While scheduled carpet maintenance is something a facility can and should plan for, situations that require emergency or spot attention will inevitably come up. Portable spotter/extractors are perfect for any number of situations in any number of places.

The key to removing carpet stains is to act quickly, and respond with the right chemicals solutions and tools. Portable machines are small enough to be stored at facilities in a janitorial closet, and lightweight enough to be easily transported to any area of a building. Lighter machines weigh as little as 15 pounds; the larger ones can be up to 35 pounds, but feature larger solution and recovery tanks.

Many portable spotters use electrical cords, but some are offered in battery-powered units. Tools should include a hose and detail tool; larger models often have multiple tools. preferable.