How to Remove Dents from Berber Carpet

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Berber carpet is a style of rug that uses either large, nubby looped fabrics or small, tightly looped fabrics. Because of its tight construction, Berber carpet can hold onto dents longer than plush or shag. Though the damage wont be lasting, dents in Berber carpet can be unsightly. You could wait four to six weeks for the carpet fibers to regain their elasticity, or you can try some simple remedies to eliminate those irritating blemishes more quickly.

Things You'll Need

  • Ice cube
  • Fork
  • Iron on the steam setting

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Use an Ice cube

Rub the dent softly with ice. Allow the spot to get just slightly damp. Don’t push down on the carpet.

Use the side of fork to lightly scrape the carpet back and forth. Do this until the fibers become springy and start standing upright.

Use the prongs of the fork to gently lift the dented carpet. Swivel the fork back and forth, coaxing the fibers to regain their original shape.

Repeat as needed.

Use Steam

Apply steam to the dent from a heated iron. Be sure not to iron the carpet as this could set the dent even further.

Use the side of a fork to lightly scrape the carpet back and forth. Do this until the fibers become springy and start standing upright.

Use the prongs of the fork to gently lift the dented carpet. Swivel the fork back and forth, coaxing the fibers to regain their original shape.

Repeat three or four times as necessary.

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