How to Remove Pet Hair From Carpet

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You love nothing more than to relax on the couch and pet your dog or cat. But that same pet hair that is soothing to the touch is frustrating to see covering your carpet. Vacuuming at least once a week will get most of the pet hair up, but sometimes you will need some extra tools to get the hairs out from between the carpet fibers. The following steps will help you remove pet hair from both your plush carpet and your low-pile carpet (such as an Oriental rug).

Things You'll Need

  • Squeegee or rubber broom
  • Rubber or latex gloves
  • Sticky roller lint brush
  • Pull your squeegee or rubber rake toward you on the carpet in short quick strokes, as if you are sweeping something into a pile. You will start to see piles of pet hair building up as you sweep.

  • Try a few different directions when sweeping plush carpeting to figure out which way the pet hair comes up best.

  • Pick up the swept-up piles of pet hair with your hands or with a vacuum.

  • Wearing rubber or latex gloves, drag your hands over the carpet surface to pick up any stray pet hairs.

  • Use a sticky roller lint brush as your final tool in pet hair removal to get the last stubborn pet hairs up.

Tips & Warnings

  • Brush or comb your pet regularly to help prevent pet hair from accumulating on your carpet.

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