When it comes to carpet cleaning, the best results come when the professional cleaner or the client uses the most appropriate chemicals as well as the right equipment. Looking for tools that provide deep cleaning and strong extraction power means choosing between a drag wand and a light wand. Both the drag wand and the light wand are steam/extraction tools and they have definite advantages and disadvantages. Learn the difference between the two tools and see which one is best for the job.
The drag wand is usually made of a heavy material such as stainless steel. They can be used in both commercial and residential cleaning jobs. A drag wand is designed to be pulled evenly toward the user as it sprays cleaning solution and is immediately pulled up via a vacuum. If the drag wand were pushed instead of pulled, the cleaning process would not work because the solution would be put down after the vacuum and remain in the carpet fibers. The downside of the drag wand is that they are heavy and often difficult to maneuver around furniture.
This carpet cleaning tool is lightweight and easy to use. Its versatility makes it extremely popular as it can deliver a high level of cleaning power without being too cumbersome. It can be either pushed or pulled by the user, making it much faster to complete a job. If there is any drawback it may be that the lighter wands don’t stay in contact with the carpet as long as the heavier wands do, so that may mean a little extra attention is needed to ensure a complete clean. However, light wands are the most used in the carpet cleaning industry today.