Glistening Grout: 3 Ways to Keep it Clean

Tile And Marble Cleaning 

Tile And Marble Cleaning 

Tile looks great and glistening when first installed, and really adds a nice, light touch to our kitchens and bathrooms. But it can be quite difficult to keep it looking that way, especially with heavy foot traffic, pets, children, or all of the above! Luckily, with the help of The Steam Team, we can restore your tile to its original condition; never hesitate to give us a call! But until then, follow these three simple tips for keeping your grout in optimal condition:


Mopping on the Regular


Mopping your flooring on a regular basis will help keep it clean! For best results, use a mop with a microfiber cloth attached to it, and don’t forget to sweep beforehand! Sweeping will help tremendously- especially when it comes time for cleaning day.


Using the Scrub Brush


Sometimes it just takes a little bit of elbow grease, and a lot of determination! This method may be a bit more difficult, but scrubbing tile and grout is another way of keeping it clean. You can use a concoction of baking soda and vinegar, or you can use your favorite go-to commercial cleaner- as long as it's specified for grout, you’re good to go! Scrub away!


Tile Cleaning


Here at The Steam Team, we believe that steam cleaning is the best way to clean tile and grout! A professional grade steam cleaner reaches deep within the pores of grout to extract dirt, grime, and other nasty substances that have been absorbed over time. Not to mention, it restores the shine in your tile- effortlessly.


Is your tile and marble are in need of a thorough deep cleaning? If so, don’t wait- call The Steam Team! We can restore your tile and grout to its original, glistening condition- and we’ll be out in no time!

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. 

Need Help with Drapery and Window Treatment Cleaning Round Rock Texas

Expert Residential Cleaning Austin

Expert Residential Cleaning Austin

No matter how delicate your draperies are, they need to be cleaned every so often, and the process isn’t always as daunting as it seems! Steam Cleaning is a fantastic option for cleaning in this case, as they can often be cleaned without being removed- so you won’t need to worry about risking damage to your fabulous drapes and window treatments. The Steam Team can help to freshen your drapes in no time- here’s how the process works!


Cleaning Without Removal


We can leave your draperies where they hang and still clean them just as effectively. We’ll use a low moisture, hot water extraction method, or a dry cleaning method to safely remove dust, dander, dirt and other particles from your draperies. And don’t worry about moisture, as we use so little of it that everything will dry quickly!


Tips for Lengthening the Lifespan of your Draperies


If you want your window treatments to last longer than expected, it’s totally possible! Just follow a few simple guidelines. First, rotate your drapes every so often. They absorb tons of sunlight, which can be harmful to fabric over time. Sunlight can cause fading and deterioration, so rotate them every now and then to ensure that the color stays even-toned. Next, if you must remove your drapes to be washed, carefully follow washing instructions. The last thing you want is to find your drapes in shreds as you pull them out of the machine. Check the tags for special instructions! Lastly, protect your drapes from moisture by watching for condensation and leaky windows, and call in the professionals for an occasional treatment.

When you call The Steam Team for help cleaning your draperies and window treatments, you can rest assured that we’re treating them with top quality care- no matter how delicate the fabric is. So don’t hesitate to call us for a professional cleaning! We clean in Round Rock, Texas. 

The ABC's of Caring for Marble Tile Around Your House in Austin, Texas

Marble & Ceramic Tile Cleaning 

Marble & Ceramic Tile Cleaning 

Marble is a beautiful material that is millions of years old, and used to create gorgeous kitchen flooring, bathroom tiles, shower tiles, and more. The important thing when it comes to installing marble in your home is the upkeep. Below, we’ll briefly discuss the “ABC’s,” of caring for marble just to give you a simple background and help you keep your marble flooring and tiles looking marvelous. We are the professionals to call for all types of tile cleaning in Austin, Tx.


So here’s what you need to know:


  1. Use Products Designed for Marble


Many times we’ve warned our clients about the dangers of using cleaning solutions that aren’t meant for the materials needing to be sanitized. By using the proper cleaning solution (or by calling in The Steam Team…), you can avoid etching and dulling your marble surfaces/floorings.


B) Clean Spills Immediately


This one is a no brainer, but it’s incredibly difficult to follow through! Still, we must do our best. Marble is a porous surface, so if stains are left too long before cleaned, they can sink into the surface and cause more permanent damage. In the kitchen, watch out for acids that spew from fruits, juices, or even coffee. Use coasters on your countertops or kitchen islands to avoid stains and obnoxious rings.


C) Protect Your Marble


In the living room, or kitchen/dining areas, it’s best to protect your marble flooring by using area rugs and runners. This can be especially helpful in high-traffic areas, where the flooring endures the most wear and tear. If your rugs are having difficulty staying in place, gripper mats can be found almost anywhere- department stores, grocery stores, etc.

Above all, contact The Steam Team to learn more about properly caring for your marble, or for a professional cleaning. You can trust that we’ll work diligently to restore your marble flooring, tile, countertops, etc, and keep them looking as they should: flawless. We clean all types of tile including ceramic, travertine and many others.