How to Help Your Tile Look its Best

Tile and grout are often neglected on chore day due to the effort that goes into cleaning them; we totally get it! That’s why we offer our services to anyone in need of tile and grout cleaning! The Steam Team is an experienced group of professionals who’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade, so we know exactly how to treat your tile and grout. But until we arrive, here are a few tips for keeping your tile looking its best!


Sweeping and Mopping


When it comes to keeping tile clean, sweeping and mopping are essential to your cleaning routine. You simply can’t escape it! Use your trusty floor cleaner, as long as it’s approved for tile and grout, and get to mopping! Make sure you’re changing out the water as frequently as it becomes dirty to prevent smudges on your flooring.


Scrubbing


Every now and then, you have to get out the old scrub brush and get to scrubbing on your tile floor! Just make sure you aren’t using anything that’s abrasive, so that you don’t scratch or damage your beautiful tile!


Steam Cleaning


Steam cleaning is by far the best method of cleaning for tile and grout. Only a steam cleaner can reach deep within the pores of grout and extract dirt and debris, and by using nothing except hot water and high water pressure! We always recommend steam cleaning over other methods of cleaning.


If your tile and grout is in need of some TLC, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! We’re available 24/7 to come help you out. You don’t even have to worry about scrubbing your tile; you can skip that step altogether and move onto steam cleaning! So don’t wait! Give The Steam Team a call today.




Cleaning Bathroom Tile Through the Humidity

Tile is one of the best materials for areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms for multiple reasons. First, it makes for easy-to-clean messes and it can withstand high temperatures and humidity. However, depending on the amount of space between your tiles, you might need to pay a little extra attention to these areas. The grout between your tiles is far more porous than the tile and is unfortunately susceptible to stains from spills and other messes.


Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Start off with the most simple, basic, least acidic cleaning solution and work your way up, if you need to. You can try mixtures of vinegar and water, or a paste of baking soda. This is the hard part: use a stiff cleaning brush to scrub the grout, putting in your best effort! Don’t forget to rinse the grout with water, and thoroughly dry the area to prevent mold growth.


Always Look for Mold

Small areas with such high humidity make the perfect environments for mold growth. Whenever you’re cleaning your bathrooms, make sure to look in those hard-to-reach places for signs of mold (areas such as behind the toilet, under the sink, and around the bathtub or shower).


Steam Cleaning Tile & Grout

Steam cleaning is an extremely effective and efficient way to clean tile and grout. Using only pressurized water and intensely hot steam, a steam cleaner easily extracts grime from the pores of grout- and you don’t have to put in nearly as much effort! Consider either renting a steam cleaning machine, or hiring the professionals to come out and restore your bathroom to its original, pristine condition.


Our professionals are highly trained and use the latest equipment to tackle tile and grout cleaning. If you’ve encountered mold or think you may see the beginnings of mold growth, give us a call and we’ll come out to take a look and begin treatment if need be.


5 Basic Benefits of Steam Cleaning

So you’ve decided to start steam cleaning, eh? Well, it’s about time! There are many benefits to steam cleaning over other methods of cleaning. Today we’re here to cover just five of them! But we do hope you’ll look further into steam cleaning because it’s just the way to go, in our opinion!


Provides a Chemical-Free Clean


Because steam cleaning only uses hot water and high water pressure, there aren’t any chemicals involved! If you’re renting a machine, you’ll save money on cleaning supplies! If you’re hiring the professionals, you’ll be amazed at the chemical-free clean and the lack of leftover residue!


Is Perfectly Safe For Children and Pets


And of course, since there aren’t any chemicals involved in the cleaning process, steam cleaning is perfectly safe for the environment- this includes your children and pets!


Removes Allergens


If you’re living in the Austin area, you know good and well the kind of allergens you’re fighting. But steam cleaning greatly helps with that battle! A professional-grade steam cleaner can remove allergens from your carpeting, allowing you to breathe easier!


Removes Stains and Discoloration


If you have any carpet stains or discoloration, steam cleaning is great for removing them! It reaches deep within the fibers of your carpet and extracts dirt, grime, and stains from your carpeting! It’look brand new when we’re finished with it!


Can Be Done by the Professionals


The best part, and probably the greatest benefit to steam cleaning, is that it can be done by someone else. And not just anyone else, but the experts! You don’t have to lift a finger!


No matter what stage of spring cleaning you’re in, or what you need for us to do in your home, The Steam Team is here for you! From carpet cleaning, to tile and grout, to countertops and window blinds, we can cover it all! And all you have to do is make a phone call!

How To Prevent Stains from Your Tile & Grout

We all know that tile and grout can be difficult to keep clean, especially since grout is so porous! It easily absorbs spills and stains. But alas, there are several things we can do to help out, including relying on the professionals for some professional care. Below you’ll find three great tips for preventing stains on your tile and grout, and you’ll learn how The Steam Team can help, too.


Immediately Tend to Stains


This tip is essential! It’s imperative that you tend to spills immediately upon discovering them. The quicker you clean them up, the easier it will be to prevent a stain from forming on your beautiful tile and grout. So start here, and you’ll be well on your way to properly caring for your flooring!


Develop a Regular Cleaning Routine


It’s also important to develop a regular cleaning routine of sweeping, mopping, and occasionally steam cleaning. Steam cleaning is a great method of cleaning to use on grout! Using nothing but extremely hot water and high water pressure, a professional-grade steam cleaner can easily extract dirt and grime from deep within the pores of grout. It’ll shine up your tile, too! We always recommend steam cleaning when it comes to caring for your flooring.


Use Grout Sealant


Here’s our last tip! It’s always best to install grout sealant when it comes to preventing stains on tile and grout! It serves as a protective barrier between the pores of grout, and spills. It’s essential if you want to keep your tile and grout looking its best!


Don’t forget: The Steam Team is always here to help out! Whether it’s tile and grout, carpeting, or hardwood flooring, we can tackle it all. We can even clean your surfaces, draperies, and upholstery! We can come out and steam clean your home from top to bottom- but you have to first give us a call! So don’t hesitate. Pick up the phone today!


Do You Live in A Highrise?

Do you live in a high rise? Does it need a thorough, professional, deep cleaning? Well fortunately, The Steam Team can help out with that! Here are just a few areas in your high rise that we can clean up and restore to original condition! Hopefully the next time you need a deep cleaning, you’ll call in The Steam Team! We’re happy to help out!

 

Carpet

 

Carpet cleaning is no joke, friends! It has to be done regularly and carefully to thoroughly remove dirt, dust, allergens, and other grime from its fibers. We can steam clean your carpet back to its original condition… just say the word!

 

Tile and Grout

 

Only a steam cleaner can reach deep within the pores of grout to extract unwanted grime and clean up discoloration! If your high rise has tile and grout in the bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere, give us a call. We’ll have it cleaned up in no time.

 

Drapes

 

Finally, rid your environment of dust and allergens by having your drapes cleaned by The Steam Team! Drapery cleaning is a cinch when you’re The Steam Team; we won’t even have to remove them from where they hang, most likely!

 

Leather Furniture

 

From dry dusting, to vacuuming, to conditioning, we can certainly take care of your leather furniture! It could be time to revamp the look of your entire living room!

 

Upholstery

 

Does your upholstery have a stain or three? Let us take over; you’ll be amazed at what we can extract from your upholstery. It’ll (hopefully) look like brand new when we’re finished! No more hiding that stain with a blanket, or chair cover!

 

So you see friends, The Steam Team can be enormously helpful when it comes time to deep clean your high rise! So don’t hesitate; give us a call today! We’ll be out in no time, and everything will look like new when we’re finished with the job!

The Easiest Way to Clean Tile & Grout Bonita Springs

If you have tile and grout in your home, you’re going to want to clean it quite frequently. Odds are you’ve already tried more than one method to see what works the best and takes up the least amount of your time. Or you’ve chosen to stick with the first cleaning method you learned. In either case, we’re sure that if you follow this advice you’ll never want to go back to cleaning tile and grout the way that you did before.

 

Ditch The Toothbrush

 

The most common DIY methods for cleaning tile grout involve using a toothbrush or some other type of brush to vigorously scrub between the tiles, crawling around on your hands and knees, until the floor is spotless. Using certain cleaning solutions can certainly speed up the process, but it can still be very time consuming and very tiring. If you want a better way, go ahead and get rid of that brush.

 

Steam Cleaners

 

If you can afford the investment, the most simple and least time-consuming way to clean your tile and grout floors is by using a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners can effectively clean and sanitize any type of tile or grout as there are no chemicals involved in the process. When you buy or rent a steam cleaner from your local home improvement store, just make sure it has the steam hose and a small brush attachment. Once you have assembled the steam cleaner and filled it with water, turn it on and allow it to heat up. Then, move the cleaning brush back and forth over all of the grout. This will get rid of all the dirt and grime, as well as kill the mildew in the grout. After cleaning, use a towel or mop to wipe up excess moisture. You’ll notice right away that your floor gets much cleaner, much faster with the use of a steam cleaner.

 

Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning


Even with the help of a steam cleaner, you might still not have the free time for the mundane task of tile and grout cleaning. If this is the case, call in TST Total Restoration  professionals- we’re always happy to help!

Tile and Grout After Steam Cleaning

Are you having trouble keeping your tile and grout clean? Don’t worry; this is a universal issue when it comes to owning a home or office with tile and grout. It’s flat out difficult to keep clean- but not impossible! With a professional grade steam cleaner, you can eradicate the grime that exists in the pores of that pesky grout, and keep that tile looking perfectly brilliant!

 

Why Does Grout Stain So Easily?

 

Why does grout stain so easily? Well, to put it simply, grout is porous in nature. This unfortunately allows for it to almost effortlessly absorb dirt and grime. Of course, this causes discoloration and staining. Suddenly, that grout doesn’t match your tile! Oops! Time to call in a professional steam cleaner (like The Steam Team).

 

What Can We Do About It?

 

What happens when your tile and grout need a thorough deep cleaning? You call in a professional steam cleaner! A professional steam cleaner can come in, inspect your home and/or office, and begin the dirty process of extracting dirt and grime deep within the pores of your grout! After the professionals are finished, your tile grout should look brand new.

 

Choose The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team has been serving the community of Austin, TX for over a decade now, and thus has plenty of experience (not to mention: expertise) under their belt! They’re your absolute best bet for tile and grout cleaning in this area!


The Steam Team knows exactly what to do with your tile and grout. And don’t worry; our technicians will perform a walkthrough and review their results before leaving your home! Give The Steam Team a call today, or visit our website to view our list of services! We may be able to help you in more ways than one!

Is Tile As Tough As it Looks?

Ah, tile flooring… it feels cool beneath our feet, looks beautiful in our living areas and kitchens- and generally everywhere! But how easy is it to maintain? And what are the benefits to installing tile flooring over other types of flooring? Well, we’re about to cover that and a little bit more! Stay tuned to learn all about the benefits of tile flooring, and how to care for it!

 

Benefits to Tile Flooring

 

Tile is an incredibly durable type of flooring! It takes a lot of force to break, scratch, or otherwise damage tile flooring. It’s also perfect for areas near a lot of moisture (as long as it’s sealed!) like bathrooms and kitchens. Ceramic tiles have a layer that protects them from the perils of water and stain penetration!

 

Taking Care of Tile

 

When it comes to taking care of tile over the years, it’s important to make sure you’re incorporating a lot of mopping and sweeping into your cleaning routines. When mopping, you can use a mild detergent, a homemade remedy from white vinegar, or even plain water! And on occasion, don’t forget to steam clean your tile flooring to extract all of that grime from its grout!

 

Rely on The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade, friends! We’re more than happy to help you care for your tile flooring! Just give us a call today, or log online to view the services that we offer! You’re bound to be impressed with the results we leave behind!


It’s true- The Steam Team really does care about the condition of your tile, and is made up of a team of experts who specialize in cleaning and restoration. So don’t hesitate; if your tile needs a little TLC, or you’d like a thorough deep cleaning, give The Steam Team a call!

3 Ways to Prevent Shoes From Damaging Your Flooring

Are your shoes damaging your beautiful flooring? Probably! Those hard soles just can’t help it. But fortunately, there are several things we can do to prevent wear and tear on our flooring- especially from our shoes. Below are three simple things you can do! Good luck!

 

Lay Area Rugs Around the Home

 

Place area rugs around your home to protect your flooring. They can also be a great way to accessorize a room and make it complete! Just make sure you occasionally shake the dust and dirt out of your rugs, and vacuum at least once a week. Remember: just because you can’t see the dirt, doesn’t mean it’s not there!

 

Remove Shoes at the Door

 

Here’s a secret: set a basket at the entrance to your home, dedicated to shoes. Have everyone remove their shoes before entering your home. This way, dirt and dust doesn’t even have the opportunity to come in contact with your flooring! You’ve stopped it right in its tracks. There’s really no reason to wear shoes on carpeting or even hardwood and tile flooring. Taking them off does wonders to protect your flooring.

 

Place Door Mats at Entrances

 

If you place a doormat at all of the entrances to your home, you’ll also be preventing dirt and debris from entering the house. You can find fancy ones, too, that decorate the room! But the main purpose is to protect your flooring from what’s being tracked in from your shoes! This is a great way to do so!


If your flooring is damaged from your shoes, or any other reason and needs replacing, contact The Steam Team right away! We have years of experience replacing flooring- as well as deep cleaning! We can also handle a simple (yet thorough) cleaning; just let us know what you need, and we’ll make it happen!

Moving? 3 Tips to Clean Our Your Old Home and Get Ready for the New!

Moving into a new home can be an overwhelming experience for everyone involved! There are so many things you have to do, like cleaning out the entire kitchen, everything in those old closets, and you even have to worry about the attic! But don’t worry; we’re here to simplify the process for you. Here are three areas you should focus on when cleaning out your old home, and getting ready for the new!

 

Cleaning Out Appliances

 

Stainless steel appliances tend to have steaks on their surface. But steam can easily remove these streaks- without the use of chemicals. There will be no residue left behind on the stainless steel!

 

Cleaning Out the Bathroom

 

The bathroom is a great place to start when cleaning out your old home; it won’t be visited as frequently as, for example, the living room. The main areas of importance in the bathroom are going to be the shower- especially if it’s tiled, the sink area, and the flooring. A professional-grade steam cleaner can easily extract grime from the tile and grout in your shower, as well as on the floor!

 

Carpeting and Flooring

 

The carpeting and flooring of your old home deserve your ultimate tender loving care. A steam cleaner, using nothing but hot water and high water pressure, can extract dirt, dust, debris, and other nasty, unwanted substances from deep within your carpet fibers. You can also use a steam cleaner on marble and natural stone flooring, or tile.

 

The Steam Team has well over a decade of experience cleaning and restoring homes to their original, pristine condition. When you set out to clean out your old home, consider contacting The Steam Team; we’re available 24/7, and can take care of anything, from a dirty bathroom floor, to hardwood floor that needs refinishing. Don’t hesitate; give us a call today!

Maintaining Natural Stone Flooring Over the Years

Over time, our natural stone floors begin to reflect the foot traffic and damage they’ve endured. We can’t avoid natural wear and tear, but we can certainly make the right steps when it comes to caring for and cleaning our natural stone flooring. Below you’ll find five easy peasy steps you can take that will hopefully improve the quality and aesthetic appeal of your flooring! The leader in Austin Texas for natural stone cleaning and sealing. 

 

Sweep and Mop Frequently

 

This can’t be avoided! Sweeping and mopping will help control the grit and grime that accumulates on your flooring.

 

Utilize Area Rugs and Door Mats

 

Rugs and mats help to catch dirt that clings to the bottom of our shoes- before it reaches our flooring. You’d be surprised at how much they help out!

 

Daily Spot Clean

 

Spot cleaning will cut down on the amount of work you have to do when you set out to sweep and mop. Use your trusty cleaning solution or a mild detergent.

 

Clean Up Stains, Drops, and Spills Immediately

 

We can’t stress this enough! Drops, spills, stains and accidents should be tended to immediately after they occur in order to keep your floor in tip top shape, and avoid etching and discoloration.

 

Steam Clean

 

And lastly… steam cleaning! Steam cleaning natural stone floors really helps to keep them looking new and well, clean! If your floors are in need of a deep cleaning, you know who to call: The Steam Team.

 

We hope these tips help you take superb care of your natural stone flooring! If you need professional assistance, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team Tile Cleaning! We can help clean and care for your flooring- even if it’s not natural stone. We have plenty of experience with carpet, hardwood, tile and grout, and many more types of flooring and surfaces! Give us a call today! 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin, Texas 78758.

The Best Way to Care for your Tile and Grout Austin Texas

High moisture areas, like our bathrooms for example, can be difficult to keep clean! Tile works great in these areas, but unfortunately, because of grout’s porous nature, it can stain easily, or become discolored. And to make matters worse, it’s typically a light color to begin with. So let’s discuss a few ways to keep high moisture areas clean, and that tile looking marvelous! We clean tile and grout all over Austin so if you need service give us a call. 

 

The Mopping Method

 

Sweeping and mopping are things that you’ll need to do frequently to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime. Incorporate these chores into your weekly routine and you’ll be much better off. When mopping, start with the mildest cleaning solution before moving onto stronger ones. Use your trusty mop, and work from the furthermost corner and outward. Some other services you might not be aware of that we offer are natural stone and marble cleaning

 

The Scrubbing Method

 

Now, it’s important to remember here to not use abrasive materials on your tile- or you’ll risk scratching it, which would be quite counterproductive. You’ll need a scrub brush, but not one that’s going to scratch your beautiful tile! Try to find something in between. And if this method doesn’t work out for you, move straight onto…

 

The Steam Cleaning Method

 

This is the best method for taking care of tile and grout! A professional grade steam cleaning machine can reach deep within the pores of grout and extract dirt and grime! And the best part is that it can do this without the use of chemicals. Nothing but hot water and high water pressure go into steam cleaning! It’s efficient and effective!

 

If your tile and grout is in need of a deep cleaning, or your whole bathroom, at that- don’t hesitate to call in your leading professional steam cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX: The Steam Team! We have over a decade of experience cleaning homes and offices alike, and can’t wait to make your bathroom sparkle! Voted best tile cleaning company in Austin, Texas by the Austin Monthly Magazine. 

The In's and Out's of Cleaning in Austin

Upholstered furniture is a gorgeous addition to your home furniture, no matter where you plan on putting it. Between matching the color of the fabric, the surroundings of the room, and figuring out what pattern speaks to you -- it’s not an easy task to find furniture that works, so when you’ve found the perfect piece, we know how important it is to make that piece last and keep it looking pristine while it lasts. We were voted the best cleaning company in Austin. 

 

When Life Throws You Curve Balls

 

Between pets, kids, foods, drinks- our list could go on and on, it isn’t long before that precious piece of furniture is looking worn or even faded. If you need cleaning in Austin call us today. 

 

There are countless products in the market that might seem like an easy fix, and they might work temporarily, but nothing is going to clean your furniture quite like a professional who knows what they’re doing.

 

Calling in The Professionals: The Steam Team

 

While the Steam Team is known for creating floors that sparkle, carpets that feel soft and look pristine again, and fixing tragic fire and water damage, we also pride ourselves on our ability to make upholstery look like it was just purchased. From dirt and grime to those pesky pet accidents (and yes, they really are accidents…), steam cleaning has proven to be one of the most effective and efficient methods of removing stains.

 

The hardest part of cleaning upholstery is finding a product that works on every type of fabric, not just your fabric. What about other furniture around the house? Surely it’s not all the same color, same type, same pattern, etc. Versatility is key when it comes to cleaning, and that’s why steam cleaning is so ideal for the home and office.

 

If you’re looking at those pesky stains now, or even thinking about them, give The Steam Team of Austin a call today! 

Pop Quiz! Testing Your Knowledge of Tile Cleaning

How much do you know about tile care? Do you have questions, such as what materials you should use to clean tile, which chemicals aren’t safe, etc? Well, don’t fret! We’re here to answer them. Today we’ll brush up on tile basics, and explain how The Steam Team can help care for your tile- whether it be in your home, or office. Voted the best tile cleaning professionals in Austin, Texas located at 9901 Burnet Road. 

 

What Should I NOT Do To Tile?

 

When cleaning tile and grout, it’s best not to use abrasive materials. You could end up permanently scratching your tile and we don’t want that! It’s also wise to clean spills and stains immediately, instead of letting them sit and linger. And don’t forget to sweep and mop frequently to keep up with dirt, dust, stains, and the like.

 

Why Does Grout Stain So Easily?

 

Grout is porous in nature, meaning- it absorbs spills and stains easily. This causes discoloration or the buildup of mold and mildew. Most people take to scrubbing their grout, and this is an effective method- although tiring. You can use a mild detergent or warm water to wipe your tile and grout clean.

 

What is the Most Efficient Way to Clean Tile?

 

To more efficiently and effectively clean tile and grout, we always recommend steam cleaning! A steam cleaning machine can reach deep down into the pores of tile and grout and extract dirt, dust, and debris, leaving it clean as a whistle! For more information on steam cleaning tile, visit our website!


The Steam Team has been serving the city of Austin for over a decade- and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! If your home or office needs a good old fashioned deep cleaning, we’re here to help! We have all of the equipment and expertise needed for any cleaning and restoration job; you can count on that!

Taking a Toll on Tile: What Not to Do When Cleaning Tile

Are you taking a toll on your tile? There are many things we can do that aren’t so great for tile, and we might not know we’re doing them. Below you’ll find a great list of don’ts when it comes to tile care, and we’ll also explain how The Steam Team can help you keep your flooring clean. We are Austin's tile and grout cleaning experts

 

Don’t Use Abrasive Tools

 

Never use abrasive tools, or anything like steel wool to clean your tile flooring. They easily damage the finishing. Soft mops and sponges are usually all that’s needed!

 

Don’t Let Stains Sit

 

Don’t forget to not let stains sit! The longer they sit, the more likely they are to stay.

 

Be Careful With Your Vacuum

 

Not all vacuums are suitable for tile flooring. Make sure yours is set to the correct setting at all times. Don’t use a vacuum’s beater bar on tile flooring as it may scratch or dull the finish.

 

Don’t Forget to Sweep and Mop

 

It’s not too difficult to frequently sweep and mop your tile floors, and it does wonders at preventing damage to both the tile and grout. Lightly sweep on the daily, and mop once a week; as long as you don’t have intense foot traffic, you should be good to go!

 

Don’t Forget Your Door Mats!

 

Catch that dirt before it has an opportunity to reach your tile! Place doormats at all entrances to your home, as most dirt that enters the home does so through our shoes. Doormats are extremely helpful in keeping your flooring clean- we just don’t think about it all the time!


We hope you aren’t making these mistakes, but if you are, at least now you know what to do! Follow these guidelines and your tile will continue to sparkle! And don’t forget- The Steam Team is always on your side. We know that it’s easy to neglect tile floors because they’re so difficult to clean, so leave the job to us. We’ll take expert care of your tile and grout!

The Best Way to Eliminate Common Household Odors

rug cleaning company

rug cleaning company

No matter who lives in your house, sometimes there are just areas where a certain odor takes its toll. Of course, if you have kids or pets, you might deal with odors more often, but everyone is susceptible to the buildup of grime around the home. We’re here to review a few common household odors and how to treat them (not just mask them), so that your home may smell as fresh and clean as the day you moved in! We guarantee our work and back it up with love. Call The Steam Team of Austin. We are the leading cleaning company in Central Texas. 

 

We can treat some odors with light cleaning and a moderate use of air fresheners, but others are more persistent and difficult to remove:

 

Carpet Odors

While carpet is typically a favored flooring for good reason -- it’s both visually appealing and comfortable to walk on -- it also picks up a ton of dirt, grime, and other particles around the home. Inadequately treated stains and spills, dusty carpet, and worn down rugs are often sources of musty smells. In some cases, pets are notorious for causing a variety of pesky odors, no matter how well “trained” they are.

 

Or, what about the smell coming from the laundry room? The lids on washing machines close too tightly to allow moisture to escape, causing a mildew scent to linger.

 

In any of these instances, the biggest issue is going to be the amount of time between the accident or spill and the cleanup. Most household cleaners are unable to adequately clean pet urine from carpet simply because they can’t reach deeply enough, simply because the liquid was left to soak into the pad beneath the carpeting.

 

Don’t worry just yet, though! The best way to eliminate these messes and get rid of those odors for good is by contacting a professional steam cleaning company.

 

The Steam Cleaning Method

Steam cleaning uses extreme heat and high pressurized water to extract dirt, dust, and urine crystals from your carpet. The Steam Team is a professional cleaning and restoration service, with years of experience handling water and fire damage, disaster cleanup, mold, household odors, and many more -- give The Steam Team a call today!

Is it Time to Clean Your House in Austin Texas?

Austin Cleaning Professionals

Austin Cleaning Professionals

Is your Austin, Texas home dirty? Venetian blinds look beautiful in our homes, help to keep sunlight out (which in turn helps to preserve our furniture!), and they also provide us with the privacy we need. But window blinds are also notorious for collecting dust, dirt, dander- you name it! They often need to be cleaned, and it’s not the easiest chore in the world as the blinds usually need to be removed from the wall. Let’s take a glance at a few different ways to clean your window blinds, and explain how steam cleaning can help! Austin cleaning experts! We offer rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning and fire and water damage. Call your Austin, Texas cleaning headquarters at 512-451-8326

 

Dry Dusting

 

This method is likely the most laborious, as it involves cleaning each slat by hand. But sometimes it must be done! Use a microfiber or dust cloth to wipe each slat over a couple of times, removing all dust and dirt. Use your vacuum cleaner to vacuum up the dust that falls from your cloth, or misses altogether!

 

Vacuuming

 

If your vacuum cleaner has an upholstery attachment, then you’re in luck! Use it to vacuum the dust off of your window blinds; it’s much easier than wiping each one individually.

 

Tub Washing

 

For this method, you’ll have to remove your window blinds from where they hang, and lie them in your bathtub. Fill the tub with warm water and a mixture of your favorite cleaning detergent, and scrub each slat from side to side. It certainly requires a lot of back work, but definitely gives you a more effective clean than merely dusting!

 

Steam Cleaning

 

The Steam Team can clean your window blinds without even removing them from where they hang! We’ll effectively remove that dust and grime from the slats, and they’ll look good as new when we’re finished! You can count on us for a job well done. We also service Round Rock Texas for carpet cleaning and water damage. 

How to Keep Your Carpet From Shrinking Over Time Austin Texas

Carpet Cleaning

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. 

Tile Cleaning: Buying a Machine vs. Hiring a Professional in Austin

Tile Cleaning Austin

Tile Cleaning Austin

There’s no doubt that you can buy (or even rent) a tile cleaning machine that will clean your tile – however, there’s also no doubt that a professional would handle everything more efficiently and effectively. While there may be benefits to buying your own tile cleaning machine, you may want to look at the benefits of hiring a professional as well.  Voted best tile cleaning in Austin.

 

Top Benefits of Buying (or Renting) Your Own Machine:

 

Cost effective – Buying your own machine may be more cost effective if you plan on cleaning your carpet often. On the contrary, renting may be more cost effective if you plan on using it once or twice.  Voted best tile cleaning in Austin, Texas.

 

Convenience – You’re not welcoming anyone else into your new home besides a new machine. It’s definitely convenient to be able to just walk to the garage (or wherever you store your machines) and begin cleaning your tile and grout.  

 

Benefits of Hiring a Professional:

 

Power – the machines that a professional tile and grout cleaning company uses are industrial grade and usually hooked up to their vehicle. This allows for a much pressure and stronger suction to ensure that all of the dirt, debris, and other grime is lifted from your tile.

 

Knowledge and Expertise – This is a major one. Professional tile cleaners are cleaning tile all day every day – they know everything there is to know about tile and how to clean it. When you have especially tough stains or odors, they know how to remove them.  

 

You be the judge, but it is always recommended to ensure the best tile cleaning and the longest life for your flooring – call in the professionals. Here at The Steam Team, our technicians are experienced, knowledgeable, and use state-of-the-art equipment. Contact us today to learn more!

5 Cleaning Myths - BUSTED! Austin TX Rug Cleaning

Cleaning Up Water Damage In Austin 

Cleaning Up Water Damage In Austin 

Homeowners are always questioning whether their cleaning methods are proper, or if they should be doing something else. There are all sorts of myths out there that we can debunk! So let’s take a glance at a few myths about steam cleaning and carpet cleaning, and figure out whether or not they’re true! Austin Texas Rug Cleaning.

 

Myth #1 Steam Cleaning WIll Leave Too Much Moisture in my Carpet

 

False! While a steam cleaning machine uses moisture, you’ll have no need to worry about mold! The Steam Team uses a vacuum that removes 85% of moisture- and we will never leave you with wet carpet!

 

Myth #2 My Carpet Doesn’t Need Steam Cleaning - Household Cleaners Will Do

 

Busted! Household cleaners can only do so much, reach so far into your carpet fibers, and sometimes they make matters worse. They could also leave behind a residue that a steam cleaner definitely won’t leave. Rug Cleaning in Austin, Texas.

 

Myth #3 My Carpet is Clean “Enough”

 

Not always true. Your carpet may look fine on the surface, but deep down, you’ve no idea what’s lurking underneath. A steam cleaner extracts dirt, dust, dander, and so much more from way within your carpet fibers- leaving it clean and pristine.

 

Myth #4 I have a Great Cleaning Routine - I Don’t Need Professionals

 

While we’re happy to hear you’ve established an effective cleaning routine, it’s true that every carpet needs professional treatment from time to time. You won’t regret calling in the professionals. There’s just something about knowing that your carpet is truly in tip top shape!

 

Myth #5 Steam Cleaning Uses Harsh Chemicals

 

Another myth busted! All that The Steam Team cleans with is intense heat, and pressurized water. No chemicals or cleaning solutions… nothing. It’s completely safe for your family and the environment!

 

Don’t hesitate… give The Steam Team Austin a call today! We’ll have your carpet looking fantastic in no time! Area Rug Cleaning Professionals!