Your Way to a Healthier Home - Rug Cleaning

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!


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!

5 Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid



Everyone makes mistakes, even when it comes to cleaning! It’s easy to use the wrong product, scrub and not blot, wash windows on a sunny day, or make an even worse mistake- bleaching the wrong garment. Cleaning isn’t as simple as one might think, and it’s really easy to cause a hiccup on your chore day! Follow these tips from the professionals, and you’ll avoid making the most common mistakes! We are your one stop carpet stain and rug cleaning professionals


Scrubbing Stains from Carpeting


While your first instinct may be to scrub away a spill, it’s best to first dry the stain and then blot it clean. Not only will the scrubbing push the stain further into the carpet, but it also unravels carpet fibers- and that can’t be undone!


Assuming Cleaners are Disinfectants


Certainly, you can clean without a disinfectant. But what about areas in the home like sinks, toilets, door handles… you may want to pay attention to labels and make sure your solution is a true disinfectant.


Using Too Much Cleaning Solution


More is not better! Stick to what the label says. Using more cleaner is simply a waste, and you could cause residue and gunk to build up if you use too much! So use it sparingly, friends!


Using Furniture Polish Every Time You Dust


Try using a damp cloth instead of furniture polish. While furniture polish helps our shelves and surfaces look shiny, and smell fresh, it should always be used sparingly!


Washing Windows on a Sunny Day


It seems logical to wash windows on a bright day when you’re in the perfect cleaning mood! But actually, it’s best to wait for a cloudy day. The hot sun can cause streaking and make your cleaning solution evaporate more quickly! For the best prices in Austin, Texas give The Steam Team a call 512-451-8326 today.


We hope these tips have been insightful for you! Happy cleaning!

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Restoration Drying Equipment


Steam cleaning has become a popular, environmentally-friendly cleaning method. It uses only heat and water to thoroughly clean and sanitize a variety of surfaces, including flooring, countertops, drapery, furniture, even pet beds and mattresses.  


How does steam cleaning work?


Steam cleaning uses water heated past the boiling point to clean dirt, debris, and contaminants, including bacteria, mold, and allergens. 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.


Does steam cleaning require separate drying equipment?


If done right, steam cleaning does not require the additional use of drying equipment. The water is hot enough to evaporate quickly, and efficient steam-cleaning equipment vacuums up excess water as you clean. Most professional steam-cleaners have a truck-mounted system, which is the preferable choice for shorter drying times. A truck-mounted system is able to use higher pressure and hotter temperatures, and it exhausts all the air and humidity from your home, leading to faster drying times.    


Buyer—and renter—beware.


The steam cleaners that you can buy or rent yourself often do not have enough suction power to suck up the excess water during the steam cleaning process. Many of the machines for rent are much older, too. Excess water risks the development of mildew. This is particularly a concern with certain types of flooring, such as carpet, where mildew growth could occur out of sight.


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!