Discussion in 'Water, Fire, & Smoke Damage' started by Cleanworks, Jan 18, 2017.
Does anyone use the Prochem Aqua Helix extraction tool? Thoughts?
I can make you a deal if you want one or two. They work for saturated carpet as a quick reduction in volume.
If you're trying to dry pad I'd suggest a Rover.
If you're drying a pad, throw the pad away, unless it's new carpet on a slab CAT1 job. Anything different, ditch the pad
I'm feeling kinda bossy with a know-it-all mood right now. Just do what I said
You're half right. If there isn't anything wrong with it then why toss it. Once extracted it will dry with the carpet, not taking much longer. The key is thorough extraction, which even if you were tossing the pad you'd want decent extraction if you're carrying it out.
I agree, because I hate carrying out pads that are dripping
A real success like the stryker wand : )
Why is Taco off the raft?
Because I AM MIGHTY!
and Fred got tired of me begging to get back on.
However I like to think it was my being MIGHTY.
First you have to have a brain to have thoughts.
I am toying with the idea of using it to extract area rugs in the shop.
Ask Nate what he is using. He buys everything for rugs. He bought a Rover to extract rugs but I never heard if it was working better than his Zippers.
The Rover would be too much work. I am thinking of putting a wash pit in the shop but getting the water out is a lot of work. I have a rug sucker knock off that I made for my own personal use (don't get mad at me, I'm not selling them) and it works pretty good. I'm thinking of purchasing the real ones but it is a lot of work rolling wet rugs around them and sealing off the tube. I was hoping the the Aqua Helix would work better than a wand or Zipper. Nate, What are you using?
Thats a different use that I've ever tried. I don't know how well it would work.
I did a demo with one. I was actually impressed.
I have two you can each buy one.
I have 7 Rovers, I don't need them.
I bought the "Rug Sucker" after hearing the stellar reviews on it.... Would you like to buy it from me? I bought 2 sets... It isn't something to write home about.... I still haven't tried it on a Dhurrie or flat weave, but for everything else it takes too long for my type of extraction.... I use my TM to extract pit washed rugs, electric units just don't cut it for me... WorkMaster Electric TM, Flood King, Portables, even with a vacuum booster connected the TM is faster and I'm not having to worry about fringe browning... Even after 30 mins of the RS, you still need to extract the rug.... Maybe I'm using it wrong, I don't have facebook to join their RS Group... Even if you unroll the rug slowly with the RS going, it still takes longer imho... And that's with using my TM hooked up to it also...
Hell I even bought a Steamin Demon for extracting pit washed rugs are reading @Harry Myers talk it up.... That didn't work for me either... Water Claw is too damn slow also... You can watch paint dry faster...lol
My pops tells me I'm impatient, I do agree with him... I've haven't used the Aqua Helix, I remember people giving @John Olson sh!t about him selling and pushing it... I believe there's better ways of extraction with the Zipper jr or Drieaz Rover... I do the front going with the lay of the nap on rugs, on the backside I go both ways if it doesn't bunch up... The Zipper Will be faster than just a wand... The Rover pulls the most moisture out of the rugs imho... It does takes some getting used too... I use my 13" Zipper jr when I need it...
My next move will probably be a Mor Rinse Roller... My thoughts is that it's more versatile over a centrifuge... You can't put a bleeder through centrifuge... Production seems to be faster with a "flat bed" wringer... I have no first hand knowledge on either machine, I gather and observe from videos I see....
What would you want for an AH? Remember, i'm paying in Cdn pesos.
The Zipper works ok, better than a wand but the Aqua helix works more like a water claw, except you can drag it back slowly and watch the water in the window. The rug sucker I only use when dealing with urine soaked tufted rugs. It is slow but very effective.