How to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet: 5 Unusual Ways

Cats and dogs are our family members, and we love them for the joy they bring us. Furry pets are really adorable and fun to cuddle.

But when our beloved pets shed furs on our carpets, it becomes a problem.

Pet hair removal is a never-ending chore unless you don’t know the easiest ways to remove the hair from your carpets. 

We could all use a few tricks to get pet hair out of the carpet as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.


Step-by-Step on How to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet

Vacuuming is enough to clean the surface of our carpets. But some stubborn furs get tightly attached to the carpet fibers for which you need extra effort to remove it. 

There are many different ways to clean pet hair from carpet. 

1. Electric Attractions

Passing rubber objects over carpet generates static electricity. This attracts pet hair to the rubber. You can use some everyday rubber gloves or any rubber objects to remove pet hairs from the carpet as listed below:

  • Wearing rubber or latex gloves is a good idea to get the pet hair off the carpets. Rub your hands over the carpet. The static generated will pull the pet hair onto the gloves.
  • Repeat the motion systematically to allow you to get the hair off the entire carpet. Using damp gloves enhances their effectiveness.
  • Use a rubber squeegee to rake the carpet. The fur will be collected at the blade of the squeegee.
  • Sweep the carpet with a rubber broom or brush. This method is very effective on high pile carpets because the fur that is stuck deep in the carpet is removed. Rubber brooms and brushes are easy to use, and the results are amazing.

2. Using Sticky Surfaces

Use sticky objects to remove stubborn pet hair stuck in carpets. A few ways are mentioned below:

  • Place strips of duct tape or some other kind of sticky paper on the carpet with the sticky side down. When you pull the strips off the carpet, pet hair will be stuck on the tape or adhesive paper.
  • Use Velcro curlers to pull fur off the carpet. Like the duct tape, the fur will stick to the Velcro.
  • Use a lint roller or a sticky roller to pick up pet hair off the floor. The pet hair will stick to the roller's surface.
  • This method is best used in small areas because when the sticky surfaces get coated with fur, they can no longer pick up hair.

When used in large areas, this method can be time-consuming since you have to keep replacing the surfaces on the rollers or cleaning the Velcro.

3. Baking Soda

Using Baking Soda to remove pet hair from the carpet- is one of the easiest ways ever. Try this method at home following the below steps:

  • Simply sprinkle a light layer of baking soda onto the carpet and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Next, vacuum the carpet.
  • Baking soda prevents the pet hair from sticking to the carpet, and the fur becomes easier to pick up with a vacuum.

This method helps to remove hair from the surface of the carpet. It also has the added advantage of getting rid of odors.

4. Using Moisture

Moisture makes pet hair clump together, and fur will stick to a wet surface. All you need is a vacuum cleaner, water in a spray bottle and a sponge or cloth. By following the steps below, you can gather pet hair, which makes it easier to pick up off the carpet:

  • Vacuum the carpet to get rid of particles and other dirt.
  • Spray a small amount of water onto a sponge mop or cloth.
  • Pass the slightly damp cloth or sponge mop over the carpet. The pet hair will bunch together and can be easily picked from the floor by hand.

5. Fabric Softener

The loose pet hair is easily sucked up by the vacuum cleaner. The process is simple.

  • Make a solution with 1% fabric softener and 3% water and put it in a spray bottle.
  • Spray a light mist of the solution onto the carpet. The carpet should not get wet; it should be nearly dry.
  • Let the carpet dry. If you only sprayed a small amount of the fabric softener solution, the carpet should dry in a short time.
  • The fabric softener makes the pet hair easy to vacuum.
  • Now, use the vacuum to remove the fur from the floor.

After cleaning our pets can be made easier.

Dealing with pet hair on carpets can be done with a few home remedies. Using a few tricks, we can simply remove the unwanted pet hair.

You should also vacuum carpets and furniture regularly.

Theresa Lori

Theresa Lori, a Mom, a Wife, and a blog writer based in the United States. Published on Pro Vacuum Cleaner in need of a new vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner, steam mop, or even spare parts & accessories for your beloved appliance. And also lots of Cleaning tips for your Home, Carpet, Tiles, Wooden floor.

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