Springboro homeowners, when you think of a dent, you might reflect on that small golf-ball sized one on the fender of your car, or the front or of your refrigerator that got dinged when moving it in. But dents can happen to floors as well. You might be thinking of hard floors that can be damaged by falling objects, but it happens to carpet the most often.
Just move a heavy piece of furniture, and look where the legs were. That is a carpet dent, or indentation, and you might try to fluff up or pull up those carpet yarns that have lost their resiliency. They’re stubborn, squashed down into the backing of the carpet, even crushed into the carpet padding, and with a fight off the most valiant efforts, you attempt to resurrect them.
Here are some “dent” removal tips.
One option is to simply wait. In time, most carpet dents (and the squashed padding underneath them) will work their way back up. But this could take months, even a year, depending on the carpet fibers, as some are more resilient and can bounce back faster.
One popular way to remove a carpet dent is to add moisture to the area, but slowly. Putting an ice cube in the dent can do the trick, but you have to help it along. Get a screwdriver, kitchen fork, or other sharp object and, as the ice melts and the fibers absorb some of the moisture, start working the carpet yarns back out and up and give them a gentle grooming. This should help remove most of the dent.
When the carpet is dry, put your vacuum cleaner to work, using the vacuum’s suction hose. Vigorously work over the dent and use the vacuum’s force to finish the job.
Dent still there? Do the ice trick again; it might take a few attempts. One try may not be enough.
If you still have carpet dent challenges, and can’t live with the issue, don’t despair. A thorough steam cleaning by a carpet cleaning company should finish the job. Give them a call and explain the issue.