If you move furniture from carpets and dents are left behind, try putting an ice cube or two into the dent and let it melt and dry. If it doesn't work after the first try, do it again. I've tried it lots of times and most often, it works well.
By Dusty from Silver Spring, MD
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Save your old toothbrushes. They will come handy if you need to fluff any dented carpets from old furniture or if you're moving! To fluff the carpet, move the toothbrush in all directions vertically, diagonally, horizontally and it'll help the carpet to fluff up again.
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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?
By Carolyn from Port Chester, NY
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.
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".
Can anyone tell me how to get the dent imprints out of the carpet when I move a piece of heavy furniture?
Lynn from VA
I use that SCUNCI steam cleaner. The kind you use for cleaning. I place on the small attachment, steam the carpet, rake through it with my fingers, and no more indent. Works GREAT!!
I need to remove carpet dents from an all wool carpet. Wool is not supposed to be wet so the ice cube method won't work. I am also afraid to try the steam as it might shrink the carpet. What else can I try?
By D.C. R.
I think you have been misinformed about water and wool. It is agitation when wet that shrinks wool. Same with steam. When wet, tease the carpet up with an old dental pick or some such tool.
How do you get carpet fiber to rise as a result of indentations caused by furniture?
By James Doougherty from Philadelphia, PA
Try placing an ice cube in each indent and leave over night its magic!
Steam it with an iron. Do not set the iron directly on the carpet. It will melt it! Just burst it with steam.
The ice cube trick works fantastically.
I think it depends on the carpet. I am a little OCD :) so when I was moving out of my last home I went around and removed all the dents from the rugs after all the furniture was out. I tried the ice cube method but it didn't work. I used the steam iron method with a kitchen towel over the dent and then the steam from the iron I then used a spoon to fluff the carpet it worked wonders.
Thank you to everyone who said that a steam iron would do the trick. It really does work! I tried the ice cube method but with no luck. Thanks again my carpet looks great.
Steam iron worked awesome but I also wet the towel layed it over the dent and then steamed it with the iron worked awesome.
How do I remove furniture indentations from carpet?
By Barbara from Boston
You can try using a brush, like a hair brush, to fluff up the matted areas. You'll have to do it a couple of times over a couple days probably.
Use a fork (the tines) to fluff it up. I read that somewhere a long time ago and it has always worked for me.
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