Top 3 Reasons to Get Smoke Out of Your Home ASAP

A fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a home! Not only do fires cause structural damage, but they also ruin your possessions and even cause water damage (from firefighters having to put out the fire!). But no matter how devastating the event may be, it’s important to get the right help and begin to remove smoke and soot from your home as soon as possible!

 

Smoke and soot are dangerous to:

 

Your Health

 

It’s definitely not safe to inhale smoke and soot! When dealing with the cleanup after a fire, be sure you’re wearing a safety mask to prevent smoke inhalation. We know you may be going through a tough crisis, but your health and safety still come first- and we’re here to remind you.

 

Your Possessions

 

Smoke is notorious for causing discoloration, especially on walls and upholstery. Some of this can be washed out, but not always! Time is precious, here; the quicker you act, the higher the chance of saving your possessions. Contact a professional cleaning and restoration company for help cleaning your furniture and other personal items! They’re your best bet for restoring everything to its original condition.

 

Your Home

 

Smoke and ash affect everything. From the flooring to the walls, to the ceilings and furnishings- everything must be cleaned after a fire. Some things won’t be able to be salvaged; this is why it’s important to act ASAP! The sooner you act, the better chance you have at restoring your personal items to their original condition!


In the case of a house fire, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team when you begin the cleanup process! We’re here to help, and we’re available 24/7 in the case of any emergency, fire-related or not. Just give us a call when you’re ready!

How to Get Rid of Dirty Carpets

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Ah, carpet flooring… it’s comfortable, cozy, and cushiony. It can be made in a multitude of different colors, textures, and designs. We can match it perfectly with our furniture. Carpet adds warmth to a bedroom or living room, and provides a cushioned landing for small children at play. But proper cleaning and maintenance keeps a homeowner quite busy! Carpet can potentially stain very easily, and requires regular attention.

 

Routine Cleaning & Stain Prevention

 

Dust, dirt, and pet hair build up at a surprisingly rapid rate. This makes frequent vacuuming imperative to maintaining carpet flooring, and even lengthening its lifespan. Hopefully your vacuum cleaner has extra attachments for reaching areas like corners, baseboards, or even between couch cushions!

 

When it comes to areas of your home with higher traffic, you may consider asking your house members and guests to remove their shoes near the front door. The soles of our shoes can track in anything from sand, to mud, grass, or small pebbles… All of which are things we could find in our carpet at a later date!

 

There is much debate surrounding the “best,” method of removing stains in carpet. When using a cleaning solution, be sure that the product you’ve chosen is designed to be used on carpet, and check to find out whether or not it should be diluted.

 

Is it Time to Deep Clean Your Carpet?

 

Over time, our carpet takes enough beating to warrant an occasional deep cleaning, and this is best done by a professional steam cleaning company! Steam cleaning uses intense water pressure and high temperatures to eradicate dirt, debris, and stains from just about any type of flooring.

 

Companies such as The Steam Team will definitely have the perfect tools for this project:  professional grade equipment, solid expertise, and dependable customer service. Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today for efficient stain removal and carpet cleaning!