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Floor cleaning in Central Texas

Floor cleaning in Central Texas

This summer, why not do something new, change something up, and refresh your home or backyard? Summertime is the perfect excuse to stain your concrete patio. Guests will love the new look, and so will you! Do you know about concrete staining? Let’s discuss the subject, and you can decide whether or not you want to spruce up that party section in your backyard!

 

Here are 3 reasons as to why you should consider staining your concrete:

 

# 1: It’s an Easy Way to Achieve a New Look

 

Concrete staining is an all-too-easy way to achieve a new look for your flooring. Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, it’s a simple process to apply. Simply sand down the concrete, and apply the stain. Professionals can do the job if you want to avoid mistakes- which we recommend. But it is certainly possible to do it yourself, and we’ll discuss that later.

 

# 2: Concrete Staining Refreshes Your Whole Backyard

 

Tired of that dull, grey patio space? We don’t blame you! Apply a concrete stain and you won’t regret it- your backyard will look fabulous and feel brand new. Because your patio is subject to the weather, applying a sealant is a great idea. It’ll help the stain to last longer!

 

# 3: Concrete Staining Could be a Fun DIY Project

 

It’s possible to do it yourself, you just have to have the right tools and know what you’re doing. If the concrete is worn or uneven, sanding may be necessary and this can be tough on your body. When you apply the stain, if you’re dissatisfied with the color, you can simply layer the stain until you find what you’re looking for.

 

Though you could certainly DIY this project, calling in the professionals is also an option. Don’t hesitate to contact The Steam Team for a job well done! The best cleaning in Austin is at 9901 Burnet Rd. Austin Texas 78758 or call at 512-451-8326 today!

Indoor vs Outdoor Air: Which is More Polluted?

Steam Team Marketing Team at Trade Show

Steam Team Marketing Team at Trade Show

It may be difficult to believe that the air you breathe indoors may be more polluted than the air you’d encounter outdoors. This fact is absurd, and only grows more unsettling as we consider that the amount of time we spend indoors versus outdoors is only increasing. All of this may leave us wondering where we can escape to, or at least what can be done to increase air quality. But first, let’s take a glance at a handful of causes to these indoor air pollutants!

 

What’s Polluting Indoor Air?

 

  1. Tobacco Smoke

 

Tobacco smoke is a major pollutant, and its second hand smoke lingers in the air far longer, only to settle onto every surface present.  

 

  1. Mold

 

Mold grows in lickity split and spreads even more rapidly. If you notice a mold issue in your home you’ll need to act quickly! It’s a good idea to call in a professional cleaning and restoration service to ensure that your home is thoroughly treated.

 

  1. Poor Ventilation

 

Inadequate ventilation is one of the most common causes of indoor pollution. This also explains why you may feel worse in humid climates, or in the winter when the air conditioning isn’t running as frequently. Be sure to properly ventilate your home by utilizing kitchen fans or other exhaust fans, air conditioning units, ceiling fans, etc.


 

What Can Be Done?

 

Indoor pollutants can put our health at risk by causing irritated mucous membranes in our eyes, nose, or throat, and an array of other medical conditions. Symptoms are often masked by colds, flus, and other illnesses.  The best thing you can do for indoor pollutants is to eliminate the source(s), and thoroughly ventilate your home.


For a professional touch, consider hiring The Steam Team to thoroughly clean your home and reduce indoor air pollutants!. In no time at all, we’ll have your home looking and feeling pristine and, most importantly, healthy.