How to Clean & Remove Pet Hair from a Couch or Carpet in Hannibal, MO

Pets are not only a joy to have in the home but they are extended members of the family. With their devotion and love, they are always there when we need them. But even our furry loved ones can causes messes from time to time and some of them are beyond their control. Anyone with pest, especially cats and dogs, know that when the weather changes from season to season, the old fur gets shed, leaving behind evidence of our pets frequent trails. When their shedding gets out of control and vacuuming alone is no longer effective in extracting the fur/hair from the carpets, there are alternatives.

How to Remove Pet Hair with Baking Soda

What you will need:
– Vacuum
– Baking Soda
– Essentials Oil (Optional)
Baking soda pet fur/hair from carpet removal:
1) Lightly blanket the carpet with baking soda by sprinkling it on the surface. For added fragrance mix baking soda and several drops of your favorite essential oils scent.
2) The baking soda should sit on the surface for at least 10 minutes; 30 min is optimal if you mixed in the oil.
3) Run the vacuum over the carpet in grid-like patterns to ensure thoroughness. Not only will this method help loosen the pet hair up from the carpet, but it will neutralize any odors that are present.

Pet Hair Removal Sponge Mop Method

(Try this method first if you have low-pile carpeting.)
What you will need:
– Clean Kitchen Sponge Mop
– Vacuum
– Water in a Spray Bottle
Sponge mop pet hair/fur removal from carpet:
1) Using your vacuuming skills, remove as much pet hair as possible.
2) Take your water bottle and moderately mist the sponge mop.
3) Graze the mop across the carpet’s surface using some pressure. You should notice that the pet fur is clumping up which will allow you to simply pick the clumps with your hand and the remnants with your vacuum.

Fabric Softener Pet Hair Removal Method

What you will need:
– Spray bottle
– Liquid fabric softener
– Water
– Vacuum
Fabric softener pet hair/fur carpet removal:
1) With 1 part fabric softener combined with 3 parts water in a squirt bottle, blend the two well.
2) Cover the carpet with the formula lightly; ensuring you do not over saturate the carpet.
3) The solution should be allowed to dry and with a light mist, it shouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes at most.
4) Completely vacuum the carpet as normal. Vacuuming the pet fur should be fairly easy because the fabric softener will loosen the pet hair/fur from the carpet fibers.

More Carpet Pet Hair Removal Tips

– Remove the pet fur/hair out of the carpet fibers by hands for minor issues. Be sure to wear rubber gloves as the rubber will attract the hair.
– You can try using the rubber edge of a squeegee if you want to avoid product application by gliding it across the surface of the carpet to help pull up the pet’s hair/fur. Afterwards, be sure to perform a thorough vacuuming.
– If excessive pet hair is a problem year round, consider replacing the old vacuum with a vacuum that is specifically designed to extract the pet hair from carpets.
– For challenging cases, you may need to reach out to a professional.

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