carpet cleaning tips from Carpet One

How to Remove Hair from Carpet

Homes with shedding pets and long-haired residents accumulate loose hairs every day. Carpet fibers are notorious for trapping these hairs, making the vacuum an ineffective tool in picking it up. We recommend the following steps for cleaning carpet of hair once and for all. 

Fabric Softener Method

  1. Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and several drops of fabric softener. 
  2. Working in small areas. Mist the carpet until it is damp. 
  3. Brush the carpet with a stiff brush or long handled scrub broom, such as those used to clean decks.
  4. Allow the carpet to dry.
  5. Vacuum thoroughly. 

Because removing pet hair from carpets is such a difficult problem to solve here are a few additional tips from the pros. 

  • Use a vacuum with a brush roller. This essential to keeping your carpet hair-free.
  • To keep your vacuum cleaner running efficiently, clean the beater bar and roller brush after each use. 
  • Vacuum daily to stay on top of the situation.
  • In between the deep carpet cleaning, baking soda can be sprinkled on the carpet and vacuumed up to freshen carpet and loosen hair for easier carpet cleaning.  
  • Brush and groom your pets regularly as loose hair can be removed in a controlled area versus being allowed to shed throughout the home. 
  • Change the air filter in your home regularly. 
  • If all else fails, try going over the problem areas with a window squeegee. This is the most labor-intensive solution, however, it gets an A+ for effectiveness. 
  • Having a professional cleaner steam clean your rugs and carpets regularly is a terrific option for a fresh start.

Removing hair from carpet is a frustrating problem for more than 70% of all pet owners. While there is no magic solution, there are ways to manage the situation and keep your carpets looking and feeling cleaner.