Rug Storage from Brisbane to Gold Coast
Got too many rugs? Moving to a new house and nowhere to put your rug? You need to consider having your rug stored in such a way that it will not come to any harm.
Rug Storage services from Brisbane to Gold Coast
Why is it so important to have a rug stored correctly
Rolling up your valuable rug and storing it in the garage or basement is a big no no!
Before storing any rug it should first be cleaned and treated with an insect repellent because if stored as it is, any odours will get worse and if there is an existing stain, there is a chance that could bleach into the rug due to warm temperatures inside the rug coil. Plus, there are plenty of insects and rodents that enjoy nothing more than the centre of a warm rolled up rug. When rolled up, your rug cannot breathe very well at all and it will absorb the morning moisture in the room and ‘sweat’ as the day warms up.
Don’t forget – a rolled up rug (or carpet) makes for an excellent home for rats and mice with a ready-made food source!
What your rug is subjected to when stored:
- Bugs and bugs
- Rodents (large and small)
- Carpet Beetles
- Heat fade
- Dry rot
- Fiber Stress
- Colour fade
How to store your rug:
Wash rug thoroughly to remove bug hitchhikers in the fibres and to remove soil and contaminants. Compounded ground soil left in rugs can dry out cotton foundation warps and wefts and lead to dry rot
Roll and wrap it in Tyvek paper which is a flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers, a synthetic material. Do not fold your rug for any length of time as it will cause undue stress on the foundation fibers.
Elevate when storing and do not stack anything on top of the rug. This will allow you to keep an easy eye on it to spot any potential problems with rodents and/or moisture issues.
Check your rug annually and more if the surroundings are not ideal. You will need to lay your rug out on the ground and let it ‘breathe’ for a couple of days. The more air circulating the better. Outside would be great but do not subject it to direct sunlight.
If you follow the above, you should be okay. However, as there are many factors involved that can cause harm to a stored rug, we only offer the above tips as a suggestion. If you are unsure, call us and we can offer some help and you may well be surprised at how little it will cost to have your rug professionally stored and cared for.
Extend the life of your valuable rug
Keep it just as it was when you first brought it into your home