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Carpet Cleaning for San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio Carpet Cleaning

Top Rated Local® Carpet Cleaning In San Antonio

When you have dirty, discolored, or stained carpets, where can you turn?

Alamo Steam Team, that’s where. We are San Antonio’s Top Rated Local® carpet cleaning service provider, helping homeowners and businesses to ensure that their floors are spotless, odorless, and look they way they did when they were new.

Our mission is a simple one: We aim to provide superior carpet cleaning services to our San Antonio customers while delivering reliable results and a professional, courteous attitude. We treat you with the utmost respect and ensure that the job is done quickly, efficiently, and affordably every single time.

How do we ensure that our carpet cleaning services remain the best in the area? It’s pretty simple, really. We maintain the highest certifications, develop and implement the latest steam cleaning techniques and equipment, and we pay attention to the smaller details that other companies simply do not and will not.

From starting the process with a specialized spot treatment to ensure that those heavily soiled spots and pet stains get the extra attention they deserve, to our expedited drying process that ensures your carpets are in tip-top shapes so that you can get back to your everyday life and not have to worry about mold or musty odors, our carpet cleaning method is guaranteed to be efficient.

We also go above and beyond by offering a number of add-on services to help you cultivate the sparkling living space that you desire — from upholstery cleaning to area rug cleaning and a whole lot more.

Looking for the best carpet cleaners in San Antonio? Give Alamo Steam Team a call or book a carpet cleaning appointment online. We’ll get your home looking spotless!

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The Carpet Cleaning Process

How long does it take to get your carpets cleaned? When you choose the Top Rated Local® carpet cleaners in San Antonio, it’s quicker than ever!

That’s because we don’t waste time when it comes to our steam cleaning practices. We utilize the best technology, techniques, and equipment in the business to ensure that your carpets are cleaned in a reasonable time frame so that you can enjoy your brand new spotless floors and go about your life without interruption.

Not to mention, our state-of-the-art expedited drying equipment ensures that your carpets are completely free of any moisture, thus eliminating the possibility of mold growth or musty odors after having your carpets cleaned. Our process is simple, efficient, and streamlined to ensure that your floors will be left spotless and full of life!

All of our San Antonio carpet cleaning jobs follow this optimized process:

Step 1: Inspection

No two carpets are made exactly the same. That’s why we start all of our carpet cleaning projects by inspecting your home’s flooring to better understand the materials we will be working with. That way, we can know a few critical factors which may affect the process, such as: the carpet’s age, fibers and material, and whether or not there are additional stains or spots which require extra attention. This is also the part where you will be able to ask any questions about the process.

Step 2: Dry Soil Extraction

“Dry soil extraction” is really just a fancy name for vacuuming. However, we won’t be using your run-of-the-mill household vacuum for this step. We will deploy our industrial-grade vacuums to suck up those dry, loose particles which make up more than 90 percent of the dirt embedded in your carpets’ fibers.

Step 3: Spot and Stain Treatment

This is when we pay special mind to those spots and stains — whether they are from a spill, a pet accident, or just general wear — that were documented earlier. Our trained and certified technicians pay special care to these areas, ensuring that the grime and stains are treated with the proper specialized detergents, based on the severity of the soil and the fibers of the carpet itself.

Step 4: Pre-Spray Treatment

Now the fun really begins. In this step, our technicians will make their way throughout the home (where the carpets are located, at least) to apply a powerful, non-toxic, and eco-friendly carpet cleaning detergent that is tailored for your floors specifically. This mixture goes to work immediately on breaking down and loosening the dirt and soils that have embedded within the carpet fibers.

Step 5: Hot Water Extraction

Have you ever wondered exactly what was meant by the term “steam cleaning?” This is where that comes from. Using highly specialized, commercial-grade, truck-mounted carpet cleaning machines, the Alamo Steam team is able to provide an ultimate carpet cleaning experience. Using these machines, our technicians flush out and extract those remaining embedded particles with water heated to 220-plus degrees and dispensed at high pressures. That’s what creates the steam, which in turn creates the clean.

These same machines extract that heated water blast through powerful and efficient wet vacuum technology, meaning the water is sucked up quickly to preserve your carpet padding and the health of your floors.

Step 6: Drying

Our team then further expedites the drying process by deploying high-powered professional drying equipment to ensure there is no residual moisture left behind. We also do additional drying passes as we move throughout the home, which means your carpets are dried in half the time as other methods!

Additional Steps

Alamo Steam Cleaning truly goes above and beyond when it comes to your carpet cleaning project. With additional services like pile setting, furniture moving, baseboard cleaning, odor and allergen removal, we are the answer when searching for a thorough, efficient, and long-lasting clean.

Our team also knows that the secret to a long carpet life is protectant, which is why we also offer a great deal on Scotchgard Advanced Carpet Protector to our San Antonio customers. Heck, we’re so sure it will help your carpets last longer we even throw in a one-year spot removal warranty for free!

Your home’s interior is more than just a living space. It’s a space begging to be brought to life. Give it the treatment it deserves with our top rated San Antonio carpet cleaning services.

Carpet Cleaning Service Area

Are you tired of searching exhaustively for a carpet cleaner, only to find that their service area doesn’t include your neighborhood?

Well with Alamo Steam Team, that worry is put to rest. We are happy to clean carpets of all ages, shapes, and sizes all throughout San Antonio — from Nacogdoches to Stone Oak, from Alamo Heights to Alamo Ranch.

Take a look below to learn about some of our most common service areas, and give us a call no matter where you are in San Antonio. We are happy to come to you and provide top-notch carpet cleaning for a remarkably low price!

  • Stone Oak: Starting uptown, Alamo Steam Team has performed a number of top-notch carpet cleaning jobs to homes in the Stone Oak neighborhood. Contact us today if you’re looking for Stone Park carpet cleaning deals.

  • Alamo Heights: Our San Antonio carpet cleaning team is happy to travel to the Alamo Heights area — or “The ‘09” as it’s commonly referred to around here.

  • Thousand Oaks: Alamo Steam team has provided a skilled, sound carpet cleaning service to more than 50 homes in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood. See what all the hype is about and schedule yours today.

  • Live Oak Area: Another one of our more popular service areas, Alamo Steam Team is happy to provide our carpet cleaning abilities to our neighbors in the Live Oak area.

  • Uptown — Nacogdoches: Living along Nacogdoches Road? Don’t feel left out. Alamo Steam Team will head to you!

  • Northwest Side — Hausman Road: One of the more populous areas in the city’s northwest district, Alamo Steam Team has performed many professional carpet cleaning jobs along Hausman Road.

  • Northwest Side —Wurzbach: Looking for reliable carpet cleaners along Wurzbach on the Northwest side? Schedule your Alamo Steam Team carpet cleaning online.

  • Vance Jackson: Many homeowners in the Vance Jackson neighborhood have discovered the advantages of having their carpets cleaned by Alamo Steam Team. Join the club!

  • Northeast Side — Converse: Heading to the Northeast side is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Alamo Steam Team’s central location.

  • Bulverde Road: Whether near Encino Ranch, Encino Creek, or Emerald Forest, Alamo Steam team has serviced a number of homes along the popular Bulverde Road.

  • Hollywood Park: Of course we can’t forget about our North-Central neighbors in the Hollywood Park region. Give us a call today if you’re looking for affordable carpet cleaning!

  • Timberwood Park: Nestled between the Bulverde area and Stone Oak, Alamo Steam Team has also helped many neighbors in Timberwood Park to discover the benefits of a steam-cleaned, spotless floor!

Of course, that’s not all. Alamo Steam Team has performed many spotless carpet cleaning jobs all throughout San Antonio, from the far west side to Castle Hills, from the Splashtown area to downtown and beyond. We are happy to work with you no matter where you’re located — all for the same low price!

Contact Alamo Steam Team today or book your carpet cleaning online to discover your floors like never before!

Carpet Cleaning Questions

Many customers have a lot of the same questions when it comes to carpet cleaning. That’s why our San Antonio carpet cleaning experts have compiled answers to some of the most common questions to help you feel at ease before, during, and after you schedule our services.

Can’t I Just Clean My Carpets Myself?

Sure, you can certainly try to clean your carpets using any number of do-it-yourself methods.

However, it’s important to note that our professional carpet cleaners are trained and certified to use the best practices, materials, and equipment. Our truck-mounted steam carpet cleaners, for example, are just one aspect that you won’t be able to find when attempting to do it yourself.

Not to mention, a professional carpet cleaning company has the experience to know which chemicals will work best in conjunction with certain carpet materials. Using the wrong chemicals, or using any type of chemical the wrong way, could lead to long-term damage.

Plus, our technicians are all up to date on their Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the highest level one can achieve in this industry.

How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?

As a homeowner, you know just how hard it is to keep your home clean and looking great all the time. You also know how important it is to perform this type of maintenance in order to protect your investment while also harboring a clean and friendly living space.

While routine vacuuming can help you keep those pesky loose dirt particles from building up in your carpets, it’s only inevitable that your carpets will become infiltrated by soils over time. And the longer you go without cleaning your carpets, the quicker the fibers will break down.

That’s why it’s recommended that you stay proactive and have your carpets cleaned by a professional like Alamo Steam Team at least once per year.

How Long Will My Carpets Take To Dry?

We understand that you want as little interruptions as possible, especially when it comes to spending time in your own home.

That’s why we do our best to get in and out as quickly as possible. However, it’s important to keep in mind that we are there to perform a thorough carpet cleaning, and we will never cut corners to get the job done more quickly.

Typical steam cleaning dry times are between six and eight hours, though with our expedited drying add-on service that time can be reduced by as much as half.

Can You Fix This Stain?

While we don’t want to claim that we can make everything go away, the short answer is yes. Our carpet cleaning professionals deploy the best training, chemicals, and equipment in order to leave your carpets looking spotless. We will pay extra attention to spots and stains and will work with you to let you know all of your options with even the more serious stains and colors.

How Do I Get Started?

Scheduling an appointment is easier than ever with Alamo Steam Team. Give us a call or book online to get in touch with the only Top Rated Local® San Antonio carpet cleaning experts today.

San Antonio Specific Carpet Concerns

If you’ve been in San Antonio longer than, say, a day, you know just how humid it is around here. The persistent humidity and regular rain don’t just impact things like your hair or your commute, it can also have an ongoing effect on the well-being (and longevity) of your carpets! In fact, humidity is pretty much one of the worst things that can happen to carpets. If you want to help your carpets last as long as possible, there are some area-specific things to keep in mind when it comes to living in our fair city. These potential issues include:


Yes, it’s humid in San Antonio. There’s no changing that. But did you know that the persistent humidity around here could be the cause behind the weird smell coming from your carpets? In more humid climates, like ours, the moisture in the air can easily get absorbed by your carpet fibers and the carpet pad underneath. This is a bit like getting a sponge wet and leaving it to sit, still sodden, next to the sink. After a couple of days, the bacteria and food particles left in the sponge, combined with the growth power of water, will start to smell pretty funky. The same sort of thing happens to carpets. The tiny bits of dirt you track in on your shoes, the particles of food that get dropped as you snack and walk, even the allergens your dog carries in from outdoors all get trapped in the carpet fibers. Add in the humidity from the air, plus the water you might track in on a rainy day, and your carpets can easily start smelling as funky as that example sponge. Over time, that moisture will not only smell awful, but it can actually cause your carpet fibers to wear down.


April showers bring May flowers, and all those glorious blossoms bring a whole mess of allergens! San Antonio is technically a subtropical climate, which basically means we have a lot of warm days and a lot of moisture — the perfect climate to promote lots and lots of plant growth. Of course, all that lush plant and tree growth means a lot of allergens get carried around on the wind, especially during spring when everything is growing and blooming. Allergens on their own aren’t bad unless you have allergic reactions to whatever is blowing around. However, having such high allergen counts can also do some damage to your carpets. The times of year during which the pollen count jumps up, it’s more important than ever to invest in regular carpet steam cleaning. Vacuuming on its own generally doesn’t offer enough suction power to dislodge allergens from the carpet fibers and capture them. If you suffer from allergies, professional carpet cleaning can help you breathe easier at home. Even if you don’t have allergies, however, it’s still important to schedule carpet steam cleaning after major allergen upswings because those allergens can stick in your carpet fibers and wear them down (just like dirt does), thus reducing the life of your carpet.

Water Damage

The concern over water damage is an extension of the humidity issues we talked about above, just more. We get a decent amount of precipitation throughout the year, so rain is always a low-level concern. But did you know we live in one of the most flood-prone regions in Texas? While it’s not always possible to prevent the flood waters from leaking in, it’s important to do what you can to ensure water stays outside where it belongs. If water manages to flood onto your carpets — whether it’s from a torrential downpour or a plumbing issue — it’s important to get it cleaned up and the area dried as soon as possible. The longer water sits on your carpets, the more likely they will be irreversibly ruined. Since this is such a common issue across San Antonio, the Alamo Steam Team offers water damage restoration to help you recover your carpets quickly after flooding.


Mold and mildew issues tie right in with both the local humidity levels and potential for water damage — are you sensing a trend yet? Not only can humidity and flooding damage the carpet itself, it can also cause major issues with the carpet pad underneath. This is the big reason it’s important to dry up water on carpets as quickly as possible, and why water damage often requires professional restoration. Because, when water soaks down to the carpet pad and isn’t dried out quickly, that becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew. This is also the reason your carpets can smell funky if they haven’t been cleaned in a while. That strange smell is likely the beginnings of mildew taking root in your carpet fibers.

Fortunately, professional carpet cleaning is designed to combat the common issues we face because of the local climate. Our specialized carpet cleaners break up and clear out any gunk deep within your carpet fibers while our carpet cleaning machines are designed to suction up as much water as possible. Once your carpets are clean and most of the hot water has been extracted, we use professional drying equipment to make sure your carpets and the pads underneath both dry quickly. Our goal is to get your carpets looking (and smelling) great while preventing damage to the carpet fibers and pads caused by dirt, mold, allergens, and so on.

Water Damage Restoration

A burst pipe or an overflowing storm drain can wreak some serious havoc on your home. Depending on how high the water rises, you may have to deal with electrical repairs, drywall replacement, and baseboard repair or replacement — on top of any plumbing work you may need to have done. Even if you escape with walls intact, however, there are still your floors to contend with. No matter what the cause, if you have water lingering on your floors, it’s important to take action quickly if you want to save them from expensive replacement costs. Here’s what you need to know:

Carpets And Water Don’t Mix

When most people think of water damage, they tend to focus worries on their wood or laminate flooring. It’s a fair worry, especially when water sits long enough to warp the wood and cause ripples or splits to form. Fortunately, wood flooring can be pretty easy to clear off quickly. The bigger cause for concern with standing water should be your carpeting. When water soaks into your carpeting, it’s rarely clean and bacteria-free. As the carpeting dries, any gunk in the water will generally get trapped in your carpet fibers and in the pad underneath. If standing water — or even a spill — isn’t cleaned up quickly enough, it can create the prime conditions for growing mold. For humid climates like in San Antonio, this is a big worry because the moisture in the air means carpeting isn’t going to dry well on its own.

This is problematic for a couple of reasons. First, mold is smelly. If you’ve ever walked into a room and instantly smelled a musty, mildewy smell, there’s a good chance you’re smelling mold under the carpets. That pervasive and distinctive odor tells visitors a home isn’t being cared for the way it should — bad news for sure if you’re trying to sell. The bigger concern, however, is that mold can cause ongoing health issues. Mold spores can get pushed out of the carpet and into the air each time a draft blows by or someone walks across it. With those spores airborne, they can make breathing difficult, even to the extent that it can create asthma issues and other health concerns.

The other big issue with water soaking into carpets and carpet pads is the issue of longevity. Mold growing in the carpet fibers and pad can wreck it. If you want to help your carpets last as long as possible, it’s vital to keep them mold free — particularly since mold can spread quickly without you realizing it. After any sort of spill, big or small, be on the lookout for discoloration or funky smells in the coming weeks. These are both good indicators that mold is growing.

What To Do After Water Damage

No matter what kind of liquid is on your carpets or how it got there, the most important thing to do is to act fast in cleaning it up. A spill can be blotted (never scrubbed), then cleaned up with a carpet cleaner. A burst pipe or flooding can be more problematic. The goal is to get your carpets dried and cleaned/disinfected quickly. If your home has had widespread water damage, start by:

  • Unplugging electronics and moving furniture off the wet carpet (as much as possible).

  • Removing the water – soak it up with towels or a mop, then use a wet/dry vacuum or an at-home steam cleaner to suction up as much as possible.

  • Drying everything – use fans or professional blowers to get the remaining water dried up before mold has a chance to set in.

  • Disinfecting  – whether a pipe burst or water flooded in from outside, microbial growth is a serious concern. Use carpet cleaners for the carpet, and don’t forget to disinfect the walls and furniture once they’re dried.

  • Check for damage – catching mold growth early means more of your carpeting may be salvageable, so check your carpets soon after they’ve been dried and cleaned.

Many of these steps you can do yourself — and, if you want to save your carpets, it’s a great idea to start removing water as soon as you can. It’s also a great idea to call your local carpet cleaning and water damage restoration service, like Alamo Steam Team here in San Antonio. We have the appropriate tools and cleaners to help you deal with water damage quickly and efficiently, which increases the chance your carpets won’t be wrecked. Connect with our team to learn more.

Benefits Of Carpet Steam Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning is a whole different world when compared to the simple vacuum. While that common household appliance is great for clearing up surface debris, it doesn’t actually do much to get your carpet clean down to the root the way a professional carpet steam cleaning does. If the idea of a plush, properly cleaned carpet isn’t enough for you, however, there are a wealth of other benefits to professional carpet cleaning, like:

  • Breathing easier – Professional carpet cleaning kills bacteria and microbes trapped in carpet fibers. It also helps clear out indoor air pollutants like pet dander, dust, dirt, and cockroach allergens (yuck!), which helps you breathe easier. It also helps reduce risk of illness.

  • Preventing mold – The San Antonio climate makes mold grow easily, growth which can wear down carpet fibers and ruin carpet pads. Regular carpet steam cleaning can prevent mold and mildew growth, which helps extend the life of your carpeting.

  • Rejuvenating your carpet – There’s a reason most rentals require a professional carpet cleaning between tenants. It’s a great way to make your carpets look, feel, and smell like new again (and to help your carpets last longer).

  • Protecting your warranty – Have you read your carpet warranty? Most manufacturers require regular care and maintenance, or the warranty is void. Check yours for specifics, but many carpet manufacturers require at least annual carpet steam cleaning.

  • Eliminating odd odors – Between kids, pets, and the humid climate, carpets can pick up some funk-inducing gunk in their fibers. Professional carpet cleaning helps get rid of those unpleasant smells.

Taking proper care of your carpets can help them last for years, even decades! The combination of specialized cleaning solutions, heated steam, and our professional deep-cleaning machines help clear your carpets of debris and stains to leave them looking and feeling refreshed. Connect with the Alamo Steam Team to learn more about how often you should have your carpets deep cleaned and more benefits we can provide to you and your family.

Additional Steam Cleaning Services

While we are your trusted San Antonio carpet cleaners, that’s not all that we handle here at Alamo Steam Team.

Like our name implies, we are your one-stop-shop for a wide range of steam cleaning services in San Antonio — from tile and grout cleaning to air duct cleaning to mattress cleaning.

Why should you choose Alamo Steam Team? Not only are we a locally born, locally operated company, but we also make it easier than ever to make an appointment.

You can schedule a steam cleaning online with just a few clicks, or you can give us a call at 210-591-8048 — we even have a 24/7 emergency service for ultimate cleaning convenience!

Learn more about our additional steam cleaning services below and make your appointment with San Antonio’s steam cleaning experts today.

Tile And Grout Cleaning

It can be quite the challenge to keep your bright and shiny tile, well, bright and shiny. From neglect to improper cleaning techniques, you may not even know the damage that occurs to your tile and grout floors on a daily basis.

If you want to have them restored to their original shimmer, then you need to enlist the help of a professional. At Alamo Steam Team, we employ our high-powered steam cleaning tactics to clean tile and grout flooring better than before.

Then, we apply a highly durable sealant which allows your floors to last longer and shine brighter.

Contact Alamo Steam Team today for the best tile and grout cleaning in San Antonio.

Air Duct Cleaning

Have you ever stopped to think that the source of your indoor allergies is staring you in the face? Well if you are experiencing an excess of dust, allergens, or other pollutants that are hampering your indoor air quality, the air ducts for your heating and/or cooling system just may be the culprit.

At Alamo Steam Team, we want to help make your home a safe, clean, and allergy-free environment — and a proper air duct cleaning is just what the doctor ordered for most.

Not only will air duct cleaning help improve your air quality, it can also help lower your energy bills and increase the lifespan of your appliances. Learn more and contact Alamo Steam Team today.

Mattress Cleaning

You spend one-third of your life sleeping. So why not make your sleeping environment as healthy and comfortable as possible?

IT’s recommended that you have your mattress professionally cleaned at least once per year. Our San Antonio steam cleaning service helps to remove dirt, sweat, oils, allergens, dust, and a number of other particles from your mattress.

Give us a call or book a steam cleaning appointment online today.

Area Rug Cleaning

That rug really ties the room together.

But if it’s soiled, stained, or otherwise just unkempt, it can be the focal point of attention for all of the wrong reasons.

Our San Antonio carpet cleaners know exactly what it takes to wash and clean even the most luxurious area rugs and restore them to their former beauty.

You can trust us to take special care of each and every fiber to ensure a thorough, spotless clean. Contact us today to get started!

Alamo Steam Team is your one-stop-shop for all San Antonio steam cleaning services. Let us help make your home look spotless!

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