How many psi should be used?

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Hi guys,how many psi you guys used in a wand on commercial or residential? when and which kind of capet need use the 1200+ high pressure .I always use 500 psi and 230℉ on carpet ,upholstery 300 psi, tile 500 psi 。Someone can give me a standard please
 

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There’s no one answer but for my needs and jetting I use 600psi on most carpets, 100psi for most upholstery, and tile 800psi but wish I had 1200.
If I use my spotter for Upholstery it’s only 55 psi
 

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There’s no one answer but for my needs and jetting I use 600psi on most carpets, 100psi for most upholstery, and tile 800psi but wish I had 1200.
If I use my spotter for Upholstery it’s only 55 psi
1200 is my prochem 408 limit I think I never use it.100 psi for upholstery can move stain for dirty sofa? I see the limit 3000Psi for some prochem HD truckmount , what is so high pressure for ?
 

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Hi guys,how many psi you guys used in a wand on commercial or residential? when and which kind of capet need use the 1200+ high pressure .I always use 500 psi and 230℉ on carpet ,upholstery 300 psi, tile 500 psi 。Someone can give me a standard please
I think more in ranges of pressure. I'm generally at 300 to 600 for carpet. I almost always use 300 psi for upholstery, but my tool regulates whatever I want at the tool so I can dial it down pretty low if I feel the need. For tile I'd say you're definitely on the lower end of the pressures. I'm usually at 600 and up to 1,000 occasionally for tile which is max for my machine.

So, IMHO some of this is dictated by your machine as well as the tools you are using. I also don't think it's a good idea to run at 230 degrees all the time when doing upholstery and some area rugs because it can cause some unexpected and unwanted problems on some fabrics.
 
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I think more in ranges of pressure. I'm generally at 300 to 600 for carpet. I almost always use 300 psi for upholstery, but my tool regulates whatever I want at the tool so I can dial it down pretty low if I feel the need. For tile I'd say you're definitely on the lower end of the pressures. I'm usually at 600 and up to 1,000 occasionally for tile which is max for my machine.

So, IMHO some of this is dictated by your machine as well as the tools you are using. I also don't think it's a good idea to run at 230 degrees all the time when doing upholstery and some area rugs because it can cause some unexpected and unwanted problems on some fabrics.
For some clean carpets and customers who have high requirements for dry I usually use 300Psi -500psi
 

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The appropriate pressure for carpet will depend upon the style, water temperature, volume of water, soiling levels and more. The wand plumbing and jetting will be influence. Usually in the 250 to 500 range.

Tile can be cleaned at 500 to 600 with Gekko type tools or 1000 to 2000 if using spinner type tools.

Upholstery maybe 100 to 200 PSI.

Just ranges. There are many variables.

When you get to 2000 and above, uses would be pressure washing drive ways, side walks, parking areas and such.
 

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There’s no one answer but for my needs and jetting I use 600psi on most carpets, 100psi for most upholstery, and tile 800psi but wish I had 1200.
If I use my spotter for Upholstery it’s only 55 psi
I only used around 800 on tile. Its not concrete and you're useing chemicals to disolve oils. A brush to dislodge filth. Most of the work is done in those steps. So your wand is just rinsing it off. 800 to 900 is fine.
 

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I personally never clean carpets commercial or residential over 500 psi. I’d think there’d be cases above that where your damaging the carpet.
 
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Test your setup and remove any doubt about it's ability. Key your wand in a bin for 60 seconds and measure the output so you really know what you are laying down GPM wise. Then clean a scrap of carpet at typical vac hose lengths at different pressures and wand speeds, flip over the carpet and see if you are getting the backing wet, damp or is it completely dry? If you are wetting the backing you are inviting drying issues like brown out. Evaluate and make educated adjustments to how "you" clean with "your" equipment.

One way we avoid brown out issues on carpet areas you know that you are going to nuke is to clean them first and right before you leave dry stroke them again. Capillary action typically will be broken with the second dry stroke even if you have fans going in the meantime. Not perfect, but can save a call back.
 

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250-500psi for carpet 200 degrees, 900psi for Gekko spinner on T&G, 500 for squeegee tools 200 degrees.
200psi for upholstery and heat no hotter than 150 degrees...
 

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I only used around 800 on tile. Its not concrete and you're useing chemicals to disolve oils. A brush to dislodge filth. Most of the work is done in those steps. So your wand is just rinsing it off. 800 to 900 is fine.
How many temperature you using on tiles and grout remove oil-filth?
 

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I use 1200 - 1500 psi at 150 degrees for Tile & grout with turbo spinner.
Yes chemistry breaks down the greasy soils but heat really helps rinse.