Four Tricks For Getting Stubborn Pet Hair Out Of Your Carpet

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Do you vacuum your carpet again and again, but still find that it's covered in pet hair? You don't have to settle for a hairy home for the rest of your life. With these four easy tricks, you can do a better job of actually removing the pet hair from your carpet.

Use a humidifier.

When the air in your home is dry, static cling will cause the pet hair to be more attracted to your carpet. Moistening the air will cut down on static, so you have an easier time vacuuming up the hair. If you do not want to invest in a whole-home humidifier (they can be pricey), plug in a vaporizer or a portable humidifier for a day or two before you vacuum. You'll be surprised how much more hair comes up.

Sprinkle the carpet with baking soda.

Baking soda is often praised for its ability to eliminate carpet odors, but in fact, it has another use. Especially if you use it in conjunction with a humidifier, it draws in a bit of moisture. It then gets between the hair and the carpet fibers, loosening them so that they vacuum up more easily. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over your carpet, let it sit for at least a few hours (overnight is even better), and then vacuum it up.

Set the brush lower.

Many people vacuum with their vacuum brushes set too high. Assuming your vacuum's brush height is adjustable (most are), try lowering it a little bit. This way, the brushes will have more contact with the carpet and will have an easier time loosening the hair. Note that if you have a wool carpet, you will want to skip this tip, since vacuuming with the brushes too low can cause the wool to look fluffy and shaggy.

Have your carpet deep cleaned.

If you keep vacuuming and vacuuming and more pet hair keeps emerging, it could be that the hair has been ground deep into your carpet where your vacuum simply can't reach. Having your carpet professionally steam cleaned every year or so will ensure this deeper, ground-in hair is removed. Make sure you tell the carpet cleaning company that you have been having problems with pet hair. Most have special cleaners they will use in this situation.

Keeping your carpets hair-free can be a bit labor-intensive, but it's not impossible. With the tips above, you'll have less hairy carpets in no time.

To learn more, contact a company like Enviro-Steem.