Growing up, we were led to believe how direct sunlight exposure and humidity were bad for our skin. It was common seeing UV- sunscreen–slathered-people on the beach, taking in the warm sunrays and enjoying the pleasant summer weather. However, it is not just the skin that requires extra care and attention.
The beautiful Oriental rug your friend gifted as a housewarming present can also become a victim of summer’s harshness! The rising heat and sun can easily damage all rugs and carpets placed near large windows where enough UV light can stream inside. How bad is the damage?
Over time all the colors of your rug or carpet can fade especially red and blue. Chemical damage is also a concern.
How will you maintain your carpets and rugs during the summer? The following advice will set you on the right track:
Use Blinds or Drapes to Cover Windows
Shut all the windows in the house in the morning before leaving the house. Remember to close the drapes or blinds to further increase chances of heat reduction! You can also turn the air conditioner at a low cooling setting before beginning your day.
This is a cost-effective and economical method as the house won’t need too much cooling in the early morning, putting less strain on the A/C.
Installing Window Tints Can Help
This is a long-term solution that protects furniture and carpets both, besides allowing home owners to decorate a room in any manner. Window tint installation can be carried out with the help of many window film products that provide different UV ray protection options, each for an economical price range.
Rotate Your Rug Twice a Year
Often what happens when homeowners don’t change the setting of their rugs is color fade in one part while other is vibrant and free from damage. By rotating your rug twice in a year, both sides will receive sun evenly, i.e. there will be no prolonged sun exposure.
Install UV Preventing Window Tints
Homeowners can do a lot when it comes to protecting their expensive Oriental rugs from sun damage. You can also install windows made from specialized glass that block harmful UV rays. Sunlight can still stream inside!
Another important area to look after is cleaning of the rug or carpet. It’s better to let the pros handle this job that requires detailed cleaning without bleaching out the colors.
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