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.

Preventing Mold After Water Damage: A DIY Approach

Have you ever experienced flooding or water damage in your home? If you have, you already know how devastating and stressful it can be. And to add onto that stress, mold can in fact start growing within only 24 to 48 hours after water damage has taken place. But if you follow the advice given in this blog, you may be able to prevent or at the very least limit the growth of mold in your home.


Removing Water

First, before attempting you take anything out of the home you must ensure that there are no immediate safety hazards.


Then rent or buy a pump or wet vacuum that you can use to extract the standing water from your home. Make sure to look in every corner of the property, leaving no standing water behind or mold will quickly begin to grow.


Next, remove all walls, flooring, and any other materials below the water line that could have been damaged by the flood water.


Cleanup and Drying

After all water is gone, you’ll want to carefully clean and sanitize your home. Begin by vacuuming any leftover debris or soil. Use a pressure washer on all framing and a mild detergent on all other surfaces. Carpet and flooring will need to be steam cleaned. If mold is visible after cleaning, additional scrubbing may be necessary. When all of this cleaning has been finished, carefully sanitize every surface.


Now you can begin drying. This step is essential, since the only thing mold spores need to grow is moisture. Rent or buy high-powered fans, and leave them on 24 hours a day for about a week. Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture. When the entire home has been dried, do everything in your power to keep it dry, so that the mold spores have time to die off.


Professional Mold Remediation

These steps may not be possible for all people to do on their own. Or maybe you’ve already waited too long and the mold has grown out of control. If either is the case, make sure you call The Steam Team to get a free estimate for mold damage, and help from our mold removal professionals. Call us for water damage in your home or office. We service Austin, Texas.

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.

How to Keep Carpet Looking its Best

 

Imagine you’re a new homeowner with a house full of carpet, and not a clue how to take care of it. How do you keep it looking its best? Well, fortunately, The Steam Team can help with this! We’re a team of trained professionals who specialize in keeping carpet looking clean and pristine! So go ahead; give us a call this spring and we’ll come out and restore your carpet to its original condition! But in the meantime, here are 3 ways to help your carpet look its best.

 

Vacuum Frequently

 

It can’t be avoided or put off, friends! Your carpet needs to be vacuumed at least twice weekly. Not only does this help to extract dirt and debris from the fibers of your carpet (which actually work to break down your carpet fibers) but it also keeps the carpet from becoming matted down. It keeps it looking like new!

 

Utilize Area Rugs

 

To cut down on foot traffic on your carpet, or even to conceal an unsightly stain, you can utilize area rugs! Area rugs make great decorative additions to our home, but they also help to protect our carpet. Too much foot traffic and it wears down quicker! So have a great time shopping for your new living room area rug!

 

Rely on the Professionals

 

Lastly, it’s always wise to call in a professional steam cleaning company from time to time. We can extract debris from your carpet that you vacuum cleaner doesn’t even touch. We can also get rid of tough carpet stains, whether they’re on your carpet or on your area rugs. We can restore your flooring to its original condition!


If your carpet is in need of a professional cleaning this season, don’t hesitate to give The Steam Team a call! Our team will be out on site in no time, and we won’t leave until your carpet is sparkling clean! For great water damage service in Bonita Spring Florida click here. 

Top 3 Reasons to Get Smoke Out of Your Home ASAP

A fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a home! Not only do fires cause structural damage, but they also ruin your possessions and even cause water damage (from firefighters having to put out the fire!). But no matter how devastating the event may be, it’s important to get the right help and begin to remove smoke and soot from your home as soon as possible!

 

Smoke and soot are dangerous to:

 

Your Health

 

It’s definitely not safe to inhale smoke and soot! When dealing with the cleanup after a fire, be sure you’re wearing a safety mask to prevent smoke inhalation. We know you may be going through a tough crisis, but your health and safety still come first- and we’re here to remind you.

 

Your Possessions

 

Smoke is notorious for causing discoloration, especially on walls and upholstery. Some of this can be washed out, but not always! Time is precious, here; the quicker you act, the higher the chance of saving your possessions. Contact a professional cleaning and restoration company for help cleaning your furniture and other personal items! They’re your best bet for restoring everything to its original condition.

 

Your Home

 

Smoke and ash affect everything. From the flooring to the walls, to the ceilings and furnishings- everything must be cleaned after a fire. Some things won’t be able to be salvaged; this is why it’s important to act ASAP! The sooner you act, the better chance you have at restoring your personal items to their original condition!


In the case of a house fire, don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team when you begin the cleanup process! We’re here to help, and we’re available 24/7 in the case of any emergency, fire-related or not. Just give us a call when you’re ready!

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!

How Important is sealing your floors? Austin Cleaning Company

Professional Cleaning in Austin 

Professional Cleaning in Austin 

Does your carpet have protectant? Do you know whether or not you need it? When we spill liquids and substances onto our carpet, the fibers absorb the mess, causing the carpet to stain or develop an odor. Or multiple odors- uh oh! But carpet protectant can help with this, and we’ll tell you how! We can protect your marble and stone floors too. 

 

If your carpet doesn’t have protectant, perhaps it’s time to make an investment! Let’s discuss how carpet protector works, and whether or not you should install it in your home.

 

How Does it Work?

 

Ultimately, carpet protector helps prevent wear and tear on your flooring! It also repels dirt and helps to prevent stains and odors from forming; isn’t that a relief? It basically does everything we want it to! And on the plus side, if your carpet is near a window and is fading from the sunlight, carpet protector provides ultraviolet protection to reduce discoloration. So there are many advantages to making this investment; you just have to decide whether it’s right for you.

 

Do I need Carpet Protectant?

 

Is there anyone in your household who’s known for making messes, spilling their drinks, tracking in dirt, etcetera? Do you have children or pets? If your carpet experiences a lot of foot traffic and you’re noticing wear and tear more quickly than you prefer, you might need carpet protectant!

 

The Steam Team knows just about everything there is to know about carpet, and yes, carpet protectant. We believe it’s highly important to have for your flooring, so your carpet will last longer, look better, and feel fresher! If you’re curious about carpet protectant, don’t hesitate to contact your leading carpet cleaning and restoration company in Austin, TX - The Steam Team. We’ll be more than happy to come out and install protectant for your carpet! For 24 hour water damage service call us at 512-451-8326 now. 


 

How Water Damage Can Affect All Aspects of Your Home In Austin TX

Sometimes it seems like the only time we think about water is when we don’t have enough, or we have too much. But we have to think of it. Because when it comes to our homes, whether it’s an inch of water, or a foot of water standing between those walls, you’re at risk for damage and sometimes, danger. We’re going to explain several ways in which water damage affects your home, and what you can do about it! We are the Austin, Texas cleaning company to call for emergencies. Call 512-451-8326 today

 

Personal Belongings

 

The aftermath of a flood, tropical storm, or any other disaster can lead to water damage that can soil your carpeting, rot your walls, and ruin your personal belongings. It can be a costly, nightmarish experience… but mostly costly. In addition to your personal items being damaged, water also damages walls, flooring- especially wood, and other areas of the house.

 

Mold Growth

 

Mold thrives in damp, moist areas. If you’ve recently had any trouble with water damage, your home could be the perfect place for mold to grow and spread! This poses health risks, since many people are highly allergic to mold. But don’t panic; The Steam Team is on your side, and we have plenty of experience removing mold from homes!

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Insurance Issues

Always call your insurance company immediately. Water damage that is left untreated for weeks causes mold to grow and fester, which causes health problems as we previously mentioned. If anyone develops a health issue as a result of the water damage, the insurance company is more likely to hold the property owner liable. We don’t want that!

 

Water damage can lead to a serious economic loss, but The Steam Team is there for you, rooting for the best outcome even in the midst of a natural disaster! But no matter the cause of water damage in your home, it’s serious- so give us a call immediately!

Cleaning: How to Spot Treat the Most Stubborn Stains

Smoke Damage 

Smoke Damage 

There’s simply no way to catch every toppling wine glass, or every muddy paw before it reaches our beautiful, once-flawless carpet. So what can we do to treat these pesky carpet stains?

 

Pets

 

Oftentimes, urine stains are left behind after house training sessions, or muddy pawprints plague our entryways. To start, urine stains must always be treated with an enzymatic cleaner. As for mud, vacuum the solid pieces first, and thoroughly dry the carpet. Afterward, combine a teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid with warm water, and blot away!

 

Wine & Grape Juice

 

The dining room, the carpet beneath the bedside table, or even the living room: all common places for wine stains! To treat these stains, soak a sponge in a mixture of one tablespoon of ammonia, and two cups of warm water. Blot the stain, and rinse with cold water after it’s been removed.

 

Bodily Fluids

 

Blood and vomit will likely require a professional’s attention. But until these pro’s arrive, layer the affected area with a coat of baking soda. This will help to reduce the foul odor that’s likely oozing from the stain.

 

Coffee

 

Coffee stains- the typical light-brownish-yellowish patches that are found near desks, or on kitchen rugs. Try applying your own mixture of dishwasher detergent and white vinegar. Blot the stain, as opposed to rubbing!

 

Ink

 

Pens break frequently and we’re lucky if the ink misses our clothing on its way down to our once-pristine office carpeting! Ink can be removed by applying rubbing alcohol to a white cloth, and blotting the area until the cloth comes back clean.


If you’ve given these tactics a try without success, consider calling your local carpet cleaning service, or restoration company, but certainly don’t let those stains sit any longer. The Steam Team is made up of experienced technicians who can restore your carpet to its previous condition. Call today!