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.

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.

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!


Sprucing Up Your Office for the Spring

Well friends, it’s that time of year again! It’s time to start spring cleaning, and this includes your office, too! Whether you’re decluttering a home office or getting your hands dirty in a high rise building, The Steam Team is here to help! Regardless of the location of your office, it still needs to be deep cleaned this season, so let’s take a glance at a few areas to focus on!


Blinds and Draperies


It’s allergy season, and if you live in Austin then you know that it’s not going away anytime soon, unfortunately. That’s just one reason why it’s so important to rid your office of dust! Window blinds and draperies are notorious for hoarding allergens like dirt, dust, and pollen. Clean them out this spring and you won’t regret it!


Surfaces


Over the weeks, grime can begin to develop on our surfaces like tables, desks, and end tables. This is especially true if you’re guilty of enjoying a meal or two at your desk! But don’t worry; most surfaces can be steam cleaned, and we’re experts at that! You can rely on The Steam Team to thoroughly clean the surfaces in your office.


Flooring


Do you have carpet in your office? Then it’s time to give it a good old fashioned steam cleaning! Seriously- doing so will not only do wonders for your allergies, but it’ll also reduce the amount of dust, dirt, crumbs, and general grime that exists in your office! And of course, after The Steam Team is finished with your flooring, it’ll look as good as new!


If you need a hand this spring, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! We’re constantly standing by (24/7!) and would love to help out! Just contact us today or log online to view our list of services. You know you need a hand this spring in your office; just rely on The Steam Team!

Maintaining Your Appliances to Avoid Leaking

Did you know that appliance leaks can potentially lead to major water damage? It’s true! Especially if left unchecked, a leaky appliance can cost you time, effort, sanity, and money. But don’t let your appliances send you into a tornado of stress; instead, rely on The Steam Team. We’re a team of trained experts who have been serving the Austin community for over a decade now, and we’re perfectly equipped to help you out!


Regularly Inspect Your Appliances


Any appliance that holds or filters water should be inspected on the regular. This is so that if the appliance is leaking, you catch it right away. If it’s not leaking, then you’re in the clear! Just remember that water damage can result in the growth and spreading of mold, a very dangerous substance that worsens allergies and causes headaches all around!


Call in the Professionals Immediately


If you have a leaky appliance, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals. This may not be a job you can DIY, and it needs to be addressed immediately. The Steam Team offers services for the following appliances: sink or dishwasher, refrigerator or ice maker, AC Unit, water heater, and washing machine. If it’s leaking, we can definitely offer our cleaning and restoration services to get you back up and running! And don’t forget: we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you out!


The Steam Team’s Experience


We brag all the time about how much experience The Steam Team has under their belts! The Steam Team has been at this for over a decade and isn’t stopping any time soon! So you should feel perfectly comfortable relying on us for cleaning up after your leaky pipes or appliances, and restoring them to their original condition! Simply give us a call today and we’ll be out in no time!



How The Professionals Help After Water Damage

Water damage can happen in the blink of an eye- most of have seen it, unfortunately. Whether it’s caused from a storm or other type of natural disaster or it comes from within the home itself- maybe from a broken appliance or busted pipe- it’s all devastating and potentially dangerous. Here at The Steam Team, we handle water damage regularly, so we’re here to give you a few tips!


Removing Water

Most importantly, never try to remove water damage yourself- you always want to call an expert on water removal. They will safely (and efficiently) remove any excess water from your home and ensure that there aren’t any health hazards or mold growth around the home.


Using the Right Equipment

Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to call in the professionals just to be able to use their equipment. An experienced, professional restoration team will have equipment to suction the excess water out of your home.


Knowledge

Apart from having the right equipment, a professional team of technicians will have the knowledge and experience in how to restore your home from flood damage. They’ll move the furniture to the right areas, avoiding already-damaged areas to keep the process moving smoothly. They’ll ventilate the home to help dry out the home faster- these little tips and tricks that professionals have up their sleeves can make the entire process go drastically smoother.


If there’s anything to remember when it comes to dealing with water damage, it’s this: act immediately. The longer you wait, the more bacteria is likely to grow and you face a big chance for mold. Call us as soon as you can, we know how time sensitive these situations can be and our staff is properly trained to deal with any water damage.


The Steam Team Flood Damage Cleanup

One of the worst disasters that can happen to a home is flooding. And unfortunately, it’s a common occurence here in Texas. Cleaning up after flood damage can be extremely challenging, especially if the flooding was bad enough that the structure of the building itself is damaged. Luckily, The Steam Team can help clean and restore your home after flooding. Here’s some important information to keep in mind.


Water Extraction


The Steam Team’s process for water extraction uses high powered machines to get the damaging water out of your home before it becomes more of a problem. But it’s important to keep in mind that this process takes time. Only a few feet of water can be moved a day, or the rapid change in pressure could cause the walls of the building to collapse. After all water is finally removed, the floors will need a thorough cleaning. And depending on the kind of floor and the extent of the damage, the floors may need to be removed.


Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands


The Steam Team restoration professionals will do everything they can to remove water, clean and restore your home using high powered equipment. But by the time they leave, some aspects of the home may require you to step in. Mud and other contaminants may still be left behind on certain surfaces, and will need to be cleaned off and those surfaces sanitized. Dishes and countertops may also need to be thoroughly sanitized.


Mold Growth


One of the most harmful things that can occur as a result of water damage is mold growth. If tracking down and safely eliminating mold sounds like it may be too difficult of a job to handle alone, The Steam Team offers a professional mold remediation service. For more information on the services we offer, visit The Steam Team website.

Protection and Cleaning for Your Upholstered Furniture

Have you recently outfitted your living room in brand new upholstered furniture? Perhaps you’re wondering how to care for it, clean it, protect it, and help it to last many years. It’s definitely possible, friends! Let’s jump right into how we can clean and protect our upholstery today! And don’t forget: The Steam Team is always by your side, ready to lend you a hand!

 

Upholstery Cleaning: The Steam Team Method

 

The Steam Team has the cleaning methods to match your needs! Mostly, we’re just concerned about safety and about achieving the results that you’re seeking. We know there’s a reason you’ve contacted us, so we’re going to do our best to clean your upholstery like you’ve never seen before!

 

Fabric Protection

 

There are many things that dull the appearance of your upholstery. For example, spills, stains, and ultraviolet radiation all do this. And while we can do little to prevent wear and tear from our children, pets, spills and accidents, we can fortunately choose to let The Steam Team treat our upholstery with a fabric protectant! It’ll help keep your upholstery in tip top shape!  

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

It never hurts to give the professionals a call when your upholstery could use a deep cleaning or stain removal! If your cleaning products are failing you, that stain keeps reappearing, or you’ve no idea what you’re doing, don’t hesitate to give us a call! The Steam Team has been at this for well over a decade now; we have plenty of experience up our sleeves!

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX. We love serving this city and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! So if your upholstery is in need of some professional TLC, don’t wait; give The Steam Team a call today!

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.

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.

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!

Back to the Basics: A Quick Guide to Cleaning

So you’ve given up your traditional methods of cleaning and have decided to go with steam cleaning! First of all, we’re proud of you! Second of all, let’s go back to the basics of steam cleaning. What’s it all about? Well, here are five facts about steam cleaning that are bound to get you even more excited about your new endeavor!

 

Steam Cleaning is Completely Safe

 

Steam cleaning is absolutely, entirely safe for your children, pets, other family members, and the environment in general. It doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals at all. That means that no potentially harmful substances are used while we clean, and we won’t leave behind any residue!

 

Steam Cleaning Saves You Money

 

That’s right! Steam cleaning saves you money. You won’t need to purchase any cleaning supplies if you’re steam cleaning- since a steam cleaning machine won’t use them! You’ll love

having that extra cash stowed away for a rainy day.

 

Steam Cleaning REALLY Cleans

 

Finally, a clean that you can trust! You’ve seen the before and after pictures, right? Then you know that steam cleaning really gets at that grime and dirt. Nothing gets past a professional grade steam cleaning machine!

 

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs and Bacteria

 

Bring it on, springtime. Bring all of your germs and bacteria. Let us fight them away with our professional grade steam cleaning machine! With high pressurized water and intense heat, we can take care of germs and bacteria in bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways- wherever!

 

Steam Cleaning Eradicates Allergens

 

Having trouble this allergy season? We can’t blame you; Austin is the allergy capital of the nation! But before you throw in the towel and succumb to runny, stuffy noses forever- consider steam cleaning. It does wonders for eradicating allergens like dust, dander, and pollen!

 

Contact The Steam Team today if you’re in need of a serious cleaning! Or log online and view our list of services here!

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.

3 Reasons to Handle Plumbing Overflow Immediately

Plumbing overflow is no matter to be taken lightly. If you have plumbing overflow in your home, it’s important that you act fast. Here are three reasons as to why you should take care of plumbing overflow immediately! And as always, don’t be afraid to rely on The Steam Team for guidance.

 

Prevent Mold Growth

 

It only takes twenty four hours for mold to begin to grow and spread. Mold is notorious for taking over homes and harming the health of those who inhabit them. If you spot mold growing in your home, contact the professionals immediately! It needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This is probably one of the most important factors when dealing with plumbing overflow.

 

You Might Not Know...

 

We don’t mean any offense by this, but you might not know what you’re dealing with! This is no DIY project. You could potentially cause more damage just by trying to help. If ever the problem seems to be out of your hands, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team. The Steam Team has over a decade of experience in dealing with plumbing overflow and cleanup; let us do the leg work for you!

 

You Might Need the Professionals

 

As we mentioned before, you might need the help of the professionals, like The Steam Team.  A professional cleaning and restoration company will be able to take your hairy situation and turn it into one that works for you once again!


Call The Steam Team today or log online to view our list of services and gather more information! We’re always standing by (literally, 24/7) and would love to help restore your home to its original condition. All it takes is one phone call! We’re not just here for plumbing overflow; we’re here for almost anything.

5 Places You Probably Forgot to Clean Last Year

Last year while you were spring cleaning, did you miss a few places? It’s easy to do! That’s why we’ve developed a checklist of sorts, to make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Here are five places you might’ve missed last year but definitely don’t want to miss this year!

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are notorious for hoarding allergens like dust, dander, and pollen! Have your air ducts checked regularly to make sure they aren’t worsening your allergies, or causing unnecessary mess in your home!

 

Dryer Vents

 

When it comes to dryer maintenance, cleaning out the lint traps is great, and should be done frequently. But dryer vents are often neglected. This year, why not call in the professionals to come out and clean your dryer vents? You’ll save energy, and cash in the long run!

 

Baseboards

 

Baseboards are also known for holding in dust and dirt, and are often neglected on cleaning day. This spring, let’s turn that all around, friends! Run you floor mop along the baseboards to give them a deep cleaning, too!

 

Window Blinds

 

Window blinds are dusty and dirty and difficult to clean. But the latter is not the case with steam cleaning! In fact, The Steam Team can most likely steam clean them right from where they hang! No need to take them down or tub wash them. Just call in the professionals!

 

Grout

 

It’s time… time to finally tackle that grout. What better time than spring cleaning, though? Overtime, our tile and grout experiences enough foot traffic to cause discoloration or even staining. Grout is porous in nature; it absorbs stains more easily. Thankfully, steam cleaning can clean that grout right up!

 

If you’re in need of a hand this springtime, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! The Steam Team is a team of trained experts who excel in cleaning and restoration projects! So don’t wait; call us in today!

How Steam Cleaning Battles Bacteria

Best be warned, friends: flu season isn’t over yet! Families all over the country are battling this dangerous illness, and all of the bacteria around their homes! But do you know what might just get us out of all of this mess? Steam cleaning. That’s right, steam cleaning! Contact The Steam Team today for a list of services, and to schedule a thorough deep cleaning in your home that eradicates germs and bacteria!

 

Steam Cleaning vs Germs and Bacteria

 

To start, steam cleaning kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria! Fortunately this means that by contacting a professional steam cleaner, you can effortlessly keep your family healthy this flu season! Why do we suggest contacting the professionals? Because it’s a sure fire way to get your home up to your standards! It’ll be amazingly clean once we’re finished with it!

 

Other Benefits to Steam Cleaning

 

We always encourage customers to choose steam cleaning over other methods of cleaning for its many, many benefits. While it’s fantastic that steam cleaning so effectively kills germs and bacteria, it’s also impressive that it cleans without the use of chemicals. That’s right; steam cleaning uses nothing but hot water and high pressurized steam to thoroughly clean your home from top to bottom! This means that you save money on cleaning solutions, and that there won’t be any potentially harmful residue left behind! It’s perfectly safe for the environment, your family, and your pets.

 

The Steam Team is your leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX, and we’d enjoy helping you out! If you’re having a tough time battling the flu this season, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call! We’ll come out to your home, inspect areas that need our attention, and turn your home into a clean, healthy environment!

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.

Restoring Water Damage from Overflow by the Professionals

Flooding occurs in all kinds of places from your home to your workplace. No matter its size, water damage is both dangerous and difficult to handle. The Steam Team has been voted best in Austin, TX for cleaning and restoration services. We’re available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, to help with anything from carpet and tile cleaning, to overflow cleanup.

 

Whether a pipe burst, an appliance broke, or a plumbing fixture is overflowing- we’re here to help you with your water damage restoration.

 

Plumbing Overflow

Plumbing overflow is never fun to deal with- who wants to think about all of that bacteria, anyway? That’s why we’re here. Our professional technicians ensure that any plumbing overflow is removed, sanitized, and your home is restored to its original condition.

 

Appliance Leaks & Overflow

As far as flooding goes, this one is pretty common. Appliances often pose a risk for flooding when not properly maintained. It’s not just our kitchen appliances that can cause water damage to our homes. Don’t forget about your washing machine, AC unit, and your water heater. That’s right- it’s best to routinely monitor any appliances that hold or filter water- but, of course, we know how quickly and easily life takes over. It can be easy to forget about those potential leaky appliances… until we’re calling The Steam Team, right?

 

Call in the Professionals

Our team of trained professionals will assess the damage, and offer assistance with whatever may be causing the overflow. Once the leak is repaired and the water is extracted, we’ll thoroughly clean, sanitize, and dry the area with our professional-grade equipment. Problem solved! The Steam Team is ready and willing to help you cleanup any type of overflow and water damage, regardless of the cause. Give us a call today for any of your restoration needs!

The Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a main choice among homeowners for its aesthetic appeal, and other benefits. We’ll go over hardwood floorings pros and cons to help you decide which type of flooring you’d like installed in your own home!

 

The Pro’s:

 

Maintenance

 

For the most part, it’s pretty easy to care for hardwood flooring. They’re durable and can last a long time if cared for properly. And typically proper care means sweeping vacuuming, and polishing with a wood cleaner. Easy peasy!

 

Value

 

Did you know that homes with hardwood floors tend to sell faster and easier than homes with carpeting? It’s true! Buyers are willing to pay the most for homes with hardwood flooring installed.

 

Style Options

 

Hardwood flooring looks great with all types of decorating, and matches any color scheme! Hardwood floor is also available in many different styles itself, from oak, to cherry, and others. You’ll have no problem finding a style you adore for your home.

 

The Con’s:

 

Noise

 

Simply put, hardwood floor can unfortunately be very noisy. This is especially true if you’re on the second or third floor of an apartment, living with a pet! But don’t worry; there are things we can do to muffle the sound. Place area rugs around your home; these are especially helpful for changing the look of a room, or providing cushioning to family members who are prone to falling (like children).

 

Cost

 

Well friends, unfortunately, installing wood flooring is a costly option. And it’s no project to DIY; often it involves the help of professionals, so labor costs will increase your overall bill.

 

Requires Occasional Refinishing

 

Occasionally, floors will need to be refinished. Once they’ve been scuffed or scratched, or have started to fade, they’re ready for a refinishing! This is also a con because hiring a professional company to refinish your hardwood floors could be costly.


Contact The Steam Team for all of your hardwood flooring needs! We have all of the right equipment needed for the job, and you’ll love our results!