5 Reasons Why Steam Cleaning is Essential

Steam cleaning is becoming increasingly popular as people continue to search for better, safer cleaning methods to use in their home or place of business. If you haven’t yet jumped on the trend, here’s some helpful information from The Steam Team on why this cleaning practice might become the new norm.


A Variety of Uses

One thing that makes steam cleaners so easy to use is that they don’t require any chemicals, just water and heat. This also means that steam cleaners can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, even things like upholstery and curtains. They’re also great for getting rid of fat and grease, cleaning tiled floors and walls, and even cleaning the inside of your car! 


Great Against Mold

One of the most significant benefits of using a steam cleaner is how effective they are against mold. Many people use bleach to get rid of mold, but in fact, bleach only turns the mold white so that it blends in with the surface. The high temperature of steam cleaning kills the mold while the bristles help remove it from those hard to reach places.


Safer For You and Your Family

Since only heat and water are used in steam cleaning, your home or place of business will remain free from the chemical residue or pollution that some cleaners may leave behind. This will make the environment much safer for you and those around you.


Allergies

Steam cleaning significantly benefits people with allergies and asthma, since it uses all natural steam to remove dirt and grime from all surfaces. Therefore, it won’t aggravate any allergies or cause respiratory issues.


Professional Steam Cleaning


Now you see the benefits that steam cleaning offers to anyone in search of a better, safer clean. However, you may not want to spend all the money on buying your own expensive steam cleaner, or the effort of cleaning your property yourself. But don’t worry, that’s why The Steam Team is here. Our professional technicians will use top-of-the-line steam cleaners and other methods to rejuvenate your home. For more information on the services we offer, visit The Steam Team website.


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!


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!

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!

3 Tips for Keeping Tile and Grout Clean in Austin Texas

Are you noticing the grime build up and take over your tile and grout? It happens easily; grout is porous in nature and therefore easily absorbs liquids. This causes staining and discoloration! But it’s not a lost cause. With a few good practices put in place, and the help of a professional clean and restoration company, like The Steam Team, we can keep your tile and grout looking clean and bright- easily!

 

Prevent Spills and Accidents

 

The first step to keeping tile clean is to just be very, very careful. Try your best to prevent spills and accidents by keeping liquids away from the tiled floor (unless you’re in the kitchen, of course), and tend to accidents immediately. Remember that the faster you handle a spill, the less likely it is to stain!

 

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!

 

After sweeping and mopping comes scrubbing! It can’t be avoided, unless you’ve decided to steam clean your tile and grout. Otherwise, scrubbing it is. Grab your scrub brush and your household tile cleaner and bust out that elbow grease! You’re going to need it.

 

Steam Cleaning Tile and Grout

 

We always recommend steam cleaning when it comes to caring for tile and grout. There are many benefits to this type of cleaning; for instance, it cleans without chemicals, and therefore won’t damage your tile and grout. It easily extracts dirt and grime from deep within the pores of grout, and leaves it looking like new! It’s efficient, effective, and perfectly safe for the environment. All it uses is hot water, and high water pressure.


The Steam Team has over a decade of experience in cleaning and caring for tile and grout! If you let us take over the job, we’ll be sure to do it right, and do it right the first time. Don’t be shy; give us a call today!

Time to Go Green: Eliminating Chemicals from Your Household Cleaners

Are you looking to go a bit more green? Maybe it’s time to eliminate those pesky chemicals from your household (for good this time). As always, we encourage you to start steam cleaning your home right now so that you can protect your family from potentially harmful chemicals, but there are other great reasons to steam clean, too! Let’s delve into a few of them: steam cleaning cleans without chemicals, doesn’t leave behind any harmful residue, and also kills other pesky substances like germs, bacteria, and allergens!

 

Cleans Without Using Chemicals

 

As we mentioned before, steam cleaning cleans your home without using any chemicals. There won’t be any bleach, or specially formulated cleaning products. The only thing a steam cleaner uses is hot water, and high water pressure! That’s what makes it such an incredibly safe method of cleaning- and that’s why we’re always pushing you to start right now.

 

Doesn’t Leave Behind Any Residue

 

Since a steam cleaning machine doesn’t use any chemicals, there is no residue to be left behind. This makes steam cleaning an even safer option for cleaning in your home, especially if you have small children or pets in the household.

 

Kills Germs, Bacteria, Dust Mites, Etc

 

Even better news: Not only will you be eliminating chemicals from your household with steam cleaning, but you’ll also be killing germs, bacteria, dust mites, allergens, and more! This is really important if you have members of the household who have allergies. They’ll be so relieved!

 

The Steam Team has over a decade of experience under their belt, and the right tools and equipment for any cleaning and restoration job. If you home is looking a little dingy and you’re looking for some help restoring it to its original, cleaner, more pristine condition, call The Steam Team! We’ll be out in no time, and eager to help!

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!

Fall Cleaning with The Steam Team

The Steam Team   

The Steam Team

 

The Fall decorations are starting to come out and the beautiful colors that we associate with the season are starting to show. With the change in season and decorations, comes the perfect time to give your home a thorough deep-clean! Contact The Steam Team today! 

 

Inevitably, your carpet takes a beating and collects debris such as dirt, dust mites, allergens, and even germs and bacteria! And sometimes, vacuuming just doesn’t cut it. So this fall, let’s try something new: steam cleaning. There are many benefits to steam cleaning that far surpass those of vacuuming and other ways of cleaning.

 

The Perfect Time for Steam Cleaning

 

In Austin we deal with year-round allergens, but this time of the year especially is when allergens begin to peak and the changes in the weather cause us to fall under the weather! But, did you know that steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria and squashes those allergens?

 

If you’re suffering from a stuffy nose or itchy throat, now might just be the perfect time to call in a steam cleaning company.

 

Benefits of Steam Cleaning

 

There’s nothing involved in steam cleaning except for extreme heat and pressurized water -- yes, you read that correctly. Steam cleaning gets the job done without harmful chemicals. It also doesn’t leave behind any residue that may be otherwise harmful to your children or pets. Just think of the savings you’ll be able to take advantage of when you don’t have to purchase tons and tons of cleaning agents for your home.

 

Choose The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team, for over a decade, has been fulfilling the Austin area’s every need when it comes to steam cleaning and restoration! We want to help you clean and refresh your home this season. Contact us today to get started on planning your next thorough deep-clean!

3 Ways to Clean Your Flooring - The Steam Team of Austin

Cleaning Floors

Cleaning Floors

Are you having trouble keeping your floor looking clean and bright these days? Well don’t worry; we’re here to help! The Steam Team has years of experience in brightening up flooring, restoring damaged flooring, and even installing new flooring! But today we’re going to discuss several ways in which we can bright our floors, no matter what material it’s made of!

 

Tile Flooring

 

Steam cleaning is your best bet for cleaning tile flooring, as it reaches deep within the pores of grout, and erases stains and discoloration from tile, brightening your flooring. But if you don’t have a steam cleaner, can’t find one to rent, or haven’t called the professionals, you can also use a scrub brush and a formulated tile cleaner.

 

Carpet Flooring

 

Vacuuming is the best thing you can do for your carpet. Not only does it pick up dust, dirt, dander, and other substances, but it also keeps the carpet fibers from becoming matted and worn down. Vacuum at least once weekly to keep your carpet in tip top shape- and looking its best!

 

Natural Stone Flooring

 

It’s time to grab your mop, water bucket, and all purpose cleaner! After you’ve swept and vacuumed your floor, dip a microfiber cloth into a solution of warm water and your favorite cleaner (or the manufacturer's recommendation). Clean the floor thoroughly, ringing out the mop and changing the water whenever it becomes murky. Your floor will look nice and bright when you’re finished!

 

No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, The Steam Team can help keep it clean, and even restore it back to its original condition! We have years of experience cleaning tile, grout, natural stone, carpet, air ducts and so much more. Don’t wait- just give us a call! We even clean high-rise buildings

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. 

Choosing the Best Rug Cleaning Method Austin Texas

Rug Cleaning Austin

Rug Cleaning Austin

When you set out to clean your rugs, you have a decision to make. Which method of cleaning should you choose? Shampooing, steam cleaning, dry cleaning? Another method? There are several options when it comes to rug cleaning, and below we’ll review each one- so you can easily make a decision when you’re cleaning your flooring! We hope this helps for all your rug cleaning needs in Austin, Texas! 

 

Shampooing

 

Shampooing involves scrubbing your carpet in a circular motion, using liquid detergent. The foam that’s produced from the detergent absorbs dirt and debris and is vacuumed away after drying! Shampooing also helps with carpet odors, and you can buy or rent a machine to do the heavy work for you.

 

Foam Cleaning

 

While this isn’t the best method for removing stains, it works well for removing dirt from your carpet. A machine is used to stir foam into the carpet fibers. This foam picks up dirt, dust, dander, and other debris, leaving your carpet clean and fresh again. Only a small amount of water is used.

 

Dry Carpet Cleaning

 

In this process, a machine uses rotating absorbent pads to extract oils and debris from areas in the carpet that are stained. So if you’ve got a nasty one hiding underneath the couch, you might want to break out the dry carpet cleaning machine!

 

Steam Cleaning

 

When it comes to your carpet, The Steam Team strongly recommends choosing to steam clean. A professional-grade steam cleaner easily extracts debris from deep within your carpet fibers,  using nothing but hot water and intense pressure. Steam cleaning is 100% safe for the environment, your pets, and your family. And it leaves no residue behind, and very little moisture. Your carpet will dry remarkably quickly, and we’ll never leave you with wet flooring! We hope you choose this method- we know you won’t regret it!

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!

How Often Should Carpet be Cleaned?

24 Hour Carpet Cleaning Service

24 Hour Carpet Cleaning Service

One of the most common questions among homeowners is how often their carpets should be cleaned. While it would be convenient to have a simple, regular answer for this question, there isn’t one- it all depends on the amount of traffic your carpet endures on a daily basis! Having children and pets helps to bring on more wear and tear, as well. Below we’ll discuss how these factors affect your carpet, and how steam cleaning on a regular basis can help reduce staining, odors, and wear and tear!

 

How Much Traffic Does Your Carpet Withstand?

 

Obviously the more traffic your carpet withstands, the quicker it’s going to need to be cleaned. Placing area rugs around the room can help; then you just have to have the rugs cleaned instead of the entire carpeted area. Another good tip is to remove your shoes before you step inside the house, and to ask your houseguests and children to do the same!

 

Are there Children Around?

 

Your kiddos’ quick, rambunctious footsteps do a number on your clean and pristine carpet. As mentioned before, removing their shoes will help, and asking them to keep their food and beverages off of the carpet will help you to avoid spills and stains! If there are children around, we suggest having your carpet professionally cleaned every six to nine months.

 

Do You Have Pets?

 

This one’s probably pretty obvious; if there are pets in the home, there are going to be accidents. Accidents that will undoubtedly affect your carpet. If you have pets, we suggest having the carpets cleaned every four to eight months. This frequency is of course because your carpet will endure stains and odors from mud, urine and feces, hair and dander, etc. It can become messy really quickly!


For a professional carpet cleaning or expert tile cleaning that will do nothing but impress, contact The Steam Team today!

Cleaning Up After Storms and Floods with The Steam Team in Austin

Round Rock Texas Cleaning 

Round Rock Texas Cleaning 

Sure, Texas weather can be unpredictable as ever, but there’s one thing we can count on: it’s going to rain, and when it rains enough, we can count on another thing: it could flood. Floods are all too common natural disasters that wreak havoc on not only the environment, but our homes as well. Our company was born in Austin Texas in 1983. 

 

So what should you expect after a flood, and moreover, what should you do? We’ll answer these questions, as well as provide you with information on how The Steam Team can help out in times like these. We’re a team of professionals experienced in many areas of cleanup and restoration, and we’re only a phone call away!

 

First, Act Quickly

 

The most important thing is to respond to the natural disaster’s consequences as quickly as possible. If you hesitate for too long, you risk mold growth and other contaminants. Protect your health and the health of your family by calling the professionals immediately after flood damage occurs.

 

Water Extraction: It’s No Simple Process

 

It takes time. If your home is flooded, only about two feet of water can be extracted at a time without risking damage to the walls and foundation. So be patient, relax, and let the pro’s perform.

 

Cleaning Up: Messes & Mold

 

Once the water has been extracted from your home, a sizeable mess will be left behind. Mud, dirt, debris, you name it. So it’s important to arrive at the scene with the correct expectations. Once the mud is shoveled out, begin sanitizing everything that’s been affected. Some materials can be sanitized in boiling water; otherwise, a bleach/water mixture is just fine. Wear protective gear and watch out for sharp, broken objects!

 

Finally, watch out for mold! Wear a protective mask if you’re helping with the cleanup, and be sure to stay thorough as you clean, in order to avoid an infestation.


Don’t worry; The Steam Team is highly proficient in cleaning up after floods and protecting your home against mold. Just give us a call, and help will be on the way! Call 512-451-8326 or visit us at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758 today. 

Cleaning and Highrise Apartment Living in Austin, Texas

The Steam Team Office Staff

The Steam Team Office Staff

Are you living in an apartment that’s a bit more dingy than you imagined it’d be before moving in? Or maybe you’re on your way out, and you want to make sure the place is flawless in order to get your deposit back. Either way, The Steam Team can help you out! Steam cleaning is a great option when you’re living in an apartment, as it’s quick, easy, and you can hire cleaning professionals to do the leg work. Let’s dive a little deeper and discuss how The Steam Team could help if you’re in any of the above situations! The Steam Team downtown offices are located 222 West Ave. #1106 Austin, Texas 78701

 

Kitchen & Dining Area

 

First of all, steam cleaning is completely safe for the environment. This not only includes you, but also your pets family members. So don’t hesitate when it comes to steam cleaning- it can only help! In the kitchen and dining area of your apartment, we can help clean flooring, carpeting, and even counter tops. A steam cleaner’s intense water pressure and heat work to remove dirt, dust, and debris from deep within carpet fibers, pores of tile, and the moisture dries quickly, too!

 

Bathroom

 

Apartments are notorious for mold infestations. If you spot moldy areas in your bathroom (or any other area of the unit) call the professionals immediately. We can take care of mold around the shower and tub, sink, flooring- and we can restore them to their previous condition so that your place will look brand spanking new! 

 

Living Room

 

Kitty litter lurking in the corners of the living room? Dust caught deep within the carpeting? No problem. We’re Pro’s at cleaning carpet, and we have all of the expertise, experience, and professional-grade equipment to prove it.


If you’re moving out or your apartment needs a good old fashioned deep cleaning, call The Steam Team today!

Keeping Your Grout Stain-Free

The Tile And Grout Cleaning Professional Austin, Texas

The Tile And Grout Cleaning Professional Austin, Texas

Grout is notorious for taking the sparkle out of the newly-installed tile in our homes. Because grout is porous in nature, it easily absorbs substances such as oil, grease, dirt- you name it! This is ultimately what causes our grout to stain. Fortunately, there are still ways to restore grout to its previous, more pristine condition. With a touch of determination, and a bit of elbow grease, we can help you stay on top of grout stains and keep your floors looking fabulous!

 

Cleaning

 

Grout isn't all too difficult to clean- simply grab your best, most durable scrub brush (or discarded toothbrush), and a bottle of your favorite cleaning solution. If you don't have a cleaning solution that is safe to use on grout, you can create your own by mixing together baking soda, ammonia, and vinegar! Let this solution settle onto your grout for 2-4 minutes before scrubbing.

 

This is when your elbow grease becomes a hot commodity! You'll need to scrub intensely enough to lift the dirt and grime from deep within the porous grout. Scrub with all your might!

 

While scrubbing, you may need to stop to wipe up the dirty, soapy solution over your grout, and begin again. Remember, slow and steady wins the race! Taking your time will pay off in the end.

 

Sealant

 

The best way to protect your grout from staining is to use a grout sealant. Sealant provides an extra protective layer over your grout that helps to prevent the grout from absorbing liquids- thus keeping your floor from staining as easily.

 

Of course, to achieve top-notch, professional results, you'll need to call in your local steam cleaning company! Steam cleaning is a fast, effective method of cleaning and removing stains. Your grout will become completely hassle-free when you call in the professionals!

Commercial Cleaning: Keeping Your Restrooms Clean

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the steam Team Austin 

Restrooms can sometimes be a harsh reality. In order to continuously keep commercial restrooms clean and sanitary, it’s likely that you’ll have to implement systems or bring in outside help.

Bringing in Outside Help

 

Deep Cleaning

One of the most common complaints with cleaning high-traffic restrooms is keeping the tile and grout clean. In some cases, this could on the floor, backsplash, or even countertops. Grout can be especially difficult to clean around moisture, but steam cleaning will undoubtedly do the trick.

Targeting Trouble Areas

Of course the tile and grout aren’t the only areas that need attention around the bathroom - especially with how damage-prone the environment already is (from the constant waterflow). Cleaning around the bathroom becomes much more efficient when you target the sinks, floors, counters, toilets, trash cans, etc.

 

Additionally, if you take preventive measures to keep these target areas from collecting grime, you’ll find that a deep clean can turn a sort-of clean restroom into a room that looks brand-spanking-new!

Cover Every Surface

Last, but certainly not least, don’t leave any surface behind! When you make sure to touch every surface before leaving the restroom, you’re guaranteed a spotless environment.

 

Now, remember when we talked about bringing in outside help? That’s really the secret to ensuring that your commercial restrooms are continuously spotless. It’s not as daunting as you may think - in fact, it’ll take a huge stress off of your shoulders!

 

Are you looking for a commercial cleaning company? We’d love to take a look at your office! Give us a call, here at The Steam Team, today.

3 Fun Facts About Steam Cleaning

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Who said cleaning can’t be fun? Steam cleaning may not seem like it could be exciting to you, but when you see the effects it has on various surfaces and environments everyday - it’s certainly intriguing.

 

Check out these awesome facts about steam cleaning!

  1. Steam cleaning can help improve air quality around the home.

Ridding flooring (and other surfaces) of common allergens, dust particles, and grime build up keeps these things from circulating around the home. With all of these particles, the air quality around your home will start to improve.

 

Don’t forget to clean your air ducts and you’re sure to breathe clean air!

  1. The steam cleaner was first invented over 150 years ago.

Since then, it’s come a long way! The technology integrated with steam cleaners now is entirely different. Machines are able to be used on various surfaces, materials, and fabrics for a variety of reasons, too. Not only can flooring be steam cleaned, but furniture, window treatments, appliances, air ducts - you name it!

 

What we know now versus what we knew when steam cleaning was initially invented is monumental.

  1. Carpet should be professionally steam cleaned every 12-18 months.

Regularly cleaning carpets with a steam cleaner helps to eliminate any grime build-up but also keeps allergens and pollutants at a minimum around the home. Remember; steam cleaning is a much more thorough and deep clean versus regular vacuuming. Scheduling a professional to come into your home every 12-18 months has shown to be the most effective and efficient way to protect, clean, and maintain carpet flooring.

 

If you need a professional to take a look at your carpets, give us a call at The Steam Team today!