With so many washing machine types and variable settings and options a person has when doing laundry, we wanted to put a list of best conditions to help you ensure the product performs as it is expected.
Please read all the product label instructions and follow those directions as best as possible. The instructions are here for your convenience:
OdorKlenz Laundry Additive removes odours, as well as fragrances and chemical substances from your textiles – but is not a detergent. You should therefore use it with your usual detergent, which ensures that stains and visible dirt are removed from the laundry. Please note that when using fragranced detergent, the consumption of OdorKlenz will increase as the additive will use resources to remove the fragrance in the detergent.
Shake vigorously before each use. Add the additive along with your regular detergent to eliminate odours from your laundry. For best results use with warm water. Keep bottle closed when not in use to maintain the product’s effectiveness.
For front and top load washers, add the additive along with your detergent in the designated detergent slot
Safe for use on cotton, personal delicate, nylon, polyester, spandex, washable lace, washable rayon, washable wool, and all other washable fabrics. Not intended for use on dry-clean-only fabrics, leather, satin, silk, and suede. This product is safe for the environment, made from proprietary materials. Safe to use in High-Efficiency washing machines.
Fundamentally, for our laundry additive products to work best, they need to come into contact with the offending odour source.
Here are some suggestions and settings to use that encourage contact between our product and the offending odour/chemical source during the wash.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
• Use wash cycles with more agitation (wool/delicate cycle has reduced agitation).
• Warm water instead of cold water. Ideal at 30-90° C.
• Optionally, extra rinse at the end of the cycle.
• If your machine dispenses laundry products at timed moments in the wash, make sure the additive is dispensed during the main wash, not in a prewash or final rinse cycle.
• When washing heavily contaminated clothes, it is better to wash the clothes as soon as possible, and preferably in smaller loads (2-3 kg), as this would reduce the consumption of the additive.
Any prewash or presoaks cycles.
Please do not use prewash or presoak cycles. If your machine has these types of cycles and you added the additive to the wash basin, it will likely be removed from the wash before it has anytime to interact with the odour source.
If the additive is folded inside of fabrics.
Please do not have the additive in a situation where it does not freely move within the wash. Since the additive does not behave like laundry detergent, it needs to be able to freely move within the wash to come into contact with the offending source odour.
Overloaded wash cycles.
Over loading the wash machine makes it difficult for the additive to work properly. The level of contamination may be too much for the recommended dosage and the additive may not be able to fully contact all the odour sources in the wash.
Do not use in combination with bleach, vinegar or other additives.