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Pet Hair: How to Get Rid of It

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Liv Avenida is pet-friendly, which is great news to many apartment hunters and pet owners! However, cleaning up after your furry friend can be a frustrating and difficult task. Don’t fret, though! In today’s blog post, we are featuring some helpful tips for removing pet hair from every type of surface.

Upholstery and Fabric

Use dampened rubber gloves and run your hands along the surface to attract the hair. Rinse off the gloves when covered in hair and repeat the process as needed. You can also use a squeegee for upholstery, especially in your car.

Another option is to spray a mixture of water and fabric softener on your upholstered furniture and then wipe off with a rag or paper towel. 

Wooden Furniture

To remove pet hair from wooden furniture, use a soft cloth and furniture polish or an anti-static dusting spray. The anti-static dusting spray will cancel out the electric charge and make it less likely for the hair to keep sticking to the wood.

Carpet

To remove pet hair from carpet, scrape a pumice stone gently on the surface. Certain fur removal tools used to brush your dog can also be used to remove hair from carpet without scratching or snagging the carpet.

When vacuuming, go over areas with pet hair twice and alternate the direction to loosen stubborn pet hair.

Hardwood, Laminate, or Tile Floors

Use an electrostatic or microfiber dry mop for these surfaces. Vacuums tend to just end up blowing the hair around. 

Clothes

Use a lint roller when you need to quickly remove pet hair before going out somewhere. Sweep the lint roller over your clothes, tearing off the used sheets and replacing them when needed with a clean, sticky sheet.

For larger quantities of pet hair, toss a load of clothes into the dryer with a dryer sheet for 10 mins. The spinning and softener loosen up the hair which then ends up in the lint trap. Adding liquid water softener to the washer also helps remove tough stuck-on hair.

Pets

Remove loose hair from your pet by using a grooming tool or brush. Grooming them regularly will cut down tremendously on the amount of shedding and loose hair you find in your apartment. Bathing your dog is another great way to get rid of loose hair, but don’t bathe your dog too often or you might dry out their sensitive skin.

We hope this article was helpful and gave you some new ideas to try! Thanks for being a part of our Chandler, AZ apartment community!