You may have pets that love to snuggle at your side while you’re watching TV, visiting with friends or family while lying on your furniture. As you may love this bonding time with your pets, at the same time they are leaving behind a hairy mess for you to clean later. Many people find it impossible to remove their pet’s hair from their furniture. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry can help share a few ways you can remove your pet’s hair off of your upholstery.
Pet Hair Removal from Fabric Upholstery
Pet Vacuums: Most people will use their vacuum cleaners to remove the pet hair. As regular home vacuum cleaners may remove much of the hair, you may notice some hair gets left behind. A better alternative is using a pet vacuum cleaner. Pet vacuum cleaners are designed to remove the hair before you suck it up. Often the hair will get woven in the furniture’s fabric where you may need to pluck each hair out by hand. Instead use a pet vacuum cleaner. The included attachment helps to remove the hair making cleaning your upholstery easier.
Rubber Floor Squeegee: One odd method of removing pet hair from upholstery is using a rubber squeegee. Rubber squeegees, like the one used for cleaning windows, acts like a magnet drawing in the hair using the right technique. If you use a squeegee to remove pet hair, you’ll need to create static. Do this by using short strokes in small sections at a time. Rubber squeegees also work well on carpets, rugs or small mats. They make cleaning pet hair much easier on staircases and tough areas to clean with a vacuum.
Rubber Broom: Another tool is a rubber broom. Not always used for upholstery, rubber brooms work very well on cleaning pet hair off of hard floor surfaces, carpets and rugs. For those who battle pet hair not only on their upholstery, the rubber acts the same as a broom. Acting like a magnet, rubber brooms can clean many surfaces and does a great job cleaning pet hair.
Rubber Gloves: For those who just need to do a quick wipe down and don’t want the hassle of grabbing various cleaning equipment, keep a rubber glove in a drawer. This is quick and just as effective as the other hair removing tools. Rubber seems to be a great pet hair remove material. Rubber gloves can help for those quick clean up jobs. They are also easy to store and keep close.
Hairbrush: A stiff metal hairbrush is another effective tool for cleaning pet hair off of fabric upholstery. Using long and quick brush strokes, you can remove the pet hair quickly. The metal bristles grab the hair, even those woven inside the fabric. However, on the side of caution: the metal bristle brush can over damage some types of upholstery which is why this tool isn’t always highly recommended. However it is still an effective way to remove pet hair off of upholstery.
Carpet Rakes: Carpet rakes are another great tool for removing pet hair from upholstery, rugs, and carpet. However, it is a little awkward to use for upholstery. Carpet rakes are very good for removing pet hair and restoring the pile or fiber on both rugs and carpets.
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For those with pets, it is essential to learn how to manage your pet’s hair and keep your upholstery, carpet and rugs clean. These tools can help. For a deep and professional cleaning, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry and schedule our services today.