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How to Remove Carpet IndentationsBy: Danny Lipford
Indentations in carpet usually result when furniture has been moved.
To remove carpet indentations:
- Place a damp cloth over the indentation.
- Apply a hot clothes iron to the cloth.
- Remove the cloth and use a spoon to fluff up the carpet.
- Repeat the process until the indentation goes away.
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Danny Lipford: Diane wants to know, “Our carpet has indentations in it. Can it be repaired?”
Yes, that’s a real common problem. When people decide to rearrange their furniture a bit, you’re left with those indentations from maybe the legs of a sofa, just like these homeowners experienced. When they positioned this sofa here, that had set here for many, many years. They moved it over so they had a little better viewing of their television.
Here’s how you get rid of those indentations. First of all, take a damp hand cloth, and put it directly over the indentation. Then use a steam iron and heat that towel up. Then after a few seconds, pull it back and use a spoon to fluff up the fibers of the carpet.
A little more steam heat, a little more fluffing, then finish it off with a vacuum to really make everything look nice and consistent. That way no one will ever know that you rearranged your furniture.