Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network
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page: I am considering purchasing a portable extractor. I would like to know which is more important, heat or waterlift?
Elevated heat enhances soil removal. Higher waterlift improves recovery rates, which reduces drying times. Each is a different part of the cleaning formula. Heat is critical in cleaning food service areas and carpet with heavy grease. Rarely will a self-contained extractor possess heat capabilities, so aggressive brush agitation compensates for lower water temperatures.
Higher temperatures tend to melt grease and
... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp