Dampness and Storage

11/05/2011

Never store your rug in a damp, non-ventilated space. Dampness will cause mildew and dry rot in Oriental rugs. To store your rug, vacuum it well on both sides, then roll it up (never fold it) in the direction again the pile. Your rug has a smooth pile direction (light side) and a rough pile direction (dark side). You should roll the rug from the dark side into the rough. This way, you will have no crushed pile ridges in the rug when you take it out of storage. Now, wrap the rug in a breathable cover (an old bed sheet works well); never use cellophane or plastic. Better still, contact us at Persian Rug Cleaners and we will be happy to prepare your rugs for shipment or a long safe storage.