather furniture last as long as possible!

 

Dust and Vacuum

 

Like anything, it’s important to regularly care for leather furniture- not just when you’re spring cleaning. Your leather furniture will need to be dusted frequently to prevent buildup and discoloration. And you’ll also want to vacuum out those nooks and crannies whenever you have your handy vacuum attachment out! Doing so will keep it in tip top shape, which will help it to last longer.

 

Condition Regularly

 

Just like our skin, leather furniture needs frequent conditioning. Conditioning your leather furniture will keep it from drying out and/or cracking. Make sure you’re using the correct product, or hire a professional to perform this task. You definitely don’t want anything to go awry when conditioning your furniture!

 

Call in the Professionals

 

Occasionally, give the professionals a call. Your leather furniture can be steam cleaned. And don’t worry; The Steam Team uses so little moisture on your furniture that it won’t be harmed. We can definitely help keep your leather cleaned and conditioned, thus elongating its lifespan.


The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who excel in cleaning and restoration! We’ve been serving the city of Austin, TX for over a decade now, and we’re not stopping! So if you live in the area and your furniture needs a little bit of TLC from the pro’s, we’ve got it! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today. We’ll be out in a jiffy to help care for your furniture- and maybe more than that, too!

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!

 

Spot Treating Advice from The Experts

Are you having trouble removing that tough stain? Are you tired of hiding it beneath the rug, or the ottoman? Worry no more. Trust in the professionals, like The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a team of trained professionals who are experts at removing stains, and keep carpet clean, clean, clean. Here are a few spot treating tips that we have to offer; hopefully they help!

 

Always Test Your Cleaning Solution

 

Before you begin to remove the stain, it’s wise to test your cleaning solution, first! Just in case. Isn’t it always better to be safe, rather than sorry? Use the cleaning agent in an inconspicuous area first, to make sure that no discoloration occurs.

 

Blot, Don’t Rub

 

Whenever you’re treating a stain, always blot the stain instead of rubbing it. Rubbing the stain may cause it to spread, or more deeply embed itself into your precious carpet! You certainly don’t want that to happen. So blot gently over and over, until the entire stain has been removed.

 

Call in the Professionals

 

If the stain is just too tough, it’s always best to call in a professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team. The Steam Team specializes in keep carpets as clean as possible, and restoring homes to their original condition. We can come out, inspect your stained carpeting, and begin to remove it right away. A professional-grade steam cleaner uses nothing but hot water and high water pressure to remove stains from deep within the fibers of carpet! It’s a simple, effortless process.

 

Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today, especially if you’re battling a tough stain! We have everything we need for the job, including over a decade of experience, expertise, and the professional-grade equipment needed for a thorough cleaning. So give us a call, and you won’t regret it!

 

How to Protect Your Carpet From Everyday Wear and Tear

Wear and tear on and damage to our carpet is inevitable. We simply can’t help but wear it down over time! But it’s okay, because we can definitely do things to prevent wear and tear and keep our carpet in great condition! Just follow these simple guidelines and you’ll be well on your way to preventing messes, stains, and wear and tear.

 

Place Floor Mats at Entrances

 

It helps tremendously to place floor mats at the entrances to your home! You wouldn’t believe how much dirt becomes attached to our shoes while we’re out walking out and about- or, maybe you would believe it. If you have a doormat at the entrance to your home, the dirt that gets caught on the mat won’t even have the opportunity to reach your carpet! It’s simple, yet brilliant.

 

Remove Shoes at the Door

 

Much like the “doormat technique,” as we’re going to call it, designating an area by the door for shoes also prevents dirt and mud from touching your carpet! You can find a basket, or construct a shelf to hold your family’s shoes. Then maybe you should clean out the basket on occasion… you know, to remove all that dirt that’s not messing up your carpet!

 

Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned

 

And lastly, occasionally we have to bite the bullet and surrender control to the professional carpet cleaners, like The Steam Team! A professional cleaning and restoration company can come out and restore your carpet to its original condition- that’s how effective they are. Consider hiring the professionals on occasion to keep your carpet looking clean and pristine.


Did you know that The Steam Team has been serving the Austin community for well over a decade, now? It’s fact! And we’d be absolutely thrilled to come out and help you clean up your carpet! Give us a call today, or go online to view our services!

Steam Cleaning and Drying: We Cover the Basics

One of the questions we get asked most often is about drying time after steam cleaning. Since it’s more than a one-sentence answer, we figured we’d address some of those drying concerns you might have.

 

So, first and foremost; how does steam cleaning work?

Using only heat and water to thoroughly clean and sanitize a variety of surfaces, steam cleaning has become a popular, environmentally-friendly cleaning method. A floor wand shoots pressurized water onto the surface which is then immediately vacuumed into a holding tank. The high temperature of the water is what cleans and sanitizes at the same time. Also, by using only water, no additional chemicals are required to achieve a thorough and effective cleaning.

 

Now, let’s get to the drying part- after steam cleaning. Let’s say you steam clean your carpet floors, how does it dry? And how long does it take to dry?

 

Here’s the kicker: our answer only pertains to professional services as any machine you can rent or buy is going to work differently than the equipment we use. So, if done right, steam cleaning should not require the additional use of drying equipment. As a professional steam cleaner, we have a truck-mounted system (which is the preferable choice as it leads to shorter drying times). With a truck-mounted system, it is able to use higher pressure and suction leaving behind minimal humidity and moisture in your home surfaces or flooring. We caution homeowners against most at-home steam cleaners on the market just because it’s difficult to know what is left behind.


The Steam Team has a team of highly trained and equipped technicians who are knowledgeable in a variety of cleaning and restoration services. Contact us today to discuss your next steam cleaning project, we’re excited to work with you!

Moving? 3 Tips to Clean Our Your Old Home and Get Ready for the New!

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming experience for everyone involved! There are so many things you have to do, like cleaning out the entire kitchen, everything in those old closets, and you even have to worry about the attic! But don’t worry; we’re here to simplify the process for you. Here are three areas you should focus on when cleaning out your old home, and getting ready for the new!

 

Cleaning Out Appliances

 

Stainless steel appliances tend to have steaks on their surface. But steam can easily remove these streaks- without the use of chemicals. There will be no residue left behind on the stainless steel!

 

Cleaning Out the Bathroom

 

The bathroom is a great place to start when cleaning out your old home; it won’t be visited as frequently as, for example, the living room. The main areas of importance in the bathroom are going to be the shower- especially if it’s tiled, the sink area, and the flooring. A professional-grade steam cleaner can easily extract grime from the tile and grout in your shower, as well as on the floor!

 

Carpeting and Flooring

 

The carpeting and flooring of your old home deserve your ultimate tender loving care. A steam cleaner, using nothing but hot water and high water pressure, can extract dirt, dust, debris, and other nasty, unwanted substances from deep within your carpet fibers. You can also use a steam cleaner on marble and natural stone flooring, or tile.

 

The Steam Team has well over a decade of experience cleaning and restoring homes to their original, pristine condition. When you set out to clean out your old home, consider contacting The Steam Team; we’re available 24/7, and can take care of anything, from a dirty bathroom floor, to hardwood floor that needs refinishing. Don’t hesitate; give us a call today!

Tips for Basic Rug Care at 512-451-8326

The Steam Team rug cleaning 

The Steam Team rug cleaning 

Area and Oriental rugs make great decorative pieces in our homes, and with a little TLC, we can keep them looking great and even increase their longevity! Below you’ll find a few basic cleaning and care tips for area and oriental rugs, and we’re certain you’ll find them helpful! Happy cleaning!

 

Rug Cleaning

 

As long as your rug is small enough to pick up, you can start by beating it clean. That’s right- this is a great way to take out your frustrations! Shake your rug outside first, and then hang it on a clothesline for a good beating. Afterward, bring it back inside to finish cleaning it by vacuuming.

 

When it comes to washing your rugs, first make sure the rug is “machine washable.” Check the label on your rug for instructions such as these. Also check for the appropriate temperature to avoid damaging the fibers of your rugs! After shaking your rug outside, toss it in the washing machine with all settings corresponding to the washing instructions, and you’re good to go!

 

When vacuuming your rug, use the gentle setting and start from the center, working your way outward. Lift the fringe to vacuum beneath, and viola!

 

Be gentle with the fringe of your area rugs. Check the labels for care instructions, and contact a professional cleaning service for help caring for them. You can definitely rely on The Steam Team to properly care and preserve your rugs- just give us a call!

 

Call in The Steam Team at 512-451-8326

 

Sometimes it’s best to call in the professionals. When you call The Steam Team, your rug won’t be finished cleaning until our technicians have given it a thorough inspection. You can count on us to get the job done safely and correctly!

The Top 3 Benefits of Area Rug Cleaning Austin Texas

Rug Cleaning Experts Austin, Texas

Rug Cleaning Experts Austin, Texas

Many homeowners these days are wondering which method they should choose when they set out to deep clean their area rugs! Dry cleaning, shampooing, or steam cleaning, or something else entirely? Of course, those of us at The Steam Team always encourage homeowners to steam clean their rugs, but let’s look at a few reasons why, just in case you need some convincing. Below are 3 great reasons for steam cleaning your rugs!

 

Steam Cleaning Offers a “Clean,” You Can Have Confidence In

 

Remember all those times you’ve vacuumed your area rugs, only to notice the traces of dust, fur, and other unsightly things that were left behind? Well, finally, you’ll be able to trust that your rug is 100% clean. It’ll feel ah-mazing. Steam cleaning extracts it all, and leaves so little moisture that it dries remarkably quickly. No moisture, no mold!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs, Bacteria, and More!

 

It’s true! Steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria- with only heat, and intense water pressure! And if you or anyone in your home has allergies, you’ll be relieved to know that it also knocks out allergens and pet dander. You’ll breathe easier, as it even increases indoor air quality.

 

You Don’t Have to DIY

 

For once, you can sit back, put your feet up, and relax when you call The Steam Team to come out and take care of your area rugs. Our years of expert training and knowledge, combined with our state of the art, professional-grade equipment are no match for what lies in the fibers of your rugs. Using nothing but steam and a bit of moisture, our carpet cleaners can extract dirt, dust, debris, and anything else from deep within your flooring. You won’t have to do a thing! Just give us a call!

What You Need to Know About cleaning Hardwood Flooring Austin

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Floor Cleaning 

Beautiful hardwood flooring isn’t wanted only for its gorgeous wood grain, but also it’s incredible longevity. Even if you want carpet for a period of time, lay some carpet over it and when you want your hardwoods back – simply remove it! Refinish and ta-da, it’s like new floors all over again! But, before you get started taking on a big project like refinishing hardwood floors, there are some things you should know.  Voted best cleaning company in Austin Texas

 

Types of Finish

There are multiple types of finish you can use to refinish your flooring. You’ll want to research the different kinds for a bit before choosing one – which will ultimately depend on the look you want to achieve with your flooring. Three types of finish are; varnish (matte-glossy finish), polyurethane (plastic-ish finish), and penetrating sealer (natural looking finish). Visit 1904 West Koenig Lane Austin Texas 78756.

 

Lifespan

If treated properly and taken care of, a hardwood floor can last over 100 years – that means you’re only refinishing your flooring 10 times! However, that also means that it’s not something you’ll become highly experienced at over 100 years if you’re only doing it 10 times, so it may be worth hiring a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly.

 

Avoid Oil

For the future, if you’re cleaning your wood floor avoid oil-based cleaners and waxes. When it comes to refinishing your hardwood, you can’t refinish anything that has been treated with an oil-based product. Call 512-451-8326 today!

 

When to Hire a Professional

Although it may seem more cost-effective to try and do this yourself, it’s not an easy project and you wouldn’t want to damage your floors. If you hire a professional you’ll be guaranteeing that the job is done correctly and you know your floors will look new for many years to come! Our professional technicians here at The Steam Team are highly experiences and use state-of-the-art equipment to get the job done. Serving Austin Texas and Round Rock Texas. 

 

How To Keep Your Area Rug Looking Brand New

Austin Area Rug Specialist

Austin Area Rug Specialist

Area Rugs aren't cheap (and for good reason, too) but if you want to keep those rugs looking like they were just delivered, you’ll have to learn some area rug maintenance. Luckily, the maintenance is actually pretty simple and doesn’t require much time at all – you just have to remember to keep up with it. Best Rug Cleaning In Austin, Texas. 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758

 

Tip #1: Avoid Sunlight

When considering the placement of your new area rugs; it’s highly recommended to stay away from direct sunlight (unless you’ve specifically picked a special rug that can withstand a heavy amount of sun). Direct sunlight will drastically fade the new and bright color of your fabric over time, making the lifespan of your beautiful new furniture exceptionally shorter.

 

Tip #2: Fluffing & Rotating the area rugs

For everyday wear, you’ll need to fluff your cushions regularly. By regularly, we mean at least 3-4 times throughout the week. While you’re fluffing your area rugs, consider rotating them to a different spot or even just turning them over. Fluffing and rotating your rugs will ensure that not one area is worn more than the others and will keep your furniture consistently looking fresh!

 

Tip #3: Break Out the Vacuum

When you break out the vacuum to give your floors a once-over, spend the extra ten minutes and run it over your area rugs. This will collect any and all dust that has accumulated and settled into your cushions. If you think about how much dust your other furniture collects on the surface (that you can see), translate that over to your area rugs – it collects the same amount of dust just inside the rug -- AH! Austin Texas!

 

For spot treating and stains, we recommend to always call a professional to come steam clean your area rug for you. Chemicals will shorten the lifespan of your beautiful furniture and could end up causing further problems rather than helping. We’re sure you bought that beautiful sofa to be in your home a long, long time so we want to help you to keep it in tip-top condition! 512-451-8326

 

The Best Way to Clean Natural Stone in Austin TX

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Best Tile Cleaning Austin

Whether we’re talking about natural stone countertops or natural stone flooring -- it all needs to be cleaned and properly maintained over time. Voted best tile cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

If you are having new floors installed, typically the stone is sealed upon installation – but this will only last for a few years, so you’ll need to clean them and seal them again several times over their lifespan. When it comes to cleaning, the best method to use is steam cleaning. We’re not bias, we promise, it’s efficient, effective, and you can hire a professional to get the job done for you!

 

Regular Maintenance

Like any other floors, natural stone requires a good bit of regular maintenance – sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc. With a regular cleaning routine, your daily filth won’t add up as quickly making your floor cleaner for longer periods of time.  

 

The biggest problem people can have with natural stone is that it’s porous and can absorb liquids and stains very easily. When it comes to these situations, time is key – quickly wipe up the liquid before it has time to settle.

 

How to Clean Natural Stone

Stay away from cleaners with harsh chemicals (such as acids) as they tend to have negative effects on natural stone such as scratching and wearing down the stone more than usual. While this may not be an immediate difference, the discoloration can worsen over time. Carpet and tile cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

Efficient and Effective

If your natural stone flooring has damage to it (scratches, discoloration, stains, etc.) you’ll want to hire a professional to ensure that your stone is restored and taken care of properly.

 

The Steam Team has a team of highly trained professional technicians who only use state-of-the-art equipment. Together with their experience and knowledge, we can advise you on how to best care for your flooring -- whether it’s natural stone, hardwood, tile, or carpet. Contact us today for more information!

The Dangers of Leaving Your Area Rug Untouched

The Steam Team Rug Cleaning Austin

The Steam Team Rug Cleaning Austin

When was the last time your area rug was cleaned? When was the last time it was professionally cleaned? There are definitely dangers to leaving that fine rugs untouched, and many benefits to having a professional take care of it! Let’s take a look at a few reasons as to why we should have our flooring occasionally treated by a professional steam cleaning company.

 

#1 Germs and Bacteria

 

Feeling those allergies a bit more than usual, lately? Steam cleaning is notorious for knocking out germs, bacteria, dander, allergens, you name it! A steam cleaner reaches deep within the fibers of your carpet to pull these substances and more to the surface, leaving your rug spotless and sanitized.

 

#2 Unsightly Stains

 

First impressions are everything, aren’t they? When your clients walk into your office, you want them to notice how clean and spotless your carpet is- not that stain you’ve been trying to hide underneath your chair! Steam cleaning easily removes stains- new and old. We are the number one area rug cleaning company in Austin, Texas.

 

#3 Obnoxious Odors

 

Is there a certain, peculiar odor coming from your rug? Not good, friends! This could be from an old spill or stain, or from a general lack of maintenance. Fortunately, a professional steam cleaning company such as The Steam Team can extract odors from your carpet- using nothing but high pressurized water and intense heat! Meaning, you won’t have to worry about residue, or any chemicals worsening the scent.

 

No matter how neglected or unsightly you think your area rug may be, The Steam Team is bound to have a solution. Never hesitate to contact The Steam Team for any commercial or residential cleaning service, as we’ve covered it all- from stains to spills, to treating window blinds and cleaning upholstery! The Steam Team has you covered all around, so give us a call! We have been cleaning area rugs in Austin and Round Rock for over 36 years

The Steam Team Expertly Cleans And Sanitizes Your Rugs

Rug Cleaning Professionals Austin

Rug Cleaning Professionals Austin

Even though Texas didn’t have a very great shot at winter this year, it’s officially Springtime! The pollen is pouring in, and I’m sure many homeowners in the Austin area have already felt its effects, and wish it would stop tracking into their homes. Beyond pollen and other pesky allergens, we have the “regular,” irritants to worry about: dirt, mud, grime, and stains that embed themselves deep into our once-immaculate carpet. But certainly, don’t stress out this spring. Let The Steam Team come out and help you; we can have your home looking (and feeling) good as new in no time!

 

What Makes Steam Cleaning Superior to Other Methods

 

We all know the troubles of dry dusting; while this is an essential part of routinely cleaning your floors, it seems that dusters simply move dust and dirt around the house instead of actually eliminating it. Sweeping, as well, can have this same effect. That’s why we always recommend steam cleaning for your home or office space.

 

A steam cleaner uses fierce water pressure and high temperatures to eradicate all of the aforementioned materials from your carpet, tile, grout, upholstery, draperies- you name it! If it’s dirty, a steam cleaner can take care of it.

 

Not only do steam cleaners clean on an expert level, but they also sanitize. Harmful germs and bacteria are no match for the intensity of a professional-grade steam cleaning team. And as an added bonus, you won’t have to worry about residue staying behind- steam cleaning is 100% safe for you, your family and pets, and the environment!


Contact The Steam Team today to have your home expertly cleaned and sanitized- you will not be disappointed with our results, because we won’t stop until everything is clean and pristine! Call 512-451-8326 today!

A Cleaning Method Using Eco-Friendly Products

Rug Cleaning In Austin, Tx

Rug Cleaning In Austin, Tx

Consumers today are more aware of the potential environmental impact of the products and services they use. As a result, steam cleaning has become an increasingly popular method of cleaning thanks to its eco-friendliness. Using only water and heat, it is able to clean and sanitize most things, from carpet, vinyl, and tile flooring to drapery and furniture.

 

How is steam cleaning eco-friendly?

 

  • Only water is used for a thorough, efficient cleaning—without any harsh chemicals. Steam cleaning uses water heated past the boiling point to clean dirt and debris, as well as bacteria, mold, and other allergens. The high temperature of the water does double-duty, cleaning and sanitizing. No additional chemicals need to be added to the water to achieve a thorough and effective cleaning.

  • No drying equipment. Drying equipment draws a lot of power. But the water used in steam cleaning is hot enough to evaporate quickly, leading to shorter drying times. Also, a good steam cleaner vacuums up excess moisture from the surface as you clean, immediately sucking it into a holding tank. Most professional steam-cleaners have a truck-mounted system which is even more efficient at removing excess water than a home unit.

  • Less water usage. Because a steam cleaner uses steam instead of water, it doesn’t require a lot of water to do the job. More specifically, it uses “dry” steam vapor, which is a high-temperature, low-moisture vapor containing only 5-6% water. This vapor system can produce thousands of gallons of dry steam from only 1.5 quarts of water—per hour! Beware products claiming to be steam cleaners that do not use the vapor system. Their water usage will be much higher.       


The Steam Team proudly offers a wide variety of cleaning and restoration services. From stain removal and carpet cleaning to fire and water damage restoration, The Steam Team has what it takes to complete any project! Contact us today to talk about your cleaning needs. Our team of experts would be pleased to assist you!