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Carpet Styles – Cut and Loop

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 […]

The New American Carpet Industry

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. […]

Disc Golf Season is Here!

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: […]

JBL Property Management

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 […]

More Rainy Day Ideas

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 […]

When Should You Clean Office Carpet?

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 […]

Energy Rebates – Commercial and Residential

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

Top 5 Germ Places

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 […]

Happy Hanukkah

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

How to Clean Area Rugs

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 […]

4 Steps to Effective Carpet Maintenance

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 […]

Free July Weekly Workshops at Home Depot

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 […]

How Long Does Carpet Last?

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 […]

CST Loves Disc Golf

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 […]

Grease on Restaurant Carpet

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 […]

Have You Seen Our New Website?

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 […]

Sagging Outside Door?

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 […]

Cleaning Ceiling Fans

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 […]

Types of Carpet

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 […]

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show

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 […]

Remove Animal Stains from Carpet

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 […]

Direct Sunlight and Carpet Damage

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 […]

Family Gatherings and What to Do in Winter

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 […]

Holiday Parties, sigh…Holiday Spills

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 […]

Holidazzle Parade in Minneapolis Minnesota

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 […]

Kitchen Carpet Solution

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 […]

Winter Carpet Defense For Commercial Buildings

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 […]