General wear-and-tear of carpeting has one problem we’re all familiar with, it’s how heavy furniture crushes it. When things like tables, chairs, couches, bookshelves and beds remain in the same spot for a long period of time, the dented area turns into a landscape of craters.
This can be an awful sight when rearranging the living room in your lovely Tallahassee home. It can also cause problems when moving things across the floor because they can get stuck in these previous furniture dents.
You can do this carpet repair in five simple steps. Home sellers and renters will benefit most in knowing how to remove carpet dents because it gives hope in regaining their original appearance with a fresh and unused look.
THE ICE METHOD
Before attempting such a carpet repair, do a spot test in an inconspicuous area. Grab an ice cube from your freezer and place it on one of the smaller carpet craters in question.
Once the ice melts and dries, vacuum over the area. Lift a corner of the carpet to check that the underlayment isn’t damaged, rotting or developing mold.
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HOW TO REMOVE CARPET DENTS
Grab some ice cubes and place them inside the dents in the carpet. Set them two inches apart for larger indentations or if the cubes are small.
- Leave the ice cubes overnight or for several hours and allow them to completely melt and dry.
- Once you are certain the areas where you placed the ice are not even slightly damp, vacuum well.
- The carpet fibers should return the carpet to its original shape. If not, fluff these fibers with your fingertips.
- If the craters are really deep and old, you may have to repeat this several times until it’s gone.
If you find that it has no effect on dented areas, you may have to call in a professional carpet cleaning service. They will have many other tips, tricks and methods that should work a bit better.
Likewise, if you’re unsure about using ice cubes in the carpet or notice problems developing in the underlayment, call a professional immediately. This will help preserve your carpeting and prevent any further damage and ruination on your part.
Although the ice method is great for most carpeting, you should avoid these tips if you have any of the following:
- Hand-dyed rugs
- Antique carpets
- Delicate weaves
- Expensive carpeting
- Water isn’t a good for the fibers
As you can see, it just takes a little patience and tenacity to remove dents on your own. If you believe it’s beyond your capacity, please call Tallahassee Carpet Cleaners to help.