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Clean-n-mean

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I have been doing light colored carpets lately for some reason. The edges are dark!!
I need to buy one of those tall edging tools. I need to save more time.
What do you guys recommend? I see there are taller ones and shorter ones.
I'm interested in a taller one where we can stand and do the edging.
Also, some even have internal sprayers instead of the external.
And I even saw one on ebay with a 2" glide on the end of it!!
Is that even needed? Seems it may prevent dings and scratches on the baseboards.
Thanks
 

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cotton towel tied around a grout brush on a pole can work. So can taking your wand parallel to the base board and lifting it up and spray the edge then quickly drop glided wand down and rinse against base board.
 

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cotton towel tied around a grout brush on a pole can work. So can taking your wand parallel to the base board and lifting it up and spray the edge then quickly drop glided wand down and rinse against base board.
Gotcha! But look at how fast hes going with that edge......lol
 

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a lot of the homes I clean are high end residential IE painted trim, so you have to be extremely careful with the amount of prespray and type of tool used. that is why I use a Prochem Upholstery tool. I know, I know, Im on my hands and knees but I cant afford to scratch the paint in any way. Gets into tight areas too.

Customers appreciate the extra effort. (and are willing to pay for it!)
 
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a lot of the homes I clean are high end residential IE painted trim, so you have to be extremely careful with the amount of prespray and type of tool used. that is why I use a Prochem Upholstery tool. I know, I know, Im on my hands and knees but I cant afford to scratch the paint in any way. Gets into tight areas too.

Customers appreciate the extra effort. (and are willing to pay for it!)
Nice tip. Thank you!! Inwonder is someone makes a short one and you can add a longer tube to it or extension. A 2 in 1 tool.
 

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The glide on the end would seem to be much easier on the baseboards then just metal.
 
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I use the same wand. Honestly about half the time I switch over to my stair tool.
 

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I use the same wand. Honestly about half the time I switch over to my stair tool.
If you're good maneuvering Orbiter with a bumper, that's the fastest way to deal with soil filtration lines. Slight tilt towards the baseboard , uninterrupted movement along the baseboard...
 

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The PMF edging tool knocks it right out on a medium slow pass. 400 PSI and a bit of heat. I initially pre-spray with KleenRite ammonia based pre-spray.

GONE on even white carpet!
Thanks Bob!! I got it and I love it. I cannot believe how many videos I watch and the guys dont address this. They dont even own the tool.
It's a huge time saver for me as well.
 

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Dark edges usually indicates problem with home HVAC filter
 

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It takes carpet installers years to get the hang of seaming carpet I commend your willingness to DIY but the best I could tell ya if you’re adamant about doing yourself is YouTube videos.

I’ve done hardwood and tile flooring for 15+ years and wouldn’t seam carpet in my own house.
 

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It takes carpet installers years to get the hang of seaming carpet I commend your willingness to DIY but the best I could tell ya if you’re adamant about doing yourself is YouTube videos.

I’ve done hardwood and tile flooring for 15+ years and wouldn’t seam carpet in my own house.
Seaming is a piece of cake... sometimes :D othertimes not so much.