When you have carpet installed in your home, it is a sizable investment. Most people want to take every measure necessary to protect that investment. There are several things that can cause damage to your carpet. One of them being the sun. This is something many people don’t realize when they have their carpet installed. Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration is here to talk about restoring sun damaged carpet and what you can do to avoid it.
Carpet Color Most Affected by Sun Fading
There are some colors that are more susceptible to sun fading and fading from cleaning agents used on them. You more than likely already know this, because they are the same colors that aren’t stable when you are washing your laundry. Red and blue are likely to fade faster than other colors. This is why when you are washing your laundry, you wash blue jeans on their own as well as clothing that is red. Those unstable dyes will bleed and fade quicker than all of the other colors you are working with. Red is especially susceptible to sun fading.
Never Attempt to Fix Sun Damaged Carpet Yourself
It may be tempting to look for ways to repair carpet that has been sun faded on your own. This is one of those things that should always be handled by a professional. Some people have tried to shave or clip off the areas that have sun damage; while others, have tried to dye their carpets on their own to find that they had a disaster on their hands. Whenever you are trying to repair sun faded carpet, you should leave the job up to professional dye contractors!
How to Keep Carpet from Fading in the Sun
There are several things you can do to avoid sun fading. The first steps have to do with your windows. You will want windows that are “Low E” or low emission. These windows are built to filter the UV rays out of your home while still allowing the light to pour in. You can also buy “Low E” films that can be placed on your windows if you don’t want to replace them. Another option is to close the blinds or curtains on your windows during the times of the day that the most sun is shining through them. Many people don’t prefer this method as they are fond of the natural light in their home. Lastly, you should rotate your furniture. This will keep the sun from shining on one place in particular at all times and even out the traffic patterns as well as the light patters in your room.
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If your carpet has been sun damaged and has several areas that are faded, you don’t have to look into replacement just yet. If you are looking for a more cost effective route, Dye Pro Carpet Dyeing & Restoration offers carpet dyeing to solve your problem. We have the ability to match your carpet color perfectly to restore it to its original vibrant color. Call us today!