Keeping your home in tip-top shape is no easy task, especially if you’re cleaning it all on your own without the help of professionals. But that might cause you to overlook some parts of your home that are still very important to keep clean. Here’s a reminder of areas of your home that still need cleaning, but are often overlooked.
Cleaning and dusting every surface in your home is essential for your health, since it ensures that you’re breathing clean air. But are you making sure to also clean the source of that air? Dirty air vents can affect your everyday health, and unfortunately most people don’t clean them as often as they should. Next time you wonder why your cabinets are so dusty, check the vents.
Make sure not to skip your curtains or drapes when giving your house a deep clean. Dust, dirt, pollen and even mold can accumulate on drapes left unchecked. Many drapes can’t be cleaned in the washing machine, and require special attention. So be sure you know what kind of clean your drapes need.
Under and behind many appliances might just be the dirtiest places in your home. Many people never clean these areas at all! Dirt, dust, grime and food can build up in these areas, and you can’t avoid cleaning them forever! If you don’t want to pull out that refrigerator or washing machine and clean all around it, call The Steam Team and let us do it!
Baseboards are often never cleaned, even though cleaning them doesn’t take too much time or effort. They can easily collect dust and dirt over time. Cleaning them can be done with just a damp cloth or a wipe.
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If these areas are too difficult or too inconvenient for you to clean, keep in mind that The Steam Team technicians can do it all! So stop letting these areas of your home get dirtier by the day, give us a call. Visit The Steam Team website for more information.
Imagine it’s moving day and you’re preparing to leave your past home to enter a new chapter in your life! Let’s talk about it all: cleaning before you move, before you settle into your new home, and areas in your home that you should really focus on! And remember, The Steam Team is always here to guide you through this process. Don’t let it stress you out!
Cleaning Before You Move
Cleaning before you move can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming! But we encourage you not to let it get to you! The Steam Team is always standing by, waiting to help out. And we excel in this area! We know how to restore your home to its original condition using one method: steam cleaning!
Main Areas to Zone in On
When you’re cleaning, focus on areas like bathroom and kitchen tile and grout, your carpet (we recommend having it steam cleaned to make sure that it’s truly clean and properly sanitized), and your ceiling fans and window blinds! These areas often get neglected when cleaning time comes around, so make sure you’re tackling that dust!
Cleaning Before You Settle
Before you settle into your new home, it’s likely that you want to properly clean it. Sure, it looks brand new but you never know how much dust is lurking in the carpet, or on the window blinds! Take some time to really deep clean your home before you settle in; you won’t regret it.
For professional assistance, don’t feel hesitant to contact The Steam Team! We’re a professional cleaning and restoration company that’s been serving the city of Austin, TX for over a decade now! We don’t plan on stopping any time soon, so give us a call today! We’ll help you clean before and after you move.
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.
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.
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!
It’s easy to spill a plate of food or topple a glass of wine! And when these spills and stains happen on your carpeting, well, it can be easy to get frustrated. But don’t fret; any stain you can’t remove can be handled by The Steam Team- your leading carpet cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! So let’s take a quick look at how we can further our efforts in keeping carpet clean and pristine!
Place Area Rugs Around Your Home
First, place area rugs where your carpet receives the most foot traffic. Placing area rugs around your home will help collect the dust and dirt that we track in on our feet. They also add a personal touch to any space! So you can decorate your living room and keep the carpet clean, all with area rugs.
Remove Shoes at the Door
Our next piece of advice is to simply remove your shoes at the entrance to your home! This way, the dirt doesn’t even have a chance to land on your carpeting. Since most of the dust and dirt that enters our home comes in with us on our shoes and feet, this will majorly cut down on how much dirties up your carpeting.
Wipe Your Pets’ Paws
Fido tracks in a lot of dirt, sand, and dust, as well! And unfortunately, mud isn’t out of the question. So let’s battle dirt and mud by wiping our pets’ paws as they come in from “doing their business!” It can help keep you, your carpet, and your furniture clean.
The Steam Team has plenty of experience when it comes to keeping your flooring clean and looking brand new! From carpeting, to hardwood, to marble and other natural stone, we’ve got you covered. Don’t hesitate to call us out and help take care of your flooring today!
You know the dangers of mold, and you know how quickly it can spread! So why hesitate when you discover a mold issue in or around your home? As soon as you discover mold growing in your home, contact The Steam Team! We’ll be out in a jiffy to remedy the situation right away. What do we do, exactly? Well, there are 7 steps to our mold remediation process in Horseshoe Bay. We’ll walk you through them. If you live in Marble Falls and need mold remediation call us today.
Mold Damage Examination
We’ll start by examining the area. The Steam Team has the latest, greatest technology to help us examine water damage and detect mold in your home! We won’t miss a thing. We have been doing Mold and water damage in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay for almost 40 years.
Water Extraction and Drying
Then we’ll move onto drying out the affected area. This includes using commercial-grade dehumidifiers and advanced moisture meters. It sounds complicated, but don’t worry; we’ve got it! Marble Falls water damage and drying experts.
Containment of Affected Area
Next, the affected area must be contained. We’ll seal it off so that everyone’s protected from the mold. We can even stop the spread of mold using negative air pressure. Sounds cool, right? Horseshoe Bay water damage 24 hour service.
Disposal of Affected Materials
Next, we remove all materials affected by the mold. Unfortunately, we can’t hold onto them.
Air Condition Treatment and HVAC
Your HVAC system will be completely evaluated at this point. We’ll check it for mold growth and make sure it’s functioning properly!
Then we’ll move onto disinfecting your home or office. Everything will be cleaned. You’ll love this step of the process!
Mold Damage Repair and Restoration
Remember, no matter how great the project may be, The Steam Team has the capabilities to handle it! You can rely on us to remedy any moldy situation you may encounter.
Like we mentioned before, The Steam Team always has your back! As soon as you detect a mold issue in your house, give us a call. We can be at your house in Horseshoe Bay or Marble Falls in less then an hour.
Believe it or not, there’s a way to beat pet odor before it occurs! Yes, we know it’s no easy feat. But it can be done. Follow these simple guidelines when you’re house training your new puppy, and as always, feel free to rely on The Steam Team! We love helping our customers out!
Take the Puppy Outside Often
Start off on the right foot. Be sure you’re taking your new puppy outside as often as your schedule allows. Puppies can only hold their bladder for short amounts of time! You can avoid a lot of accidents by bringing your puppy outside every two hours, and increasing those hours as the puppy grows.
Use the Correct Cleaner
When you’re cleaning urine spots, you definitely want to make sure you’re using the correct cleaning solution. Be sure that it’s an enzymatic cleaner; these are the only cleaners that will work at that pesky urine scent! And of course, perform a spot test before spraying a large area of carpet or upholstery- just in case.
Call Us For Stains, Spots, and Odors
Finally, every once in a while, call in the professionals for a deep cleaning! The Steam Team is your leading carpet cleaner in Austin, TX; we’d love to come out and help your home return to its original, fresh condition! There’s just no clean left behind like that of a steam cleaner. You’ll be floored by our results!
Remember friends, the plight of pet odor is not unresolvable! As long as you’re properly potty training your new puppy, handling accidents in the correct manner, and considering relying on the professionals to help you out, you’re on the right track to beating pet odor before it happens! Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone today and give us a call! We’ll be out in a jiffy, and you’ll be so thankful you made that call!
Do you live in a high rise building, or work in one? We can help you keep it clean and pristine- with ease! Check out these five areas we can effortlessly clean with a steam cleaner! Your high rise is absolutely no problem for us!
If you have ceiling fans in your high rise, you know they need to be cleaned, but they’re often neglected. Ceiling fans trap copious amounts of dust. And the worst part is that while the fan is running, you can’t really see the dust! So do us a favor: stop your fan, and let us dust and steam clean it! It’ll look brand new!
Window Treatments and Blinds
The Steam Team can steam clean your window treatments and blinds without even having to remove them! It’s a super efficient way of cleaning. Not to mention, you won’t have to fuss with the hassle of doing it yourself!
Dirt, dust, debris, crumbs… our carpet can hold it all, and conceal it all very well. Let The Steam Team tackle your carpet today by steam cleaning it down its very core! Using nothing but pressurized steam and hot, hot water, we’ll extract all of the debris from your carpeting and leave it looking as good as new.
Have you wiped down your surfaces yet? Well it’s time to do some spring cleaning in your high rise! The Steam Team can steam clean just about anything- including desk and end table surfaces. Just leave it to us; we’ll get the job done correctly the first time.
Natural Stone Flooring
It’s not just carpeting we steam clean. If your high rise has natural stone flooring or tile, we’ve got it taken care of! No more dirty and unsightly spots. It’ll look like brand new flooring when we’re finished thoroughly cleaning it.
So don’t forget, friends! The Steam Team is always here, waiting to help you out! And we have the best cleaning solutions for you and your high rise this springtime.
How’s your upholstered furniture looking these days? Is it in need of an old fashioned deep cleaning? It’s possible! Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call if that’s the case. And in the meantime, follow these three guidelines for keeping your upholstery as fresh as can be! Happy cleaning!
Starting with Vacuuming
There’s a handy upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner that does wonders for cleaning your furniture! It can reach inside those nooks and crannies like nobody’s business! It can also reach underneath cushions and pillows for your convenience. You can easily remove dirt, dust, pet fur, and dander from your furniture.
Moving onto Stain Removal
Are there any unsightly stains or spots on your upholstery? Let’s remove them! In most cases, stains can be removed with the right cleaning solution and a little bit of patience and elbow grease. In worse cases, a professional may need to be called in, like The Steam Team. Steam cleaning is great for restoring your upholstered furniture to its former glory!
Finishing by Steam Cleaning
Finally, consider steam cleaning your upholstery. A professional grade steam cleaning machine won’t harm your furniture, and it won’t use any chemicals to clean it. High pressurized water and hot, hot steam are all that’s needed in this process! Your furniture will look absolutely amazing after a good old fashioned steam cleaning, done by yours truly, The Steam Team.
The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX! We’ve been serving this beautiful city for over a decade now, and there’s no way anyone can stop us! So give us a call today. We’ll come out, take a good look at your upholstered furniture, and get to cleaning right away. You’ll barely believe our results!
Here at The Steam Team, we fully understand how frustrating pet odors can be! Sometimes it seems like we’ll never get rid of them. But thankfully, that’s not true. Together, we can rid your home pet odors for good. You’ll love the results we come up with! So don’t worry about the urine smell any longer- instead, rely on The Steam Team to get the job done.
Cleaning Up After Urine
For starters, always tend to the areas as soon as possible. The earlier you get to it, the better chance you have at removing the urine from the carpet!
First, let’s make sure we’re properly cleaning up after the area that’s been urinated on. In order to effectively remove the urine scent from the area, you need an enzymatic cleaner! Make sure whatever you’re using is enzymatic and you’ll save yourself a world of trouble.
Calling in the Professionals
For pet urine odors and other scents we find unattractive, we highly recommend steam cleaning! While it may feel impossible at times to remove these odors, a professional-grade steam cleaning machine can effortlessly pull urine particles from deep within the fibers of carpet. And it’ll use nothing but hot water high water pressure to do it!
No matter how strong the odor is, The Steam Team is bound and determined to remove it from your home! If you need a thorough deep cleaning done by the professionals, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! We’ll happily come out and inspect your home and restore your carpet to its original condition!
Pet urine and odors are absolutely no problem for The Steam Team! We’ll neutralize pet odors, get urine odors under control, and get you back to breathing fresher, cleaner air! Call The Steam Team today for a list of services, or to get us out to your home pronto!
Have you recently purchased a new piece of leather furniture? Owning leather furniture is great, especially when you consider how beautiful it accents your home! But there is a routine that comes along with caring for it. Below, The Steam Team will point out three simple steps for caring for your brand new leather furniture! We hope you find these tips helpful!
First, let’s start with the easiest step: dry dusting. Dry dusting your leather furniture is quite the simple process. Just grab your cleanest, freshest microfiber cloth and thoroughly run it along the surface of your leather upholstery! Be sure to cover every inch of the furniture. You don’t want to miss any dust. If you find any dirt that’s embedded in the leather, you can use a damp cloth to clean it- just make sure it’s not wet.
Next, let’s bring out the trusty vacuum! Your vacuum has a handy dandy attachment that’s perfect for cleaning your leather furniture (or at least, we hope it has one!). Use your vacuum attachment to reach the nooks, crannies, and corners of your furniture. Dust and dirt likes to hide out there! You never know what your vacuum may find!
Lastly, let’s talk about leather conditioning. Just like our skin, leather tends to dry out from time to time. It needs conditioning to stay in good shape! It’s recommended that you condition your leather upholstery every six to twelve months. See? That’s not too terribly often! We also recommend that you keep your leather furniture out of direct sunlight, to protect it from drying out too quickly.
The Steam Team is happy to help you out with your new leather furniture! Just give us a call today for expert conditioning and tips. And don’t forget, if you’re having another cleaning or restoration crisis, we’re available 24/7 to help you out! We’re always here for any of your cleaning or restoration needs.
Once you choose to start steam cleaning, there’s no turning back. Not because the journey is dangerous or anything, but because a professional grade steam cleaner leaves behind a clean you’ve never known before! A clean you won’t be to be to go without, once you’ve seen it! Here are five great reasons to start steam cleaning today.
To start, steam cleaning:
Cleans Without Chemicals
A steam cleaner doesn’t need chemicals to thoroughly clean your home. All it needs is hot water and high water pressure! With these two amazing ingredients, a steam cleaner can effortlessly extract dirt and grime from deep within carpet fibers, pores of grout, and so on.
Provides a Clean You Can Trust
Like we mentioned before, you can definitely trust the clean that a steam cleaner leaves behind- especially if done by a professional cleaning company. No residue will be left behind for you to clean up. You’ll be amazed at The Steam Team’s results!
Is Safe for the Environment, Pets, Children, etc
Since steam cleaning doesn’t involve the usage of any chemicals, it’s perfectly fine to do around your home, children, and pets!
Saves You Money
Mops, scrub brushes, cleaning solutions, and any other cleaning supplies… you won’t be buying anymore with steam cleaning! This will save you money in the long run- that’s a major perk!
Saves You Time and Effort
Steam cleaning is an easy process that doesn’t require a lot of backwork. Finally, a cleaning method that won’t break your body, right? This is especially true if you let the professionals take over the project for you! Then you won’t have to worry at all.
If you’re thinking about starting to steam clean your home, think about hiring the professionals! They can do everything for you; you don’t even have to lift a finger! Contact The Steam Team today for more details, or visit our website to view our services!
Ceramic tile and grout are often overlooked, since cleaning them can certainly be an irritating chore. Far too many people spend a lot of time on their hands and knees with a toothbrush, scrubbing each individual grout line for hours on end. But if you’re able to follow these three simple tips, you’ll find that tile and grout cleaning has never been easier!
Our first tip is to be sure to take all proper actions to prevent your tile and grout from getting dirty in the first place! The better care you take of your tile, the less likely it’ll need to be deep cleaned. Some ways to do this are;
Always keep your floors dry, even if the spill is just water or ice.
Add mats or rugs on top of the tile in areas that are stepped on frequently.
Always rinse with water after a spill.
Once you’ve removed the dirt by sweeping or vacuuming, you’re ready to mop. Mix hot water with a mild detergent and use a rag or chamois mop, rather than a sponge mop. A sponge mop could push dirty water into your grout, which would only make for a harder job later. Change your bucket of cleaning solution often so you won’t end up with a cloudy film of dirt on the floor.
Steam Cleaning Grout
Rent or purchase a steam cleaner that can effectively clean and sanitize all types of tiles and grout. Make sure that it comes with a small brush attachment for the grout. When you have the steam cleaner set up and heated up, move the cleaning brush back and forth over the grout. You’ll find right away that it’s much easier than using a toothbrush! Lastly, when you’re finished cleaning, use a towel or dry mop to wipe up any excess moisture.
If the job of cleaning your own tile and grout ever becomes too frustrating or won’t work with your busy schedule, always keep in mind that The Steam Team professionals can do it for you!
Are you searching for a way to spruce up your backyard? We all need a little change now and then; The Steam Team understands this. That’s why we’d love to tell you all about concrete staining, and help you change up the look of your patio and backyard! So let’s get right to the point:
In short, concrete staining...
Spruces Up Your Patio
Tired of that dull, grey, boring concrete color? So are we (in secret)! Let us give you a hand by revamping your patio and changing its color entirely. From grey, to beige, to terracotta, you can have any color you want! Your patio will look beautiful when The Steam Team is finished with it.
Rids Your Patio of Uneven, Broken Concrete
We can also help rid your patio of uneven and broken, cracked concrete. We’ll make sure your patio is even and safe before we begin staining it. It’s part of the job! When we’re finished, you’ll be shocked by the results! It’ll be like having a whole new patio!
Changes the View of Your Backyard
Concrete staining will change the view of your entire backyard! A little change never hurt anyone; in fact, it’s refreshing and renewing! It may even inspire you to begin a few DIY projects, too! Get the whole family involved. And to think that it all started with concrete staining…
The Steam Team has over a decade of experience, expertise, and the best equipment for any concrete staining job, but also for any cleaning and restoration job! Whatever your need is, we can fulfill it. We have experience restoring homes after fires and floods, and deep-cleaning office spaces until they’re practically sterile! We can do the same in your home. Just give The Steam Team a call today; you won’t regret it!
There are a variety of pros and cons when it comes to all types of flooring, but today, we’re talking about hardwood floors. They’re a beautiful and practical addition to a home and, unlike other flooring, they last for decades upon decades. Like other flooring, however, they do require a bit of TLC over the years to keep them looking as brilliant as they did in the beginning. That’s what we’re here for -- the experts on cleaning all types of flooring -- we have a few tips up our sleeves for keeping those hardwoods clean and cared for over the years and when you may need to refinish them.
Occasional Spills and Other Every Day Messes
Messes cannot be avoided altogether; they’re inevitable- but it’s critical (especially for hardwood floors) that they be cleaned up immediately. The longer they’re left, the harder they will be to clean up and the higher the chance of damage to the flooring.
When it comes to dirt, dust, and other grime, it’s best to try and eliminate as much as you can as often as you can. Sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting are great options for cleaning these particles up on a regular basis.
Wear, Tear, and Damage With Age
With such a long lifetime, hardwood floors can take a lot of wear and tear over the years. Furniture can cause damage to the flooring if it’s moved improperly or heavy objects are dropped or dragged across the floor -- even though it’s incredibly durable, it will start to show damage the longer the wood lasts. In more extreme cases, it may be time to refinish your hardwood flooring depending on the type of damage it’s undergone.
If you have any questions or just want to speak to a flooring expert about your floors, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at The Steam Team! For expert hardwood floor cleaning call The Steam Team today.
Carpet makes a fantastic option for your home! It’s cushiony, comfy, and cozy! It’s available in a variety of colors and textures, and is generally easy to clean. In fact, today we’re talking about how to remove dirt and grime from your carpet, so it can be as clean as it was the day it was installed! From dusting, to steam cleaning, there are many ways to keep your carpet clean. Call The Steam Team of Austin, Texas for professional rug cleaning today.
Vacuum on a Routine Basis
Dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming your floor is essential! Do it on the regular, and you’ll be set. It’ll also make chore day that much easier on you- since you’ll have kept up with it the entire time. And don’t forget about those baseboards; they collect so much dust over time.
Occasional Steam Cleaning
Steam cleaning is a way of cleaning that helps to eradicate dirt, grime, allergens, and other nasty substances from deep within the fibers of carpet. It uses nothing but pressurized water and high temperatures! No leftover residue, no chemicals, nothing. If you’re going to have your carpet deep cleaned, this is the way you want to go. Our location at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas has a state-of-the art rug cleaning facility.
Develop Helpful Habits
Sometimes, we just have to change the way we do things! Try developing helpful habits for your carpet like removing your shoes at the door, or putting a mat at the entrances to your home! Door mats help to pick up the dirt and dust we bring in, and if we aren’t wearing our shoes around the house, then we aren’t tracking dirt around!
Keep dirt and grime away from your carpet by keeping up these habits, and of course by steam cleaning every so often. Call The Steam Team today for any of your carpet cleaning needs! Your carpet will be so clean by the time we’re finished, you’ll be amazed at the results of our professional carpet 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.