I've read that using a fork on the carpet will fluff it back into
shape. Spray a little water on it first to dampen the carpet. If
that doesn't work, place a towel on the carpet and use a steam iron on
top of that, being careful not to overdo it. Steam can damage wood.
Time and regular vacuuming may improve the situation. You could try
holding a steam iron just off the surface and then fluffing up with a
brush. Phisherman mentions that steam may harm wood, but I doubt the
amount of heat and moisture generated by a domestic iron could
penetrate carpet backing. Just don't put the iron *onto* the carpet.
Put an ice cube into the depression, and then fluff and vacuum in the next
day. The ice cube is a nice way to get a slow application of a small
amount of water into the exact area, and you won't damage the floor
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