5 Easy Ways To Remove Pet Hair From Carpet, Besides Vacuuming

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We love our dogs and cats, but not all the hair they shed. If you have any carpeted rooms in your house then you know how difficult it can be to remove all the pet hair. Thankfully, pet parents have discovered clever ways to remove all the hair embedded into the carpet.

After you vacuumed up all the surface pet hair, you realize there is still more deep in the carpet. While lint rollers work well to remove pet hair off clothing and small surfaces, you would go crazy using one on your carpet. Instead, try one or all of the brilliant suggestions below to remove the unwanted hair.


1. Window Squeegee or Rubber Bristle Brush

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Aside from cleaning windows, squeegees are a great tool to use to remove the embedded pet hair from your carpet. The rubber edge grabs the trapped hair and brings it to the surface. Then you can easily pick it up and toss it out. Similarly, a rubber bristle brush with a handle is very efficient in removing pet hair, especially in deep pile carpet.

2. Pumice Stone

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While these stones are usually used to soften feet and remove dead skin from the body, they also work to remove pet hair. Simply rub the stone across the carpet to release the trapped hair.

3. Balloons

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This one is more fun than practical, but it does work. When an inflated balloon is rubbed on carpet it gets a static charge – something you may remember from playing as a child – that attracts the pet hair. Just be sure to properly dispose of the balloon and pet hair.

4. Hairbrush

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The hairbrush that you use to brush your pet or your own hair can also be used to clean your carpet. The bristles loosen the embedded pet hair and bring it to the top of the carpet. Simply collect all the fur balls and dispose of them.

5. Rubber Gloves

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Grab those long rubber gloves under your kitchen sink that you use for cleaning and slip them on. Next, use both hands to rub over the carpet in short, sweeping strokes. You will be amazed at how the pet hair that was once trapped deep in the carpet is removed.

These are just a handful of ways to help pet parents deal with unwanted pet hair. These easy hair removal methods can also be used on furniture and rugs. You can win the war on pet hair.

Watch the video below to see how one dog dad uses a brush to clean his carpeted stair. Be sure to share this with other pet parents.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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