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.


How The Steam Team Can Help With Tile and Grout

Are you struggling to keep that tile and grout clean? Is it in your kitchen, bathroom, or everywhere? Well, you certainly have good reason to struggle; it can be difficult to keep tile and grout looking like new (like the way we want it, we mean). But luckily for you, we at The Steam Team have plenty of experience up our sleeves! We know what it takes to keep tile and grout looking clean all the time.


Why the Struggle?


Yes, it’s very hard to keep tile and grout looking the way we’d prefer it to look: bright and shiny, right? Grout stains easily or becomes discolored because it’s porous in nature, so it easily absorbs spills! But while it’s difficult to keep clean, it certainly isn’t impossible. All you need is a professional-grade steam cleaner, and a company who knows what they’re doing. Like us, The Steam Team!


How The Steam Team Can Help


So, how exactly can The Steam Team help you with your tile and grout? Well, our professional-grade equipment has enough power to effectively and efficiently extract dirt, grime, and other unwanted substances from deep within the pores of grout! And you know what the best part is? We’ll use nothing but hot water, and highly pressurized steam. It’s a completely safe, hassle-free process!


Give Us a Call Today


The Steam Team has been serving the Austin area for over a decade now, and isn’t stopping any time soon! We’re also available 24/7 if you’re ever in an emergency, like a flood, or a fire. We can start the cleanup process right away. So all in all, it’s perfectly safe to give us a call today if you’re in need of a thorough deep cleaning, or even emergency cleanup and restoration!


We truly mean it; The Steam Team is here to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call ASAP!


Basic Rules to Keeping Carpet Clean

You know the struggle it can sometimes be to keep carpet clean. You knew it before you got into it. But you can’t help but fall in love with it’s soft, cushiony side, can you? We can’t! So instead of feeling frustrated over your flooring, here are five ways you can help keep your carpet clean!


Vacuum Regularly


It can’t be avoided, friends! Your carpet must be vacuumed at least once a week with a quality vacuum cleaner (to avoid the hassle, of course). However, if you carpet experiences more foot traffic on a regular basis, you may need to increase the vacuuming. But don’t worry; it isn’t that strenuous!


House Training: Do it Right


Pet owners, we’re looking at you! If you have a pet, make sure they’re housebroken properly. Do your research and don’t skip any steps! If you have a cat, make sure they have full access to a clean litter box at all times. Make sure Fido is walked first thing in the morning. There are so many things you can do to prevent pet stains and odors!


Utilize Rugs and Runners


Rugs and runners are a great way to spice up your living space, and also help protect carpet! If you have a stubborn stain you can try to hide it with a  rug as well, but we always recommend calling in the professionals for those types of stains!


Treat Stains Immediately


Ah, this one… This one, we can’t say enough! When a spill or accident happens, treat the stain immediately! Keep proper cleaning solutions on hand and stocked up, and of course make sure you have plenty of towels or paper towels, whichever you prefer. Remember friends: the quicker you treat a stain, the more likely it is to come up!


Call in the Professionals


Lastly, give The Steam Team a call! We’ll come out and clean up your carpet in no time! We have plenty of experience in cleaning and caring for carpet and other types of flooring. Never hesitate!


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!

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!

Tackling Tile and Grout With Steam Cleaning

We all know that tile flooring can be difficult to keep clean, but let’s not lose hope, friends! Have you ever steam cleaned your tile and grout? You’d find that it’s the perfect method for tackling tile and grout, no matter how dirty it is! Let’s discuss tile flooring and how to keep it clean; there are three methods that we can lay out, but ultimately, steam cleaning is your best option!

 

Method #1: Scrubbing

 

Scrubbing is the most difficult of methods for cleaning tile flooring. It involves a lot of manpower and energy, which we don’t always have! But if you must, use your favorite tile and grout cleaner or a DIY concoction to spray onto the tile and grout, and get to scrubbin’!

 

Method #2: Sweeping and Mopping

 

Sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping are essential for keeping tile flooring clean! Just make sure you’re using a cleaning solvent that’s proven effective for tile flooring, and you’re good to go. And of course, sweep/vacuum before you mop! Your floors will look so much better when you’re finished, but nothing beats the results you would get from steam cleaning!

 

Method #3: Steam Cleaning

 

Unfortunately, the above methods will never provide you with the results you would achieve through hiring a professional cleaning company. Steam cleaning is the best and most effective method for cleaning tile and grout, and it’s also the easiest on your body (especially if you hire the professionals- you won’t even have to lift a finger!).

 

The Steam Team is proud to offer you our expert services! We’ve been helping tile and grout to stay super clean for over a decade now! You’re bound to be impressed with our results. So for professional tile and grout cleaning that will absolutely blow you away, contact The Steam Team today!

Make Your Bathroom Sparkle with Steam Team Tile Cleaning

Bathrooms are notorious for building up soap scum, grime, dirt, and other substances we don’t like thinking about, like bacteria. They can be difficult to keep clean, especially if you have a large family- then the shower gets way more use, as does the sink, the toilet, and the floor faces more foot traffic. Voted best tile cleaners by Austin Monthly Magazine. 

 

The good news is that with a steam cleaner (or a professional cleaning and restoration company, like The Steam Team!), these places are easy to tackle! Let’s take a look at just how a steam cleaner can help!

 

Soap Scum, Grime, Etc.

 

Soap scum, grime, and bacteria often build up in our showers and bathtubs. It looks unsightly and kind of grosses us out! Luckily, these substances can easily be removed with a steam cleaning machine, whether rented or professional!

 

Countertops

 

Yes, even your countertops can be steam cleaned! Dust and grime build up quickly on our countertops- so let’s get rid of it ASAP. Give The Steam Team a call and we’ll be out in a jiffy, ready to make your countertops shine!

 

TIle and Grout

 

Tile and grout aren’t easy to keep clean! Grout is porous in nature, so it easily absorbs dirt and grime, causing discoloration and staining. Again, unsightly. And let’s not forget to mention that scrubbing your tile and grout on your hands and knees isn’t an easy job! So let’s call the professional steam cleaning company, instead.


The Steam Team has been serving the brilliant city of Austin for over a decade now! We have plenty of expertise when it comes to steam cleaning, and we have the perfect equipment for the job, as well! So rely on us, The Steam Team, for all of your cleaning needs- not just your bathroom. But rest assured, we will make your bathroom sparkle with steam cleaning!

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!

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

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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!