When Jon bought the company several years ago, he used a wand just like everyone else. One night when cleaning an office in Draper, Jon decided to use the Rotovac that had been sitting in the truck. “At the end of the clear tube on the Rotovac, I could see how dirty the water was coming out of the carpet as I’m cleaning. I cleaned half the carpet with the wand and started to clean the rest of the carpet with the Rotovac. As I looked down at the tube, I had never seen that level of dirt coming out of a carpet in the two years I had been cleaning. The water going through the sight tube was like mud, almost black. I decided to take the Rotovac back over the area I had just cleaned with my wand, and the dirt came out muddy. I was stunned at how much dirt the wand left in the carpet. I cleaned the rest of the office with the Rotovac, and I haven’t touched a wand since.”
Many companies that use a manual wand use high water pressure, 400 to 500 PSI, to make up for the lack of agitation. If the operator is not careful water can get into the backing and pad leading to long dry times. The Rotovac allows us to use half the water pressure so dry times are typically better. The only thing we want to get wet is the carpet not the back or pad.