Commercial Interior Cleaning

DunRite

New member
Any guys out there perform Commercial Interior Cleanings such as Hospitals, restaurants, etc..I do remember seeing a video with Nigel using a small Mosmatic but what about Steam??

Im asking because i may have a lead for a job and they are inquiring about steam cleaning restrooms. Before i leap i was looking for some feedback from anyone who does these tasks regarding equipment, etc..

I would think this is more of an add on for Hood guys.
 

Rapid HotClean

New member
Any guys out there perform Commercial Interior Cleanings such as Hospitals, restaurants, etc..I do remember seeing a video with Nigel using a small Mosmatic but what about Steam??

Im asking because i may have a lead for a job and they are inquiring about steam cleaning restrooms. Before i leap i was looking for some feedback from anyone who does these tasks regarding equipment, etc..

I would think this is more of an add on for Hood guys.

Mike, sounds like those might be some nasty restrooms? Why steam?
 

DunRite

New member
I dont think they are that nasty..i think there is a concern for water on their part regarding getting all over as the layout of the area is adjacent to a large computer area..This plus they have had them done in the past with steam..

its a good size restroom/locker area-may come up with a labor price and rent a machine- just was curious about a market for such
 

john neilson

Roundtable Host 2009
I saw a video from Paul at the Orlando round table . Ironic I had an interior cleaning the next day. Bathrooms also. I used my Surface cleaner. hot water can make it tough to see after a while and you have to be careful with ventilation. What are you planning to use for the cleaning? you also have to watch your water, Do you have reclaim, if not you will need to have a shop vac handy because you may find that after a few minutes the floor drains stop working.
 

DunRite

New member
John
I was thinking about going with a dry steam setup to avoid those issues you mentioned..The client doesnt want any water due to the proximity of a large computer room adjacent to the restrooms/locker area..

do you do alot of these jobs?
 

Sirocco Jerry

Active member
A vacuuming surface cleaner with your flow turned down a bit, with temp allowed to 220degr.F or better,
will sanitize instantly without chemicals,
and "instant capture" with the vacuum outside control ALL humidity.

..and some people still think "reclaim" is just for impressing storm-water cops.

Seriously.. take a 18 to 21" Vacuuming Surface cleaner to that 5@3500 with adjustable temp control..
size the nozzles to give about 4gpm at 1000 to 1200psi with unloader adjusted accordingly,
and watch your temp climb.. be careful it stabilizes at 210 to 235 degrees without cycling the heater off & on, or you will have to adjust the burner.
If your system is already adjusted for big heat, you can use dual 12" Vacuuming Surface cleaners off the one machine,
but be careful to have both guns open and temp control adjusted for just above the stabilized working temp to keep it all safe.
If this is not completely clear to you, get more coaching, or don't try it.
If you can dial-in dual surface cleaners this combination in a locker room or commissary can mean big bucks in 2-man WorkSpeed.

If you want more heat, call me for coaching.
 

Rapid HotClean

New member
A vacuuming surface cleaner with your flow turned down a bit, with temp allowed to 220degr.F or better,
will sanitize instantly without chemicals,
and "instant capture" with the vacuum outside control ALL humidity.

..and some people still think "reclaim" is just for impressing storm-water cops.

Seriously.. take a 18 to 21" Vacuuming Surface cleaner to that 5@3500 with adjustable temp control..
size the nozzles to give about 4gpm at 1000 to 1200psi with unloader adjusted accordingly,
and watch your temp climb.. be careful it stabilizes at 210 to 235 degrees without cycling the heater off & on, or you will have to adjust the burner.
If your system is already adjusted for big heat, you can use dual 12" Vacuuming Surface cleaners off the one machine,
but be careful to have both guns open and temp control adjusted for just above the stabilized working temp to keep it all safe.
If this is not completely clear to you, get more coaching, or don't try it.
If you can dial-in dual surface cleaners this combination in a locker room or commissary can mean big bucks in 2-man WorkSpeed.

If you want more heat, call me for coaching.

Good Stuff...
 

DunRite

New member
Jerry
Thanks for feedback-i will take you up on that coaching during the week.

There are some other issues to consider as well- tiled walls, locker benches, etc

Thanks
Mike
 

Vince Wood

New member
Be extra careful that you don't set off the fire alarms as well. Nothing like having a ladder truck and fire engine show up to your job with full lights and sirens going.
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
Paul will Be Instructing this in Houston and Teaching a Full Course FREE in April Hands on.
 

Kris Caswell

New member
does the sc with recleaim technique work with interior sealed polished concrete? (if that's what it's called)
also how about tile and grout?
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
Steam is closer area sometimes no good


Feb Event Houston free free text me for more details !!
 

DunRite

New member
Im looking into a dry steam method- more time - less water issues- and will bill accordingly as this is also what the client wants..ill see what happens because i aint cheap!.lol
 

snagtooth

New member
A vacuuming surface cleaner with your flow turned down a bit, with temp allowed to 220degr.F or better,
will sanitize instantly without chemicals,
and "instant capture" with the vacuum outside control ALL humidity.

..and some people still think "reclaim" is just for impressing storm-water cops.

Seriously.. take a 18 to 21" Vacuuming Surface cleaner to that 5@3500 with adjustable temp control..
size the nozzles to give about 4gpm at 1000 to 1200psi with unloader adjusted accordingly,
and watch your temp climb.. be careful it stabilizes at 210 to 235 degrees without cycling the heater off & on, or you will have to adjust the burner.
If your system is already adjusted for big heat, you can use dual 12" Vacuuming Surface cleaners off the one machine,
but be careful to have both guns open and temp control adjusted for just above the stabilized working temp to keep it all safe.
If this is not completely clear to you, get more coaching, or don't try it.
If you can dial-in dual surface cleaners this combination in a locker room or commissary can mean big bucks in 2-man WorkSpeed.

If you want more heat, call me for coaching.


This is how I do it (minus the dual operator part). Jerry has helped me set up my/his equipment to be very effective at this style of cleaning. It has really opened up the doors for me and kept my business alive during the winter months. It's not always easy bringing high pressure water in a building but doing it a few times you gain confidence in yourself and your equipment, I have found these jobs to be very profitable as well! I actually bid one today.20140217_121715.jpg
Shitty pic but a medical center with brick hallway floors with years of sealers/waxes on them, bid it as an interior brick restoration (strip, clean, seal). Lots of drywall and carpet to worry about but not really when you used the equipment properly. Small area, good money,
 

Roy Sanders

New member
I have a few restaurants that I clean their tile. Actually its pretty easy work. I run 12" turbo hybrid surface cleaner with a 4gpm unit with recovery and use anywhere between 1200-1800 psi. You need to be really thorough when doing your walk through if you have any grouted tile. Make sure you don't have any broken/cracked grout when doing pre-inspection. If so make that known up front. I use an alkaline tile cleaner, spray and let dwell for 10-15 minutes and then start cleaning. Depending on what your market carries will dictate what you can charge. There is good money to be made here. Alot of people don't even know that you can clean interior floors like this.
 

Roy Sanders

New member
Jerry
Thanks for feedback-i will take you up on that coaching during the week.

There are some other issues to consider as well- tiled walls, locker benches, etc

Thanks
Mike

There are tools that you can purchase to keep everything contained when you are doing tile walls and such.
 
Im looking into a dry steam method- more time - less water issues- and will bill accordingly as this is also what the client wants..ill see what happens because i aint cheap!.lol

I have a dry steam machine for sale. I bought it several years ago and never used it much. Give me a call if you are interested. It uses abot 1 gallon of water every 2 hours or so. Do not need reclaim with it.
 
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