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post #21 of Old 10-16-2012, 01:49 AM
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The cleaning grout in the bathroom or kitchen is way down the list of favorite things to do. No one likes to drag out an arsenal of cleaning products and the other one .
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post #22 of Old 10-17-2012, 02:43 PM
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This is a good technique. For commercial use you can buy all necessary professional cleaning equipment from Akro catering because their equipment is affordable, efficient and also makes your work easy!
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post #23 of Old 10-22-2012, 04:45 PM
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Here is I normally steam clean grout

I might be going overboard, but here is how I clean grout. first I spray a grout cleaning chemical. Then I scrub the grout joint the best I can with a grout brush. After that, I use a vapor machine and vapor clean the grout joints. Once I cleaned it up as good as its going to clean up, I wipe all of the dirt off the floor with rags. It normally cleans up pretty good and the customer will tell me to go ahead and seal it.But if it doesnt clean up as good as you would like, you could always color seal it. either way , you end up with clean looking grout joints

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post #24 of Old 11-29-2012, 04:14 AM
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It is really new concept to compare than the use of harmful chemical but you should considered when you apply this technique. This new concept really good for household and it gives a safer and healthier home for your family.

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post #25 of Old 12-19-2012, 09:32 PM
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There is no better way to clean grout than with steam, it provides the needed boost necessarily to do the job thoroughly.
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post #26 of Old 12-26-2012, 06:00 AM
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Steam cleaning is new thing in cleaning field.
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post #27 of Old 01-14-2013, 05:28 PM
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I have split brick flooring in my home and steam cleaning does the trick every time.
We have 4 dogs and they can't always hold it, I find that steaming is the fastest / easiest way to clean up that gross, dried urine that collects between the grout.
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post #28 of Old 01-29-2013, 08:07 PM
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I agree that steam cleaning can do a good job, but I cannot agree that it is the best method. I use water instead of heated steam, at pressure adjustable up to 1300 PSI. My equipment has a built-in extracting vacuum, so cleanup doesnt get any easier. I let my cleaning products dwell on the surface about 15 minutes, then I pass my tools. I can typically clean 1000-1200 square feet per hour this way. There's no wiping afterwards, spray the tile, let it dwell, then spray and extract in one step. I use this primarily on ceramic tile, but have also done brick, concrete, marble, limestone, slate.....I get really great results without the extra hassle. Also, I dont believe that this is indicative of all steam cleaning, but I have gone up against a local competitor on two occasions....he uses a steam cleaner. The first time, I did a demonstration in a room he had cleaned two days prior. The homeowner was so mad that she had paid the other guy money for the poor results he provided. There was a night and day difference between his finished product and my demo.
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post #29 of Old 02-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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Careful when steam cleaning grout... old grout, new grout, too much psi pressure, wrong cleaning product, .... can damage it. Personally, I will use the good old elbow grease method for small jobs but for big jobs, since I'm self-employed, do not have employees, etc.. I will refer them to professionals that mainly do this and are a butt load more experienced them me at this.

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post #30 of Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 PM
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which steamer and module are you all using? Love green clean and researching which steamer is good enough for grout. Thanks
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post #31 of Old 02-16-2013, 10:16 AM
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grout cleaning

I have a grout and tile restoration company and we clean grout with a vapor machine. it is like a steam machine but more powerfull and it gets a lot hotter. It has a boiler inside of the machine and gets up to 270' and shootss the steam out at about 65 psi . but sometimes the grout has some staining and you cant get it all out. If that happends we normally color seal the grout

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post #32 of Old 02-19-2013, 07:33 AM
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Steam cleaning is also called hot water extraction. This hot water is injected deep into the fibers of your area rug, agitating the dirt, dust mites, etc. loose, and then all of this is sucked up through powerful vacuums. The result is an extremely clean carpet, and one that you don't have to worry about any cleaning solution residue left behind which can attract new soil.

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Commercial kitchens or residential? Grease? If grease, do you need to vacuum the water or does it just evaporate?
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Yes I use a combination of cleaning solutions and a steamer made for floor cleaning. It works wonders!
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