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How to Remove Dents from Carpet

By: Danny Lipford
Indentation in carpet caused by furniture leg.

Indentation in carpet caused by furniture leg.

Indentations in carpet usually result when furniture has been moved.

To remove carpet indentations:

  1. Place a damp cloth over the indentation.
  2. Apply a hot clothes iron to the cloth.
  3. Remove the cloth and use a spoon to fluff up the carpet.
  4. Repeat the process until the indentation goes away.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Video Transcript

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.

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!


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    Thomas Boni Says:
    June 18th, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, Bobbi,
    Please include a photo with your question so we can better understand the issue.
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    Thanks so much!

  • Bobbi Amann Says:
    June 8th, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    we noticed in our dining room rug that our marble table sits on has very strange markings that circle around the table beyond the chairs by approximately 2 ft away. we never use the room only discovered them when vacuuming a while back. the dining room is raised from the floor by about 3 ft, the table has been there for 10+ years. never was issue before, it almost looks like someone drag a heavy object around the table, but no indentions. we had a home inspection & we have bug control so we are clueless what it is, would really your opinion.

  • Leila Says:
    December 2nd, 2018 at 5:08 am

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  • Nancy Says:
    February 10th, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Warning! Don’t us an iron for this! It can leave a mark behind after only 30 seconds. Use a touchless steamer and a fork instead. Light touches only with the fork. “Esteam” makes a touchless steamer for getting wrinkles out of fabric. The touchless steamer, along with the fork, will take the mark from the iron out too.

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How to Remove Dents from Carpet