carpet cleaning tips from Carpet One

How to Remove Hair from Carpet

If you have a pet, you probably know from experience how many messes these animals can make in the span of just a few hours. Between urine spotting, muddy paws, and shedding, it can be stressful and time-consuming to clean the messes made by our animal friends. If you're trying to clean your house, here is some information that should help you remove hair from your carpet.

Removing Pet Hair From Carpet

Both dogs and cats shed. Depending on the breed, some pets shed profusely while others don't shed their hair nearly as much. Unfortunately, the fur of both cats and pets are prone to getting stuck in the carpet fibers. This can make it difficult for homeowners to even use a vacuum cleaner to remove the hair. Pet hair is a major reason you should have all the carpets in your home professionally deep cleaned at least twice a year.

Between deep cleanings, there are a few things you can do to remove pet hair from your carpets. Here are some of the most common methods:​

  • Baking soda - You can use baking soda to deodorize the room and remove pet hair from your carpet. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet. Let the baking soda sit on the carpet for a few minutes and then use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda along with the dog or cat hair.
  • Static - If the pet hair is lodged in the carpet and a vacuum cleaner can't reach it, you can use static to remove the hair. Some tools you can use include a rubber squeegee, a balloon, or rubber gloves.
  • Carpet rake - You can use a carpet rake to remove hair and loosen debris in your carpet. After using a carpet rake to loosen the hair and debris, you can use a vacuum cleaner to finish the job.

While you can use the above methods to keep your carpet fairly free of pet hair, you will still need to have your carpet professionally cleaned by a carpet cleaning company at least twice a year to finish the job. For more information about removing hair from your carpet, don't hesitate to contact us.