Friday, January 03, 2014

How to Remove Pet Hair

Removing Pet Hair
Removing pet hair from your clothes, carpeting and furniture can be very frustrating. This article aims to give you information on how to remove pet hair from almost any surface the easy way.

What you might need: 
  • Sponge
  • Rubber glove
  • Balloon 
  • Velcro and Curlers
  • Fabric softener
  • Sellotape
  • Rubber broom
Tip 1: Preventive measures. Place your clothing in an area isolated from your pets. Groom your pets in an area where you don’t have to worry that your things will get pet hair. Groom your pets regularly to reduce the amount of loose hair on them. Vacuum carpets and furniture regularly and always wash the throw rugs and linens that your pets have contact with.

Tip 2: Soak the palm of your hand and wipe the pet hair off your clothes in a downward motion. Let the pet fur ball up and stick to your damp hand. Once it ball up it will be easier to remove the pet hair because it becomes wet and heavier.

Tip 3: If you are removing pet hair from low-pile carpet vacuum it first thoroughly. Then dampen a clean or unused regular kitchen sponge. Use the sponge to mop and remove the pet hair from the carpet. Rub the sponge onto the fabric, upholstery, or carpet. The fur should roll or ball up into clumps that you can pick off by hand.

Tip 4: Use a latex glove and rub the surface of your furniture with it on. The pet hair will stick to the glove. You can also use rubber gloves or cloth gardening gloves and for to increase its effectiveness do not forget to dampen the glove as well.

Tip 5: Inflate a balloon and then rub it across the surface that has pet hair on it. Because of the balloon’s static electricity it will attract the pet hair onto the balloon’s surface which you can collect and dispose properly.

Tip 6: Rub the velcro curlers on the surface to catch the hair.

Tip 7: Apply fabric softener sheet that normally goes in the dryer can be used also to pick up pet fur. You can also use the fabric softener mixed with water and mist the surface to prepare the area before removing the pet hair using other methods that you know.

Tip 8: Use sellotape to easily remove pet fur from clothes and furniture. Just wrap some sellotape around your hand and let the sticky or adhesive part sticking out and tap it on the fur-covered areas.

Tip 9: If all else fails you can always rely on your old rubber broom. It’s very effectively especially for stubborn pet hair sticking to surfaces. The bristles work with static electricity and just like the effects of pet hair to the balloon, the hair jumps onto the brush because of the static electricity as well.

Tip 10: If your pet sheds too much fur, have your pet checked by a vet to know if the shedding is normal or caused by skin problem.