A majority of households own at least one pet, mainly because animals at times offer better company than human beings! Among pet owners, most own furry pets, and this is where the challenges begin. Being furry, these pets shed a lot of hair, and since most are allowed free roam, we most of the time find our homes in need of a cleaning particularly geared towards the removal of pet hair.
As much as we would not want it to be so, pet hairs are an actual health hazard, posing a threat of triggering allergies and creating an uncomfortable environment inside our homes, especially once combined with dust. Most of the times, the accumulation of fallen pet hair happens to be in areas that are difficult to reach or areas that we may not have an easy time realizing build-up, such as carpeted floors. Some of us might have tried ridding their homes of this headache, in vain. To assist you to remove pet hairs effectively from your carpet, here are a few tips.
Make use of a vacuum cleaner
Employing the convenience provided by a vacuum cleaner specifically designed for cleaning carpeted areas will assure you of the effective removal of pet hair, especially from the carpeted areas. These vacuum cleaners employ their suction power to dislodge pet hairs from carpet threading and also dispose the sucked hairs into integrated dustbins. They additionally suck in other dirt particles, such as spilled food and dust.
Categories of vacuum cleaners
To successfully pick a vacuum cleaner that is effective in cleaning pet hair, you will need to know and understand all available types. Vacuum cleaners are currently available in two distinctive categories which are, corded and cordless vacuum cleaners. A corded vacuum cleaner will have to be plugged into an electric outlet every single time you need to use it while a cordless one features a charging platform plus rechargeable batteries and works without plugging it into a power socket.
Among the cordless types, you will find the portable, which are typically handheld, and robotic, which operate automatically once activated. For those with limited availability of time for household chores, the robotic vacuums specially formulated for the cleaning of pet hair would be a suitable fit, while for the hard to reach areas, including stairways, the cordless vacuum would make a perfect fit. While the robotic vacuums will automatically recharge as soon as the battery runs low, you will have to manually ensure the cordless vacuum is adequately charged before you can start vacuuming.
When cleaning your carpet, consistently and gently move the vacuum’s nozzle on the carpet from one end to the other and back in repeated patterns, to ensure you do not skip any areas. Should you discover that suction power is lower than it was initially, it might be an indication of a full dust cup or alternatively, low available power. You will need to make use of the manufactures instructions included in your manual to safely empty the dust cup or replace the bag, depending on the model of vacuum you are using.
Sprinkling a little baking soda over your carpeted surfaces before you commence vacuum cleaning goes a long way towards loosening pet hair from the carpet fibers, which leads to a more efficient removal of pet hair from your carpet. Additionally, as a deodorizer, baking soda ensures general riddance of unwanted odors from your carpet. Delicately scraping a pumice stone along the surface of your carpet will also assist you in getting hold of pet hairs that might have stayed concealed between the carpet threading. An alternative device for cleaning pet hair from carpets is the fumigator, which must be applied in a delicate manner to avoid any ensuing damages to your rug or carpet threading.
In case you do not possess a Vacuum cleaner;
Some of us still do not own a vacuum cleaner, in which case, the effective removal of pet hair from your carpets might prove a little bit more challenging, although using a rubber broom would be the most effective manner in this scenario. Some carpet materials, such as wool, are quite difficult to clean using a rubber brush, plus this is a strenuous and time consuming technique, seeing that you will have to work in virtually every inch of the carpet. Should you be nonetheless up to this physical exertion, the use of rubber gloves is an alternative, since, once you dampen the rubber gloves a little bit, and rub against your carpet in small circular motions, the pet hairs in you carpet fibers will stick to the glove. This technique is more suitable for door rugs and carpets that are not colossal and can easy be moved outside for cleaning. Rolling a sticky roller on the surface of a carpet results in the sticking of pet hair on the roller, hence off the carpet, but regrettably, most of the sticky rollers available are not re-usable.
All in all, pet hair vacuum cleaners remain the most effective ways to rid your carpet of pet hair.