The EPA’s Lead RRP requires contractors to use a HEPA Filter Vacuum Cleaner equipped with a carpet beater bar when working in a carpeted work-area. So, one of the most common questions we’re getting in reference to the RRP is “what’s a carpet beater bar?”
A carpet beater bar is essentially a floor nozzle for a vacuum equipped with a rotating beater bar that spins while the vacuum is in use. By spinning, it agitates the carpet and loosens any lead dust that might be stuck in carpet fibers.
Nilfisk offers 2 versions of carpet beater bar floor tools for use with our HEPA filter vacuum cleaners, the Turbo Nozzle and Power Nozzle.
The Turbo Nozzle’s carpet beater bar is powered by the working air of the vacuum. This means that the air taken into the vacuum through the vacuum hose, spins the carpet beater bar. The turbo nozzle is available on several of Nilfisk HEPA Filter Vacuums, including the UZ 934, UZ 964, GD 930, Eliminator I, Eliminator II, and 118. (Part numbers vary, ask our customer service department for more info!)
The Power Nozzle is very similar, except it is plugged into the vacuum cleaner and powered by electricity. The Power Nozzle is only available on the GD 930 and GM 80.
So despite the differences, both the Turbo Nozzle and Power Nozzle when used with a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner are extremely effective in thoroughly cleaning the work area…and the Lead RRP requirements. Still have questions? Ask us!