What You Need to Know About cleaning Hardwood Flooring Austin

Floor Cleaning 

Floor Cleaning 

Beautiful hardwood flooring isn’t wanted only for its gorgeous wood grain, but also it’s incredible longevity. Even if you want carpet for a period of time, lay some carpet over it and when you want your hardwoods back – simply remove it! Refinish and ta-da, it’s like new floors all over again! But, before you get started taking on a big project like refinishing hardwood floors, there are some things you should know.  Voted best cleaning company in Austin Texas

 

Types of Finish

There are multiple types of finish you can use to refinish your flooring. You’ll want to research the different kinds for a bit before choosing one – which will ultimately depend on the look you want to achieve with your flooring. Three types of finish are; varnish (matte-glossy finish), polyurethane (plastic-ish finish), and penetrating sealer (natural looking finish). Visit 1904 West Koenig Lane Austin Texas 78756.

 

Lifespan

If treated properly and taken care of, a hardwood floor can last over 100 years – that means you’re only refinishing your flooring 10 times! However, that also means that it’s not something you’ll become highly experienced at over 100 years if you’re only doing it 10 times, so it may be worth hiring a professional to ensure that the job is done correctly.

 

Avoid Oil

For the future, if you’re cleaning your wood floor avoid oil-based cleaners and waxes. When it comes to refinishing your hardwood, you can’t refinish anything that has been treated with an oil-based product. Call 512-451-8326 today!

 

When to Hire a Professional

Although it may seem more cost-effective to try and do this yourself, it’s not an easy project and you wouldn’t want to damage your floors. If you hire a professional you’ll be guaranteeing that the job is done correctly and you know your floors will look new for many years to come! Our professional technicians here at The Steam Team are highly experiences and use state-of-the-art equipment to get the job done. Serving Austin Texas and Round Rock Texas. 

 

Fire Damage Restoration: The Insurance Process

The Steam Team Helping Install Fire Alarms

The Steam Team Helping Install Fire Alarms

When you and your home or place of business are victims of fire damage, the recovery process can be overwhelming. One of the first things you’ll need to do is contact your home insurance company to discuss how to proceed—and ASAP, to prevent further damage to belongings that could potentially be saved. We’ve compiled some tips for communicating with your insurance company during the claims process.  

 

Leave a trail

 

Document everything! Have a mindset of gathering proof or evidence, in case any challenges come up later. Confirm updates on your claim or any promises made over the phone by sending a quick follow-up email or letter.   

 

Be polite and proactive

 

Everything goes into the company’s records, so no matter how frustrated or justified you feel, refrain from saying or writing anything that would make you come across uncooperative or the cause of any delays or problems. And don’t make the insurance company a target of your venting emotions related to your loss. Instead, be proactive about staying in touch and offering proof of your losses.  

 

Stay organized

 

Keep a separate folder, notebook, and/or binder of all paper mail and printouts, and organize any related electronic communications in a separate folder in your inbox. Also, keep a diary of when you spoke with your insurance company, to track info and jog your memory should you need to look back.


Cleanup and restoration are going to require professional help, so you’ll want your insurance company on your side. After speaking with your insurance, you will need to hire a company that can take care of the fire and water damage. It’s important to act fast to minimize permanent damage. The Steam Team offers restoration services 24/7 within 24–48 hours of a fire. Call the emergency line at 800-880-7785, and we will send out a restoration professional to assess the extent of the fire or water damage and provide you with an estimate of costs.