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!

 

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!

Have You Cleaned Your Drapes Lately? Austin Texas Cleaning

Cleaning Austin

Cleaning Austin

Our drapes are notorious for collecting dirt, dust, and debris over time. Occasionally they need a good ‘ol washing! When was the last time your drapes were cleaned? Can you even remember? Today we’ll go over a few ways to clean your drapes so that when it’s time, there won’t be any hassle or confusion! Read on to find out the best way to clean your drapes:

 

Vacuum and Dust on the Regular

 

This one requires removing your drapes from the window, but we promise the end result is worth it! Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove any dust and debris before tossing your drapes in the washing machine. We have 3 locations: 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas 78758, 222 West Ave. #1106 Austin, Texas 78756 and 1904 West Koenig Lane Austin, Texas 78756.  

 

Washing in the Washing Machine

 

Before starting this process, make sure you read the label on your draperies to make sure you’re following proper washing instructions. Some drapes, like sheer, silk, and wool, can’t be washed in the machine and will need to be dry cleaned. You’ll also need to pay attention to water temperature and other factors. If your drapes happen to not have an instruction label, simply drop them off at the dry cleaners!

 

Steam Cleaning Your Drapes

 

Of course, this is the method that we recommend! The Steam Team can easily and thoroughly clean your drapes without even removing them from where they hang! And it’s a very gentle, environmentally friendly process; you won’t have to worry about inhaling dust and debris, and you can put the process entirely on us! Voted best cleaning company in Austin. 

 

It’s not just carpeting that we take care of- The Steam Team is here for all of your cleaning and restoration needs, even when it comes to your drapes and window treatments! So don’t hesitate to call us for a deep cleaning, and certainly don’t stress! We’ve got this situation (and every other one) under careful control. Austin Texas rug cleaning. Call 512-451-826 for cleaning

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!

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

Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Cleaning Company In Austin

Cleaning Company In Austin

So you’ve finally bought the sofa that you and your love have been saving up for (saving for far too long, it seems). Here at The Steam Team, we trust that you’ve done your research and have a general idea of how to care for this stunning piece of furniture, but just in case, we’d like to review the basics of how to properly clean and protect your fabric. So stay tuned, and keep that sofa looking gorgeous!

 

When it comes to cleaning your furniture, there are a few things you should know to avoid: Bleach, Ammonia-Based Cleaners, etc.

 

Unfortunately the cleaning process isn’t as simple as wiping your sofa with a soapy cloth! We have to be careful with the materials that we’re using- both the solution, and the cloth.These cleaners, along with anything that isn’t specified to treat leather should all be avoided.

 

Once you’ve found the proper cleaning solution and supplies, it’s time to begin! First, vacuum your sofa thoroughly and carefully. This is to avoid dust and dirt from rubbing into the fabric as you clean and protect. Most commercial vacuum cleaners have attachments and special brushes that will do the job.

 

If you haven’t found a commercial cleaning product that you like, it is safe to use a mixture of water and white vinegar. Vinegar is a reliable cleaner, and completely safe for the environment as well! Beginning from the top, work your way down, using a dampened microfiber cloth to gently clean the surface of your sofa. Make sure to rinse the cloth whenever it’s necessary. Dry your sofa with a fresh towel, and apply your favorite leather conditioner!


For help cleaning your furniture or for any other cleaning and restoration service, contact The Steam Team! Our team of skilled professionals are always standing by, eager to help you out!