If you rent a portable storage unit from A.B. Richards, you’re making sure your belongings are safe and secure. All of our containers are weather proof and they’re sturdy. A.B. Richards storage units are made of 14-gauge steel with a high quality lock. We keep our units secure because we know what you store is often valuable. Among the pricey things that are often stored in one of our portable containers are carpets and rugs.
Let A.B. Richards Secure Your Valuables
A.B. Richards is the place to go to secure your valuables and while we can provide a strong secure place to store your rugs and carpets, we want you to make sure you store them properly as well. So we want to give you some tips about storing rugs and carpets.
Cleaning Your Rug and Preparing for Storage
No matter what you’re storing, an excellent first step is to make sure it’s clean. The Times of India suggests that you vacuum the rugs and carpets paying particular attention to the most heavily trafficked parts, where you can find the most dust. It’s also a good idea to wriggle the dust out of the carpets monthly. If you do have stains, try to soak it up with a towel and then clean it with baking soda and vinegar solution. You should make sure to have your rugs professionally cleaned once a year.
Now it’s time for storage. If you’re storing a carpet, the San Francisco Chronicle recommends that you apply moth repellant to the carpet prior to putting the carpet in your portable storage unit. Next, you should lay your carpet flat on the floor with the fuzzy side up. Then run your hands across the fibers to determine which way they’re pointing This is called the nap. Run your hands all the way to the end of the carpet in the direction of the nap.
Next, kneel by the carpet and beginning at the edge of the carpet, slowly and carefully roll the carpet in the shape of a tube. Make sure you roll the carpet up instead of folding it, because folds will leave creases and can cause permanent damage to your material.
According to the textile museum at George Washington University, the condition of the rug will impact how you roll it. It’s generally advisable to roll the rug with the pile in, but if the foundation of the rug is brittle it’s better to roll it with the foundation in.
You should consider wrapping the rug in a cotton sheets or acid-free paper. You should be careful about wrapping the carpet in plastic because plastic holds in moisture and can lead to mildew.
Store the carpet in a dry area that’s cool and well ventilated. Also try to store it at least 6 inches above the ground.
A.B. Richards Can Help All of Your Storage Needs
If you’re planning on moving, doing a renovation on your home or just need extra storage space for your children who are home from school for the summer, you can store carpets, rugs, furniture or anything else you need with A.B. Richards. We can rent you storage containers that are perfect for residential storage. We’ll deliver your storage unit and pick it up at no additional charge. Contact A.B. Richards, today.