Help with cleaning concrete hallways?

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ncowan

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Hello,

Any help would be appreciated. I've been working on some concrete hallways located in a storage rental business.
Not polished concrete, looks like a garage floor.

I cleaned it once using my 175 with a black pad with sprayed down degreaser, followed by a tile spinner off truckmount at 1200 psi. Truckmount heat from HX & at 1200 psi can't keep up, so the water is just warm.

Floors look a lot better & mgr. is actually happy with them, however, they now want me to put down a polish & before I do that I need to get the remaining scuff marks off the floor. Most came off during cleaning but some just faded. Most scuffs are from hand trucks & carts people use to carry their belongings to the storage area.

Can't do much about the heat or the spinner but I read somewhere that a larger 175
(mine is 13 inch Oreck) with a sanding screen and then a black pad should remove the remaining scuffs.
Would I be better off with a large, heavy 175 or adding a better heat source for the spinner. Been looking at the North Star kerosine water heater.

Any ideas on this would be great.

Thanks!!!
 

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ncowan

Member
Hello,

Any help would be appreciated. I've been working on some concrete hallways located in a storage rental business.
Not polished concrete, looks like a garage floor.

I cleaned it once using my 175 with a black pad with sprayed down degreaser, followed by a tile spinner off truckmount at 1200 psi. Truckmount heat from HX & at 1200 psi can't keep up, so the water is just warm.

Floors look a lot better & mgr. is actually happy with them, however, they now want me to put down a polish & before I do that I need to get the remaining scuff marks off the floor. Most came off during cleaning but some just faded. Most scuffs are from hand trucks & carts people use to carry their belongings to the storage area.

Can't do much about the heat or the spinner but I read somewhere that a larger 175
(mine is 13 inch Oreck) with a sanding screen and then a black pad should remove the remaining scuffs.
Would I be better off with a large, heavy 175 or adding a better heat source for the spinner. Been looking at the North Star kerosine water heater.

Any ideas on this would be great.

Thanks!!!
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Cockney1

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Hello,

Any help would be appreciated. I've been working on some concrete hallways located in a storage rental business.
Not polished concrete, looks like a garage floor.

I cleaned it once using my 175 with a black pad with sprayed down degreaser, followed by a tile spinner off truckmount at 1200 psi. Truckmount heat from HX & at 1200 psi can't keep up, so the water is just warm.

Floors look a lot better & mgr. is actually happy with them, however, they now want me to put down a polish & before I do that I need to get the remaining scuff marks off the floor. Most came off during cleaning but some just faded. Most scuffs are from hand trucks & carts people use to carry their belongings to the storage area.

Can't do much about the heat or the spinner but I read somewhere that a larger 175
(mine is 13 inch Oreck) with a sanding screen and then a black pad should remove the remaining scuffs.
Would I be better off with a large, heavy 175 or adding a better heat source for the spinner. Been looking at the North Star kerosine water heater.

Any ideas on this would be great.

Thanks!!!
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