Often called “cut loop” carpet, cut pile carpet is available under a wide range of names and brands. Cut loop carpet is made by cutting off the tops of looped carpet. It provides a more refined loop than looped pile carpets. It also offers more options for the amount of twist in the carpet fibers. […]
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Also known as patterned carpet, this style combines loops and cut loops to allow for the creation of patterns in the carpet surface. This style of carpet is also sometimes called tip sheared or random. More durable than cut styles and more elegant than most loops, patterned carpet represents a combination of elegance and practicality. It […]
Did you know that your carpet warranty requires you to do certain things? For instance, Home Depot limited warranties require you to have your carpet cleaned every 12-18 months using the hot water extraction method (such as the one used by Commercial Steam Team). They also recommend that you vacuum at least twice a week. […]
Looking for a carpet material that is elegant and luxurious? Then wool may be the carpet for you. Wool is more expensive than any other carpet, and is usually made from the hair of sheep, although alpaca, goats, and llamas are also used. Wool carpet has an excellent “memory”, largely because the hairs grow in […]
Looking at new carpet for your home? Nylon carpet is the most common form of carpet in American homes today. This synthetic fabric is resilient, durable and stands up well in high traffic areas. Because nylon is the hardest synthetic carpet fiber it resists wear and abrasion. This makes it a great choice for entryways, […]
We recently cleaned a buffet and while we were there we shot this video of the actual cleaning. No the video isn’t doctored and the scene wasn’t staged. In fact, we’d already started cleaning before it occurred to us that we could take a video! Click here to see our Buffet Cleaning Video!
It was not until the late 1950’s that carpet began to be affordable for most people. In 1950 most carpets were made out of wool on looming machines in carpet mills in the Northeast US. By 1960 that had changed completely and most carpets were now made out of tufted synthetics in the southeast US. […]
It’s summer with sunny weather and great temperatures, and that means it’s a great time to play disc golf! If you haven’t tried this great sport, you should know the cost of entry is minimal, there are courses everywhere, and it’s lots of fun! Here are a few disc golf posts we made last year: […]
This recommendation is from JBL property management (Daniel Bridges) (completely unsolicited) Danielle Bridges has recommended your work as Owner at Commercial Steam Team carpet cleaners. Dear Ryan, I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details of the Recommendation: “We have worked with Ryan multiple times over the last several […]
Are we finally going to have a few days to dry out? If so, this may be your best time to get the mud out of your carpets! Winter de-icing chemicals, mud, dust mites…lots of unpleasant things can build up in your carpet over the winter and into a wet spring. Now is a great […]
It looks like yet another wet day in the Minnesota. Here are some more ideas for wet days! If you like Euro Games like Settlers of Catan, then visit the Fantasy Flight Event Center. You can find games for sale and you can rent a game to play there. There are frequently lots of people […]
To help determine how often your carpet should be cleaned think about how many people come into your office and what your parking lot looks like. In winter the salt and chemicals can build up and get tracked in and deposited on you buildings carpet. In the spring water and dirt get tracked in during […]
It’s important to take advantage of rebates when they are available for your business or home. For a current list of rebates that Excel Energy is offering go to http://www.xcelenergy.com/xe-en/Save_Money_&_Energy/Find_a_Rebate For a list of rebates for efficient natural gas equipment from Centerpoint Minnegasco visit http://www.centerpointenergy.com/assets/promo/minnesotarebates/MN/ From the guys at Commercial Steam Team
Commercial Steam Team wishes you a fantastic 2013! Be safe tonight and enjoy welcoming in the new year!
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Mold is present in most places indoors and outdoors and particularly grows where it can find organic food sources and in moist dark places. Carpet can hold material that mold likes to eat so it is important to keep your carpet clean. Mold is a fungus that breaks down dead organic material. Mold lives by […]
Microbiologists have identified the top 5 places in the home that have the highest number of germs. • Dish sponges • Kitchen Drains • Bathroom Toilets • Kitchen Trash Cans • Air exhaust from a running vacuum cleaner To prevent germs from being blown back into the air while vacuuming make sure your vacuum cleaner […]
Commercial Steam Team wishes you a happy and safe Hanukkah! For those that don’t know, Hanukkah is celebrated this year from today through the 16th.
Did you know that soil and dirt can build up underneath your carpet and padding? Most people replacing carpet find layers of dirt under their old carpet and padding. If dirt and detritus is allowed to accumulate on carpet it is ground in by simple foot traffic, and the dirt and dry organic material leaches […]
Commercial Steam Team would like to extend our wishes for a warm, happy, and comforting Thanksgiving for everyone. Have a safe and wonderful holiday, and keep us in mind if you need any pre-holiday or post-holiday cleanup!
The first step in cleaning area rugs is to vacuum them to remove dirt and debris. Small pebbles and dirt can collect under the rug so vacuum the back of the rug as well. If your carpet has fringes or decorative edges take care not to damage the fringe as you vacuum the carpet. If […]
There are many beautiful rugs that you can put in your entryway to capture dirt and moisture. One style is the carpet runner. Here are some of the styles of carpet runner that they have in Home Depot. These entry and stair rugs are bound on the sides and can be cut and easily rolled […]
Prevent Dirt from entering the building. Keeping dirt out of your building is easier than and less expensive than removing it. Place mats, rugs and runners at door ways to collect dirt from shoes before the entry doors. Regular vacuuming is the most important part of carpet maintenance. Removing dirt from the surface of the […]
If you have a pet or kids you can expect accidental stains on your carpets every so often. There are many homemade remedies for pet stain removal but they don’t get down into the carpet or are ineffective in other ways, and that can leave a source for bacteria, dust mites, and other things to […]
Well that depends on what type of commercial business you have and how much dirty foot traffic there is. Commercial buildings with paved parking lots tend to be cleaner than a building at the end of a dirt road with an unpaved parking lot. For a list of business carpet cleaning schedules based on business […]
One of the first impressions customers get when they visit your restaurant is how your business looks and smells. If hungry customers walk through the door and can smell a heavy odor of old cooking grease build-up it is likely to subconsciously affect their whole experience and satisfaction. In a perfect world restaurant carpets […]
Home Depot features weekly workshops on home improvement. Learn how to do home improvement projects from the pros through their workshops and live demonstrations. At the Burnsville Home Depot, for instance, this July’s workshops include closet and storage systems, interior paint and installing laminate flooring. Most Home Depot locations hold workshops on Saturdays and each […]
Carpet being sold on the market today comes in varying quality and different lifetime ratings of between 5 to 15 years. A nylon fiber carpet will most likely have a 5-10 year warranty whereas polyester may be rated for only 5- 7 years and BCF Olefin fiber has a mere 5 year warranty. Of course […]
Saying they are passionate about disc golf just can’t describe the love that Ryan and Russ have for their favorite sport. Ryan and Russ love to compete against each other and hold bragging rights until the next face off! Disk golf is better exercise than regular golf – the course is not flat like a […]
Over time grease can build up on commercial carpets and cause an unpleasant odor that your customers will notice, even if you do not. Even if you are careful to only place carpet in specific areas your staff will unknowingly track grease from the kitchen. Food and grease buildup under tables is also how grease […]
If you have not been to our website lately come meet our team and learn more about Commercial Steam Team. We’ve added new sections on how to care for your carpet and our new search feature lets you search for information more easily. For example If you search for “pet urine” you will find a […]
Hardware that needs maintenance can cause a door to sag. Depending on how frequently your front or back door gets used your door hardware gets open, shut, and slammed. Inspect your exterior door hinges to make sure they operate properly. Quite frequently people find that the door hardware is loose, a screw is missing or […]
One of the hardest to reach places is your ceiling fan. If you are tall enough to use a chair and a dust attachment on the vacuum cleaner it is the easiest way to remove dust and not spread it around. If you cannot reach the blades you may have to invest in a long […]
Spring is here and now is the time to start planning for that new look. Selecting the right type of carpet for your lifestyle can be easy if you know a few simple facts about the types of carpet available. There are 7 main types of carpet to choose from. Textured Carpet – cut pile […]
The air is very dry and cold in winter and makes the perfect environment for static electricity to strike. You can walk across your carpet and reach for something made of metal and get a static shock. If you come inside from the cold and remove your hat and your hair stands up straight it’s […]
Salt and chemicals that melt ice and snow can leave a white ring of chemicals in your automobiles carpet and can damage the metal underneath. Ice melting salts are caustic to metal so if you let it build up in your vehicle’s carpet it can start rusting and eating away at the metal in […]
Got cabin fever? Well get out of the cold and attend the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show from February 29th – March 4th, 2012 inside at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Home Show will run for 5 days and feature celebrities Chip Wade of Curb Appeal on HGTV, Mark Brunetz of Clean House on Style […]
Next Sunday is Superbowl 46 between the New York Giants and The New England Patriots. Its also one of the best times for a party! Make sure that you have all your food and beverages ready, and plan carefully. If you also plan to have food, beverages, or snacks that can stain your carpet, you […]
Protein stains from animal accidents can be very difficult to get out of your carpet unless you deal with them right away with the correct extraction method. The first step to cleaning up animal accidents is to pick up all solids with a paper towel and then blot up any liquids from the spill. If […]
Even though it is winter you should still protect your carpet from the sun’s damaging rays. Prolonged exposure to sunlight will cause a bleaching effect and will change the color of your carpet and furniture. Sunlight damage to carpet can be prevented by drawing blinds, shades or heavy drapes when the sun is shining directly […]
House plants make beautiful additions to any indoor space. Having house plants indoors can clean the air, adding oxygen and reducing toxins by acting as air filters. House plants also add humidity to the air. As with most good things, there are some cautions. One in particular is to avoid overwatering. Plant water from the […]
Family gatherings can get boring after everyone has visited for a little bit. Here are a few suggestions to keep things lively. Tell everyone to bring warm clothing and plan a few outdoor activities such as sledding, ice skating, snowman building or a nice walk around the neighborhood. Provide paper and scissors and have a […]
Inviting family and friends to visit over the holidays can be lots of fun. It’s a great time to get together and share family memories. Holiday gatherings usually include great food and beverages and enjoyable conversation. Unfortunately, holiday celebrations can get a bit messy when people are walking around with food. Spills happen but there […]
The Holidazzle parade in downtown Minneapolis started November 25th and continues every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 18th. The parade starts at 6:30pm but you’ll want to get there early to get a good viewing spot. The parade lasts about 30 minutes so dress warm and remember to bring your camera. For directions […]
Most people do not put carpeting in the kitchen because of spills. Kitchens have airborne grease and cooking smells that absorb in the carpet. Most things like spilled milk, broken eggs, grease, sauces, condiments and beverages are hard to get out of carpet and in some cases can actually destroy part of the carpet. There […]
In all the years we’ve been cleaning carpet we have seen some very interesting spills on office carpet that could have been prevented. Cleaning a spill as soon as it happens helps prevent the spill from soaking in and staining. Facilitate quick clean up by placing a bottle of multipurpose cleaner and an instruction sign […]
Fall is the perfect time to do a walkthrough of your building and evaluate your carpets’ high traffic areas. Inspect around your doors and make sure that your runners are properly placed. Fall is when leaves and plant matter get tracked on to your carpet. By placing special debris-collecting runners in the entryway of […]