Rug Wash is an essential tool for keeping your rugs clean. This is a must do before every season of rug cleaning or you will have to spend a lot of time and money having to replace your rugs in the future. It has been recommended that you use Nikwax Rug Wash once a month on your wet rugs, preferably more often, which will keep them looking their best and prolong their usefulness. This simple maintenance can make a huge difference to the life of your rug.
Rug Wash – Cleans Your Carpet the Right Way
Rug wash can be done in two ways, with cold water or hot water. Cold water cleaning is best for rugs which are not particularly delicate and can be washed in a washing machine on a regular basis. Hot water can be used to clean softer carpets and rugs that are slightly more delicate. The wash cycle that is recommended for each type of rug wash is either: with cold water only; with hot water and a gentle detergent (such as Nuplex) in the washing machine; or with cold water only, then followed by a shampoo, and final rinse with a gentle detergent (such as Nuplex). This method ensures that your rug is left thoroughly clean in all areas, which makes it ideal for those with sensitive skin.
After rug wash, it is a good idea to give your carpet or rugs a thorough vacuuming to remove all the loose dirt and soil from the fibers. If you are using a washer, ensure that it is fully preheated to suit your carpet size, and ensure that it has a slow dryer to prevent damage to delicate fibres. As carpets need to be dried thoroughly between washes, it is advisable to lay them out on a tarp and let them air dry. You should then check them for ready cleaning using the same method as before, being sure that there is no loose debris and ensure that you pick up any excess soil from the bottom.