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How to choose an effective and practical carpet extractor 19 Jul, 2018

Carpet extractors offer a cost-effective way to clean carpets and provide solutions for routine tasks, such as taking care of spillages and deep cleaning.

However, with a wide variety of carpet extractors available, which is the best for your facility? Here are the key points you should consider when purchasing a carpet extractor.

Carpet extractor type

There are two main types of carpet extractors, which cater for different applications:


These machines are tailored for larger carpet areas, featuring increased capacities and larger cleaning widths. Most self-contained extractors feature a rotating brush, providing increased agitation on the carpet and improving cleaning results.

self-contained carpet extractor

Box and wand

Traditionally suited to smaller areas, box and wand machines use a tool as standard and do not feature rotating brush. Ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach areas, these portable extractors are designed for easy transportation between cleaning areas and smaller extractors are perfect for smaller, spotting requirements.

box and wand carpet extractor
Upholstery accessories

Some machines can also be used to clean upholstery. If this is a requirement for your facility, it’s recommended to check the available accessories.

Aftercare and support

Support is always crucial as a customer and it can be useful to check if you are able to access the below after purchase:

  • How to videos – Videos detailing how to assemble, prepare, use and undertake basic aftercare of your machine.
  • Basic troubleshooting videos and fault finding guides – If you have an issue with your machine, checking these materials could highlight an easy fix.
  • Service – Is there a service team available in case you have an issue with your machine?

Purchasing the right carpet extractor is a decision that Truvox values, which is why we offer free product demonstrations with all our carpet extractors.

To request a free demonstration, please contact us.

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