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The Top 3 Dangers of Plumbing Overflow

Every homeowner will experience plumbing overflow of one kind or another at some point in their lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to understand plumbing overflow and the potential dangers that come along with it, as well as understanding how to avoid them, and how to combat them when they’ve already happened. Hopefully with this information form The Steam Team, you’ll have a better understanding of what can happen when your plumbing gets out of control.


Mold Growth


One of the possible dangers of any kind of plumbing overflow is mold growing in the home. All that mold needs to start growing is a wet, dark area in the home. As the plumbing overflow sinks through the floors, into the walls, or any other secluded place, it provides the perfect home for mold growth. Left unchecked, the mold will only continue to grow and cause a host of health problems for everyone in the home, especially those who already have allergy problems or respiratory issues.


Damaged Floors


If excessive amounts of water start to build up on any floor due to plumbing overflow, the water will sink into the floor and cause damage to the subfloor, which will then have to be removed. If water sinks into a second story floor, it could leak all the way through and drip down, causing even more damage to your home.


Safety Hazards


Possibly the most alarming threats of plumbing overflow are the immediate safety hazards it can create. Many surfaces will become slippery when wet, and you have to be careful when walking on them or they could cause you to slip and become seriously injured. If water leaks onto any electrical appliance, it could cause electrocution.


How The Steam Team Can Help


With all of this in mind, you can see how dangerous plumbing overflow can really be, and handling it by yourself is certainly not the best option. That’s why we offer plumbing overflow cleanup and water damage restoration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information,



3 Secrets to Keeping Your Carpet Clean

Carpet is one of the most widely used materials for flooring across houses and has been for decades upon decades. It’s comfortable and soft, making it perfect for areas like the bedroom, closets, and even living rooms. But- because it’s so often used in these popular areas, it’s also susceptible to all the dirt, dust, and grime that come with foot traffic (and lots of it). That’s why we’ve put together our best 3 secrets for protecting your carpet against those stains, spills, and even regular wear and tear!

 

Regular Maintenance

As with any other flooring or surface, regular maintenance is always the key to keeping things looking and feeling clean. However, with carpet, the regular maintenance may need to be a little more involved (especially with those extra feet running around). Vacuum multiple times per week, thoroughly, to ensure you’ve picked up those dirt and dust particles from the deep depths of those carpet fibers.

 

Periodic Maintenance

Another good way to keep the carpet clean and from being damaged is to have the professionals come out and thorough cleanings with their equipment periodically. Steam cleaning is one of the most effective methods for carpeting, pulling out each of those pesky particles with such strong suction.

 

Check Your Padding

One of the least known facts about carpet, is how much the padding affects its fibers over the course of its life. Without proper padding, your carpet doesn’t have anything to protect it from the bearing the weight from foot traffic. However, if you have proper padding underneath your carpet, it allows the fibers more cushion to absorb the force.

 

Not sure if your carpets need to be cleaned? Want a free steam cleaning estimate? Give us a call today! The Steam Team is always here to help.


 

3 Reasons to Clean Your Drapery

Window treatments certainly add an incredible appeal to your home wherever they are - there’s no doubt about that. However, they are also one of the most neglected areas when it comes to cleaning in the home. No matter the material of your drapes, you can guarantee that allergens (like dust and pet dander) are going to be drawn to them. That’s why it’s imperative to take regular care of your drapery. Well, that’s one reason at least - the others are to protect their lifetime and, of course, to keep them aesthetically appealing. So, let’s explore these a bit further!

Eliminate Allergens

Those allergens that we just talked about will only collect as long as you let them. So, put a stop to them! Keeping your drapery clean prevents any buildup of allergens and enhances the fabric to be vibrant and fresh.

Elongate Lifetime

Drapery and other window treatments typically have a certain sentimental value along with them. Whether they be family heirlooms, a steep investment, or anything else - it’s important that they last as long as they can, right?

 

Consistently keeping up with cleaning helps to prevent damage and eliminate buildup of grime. This ensures that the drapery will last longer and keeps it in better condition throughout it’s elongated lifetime.

Maintain Appearance

Lastly, but certainly not least - the aesthetic appeal of window treatments is one of the main (if not, the main) reason homeowners decorate with them. That’s why maintaining their appearance is almost always high on the priority list for drapes. The best way to do this? Schedule a regular cleaning!

 

There you have it, folks. Don’t ignore your drapes! Give The Steam Team a call today to schedule your next cleaning.

 

Causes and Effects of Water Damage

Water Damage Clean Up

Water Damage Clean Up

When it comes to water damage, the degree of its severity can vary from water spots and spills, to catastrophic flooding. We think it’s important to know the causes and effects of water damage so that you can better protect and repair your home, in the event of a nasty leak, or even a natural disaster. And while the cleanup and restoration process can be daunting keep in mind that there are always professionals to help you along the way. The Steam Team is made up of professionals who are trained to tactfully and expertly handle these specific situations!

Common Causes of Water Damage

Let’s take a glance at the common causes of water damage. Most of the time, leaky appliances are to blame (broken dishwashers, refrigerators, or washing machines). Broken, decaying water pipes are dangerous as well. Leaky roofs or even cracked foundations are things to watch out for. Keep an eye out for these issues and repair them as soon as possible.

Common Effects of Water Damage

Water damage doesn’t play around! Remember that mold grows and spreads easiest near moisture and humidity. An increase in mold growth can affect your family’s wellness by aggravating allergy and asthma symptoms, causing respiratory diseases, and other issues. Take the safest route, and seek professional advice and treatment if mold begins to grow inside your home. The last thing you need on top of a water damage crisis, is a growing, strengthening mold problem.

 

 

Unfortunately, water damage can take its toll on our flooring, furniture, and other important possessions. Insurance policies may or may not cover damage costs. It can be devastating to lose property from water damage, or have to bear the cost of repairs in and around your home. Never let the size of this task overwhelm you. Don’t hesitate to call us, The Steam Team! We can help you through any water damage crisis!