The 4 Places You Keep Forgetting to Clean

Keeping your home in tip-top shape is no easy task, especially if you’re cleaning it all on your own without the help of professionals. But that might cause you to overlook some parts of your home that are still very important to keep clean. Here’s a reminder of areas of your home that still need cleaning, but are often overlooked.


Air Vents


Cleaning and dusting every surface in your home is essential for your health, since it ensures that you’re breathing clean air. But are you making sure to also clean the source of that air? Dirty air vents can affect your everyday health, and unfortunately most people don’t clean them as often as they should. Next time you wonder why your cabinets are so dusty, check the vents.


Drapes


Make sure not to skip your curtains or drapes when giving your house a deep clean. Dust, dirt, pollen and even mold can accumulate on drapes left unchecked. Many drapes can’t be cleaned in the washing machine, and require special attention. So be sure you know what kind of clean your drapes need.


Under Appliances


Under and behind many appliances might just be the dirtiest places in your home. Many people never clean these areas at all! Dirt, dust, grime and food can build up in these areas, and you can’t avoid cleaning them forever! If you don’t want to pull out that refrigerator or washing machine and clean all around it, call The Steam Team and let us do it!


Baseboards


Baseboards are often never cleaned, even though cleaning them doesn’t take too much time or effort. They can easily collect dust and dirt over time. Cleaning them can be done with just a damp cloth or a wipe.


The Steam Team


If these areas are too difficult or too inconvenient for you to clean, keep in mind that The Steam Team technicians can do it all! So stop letting these areas of your home get dirtier by the day, give us a call. Visit The Steam Team website for more information.


Considering Concrete Staining? We've Got the Details

Summer is in full swing, friends! We’re outside in the evenings, watering the lawn and firing up the grill and oh- that patio could really use a renovation, couldn’t it? Have you heard of concrete staining? It’s the perfect way to revamp the entire look and atmosphere of your patio and backyard! Here are the perks to concrete staining:


It Refreshes the Look of Your Patio


Obviously, if you change the color of your concrete, your entire patio will look different. But this change is good! We’re tired of that dull grey color; let’s choose a smooth terracotta instead! Doesn’t that sound refreshing? Concrete staining completely refreshes the look of your patio.


It Changes the Feel of Your Backyard


Ah, that sweet atmosphere, the place where memories are made. The backyard. Concrete staining affects your backyard, too! But it’s all going to look so perfect. It may even inspire you to change other things, such as the shed, or the deck… or maybe you’ll even want to build a deck! Who knows? The possibilities are endless and your backyard will look fantastic!


It Could Be a Fun DIY Project


Now, concrete staining could be a fun DIY project for you and your friends or family. You can totally do it on your own. But we always recommend having a professional step in! You can contact The Steam Team today and we’ll be out to help out ASAP! But hiring a pro, you avoid accidents, spills, mishaps, all of those. And just think of how nice it will feel to not have to do any legwork!


From concrete staining, to cleaning your tile and grout, to restoring your home after a house fire, The Steam Team is here for you for an array of services and projects! We love what we do: helping you. So don’t hesitate to give us a call today! We also handle all types of construction from things like fire and water damage.

How To Start Your Carpet Cleaning Project Today

So you’re getting ready for some spring cleaning and you’re not sure which method to go with! That’s okay; we, The Steam Team, are here to help! If you’re finally ready to start steam cleaning today, here’s how: contact your local professional cleaning and restoration company, like us! We’ll come out to your home, perform an inspection, and get to cleaning and restoring! Your home will look clean and pristine when we’re done with it! And, just in case you’re feeling curious, here are a few great benefits to steam cleaning!


It Cleans Without Chemicals


Steam cleaning doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals! Isn’t that exciting? Not only will you save money on cleaning products if you choose this method, but you also don’t have to worry about any harmful residue being left behind! Your children and pets will be completely safe with this method.


It’s a Versatile Method of Cleaning


You can steam clean almost anything. Tile and grout? You betcha. Natural stone flooring and countertops? No problem! You can even steam clean your window blinds and draperies. Steam cleaning is one of the most versatile methods of cleaning; that’s why we love it so much!


It Helps During Allergy Season


Are you feeling those Austin allergies? We don’t doubt that; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But if you have your home steam cleaned, especially dusty areas like window blinds, draperies, and air ducts, you can count on having an easier time this allergy season.


The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who will treat your home with care and caution. You can rely on us to get the job done correctly the first time, without any mistakes. You’ll be amazed with our results, and we hope you keep coming back! Don’t forget: we’ve been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re not stopping anytime soon!



Preventing Stains on Fabrics and Upholstery

If you have fabric or upholstery in your home, you know the struggle it can be to keep it clean and free of stains! Here at The Steam Team, we have a team of trained professionals who are great at removing stains from upholstered furniture; all it takes is a phone call from you to make it happen! But until you give us a call, read below about how you can prevent stains on fabric and upholstery!


Leave Your Shoes at the Door


Let’s start with something simple: shoes. Sometimes it can be helpful to leave dirty, sandy, and muddy shoes at the entrance to your home! Don’t give those feet a chance to dirty up your furniture! Leave your shoes at the door, and start seeing results right away in how frequently you have to vacuum, or clean up stained furniture!


Don’t Bring Food Around Furniture


Secondly, let’s instill this policy: if it belongs in the kitchen, let’s just leave it there, friends! Food and drink spills happen all too easily around our furniture, and account for most furniture stains! If you can eat it or drink it, don’t bring it around your upholstered furniture!


Learn the Ropes of Stain Removal


It’s always best to stay informed! This preventative action is easy: learn the ropes of stain removal. You need to learn how to remove common food and drink stains from your fabric and upholstery. Learn how to prevent these stains from happening, and you’ll be well on your way to success!


Remember, The Steam Team is here to help you! So if you have an unsightly stain on your fabric or upholstery, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re available 24/7 to help you get rid of the stains that plague your furniture, and we’re experts at it!


3 Benefits to Steam Cleaning Your Home

There are many different methods to cleaning various areas around the home, but there’s one method that you can use just about everywhere! Steam cleaning uses heat in combination with water and pressure to clean flooring, furniture, and even window treatments. Its versatility is only one of the benefits of steam cleaning, though, are you ready for some more?


Safe Environment, Safe Family, Safe Pets

Steam cleaning is able to clean without using harsh chemicals or comprising effectiveness. The only things a professional-grade steam cleaner will use are hot water, and high water pressure. The two combined are plenty enough to exterminate dirt, dust, and other debris from your home!


Austin Allergens Are No Joke

This year, the oak pollen we’re dealing with in the air is at an all-time high. It’s almost painful! Unfortunately, because pollen and other allergens are all over the ground and in the air, they get tracked into and through our homes. Not only are they tracked in, but they often settle in any crevice they can find (furniture, flooring, air ducts, you name it).


Steam cleaning is one of the most effective ways to blast those allergens out of the home, helping your family to breathe easier and feel healthier.


Control Stains and Odors

Saving the best for last, steam cleaning is great for eliminating pet odors (or any other odors) and stains of any caliber due to the use of intensely high temperatures. Any germs that are sticking around causing odors in your carpet fibers, grout, or even furniture- steam cleaning is able to pull those out and blast anything that’s left, removing the odor (and any stain).


Are you thinking about steam cleaning your home? Don’t hesitate to give us 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 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!


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!


The Easiest to Clean Tile and Grout

Ceramic tile and grout certainly makes for an attractive flooring solution that many people prefer to keep in their homes or place of business. But it may also be the most neglected and overlooked floor when it comes to proper cleaning. Let’s discuss the best way to clean tile and grout.


Put Down The Brush


Far too many people choose the wrong method for tile and grout cleaning, and make the job much harder on themselves than it needs to be. You might be one of them, scrubbing vigorously over the tile and in between every grout line with a small brush. You may be using harsh, unsafe chemicals that can cause you irritation. We at The Steam Team are here to tell you that you don’t have to deal with this irritating process anymore.


The Steam Team offers a professional tile and grout cleaning service that will use the latest technology to restore your ceramic flooring to it’s very best state. The embedded bacteria and germs in your floor don’t stand a chance.


The Process


The cleaning process will begin with an inspection to find the dirty areas of the flooring and develop the proper solution for each area. Then the areas will be prepared by removing all furniture and setting up the area as to not disturb any carpeted or hardwood flooring nearby.


When the floor is ready, all dry soil will be removed by thoroughly sweeping and vacuuming. Then a high quality advanced tile cleaner will be sprayed over the entire surface of the tile, before it is thoroughly cleaned with hand brushes, mechanical rotating brushes and a self-contained pressure cleaning system. A rinse solution will be pumped through this machine, cleaning and sanitizing the entire floor.


After the floor as been completely cleaned and rinsed, the proper sealing/finishing needed for the tile will be applied. Then, our technicians will do a final walkthrough inspection and go over the results of your newly cleaned ceramic tile and grout.


For more information on the many services that we have to offer, please visit The Steam Team website.


How to spruce Up Your Office this Summer with tile cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your office? What if you can’t remember the last time? Well friends, it’s definitely time to call in The Steam Team to spruce up your office for the summer time. With these uncomfortable temperatures outside, you need a cool, fresh environment to work in! So let’s get to work; how can we, The Steam Team, help you? Call us today for tile cleaning in Austin. 

 

Whether you have a home office or you work from a high rise, we can help you out. Here are three areas we’ll tackle, but of course, The Steam Team can always do more!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are absolutely notorious for trapping and hoarding dust and other allergens that we’d very much like to avoid! So let us tackle the dust and grime on your window blinds; we can likely do it from right where they hang! Call in The Steam Team ASAP if your blinds need some professional attention. Tile cleaning experts!

 

Surfaces

 

How many times have you eaten lunch at your desk and hurried back to work, not caring much to clean up? Probably too many times. And after a while, a Clorox wipe just doesn’t cut it! Fortunately for you and your office, we can help out. We’ll shine up your surfaces so that they finally look brand new again! The trick is always, however, maintaining the clean.

 

Flooring

 

We like to work from top to bottom, as dirt and dust may settle onto the flooring of your office. But we won’t forget about your flooring! Whether you have carpet, natural stone, tile and grout, or hardwood, we’ve got you covered. We can restore your flooring to its original condition; you won’t believe the results! Are you excited about having a clean office? We are (for you).

 

Don’t hesitate to call us for help sprucing up your office this summer! We love what we do, and we love helping you! So give us a call anytime!

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!

Top Benefits from Steam Cleaning

Depending on how many feet are sludging through your household, you may only worry about cleaning once or twice per week. However, as those feet increase (whether you gain a few pets or a few kids), those messes will, too. We don’t believe in steam cleaning just because we’re The Steam Team, we’re The Steam Team because we see the effects and benefits from steam cleaning! And today, we’re going to share a few of these with you, too!

 

Effective and Efficient (and Cost Efficient!)

Steam cleaning only needs hot water and the steam cleaner (and the technician, if you hire the professionals). Say goodbye to any mops, buckets, and detergents!

 

Steam Cleaning Eliminates Germs, Bacteria, and Dust Mites

It’s true! Steam cleaning eliminates 99.9% of germs, bacteria, dust mites, and other unsightly things in your home. Anyone in the home who has allergies will also be grateful, as steam cleaning destroys allergens.

 

Additionally, steam cleaning tackles mold easier than any other method we’ve seen. Using solutions like bleach don’t actually stop mold growth, but the high intensity of a steam cleaner does!

 

It’s Completely Safe for Your Environment

Because all you’re using is heat and water, steam cleaning is completely safe for your home, children, pets and other family members. There won’t be any leftover residue, either! It’s the most environmentally friendly way of cleaning!


Whether you’re dealing with normal grime or something as devastating as water damage, The Steam Team is here to help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call for help with your flooring, bathrooms, window treatments, HVAC systems, etc. Steam cleaning works for so many different types of materials and we’ve got the equipment to get it taken care of. Give us a call, today!

3 Tips to Save You From Water Damage in Austin Texas

Water damage can occur at any time and, unfortunately, in many, many places. Whether it’s from a broken appliance, a natural disaster, or a busted pipe- it’s always important to deal with the damage immediately. Water damage happens in Austin, Texas everyday.

 

The Sooner, The Better

Water can cause some damage if left to stand still for extended periods of time. The water that enters a home during a flood or natural disaster may carry dangerous debris or harmful bacteria. It’s important to take precautions and use safety measures to protect yourself from anything harmful in the water.

 

Acting quickly also helps to prevent against mold. Mold only needs twenty four hours to grow and begin festering, so make sure you contact the professionals to get in there and clean everything out.

 

Hand it to the Pros

Speaking of the pros, we know you want to get back in your house, water damage is completely devastating- we completely understand. While it’s best to clean up the water sooner rather than later (for obvious reasons), it’s also best to let the professionals get in there and make sure it’s cleaned up correctly and thoroughly.

 

Use the Right Equipment

One of the most important things about restoration and cleaning is using the right equipment. When it comes to water damage, if the water is completely dried out, mold can start to grow. If you don’t have professional-grade fans, it’s definitely worth it to reach out to the professionals to make sure the job’s done right!

 

The Steam Team has been helping the Austin area with a multitude of cleaning and restoration projects for over a decade. Put your trust in us during a flood, or severe case of water damage and you can rest assured that we’ll be safe, effective, and will keep home and possessions safe the entire time.

Improving Your Office Air Quality With Air Duct Cleaning

How’s the air quality in your office? Do you know what you’re breathing in while you’re on the clock? It’s likely that you don’t. And while it’d be difficult to find the answers to such a tough question, we can at least do a few things to improve the air quality in our offices. Read through this quick guide to improving your air quality and breathe a little easier this week!

 

Inspect and Clean Air Ducts

 

It could very well be time to clean your air ducts. Did you know that air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dirt, and pollen? Not to mention, the amount of dust in general is just ridiculous. We suggest calling in the professionals to take care of your air ducts this season! It could be the best thing you do for your office.

 

Replace Air Filters

 

Are your air filters looking dirty and dusty? Yuck! The next thing you can do to improve air quality in your office is to replace the air filters. This gets rid of dust that is pushed into the air- dust that you, of course, inhale. Say goodbye to dusty, unhealthy air and hello to clean, fresh air!

 

Keep Your Office Clean

 

In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to keep your office clean. Yes, keeping it clean will also help to improve air quality. Dust likes to hide in places like carpet, or on window blinds. Keeping these places clear of dust will help you breathe easier, too!


If your office needs help staying clean, pristine, and healthy, just give us a call! The Steam Team is a group of trained professionals who have no problem cleaning air ducts- or offices, for that matter! We love what we do, and we love serving the city of Austin. So if you’re in the area, go ahead and give us a call!

3 Areas That Need a Cleaning Now

Springtime is very quickly becoming summer; it’s certainly evident in the temperatures outside! But don’t worry; if you missed out on spring cleaning this year, The Steam Team is available 24/7 for all of your cleaning and restoration needs. We can still help you out! Below, you’ll find three places around your home that we believe should be steam cleaned now. So don’t hesitate; give The Steam Team a call today!

 

Upholstered Furniture

 

Do you have any unsightly stains on your upholstery? The Steam Team can bring them right out! Just put your trust in our cleaning methods and we can restore your furniture to its original, pristine condition! And don’t worry; we won’t use anything except highly pressurized water and hot, hot steam!

 

Carpeting

 

When was the last time your carpet was professionally treated? It can make all the difference in the world. A professional steam cleaning company can use their professional-grade equipment to lift dirt, dust, and debris from deep within the fibers of your carpet. And you won’t even have to lift a finger! And don’t worry; The Steam Team won’t leave until your carpet is fully dry!

 

Tile and Grout

 

If you’re struggling to keep your tile and grout looking bright and clean, rely on The Steam Team! We can extract dirt and debris from the pores of grout, and shine your tile right up! You’ll be absolutely amazed with The Steam Team’s results. We just know it!


And this is just where it begins, friends! We can steam clean almost anything, so if ever you’re in need, you know who to call! We can even help restore your home back to its original condition after fire, water, or smoke damage. So whatever the problem is, you know it’s never too great for The Steam Team Austin!

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!

Marble Polishing 101: Call in the Professionals

Marble is a natural material that is used to produce beautiful kitchen countertops, tile floors, marble bathroom vanities, marble wall tile and even columns. If you have marble in your home, you probably want to do everything in your power to take the very best care of it and ensure that it stays clean and undamaged. If you follow our advice carefully, you’ll be able to do just that!

 

Why Professionals?

When it comes to any home cleaning, the job will almost always be done better with the help of professionals. This is especially the case when it comes to marble polishing. If you’re wondering why, it’s because marble can be rather tricky to clean and maintain.

 

When you’re cleaning or polishing other surfaces, you might be able to just buy any generic product or use your own DIY concoction, this is not the case with marble. That is because marble is more sensitive to acid than other surfaces, making it more sensitive to cleaning products and even some foods that contain acid like citrus products and sodas. Marble is also softer and more porous than other stone, meaning it scratches and etches much more easily than other surfaces might. For these reasons, marble requires great care- and you can never go wrong with a professional!

 

The Steam Team

When it comes to marble polishing, you won’t find anyone that does it quite like The Steam Team! Luckily for you and for your marble, The Steam Team has their own complete line of products for marble floor tile, marble countertops, marble vanities and even shower walls. These specialized products will be used carefully and thoroughly by the professionals to ensure that the job is done right.


When you call in The Steam Team, the most suitable method will be chosen according to the level of wear on your marble, and the professionals will take it from there; removing dirt, erasing stains and restoring the worn protective layer. If your marble needs polishing, call The Steam Team today!

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!

How To Avoid Carpet Shrinkage

Our carpets are made up of fibers that- over time- actually end up shrinking in certain conditions. A shrinking carpet is not an easy eyesore to cover up, but it is something you can avoid. First, let’s start with the basics.

 

What Causes Carpet to Shrink?

There’s not one thing that causes carpet shrinkage. In fact, there are several mistakes you may make that could be inadvertently damaging your carpet. 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). On the flip side, how you end up drying the carpet following cleanup can affect the fibers, too. Water temperature can be another factor- among many others- causing your carpet fibers to shrink. Now, let’s see how we can prevent these occurrences and keep our carpet in its best condition!

 

How To Avoid Shrinking Your Carpet

First thing’s first: hire a professional carpet cleaning company. We’re not just saying that because we’re The Steam Team, we’re saying that because it’s really true. Do your research and find the most knowledgeable cleaning company out there to handle your carpet.

 

Our trained technicians have extensive experience working with carpeting, ensuring that the fibers are treated with the right temperature of water and the floors are dried accurately so as to not damage them in any way.

 

Besides calling in the professionals, be careful what you choose to clean your carpet with before they come. Sometimes, when it comes to stains, homeowners will attempt to use various cleaning products to remove the stain from their carpets before giving up and calling in the professionals afterward. Be wary of this- mixing products or using harsh products in general can often damage your carpet fibers. Check out our other blogs on caring for your carpet if you need any other tips and tricks!