The accompanying video gives an excellent overview of why wool area rugs should be wrapped in Tyvek Wrap before storing them for any length of time. Tyvek is the same product that is used in construction for wrapping homes. Tyvek wrap is an excellent choice for storing your wool rugs and hangings for 2 important reasons: • Tyvek puts up a physical barrier that protects your items from insect infestation. • Tyvek allows your wool items to "breathe." Wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture and still feel dry. It must be allowed to absorb moisture and then to release it naturally. Tyvek Wrap allows this to happen so that possible mold and mildew from the buildup of moisture can be avoided. Please remember that a rug should be cleaned before it is stored. If there is any urine or other contaminant present, these conditions must be addressed first. If at all possible, a rug should be stored in the same or similar environment in which you live. Also, for long periods of storage, it is a good idea to periodically unwrap and unroll the rug to check its condition. If you are planning to have your oriental or other wool area rugs or wall hangings cleaned in our plant before storage, please bring them into our plant in Ithaca or call our office at 607-272-1566 to make an appointment for a pick up. If you would prefer, please fill out the form below and we will call you!