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10/06/2011

Carpet Extractor Wand Selection and Tips

 
Carpet extractor wand selection and use can make or break your facility's carpet efforts.

Carpet extractor wand selection can be very important for your facility or building.  Allow your cleaners to do the job more effectively and prevent injuries by following these simple tips.

Using the wrong want can make carpet cleaning slow and stressful and can increase the chances that an injury can occur.  These can often be serious, debilitating back injuries that you’re going to want both in-house and external carpet cleaning crews to avoid.

Mark Baxter, product manager for U.S. products, supplies some useful tips for carpet extractor wand selection:

Weight. The heavier weight of a wand can improve cleaning performance because it helps seal the wand to the carpet for more effective extraction. However, too heavy and it can be difficult, tiring, and stressful to use. Look for a wand that is light (under nine pounds), yet still provides that essential “seal” to carpet and upholstery to work effectively.

Ergonomics. Along with being light, the wand should be comfortable to work with in all kinds of positions and should work with the user, not against.

Durability. Some wands are exceptionally durable but because of their weight, they are hard to use. Rotationally molded wands are proving to be some of the most durable and lightweight models available.

Glide. Some wands now have customized glide-holders molded right into the head of the wand for greater durability. Because of the materials used and the custom fit, they glide over the carpet, making the extraction process much easier for the technician.

Airflow. Engineers have recently developed wands with laminar airflow design. With these systems, air travels through the wand more smoothly, improving cleaning effectiveness and performance.

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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