Let’s say you decide to re-arrange the furniture in your living room or your bedroom.
Or maybe you’re entertaining a large group of guests, and you need to temporarily move a coffee table out of the living room for the party.
But when you move your furniture, you notice the marks and indentations that the furniture left behind in you carpeting. These little reminders of where your furniture used to be are certainly annoying, and they will surely be noticed by your houseguests.
When I professionally clean your carpets with my powerful hot water extraction equipment or a rotary extractor, the carpet pile is naturally reset, the dents are removed, and your carpet will look great again.
But if you’re not having your carpet cleaned at this time, and you want to remove the dents yourself, there’s a cool trick (no pun intended) simply using ice cubes and a spoon — this method is quite effective at removing dents.
The “Budget” Way for
Remove Carpet Dents
Grab some ice cubes, an absorbent towel or sponge, and a spoon or a coin. That’s all you need to take on this process of removing those annoying dents in your carpet.
Simply place an ice cube (or several ice cubes if the dent is large) onto the area you’re trying to restore. Let the ice cubes slowly melt in the dented area for several hours. As the carpet soaks up the water from the melted ice, the fibers will begin to swell and rise — starting the process of releasing the dents.
Note: this method is most effective on carpets made from nylon fibers. Nylon is more resilient than any other fiber.
After at least 4 hours, use the towel or sponge to blot (Don’t scrub! Scrubbing could damage the fibers!) the melted water from the carpet. At this point, you don’t need the area of the carpet to be 100% dry — slightly damp is just fine.
After blotting most of the moisture away, you can then gently groom the affected carpet fibers with the edge of a coin or a spoon to bring the fibers back to an upright position.
It’s important to note that not all carpet dents can be removed. If the carpeting is old and furniture hasn’t been moved in a long time (like over 10 years), the carpet fibers may be damaged, and the indentations are likely to be permanent.
When carpet fibers are damaged, carpet repair or replacement may be your only option.
If you have any questions about this article, or if the dents in your carpeting are particularly bad, or if there are stains or rust involved, a professional cleaning may take care of the problem. I’ll be happy to come out and give you a free estimate. and let you know the results you can expect.
I am happy to serve Texas residents and businesses in Spring, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Humble, and Tomball areas, as well as the greater Houston Texas area.
I take great pride in my work and my entire business. Since 2004, I have been committed to providing the highest quality workmanship in fabric care for your home or business, including carpet, upholstery, tile, and rugs.