How to Protect Your Carpet During Parties

You put a lot of effort into finding and buying the perfect new Oriental rug for your home. A new rug is an investment! While we price our rugs very reasonably, this is still a luxury home purchase and one you want to take care of. This can make it scary when you invite outsiders to your home for a party. The last thing you want is red wine spilled on your rug or food dropped on it and stepped on to smash it in. Is it possible to have friends and family over to your home while also keeping your beloved area rug in good condition? It is!

Before the Party

Have your rugs professionally cleaned a few days before the party. This isn’t just to make your home look cleaner. If your guests see how immaculate your rugs are, they are more likely to be very careful with their food and drinks so as not to spill any. If they see your rugs are stained already, they probably won’t think it’s a big deal if they spill too!

As well, create “no walking” zones in your home and block off access to these areas. This is recommended if you’re highly concerned about a particular rug. Simply don’t let people go near it!

During the Party

The day of the big party has finally arrived! During the party, walk around and politely ask guests to move drinks or food away from your area rug if you notice that they are positioned in a way that could lead to a spill. You probably will only have to say it once, so don’t worry that you’ll be stuck monitoring the event instead of enjoying yourself.

As the party is winding down, get into cleaning mode. Grab a big garbage bag and throw away any half-finished food or drinks as people are saying their goodbyes and moving towards the door. This greatly limits the chances of an accidental spillage.

Remember, if there is ever a problem you can bring your rug to Serafian’s in New Mexico for expert rug cleaning and restoration. While regular vacuuming and quickly cleaning spills are important for maintaining your fine area rug, these methods are only sufficient for keeping the surface of your carpet clean. A stain or spill requires professional care in order to truly remove it. We utilize specially-built equipment that replicates traditional methods of cleaning fine oriental rugs while also utilizing the top modern technology available. Our total immersion process removes the maximum amount of dirt and contaminants, returning your beloved rug to its highest level of beauty. At the same time, this method also gently prevents any damage. 

Try your best to keep your rug clean and clear of damage, but we all know that life happens. Should an accident at your next party occur, bring your rug to us and we’ll get it back to a like-new condition!

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