The Benefits of Cleaning - Austin, Texas

If you’re new to steam cleaning, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. What’s so special? Why is this method superior to other, more traditional methods of cleaning? Well, we’re here to hopefully answer all of your questions. Below, The Steam Team has three basic benefits to steam cleaning your home or office today. 


It’s a Clean You Can Trust


Gone are the days of leftover residue and doubts: is this truly clean? A steam cleaner cleans your home like nothing else does. It provides a certain level of clean that you can truly trust! And best of all, there won’t be any residue left behind. Nothing but a clean, smooth surface, instead. 


It’s Safe For the Environment


Secondly, steam cleaning is completely safe for the environment, and that includes your children and pets! Because steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals or cleaning products, and doesn't leave behind a residue, there’s no harm done. Steam cleaning only uses hot water, and highly pressurized steam to thoroughly clean anything from tile and grout, to window blinds. 


It Saves You Effort and Legwork


I think we all can agree that most cleaning methods are pretty rigorous; there’s either a lot of scrubbing, or mopping, or waxing involved. However, our last benefit for you is that steam cleaning saves you from all of that effort and legwork. Especially if you call in the professionals! A professional-grade steam cleaner effortlessly lifts dirt and grime from the pores of grout, and the surfaces of tile- and so much more! 


If your home or office is in need of a steam cleaning, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! We have all of the right tools, equipment, and expertise for any cleaning or restoration job! And we’re available 24/7 for emergency reconstruction, as well. So don’t wait. GIve us a call today. 


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 Tips for Keeping Your Office Clean

It’s a new season, and that means it’s time for a change. A little cleaning and rearranging of the office furniture never hurt anyone, right? It can feel renewing, stepping into a freshly cleaned office. After all, your office is an investment, so why not treat it as such? The Steam Team can help you keep your office clean this season- just follow these few simple guidelines!

 

Don’t Eat Lunch at Your Desk

 

Don’t eat lunch at your desk! Instead, head to the break room. Besides, it can feel incredibly refreshing to step away for a little while. Eating at your desk will cause grime to build up faster; you simply can’t avoid accidents, and sometimes lunch gets messy!

 

Dust on the Regular

 

...Even if you don’t feel like it. The more frequently you dust, the easier it will be each time. You simply can’t avoid it, friends! Offices collect dust rather quickly and need to be cleaned on the regular.

 

Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum

 

We’ve got to get rid of those dust mites somehow! Not to mention the crumbs around your desk from you not following guideline #1. Vacuum your office thoroughly at least once a week to keep the flooring looking fantastic.

 

Clean the Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are notorious for capturing dust, dirt, and debris. What’s worse- cleaning them is an easy chore to procrastinate because it can be so inconvenient! But with a steam cleaning machine, you won’t even need to remove the blinds from where they hang. At least, not when we do it! Call The Steam Team for all your rug cleaning.

 

Lastly, call The Steam Team for all of your high rise cleaning needs. We have over a decade of experience cleaning office buildings, homes, apartments, retail spaces, and so many more- you can definitely rely on us to get the job done quickly and effectively!

Refresh the Home this Fall with Carpet Cleaning From The Steam Team Austin Texas

carpet cleaning

carpet cleaning

Your home, office, or even home-office are places where many people come in and out! Inevitably, your carpet takes a beating and collects debris such as dirt, dust mites, allergens, and even  germs and bacteria! And sometimes, vacuuming just doesn’t cut it. So this fall, let’s try something new: steam cleaning. There are many benefits to steam cleaning that far surpass those of vacuuming and other ways of cleaning. We’re going to show you a few of them because after all, this is one of the best times of year for a thorough steam cleaning!

 

Clean and Refresh Your Home this Fall

 

The best times to steam clean your home are right before Spring, and Fall. This is when allergens begin to peak, and the changes in the weather cause us to fall under the weather! But luckily, steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria! So do it now- or you may have regrets... And we don’t want that.

 

Benefits of Steam Cleaning

 

We could spend ages talking about the benefits of steam cleaning! To start, it cleans without chemicals. There’s nothing involved in steam cleaning except for extreme heat, and pressurized water. It also doesn’t leave behind any residue that may be harmful to your children or pets. Steam cleaning cleans with ease; you’ll save a ton of back work- and of course, you’ll also save some money, as you won’t be buying any cleaning products!

 

Choose The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team, for over a decade, has been fulfilling the Austin area’s every need when it comes to steam cleaning and restoration! We want to help you clean and refresh your home this season. Not only will you be impressed with our results, but your house guests will notice a difference, too! So choose The Steam Team Carpet Cleaning today, and you won’t regret it!

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!

5 Ways to Keep Flooring Looking Fabulous in Austin, TX

Cleaning Austin, TX

Cleaning Austin, TX

Your flooring may already look fabulous to you, but who knows what’s truly lurking against the grain of those beautiful planks? Dirt and dust can hide quite inconspicuously. Not to

mention, at some point in time, a wet mop will have to make its way out of the cleaning closet (for best results, that is). Below, you’ll find five ways to care for your hardwood flooring!

 

Dust Weekly with Microfiber Cloth or Dry Mop

 

Dust seems to attack from all corners of the house: the back door, the front, foot traffic, our animals… it even cycles around beneath ceiling fans. Try dry dusting with a microfiber cloth (so that the dust sticks, and doesn’t spread!) or even better- with a dry mop!

 

Vacuum Regularly

 

We’re not talking about carpet, here. In fact, many vacuums function on hardwood floor, as they come with a setting suitable for bare floor. If you don’t have time to dry mop or dust often, we suggest finding a vacuum cleaner suitable for your hardwood. It can save time and so much energy!

 

Use a Wet Mop

 

It’s unavoidable, especially if you spot a neglected spill. Before using a wet mop, make sure you’ve prepared properly by purchasing the correct floor cleaner. Using a solution that isn’t designed for hardwood can cause damage, or at the least, smudging and obvious track marks!

 

Clean Spills Immediately

 

Rule #1 of cleaning: if it spills, it stays… until somebody comes to clean it up. To keep your hardwood flooring looking clean and pristine, tackle spills and stains right away! Don’t let them settle onto the flooring- it’ll only be more difficult to clean in the long run.

 

Call The Steam Team!

 

If properly cared for, hardwood floors can last forever. Every one to three years or so, The Steam Team can assist you in deep-cleaning your floors. Or if you’re in need of a hardwood floor refinishing, we’ve got your back! Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available around the clock!