Having a dog as part of the family is one of life’s best experiences, but the dog hair that comes along with it can make it difficult to keep a tidy home.
Most dog breeds shed hair; it’s just part of the package when it comes to dog ownership. And though it’s impossible to keep your home free from any lingering dog hair at all times, we’ll show you how to get rid of dog hair effectively.
How to Get Rid of Dog Hair in Your Carpets
Your carpets are probably one of the places that puppy hair likes to cling to the most. Their hairs get embedded in the carpet and can be tricky to vacuum up. To really do a thorough job, try dampening the floor first by spraying the surface with some water in a spray bottle. This will help make the hairs easier to pick up.
After you’ve dampened the surface of the floor, use a rubber broom to pull all the dog hair into one big pile. Many dog owners claim that rubber brooms are the best broom for dog hair because they work on all surfaces and don’t get clogged the way a vacuum does.
Though the rubber broom will do a pretty good job of cleaning all the hair off the carpet, you can follow up this step with the vacuum to ensure an extra clean floor.
Clean Upholstered Furniture Like a Pro
Certain types of furniture act like a magnet for dog hair, particularly fabric covered chairs and sofas. One of the easiest ways to remove pet hair from upholstered furniture is to use rubber gloves to wipe down the surface. Simply pop the gloves on and stroke your cushions from one side to the next to pick up stray hairs.
Dryer sheets and damp sponges will also do the trick and most people find that they have at least one of these items laying around the house. Use the dryer sheet or damp sponge in the same wiping motion to remove hairs from the surface of any upholstered furniture.
Dryer sheets are also really handy when it comes to removing hair from your clothing before you leave the house. Try dampening the dryer sheet to make it extra effective.
Tape Can Come in Handy
A roll of inexpensive tape (think duct tape or packing tape) can do wonders when it comes to removing pesky dog hair from furniture, drapes and clothing. You may want to keep some in a couple drawers in your home so they are easily accessible. This way you can whip the tape out and quickly remove dog hair before a guest arrives when you don’t have time to pull out the vacuum for a more thorough cleaning.
Keep Your Dog Well Groomed
Of course one of the very best ways to keep dog hair out of your home is by keeping your dog well groomed. Dogs that are regularly bathed, brushed and trimmed are less likely to shed massive amounts of hair.
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If you’re wondering how to get rid of dog hair, start by bringing your dog to us for a professional grooming service. We’ll treat your dog to the very best so you can enjoy a cleaner home and a happier dog. Contact us today to set up an appointment for your best friend.