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How to Get Rid of Carpet Divots

We've all been there. You want to change things up around the room, maybe clean a particularly hard-to-reach spot, so you go ahead and move that piece of furniture that's been sitting in the same place for months. You look down and are faced with a hideous divot in your carpet that makes it very obvious that something used to sit there. Not only it the divot an eyesore, but it looks impossible to remove!

A few obvious courses of action wriggle their way to the forefront of your mind. You could always put the furniture back where you found it and let those tiny carpet divots dictate the arrangement of your furniture for the rest of all time. Another option would be to run a vacuum over the spot and hope that the motion and suction of the machine manipulates the carpet fibers just enough to make it bearable to look at. Finally, you could just live with the eyesore. It's not a great solution, but what else can you do?

The answer is, plenty!

Try this:

1. Place a towel over the divot and run a hot iron over the towel. About a minute on medium heat will do the trick. You can then vacuum the area to fluff up the previously dented carpet! You can also use a steamer in place of the iron

2. If heat isn't working, try cold. Very, very cold. Set a few ice cubes over the divot and let them melt into your carpet fibers for several hours. Once cold water has filled the carpet completely and brought some life back into it, you can dab away the excess moisture with a clean cloth. Finish by using a spoon to get those fibers back where you want them.

3. Pump some volume into the carpet by dampening the dented area with a spray bottle. Then use your blow dryer to fluff it up. Simple!

Happy Flooring!

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