How to Remove Furniture Indentations from Carpet

Happy Friday, friends! I no longer worry that I’m ruining our carpet or stress that dents are permanent. Hopefully this post is helpful if you’re faced with a similar situation.

Assess the Dent & Choose Your Method

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Depending on how deep the divot is, the location, and how quickly you’d like to see results- you can experiment with the following methods: ice, steam, and heat.


Use Ice to Remove Carpet Indentations

Grab a few ice cubes, place them over the carpet divot, and allow them to completely melt. 8-10 hours later, soak up any excess water with a sponge or towel.

Use Steam to Remove Carpet Dents

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Place a damp towel directly over the divot, then use your iron on medium/high heat to run over the towel for 1-2 minutes.

Use Heat to Lift Carpet Divots

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Another handy trick I tried, that totally worked… you can use your blow dryer to regain carpet fiber volume.

Allow Time to Naturally Lift Carpet Imprints

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If you have time to wait and they don’t bother you… 95% of them will disappear on their own.

I hope this post proves to be helpful when and if you need it! New carpet is a big investment and keeping it well maintained can be tricky.