Tips for Caring for Your Contemporary Persian Rugs

If you are collecting contemporary Persian rugs, you surely know how beautiful and exquisite these pieces are. Also, you probably know how durable and hard-wearing they can be as well. On top of that chances are you know that a good rug is always a great investment piece, considering the expert craftsmanship and hard work that goes into making these wonderful items.

But, your rugs can only be a great investment one treated with the same respect and love that you give to the rest of your precious investments. Failure to take care of these rugs will make them lose their value. While it is easy to clean and take care of these rugs, there are still a few tips to keep in mind so that you can pass on the rugs to the future generations.

Be Careful with the Placement

For those who want to display the rug on the floor, or use it on bare floors as an alternative for carpet, see to it that rug doesn’t bunch and is placed properly. Rugs which suffer from any bunching will have signs of wear and tear faster than rugs lying flat, particularly in area where the bunching is. A great way for counteracting it is through placing a rug hold underlay under the rug so that it will move as easily on wood or stone floors. This will also prevent your rug from being a trip or slip hazard.

Deal with Spills

in the event that a liquid has been spilled on your rug, you have to start by gently blotting it instead of trying to remove the stain with vigorous rubs. Rubbing will not remove the stain, and might just make it embed further to the fabric. When you rub too hard, this can also break the piece’s delicately woven fibers.

Avoid Harsh Chemical Cleaning Products

Never use any harsh chemical cleaning products on your Persian rugs since this can be the cause of unfixed natural dyes, not to mention that the colors can also start bleeding into each other. When the stain doesn’t come out after you use water alone, place a towel below the stain, add some soda water to the area, then apply pressure on top with the use of another towel. It can help in lifting out the stain. Just make sure you stop once you notice the appearance of the dye colors on the towel. if you feel like your rugs can use further attention, you can contact a Persian rugs shop that can help you with your cleaning needs.

 

Can allergy symptoms mimic the flu?

Symptoms of allergic reactions and influenza are similar. Only an allergist will be able to identify it correctly. One may find it quite difficult to identify whether the symptoms relates to flu or allergic reaction  as he is not very clear about the various symptoms and their probable causes. So in this article I am going to explain the similarities and dissimilarities shown by these two types of symptoms.

Snore muscle, aching head, runny nose, lack of energy etc are the common symptoms of flu.  But these are the symptoms shown by rhinitis or food allergy also. These allergic reactions can either be seasonal or throughout the year. If the symptoms are shown frequently it can be due to allergic reactions as most people gets flu once in a year or so only.

Fever and aches

Sudden onset of fever which usually varies from 102 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit generally represents influenza. Temperature of adults can be lesser than that of children with influenza. Body aches usually accompanies flu in its earlier stages. Similarly fever related to allergies seldom goes high like that in influenza.

Vomiting and nausea

If the nausea experienced by a patient is not accompanied by runny nose or cough, then it can be considered as related to allergic reactions as nausea in flue is not accompanied by runny nose or cough. Only an allergist will be able to distinguish between some symptoms shown by allergies to dairy products, wheat, nuts etc. Diarrhea is a symptom of food allergy. But it is not a symptom of flu. These are also not symptoms of allergies related to respiratory issues.

Headache

Every flu will be accompanied by headache caused due to the immune reaction of the virus related to influenza, nasal issues, swelling etc. The headaches caused the rhinitis is characterized by the increased mucus production in the sinuses, nose, ear etc. Food allergies also can result in headaches.  But they never occur without symptoms of pain related to gastro intestine or swelling of face and throat.

Fatigue and dizziness

Allergy sufferers often report tiredness and dizziness. The fatigue shown by flu continues even after the symptoms have vanished. Dizziness and lightheadedness shown by allergies are often serious in nature. The dizziness and lightheadedness associated with food allergy are serous symptoms. Any swelling of throat or difficulty in breathing has to be reported immediately as they can relate to serious medical conditions.

Most Common Lies Women Tell In Relationships

Well here is something men would really enjoy reading!

Being honest is something that now remains part of course books or stories, in real life, it has lost it true essence. However, the pursuit of truth is never going to be abandoned, since no one likes being kept in the dark, especially by someone they value so much.

When you are dishonest with someone, you deny him/her the privilege of the full story. Every relationship is built on honesty. But then why do women have to tell lies when in a relationship?

Let’s have a look at some of the lies and try to understand the motive behind them.

Age, The Need To Be Young Forever

Most women lie about their age. They prefer cutting off a few digits from the real one. But why? Simply because men prefer women who are younger. Despite being already younger than the men they are committed to; they will further play the fake numbers to appear much younger than they actually are.

The Relationship Status

A woman will never admit to any relationship if she begins to develop an interest in you. Why would she agree to something that would cost her YOU?! Therefore, she will begin by telling you she is single to enjoy your company and wait for you to fall for her as well.

Not To Have Flirted With Other Guys

Telling you she has never flirted with other men, or that she doesn’t is a lie. Girls are way better than men in judging the body language, so they know when a guy is interested or flirting. They lie to have a backup, or to fight boredom, etc.

Being Just Friends With Another Guy

You must have heard this a lot of time, ‘he is just a friend, he is not interested.’ Well either she is being naïve or fooling you. The kind of messages and remarks the ‘friend’ passes makes things crystal clear that at some point they had more than friendship on their minds. Maybe women have guy friends to get validation, or perhaps out of boredom, or she must have other plans for him. Women are nasty backup planners!

Cost Of Things

Money squeezes itself into a conversation one way or the other. Many times, women do lie about their spending habits or the cost of things they buy. Also, they don’t want the labels of being materialistic or a shopaholic. Therefore, they end up hiding the prices or cutting a few bucks when showing off new shoes or dress.

Why Do Women Tell Lies?

Women have been lying to you but let’s pick up something positive from this. This signals that she is interested in you. However, this doesn’t give them the right to con men. They should keep it simple and honest. If the person doesn’t accept you the way you are, then there is no point in being with the person. The value lies in the person.

Get Rid of DIY Tree Removal and Choose Professional Services

While many people put a good deal of value on the curb appeal on their home, there are others who fail to realize how the look of the trees on their property contributes to the property’s aesthetics. For people who feel that they could use help in this area, professional tree services might be the perfect solution to maintain their landscape. However, there are some who feel that DIY is a good way to save time and money.

While this task might be a bit straightforward, the expertise and experience needed along with the needed equipment and the involved risks can be underestimated by the DIYer. While the decision to prune, trim, remove or maintain your trees rests on your shoulders, here are some of the reasons why you should stick with professional services than considering the DIY approach:

Cost

Majority of DIYers don’t have the right tools and equipment needed, let alone the expertise and experience required to do professional tree service jobs. Aside from that, investing in tools and equipment is very expensive for the job that would be performed in the emergency situations and for maintenance. Tree service specialists and arborists work on the trees for a living so they’re always ready for this kind of job. Once you consider the involved risks in maintaining and caring for trees on a property, it only makes sense to hire professionals.

Unpredictability

Even if it could appear to be a simple endeavor at first, maintaining the health and appearance of the trees can be hard for average DIYers. If you do not approach diseased, dead or dying wood without caution, you might be asking for trouble like damage to your house.

Safety


The fact that you can’t predict the direction that trees or their branches will fall must be enough to convince you that specialists must be handling the work. There is a lot to consider like your safety and your neighbor’s safety. Being inexperienced with the tree service problems can be very hard. Take note that licensed tree service specialists and arborists have liability or compensation insurance that will protect you and their workers.

If you don’t want to incur injuries or damages to your property, leave the work of maintaining trees in the hands of professionals. With an expert on tree removal, you can be assured that they have knowledge on tree care and other tree services that will let you maintain a verdant and healthy landscape.