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What Can I Use to Fluff Up My Carpet?

Flattened carpet isn’t just a problem because of how unpleasant it looks. Having matted carpet in your home most likely means there are copious amounts of dust, debris, and dirt trapped in between the carpet fibres. To find out how to unflatten carpet for good (and keep your home clean and healthy) try out the following steps below:

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Vacuum and Clean Before Fluffing Your Carpet

Before you read on how to fix matted carpet, it’s best to do a thorough cleaning of your carpet first, just to make the fluffing process easier (and less messy).

Pour a small amount of baking soda on the matted carpet area and let it sit for at least 15 minutes – up to 40 minutes if your carpet seems very unclean. This will pull away some of the dirt and debris stuck deep in your carpet, making it easier to lift off. Finally, vacuum the area thoroughly until no more baking soda is left.

No matter what your carpet material is, the professional cleaning experts at My Home help bring your carpet back to life again. 

How to Make Carpet Fluffy Again

Regardless of what you use to fluff up your carpet, there are always two main steps to every method – applying heat first and then proceed to fluff your carpets using various tools/household items. Here are the two steps to how to make carpets look fluffy again

1. Apply Heat

To fix and revive matted carpets, you’ll initially have to apply heat. This essentially loosens up the carpet fibres and makes it more flexible to stand upright when fluffing.

Using an Iron

Grab a damp cloth and place it over the matted area of your carpet. Turn on your iron and place it at medium to low heat, carefully pressing down on the damp cloth for a few seconds. If you have a large matted carpet area to refluff, use a larger towel or have spare on hand

Using a hairdryer 

With a hairdryer, there’s no need for a damp cloth – simply use the hairdryer over the matted carpet region. Keep the hairdryer 10-15cm away from the carpet and keep it there until the carpet feels somewhat dry (but not completely).

2. Fluff

After applying heat, you can now use the following items to fluff up your carpets. With each of these items, you should firmly yet gently scrape your matted carpet back and forth until the carpet strands are more lifted:

  • Carpet comb or rake
  • Brush
  • Fork
  • Or use own hands for smaller areas

Afterwards, let the carpet completely air dry and repeat these steps until you feel satisfied with the final result.

If these steps still don’t seem to be reviving your matted carpets, simply call in the carpet cleaning professionals at My Home to save you the headache of dealing with unkempt carpet – we’ll get everything handled and give you fresher and taller carpets in no time.

Trying to unmat carpets is a time consuming task that requires a bit of elbow grease. If you simply don’t have the time or need a professional to fix your matted carpets right away, call the friendly team at My Home and we’ll be able to help you clean your home to the way you want.

My Home are the cleaning professionals to call for all your carpet cleaning needs. Whether you need thorough, regular carpet cleaning or carpet stain removal, we’re here to help. Call My Home on 13 22 31 today or fill out a contact form to receive a quote on our range of services.