carpet cleaning tips from Carpet One

How to Remove Hair from Carpet

Your pet's fur accumulates on your carpeting. It causes the carpeting to look quite dirty. Your children can't play on the carpeting without getting hair stuck to them, and it gets stuck so deep down inside that you can't get it with vacuuming alone. With a few simple tricks, you can remove all the hair from your carpeting without cleaning carpet thoroughly. 

1. Fabric Softener

Fabric softener makes your clothes look and smell fantastic, and it can also work to get rid of the hair trapped deep down inside of your carpeting. Make a mixture of three parts liquid fabric softener to every one part water and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray the concoction on the carpet where the hair is. Wait for the carpeting to dry thoroughly, and then use a vacuum to suck up the hair. The fabric softener loosens the hair that's in the carpet. 

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda has so many purposes. It neutralizes bacteria in your mouth, gets out blood stains and even has the ability to help with carpet cleaning, in particular cleaning up pet hair. It's simple to do. All you have to do is sprinkle the baking soda on the carpeting. Allow it to sit on the carpeting for a few minutes. Finally, vacuum the baking soda up. It helps to bring the cat or dog hair to the surface, and it works as a deodorizer, so you can rid your home of that wet dog smell in the living room. 

3. Sponge Mop 

Although it seems a bit strange to use a sponge mop on the carpeting, it helps get rid of the pet fur, especially if you have areas heavily covered in pet fur. Using a damp sponge mop, rub it over the areas plentiful with hair. The mop brings the cat or dog hair to the surface. Once you finish mopping, use the vacuum to pick up the rest of the fur. 

4. Static 

Simple household items that cause static will assist with removing cat fur. Use a balloon or rubber gloves to remove hair from your carpet.