Removing Carpet Dents

I have a commercial type carpet in my upstairs apartment which I rent out. The person left at the end of the month and I now see marks in the carpet caused by an elliptical machine. Can anyone tell me how to get these out or fade them out?

Thank you.

By Carolyn from Port Chester, NY

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November 7, 20090 found this helpful
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There are special 'carpet rakes' to help with that but a heavy duty plastic bristle hairbrush will work too and costs a lot less money. You'll need to gently rough up the dented portion of the carpet, vacuum, and repeat. Eventually the worst of the dent will come up. I've used this technique before and it worked well for me. Hope it works for you.

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November 7, 20090 found this helpful
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Take a washcloth or towel and place it over the dent. Using an iron on the steam setting, passover the dented area. While it's still warm and moist, rake it with a comb or brush. Do this several times. The fibers are crimped and folded down, so they need to be "lifted".

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

If it's a synthetic fiber, hold a hair dryer set on Medium in one hand and rub the nap with the other. Just be careful that you don't get too close or it gets too hot.

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August 12, 20100 found this helpful

There are lots of suggestions to try in the ThriftyFun Archives below these comments. :-)

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