Vax carpet cleaners buyer's guide
Although regular dry vacuuming removes the surface layer of everyday dust, embedded dirt and grime still exist in your carpet, making fibres look flat and lifeless. The only way to remove deep-down dirt is to wash your carpets. Tesco stocks a range of Vax carpet cleaners designed to wash deep into your carpet’s fibres.
How carpet washers work
Carpet cleaners release a mixture of carpet cleaning solution and water through the brushes into carpet fibres in order to break down embedded dirt and debris. Carpet cleaners come with a number of attachments, making them suitable for some curtains, upholstery, car interiors, stairs and hard-to-reach areas.
Why wash carpets?
Dust mites and allergens live and multiply in warm, humid conditions. With central heating and double-glazing in many homes, carpets provide the perfect surroundings in which for them to live. What's more, dust mites, pollen and other allergens often found in carpets are the main triggers of allergies such as asthma and hayfever, so it’s important to regularly wash your carpets in order to keep your home as hygienic and germ-free as possible.
In addition to health and hygiene advantages, carpet washing will also provide other benefits such as revitalising dull, flat carpets and sucking up accidental spills which, if not properly cleaned up, leave a sticky residue that attracts dirt and results in a stain. A costly carpet replacement can be avoided by using a carpet cleaner to put the life back into your carpets.
Features to look out for:
Look for a tank size that is large enough to provide clean water for the area to be tackled. A 2l tank will typically be large enough to clean a 10x12-foot room before the water needs changing. Tesco stocks Vax models with up to 4l clean water capacities.
Available on the Vax Rapide, Vax Rapide Deluxe and Vax Rapide XL models, rotating brushbars agitate deep into the carpet fibres to break down embedded dirt and debris. The rotation of the brushbars leaves carpet pile groomed in appearance.
Jets of water apply AAA solution and clean water mix, while the static brushbar gently agitates fibres to loosen dirt and stains. Tesco stocks the Vax Rapide Power Jet Range
Look for useful onboard tools such as a carpet-treatment applicator, wash tool, stair hose and powered wash brush – ideal for refreshing stairs, upholstery and car interiors.
Your carpet cleaner will include a cleaning solution to get you started, but to continually get the best from your Vax carpet cleaner, choose the best solution for your family's needs.
AAA carpet cleaner
Ideal for all homes, AAA solution gently lifts dirt and stains, is safe for use on all types of carpets, carries Woolsafe approval and neutralises odours to leave a fresh fragrance.
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