The Steam Team Post-Construction Cleanup

If you’ve just had any large construction, remodeling or renovation job done in a home or business of yours, you should know that the leftover mess can be almost as much of a hassle as the construction itself. But when you call in The Steam Team, we can clean up your newly constructed or renovated property in no time! Here’s how:


Surface and Furniture Cleaning


In the aftermath of construction, it’s likely that all surfaces of the home will need to be thoroughly cleaned. Nobody does this quite like The Steam Team’s professional technicians. We’ll start by sanitizing all hard surfaces, vacuuming with high powered commercial vacuums and/or mopping all floors as needed. All cabinets, windows, countertops and shelving will be cleaned by hand and scrubbed thoroughly to remove all dirt and debris. All furniture will be vacuumed and otherwise cleaned as needed for the specific material.


Smaller Areas and Finishing Touches


With the majority of the house or business surfaces and furniture cleaned, our technicians will move on to more precise cleaning of every remaining area of the property. All vents will be properly cleaned and dusted to ensure that dust and debris leftover from the construction doesn’t remain in the air, as it could be harmful for anyone to breathe.


Then, our professionals will move on to some of the more overlooked areas of the home like light fixtures, electronics, small appliances, ceiling fans and even small decorative items. When it’s all said and done, the property will likely look even cleaner than it did before the construction!


The Steam Team


If you don’t already know, The Steam Team offers a wide range of cleaning and restoration services. We can do anything from carpet and hardwood floor cleaning to upholstery cleaning, fire and water damage restoration and even pet odor elimination! For more information on our many services, visit The Steam Team website.

3 Reasons to Call The Steam Team After Fire Damage

Damages to a home by fire and smoke can be a catastrophic event, and often lead to the loss of personal items, finances, and in some cases even your entire home. Though it may seem unthinkable, you should always have a plan for fire damage. Here are three reasons that your plan should involve The Steam Team.

 

Too Dangerous To Do Alone

In the event that a fire does take place in your home, who’s going to take up the job of cleaning and restoration? Maybe you’ll decide to save a buck by doing it all by yourself. Odds are, you wouldn’t have the means to. To do so, you would need the proper safety attire, tarps, industrial strength water pumps, a press extractor, cleaning materials and much more.

 

Even with all of this, you’re putting yourself at great risk by entering the damaged property. There may still be dangerous burning chemicals, or burned material in the air that would be harmful to breathe. The only way to ensure your safety and the proper care for your home is by hiring a professional team.

 

Best Restoration In Austin, TX

Luckily, if you live in the Austin area you won’t have to worry about attempting to restore your home yourself. The Steam Team technicians will restore your home for a great price using only professional equipment. Our technicians will start by inspecting the property to assess all fire and smoke damage. This process will allow our technicians to give you a full report on the damage, and an estimate of the costs. Then they’ll board up and tarp the home, and begin restoring and cleaning it thoroughly.

 

Consultation

After the completion of your fire damage restoration process, our technicians will offer consultation on how to better prepare your home to prevent any future fire damage from occurring. For more information on how we can help with fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, and many other services, visit The Steam Team website.

Do You Live in A High Rise? We've Got the Best Cleaning Solution for You

Do you live in a high rise building, or work in one? We can help you keep it clean and pristine- with ease! Check out these five areas we can effortlessly clean with a steam cleaner! Your high rise is absolutely no problem for us!

 

Ceiling Fans

 

If you have ceiling fans in your high rise, you know they need to be cleaned, but they’re often neglected. Ceiling fans trap copious amounts of dust. And the worst part is that while the fan is running, you can’t really see the dust! So do us a favor: stop your fan, and let us dust and steam clean it! It’ll look brand new!

 

Window Treatments and Blinds

 

The Steam Team can steam clean your window treatments and blinds without even having to remove them! It’s a super efficient way of cleaning. Not to mention, you won’t have to fuss with the hassle of doing it yourself!

 

Carpeting

 

Dirt, dust, debris, crumbs… our carpet can hold it all, and conceal it all very well. Let The Steam Team tackle your carpet today by steam cleaning it down its very core! Using nothing but pressurized steam and hot, hot water, we’ll extract all of the debris from your carpeting and leave it looking as good as new.

 

Surfaces

 

Have you wiped down your surfaces yet? Well it’s time to do some spring cleaning in your high rise! The Steam Team can steam clean just about anything- including desk and end table surfaces. Just leave it to us; we’ll get the job done correctly the first time.

 

Natural Stone Flooring

 

It’s not just carpeting we steam clean. If your high rise has natural stone flooring or tile, we’ve got it taken care of! No more dirty and unsightly spots. It’ll look like brand new flooring when we’re finished thoroughly cleaning it.

 

So don’t forget, friends! The Steam Team is always here, waiting to help you out! And we have the best cleaning solutions for you and your high rise this springtime.

How to Handle Leaking Appliances

It’s happened to us all; we’ve woken in the middle of the night to a puddle of water in our kitchen from the dishwasher that was supposed to wash dishes overnight, but instead, went kaput. It’s hard to avoid! Accidents happen all the time, and unfortunately, appliances are no exception to this rule. But with a little help from The Steam Team, we can handle your leaking appliances.

 

Appliance Leak Cleanup

 

If you have an appliance that continually holds or filters water, it should be monitored regularly to check for leaking or malfunctioning. Even a slow, steady drip can turn into a major flooding problem if given enough time to develop. Fortunately, The Steam Team offers water damage restoration services to the following appliances: water heater, washing machine, AC unit, refrigerator or ice maker, and sink and dishwasher. Don’t stress; just pick up the phone instead!

 

Plumbing Overflow

 

Plumbing is no exception when it comes to taking care of water overflow! Too often, our toilets leak, our shower tub stops up, or the sink floods the bathroom! It’s disastrous! Luckily, again, The Steam Team is here to help. We’ll help repair and clean up damage from leaky, broken, burst, or frozen pipes. We’ll also take care of your drain, sink, toilet, or water heater! You can count on us to get the job done right the very first time.

 

Contact The Steam Team

 

The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade, friends! We’re not stopping anytime soon, so you might as well give us a call for all of your leaky appliance needs! We’ll inspect the situation, determine what to do, and get to work right away. You won’t need to worry about doing it yourself, dealing with the damage, or even dealing with mold- we’ll take care of everything for you.


If any of your appliances have gone kaput, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re available 24/7 for anything you may need to repair or cleanup. Just contact The Steam Team right away.

5 Ways To Prevent House Fires

You’ve heard the stories from someone you know, or at least seen someone tell their story on tv. It started out of nowhere, then- before they knew it- countless amounts of money in damage, irreplaceable items lost, and sometimes even loved ones gone. House fires are NO JOKE! In fact, there are about 365,500 house fires in the U.S. every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. On average, 7 people die in U.S. house fires every day. If you want to keep your home and loved ones safe, it is critical that you follow these 5 tips.

 

Smoke Alarms

 

This one should be a no-brainer. Smoke alarms are absolutely essential for keeping your home safe. Make sure you install at least one on every level of your home and inside all the bedrooms in the house.

 

Battery Changes

 

Having smoke alarms is great, as long as you alway remember to make sure they’re working. Test the smoke alarms once per month, and if the batteries are dead, replace them.

 

Checking The Home

 

Be sure to check certain systems in your home regularly. You may even want to hire a professional to ensure that your home is thoroughly inspected. The things you should regularly check include; the condition of your home’s electrical system, the natural gas/LP gas system in your home, and the air conditioning and heating units in your home.

 

Kitchen Safety

 

One of the most common causes of house fires is something going wrong in the kitchen. To ensure your safety in the kitchen, follow these practices: When you’re cooking on a stove and need to leave the stove for a minute or two, turn it off rather than letting it cook unattended. Don’t cook while under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, or if you’re tired. Also, ensure that no clothes or rags are left on or near a burner.

 

Safe Use of Wires

 

Faulty wiring and outlets are one of the top causes of house fires. So make sure your wires and outlets are working properly. Do not attempt to plug or unplug anything if your hands are wet. Also, don’t pinch or cover electrical cords with items like rugs.


If all of the above steps are followed, and the unthinkable fire still occurs, remember that The Steam Team has fire damage restoration experts awaiting your call.

House Fires & Soot: Damage Restoration by the Professionals

When the colder months blow through, many of us begin to light fires in our homes or outdoors. While most of these fires are contained, they can get out of hand sometimes, especially if not built and watched properly. House fires can be costly and devastating to our homes and families- in fact, nearly 15,000 people were injured from fires in 2016 that cost roughly $10.6 billion in property damage. And, not only that, like any natural disaster, fires leave a long lasting effect on our homes. After the fire trucks leave, we return to our homes to find the stench of smoke and water, the visual impact of fire, and of course, soot. Soot everywhere.

 

Removing soot after a fire is an extremely difficult task- both dry and oily soot cling to the walls, floors, ceilings, and other surfaces around the home. So what’s the best way to get soot out of your home? Today we’re going to tell you three ways that we, The Steam Team, take care of your home following a fire.

 

Cleaning the Walls and Ceilings

Taking care of your walls and the structure of your home following a fire is of utmost importance. First and foremost, determining what kind of soot is where will help you to decide the best method of cleaning. With dry soot, you’ll be able to vacuum the areas it covers- but on the other hand, with oily soot, you’ll need to use a degreasing agent in order to fully remove its remnants.

 

Start with the walls first, working through them one small area at a time and leave the ceilings for last.

 

Professional Tips for Furniture and Floors

The best way to begin caring for your flooring and furniture after fire damage is with a mild soap, washing the soot away. If you’re dealing with more extensive damage, it’s best to call in the professionals because when soot is left behind it can be harmful.

 

The Steam Team has been serving the Austin area through thick and thin for several years now. Give us a call any time!

How The Steam Team Handles Water Damage Restoration

Flooding can happen in the blink of an eye- one minute water is overflowing and the next you’re surrounded by it. We know how difficult it can be to get every bit of water out of your house, deal with the insurance company, and then have to worry about putting your home back together again- that’s why The Steam Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your restoration needs.

 

Restoring a home from water damage is not an easy project, we don’t recommend that you try to take it on yourself (especially during such a stressful time). Bringing in the professionals will ensure that everything is taken care of properly and will leave you with ease knowing you’re at no risk for mold.

 

The Water Damage Restoration Process

 

After water floods your home, whether it be from a storm, busted pipe, or broken appliance- the first thing to do is to remove any and all water from the house (if possible). We know that the biggest hassle for homeowner’s is often dealing with their insurance companies throughout this process, so we actually take that off of your shoulders and work with them directly.

 

Then, we’ll focus on your belongings and other surfaces around the home. We’ll clean and sanitize the area to ensure the health and safety of you and your family. The fans come next to begin drying everything out, from the flooring to the furniture. We’ll ensure that there isn’t any structural damage and check around for any signs of mold spores and growth. When it comes to restoration and remediation, we’ve got the experts!

 

So next time you find yourself facing a tragedy like water damage, don’t hesitate to call The Steam Team- even if it’s the middle of the night, our emergency crews are available!



 

Fire, Smoke, and Ash: Eliminating Any Dangers in Austin Texas

House fires are more common than you might think, they’re actually pretty easy to start. No matter where they occur or how they occur, the damage left behind is always devastating and difficult to deal with. We completely understand how stressful and emotionally draining these situations are; that’s why we’re here to help! The Steam Team is specially trained and equipped to handle fire damage restoration and help families restore their homes to their original condition. Visit out Austin, Texas store at 9901 Burnet Road. 

 

The scariest part about fire damage is how dangerous smoke and ash can be to your health if left behind after clean up. That’s also the number one reason you should call the professionals and wear protective gear before re-entering your house.

 

Ventilation

 

Ventilation is extremely important after fire damage to ensure that all of the smoke exits the house. If anything is left behind, you could be dealing with smoke inhalation and the health dangers that follow -- don’t take the risk! Opening all windows, doors, and even running fans around the house could work wonders in moving the smoke outside.

 

Call in The Professionals

 

You’ll need a professional cleaning and restoration company to help you remedy the situation, and The Steam Team is perfect for the job! Our team of trained professionals will assess the damage and begin cleanup immediately. We’ll also inspect your property for structural damage, as well as smoke and ash damage just in case.

 

Where there’s fire or water damage involved, it can be a dangerous situation for those who don’t take the proper safety precautions. It’s always recommended to call in professionals to ensure that everyone is properly taken care of. When it comes to disastrous situations, The Steam Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service situations!

Water Damage In Austin

The Steam Team Office In Austin, Texas

The Steam Team Office In Austin, Texas

Pets make loyal, loveable additions to the family, but they’re not the most considerate of companions… especially when it comes to the carpet. For starters, our pets don’t think twice about tracking mud around, and housetraining is a battle in itself.

 

We’ve compiled a few tips to help you implement a system that protects your carpet from day-to-day damage.

 

Keep an Enzymatic Cleaner On hand

 

It’s important to use an enzymatic cleaner on urine—it’s the only product that contains enzymes that break down the non-water-soluble components in urine, such as uric acid. Use as directed on the bottle. If the stain persists, you can try your trusty commercial carpet cleaner, or mix your own solution, using water and dish detergent, or water, baking soda, and white vinegar. As we always suggest... Remember not to scrub the stain. Instead, blot the area with a clean cloth.

 

Set Up a Paw-Wiping Station

 

After romping around the muddy backyard, Fido hurries inside, leaving filthy paw prints in his path! Do yourself (and your flooring) a favor and set up a paw-wiping station near the entryway.

 

Spread out a towel (or doormat) at the backdoor, suitable for your pet to step on as they enter. You can layer this towel with a damp, smaller towel to help wipe away mud. Set a spray bottle and soft bristle brush nearby, if necessary.

 

Conceal High-Traffic Areas with Decorative Rugs

 

An area rug is easier to replace than carpet! A smaller pattern will be more forgiving of dust, dirt, and fur. Be sure to include your area rugs in your normal vacuuming routine.

 

Hire the Professionals


How often should you have your carpets and rugs professionally cleaned? Well, this will depend on how much foot traffic/wear and tear your carpet has endured. Contact The Steam Team if you notice any staining, discoloration, or if your home needs a professional’s magic touch!