How to deal with furniture dents in the carpet. – Cleaning Tips – Sept. 9th 2011

Ever move your furniture around just to find that your carpet looks like it now has dimples?

Most of the time our technicians are the ones to deal with that. If you like to rearrange your own furniture but hate the way the carpet looks with dents, here are a couple of tips you can try. Fill a spray bottle with water and spritz it over the dents. Then use a blow-dryer to blow hot air over any moistened areas. The heat helps the carpet rebound, just be careful not to melt the fibers. Fluff up fibers with your fingers.

Or try to steam away dents by placing a clean, damp cloth over them, then hold an iron, on medium heat, on the wet cloth for about 30 to 60 seconds. Don’t let the iron touch the carpet directly — it could burn! Again, fluff up fibers with your fingers. These processes usually work well with most carpets. However, Berber and tight weave carpets can hold on to the dents for a longer time so patience is going to have to prevail here. You may need to repeat the process several times. You can place clear furniture “coasters” under small legs to distribute the weight more evenly and hopefully prevent future dents. Most home improvement stores or local hardware stores carry them.

For larger pieces, just ask our techs for some furniture foam blocks the next time we visit your home to clean your carpet, upholstery or tile. We would be happy to leave some with you. Give American Dream Carpet Cleaning a call! We look forward to hearing from you.