Rotovac Ranger 250psi with Rotovac 360i just not cutting it. Advice?

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Hello all! I'm new to the forums and in need of some professional advice. My portable setup just doesn't seem to be cutting it. I have a few side jobs that come in for carpet cleaning (mainly apt buildings). Here is my setup:

Rotovac Ranger Dual 2 stage 250psi
Rotovac 360i rotary with a 25' vac hose.

Spent a lot thinking this would work. Me being an idiot and not doing research and now I'm in this situation. Is there a way for me to convert this 250 to a 500 to have some decent power? Im currently using bio-break and using hot water from the faucet to add into my portable. I've tried different sprays as well, but the machine just seems too weak. Any advice would be great. Thank you all in advance!
 

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Typically apartments are more trashed than other carpets. Your setup sounds reliable and capable. I would try some other sprays and also make sure that youre doing a thorough pre-vacuum as well as some type of carpet agitation with a brush, crb, something like that. Also what is the dwell time you're giving your spray? If you let it dry as well it can lose effectiveness. I believe you can also get a brush head for the 360i but don't quote me on that one.
 

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Typically apartments are more trashed than other carpets. Your setup sounds reliable and capable. I would try some other sprays and also make sure that youre doing a thorough pre-vacuum as well as some type of carpet agitation with a brush, crb, something like that. Also what is the dwell time you're giving your spray? If you let it dry as well it can lose effectiveness. I believe you can also get a brush head for the 360i but don't quote me on that one.
I would vacuum first using a basic Hoover backpack vacuum, pre-spray which I leave on for about 10-15 min, use my 360i w/ brush head to agitate with no water, then I'll use the 360 with water and then vacuum it up. In the other forums I was told to use a rinsing agent which I havent been doing. I was recommended Ultrapak and Dry slurry so hopefully those will work better.
 

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For more power get a booster, Mytee 7303LX. You will now have truck mount power. For more heat get the Mytee 480-120 for Truck Mount heat. Also use 2" vacuum hose. This might cost you another $2500 or so but now you will have Truck Mount power. For cheaper, you can try a brush head for the 360 or a Electrolux shampooer. You can get the Electrolux on Ebay for less than $200 used.