Having a furry pet will obviously lead to some fur getting into the carpet. The surface of the carpet can always be cleaned by using only a vacuum, but some stubborn fur may get tightly attached to the carpet fibres and you need extra effort to remove it.
Though our four-legged friends only shed once or twice a year, when the natural life cycle of the hair ends it breaks off, which is why we find hair around the house all year round.
Wondering which dog breeds are the biggest culprits when it comes to shedding? You’ll be vacuuming often after double-coated breeds such as Siberian huskies, Chow-Chows and Akitas, though Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds are also big shedders.
Without further ado here are five unusual yet extremely effective ways to reduce your pain while dealing with pet hair on carpets or pet furniture
A squeegee can indeed work wonders if you want to clean steamy mirrors, but it can as well do a great job in removing pet hair from carpets.
Simply drag the item along the length or breadth of the carpet and you will find the hair coming up.
So, if you already have a squeegee, rinse it well and start off removing pet hair. Make sure that it is thoroughly cleaned before you reuse it over the mirror.
Flip Flop Sandals
Rubber flip flop sandals are tough on pet hair and you can easily use them to drive away stubborn pet hair stuck in carpets.
However, do not try to remove the hair wearing the flip flop sandals on your feet, because that will take too much of extra effort. Instead put the sandals on your hands and wipe the carpet along the pile.
Any pet hair present will become ball shaped which can then be easily vacuumed using the a good quality vacuum for pet hair. In case any hair gets stuck to the sandals, just rinse with water.
As natural cleaners promising no harm to hands speedily flock the marketplace, a number of homes are not making use of the rubber gloves as rampantly as they used to do before.
But still, if you have rubber gloves at home, they can be an effective way to deal will pet hair on carpets.
You can even buy them from any big box or local grocery store.
Wear the gloves and give the carpet a good rub and you will find the fur or hair coming up and attaching itself to the gloves. Once you are successful with this, immerse your hands in a tub filled with water.
It will cause the hair stuck onto the gloves to float over the surface. You can then take it out and throw it in the bin. Although you can rub off the attached hair without getting wet, using water is the simplest and the easiest method.
As you think of using the most effective methods for carpet cleaning, it would be good to know that your child’s balloon can go a long way in helping you get rid of pet hair from carpets. Inflate the balloon and take it near the surface of the carpet where there is pet hair.
Start rubbing it across and you will see that the pet hair is getting attracted to the surface of the balloon. This happens owing to the static electricity generated on the surface of the balloon as you rub it.
Once the hair gets attracted, collect it from the balloon surface and then again repeat the process of rubbing the balloon so that more hair is collected.
To remove pet hair from the surface of your carpet using baking soda, you need two things - some amount of baking soda and a vacuum cleaner. First, you need to sprinkle the carpet with a very small amount of the powder.
Allow some time for the baking soda to sit on the surface. After this, vacuum clean the carpets as you usually do. Apart from removing the pet hair or fur, the use of baking soda also helps in deodorizing the room.
Try out these methods in combination with vacuum cleaning your carpet. You will derive the best results!
Do you have any unusual tips to remove pet hair from your carpet? if you do we would love to hear from you in the comment below.
Gemma Tyler is a freelance journalist with 15 years of experience writing for consumer publications. She has tested and reviewed a wide range of household items from vacuum cleaners to washing machines and dehumidifiers to steam irons. Her attention to detail and exhaustive testing certainly makes her an expert in her field.