Summer is now upon us! You’ve probably already gotten outside and enjoyed the sun a little bit. This is the best time of year to plan all your outdoor activities, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the inside of your home! Regardless of how much time you’re spending outside this summer, you’ll still probably be spending a large portion of your time inside staying cool and making sure your home stays tidy. In this blog, we’re going to talk about some helpful indoor home improvement tips for you to consider this summer.
Repair Your AC
If you’re waiting for summer to get your air conditioner repaired or replaced, you’re already behind. But that’s okay! The hottest months of the year are still ahead of us so it’s better late than never. AC units not only keep us comfortable when it’s hot out, they play an important role in the condition of our homes.
Hot, humid homes are a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other allergens. Your AC will keep your home at a steady, cool temperature that will prevent these harmful things from ever making their way into your home. Not only is mold harmful to breathe in, but it can damage the foundation of your home as well as upholsteries, rugs, and curtains. As well as making your home less comfortable to be in.
Aside from repairing the AC unit itself, you should be sure to check your system’s air filter. Since your air conditioner circulates air through your home, your best bet for removing harmful airborne contaminants and maintaining a healthy home is to always have a clean air filter on standby. You’ll also want to make sure you’re using the appropriate size and air filter rating for your home. What works for one home may not be ideal for another.
Another benefit of replacing filters is that there will be less dirt and other airborne particles getting stuck in your rugs, curtains, and the rest of your home. As a result, you’ll have an easier time maintaining them.
If you’re going to be spending the money to repair your air conditioning and run it all summer, you might as well put the money into fixing your windows so that the cool air doesn’t escape your home. You can start by checking for air leaks along the windows. Inspect the glazing that holds the window in place looking for signs of water damage or cracks that could be causing a draft. If it looks like there are water spots or if the glass rattles or makes a buzzing noise when it’s windy, you’ll need to look into getting new windows this summer.
Although you’ll generally want to keep your windows closed during the summer, especially on hot days when you have the AC on, you should keep them cracked open in the morning or later at night to let some fresh air in. Houses can get stuffy during the summer without some circulation from outside the house.
Clean or Repair Rugs
Another important task to get done early this summer is cleaning and repairing your rugs. But since rugs come in all different shapes, sizes, and materials, it’s important that you make sure it is being done correctly. If you own an antique rug, either one that you’ve inherited or that you purchased from a rug store, you probably want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible and doesn’t stain.
Oriental rug repair is a complex and very involved process that involves color and design restoration, stain and spot removal, reweaving, pet damage repair and much more. And when it comes to rug cleaning, there’s just as much attention to detail involved.
Why it’s important
Rug cleaning and repair is important for several reasons. First of all, it improves the health and hygiene of your home. Carpets and rugs are huge magnets for airborne allergens and dirt that gets drug in from outside. This not only damages the rug and carpet, but it is dangerous to breathe in. In humid homes, rugs can also develop mold and mildew that is equally unhealthy to breathe.
Longevity is another reason to have your rugs cleaned and repaired often. Without regular cleaning, dirt and other contaminants can eat away at your rug, and general foot traffic can lead to your rug getting worn down over the years. However, when you contact a professional rug cleaner, you’ll be able to preserve the design, color, and feel of your rug for many years to come.
Let’s face it, nobody likes being around a dirty rug. Dirty rugs stick out like a sore thumb in most homes and make the room feel uncomfortable to be in. Rug repair will help to restore that comfort that your rugs used to provide.
Contact Fred Remmers
Fred Remmers is your Top Rated Local® Rug Cleaning Company in Memphis and Nashville. Your oriental rugs require a unique touch in order for them to stay in great shape for years to come. There are hundreds of types of oriental rugs out there, so it’s important for you to call an expert who can identify your rugs and apply the best techniques and ensure your rug isn’t being damaged in the process. If you have any questions about our rug repair, cleaning, or appraisal, don’t hesitate to contact us.