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post #1 of Old 03-07-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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restaurant kitchen grout cleaning?

I do a lot of re-grouting, and tile repair. This company also wants me to clean the grout on the rest of the kitchen. they have a light colored grout but you would never know it.

I dont own a steam unit or a hot PW, I would appreciate any suggestions
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post #2 of Old 03-10-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Im guessing there is going to be a lot of grease and grim on the floor so I would suggest flooding the floor with some solvent solution and scrubbing it with a bristle brush. I use a swing scrubber. After that, suck up the floor and rinse it. This should take care of it. If there is heavy build up in the lines, repeat the process. We use the SX-12 tool with 500 PSI and 200 degrees of heat. This makes rinsing and cleaning a lot easier. Hope this helps.
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I agree with the use of a bristle brush. Do you own any equipment for the jobs or do you use basic cleaning agents?
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post #4 of Old 03-23-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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I would suggest looking into using a surfactant based cleanser that can make quick work of grease and oils. The problem with solvent and or detergent based ones is that they often fail to "float" the grease and oils completely out of the grout. I don't think you would need to buy or rent as the cleanser I have used is exceptional at lifting out the grease and dirt. I can't say it wil make the entire floor a consistant color but I do know if used it will do quite well. Nice also is that it is neutral pH and can be used to deep clean polished marble floor grouting! If you want to know the name I provide you with the name and company. The surfactants also breakdown environmentally way faster than solvents and hypochlorite solutions. Also if you provide them with a gallon after your service they will come back to you for more.
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Exclamation Here's a great suggestion...!

As few people know, the Shaklee Basic H is best for cleaning grout of any kind as well as most other surfaces too...

Just have a look at my business site to learn more about it...!
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post #7 of Old 11-12-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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I do a lot of restaurant kitchen cleaning on a nightly basis..If your clenaing the grout..DO NOT use a pressure washer. It will rip all the grout out. Use a water hose and put down some heavy degreaser and scrub it..let it sit around 10 mins then spray it off with water hose. You can also buy some grout cleaner and a grout brush.
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post #8 of Old 11-13-2008, 06:36 AM
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You can use a pressure washer. You just need to use the correct one. As stated if it is too strong you can do damage. We use one that is not strong enough to damage the grout but it does clean the floor. That being said we use Tide floor powder on our kitchen floors. And we follow up with an enzyme product that helps keep the floors clean.
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post #9 of Old 11-13-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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You can use a pressure washer. You just need to use the correct one. As stated if it is too strong you can do damage. We use one that is not strong enough to damage the grout but it does clean the floor. That being said we use Tide floor powder on our kitchen floors. And we follow up with an enzyme product that helps keep the floors clean.

Tide powder is really good! If im getting a new account to clean the kitchen I start off with degreaser the first couple nights, then on a regular basis I use the Tide floor powder.

Where do you buy ur tide from? Its like $90 a box
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I get mine from Sam's club.
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post #11 of Old 11-13-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Thats where Ill be getting mine soon. Food service place I get mine from is selling out and the place that bought them out is raising prices a little.
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post #12 of Old 05-10-2009, 05:48 AM
 
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what cleaning agents do you use?!
I bet it took you so long to clean grout and tiles
because you don't have the sufficient equipments.
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