How to Remove Hair from Carpet
You bend down to pick something up off the floor and stand up with a handful of hair. Ughh! You love your pet and wouldn’t trade him for anything – except maybe a hair free carpet. Dogs and cats are wonderful companions, but their hair can be a real hassle to clean up if you have carpeting in your home.
Short haired or long haired, it doesn’t matter. Pet hair can become easily trapped in carpet fibers, making it impossible for a vacuum to pick up. This can make your room look dirty and unkempt. So what’s a pet lover to do? There is no reason to live with the grime any longer. There are ways to pick up that loose hair and enjoy a hairless carpet once again.
Invest in a New Vacuum
Not every vacuum is equal. Many modern models simply are not equipped to handle large amounts of pet hair. Be sure to check for models that specifically advertise their ability to pick up hair from carpet fibers. Or simply buy a cheaper manual model that features a rotator bar. The spin brush helps to pull hair form fibers, while the suction picks it off the carpeting.
Break Out Those Attachments
Do you have a bag of vacuum attachments hanging in the closet? Break it out and take a look. It may be just what you need to get the job done. Power head vacuums with brushes re a great way to clear hair form carpeting.
Get Down on Your Hands and Knees
While it may not be practical to get down on your hands and knees to clean an entire room, but these tips can help you clean up smaller areas:
- Scrape the carpet with a rubber soled shoe. The swift action will create fur balls that can be easily picked up.
- Use rubber dishwashing gloves to attract hair from carpet fibers
- Use scotch or duct tape to trap hair
- Rub a lint brush along the carpet. To make the job easier on your back, try attaching the brush to the end of a broom.
Quick Pick Up Fixes
Need a quick fix to a hair problem? Here are a few ways to rid your carpeting of unwanted pet hair:
- Spray the carpet with clear water or liquid fabric softener and then brush with a stiff brush. Finish by scraping the hair with a long handled squeegee.
- Use a sponge mop to pull hair from carpets. This will create large clumps of hair that can be easily picked up by hand.
- Head to your local pet shop and look for a grooming tool designed to pull hair from a pet’s back. This is a great carpet cleaning tool.
- Try a rubber broom for a quick and easy way of cleaning carpet of hair.
Hire a Professional
No matter how hard you try, sometimes pet hair can get ground deep into carpet fibers, making it difficult to remove. That is when it is time to call in the professionals. We have high powered vacuums and stream cleaning machines deigned to get even the hardest to remove dirt, grime, and yes, hair out of your carpeting. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning expert to come in once or twice a year can give you the peace of mind knowing that your carpets are completely hair free.