So, you’ve just bought yourself a Vax carpet cleaner. How do you use it to take advantage of its full power and functionality to get the best results?
Vax machines are known for being high-quality appliances that make it easy to keep your home and vehicle smelling fresh. Whether you’ve got a Vax Platinum or a Power Max machine, it’s important to look after it properly if you want it to last a long time.
In this article, we’re going to cover how to use Vax carpet cleaners to successfully give your home or vehicle a deep clean. Since there are a few different types of Vax machines, and each one works slightly differently, we’ll cover how to use a few of the most common types.
Preparing to Clean Your Carpets
Ideally, you should use Vax carpet cleaners every 6-8 months to keep your home clean and smelling fresh (potentially more if you have pets or kids).
You may need to sweep your carpets before using your Vax cleaner to get rid of excess dust and dirt that might otherwise clog the machine and reduce its efficiency.
How to Use Vax Platinum Power Max
The Vax Platinum Power Max is one of the most effective machines that you can use to clean your carpets and upholstery.
It’s great for cleaning up stubborn stains and spills. It can penetrate deep into carpet fibres and furniture materials to remove built-up dirt and dust.
It’s important to use your Vax Platinum Power Max properly in order to keep it working efficiently and to its full capacity. You’ll need to prepare the machine and your carpets each time you want to perform a deep clean.
Adding the Cleaning Solution
First, fill the machine’s water tank with clean, warm water (around 40 degrees Celsius) and a cleaning solution. There are plenty of different types of solutions that you can purchase, including the Platinum Professional Carpet Cleaning Solution.
The Vax Platinum Power Max also has a hose and an upholstery tool that enables you to clean your sofas, chairs, stairs, car seats, and footwells. All you need to do is attach the correct tool to the cleaner and use the machine as normal.
You may wish to use pre-treatment on your carpets before using your vacuum. You’ll receive the Vax Pre-treatment Wand when you purchase a Vax Platinum Power Max, but you might wish to use a difficult pre-treatment cleaning solution.
Add the pre-treatment solution to the clean water tank in the machine and plug in the wand. When you switch on the Vax carpet cleaner, the wand will produce a fine mist that you can apply to any stains or marks on the carpet. After 15 minutes, you can begin the full carpet cleaning process.
Full Carpet Washing
Once you’ve applied the pre-treatment (or even if you’ve decided not to use it), you can begin using your Vax carpet cleaner.
You’ll need to switch on your carpet cleaner and hold down the trigger to cause the release of the cleaning solution onto your carpet or upholstery. As you hold the trigger, move the machine forward.
Release the trigger to stop the carpet cleaner from depositing more cleaning solution. Pull the vacuum back towards you, running over the area where you have applied the cleaning solution.
As the Vax machine slides over the carpet or material, it will suck up dirt and dust, then deposit them into the dirty water tank (to separate the clean and dirty water).
Continue this process until you’ve covered all of the desired areas in your home. You can also follow the same steps if you’re cleaning your car seats and footwells. Let the carpet dry once you’ve completed the cleaning process.
Avoid Soaking Your Carpets
Make sure to use more ‘dry’ pulls than ‘wet’ pulls to avoid soaking your carpets with the cleaning solution (more pulling back without pressing down on the trigger than pushing forward with the trigger down).
This will prolong the lifespan of your Vax carpet cleaner and avoid damaging your carpets. Carpets dry quicker when they’re not soaked!
How Long Does Carpet Take to Dry After Vax?
On average, carpets take around one hour to fully dry after being cleaned with a Vax Power Max appliance, as long as the area is warm and well-ventilated. If the room or car is cool, it might take a little longer than this.
Turn on your central heating to warm up the room, or keep your car in the sun to speed up the drying process.
Now you know how to use Vax Power Max Carpet Cleaner, and you can be confident in using your carpet washing machine effectively. Whether you’re cleaning the carpets inside your house to keep them smelling fresh or you’re cleaning your car seats and floors, following the above steps will make the process smooth and simple.
Reading Through Your Manual and Running a Test
Remember to read through the user manual provided by the manufacturer when you first use your vacuum. Check that it’s suitable to use on the different types of rugs or carpets, such as cut pile or wool, that you have in your home.
It’s a good idea to do a quick test run on a small area of your carpet or car seat to ensure the cleaner doesn’t distort or damage the fibres before cleaning the whole area.
Vax is happy to answer their customers’ questions, so if you’re unsure of anything, get in touch with their customer support team.