Most rug dyes are quite resistant to sun fading or bleaching. But let’s be real, sun means only one thing for carpets and rugs—sun fading. Ultraviolet rays are a powerful force of Nature. A rug will likely fade over time if used for years in a very sunny area. Consider placing your heirloom Oriental rug out of direct sunlight. Also, close the drapes while you are at work and try to turn the rug end-for-end once a year to even out possible color changes.
An heirloom Oriental rug should be rotated once every year to even out wear and color change. Try not to use a rug on a very uneven floor. An area of the floor that is raised (a loose floorboard, a transition strip from one flooring material to another, etc.) causes the part of the rug that covers it to wear much more quickly than other areas of the rug.
To Move a Rug
When you move a big rug to adjust its position, there is a better way than just to pull with brute force on the fringe or edge. A simple trick is to roll the rug up. Start by rolling from the short end of the rug so that the length of the roll is as short as possible. If storing the rug, make sure to have it professionally cleaned first before wrapping the rug for storage. If the rug is not cleaned prior to storage, it will be far more susceptible to moth infestation. Any particulate within in the pile will act like glass against the delicate wool fibers.
To Lay a Rug Flat
If an heirloom Oriental rug has been folded for shipping, there may be wrinkles or creases when you lay it down. To flatten them out, first determine which way the nap lays (rub your hand across the pile in the direction of the fringe: the pile will feel smooth one way and will roughen up when rubbed in the opposite direction). Stand at the end of the rug with the nap running toward you. Roll the rug up, then slowly unroll and smooth it down along the way. Persistent wrinkles should be attended to by a professional rug repair and restoration expert. If not cared for properly, premature wear along the ridges made by the wrinkles can result in lasting damage. Some rugs have wrinkles “built in” as the rug is woven-try not to buy one of these!
Not only with a rug pad extend the life of your rug, pads under a heirloom Oriental rug can prevent sliding, tripping on the edges, from creasing and provide comfort under foot. According to expert interior designers, rug pads can also help with sound reduction. A pad should be about an inch smaller than the rug all the way around (not counting the fringe) so that the pad will not show beneath the rug. Pads can be made of materials like rubber, felt, polyester, or one of a number of synthetic foams.
We hope this article had some useful tips and tricks in helping to prevent wear and tear from damaging your treasured heirloom Oriental rug prematurely.
Whether your guests are staying just for the day or will be overnight visitors, this holiday cleaning checklist will help make your home as inviting and comfortable as possible.
Make sure all outdoor lighting is functioning properly and is turned on when it is dark. Another important precaution to ensure your guest’s safety.
Establish a place to collect all warm weather apparel, including boots. Add extra hangers to your coat closet or designate a room to collect these. You should also consider adding an extra doormat for those wet boots and have your rugs professionally cleaned. If you plan for this ahead of time your entrance won’t become a cluttered mess.
If the carpet isn’t looking it’s best, schedule a professional carpet cleaning. Clean the windows so that guests can clearly see your outside decorations.
If the bathroom looks dingy, having your tile and grout cleaned can give a fresh look to a bathroom. Make sure the bathroom fan and window are in operating condition. Ventilation is an important part of keeping your bathroom clean and mildew-free.
Make sure you have enough guest bath and/or hand towels. Consider special towels with a holiday theme to keep with the spirit of the season.
The kitchen has become an essential room for entertaining with the popularity and ease of serving food buffet style. To provide more space, try installing appliances under countertops or consider investing in a kitchen island. Check the condition of the countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Replacing the appliances can make a huge difference when you’re preparing meals for large groups.
Make sure the guest beds have fresh linens. Clear some closet space or a drawer to make your guests feel more at home. No one likes to live out of a suitcase.
Provide your guests with a bedside clock and reading lamp. Not everyone goes to sleep or wakes at the same time.
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It can be hard to keep track of everything when it comes to keeping your home maintained and clean. Creating an upkeep list which includes all of those little random jobs that need be done, is a great way to stay on top of things. You can split things into daily, weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly groupings.
You may already have a list or you may have thought about it in the past. No matter where you are at with your home upkeep list the chances are you may not have thought about regular upholstery cleaning.
Why Add Upholstery Cleaning to Your Home Upkeep List
There are a few reasons for having your upholstery cleaning completed on a regular basis, here are some reasons you may want to consider;
Upholstery easily collects dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. Regular upholstery cleaning can help reduce the total amount of allergens in your home.
When it comes to health allergens are not the only things to worry about with your furnishing. Bacteria can also take hold in the cracks and crevices of your furnishing. This bacteria will leave your furniture smelling bad. But it can also set off a chain of continuous illness for those living in your home. Regular cleaning will make sure that the bacteria are killed and your family is not at risk.
When furnishing is just left to its own devices, it can become grimy and dirty. You may notice that the colors look faded and your furnishings no longer look like they did when you first purchased them. Regular upholstery cleaning can keep your fabrics and furnishings looking like new. Getting rid of the dirt and dust can bring back the original look and feel of your furnishings.
Repeatedly replacing furniture can become a costly exercise. When you or a professional take care of your furniture on a regular basis, you can extend your furniture’s life span. This can save you money in the long run.
The Best Way to Clean Upholstery
These are the main reasons why regularly having your upholstery cleaning completed is a good idea. You may now be wondering what the best way to keep your furniture clean is. Often it is a good idea to have a professional do the work for you, you can even schedule your upholstery cleaning for the same time you have your carpets cleaned. Professional upholstery cleaners have the right equipment to clean and sanitize your upholstery without damaging the materials.
If you are looking for a team of upholstery cleaning professionals that can help keep your home healthy and your furniture looking like new, contact the team at Perfect Pear Home Pros.
A home maintenance list to keep your home—and property—in good condition this winter.
Fall is almost here. It’s that time to prepare your home for the cooler and more dormant months ahead. Autumn can be one of the busiest seasons for homeowners to prepare for the coming months. However, it is time to take advantage of the cooler weather to repair whatever is necessary.
In the infographic below, included is a checklist of tips and tricks. This could give your family the advantage they need this season for your house to remain in tip, top shape:
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