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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]