Vax Carpet Cleaner Shampoo Dilution Rates - How to use carpet cleaner solution in your Vax machine -

Dilution rates for Vax machines  

Our professional carpet and upholstery carpet cleaning solutions are safe for use in any carpet cleaner machine. They are non-toxic and safe for you, your family and pets.

Choosing our professional standard Carpet Shampoos to use in a Vax Carpet Cleaner Machine saves you money and reduces environmental impact!  

Our Solutions can also be used in other carpet cleaning machines such as Rug doctor, Bissell, Karcher, Henry, MAXVAC, to name a few.

Dirtbusters Carpet Shampoo Cleaners are highly concentrated, meaning just a small amount of solution is needed for each clean. This works out to be 13x more detergent compared to branded Vax carpet cleaner solutions, a cost-effective alternative solution for Vax.  

So how do you dilute our products in a Vax machine?  

This is one of the top FAQ’s we receive from customers, and the answer is simple!  

In this blog post you will find out:  

  • How to dilute any of our Dirtbusters Carpet Cleaners in your Vax machine  
  • Save money on each carpet clean  
  • Tips for professional results with our safer solutions  

Which dilution rate should you use?  

There are many types of Vax machines, such as the popular Vax Platinum, but there are just two fail-safe options for diluting our products in your machine.   

If your Vax machine has 1 tank for both clean water and carpet cleaner solution, you only need to use 10ml of Dirtbusters Extraction Machine Liquid per Litre of water. E.g. if your tank holds 2.7 Litres, you would use 27ml of solution and fill the rest of the tank with clean, warm water.  

If your Vax machine dilutes mechanically and has separate tanks for clean water and another for the cleaning solution, you should still dilute Dirtbusters Extraction Machine Chemical, mix 50:50 with water. E.g. if your solution tank holds 1litre of solution, you should use 500ml of solution and 500ml of water. Our carpet cleaning products are more concentrated than standard Vax solutions, which means they need to be diluted before your machine dilutes it even further. This makes them last a lot longer than other branded solutions.   

How to Save Money with Each Carpet Clean  

Our carpet cleaning solutions are highly concentrated and therefore less detergent is required per clean. By using Dirtbusters extraction machine products you could save £7.61 per 1.5Litres*.  

Buying our carpet cleaning products in 5Litre containers, also saves on plastic waste and far more environmentally friendly. With other smaller alternatives such as 1.5Litres, it would take 4 bottles to make just over 5Litres of concentrated solution.  

5Litres of Dirtbusters concentrated solution makes 500litres of diluted product, that’s 13x more product than purchasing 1.5Litres with a lower dilution rate.   

By using our carpet cleaning products, you could save money with each carpet clean. All whilst achieving professional carpet cleaning results with a safer solution. We create non-toxic, family & pet safe solutions for your home.   

Carpet Cleaning Tips for Best Results  

carpet cleaning tips and hacks

When cleaning your carpets, we always recommend using a Pre Spray first. This helps to lift some of the dirt and stains so that when you use your Vax Carpet Cleaner with our Carpet Shampooer product the results are even better! Pre Spray No.1 comes in 5Litres or 1Litre bottles, it is our lowest pH Pre Spray which is safe on all carpets including Wool. Find our full Carpet Pre Spray range here.   

We also recommend using a specific Stain Remover directly onto the affected area, for stubborn stains. Allow the stain remover to soak into the carpet before extracting out with the machine. Our range of Stain Removers include Tea & Coffee, Red Wine & Red Stains, Grease Gum & Oil, and general Stain Remover 1 for water based stains.  


Need help choosing which of our carpet cleaning solutions is right for you? Contact us for expert advice.   

*Comparison based on Dirtbusters Clean & Deodorise & Vax Original Carpet Cleaning Solution.   

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