All About Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture is both comfortable and beautiful- an excellent addition to any family room or sitting room around the house. However, upholstered furniture varies with such a vast selection of fabrics, not every cleaning product on the market is going to target your exact furniture. That’s why we’ve prepared this blog for you- to help you care for your gorgeous upholstery so it will stay that way for as long as it can.


Preventive Tips

First and foremost, avoid placing your upholstered furniture in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can be harmful to our furniture, as it causes the fabric to fade and discolor. Avoid placing upholstery near bright, sunny windows, and rotate the cushions periodically so they wear evenly.


Regular Maintenance

We have one word for you; vacuum. Especially if you have children (and/or pets), crumbs seem to find their way into every crevice of the couch.


Spot treating stains becomes a big part of regular maintenance if there are lots of drinks and snacks around your furniture (a hard thing to avoid with kids). Similarly to spot treating stains on carpet or other fibers, you want to clean up any excess of the spill as soon as you’re able to. And, better safe than sorry, test any product you plan to use on your furniture before applying it in a visible area (just to make sure it won’t damage or discolor the fabric).


When in Doubt, Call the Professionals

The Steam Team can help by treating your upholstery with a fabric protectant! We strongly encourage our customers to contact us about how they can preserve their beautiful pieces of furniture and keep stains, pets, and traffic from damaging their appearance. Not only does our fabric protectant help to resist spills, but it also protects against that harsh sunlight we mentioned earlier- so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!


Treating Pet Odors - For Good

We love our pets. That couldn’t be closer to the truth. But we definitely aren’t fond of the odors that come along with them. Perhaps we can all agree on that. Fortunately, The Steam Team has no problem removing pet odors from your home. You just have to give us a call first! Rely on The Steam Team for any and all of your cleaning and restoration needs; you won’t regret it!

 

Until we arrive, here’s how you can treat your home for pet odors:

 

Vacuum Often

 

We know our pets track in dirt, sand, and mud from outside that needs to be vacuumed frequently. But another thing that we may not think about as often is pet hair that is tangled in our carpet fibers. This causes odor for sure! Vacuum frequently to make sure you’re collecting all of your pet’s fur and reducing the odor in your home.

 

Use the Right Cleaners

 

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the right cleaning solutions when tackling pet odor. For example, when cleaning urine spots, you should only use enzyme cleaners; cleaners that are not enzyme will essentially do nothing for you!

 

Have Carpets Professionally Cleaned

 

Occasionally, it’s wise to have your carpets professionally cleaned! A professional steam cleaning company, for instance, will have all of the correct tools, cleaners, and equipment for the job! There’s just nothing like that expert clean. So don’t hesitate; contact The Steam Team today!

 

The Steam Team is available 24/7 to help out and is happy to come out and help remove pet odor from your home. We’ll tackle urine stains both old and new, and work to clean and restore your carpets to their original condition. You can rely on us to get this job done efficiently and effectively! And you won’t be able to believe our results.

How to Keep Carpet Looking its Best

 

Imagine you’re a new homeowner with a house full of carpet, and not a clue how to take care of it. How do you keep it looking its best? Well, fortunately, The Steam Team can help with this! We’re a team of trained professionals who specialize in keeping carpet looking clean and pristine! So go ahead; give us a call this spring and we’ll come out and restore your carpet to its original condition! But in the meantime, here are 3 ways to help your carpet look its best.

 

Vacuum Frequently

 

It can’t be avoided or put off, friends! Your carpet needs to be vacuumed at least twice weekly. Not only does this help to extract dirt and debris from the fibers of your carpet (which actually work to break down your carpet fibers) but it also keeps the carpet from becoming matted down. It keeps it looking like new!

 

Utilize Area Rugs

 

To cut down on foot traffic on your carpet, or even to conceal an unsightly stain, you can utilize area rugs! Area rugs make great decorative additions to our home, but they also help to protect our carpet. Too much foot traffic and it wears down quicker! So have a great time shopping for your new living room area rug!

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

Lastly, it’s always wise to call in a professional steam cleaning company from time to time. We can extract debris from your carpet that you vacuum cleaner doesn’t even touch. We can also get rid of tough carpet stains, whether they’re on your carpet or on your area rugs. We can restore your flooring to its original condition!


If your carpet is in need of a professional cleaning this season, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! Our team will be out on site in no time, and we won’t leave until your carpet is sparkling clean! For great water damage service in Bonita Spring Florida click here. 

Spring Cleaning for Your Home and Business

Ah, it’s that time of year again; it’s time for spring cleaning! Whether you’re cleaning out your home or office, The Steam Team is here to help! That’s right; we don’t just clean homes, we clean high rise buildings as well. So let’s delve into what we should be cleaning this springtime! Here are three “hot spots,” that we’ll make sure we tackle this time around!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are our first hot spot. Springtime is the perfect time to clean your air ducts. Did you know that air ducts are notorious for capturing dirt, dust, dander, and other grime? They certainly are! This can cause irritation to those with allergies. So if you or any member of your household has allergies, you might want to start here!

 

Desks and Surfaces

 

Let’s move onto desks and surfaces in your home, or office! Germs and bacteria love to hang out on kitchen counter tops, and desks get messy from lunch disasters and general neglect (you know you can’t deny it!). But fortunately, a professional grade steam cleaner will eradicate those germs and bacteria, leaving your surfaces looking better than ever.

 

Carpeting and Flooring

 

SInce we like to work from top to bottom, carpeting and flooring come in last. A professional grade steam cleaner effortlessly lifts dirt and grime from deep within the fibers of carpet. It also cleans tile and grout, extracting grime from the pores of grout and brightening up tile! Natural stone flooring is no problem- nor is hardwood (if you need a refinishing).


The Steam Team knows what’s best! Trust in us for your cleaning and restoration needs and you won’t regret it! Again, whether the need is in your home, or your workplace, we’ve got your back! Just give us a call today, or log online to view our services

How to Care for Area and Area Rugs

Ah, our area and oriental rugs… sometimes we use them to cover those gross, unsightly stains, and sometimes they’re family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. Either way, they look lovely in our homes, and they need to be deep cleaned occasionally. But how do you clean your rugs? Well, let’s take a stab at answering that question today!

 

Cleaning Area and Oriental Rugs

 

Here’s how the process works when you call The Steam Team to take care of your area or oriental rug! First, we use our expert knowledge to inspect your textiles. Just by looking at the fibers and dyes involved in your carpets, we can tell which cleaning type we need to use. Then, using a pile lifter and vacuum, we’ll remove soil and dirt from the fibers of the rugs. Finally, we’ll perform a final inspection to make sure we’ve thoroughly cleaned your rugs! We won’t leave until they look brand new.

 

You Can Trust The Steam Team

 

Through a process that we’ve been practicing for over a decade now, The Steam Team can remove dirt, dust, allergens, debris, and stains from your area and oriental rugs! Just think about it: these substances cling to the carpet fibers in our rugs. Our children play on them, our pets nap on them, and we walk on them all day long (which, grossly pushes clouds of dust into the air!). It’s important to keep your area and oriental rugs clean- for the sake of cleanliness, and for your health! But don’t worry- The Steam Team is always here to help!

 

You can rely on The Steam Team to properly clean your area and oriental rugs! For over a decade now, we’ve been cleaning rugs in the Austin area. And don’t worry; we know exactly what we’re doing, and have the perfect tools for the job (they’ll be gentle and safe for your precious rugs)!

Is Steam Cleaning Safe for Your Family?

So you’re getting ready for some heavy duty cleaning, and wondering which method you should use! The Steam Team always strongly encourages steam cleaning, as it’s completely safe for your family, and the environment! Let’s take a glance at the many benefits of steam cleaning so that you can make an informed decision about which method you should use this time around!

 

What is Steam Cleaning?

 

Steam cleaning, or hot water extraction, uses absolutely nothing but hot water and high water pressure to extract grime from many types of flooring and surfaces alike. It doesn’t use any chemicals at all! That’s what makes it so safe for your family.

 

Why Choose Steam Cleaning?

 

Steam cleaning is cost efficient. You won’t be spending money on chemicals or household cleaners! You won’t even need ‘em! We know- it’s a huge relief.

 

Steam cleaning is a versatile method of cleaning. It can clean anything from natural stone flooring, carpeting, tile and grout, and even counter top and draperies! Forget that scrub brush and mop and bucket; all you need is a good ‘ol steam cleaning machine!

 

The professionals can do it all for you. How convenient is that? You can save both time and energy by hiring a professional cleaning and restoration company to help you out. Just make sure you’re choosing wisely; sometimes it’s better to hire a professional than to rent a machine. A professional steam cleaning company will have the perfect equipment for the job.


The Steam Team is ready and willing to help clean your house today! Go online to view our cleaning and restoration services, and then give us a call! We’re available 24/7 for anything you might need, from cleaning up the house, to restoring your home after a disaster. Whatever it is, we’re here for you!

Cleaning And Preparing Your Flooring

Adopting a pet is a monumental decision -- they take a lot of our time and attention, cause messes around the house, and unfortunately damage things unintentionally. No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, chances are you’re going to get really familiar with cleaning and caring for it really quick as this new member of your family grows. We’re here to help! Voted best carpet cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

Start Simple: Sweeping

 

To start, you’ll be doing more sweeping than you’re used to. Tile and hardwood floors will need to be swept weekly, or multiple times a week depending on how much your pet sheds. Even if they don’t shed, just having their four furry paws running around the home moves the dust and other dirt around the floors. A broom with a dusting attachment may work better to grab hold of pet fur and dander.

 

Don’t forget to vacuum your carpets, either. Anything that you can see on your hardwoods or tile flooring is going into your carpet fibers and staying there until you come around to vacuum!

 

Now, Let’s Talk Stains

 

Dirt and mud are going to be the two most common outside factors you’ll be dealing with inside. As soon as any moisture touches dirt outside, it turns to mud and our furry friends step in it, get it stuck to them, and then proceed to track it all around the house. The best way to handle mud initially is to let it try before trying to vacuuming up any dirt that you can see. However, over time, the smaller dirt particles left behind are going to build up in your carpet and will eventually need a stronger suction to remove them (like steam cleaning) before causing stains.

 

For urine and feces stains and/or odors, the best way to take care of these is to blot up any additional feces or urine so as to not let it soak into the carpet. In dire cases, it’s best to call in the professionals.

 

A good steam cleaning will do your carpet wonders, and a professional steam cleaning company will use nothing but hot water, and high water pressure. It’s an easy, environmentally friendly way to rid your home of these nasty stains and odors. The Steam Team of Austin was voted best carpet cleaning company

5 Reasons to Clean Your Area Rugs By The Steam Team Austin

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home cleaning

Steam cleaning, in the long run, is the most simple, cost-effective, and helpful option for cleaning your home. Once we explain how and why this is, you’ll definitely understand! That’s why we’ve laid out five reasons as to why you should steam clean your home today! Go on, keep reading…

 

A New Level of Clean

 

Remember all of those times you cleaned the kitchen, only to have it feel dirty? Sometimes a mop and broom just aren’t enough. When it comes to steam cleaning, however, you’ll know your home is clean- that pressurized water and high heat make it difficult for anything to stand in its way!

 

Kills Dust Mites, Germs, & Bacteria

 

Using nothing but hot water and high water pressure, steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria. It also destroys dust mites that are hidden in the carpet, and in all of those nooks and crannies you’ve been neglecting! It even works on upholstery and fabric furniture!

 

Eases Allergies by Eradicating Allergens

 

Steam cleaning helps to rid your home of allergens, so if you or someone in your household has allergies, they’ll be feeling grateful after a good old fashioned steam cleaning.

 

Cleans Without the Use of Chemicals

 

Hot water, and high pressure. That’s it, friends! Expect there to be absolutely no residue left behind, and no evidence of chemicals.

 

Saves Money on Cleaning Supplies

 

Since a steam cleaning machine does the job without the use of chemicals, you won’t need to buy (or mix) any cleaning solutions! This will save you tons of money in the long run if you just keep at it!

 

So you see, we (The Steam Team) truly believe that steam cleaning is the way to go when it comes to cleaning your home! For a deep cleaning that you can trust, call The Steam Team today- you won’t regret it.

How to Keep Your Carpet From Shrinking Over Time Austin Texas

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Carpet Cleaning

Similar to when your pants exit the dryer a little tighter than they were before, your carpet can actually shrink over time! And of course, since it’s difficult to reverse the shrinkage, this is definitely something you want to avoid. How does it happen, might you ask? Well, we’ll cover both the causes of carpet shrinking and how to avoid it entirely! Here at the The Steam Team, we want to help you stay informed, so that your carpet stays in great condition over time!

 

What Causes Carpet to Shrink?

 

There are multiple reasons to why carpet may shrink over time! For example, carpet can shrink if there’s excess water on it for too long of a time (this usually happens when soaking carpet to remove stains)! We know you want to really make sure that stain comes out, but be careful about how much moisture you use, and how you dry the carpet afterward.

 

An inexperienced cleaning crew can also smudge their project. While cleaning, if the water is too hot, it may cause the carpet fibers to shrink- it’s a very common mistake! But rest assured The Steam Team would never endanger your carpets!

 

These are all common causes of carpet shrinking; now let’s see how we can prevent these occurrences and keep our carpet in it’s normal condition!

 

Avoid Carpet Shrinkage

 

Honestly, the best way to keep your carpet from shrinking over time is to have it cleaned by a professional steam cleaning company, who really knows what they’re doing. The Steam Team is a team of experienced professionals who knows exactly what it takes to thoroughly clean your carpet- and leave it dry, pristine, and luxurious.

 

Rely on us, and you won’t regret it. We’ll protect your carpet from shrinkage, and leave it looking and feeling fantastic, too! Austin Texas carpet cleaning experts. 

Cleaning & Restoring the Outdoor Patio with Concrete Staining

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It’s mid-winter; we’re covering plants, igniting our fireplaces, and hunkering down beneath blankets and throws. In our sleep, we can’t help but dream of sun shining days, clear skies, blossoming flowers- and of course- we dream of admiring it all from our picturesque patios.

 

Spring will be here before we know it. As you’re preparing your home for the change in season, consider extending your efforts to the patio- (where the porch swing awaits, ready for daydreamy visits). A concrete staining is a simple, yet effective way of revamping an old stain job, or changing the atmosphere altogether.

 

It’s Cost Efficient

 

Often times, the cost of remodeling, repairing, etc is the most daunting part of beginning a project, but concrete staining is more cost-efficient than most people understand. That’s why we encourage homeowners to have their concrete floors professionally cleaned, and then stained- instead of having them replaced altogether!

 

It Makes a Difference!

 

Flooring has a major influence in a room’s aesthetic appeal, and this is no less true outdoors, on the patio. Staining the concrete is a relatively simple way to alter the atmosphere on your patio- you can change the color, shade, or even brightness and tint!

 

It’s Not Permanent

 

Concrete staining is not permanent; it’s relatively easy to reverse its effect by layering the flooring with a different shade. A professional cleaning and restoration company can easily do this for you!


With years of experience tackling a wide array of projects, The Steam Team is  your number one choice for cleaning and restoration in Austin, Texas! Our team of experts have over a decade of knowledge and experience, and with the help of our industrial-strength equipment, can complete any project around your home or office! From concrete staining, to tile and grout cleaning, to air duct and upholstery sanitizing, The Steam Team can do it all!