Truckmount Carpet Cleaning Machines vs Portable Machines

The Ultimate Guide: Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machines vs. Portable Carpet Cleaning Machines

When it comes to carpet cleaning one size doesn’t fit all, let’s discuss why!

Among the range of carpet cleaning machines are the truck mount and the portable machines. But what’s the difference, and which one is right for you? Let’s dive in and explore.

What is a Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machine?

Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machines = Power and Performance

A truck mount carpet cleaning machine is a powerful, industrial-grade machine permanently installed in a van or truck. Large-scale jobs are a breeze with a truck mount machine.


1. Superior Cleaning Power: Truck mounts deliver a higher water temperature and greater pressure, resulting in a deeper and more thorough clean. This means they can effectively remove stubborn stains and deeply embedded dirt.

2. Faster Drying Times: With stronger suction capabilities, truck mounts extract more water from carpets because of the high powered engine which significantly reduces drying times.

3. Continuous Water Supply:  Water supply is continuous with a truckmount, allowing for longer cleaning sessions


The disadvantage to a truck mounted machine is it is almost impossible to access apartments and high rise buildings.

What is a Portable Carpet Cleaning Machine?

Portable Carpet Cleaning Machines = Flexibility and Convenience

These machines are ideal for smaller or hard-to-reach areas. They are portable and compact, making the machine easy to transport.


1. Versatility and Accessibility: For areas with restricted vehicle access, the portable carpet cleaning machine is ideal. High rise buildings and tight spaces are not a problem


1. Limited Power: While portable machines are effective, they typically lack the power and heat capabilities of truck mounts

2. Longer Drying Times: Portables usually have lower suction power, meaning carpets take longer to dry compared to those cleaned with a truck mount.

Which Should You Choose?

The choice between a business with a truck mount machine and a business with a portable carpet cleaning machine depends on your specific needs:

For spaces with no access such as high rises and apartment buildings, our technicians at Stately Carpet Care prefer to use our high-heat portable machine.  Their portability and efficiency make them ideal for apartment buildings with limited access such as lifts only.

For residential homes we always recommend our superior truckmount machine, providing faster drying times and superior stain removal in homes.

Final Thoughts!

While there is a time and place for both truck mount machines and portable machines our weapon of choice is a Sapphire Scientific Apex 570 powered by a liquid-cooled engine mounted into our Fiat Ducato van for all home carpet & upholstery cleaning. The truckmount gives a far superior clean and is guaranteed to dry faster than a portable.

Both truck mount and portable carpet cleaning machines have their unique advantages and are suited to different cleaning scenarios. At Stately Carpet Care, we use both types of equipment to ensure we provide the best service tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need  cleaning for a large commercial space or a deep clean for your home, we have the right tools to get the job done efficiently and effectively.

Ready to experience the difference? Contact us today to schedule your next carpet cleaning service and let us bring the fresh feeling back to your carpets!

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