Tech Tip: Flagged vs. Unflagged Broom Bristles

fvsunf2There are many options when looking at the bristles in your brooms – material, stiffness, color, etc. One option is a flagged or unflagged bristle.

The ends of flagged bristles look like split hairs – these bristles are ideal for sweeping up fine powders or debris in dry areas. When used in wet applications it is common for these bristles to become “matted-up” and dirty.

Unflagged bristles are commonly used in wet applications, and are ideal for larger debris. They will not, however, sweep up the fine debris as effectively as a flagged bristle will.

Both flagged and unflagged brooms have their applications within many facilities. Choosing the correct one can make your clean-up job easier.

For more information, see our selection of brooms and sweeps on our website or contact our Customer Service Department at 800-826-8302.

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