Three Big Mistakes You Can Make With Your Persian Rugs

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If you are the owner of a true Persian rug, consider yourself fortunate. Not only do you appreciate fine home furnishings, but you can afford a hand-knotted rug whose craftsmen have been honing skills passed down for more than 2500 years. All Persian rugs fall under the umbrella of “Oriental” rugs, but their precise country of origin – Iran – makes them a cultural anchor for all Asian countries which dabble in their manufacture.

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The Differences Between Persian Rugs and Oriental Rugs

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You bought a nice carpet you saw online. You liked the shape, the colors, and the description, but the picture was fuzzy. Did it look like it was hand-woven? And are you sure you saw knots interspersed throughout its design? Eh, does it even matter? You tell your in-laws you bought a "Persian Rug," but when you see your neighbor outside, you proudly announce you just got a great deal on an "Oriental Rug." You’re not sure of the difference between either, but should you invest in Persian rug cleaning?

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Renting a Carpet Cleaner - Five Reasons It Might Not Be Your Best Bet

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Carpet cleaning machines are available for rent just about anywhere you shop. Large and small grocers, big-box home improvement centers, hardware stores, convenience stores and, of course, national chains like Target or Walmart.

But they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. If you need carpet cleaning for an area rug, a single room, or your whole house, your money may be better spent by hiring professional carpet cleaning services when the need arises. Here are several reasons to avoid renting a carpet cleaning machine.

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Don't Ignore These Seven Signs of Leaky Air Ducts

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In most cases, the air ducts in the average house are highly reliable. But they are not maintenance-free and will sometimes become clogged or spring leaks. When that happens it can lead to all kinds of problems, and in the case of the dryer vent, it will significantly increase the risk of a house fire. So how do you know if you need air duct cleaning? Below we’ll go over some of the most common things to look for.

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