Carpet dents are visually unsightly. These occur as furniture leaves indentation marks that you can’t just smooth over. You may need carpet repair services, though you can reduce the dent with some easy methods.
How Do Carpet Dents Form?
Carpet dents form when you leave upholstered furniture in the same spot for many years without moving it. This is definitely true for furniture with legs. The heavy furniture presses down on the floor and creates long-lasting indentations. The bulkier the furniture, the more pronounced the dent.
How to Prevent It
It begins with prevention so the dents don’t occur in the first place. An effective method is to move the furniture every two to three weeks. A complete relocation isn’t necessary; a movement of several inches suffice as long as the legs are in a completely different position.
Another way is to more evenly distribute the furniture’s weight. Normally, the furniture’s entire weight rests on four slender legs. Evenly allocate that weight by placing furniture discs under the legs. This won’t completely eliminate the dents, but the indentation won’t be as pronounced.
How to Remove the Dents
If dents already exist, then you can try some easy fixes. You can experiment with the ice method by setting an ice cube on the dent and letting it melt into the dent. Once completely melted, wipe away the water with a dry towel and smooth over the spot using a spoon or scraper tool. Conversely, you can also apply heat: press an ironed and moist towel over the dent and smooth over with a spoon or scraper.
We Smooth Over Carpets in Puyallup
Contact Rick’s Family Carpet Care if you have profound indentations on your carpet. We often restore dents as part of a routine carpet cleaning. Carpet dents can be quite stubborn and warrant removal by a professional.
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