Inside: Don't let those carpet dents ruin your carpet. Check out this simple tip on how to remove furniture marks on carpet. It's easy to do and takes minutes.
When we were selling our first house about 15 years ago I moved a bunch of stuff into storage so the house didn't feel so small. We had so much extra furniture around the house.
It looked so much better without bookshelves in the guest bedroom and a desk in the master bedroom. Unfortunately, moving out the furniture left odd little marks and dents on the carpet.
It turns out our furniture had been in the same place for such a long time that it left dents in the carpet.
At first, I didn't pay much attention to it, but the marks were still there the next day.
Luckily, our realtor told me how to fix the carpet dents. Within 24 hours the dents were completely gone and you couldn't tell that anything had been sitting there.
It's a super easy trick and only takes a few minutes to do!
Whether you are temporally moving furniture for a party or getting rid of some furniture you can use this simple tip.
If you have dents in your carpet get rid of them fast. Check out this simple tip on how to remove furniture marks on carpet.
How To Remove Furniture Marks On Carpet
In most cases, the dent in your carpet isn't just the carpet fibers being bent or squished by the furniture. It is also your carpet pad that is dented under the carpet.
If your furniture has been there for any time it may have squished the carpet pad and carpet over time.
So, the best trick to fluff the carpet and to reach the pad and get it back to normal is by using water.
This trick can be used on most carpets, but if you have a nice oriental rug or are concerned you can test in a small area first.
If you just dump water on the carpet it will quickly soak in and go everywhere. It would make a huge mess and not really soak into the carpet fibers as well. You can easily control the amount of water by using ice cubes.
It's easy and works great. If you have a small dent, like the one below caused by a chair you can just use 1 ice cube in each dent.
If you have a larger mark in your carpet you may need to use more. I recommend using an ice cube every 2-3 inches in the dents.
Place the ice cubes in the furniture mark and let the ice cubes slowly melt. This will take around a few hours depending on the temperature of your home.
The ice cube will slowly melt into the carpet. Then, a little of the moisture should reach your carpet pad too, unless you have a moisture barrier on your carpet pad. The moisture will cause it to swell and re-fluff.
Once the ice cube is completely melted you can use a fork to fluff the carpet if needed. Just gently run the fork along the area where the carpet is still matted down.
If your carpet is really dented by the furniture you may need to repeat the steps again using a little more ice.
Drying The Carpet
Once you have your carpet back to how you want it to look you will want to dry it. I recommend using a towel or microfiber cloth to soak up any water.
Just place the microfiber cloth (I love these from Amazon) over the damp spot. Gently push on the carpet to absorb any extra moisture.
After you have removed any extra moisture you now need to let the carpet dry. This is especially important before you put any furniture back on the carpet.
If you need the carpet to dry quickly you can use a hair dryer on a low heat setting over the damp area. Make sure to hold the blow dryer at least 6 inches away from the carpet so you don't overheat and damage the carpet.
Keep in mind that using a hair dryer will dry the carpet, but most likely not dry the pad of the carpet. That will probably take 24-48 hours.
If you put wood furniture back on the carpet the dampness could soak through the pad to the carpet and the wood could stain the carpet. So you will want to make sure it is completely dry.
Once the pad and the carpet are 100 percent dry you can walk on and put furniture back on the carpet. Look at how my carpet looks afterward, the dents are gone.
This is such an easy and quick trick to get rid of those furniture marks in carpet. Say goodbye to carpet dents with this simple tip on how to remove furniture marks on carpet.
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