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whats the best way to wash a rug?

ive got 2 rugs in my kitchen i need to wash but they have a rubber back and im worried if i put them in the washier the rubber will wear off. last time i washed my fathers rugs for him the rubber started to come off in small chunks (it was also the first time they had ever been washed) and i dont want the same to happen to mine. im not worried about drying them id just lay them outside on the porch rail and let them air dry. does anyone have any suggestions? if i hand wash them will they get just as clean as if they were washed in the washer?

Answer:

You can wash the rugs in your washing machine. Regular detergent, fabric softener optional. (I never use it for rugs.) If you're worried about the rubber backing, use the Cold water option, and let them air dry. However...here's the caveat: If you wash the rugs and allow them to air dry, they won't look fluffy. They'll look a little matted. You can fluff them a little with a clean hair brush after they've dried or run them through the dryer on Fluff, but to make the rugs look really fluffy and pretty, you'll need to dry them in your dryer. If you dry the rugs in your dryer, the rubber backing will break down. It's a Catch-22. So your choices: 1. Wash them in Cold water and let them air dry. Then fluff them with a hair brush...or run them on the no heat option. This will preserve the rubber backing, but the rugs won't be as fluffy as they looked new. - or - 2. Wash them and dry them in the dryer. This will make the rugs beautifully fluffy, but the backing will come off in pieces. Good luck. -
Aug 23, 2017
Wet the rugs, outside, with warm water, whip up a couple of drops of dish soap in a gallon container, brush the rugs with a wooden handle brush, and then rinse with the garden hose to remove the soil and the soap. Allow the rugs to drip dry and bask in the sun.
Aug 23, 2017
You can wash them forever in the washing machine as long as you do NOT use bleach, and do NOT put them in the dryer.
Aug 23, 2017
i worked for servisemaster for a long time people tryed to wash them themselvs and after that they allways called us to do it right
Aug 23, 2017
go to the landury two times
Aug 23, 2017

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