How to properly store carpets

Having carpets in your home is practical and useful for many reasons, but sometimes you will want to put them off for some time – because of renovations, possible rain, and floods, for other reasons, for a longer or shorter period of time. What is very important to remember is that in case of flooding in your warehouse or home, you will have to throw all of your carpets because they can develop very dangerous bacteria in them.

So be careful about how to store your stuff, and in case of any water, it’s best to call because floods can damage your pipes, which means when you finally clean your house, a new flood and new furniture destruction can occur.

Wash them carefully

This is a very important step that you must not ignore, so you would not be surprised by an unpleasant surprise when you want to re-open it and unwind it – so the dust, bugs, and moths don’t come out of it.

If some part of the carpet is dirty especially clean it, so as not to attract various house bugs. The carpet has to be thoroughly vacuumed in order to remove dust, particles of human and animal hair, stray eggs and so forth. For added safety, bring the carpet out and vacuum it well, then leave it in the sun and fresh air to further of the bacteria (just make sure it does not fade).

Apply products against pests

When you have thoroughly cleaned the carpet, it’s time to protect it from negative external factors. Apply an anti-moth tool and something to refuse similar uninvited guests, given the material from which the carpet is made, and whether it might in some way damage it. With the carpet, you will usually receive maintenance instructions – keep them in order to know how to make carpet last for a long time without unnecessary damage and wear.

Pack the carpet

Never fold a carpet! Folding carpets can thus make cracks and strains that are later very difficult, or even impossible to correct in any way because they have long stood in that position. Instead, the rug should be carefully rolled, so the side that goes to the floor comes from outside to keep the fibers protected from inside.


To store the carpet it is necessary to look for dry, darkened and cool rooms. Avoid daylight in the room where you stored the carpet, and it would be good to cleanse it from time to time. The basement may not be the best idea for carpet storage. You should place it in a well-maintained room, and make sure you have a moisture absorbent in the vicinity.

Additional tips

Every few weeks unwind the carpet, shake it and vacuum it to make sure nothing in it appears. Carpet should not be left on the floor, but raised to a table, chairs or other surfaces, because pets often hide in the floor, but also so that accidental humidity or floods don’t ruin your carpets.