Portable extractors are a more affordable option for many cleaning professionals, costing potentially $10,000 less than truck mounts.

These smaller machines are able to quickly react to spills and stains. They are also easy to transport from floor to floor and can access small spaces and tight corners, unlike their truck-mount counterparts.

Some facilities don’t lend themselves to truck-mounts either. Hoses will not be able to reach all floors in a high-rise building. In addition, there are security issues to consider while cleaning sensitive facilities such as banks and law offices. At these types of buildings, it is not feasible to leave a door or window propped open so hoses can reach inside.