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.


The Dangers of Leaky Appliances

When an appliance begins to leak, even just a small amount, it can be a huge deal. A small drip can turn into a major leak, and a major leak can evolve into a flood. As soon as you detect a leak in your home, contact the professionals! It’s never too early to tackle a leaky appliance, and the last thing you want on your hands is a flood inside your kitchen! The Steam Team has several years of experience handling leakly appliances! Don’t hesitate to give us a call.


The Dangers of Leaky Appliances


The foremost danger you’ll be faced with when it comes to leaky appliances is mold. This may not come as a surprise to you if you know anything about how mold grows! It thrives in damp, dark environments… like wet cabinets from a leaky dishwasher, or wet floorboards from a leaky refrigerator! Once mold begins to grow and spread, it can pose many threats to your health. Avoid all of this by calling in the professionals right away!


Calling in the Professionals


Because mold can be such a dangerous factor in this scenario of leaky appliances, you want to contact the pro’s as soon as you detect a leak, or any issue. Doing so will save you a ton of hassle in the long run. Obviously the longer you let a leak fester, the more you risk mold growing. A professional steam cleaning company, like The Steam Team can help you out in times like these.


How The Steam Team Can Help


When your appliances go kaput, we’re the people you want to call! The Steam Team can help with appliance leak clean up and water extraction, structural drying, and water damage restoration for the following: your water heater, washing machine, AC Unit drain, refrigerator and ice maker, and sink and dishwasher!


Again- never hesitate to give us a call! We’d love to help you out!



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!

A Quick Guide to Restoring Water Damage

There’s no telling when water damage is going to occur. Between the unpredictability of natural disasters and the range of appliances throughout the home that use water; it’s always important to know how to handle water damage no matter where you live.


Preventing Water Damage

Water damage can cause a variety of issues to a home; damaging flooring, belongings, and creating a perfect environment for dreaded mold spores to grow. So let’s prevent all of that hassle, and talk about what needs to be done when you first discover flood and/or water damage in your home or office.


Regular Maintenance

Quick regular maintenance around your home will help to prevent water damage that would be caused by leakage from an appliance, a busted pipe, or an appliance completely breaking down. Keep up with your appliances, fixing any issues promptly that may arise- and don’t forget to care for your pipes properly during the colder months to avoid any freezing and/or bursting.


When Water Damage Occurs

First things first: contact your insurance company to figure out exactly what they cover. Remember to be straightforward about the incident so that there isn’t any confusion down the line. Then, call us! The Steam Team will immediately come out and help you through the cleanup and water extraction process.


Take Safety Precautions

To protect yourself against mold spores, be sure to purchase masks from your local pharmacy or department store. Wear them if you’re around the water damage for prolonged periods of time.


Cleanup and Water Extraction

Extracting the water alone is time consuming and a very careful process. If too much water is pumped out too quickly, you risk causing your walls to collapse from the pressure. To keep this from happening, we extract only two to three feet of water at a time.


If you’re unfortunately dealing with water damage, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call at any hour of the day, any day of the week. We’re always here to help!


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.


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.

How to Protect Your Carpet From Everyday Wear and Tear

Wear and tear on and damage to our carpet is inevitable. We simply can’t help but wear it down over time! But it’s okay, because we can definitely do things to prevent wear and tear and keep our carpet in great condition! Just follow these simple guidelines and you’ll be well on your way to preventing messes, stains, and wear and tear.

 

Place Floor Mats at Entrances

 

It helps tremendously to place floor mats at the entrances to your home! You wouldn’t believe how much dirt becomes attached to our shoes while we’re out walking out and about- or, maybe you would believe it. If you have a doormat at the entrance to your home, the dirt that gets caught on the mat won’t even have the opportunity to reach your carpet! It’s simple, yet brilliant.

 

Remove Shoes at the Door

 

Much like the “doormat technique,” as we’re going to call it, designating an area by the door for shoes also prevents dirt and mud from touching your carpet! You can find a basket, or construct a shelf to hold your family’s shoes. Then maybe you should clean out the basket on occasion… you know, to remove all that dirt that’s not messing up your carpet!

 

Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned

 

And lastly, occasionally we have to bite the bullet and surrender control to the professional carpet cleaners, like The Steam Team! A professional cleaning and restoration company can come out and restore your carpet to its original condition- that’s how effective they are. Consider hiring the professionals on occasion to keep your carpet looking clean and pristine.


Did you know that The Steam Team has been serving the Austin community for well over a decade, now? It’s fact! And we’d be absolutely thrilled to come out and help you clean up your carpet! Give us a call today, or go online to view our services!

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!

Fire Damage Tips Austin Texas

Winter is right around the corner… and as temperatures begin to drop, some of us are lighting our fireplaces already! It’s important, however, to remain educated about fire safety this season. Fire damage is definitely not something you want to deal with, so let’s follow these five safety guidelines when burning fires and heating your home this winter:

 

For space heaters:

 

Don’t Use Space Heaters (As Primary Sources of Heat)

 

Space heaters can be very dangerous and should only be used as supplementary sources of heat. And of course, they should be placed in a safe area, away from curtains, clothing items, flammable liquids, decorations, etc!

 

Use a Reliable Extension Cord

 

When it comes to the extension cord for your handy space heater, make sure it’s the adequate cord! If the extension cord is unable to handle the current, it could potentially overheat and melt. Then you’re in need of a replacement cord at best, or dealing with fire damage at worst.

 

For fireplaces:

 

Use a Fire Screen

 

Fire screens are used to shield the room from popping embers. They’re made of chain link or sometimes glass (always remember that glass can get really hot, and thus dangerous for pets and children).

 

Utilize the Proper Tools

 

Your fire will need to be poked and prodded periodically to keep it burning. Be sure you’re using the correct tools, for your own safety!

 

Clean Your Chimney

 

Lastly, it’s important to have your chimney cleaned at least once per year. Clearing it of dust, dirt, soot, and debris will help smoke flow through it easily. We service all of Central Texas. Please visit our website for service areas in Austin


Remember, accidents do happen, and we can’t do much to prevent them. So in case of your fire in your home, contact The Steam Team to help with the cleanup process. We’re experts at it, and have been doing it for over a decade now! So don’t hesitate!

Enhance the Look and Feel of Your Carpet with Cleaning Austin

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Water cleanup

Remember the good ‘ol days, when your carpet was brand new, felt cushiony, and smelled great? It likely looked great, too! But now, after so much time of wear and tear, your carpet might have begun to lose its luster. If that’s the case, don’t fret! Steam cleaning does wonders to restore your carpet to its original condition- especially when it’s done by the professionals (such as The Steam Team)! We also handle all types of water damage Austin Texas service

 

Enhance the Look of Your Carpet with Professional Cleaning

 

It’s not just cleaning that we’re out to do- although we’ll do plenty of it. But we pride ourselves on going the extra mile! This includes performing services such as spot treatment, stain removal, and carpet grooming! We want your carpet to look its best, to shine, and to feel as new as you remember! We are available 24 hours a day for water damage Austin Tx.

 

Freshly Cleaned Carpet = Softer Carpet

 

Finally, your carpet will feel the same way it did the day you had it installed. Absolutely nothing beats that feeling on your feet- are we right? Thanks to carpet grooming, you’ll love walking all over your house, and guests will, too!

 

Steam Clean Away the Odors

 

There’s nothing like fresh-smelling carpet as well! Your carpet may smell grimey and stale from years of wear and tear, and these odors get pushed into the air every time we set foot on the flooring. But a professional-grade steam cleaner can easily extract stains, dust, dirt, grime, and everything else that’s causing those odors! When we’re done with the job, your carpet will look great, feel wonderful, and smell ah-mazing!

 

Give The Steam Team a call today; we know, and you know, that you won’t regret it! Our carpet cleaning technicians can restore even the most worn carpet to its better, fresher condition. Just say the word! We also provide the fastest service for water damage Austin

How to Keep Your Carpet From Shrinking Over Time Austin Texas

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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. 

The Best Way to Clean Natural Stone in Austin TX

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Best Tile Cleaning Austin

Whether we’re talking about natural stone countertops or natural stone flooring -- it all needs to be cleaned and properly maintained over time. Voted best tile cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

If you are having new floors installed, typically the stone is sealed upon installation – but this will only last for a few years, so you’ll need to clean them and seal them again several times over their lifespan. When it comes to cleaning, the best method to use is steam cleaning. We’re not bias, we promise, it’s efficient, effective, and you can hire a professional to get the job done for you!

 

Regular Maintenance

Like any other floors, natural stone requires a good bit of regular maintenance – sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc. With a regular cleaning routine, your daily filth won’t add up as quickly making your floor cleaner for longer periods of time.  

 

The biggest problem people can have with natural stone is that it’s porous and can absorb liquids and stains very easily. When it comes to these situations, time is key – quickly wipe up the liquid before it has time to settle.

 

How to Clean Natural Stone

Stay away from cleaners with harsh chemicals (such as acids) as they tend to have negative effects on natural stone such as scratching and wearing down the stone more than usual. While this may not be an immediate difference, the discoloration can worsen over time. Carpet and tile cleaning in Austin, Texas. 

 

Efficient and Effective

If your natural stone flooring has damage to it (scratches, discoloration, stains, etc.) you’ll want to hire a professional to ensure that your stone is restored and taken care of properly.

 

The Steam Team has a team of highly trained professional technicians who only use state-of-the-art equipment. Together with their experience and knowledge, we can advise you on how to best care for your flooring -- whether it’s natural stone, hardwood, tile, or carpet. Contact us today for more information!

How to Get Rid of Dirty Carpets

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The Steam Team Austin, Texas

Ah, carpet flooring… it’s comfortable, cozy, and cushiony. It can be made in a multitude of different colors, textures, and designs. We can match it perfectly with our furniture. Carpet adds warmth to a bedroom or living room, and provides a cushioned landing for small children at play. But proper cleaning and maintenance keeps a homeowner quite busy! Carpet can potentially stain very easily, and requires regular attention.

 

Routine Cleaning & Stain Prevention

 

Dust, dirt, and pet hair build up at a surprisingly rapid rate. This makes frequent vacuuming imperative to maintaining carpet flooring, and even lengthening its lifespan. Hopefully your vacuum cleaner has extra attachments for reaching areas like corners, baseboards, or even between couch cushions!

 

When it comes to areas of your home with higher traffic, you may consider asking your house members and guests to remove their shoes near the front door. The soles of our shoes can track in anything from sand, to mud, grass, or small pebbles… All of which are things we could find in our carpet at a later date!

 

There is much debate surrounding the “best,” method of removing stains in carpet. When using a cleaning solution, be sure that the product you’ve chosen is designed to be used on carpet, and check to find out whether or not it should be diluted.

 

Is it Time to Deep Clean Your Carpet?

 

Over time, our carpet takes enough beating to warrant an occasional deep cleaning, and this is best done by a professional steam cleaning company! Steam cleaning uses intense water pressure and high temperatures to eradicate dirt, debris, and stains from just about any type of flooring.

 

Companies such as The Steam Team will definitely have the perfect tools for this project:  professional grade equipment, solid expertise, and dependable customer service. Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call today for efficient stain removal and carpet cleaning!

 

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.

5 Reasons to Break Out the Steam Cleaner

Austin Cleaners

Austin Cleaners

Every day, we become more busy, and consequently, more stretched for time! It’s no wonder that steam cleaning has grown to become such a popular method of cleaning for homeowners. Listed below are five reasons as to why homeowners are choosing steam cleaning over traditional methods of cleaning!

 

  1. Environmentally Friendly

 

Steam Cleaning is entirely safe to use around your home, children, and pets. Chemicals are not necessarily required to eliminate germs and bacteria; steam cleaners will only use heat, and high water pressure.

 

  1. Eliminates Germs, Bacteria, Allergens & More!

 

If you can’t seem to shake the common cold, steam cleaning might be the answer you’ve been waiting for! Germs, dust mites, and allergens are no match for a steam cleaner; a steam cleaner’s vigorous water pressure, and intense heat eliminate these pests with no problem!

 

  1. Cleans Hard-To-Reach Areas With No Problem

 

You can finally quit avoiding your baseboards, the corners behind your living room furniture, and all of the areas in your home that seem impossible to reach, and thus clean thoroughly.

 

  1. Cleans More Thoroughly Than Traditional Mopping

 

We’d recommend wet mopping your kitchen floor the old fashioned way- but only if you’re going to have to skip the gym today. Mopping requires a decent amount of physical labor, and while this can be refreshing for our bodies, it’s not so great for our schedules! You’ll find the exact opposite case with a steam cleaner.

 

  1. Saves Time, Effort, and Frustration

 

Stop lugging around that heavy, sloshing water bucket from room to room. And aren’t you growing tired of wringing out your unwieldy, inadequate mop? A steam cleaner’s water pressure can effortlessly lift dirt and stains from your floor, whereas typically, you’d be scrubbing for a long while!

 

Steam cleaning is becoming increasingly more popular among homeowners, and we can understand why! It’s more efficient, thorough, and satisfying than other methods of cleaning, and there are professionals who can deep clean your home for you! Don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! If you need mold remediation austin or any other cleaning please call us at 512-451-8326 today.