A carpet extractor is a type of vacuum cleaner specifically made for extracting moisture from carpets. Using a vacuum system, it does not completely dry out carpets but only helps in lessening their moisture content so they dry faster. It can also be designed for scrubbing carpets then extracting the water and chemical residue afterwards.
Types of Carpet Extractors
Kinds of Carpet Extractors include the following:
Self-contained carpet extractor
A self-contained carpet extractor sprays, scrubs, and extracts water moisture from carpets in one vacuum pass.
All its components are contained in one tank: water, chemical for scrubbing, the vacuum, and the dump system.
It is ideal for cleaning large carpeted areas.
Tankless carpet extractor
A tankless carpet extractor is made with hoses connecting to the water outlet and drain.
It is a portable unit ideal for home use.
It can be used with an automatic water fill and dump system.
Choosing Carpet Extractors (Buying tips)
Efficiency: For faster drying in as little as 30 minutes, choose a low-moisture carpet extractor that uses only a gallon of water per minute.
Heater: Look for a vacuum extractor with a built-in heater for drying carpets faster.