How to Get Hair Out from Carpet?

In any home where there are carpets and pets or residents with longer hair, there likely is a problem with human and pet hair getting stuck in the fibers of the carpets or rugs.

This can make the cleaning and maintenance of the carpet tedious and frustrating because hairs can get trapped and hard to remove from most types of carpeting.

Here are some simple tips that will help you get rid of the hairs from your carpet without special machinery and the need for professional cleaners.

You will need the following tools and materials:

  • An empty spray bottle
  • A fabric softener of your choice (this will prevent the hair from sticking to the carpet)
  • A squeegee or a long-handled brush with stiff bristles
  • A vacuum cleaner

How to remove hair out of carpet – a step by step guide

  1. Fill the spray bottle with clean water and add a few drops of your preferred fabric softener to it
  2. Mist the carpet gently in order to dampen and clump any hairs together
  3. Use the brush or squeegee to scrape the clumped hair off
  4. Using a brush or broom with a handle will make the task easier for you
  5. Do this in high traffic areas and in the spots where your pet enjoys resting
  6. Pick the clumps up and throw them away
  7. Let the carpet dry by opening the windows or turning on the ventilation or heating
  8. Proceed to vacuum the carpet using the brush roller in order to collect any remaining loosened hairs and all other debris and dust
  9. Make sure you check the brush roller periodically during the vacuuming and remove any hairs which have become stuck and twisted around it

Tips on keeping your carpet clean from human or pet hair

In order to prevent the buildup of unsightly hairs on your beautiful carpet, rug, or mat, make sure that you do the following:

  • Vacuum daily, especially during shedding seasons, and pass through heavy traffic areas and the areas where your pets spend the most time several times
  • Clean the brush roller of your vacuum cleaner thorough after every use
  • Brush and groom your dog or other pets regularly outside of the house or in an area without carpeting
  • Change the air filters in your home on a regular basis
  • Steam clean or deep clean the carpets and rugs as recommended by their manufacturers
  • You can use a dog grooming brush, a rubber broom, squeegee, or a dedicated carpet rake to remove the hairs

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