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A Guide on Removing Pet Hair from Furniture and Floors

With the help of simple tools and a little elbow grease, cleaning up pet hair will be a piece of cake

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While it is definitely a lot of fun to have pets at home, they can also cause different sorts of mishaps, one of which is their hairs getting stuck on furniture, rugs, and floors.

Aside from being unsightly, pet hairs lodged inside the home can also be hazardous, especially for those with allergies or asthma. Here’s a simple guide on how you can clear away the pet hairs that may have gotten stuck inside your home.

HOW TO REMOVE PET HAIR FROM FURNITURE

Upholstered furniture


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There are several different ways to rid your upholstery of pet hair. One way is by running a damp rubber glove over the surface of the upholstered furniture, which will attract the hairs to the rubber through static electricity. If you don’t have any rubber gloves, you may also use a dry sponge.

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A second way to remove pet hair from your upholstery is by spraying it lightly with a solution of water and fabric softener. Once you’ve sprayed it, wipe the upholstery down, and the hair will come off.

As a last resort, you can use a vacuum cleaner. However, make sure that the vacuum you use has high suction power and a good filter, so that it takes away the hairs instead of simply expelling them back into the air.

READ: These Are The Best Vacuums to Buy At Every Budget

Wooden furniture


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To rid your wooden home pieces of pet hair, take a microfiber cloth and some furniture polish or anti-static dusting spray, then wipe down the furniture. The spray or polish will make it easier for the pet hair to be dislodged from the furniture, and also make it less likely that the hair will re-stick.

HOW TO REMOVE PET HAIR FROM FLOORS

Carpet


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If your pets regularly walk around inside your home, it is possible that their hairs become lodged into your carpets. The easiest way to get rid of those hairs is by running your carpets with a vacuum. Again, make sure to use a vacuum that has a good filter and high suction power, and to go over the carpet twice and in alternate directions to take out the more stubborn hairs.

Another method you can do is by scraping a pumice stone along the surface of your carpet, which will cause the hair to gather right away, while also guaranteeing that your carpet is in good condition.

Non-carpeted floors


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If you don’t use carpets, you can rid your floor of pet hairs using a microfiber dry mop. If your floors are made of hardwood and you notice that there are cracks in there where pet hairs tend to get stuck, consider reapplying a fresh coat of sealant to close up the cracks and make cleaning less stressful in the future.

Source: Apartment Therapy

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