3 Unique Ways to Keep Carpet Clean

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!



Puppy Training? Beat the Pet Odor Before it Happens!

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!

 

Why Shoes Are Our Flooring's Worst Enemy

Shoes are now being called our flooring’s worst enemy! Why is this? Well, we’re about to tell you- because it’s true: shoes cause so much wear and tear and damage on our flooring, it’s questionable whether we should be wearing shoes indoors, or not. Read further to find out how your shoes are damaging your flooring!

 

Dings

 

Let’s start with scratches, or dings. Our shoes can all-too-easily scratch our flooring! And it’s hard to avoid, when we have to walk around our home. It’s important to protect your flooring with specialized coatings, or even area rugs! You can also place a basket near the entrances to your home, for family members and house guests to leave their shoes in. This way, you don’t even need to worry about anything happening to your flooring.

 

Dents

 

Our shoes can also cause dents in our flooring! Perhaps you’ve already dented your floor with a pair of high heels, or you’ve dropped something. These dents can’t be reversed. You’ll have to call in a professional to replace the floorboard! Remember- protect your flooring by laying out area rugs, or keeping shoes off of the floor to begin with!

 

Damage

 

Over time, our shoes cause wear and tear, and damage to our flooring. Carpet becomes stained and mushed down, hardwood flooring endures dings and dents, etcetera! It’s inevitable that we’ll have to replace some of our flooring, or call the professionals at some point in time!

 

The Steam Team is always around to help you with your flooring. Whether it’s a repair, an installation, or a cleaning, we’ll come prepared to make your floor sparkle! Just give our team a call today, or go online to our website and view the services that we offer! You know you’ll be amazed with our results; customers always are.


 

3 Ways to Care for Your Furniture

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!

 

Dry Dusting

 

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.

 

Vacuuming

 

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!

 

Conditioning

 

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.

How To Manage Pet Odors

There’s no denying that we absolutely love our cuddly pets. But sometimes, even for the most affectionate of pet owners, the smells that they leave behind can become a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to manage those odors, so you won’t scare off any of your human guests.

 

Dog Odor

 

If you’ve ever owned a dog, you’ll know they often leave a very distinct and nasty smell on things they rub against, especially if they're not bathed enough. The source of this smell left behind, especially on furniture, is usually from the hair that rubs off of them. So the first thing you’ll need to do is take the furniture apart and vacuum every part thoroughly (Pillows, blankets, cushions, etc). Get deep into the crevices of the furniture and remove all the hair. If it’s a mattress, flip it over and vacuum the other side as well. Also be sure to vacuum under the furniture, where hair usually accumulates over time. After you’ve done this, you can just use any pet odor remover found in a supply store.

 

What Not To Use

 

Whether you’re getting rid of urine smell or just dog smell, there are a few things you definitely should NOT use:

 

Bleach- This will disinfect, but won’t actually remove the odor in question. It can also be harmful to breathe, and even toxic for your pets.

 

Ammonia- Dog and cat urine actually have an ammonia odor. Therefore, ammonia will only intensify the smell. Also, make sure you never mix ammonia and bleach, as this can be fatal.

 

Homemade Remedies- People may suggest using things like vinegar, peroxide, dish detergent or baking soda. These may be somewhat effective, but won’t fully remove the odor.

 

Urine Odor

 

It may seem obvious, but the most effective way of removing any urine odor in a stained carpet is by removing and replacing that soiled area altogether. But if this is too difficult or costly, you can use an enzyme-based product that breaks down the bacteria and neutralizes the odor. These can be purchased online or in pet stores.

 

Professional Odor Treatment


If your home is riddled with stains and pet odors that seem like too much to handle, call The Steam Team and get those odors removed the right way!

3 Advantages of Concrete Staining

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:

 

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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!

Office Cleaning Over the Holidays

Well friends, it’s that time of year. It’s time for the holidays to come to an end and for the new year to begin! Time to clean up our offices in preparation. The holidays are a great time for office cleaning since we have so much time off, so let’s review what needs to be cleaned this time around!

 

When cleaning your office, here are a few areas to focus on, and more importantly, areas that we can clean for you! Contact The Steam Team of Austin, Texas anytime, any day, and we’ll be out to assist you with anything you need!

 

Desks, Tables, and Other Surfaces

 

We’re often guilty of eating lunch at our desks; it’s just so convenient, isn’t it? But unfortunately, it’s terrible for our desk, in the sense that it dirties it up a lot quicker! And it’s not just your desk that you’re worried about; end tables need regular cleaning, too! Luckily, The Steam Team can help with that.

 

Flooring

 

Whether it’s carpet, tile, or wood flooring, The Steam Team can help you keep the floors of your office clean! Steam cleaning is a safe and effective method for keeping your floors clean; it doesn’t use any chemicals, and easily extracts dust, dirt, and other nasties from flooring.

 

Window Blinds

 

You wouldn’t believe the amount of dust and debris that accumulates on our window blinds! Fortunately, The Steam Team can clean your window blinds without even removing them from where they’re hung! It’s easy, simple, and convenient- much better than removing them and washing them in a tub!


The Steam Team is happy to help you keep your office clean this season! Just give us a call; we’re available 24/7 to help you out! Your clients, coworkers, and the like will be impressed with the job we do, you just wait and see!

Are There Any Risks from Rug Cleaning?

You may be switching over to a different cleaning method to clean your area rugs: steam cleaning, and you may have a few questions. One of these may be are there any risks involved in this process? And we’re here to tell you, no. Steam cleaning is the safest method of cleaning. Not to mention, it has the following benefits:

 

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Saves You Money

 

With steam cleaning, you won’t have to fork out a bunch of cash for cleaning products! All it takes is one machine, and of course water, heat, and pressure.

 

Saves You Time

 

Not only is steam cleaning a faster method of cleaning, but if you call in the professionals, the job will be done before you bat and eyelash! The Steam Team has been assisting the Austin area for over a decade now, and we’ve got this.

 

Cleans Without Chemicals

 

Steam cleaning cleans without the use of chemicals! All it requires is extremely hot water, and highly pressurized steam. It works like magic! You’ll have a difficult time believing the results.

 

Is Completely Environmentally Friendly

 

Because steam cleaning doesn’t require any chemicals, it’s completely safe for the environment. That means you don’t have to worry about your pets or children being harmed; it’s entirely safe. Whew- what a relief!

 

Removes Tough Odors and Stains

 

Those stains and odors you’ve been futilely concealing are no longer a problem when you steam clean. Steam cleaning reaches deep within carpet, the pores of grout, upholstery- you name it; it extracts debris and stains- both old and new! The same goes for odors. Finally, something that works!

 

If you’re looking for a professional steam cleaning company in the Austin area, contact The Steam Team! Our team of professionals will expertly take care of your home! From cleaning countertops, tile, grout, carpet, and way more, we’ve got you covered. When you clean your area rugs bring the to 9901 Burnet Road. Our state-of-the-art rug cleaning plant is capable of cleaning all types of area rugs. We also offer pick up and delivery of your rugs. Call 512-451-8326 to get your area rugs cleaned today. 

Water Damage Restoration and Rentable Equipment

When flooding hits, whether from a busted pipe or a natural disaster, the damage left in its wake is never easy to handle. What once was home sweet home is now soaked- belongings strewn everywhere, potentially ruined. We understand the devastation that hits a family when excess water enters the home- that’s why The Steam Team is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for water damage restoration.

 

Whether you have tons of damage on your hands or just a small bit of flooding; we can send in our professional technicians or even offer to just rent you drying equipment.

 

Let’s Talk Equipment

The Steam Team’s rentable drying equipment is top of the line. And while we suggest hiring professionals to do the best job possible, we get it. There are some skilled folks out there who’d like the ability to rent the equipment but do the manpower themselves.  That’s exactly why we offer professional grade drying equipment for rent!

 

Bring In The Professionals

We know you have a few options to consider when your home is faced with the need for an emergency, water-related makeover. With our 24-hour emergency service, rapid response, we can ensure the peace of mind that we’ll do everything we can to thoroughly dry out and restore your home to its previous condition.

 

Whether you end up renting our equipment or hiring a professional team to take care of your home, check out our other blogs with tips for taking care of water damage. There are always preventive measures you can take to ensure mold growth is eliminated and that you’re handling any damage in the safest way possible.

 

If you find yourself facing water damage, don’t hesitate to call us- no matter the time of day. We’re always available to help you.

 

Office Cleaning Around the Holidays

It’s one of the greatest times of the year- for some of us, the greatest time of the year- the holidays. With holidays usually comes time with family, days off from work, and lots and lots of food. The office stays dark, the door stays closed, and dust begins to collect for just a few days- but, on top of the previous dust, and the previous dust, and the previous dust that’s settled far into the carpeting beneath each desk. What better way to spend these quiet days where no one is around than to hire a professional company to come in and thoroughly clean your flooring, furniture, window treatments, and check for anything abnormal (like damage or mold under sinks, etc.).

 

Here at The Steam Team, we specialize in cleaning offices and highrises around Austin. We’ve enjoyed watching Austin grow up over the years, and even more so, serving the city! We offer an array of services to ensure that each inch of your office is taken care of and left sparkling and shining for months to come.

 

Covering Your Floors

Steam cleaning is a great option for cleaning when it comes to carpet, tile, grout, hardwoods and any other types of flooring. It cleans with ease and even better- thoroughly cleans with ease. It reaches deep down into the fibers of your carpet or pores of grout and extracts dirt, dust, debris, and any other grime.

 

Walls and Window Coverings

From drapery to air ducts, The Steam Team has you covered. It’s especially important to check your air ducts around this time of year to ensure that your employees aren’t suffering from any additional allergies and everyone feels (and hopefully stays) healthy.

 

And Finally Furniture

Whether you have upholstered office furniture or leather sofas and chairs, The Steam Team works to remove any grime from within the fabric or dirt that may be damaging the leather so that the furniture will last longer and look better.

 

Give us a call today, here at The Steam Team for your holiday office cleaning. It’s the perfect time of the year- maybe even the perfect gift for your boss!

How Water Damage Can Affect All Aspects of Your Home In Austin TX

Sometimes it seems like the only time we think about water is when we don’t have enough, or we have too much. But we have to think of it. Because when it comes to our homes, whether it’s an inch of water, or a foot of water standing between those walls, you’re at risk for damage and sometimes, danger. We’re going to explain several ways in which water damage affects your home, and what you can do about it! We are the Austin, Texas cleaning company to call for emergencies. Call 512-451-8326 today

 

Personal Belongings

 

The aftermath of a flood, tropical storm, or any other disaster can lead to water damage that can soil your carpeting, rot your walls, and ruin your personal belongings. It can be a costly, nightmarish experience… but mostly costly. In addition to your personal items being damaged, water also damages walls, flooring- especially wood, and other areas of the house.

 

Mold Growth

 

Mold thrives in damp, moist areas. If you’ve recently had any trouble with water damage, your home could be the perfect place for mold to grow and spread! This poses health risks, since many people are highly allergic to mold. But don’t panic; The Steam Team is on your side, and we have plenty of experience removing mold from homes!

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Insurance Issues

Always call your insurance company immediately. Water damage that is left untreated for weeks causes mold to grow and fester, which causes health problems as we previously mentioned. If anyone develops a health issue as a result of the water damage, the insurance company is more likely to hold the property owner liable. We don’t want that!

 

Water damage can lead to a serious economic loss, but The Steam Team is there for you, rooting for the best outcome even in the midst of a natural disaster! But no matter the cause of water damage in your home, it’s serious- so give us a call immediately!

The Dangers of Leaving Your Area Rug Untouched

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When was the last time your area rug was cleaned? When was the last time it was professionally cleaned? There are definitely dangers to leaving that fine rugs untouched, and many benefits to having a professional take care of it! Let’s take a look at a few reasons as to why we should have our flooring occasionally treated by a professional steam cleaning company.

 

#1 Germs and Bacteria

 

Feeling those allergies a bit more than usual, lately? Steam cleaning is notorious for knocking out germs, bacteria, dander, allergens, you name it! A steam cleaner reaches deep within the fibers of your carpet to pull these substances and more to the surface, leaving your rug spotless and sanitized.

 

#2 Unsightly Stains

 

First impressions are everything, aren’t they? When your clients walk into your office, you want them to notice how clean and spotless your carpet is- not that stain you’ve been trying to hide underneath your chair! Steam cleaning easily removes stains- new and old. We are the number one area rug cleaning company in Austin, Texas.

 

#3 Obnoxious Odors

 

Is there a certain, peculiar odor coming from your rug? Not good, friends! This could be from an old spill or stain, or from a general lack of maintenance. Fortunately, a professional steam cleaning company such as The Steam Team can extract odors from your carpet- using nothing but high pressurized water and intense heat! Meaning, you won’t have to worry about residue, or any chemicals worsening the scent.

 

No matter how neglected or unsightly you think your area rug may be, The Steam Team is bound to have a solution. Never hesitate to contact The Steam Team for any commercial or residential cleaning service, as we’ve covered it all- from stains to spills, to treating window blinds and cleaning upholstery! The Steam Team has you covered all around, so give us a call! We have been cleaning area rugs in Austin and Round Rock for over 36 years