Carpet Extractor: Top 5 Commercial Carpet Cleaners 2017

A commercial carpet extractor works by injecting cleaning solution and water into carpet or upholstery and then vacuuming it out with powerful suction.  Carpet extractors are known by many names including steam cleaners, carpet cleaners, portable carpet cleaning machines, portable cleaning equipment, etc and are the best carpet cleaner machines.

Carpet Extractor: EDIC Galaxy 500 PSI Top ImageIf you’re doing a lot of commercial work you need a carpet cleaning machine that is durable and can take the punishment it will receive on the job.

What should you look for in a commercial carpet extractor?  The common features that you should use for comparison include vacuum power, pump PSI, tank capacity, and heater or no heater.

Vacuum Power

Carpet extractor carpet cleaning machines come with two-stage and three-stage motors.  Three-stage motors are more powerful and will clean faster however, they are more expensive and require two power cords instead of just one.  If you need the extra cleaning power you should go with a three-stage motor.

Pump Pressure

The pump on your carpet shampooer determines how powerful the machine’s spray is.  Pump spraying pressure is measured in PSI.  Pumps come in two PSI versions, 100 and 1000 PSI.  The more powerful pump will drive solution deeper into the carpet, make cleaning faster, and do a better job of cleaning.

 

 

 

 

Recovery/Solution Tank

Commercial carpet extractors have two tanks.  One is for the clean water and solution called the solution tank and the other holds the dirty water after cleaning and is called the recovery tank.  For heavy-duty commercial work you should plan on a recovery/solution tank capacity of at least 12 gallons.  This will minimize the number of times you need to stop and fill/empty.

Heater

A heater is an optional feature that comes on some extractor carpet cleaner machines.  Heaters are not as important as other features, but they can improve cleaning performance and save time.

We searched commercial carpet cleaning forums, manufacturer sites, social media, and customer review sites to find the most popular and highly rated commercial carpet extractors.

Take a look at our list and see if one of these top rated carpet extractors is the best model for your operation.

Carpet Extractor: Top 5 Commercial Carpet Cleaners

#5 – Aqua Power C4 Quick Dry Hot Water Carpet CleanerCarpet Extractor: Aqua Power C4 Quick Dry Carpet Extractor Left View

The AquaPower C4 Quick Dry Hot Water Carpet Cleaner is commercial grade offering the quality and durability you look for in a carpet extractor.  The Aqua Power C4 is engineered and manufactured by the former co-founder of Rug Doctor so you know it is of the highest quality.

Carpet Extractor: Features

  • Commercial-grade vacuum, brush, and pump
  • Large 4-gallon bucket and solution tank
  • Large wheels for easy mobility
  • Adjustable 4-position handle
  • High-impact polyethylene, cast aluminum, and steel construction
  • Made In USA

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to handle during long cleaning tasks
  • Durable enough to handle

Cons

  • Local service agents are not available in all areas

 

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#4 – Sandia 80-2100-H Sniper Commercial Extractor With Heater

Carpet Extractor: Sandia 80-2100-H Dual Stage Carpet Extractor Full ViewThe Sandia 80-2100H Sniper Commercial Extractor With Heater uses a powerful motor and a 2000W heater to provide superior carpet cleaning.  High heat and powerful suction are the key to professional cleaning.  With innovations induction motor-cooling air intakes, a 205-inch water lift, and extra-large 12-gallon solution and recovery tanks, the Sandia 80-2100H has the power and features you need to do the job right.  Take a look at its many features.

Features

  • 205-inch water lift suction
  • High heat from its 2000W heater
  • Patent-pending induction motor cooling
  • On-board storage
  • Molded-in air deflector reduces turbulence in the recovery tank
  • Top-mounted, recessed controls for easy-access and protection
  • Double-sided indestructible solution access port
  • Molded lifting handles
  • Rotary latch
  • Large ribbed, extra-strong, easy-fill/dump 12-gallon tanks
  • Angled recovery tank drains all liquids
  • Semi-pneumatic wheels for smooth, quiet operation
  • 25-foot vacuum and solution hoses
  • Stainless steel dual jet wand kit
  • 1-Year warranty on parts

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Powerful suction
  • Heated operation
  • On-board storage keeps all the tools right at hand
  • Easy-access controls

 

Cons

  • Heavy for one person to maneuver into vehicle

 

 

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#3 – EDIC Galaxy 12-Gallon Commercial Carpet Cleaning ExtractorCarpet Extractor: EDIC Galaxy Heat-Ready 12-Gallong Carpet Extractor Full View

The EDIC Galaxy 12-gallon Commercial Carpet Cleaning Extractor is a very popular choice by professionals who know portable carpet extractors.  It features the finest internal components, heat-ready design, dual 2-stage motors, and 11/12 gallon tanks.

Features

  • Powerful dual 2-stage vacuum motors
  • 100 PSI diaphragm pump
  • 150-inch water lift
  • Optional 2000 watt external heater
  • Top-mounted switches for easy-access
  • Sealed motor cavity for long life
  • 12-gallon solution and 11-gallon recover tanks
  • Large 10-inch non-skid, non-marking wheels and 4-inch casters
  • 50-foot (12-3) detachable twist-lock power cord
  • 25-foot vacuum and solution hoses
  • 2-Year warranty on part and labor

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Durable construction and materials
  • Good value
  • Powerful suction and quick heat-up time
  • Large solution and recovery tanks

 

Cons

  • None noted

 

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#2 – Sandia 86-R3100-H Sniper Commercial Carpet Cleaner with In-Line Heater

Carpet Extractor: Sandia 86-R3100-H 3-Stage Carpet Extractor Full ViewThe Sandia 86-R3100H Sniper Commercial Carpet Cleaner with In-Line Heater is a professional grade portable carpet cleaner, spotter, and upholstery cleaner in one.  Whether you’re cleaning heavy traffic areas, spills, spots, or upholstery, the 86-R3100H carpet shampooers cleans it all.  This Sandia comes with some great attachments, top-mounted controls and connections, and molded lifting handles for durability and long life.  Take a look at this Sandia’s great features.

Features

  • Powerful 3-stage motor in a single-cord unit
  • 100 PSI pump
  • Induction motor cooling
  • Easy-twist access port for quick, reliable connections
  • On-board holders for spotting chemicals and agitation brushes
  • Molded-in air deflector reduces turbulence in recovery tank
  • 205 degrees F hot water
  • Molded lifting handles
  • Rotary latch
  • Automatic vacuum restrictor
  • Tough 6-gallon, ribbed recovery and solution tanks
  • Waste-high controls reduce bending and fatigue
  • Angled recovery tank drains liquids completely
  • Non-skid, non-marking, 10-inch semi-pneumatic wheels for smooth, easy mobility and stair climbing
  • Long 25-foot power cord
  • 1-Year limited warranty on parts

 

#1 – EDIC Galaxy Carpet Cleaner 500 PSICarpet Extractor: EDIC Galaxy Heat-Ready 12-Gallon 500PSI Carpet Extractor Full View

Part of the popular EDIC Galaxy series of carpet extractors, the EDIC Galaxy 500 PSI Commercial Carpet Cleaner comes “heat-ready” so that you can add heat at any time.  With its external heater, the internals will stay cooler and vacuum and pump motors will last longer.  It comes with a lifetime guarantee on the stainless steel heater tank.  It features large 12-gallon and 11-gallon tanks and the highest quality materials.  This is one very powerful, professional carpet cleaner with commercial grade capability.  Check out all of its features.

Features

  • Dual 3-stage vacuum motors provide over 190-inches of lift
  • Powerful, adjustable 500 PSI pump
  • Large 11-gallon recovery and 12-gallon solutions tanks
  • 25-foot high-pressure, high-heat hose assembly
  •  50′ detachable power cord
  • Easy-drain fits standard 5-gallon bucket
  • Clamshell access for easy servicing
  • Top mounted switches reduce bending and fatigue
  • Sealed motor cavity promotes long life
  • 2 –year warranty on parts & labor with lifetime warranty on rotationally-molded housing

 

Customer Reviews

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Pros

Large tanks

Good value

Powerful suction from three-stage motors

Easy-reach controls

Cons

Design makes it difficult to maneuver unit up and down stairs

 

 

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Carpet Extractor: Comparison Chart

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TitleSanitaire SC6080A Commercial Canister Carpet Extractor with 3 Stage MotorEDIC Galaxy Commercial Carpet Cleaning ExtractorSandia 80-2100-H Dual 2 Stage Vacuum Motor Sniper Commercial Extractor with 2000 Watt In-Line Heater, 12 Gallon Capacity, 100 psi PumpAqua Power C4 Quick Dry Hot Water Carpet ExtractorHoover CH83015 Ground Command 6-Gallon Carpet Extractor with HeaterTimbucktoo RHINO Series RH2500XIH39 Commercial Carpet Extractor With HeaterSandia 86-R3-100-H Single 3 Stage Vacuum Motor Sniper Commercial Extractor with In-Line Heater, 6 Gallon Capacity, 100 psi PumpEDIC Galaxy Carpet Extractor 500 PSIXaact Xtract X-500HXO Heated Portable Carpet Extractor, Includes Xodus Titanium Carpet Wand, 50-500 psi Adjustable Pump, 15 Gallon Capacity, 32" Length x 23-1/2" Width x 36-3/4" HeightXaact Xtract X-200HXO Heated Portable Carpet Extractor, Includes Xodus Titanium Carpet Wand, 200 psi Pump, 15 Gallon Capacity, 32" Length x 23-1/2" Width x 36-3/4" Height
ModelEUKSC6080A2000SX-HR-AE80-2100-HCH8301586-R3-100-H2000CX-HR-AE
Warranty2 Years Full Coverage1 YearFull coverage for 2 years for parts and labor. Lifetime warranty on the polyethylene body.
Price$$1425.00$1697.00$899.00$2247.24$2095.00$1386.39$2249.00$3325.50$2943.49
Height48 inch35 inch21 inch21 inch36 inch35 inch
Weight0.06 pound78 pound98 pound78 pound
Width19 inch18 inch19 inch30 inch21 inch18 inch
Length30 inch31 inch10 inch16 inch28 inch31 inch
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Comments
  1. R. Mark Ballard

    Thanks for info.
    I m a commercial cleaner specializing in bank branches so can’t use truck mount. I need to use a duel machine (carpet extr./pressure washer) if possible for space and nylo grit brushes wear out so fast when you tilt on ceramic grout. Also, for cluttered space problems we don’t want auto fill/dump. I’m being told if you use a pump that goes from 0-2000psi it will burn up if used on 200 psi or lower on commercial carpet. To me I shouldn’t be locked into only king cobra, because there are machines that have the high psi and vacs why can’t I just make these duel use machines. Thank you so much

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Hi, thanks for your question. I have to confess, we only just started looking at commercial extractors and hard surface cleaners, so we don’t have a lot of detailed information. We did notice in our search that the Adphibian seemed to have what you’re looking for although it may be too large for a bank branch…not sure. https://www.advance-us.com/products/scrubbers/adphibian/adphibian.aspx I wish I could help more. -Mark

  2. angel gayler

    hi i am a vacuum and service center but i have the Aqua Power C4 Quick Dry Hot Water Carpet Extractor and need the brush and gear belt do you have it? and if so how much

  3. Sally

    I’ve recently purchased the Sandia 80-2100-H Sniper and so far it’s been a great addition to our fleet. Thanks for the great comparisons you’ve done, you’ve shared some excellent information.

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Thanks for your feedback Sally! It’s much appreciated! So glad, we were able to help your operation. -Mark

  4. Biff Spangler

    Thanks for putting this all in one place Mark! Been scouring for a side by side comparison into a number of the models you featured. Not quite ready to make the leap to the Xaact models but like the price range of the Sandia’s. Thanks.

    • Mark Ridgeway Mark Ridgeway

      Glad the information is helpful!

  5. Cris kyle

    Hi. My question is regarding extraction. What key words along with 3-stage motor would tell me the strongest extraction models. Would they be simalar to eachother. The comparable ones would be about the same in extraction?