carpet cleaning tips from Carpet One

How to Remove Hair from Carpet

You love your pet. Dogs and cats provide endless affection and entertainment for you and your family. They also provide cause for endless carpet cleaning. From tracking in dirt and pollen, dropping dander and shedding fur, pet owners keep their vacuum cleaners close by for frequent carpet cleaning. Not only is it gross to pull up gobs of pet hair, it also breaks down carpet fibers, reducing the life of your carpet, and it can exacerbate allergies and asthma for those prone to that.

So now you see that cleaning carpet of pet hair is beneficial in many ways. But it can also be tricky. Carpet fibers tend to grip the hair and can make it difficult to extract, even with regular vacuuming. Fortunately, there are a few tricks for more effective carpet cleaning.

By mixing a 3 to 1 ratio of water to fabric softener liquid into a spray bottle and spritzing your carpet, the solution will dry and loosen the hair in your carpet to make it easier to vacuum up. It also provides a nice scent when you are done.

A foam rubber sponge is a great way to remove hair from carpet. The gripping surface of the foam rubber pulls the hairs out of the carpet fibers to the top, allowing them to be collected with a vacuum cleaner.

A carpet rake is another handy item that agitates pet hair, pulling it out from carpet fibers for easy collection.

Foam rubber sponges and carpet rakes are both easy to find at your local pet store. Vacuuming with baking soda will help bring the hair out and refresh the carpet as well. Keeping up with your pet can be time consuming, but cleaning carpet regularly is an important part of keeping your house nice and hair-free.