How To Choose a Carpet Extractor for Your Business


Deciding on a carpet extractor for your business can be challenging, particularly as there are many different makes and models to choose from with a vast range of advanced features.

The team at Commercial Cleaning Equipment understands just how critical it is to make the right choice of machine to suit your business needs and circumstances. We have over 25 years’ experience assisting our customers, coupled with extensive product knowledge to help you make an informed decision.  Different facilities have different demands, and this can dictate the type of equipment required. Purchasing a carpet extractor is a long-term investment which, if chosen well, will provide you with cost & time savings and a machine that is reliable and delivers superior cleaning results. We can help you make the best decision for your site.

The following article will help you make an informed decision when choosing a carpet extractor and is intended for carpet cleaning businesses as well as commercial businesses looking to maintain their facilities.

What is a Carpet Extractor exactly?

A carpet extractor is a specialised machine for deep cleaning carpets and upholstery through the use of powerful warm water extraction technology.  resulting in improved appearance of the carpet, a healthier indoor environment and prolonged carpet life.  They are particularly effective for cleaning carpets and mats in busy public areas such as those found in hotels, entertainment precincts, restaurants and offices. 

This process enables a deep and thorough clean of embedded dirt, debris, grime, stains and allergens from the fibres,

Carpet extractors first spray a mixture of hot water and cleaning solution onto the surface before using a powerful vacuum to suction and lift the loosened particles as well as remove any excess moisture.

When choosing a carpet cleaning machine, we recommend you consider the following factors:

1. Cleaning Requirements – What are your Needs?

Some of the questions we generally ask our customers include:

2. What are the Different Types of Carpet Cleaning Machines & their Features?

3. Power Source

Carpet extractors can either be corded or battery powered.  It’s important to consider the size and the nature of the environment that needs to be cleaned when examining your options.

4. Manoeuvrability and Portability

Innovative engineering, smart design and technological advances have revolutionised carpet cleaning machines in recent times. 

Now many machines use lightweight materials, such as fibreglass, & ergonomic design to make them easy to maneuver & transport. 

If you have a carpet cleaning business, you will need a machine that is easy to transport – will it fit in your vehicle? How heavy is the machine? Where will it be stored at the end of the day?

Bulky, heavy machines can slow you down and reduce your productivity so it’s important to consider the weight of machine, construction materials and its dimensions.

5. What are the Maintenance Requirements for a Carpet Extractor?

In order to get maximum outputs from your cleaning machine, it’s important to give it the appropriate level of care and attention. 

Modern technology has led to substantial improvements in terms of their design as well as the materials used in the construction of these hard-working machines, and a number of ground-breaking innovations have resulted in improved reliability, longevity and ease-of-use.

It’s always best to check the manufacturer’s warranty on your intended purchase.  We also recommend your machine is serviced at least annually by an authorised service agent.

6. Cost

An experienced cleaning equipment supplier will provide advice in terms of the best machine for your budget and your needs – and will also have information on lifecycle costing (i.e. in terms of operational costs, maintenance, replacement parts etc).

7. Brand & Warranty

Purchasing a carpet extractor is an investment for the long term. Be wary of the cheapest products and ensure the machine is backed up by a warranty period and a local service agent that has easy access to replaceable parts.

A good reference point is to read reviews as these provide genuine feedback and customer perspectives.  The more information you have, the more likely you will be to make the right choice of carpet extractor.

Next Steps

The team at Commercial Cleaning Equipment understands that no matter the size or scope of the job, you need a carpet extractor that ensures deep cleaning and thorough stain removal.  We can help you choose the right machine for your business – one which delivers on performance, efficiency, ease-of-use and durability – and which is also fit for purpose and meets your budget.

We stock an extensive range of high-quality carpet extractors from leading brands to suit all needs and budgets, without the need to compromise on quality or performance.

Contact us today on 9249 8744 or view our comprehensive range of carpet extractors on our website.

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