portable carpet cleaning

  1. scbennett

    Best Portable Options W/Heat

    I cleaned carpet, tile, upholstery, ect. in college and now I am ready to start my own company. We used truck mount units when I cleaned but I am starting out small and looking for the best options for a complete setup with a portable. What are the best options available?
  2. K

    Best Heated Portable for around $3k

    Looking for a heated portable as a spare/backup for carpet and upholstery cleaning where the truckmount isn't accessible (apartments, not a ton of commercial but some). The ability to clean tile with it would be a huge bonus. What specs matter the most? Would like to compare Nautilus, Ninja...
  3. abooker

    Brand New, Never Used Water Extractor and Carpet Cleaner for sale, great for carpet cleaning or restoration business

    I have a Water Claw (the real water claw)-brand new in the Box Never Used, retail is $500-$600 I have a Prospector® PE5003 Carpet Extractor with Heat, 500 PSI, Dual 3‑Stage motors with (carpet wand-retail price 400.00) and all of the hoses and connectors(retail price 200.00) - retail price for...
  4. P

    Tornado Marathon 800 $800

    Self contained carpet extractor 8 Gallon portable used but works great.
  5. D

    Portable and 360i for sale full setup

    Hello, I'm selling my complete set up, everything you see in the pictures is included. I also have 50' 2in vac hose (not shown) I've done a couple modifications to it, upgraded to 2" mytee cufflink instead of the 1 1/2" factory vac hose. I have absolutely no use for it at the moment, and...
  6. N

    Need advice on cleaning hotel carpets using Encap

    So I am about to land a job cleaning the carpets of a 14 floor hotel. I will be cleaning the hallways, rooms and 3 ballrooms on a quarterly basis. All I have is a 1200 psi portable (which does not have a fresh water tank it has to be hooked up to a water source), a 175 machine, bonnet pro...
  7. IsaiahT

    Best portable for my new rotovac Power-wand

    (Title was supposed to say portable not piety. Haha!) Hey guys, I'm new to this business and just found a steal of a deal on a Power-wand from Rotovac. I'm trying to figure out what kind of portable unit I should use and if I shall have a standard wand on hand as well. Also would love some...
  8. R

    Looking for some input on a good Spotter?

    Ok, so I am starting off VLM. I have a brush pro, Orbot Vibe, IPS pro sprayer and tons of pads and Vacaway Chems. Now I need a good portable spotter extractor for the real nasty stuff. I am looking at either the the Mytee lite 8070 or EDIC Bravo. But have also considered getting a full size...
  9. T

    Another newbie needing help!

    Hello all! New to forum and just getting started in this business. Right now I have Sandia 1200 without heat. I know it's made for hard surfaces but if I do use it at 400 psi, will I be able to clean carpets without overwetting them? It there anyway to add heat? Also is there any way to...
  10. J

    Hellp!!!prospector pe500 heat

    my pe500 heats up but doesnt heat up enough as it should anybody know why?
  11. O

    Ninja 200 Classic Improvements

    Anyone ever try to add a stronger pump or a bigger vacuum pod in a Ninja Classic? I'm wondering if my 200 psi could be bumped up a bit. It's a 2-3 stage vacuum. I don't like the idea of carrying a booster everywhere.
  12. O

    Trying to improve my ninja 200 operation

    Hi, I'm new here. I"ll try to get some pics up soon. I work with a Ninja 200 from Fibreclean and I've been happy so far with the results. There is no heater. I use a wand as well. I prespray everything first ad then flush it out with clean, hot water. One issue I'm having is that the manual...
  13. S

    Cross-American Corp. The 'jaguar cub' Review

    Here is my review for those who are looking for a portable carpet cleaning machine. To me I'm new with the understanding of pumps, vac motors and so on but, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out a portable machine isn't what I would purchase to kick off my new business with...
  14. Mary Dixon

    Mary's Meme Of The Week

    Welcome to Mary's Meme of the week!
  15. G

    NEWBIE: How portable are portys? 150lb seems alot.

    Hi all, I am researching the industry. I have worked with a TM for a company in the past. I am considering doing my own thing part time in the beginning on a limited budget. It looks like the porty is much less expensive for a start up. Obviously I would much rather have a TM but would like...
  16. CCWorks

    Best Prespray

    This pre spray as won my admiration. On residential white carpet with deep foot oils, wear and tear on side of bed, 20 year old nylon carpet, this pre spray made the carpet look like new. I have tried Boosters like Boot All, Traffic slam, Flex, and other mixes with Citrus Solv. All mixed as...
  17. Total Cleaning Service

    Wand problems

    I noticed lately since the weather has got colder that the carpet isnt getting as dry with my regular wand. I have a 500 psi sandia sniper portable, I have the pressure turned down low. I have a 4 jet wand, I'm looking into getting a 2 jet to see if that helps. Is there a portable wand that...
  18. S

    WOW! talk about confusion!! Advise PLEASE!!!

    Ok...I'm new on TMF, I absolutely love this place! I've worked in the industry for a while, for a franchise carpet cleaner that starts with Z and ends with Z and cleans with ZERO REZidue...(hmmmm) (cough)....but enough of that. I no longer work there. I recently bought a van with a Hydramaster...
  19. CCWorks

    The Best Portable ETM Ever Designed - Eletric Truck Mount Portable

    This is the best of all portable concepts ever designed, my opinion. You have to know the latest in technology with portable carpet cleaning extractors to fully understand the idea. Well, I guess if you use the air flow regulator and three vacuum motors, set up like this, 2 in parallel by 1 in...