Ask most contractors what they require with their tile cleaning equipment and they would reply - productivity. Without a machine that offers high output, your business could fail. Tiles can be very hard to clean. Soap scum, water stains, molds, food stains, and other impurities accumulate on tiles quickly. In commercial kitchens and public restrooms especially, dirt accumulates on tile very fast.
Dirty tiles are a health hazard. They are home to bacteria and molds. These organisms cause allergies and various other illnesses. If you do not clean tiles in bathrooms and kitchens regularly, you would be creating unsanitary conditions for employees and customers.
One of the fastest ways to clean tiles is to use tile cleaning equipment, like advanced commercial steam cleaners. These steam hard surface cleaners offer very high temperatures, up to 386°F, with the ability to remove dirt spots, sugars, food, and other residue easily. They are also suitable for removing chewing gum provided they are equipped with gum cleaning kits.
One of the major differences between home use and commercial tile cleaning equipment used in large commercial and industrial settings is vacuum extraction.
Advantage of Vacuum Extraction
Vacuum extraction makes the cleaning process faster and safer. Usually, steam cleaning cannot remove dirt from the surface; it can only loosen the dirt in order to make their removal easier. High capacity commercial tile cleaning equipment and floor steam cleaners, however, are optimized for dirt removal.
These machines are fitted with dry and wet vacuum extraction. Dry vacuum feature works much like ordinary vacuum cleaning. Wet vacuum extraction eliminates the need to handle dirt and moisture. It eliminates the need to use a separate vacuum cleaner prior to steam cleaning. Instead of wiping the surface with a towel after applying steam, the wet vacuuming feature will help suction off moisture and dirt particles.
Most machines geared for vacuum extraction offer an additional advantage. They have a HEPA filter to enable complete removal of dirt particles and allergens in the air. These filters can trap the minutest of pollen, dust mites, and similar particles. Consequently, whether you use them for dry or wet vacuuming, these machines will offer stellar service in dirt removal.
Detailing brushes, squeegees, and steam hoses are an important component of tile cleaning equipment. If you are cleaning tiles with floor steam cleaners, these detailing tools will help get the tiles and grout lines clean.
Usually, commercial floor cleaning equipment is sold with the following types of brushes and tools specific to tile cleaning:
- Rectangular brush, large - Add a microfiber towel to clean the entire tiled surface.
- Floor tool with extraction - Cleans and simultaneously extracts on tiled floors and surfaces, only available with steam vacuum cleaners.
- Nylon, brass, and stainless steel detail brushes - Used for additional scrubbing required in grout lines. Test areas before applying more abrasive brushes.
For cleaning heavily greased, stained surfaces, you would require special floor cleaning equipment, including hard surface cleaners such as pressure washers. These versatile machines perform many functions, including floor and tile cleaning over large areas.
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