Furniture, heavy objects and daily use can cause the lint on the carpet to settle. A dent in a carpet is an unpleasant sight, but this problem can be solved without much difficulty. Use an iron, ice cube, or hair dryer to fluff your carpet. If none of this works for you, seek professional advice.
Method 1 of 3: Using an iron
Step 1. Place a damp cloth over the dent
You can use an old cloth or towel to do this. It is best to use a towel as it is thicker. Dampen the cloth and then wring out to keep it damp. Then place the fabric directly over the dent.
Step 2. Turn on the iron on medium power
Select medium temperature or turn on the steam function. The iron will not allow you to even out the dent if it is too cold, but at the highest power it can ruin both the towel and the carpet.
Step 3. Move the iron for 30-60 seconds
Run the iron over the fabric for 30-60 seconds. Move the iron constantly and make sure it does not touch the carpet. Leaving the iron in one place for a long time or touching the rug may leave a mark on the rug or fabric.
Step 4. Use your hands to fluff the carpet fibers
Remove the fabric and turn off the iron. The dent under the fabric should disappear. Fluff the area with your hands so that it does not stand out from the rest of the carpet.
Method 2 of 3: Using ice
Step 1. Place an ice cube on the dent
Remove one or more ice cubes from the freezer. For this task, you can use one large cube or several smaller cubes. Immediately after this, place the cube over the dent. Place it directly on the rug. There should be nothing between the ice cube and the carpet.
Step 2. Wait for the ice to melt
The ice should melt on its own. Wait a few hours. If the dent is very deep, wait 12 hours. If you're short on time, use a hair dryer to speed up the process.
Step 3. Fluff the carpet with a toothbrush
If the carpet is quite wet, blot off the excess water with a sponge. Then use a toothbrush to fluff the carpet fibers. The carpet can also be smoothed out with a stiff brush.
Step 4. Blot the area with a cloth
After fluffing the carpet, take a cloth and pat dry. After that, the fluffed area will not stand out in any way from the rest of the carpet. This will return the carpet to its original appearance.
Method 3 of 3: Using a hair dryer
Step 1. Spray the dent with water
Take a spray bottle and fill it with water. The water should not be too cold or too hot. Then spray the dent with water.
Step 2. Dry the carpet with a hair dryer on high power
After saturating the flattened area with water, blow on it with a hairdryer. Set the hair dryer to a high temperature. If the dent is far from the outlet, use an extension cord. Do not turn off the hair dryer until the area is dry.
Step 3. Fluff the fibers with your hands
You can start doing this while the hair dryer is on. Continue to fluff the fibers even after turning off the hair dryer. If there is still a small dent on the carpet, repeat the entire process or ask a professional for help.
- Place the rug on areas of the rug that are frequently walked on. This will help protect him.
- Move furniture regularly to prevent dents on the carpet.
- If your actions have not yielded the desired result, consider hiring a specialist to steam the carpet for you.