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!



3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

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!

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!

Is Carpet Cleaning Safe for Kids?

As you get ready to clean your home (or office, or retail space, or what have you…), you may be wondering which method you should use. We strongly suggest steam cleaning, for its many benefits, but mostly because it’s completely safe for your kids and the environment. Let’s review the basics when it comes to steam cleaning, and why it’s so beneficial!

 

What is Steam Cleaning?

 

Steam cleaning is a method of cleaning that uses nothing but hot water, and high pressure to clean a variety of surfaces and furniture pieces. It cleans without chemicals and provides you with a clean that you can truly trust!

 

Benefits of Steam Cleaning

 

Since professional carpet cleaning doesn’t involve the usage of harsh chemicals, it’s completely safe for the environment. It doesn’t even leave behind any residue that you need to fuss over! What’s left, after steam cleaning, is a perfectly clean surface (or sofa! Or window treatments!) that’s completely safe for your children.

 

It’s versatile. You can steam clean almost anything, from leather upholstery to grout and tile flooring. How great is that? Forget the mop and bucket; all you need is a steam cleaning machine!

 

It’s simple. Water, heat, pressure. A steam cleaning machine effortlessly removes dirt, debris, dander, dust, and so much more from your flooring and furniture! It can even be used on leather furniture, and works great for cleaning countertops!

 

It saves you money. Since a steam cleaning machine doesn’t use any chemicals, once again, you’re not buying any cleaning products! You’ll save money in the long run.

 

Choose The Steam Team

 

Choose The Steam Team for all of your cleaning needs! We’ll work hard to make sure that your home looks as great as it did the day you moved in- and we’ll do it in an efficient, timely manner!

Carpet Cleaning this Fall?

It’s Fall, ya’ll! As the temperatures begin to drop, both kids and pets are spending more time outdoors- and we probably are, too. This means that our carpet is experiencing more foot traffic, and dirt that’s being tracked in as we exit and enter our homes. It may feel impossible at times to keep your carpet clean, but, trust us; The Steam Team has all of the knowledge and expertise needed to take care of your carpet! Below, you’ll find a few tips for keeping your flooring clean this season, and how we can help, too!

 

Vacuum and Sweep

 

Unfortunately, we can’t get around it. Our floor and carpet needs to be swept and vacuumed regularly in order for it to stay clean. Use a strong broom, preferably one with a longer handle so you don’t have to bend over, and a vacuum with an attachment. The vacuum’s attachment can help rid dust and dirt from the corners of baseboards, and you can clean off your furniture! If you do this regularly, you’ll be surprised at how great your flooring looks!

 

Mop Occasionally

 

Those paw prints, shoe prints, and skid marks are definitely something for the mop to tackle! Mopping the floor is essential to keeping it clean. Use a bucket of warm water with your handy household carpet cleaner, and your preferred mop- there are so many kinds, from a standard rag mop to a Swiffer. It doesn’t matter what brand you go with as long as the job gets done!

 

Hire the Professionals

 

We always recommend hiring the professionals to help take care of your flooring! The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX. We have ample experience in taking care of all types of flooring, from carpet to natural stone! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today for the thorough deep cleaning you’ve been trying to achieve!

Caring for Your Flooring Over Time: Avoiding Damage

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Cleaning Austin Texas

No matter what type of flooring you have, it’s inevitable that it will wear over time. All floors show their wear differently, though, so it’s important to know how you can prevent damage and when it’s time to call in the professionals. We’ve put together some tips to help you care for your floors effectively and efficiently! Voted best carpet cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

No Shoes

When debris is tracked into the house, it can get stuck in carpet, cause scratches on tile, grout, or even hardwoods. If you have a porch, that can be a great spot to stick shoes before walking in the house, or you could simply set down a mat near the door for guests and family members to place their shoes.

 

Don’t forget about area rugs! They’re great for protecting your flooring and being a beautiful accent piece in your home.   

 

Pet Care

Now that you’re keeping majority of the dirt and grime out of your house by removing shoes and asking guests to do the same, the second-biggest thing to consider when it comes to protecting your flooring is your pets! Not only will they track in extra grime from the outdoors, their nails can also cause a lot of damage to flooring if they’re not regularly trimmed.

 

Furniture Placement

The last thing that causes concern when it comes to flooring is furniture. It’s best to use protective pads for furniture that’s frequently used, like office chairs or even dining room chairs, but be careful moving anything around. Depending on the type of furniture and how heavy it is, you may want to have professionals move and place your furniture to best protect your flooring.

 

Don’t forget about regular maintenance for all flooring! Give us a call at The Steam Team to learn about taking care of your flooring or for help cleaning your flooring, furniture, and more!

Managing Dirt and Grime in Your Carpet and Rugs in Austin Texas

Rug and Carpet Cleaning   

Rug and Carpet Cleaning

 

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.

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 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 Steam Team Rug Cleaning Austin Texas

Austin Texas Rug Cleaner

Austin Texas Rug Cleaner

We’ve all done it at sometime: spilled our coffee, dropped our wine glass, or felt that pen explode and ink flow all over new top. It’s inevitable; accidents happen! But the evidence of said accidents doesn’t have to be permanent. We can remove the coffee, tea, and other dark stains from our flooring and furniture with these easy tips!

 

Coffee

 

For both carpet and upholstery, start by blotting the excess coffee with a clean, dry cloth. Next, pre-soak the stain in a solution of one quart warm water, ½ tsp of dishwashing detergent, and 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Let it soak for 15 minutes. Finally, rinse the stained area with warm water, and dry thoroughly!

 

Tea

 

For tea stains on carpet, mix a solution that contains two ounces of white vinegar and four ounces of warm water. Spray the mixture onto the stain, and blot clean. It’s important not to scrub the area, as you may end up spread the stain!

 

Ink

 

For those broken pens and nasty ink stains, blot rubbing alcohol or hairspray onto the stain. Blot until clean, changing the cloth periodically. Be patient- it may take some time. Once the area is clean, dab a clean cloth onto the area that’s been soaked in lukewarm water.

 

Wine

 

For wine stains, try concocting a solution of one tbsp white vinegar and one tbsp of dishwashing liquid. Blot the stain clean, repeating the process as needed. You can use either a clean washcloth, or clean paper towels; either one works!


For further assistance, contact The Steam Team! We have several years of experience cleaning carpet and other types of flooring, as well as furniture and different types of upholstery! If you need a professional steam cleaner and you need them now, you need us.

Why Should You Install Carpet Padding?

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Rug Cleaning 

For homeowners, oldies and newbies alike, it may be difficult to choose which type of carpet padding to install! There are many benefits to carpet padding, such as softness, cushion, and some even hold those pesky rugs in place- but it all depends on the thickness! Below we’ll explain these benefits, and hopefully convince you to install carpet padding beneath your carpet, as it’s so great for your flooring and home in general! Serving Austin, Texas and surrounding areas.

 

A Little Extra Cushion for Our Sensitive Feet

 

Have you ever walked on carpet without padding? Notice the huge difference! With some types of carpet, it almost feels as if you’re just walking on the (concrete) foundation. But carpet padding provides your flooring with an extra layer of comfortable cushion, so your carpet will truly feel softer. You’ll want to walk around on it all day long!

 

An Increase in Carpet’s Longevity

 

Carpet padding absorbs the impact on carpet made by foot traffic, which helps preserve its backing and binding! So yes, carpet padding can actually help your carpet last much longer!

 

Area and Oriental Rugs Finally Stay Stationary

 

At last, no more constant shifting of your area and oriental rugs. It’s very common for them to slip and slide all over the place with foot traffic, and this can actually pose a threat to your family! Imagine yourself slipping and sliding-  and falling, sustaining an injury. Thankfully, this worry can be alleviated with the right carpet padding beneath your rugs.


And what’s the best part? The Steam Team can help you take care of your carpet! We’re experts at it- we have the experience, the knowledge, and the professional grade equipment to do almost anything with carpet, whether that be cleaning, care, or installation. Just give us a call ASAP and we’ll be out ASAP! Call 512-451-8326 today!

7 REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR AREA RUG AUSTIN TEXAS

AREA RUG PICK UP AND DELIVERY CENTRAL TEXAS

AREA RUG PICK UP AND DELIVERY CENTRAL TEXAS

It’s time to ditch the duster! And the dry mop. And the scrub brush. Today we’re going to go over 7 different (and valid) reasons to begin steam cleaning around your home, instead of using other methods. You’ll be amazed at the results you can accomplish by making this switch! So don’t be afraid of the change… just watch the dirt and grime melt away, and your home begin to sparkle! Best Cleaning by The Steam Team in Austin, Texas. 

 

Keep Your Home Chemical Free

 

If you’re looking to help your environment become less chemical-involved, steam cleaning is a great place to start. All that the process involves is steaming hot, high pressurized water. No chemicals at all! The Steam Team of Austin, TX!

 

Rid Your Home of Pet Odors and Stains

 

Pets never fail to cause a headache (or migraine) over their messes, but a steam cleaner can take care of both stains and odors without any hassle.

 

Rest Assured Your Kids’ Toys are Spotless

 

You can easily sanitize your children’s toys by steam cleaning. Yes, steam cleaning!

 

Tackle that Tacky Tile and Grout

 

We don’t want to see that scrub brush ever again. Steam clean your tile and grout, and it’ll reach deep into its pores and remove dirt, grime, and other stains.

 

Destroy Dust Mites, Allergens, and Other Creepy Crawlies

 

If you or any of the members of your household have allergies, you’ll be relieved to know that steam cleaning can help! A steam cleaner can remove dust, dirt, allergens, pollen, and so many more substances from your home that may be aggravating your allergies. We love cleaning area rugs all over Central , Texas.

 

Clean Without… Cleaning Supplies

 

Who doesn’t love to save money? Since a steam cleaner only uses hot water and pressurized steam, you won’t need to purchase any cleaning supplies!

 

Easily Remove the Worst of Carpet Stains

 

Red wine, chocolate, pen ink, a steam cleaner can get it all. Just give The Steam Team a call! Visit us on Burnet Rd. 78758

How to Help Area Rugs Look There Absolute Best

Best Rug Cleaning In Austin Texas

Best Rug Cleaning In Austin Texas

Rugs may change the entire atmosphere of our living rooms and bedrooms, or our entire home. But sometimes it can be difficult to keep clean, especially with kiddos and animals around, mucking up the place. But don’t fret! We’re here to help you keep your carpet looking its absolute best with a few simple tips and guidelines. Follow these, and you’ll be on your way to better looking carpet in no time!

 

Tip # 1: Dust Baseboards Before Vacuuming

 

Dust and pet hair is notorious for clumping up around the baseboards- and gathering more icky contaminants with it. So when you vacuum and you think the room is clean, dander and dust could still be lurking in the corners- literally! Dust before vacuuming if you have this issue. There’s nothing worse than finishing a cleaning job and then finding more to do.

 

Tip # 2: Establish a Regular Vacuuming Routine

 

Routine, routine, routine! Vacuum regularly to keep your carpet as clean as possible. It simply can’t be avoided, folks!

 

Tip # 3: Learn How to Battle Tough Stains

 

Which stains plague your carpet the most? Red wine? Pet urine? Whatever it is, read up on cleaning tips to learn how to battle them. This way, you’ll be prepared for just about everything, and cleaning day will be much easier.

 

Tip # 4: Routinely Have Your Carpet Steam Cleaned

 

Steam cleaning is a safe, gloriously effective way of cleaning carpet. There’s reason why it’s gaining popularity among homeowners: it works! Routinely steam clean your carpet for the best cleaning results, and if you don’t own a steam cleaner, don’t hesitate to call the professionals!

 

Tip # 5: Call in the Pro’s

 

The professionals, like The Steam Team, have the proper equipment and experience to remove dust, dirt, dander and other grime from your home. We’re only a phone call away, and you’ll love the feel of your carpet once we’re finished!

Ridding Your Carpet of these 3 Common Stains Austin Texas

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Residential Cleaning Experts Austin 

Of course, some stains are tougher than others to get rid of. Sometimes all it takes is a quick wipe of your go-to multipurpose cleaner, but others, professional treatment may be required. In these cases The Steam Team is standing by 24/7 to give you  a hand. But if you think you can hold off on calling the pro’s, here’s what you should do for these common stains: 

 

Pet Urine

 

Even grown, housetrained dogs have accidents occasionally. And if you’re in the middle of housetraining a new pup, you’re facing even a tougher battle. Your best bet is to spot the “spot,” right away, and blot as much of the liquid away as possible (remember not to rub, as you could rub the urine deeper into the carpet fibers). Then use a warm wash cloth and a dab of green or blue dish detergent to clean the area. To see our cleaning reviews in austin please visit our website. Call 512-451-8326 for an appointment today. 

 

Blood

 

Accidents happen… and not when or where you want them to. Perform a spot test before trying this method to ensure your carpet won’t bleach. Cover the blood stain with hydrogen peroxide, and set a few layers of paper towels onto the area. Then place something heavy on top of the towels so that the blood and peroxide seep into the paper towels, and out of your carpet.

 

Coffee

 

To prevent  your carpet from turning yellow or brown, blot dry as much of the coffee as you can. Then fill a spray bottle with vinegar, water, and Dawn. Spray onto the stain, and rinse with a clean washcloth. If the stain reappears, repeat this process. For the best cleaning pricing call the Steam Team of Austin. 


These are basic methods to carpet stain removal, and prove more effective when the stains are caught immediately upon their occurrence. For a fabulous deep cleaning that you can trust to last, we recommend calling a professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team! 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock Texas

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

Carpet Cleaning in Round Rock, Texas

There are two types of people when it comes to cleaning. The first type either puts it off as long as possible, and then does a surface clean before people come over, or they make sure their home is always spotless. While most of us would like to be members of group number two, let’s face it – we’re just not.

 

So when company comes over we panic for a good five minutes before starting the hurried process of shoving papers in drawers, haphazardly running the vacuum, and spaying way too much air freshener. Instead of that hassle, here are a few tricks to avoid the panic and enjoy taking people into your home.

If You Have Time, Get The Pros

 

The first trick to impressing your guests and having a clean house is to actually have a clean house. Get your floors and upholstery deep cleaned twice a year and don’t forget your grout, tile, and stone! Keeping up with routine maintenance will make quick cleans a breeze.

Get Rid Of Clutter, But Be Organized

 

If you need to get rid of clutter and get rid of it fast, don’t just shove things in drawers and hope for the best. Take an extra 10 minutes to be smart about it. Put things in the rooms where they belong, keep like products together, and throw away anything you don’t need.

Don’t Waste Time On The Non-Essentials

 

If you’re in a rush, this isn’t the time to make sure all the dust is gone from the top of the fan or start a new, in-depth project. Make sure the floors are clean and free of toys, trash, and random items, wipe down the counters, and clean up the bathroom. This will help your place look sparkling even when you don’t have time for a full clean.

Relax


Finally, make sure to relax and enjoy your guests. They’re visiting to see you, not just your home. Clean up, stay up with your home maintenance, and remember to enjoy yourself– even if you didn’t get those carpet stains removed!