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First question. Why should I purchase a portable instead of a truck mount carpet cleaner. It's a money thing. If your just starting out and you have the money for a heavy duty van, advertising, expenses and the truck mount then go with a truck mount. A person that cleans properly using the proper procedures and uses good quality chemicals can do just as good of a job with a portable than a person with a truck mount.
With so many carpet cleaning extractors out their which one do you choose ? I can point you in the right direction and give you my opinions but this is a decision you will have to make depending on a few questions you must ask yourself. What type of area will you be cleaning, inner city, suburban, new or older homes, mobile auto detailing or stationary detailing, commercial cleaning, hospitality, food service or you may want to do what ever you can get ?
The reason this question is very important is that most more powerful units need to be plugged into 2 outlets that are 20 amps and must be on separate breakers. Why ? Because most heated units pull over 2000 watts just with the heater. Then you have the dual vacuums (2 each vacuum motors) and the pump. All of this power is split between 2 cords. If your doing inner city older homes you will have a problem finding 20 amp outlets. Most commercial and hospitality should be OK. Newer homes usually have 20 amp outlets in the bathrooms and kitchen. You can also use the machines that have heat without the heater on to cut the amperage draw considerably. Our company's' belief is that a person using the standard 25' hose set, that most carpet cleaners use, would do a good job with a 100 psi, dual 2 stage with heat unit. Read about cleaning carpet and read section on carpet restoration.
If you think you can handle the extra amperage go with the 3 stage vacuum units with heat and 100 psi pump. The three stage vacs give you as much vacuum as a truck mount running long hoses. Some contractors have told me they have made splitters that plug into the 220 volt outlet used for dryers. These are easily made for under $50.00 and could handle a powerful unit. I recommend having an electrician put it together for you. Some contractors have told me they have a generator in their van to run one or both of their cords.
Another question would be how will I be using the machine ? Is this for a homeowner for him or herself, for a part timer looking to make extra money, for a back up machine, for a janitorial company using it on occasion or for the full time carpet cleaner. The below is my suggestions and is only a suggestion. I do recommend when ever possible to use a heated machine.
|Home owners - 6, 11 or a 12 gallon with heat like the Mercury, Ninja or Galaxy 100 psi or the 6 gallon Sensei. I also like the 4 gl spotter extractor.|
|Mobil Detailer - A single corded machine unless your running a generator. Either a 6, 11 or 12 gallon with heat if possible.|
|Detail shop - 100 psi, dual 3 stage or 2 stage with heat . Either 6, 11 or12 gallon. if you running wish to run a long hose upgrade to a more powerful pump and you can clean as far as 100' away from the unit.|
|Janitorial Company - Most janitorial companies that purchase a 11 or 12 gal extractor with a standard 100 psi pump and dual 2 stage vacuums which can be used almost anywhere. If you can get a unit with heat then do so. You can also use a self contained for large areas.|
|Carpet cleaners (commercial) - Go with 100 or 200 psi, dual 2 or 3 stage vacs with heat. If your going to run more than 30' of hose upgrade to a larger pump. Remember prescrubbing with a carpet scrubber (floor buffer with carpet brush) will allow you to do the best ever job cleaning a carpet.|
|Carpet cleaners (residential) - Depending on electric, I like the Stinger 12 gallon #01-200, Mercury 2-100H, EDIC 2000SX-HRH or Ninja N22AHMO all of which are very versatile.|
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EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN WAY OF CARPET CLEANING. BEING IN THE BUSINESS FOR OVER 20 YEARS I HAVE SEEN ALMOST EVERY CONCEIVABLE WAY THERE IS TO CLEAN A CARPET. SOME WAYS YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE, SOME WAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS. BELOW ARE THE THREE MAIN WAYS OF CLEANING CARPETS.
EXTRACTION: A CARPET EXTRACTOR USES A CLEANING SOLUTION THAT IS FORCED INTO THE CARPET BY A PUMP THEN THE SOLUTION IS SUCKED OUT OF THE CARPET WITH HIGH POWER VACUUM MOTORS. PUMPS RANGE IN POWER. VACUUM MOTORS RANGE FROM 135 CFM TO OVER 200 CFM. HEATERS CAN BE ADDED TO THE MACHINES EITHER INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY. HEATED WATER TENDS TO BREAK UP GREASY DIRT FASTER. GOOD CHEMICALS, SEE CARPET CLEANING CHEMICALS FOR INFORMATION, WILL DO THE WORK FOR YOU. EXTRACTION LEAVES THE CARPET WETTER THAN OTHER SYSTEMS, BUT IT CLEANS DEEPER. PORTABLE AND TRUCK MOUNT EXTRACTORS HAVE A BASE UNIT AND A HOSE AND WAND. IF THE CARPET IS CLEANED PROPERLY IT SHOULDN'T TAKE MORE THAN 4 HOURS TO DRY.
SELF CONTAINED CARPET EXTRACTION MACHINE: SAME PRINCIPLE AS A EXTRACTOR BUT DOES NOT USE A HOSE AND WAND AND HAS A BUILT IN BRUSH THAT SCRUBS THE CARPET BETWEEN PUTTING THE SOLUTION DOWN AND VACUUMING IT UP. THIS SYSTEM IS GREAT FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL AREAS.
EXTRACTION RESTORATION: THE PROPER WAY OF DEEP CLEANING A CARPET. THIS IS A TWO STEP PROGRAM DESIGNED TO DEEP CLEAN THE CARPET. 1) PRESPRAY CARPET WITH A GOOD PRESPRAY OR USE A NON-RESIDUE SHAMPOO IN A SHAMPOO TANK. AGITATE CARPET WITH A ROTARY FLOOR BUFFER WITH A CARPET BRUSH ATTACHED. THIS LOOSENS UP THE DIRT THAT IS ON THE TOP AND DEEP IN THE CARPET. LET THE CHEMICAL SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES TO ACTUALLY BREAK UP THE DIRT AFTER YOU SCRUB. 2) EXTRACT THE CARPET WITH A GOOD EXTRACTION CLEANER (LIKE THE CHEMSPEC 90) OR USE A RINSING AGENT (LIKE TEXTILE RINSE FROM CHEMSPEC OR RINSE OUT FROM CELLO). THE RINSING AID WILL FLUSH OUT ALL CHEMICALS AND DIRT FROM STEP 1 AND FROM PREVIOUS CLEANINGS.
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