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post #1 of Old 01-17-2007, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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How many PSI is needed to clean tile

I have a carpet cleaning business, And use a little giant propane heater i was told it can handle about 600 PSI is this enough to clean tile?
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post #2 of Old 01-17-2007, 10:16 PM
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Yes. I've cleaned it with as little as 200 PSI. High heat helps very little.

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post #3 of Old 01-26-2007, 05:44 PM
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Yes. I've cleaned it with as little as 200 PSI. High heat helps very little.


Cleaning with pressure, 200 psi is about right.

It should be said that you clean clean with a mop and bucket with pretty darn good results if you're using the right chemicals. Never as good as high pressure cleaning of course but the right chemicals are what helps the most...
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post #4 of Old 03-03-2007, 02:32 AM
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Most spinners require 800 psi to work, so keep this in mind. I clean using 1200 psi, however if you get a grout brush and scrub before you extract you will be able to get good results. Keep in mind the chemical you use is just as important as the psi. My friend cleaned tile and grout with 500 psi for a year before he got a truckmount. He did well enough, but even he admits that the high pressure gets better results than the scrubbing.

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Don't attempt to clean tile and grout with anything less than 500-600 psi per jet. If you only have one jet on your tool, I guess 500 psi would be fine. I use 1500psi with my 2-jet rotary wand. If I go below 1000 psi I notice a difference.
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post #6 of Old 01-11-2008, 09:10 AM
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Have to agree about the Spinner

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Anything under 800psi with my truck/spinner and I notice a huge difference.

However, the poster that mentioned the correct chemicals and a mop was right too....be sure you know what you are trying to get off the grout. Is the soil acidic?

There are 2 basic choices for chemical, and they do DRASTICALLY different things. Acidic or Alkaline.....urine residue or soap residue?

Good cleaning to you!

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post #7 of Old 09-21-2008, 06:30 PM
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Exclamation Try cleaning tile with no PSI at all, much more effective...!

All this talk about PSI or Pounds per Square Inch isn't really necessary at all...

The Shaklee Basic H will do a much better job than any high-powered cleaner out there with no residue at all...

Find out more on my business site below...!
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post #8 of Old 01-08-2009, 10:40 PM
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With good dwell time and pre agitation 600 psi will do. More would be better though. I typically clean at 800 to 1000 psi.

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post #9 of Old 05-15-2009, 09:12 AM
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Indeed,A lesser PSI say 300 or so is enough..60 is much but is also effective.
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post #10 of Old 07-22-2009, 10:09 PM
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Ok gotta bring this up again. I never clean under a 1000 psi, but hey if you don't have it make it up with a grout brush. I like to run 1200 psi on most jobs. If you do, you will make money. If you don't, good luck scrubbing.

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So here I have read that there is such a thing as a steam mop, this is a unique household device, created in order to significantly simplify the life of any housewife. It makes the cleaning process simple and easy, helps to eliminate any dirt and difficult stains on the floor. It can be used to clean laminate, parquet, marble, ceramic tiles, nonpermeable wood, and carpets. What do you think? So I am looking at this model and thinking to try it. Do they really have advantages over conventional mops?
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Cleaning with pressure, 200 psi is about right.

It should be said that you clean clean with a mop and bucket with pretty darn good results if you're using the right chemicals. Never as good as high pressure cleaning of course but the right chemicals are what helps the most...
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