Anybody who has ever had a dog, cat, or other furry pet knows how quickly they become a part of your heart and family. Unfortunately, you also know then how quickly they become a part of your carpet! As much as you love your four-legged friend, you probably don’t love constantly picking their hair off your feet, shoes, and clothing. Even with regular vacuuming, you may think you have it under control only to have to start all over again after a week of your pet lounging around.
Believe it or not, there is still hope for the look and health of your carpets. Try one of these methods below for ridding your carpets of pesky pet hair!
1) Baking Soda
Is there anything baking soda can’t do? It would seem not. One easy way to remove pet hair from your carpet is to sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the problem areas. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes, then vacuum thoroughly. A bonus of the baking soda method is that it deodorizes your carpets too!
2) Brush or Carpet Rake
Hairbrushes and carpet rakes are excellent tools for pulling up and capturing embedded pet hair in your carpets. If you opt for a hairbrush, choose one with stiff metal bristles. With either tool, use quick and short strokes in a variety of different directions to be sure you’re grabbing all the hair. After every few strokes, clean out the brush or rake and dispose of the gathered hair.
3) Rubber Squeegee
Rubber basically acts as a hair magnet, so a rubber squeegee can work wonders on a hairy carpet. Use strokes similar to how you would with a brush or rake—short, quick, and in multiple directions. It might take a little more elbow grease, but a squeegee can really grab stubborn embedded hair for a clean finish.
4) Hire a professional carpet cleaner.
Sometimes, pet hair has made such a permanent home in your carpet that nothing you do will seem to make it budge. That’s when you need to call in an expert with professional tools to handle the job. A professional carpet cleaner will be able to remove hair at the deepest level of your carpets, deodorize, and leave them looking and smelling fresh for longer after they’re done.
For home and business owners grappling with hairy or just plain dirty carpets, Horizon Carpet can help. We offer professional carpet cleaning services for residential and commercial customers whose carpeting needs some TLC. When our specialists are done, you’ll think they just installed a brand-new carpet.
Contact our team today to schedule your carpet cleaning!