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!


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!

After the Fire: Ridding Your Home of Odors

No matter the scale of damage after a house fire, the experience can be traumatizing and at the very least, stressful! But don’t worry; The Steam Team has your back. There’s no fire or smoke damage that we can’t handle! And when it comes to smoke damage, we know exactly how to bring back that fresh scent you’ve been missing! Below are three tips to rid your home of smoke odor after a house fire.


Properly Ventilate the Area


After a fire, your home needs a ton of fresh air! It’s highly important that you properly ventilate the affected area. How do you do this? By opening all doors and windows (keep pets from escaping by using baby gates at the entrances to your home), and place box fans all around the area. Set them to high! This will help push contaminated air out of your home.


Do Some Deep Cleaning


Unfortunately, the only way to permanently remove smoke odor is to properly clean everything. This means gathering up linens to be washed and/or dry cleaned (couch covers, blankets and sheets, clothing, etc). It also means washing your drapes, walls, and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces in your home. If the task is too heavy, call in a professional cleaning company!


Call the Steam Cleaners


A professional cleaning and restoration company can be very useful in times like these. They can get the cleaning job done in no time, without you having to lift a finger! They can also effectively remove smoke odors and restore your home to its original condition!


The Steam Team is always here to help; in fact, we’re available 24/7. So if you’ve recently endured a house fire and need assistance (and normalcy), just give us a call today! We have all of the right tools and expertise for the job.

Area Rug Cleaning: Done Right In Austin Texas

Area rugs are a great way to add personality to an otherwise bland and boring room! They also protect our carpet from foot traffic, and catch dirt and dust right in their tracks! But that’s one reason why they need to be cleaned so frequently- and thoroughly. For professional area rug cleaning, always trust in The Steam Team. We have over ten years of experience cleaning and caring for them; you won’t be disappointed in our results. But until we arrive, follow these guidelines for keeping your area rugs in tip top shape! Visit our state-of-the-art rug cleaning facility


If the Rug is Small, Shake it Out!


If your area rug is small enough, you can simply take it outside for a good old fashioned beating! This will help rid the rug of dirt, dust, and grit. It’s also a great way to take out your frustration!


Vacuum Large Area Rugs


Large area rugs must be vacuumed frequently. You’ll be surprised at how much dust, dirt, and hair your vacuum extracts from your rug.


Turn Rugs Every Year


Foot traffic can put extra stress on area rugs. Try to turn them once or twice a year to even out the wear and tear!


Brush Rugs to Rid Them of Pet Hair


Sometimes vacuuming doesn’t cut it when it comes to pet hair, and you’ll need to brush it out. This is a much more effective method.


Keep Area Rugs Out of Direct Sunlight


Sunlight does a great job at causing discoloration in our beautiful area rugs. If you can’t keep your rugs out of direct sunlight, rotate them periodically so that they at least fade evenly.

And as we mentioned before, if ever you’re in a pickle, just pick up the phone and call The Steam Team! We have everything you need to clean and care for your area rugs. Steam cleaning is quite possibly the best option for cleaning carpet and rugs; it extracts dirt and debris from those fibers like no tomorrow!