Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cleaning Dog Hair Off Of Carpet

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We had the little babe's blessing this past week and of course that meant a lot of cleaning. More cleaning than I ever wanted to do lol. I guess it was a good thing though. I didn't realize how nasty some corners of my house got. Plus it got us going on the yard which was much needed :)

The only thing I want to change about my house (besides getting more closets) is getting hardwood. Anyone with dogs that shed will understand this. The amount of hair Max sheds could create another dog every week. It's insane. So, of course, I feel really really bad when people come over and get hair all over themselves. It's inevitable but I think for the most part family and friends have figured that out. So that's good. But still. It would be nice to get all the dog hair up instead of just seemingly pushing it further and further down into the carpet. I figure with hardwood floors, it would be so much easier to clean up :)

I figured out the best way to get hair off of a couch in this post. So, what's the best way to get it off of carpet? Believe me, vacuuming only does like 10% of the work. Maybe I need a new vacuum??? It picks up practically everything else, so I'm not sure. Anyway. I needed a lot more of this hair picked up than what the vacuum does. I found a good little idea on Pinterest and decided to try it.

I took an old squeegee that I bought forever ago and never used for anything. Not that that matters, but at least it came into good use :) I forgot I even had it lol. Then I started squeegeeing the carpet. Yup. Weird? Yes. But did it work?
Remove Dog Hair From Carpet
 You tell me! I did this after I vacuumed. And this was just a 10 inch radius area. Crazy huh??
Remove Dog Hair From Carpet
Disgusting too lol. I'm not sure about doing the whole house like this cuz that would just take forever, but doing the main areas of the house was totally doable. Maybe I should have kept all the hair and created another dog?? just kidding lol. Even though this worked, I still want hardwood floors though :)   Any other tips for getting dog hair off of stuff??

30 comments:

  1. I think you can get industrial sized squeegies with a long handle? Worth a google........

    (Sorry about the "anonymous" - I forgot my google acct ID...:)

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  2. That's super awesome and a little bit gross. It makes me wonder what my carpet is hiding.

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  3. some vacuums are now advertising that they are for people with pets. I haven't tried one, but might have to after the one I have goes out.

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    1. Read the reviews on these before you buy. Some were just not at all impressive when i read them.

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  4. Just wait until you tear that old carpet out, then you'll know what real disgust is! Judging from what was under the carpet we replaced when we bought this house, the previous owners must have brought in several truckloads of sand. Maybe they wanted a sand pit in the living room? I was so glad that the baby wasn't old enough to crawl yet.

    Now it's hardwood all the way! You'll be so glad that you did it.

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  5. The pet vacuums dont do any more than regular vacuums. fyi. i have one.. i have hardwood floors and they are definatly easier to clean.. but hair tumble weeds (as i call them) form very quickly.. A trick i learned with my large area rugs was to sweep the carpet. Use a broom with firm brissels tho. It works amazing! sweep it.. u really have to put ur back into it.. but it is totally worth it. just sweep them vacuum up the mess. u will be suprised at how much u will get up :) good luck!

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    1. I have also used my broom on the carpet to scrape up pet hair : )

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  6. They make these rubber brush/broom things to get pet hair out of carpets and upholstery.
    http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Buddies-PB5579-FurBeGone-Broom/dp/B0032GEHAS/ref=pd_sim_hg_5
    http://www.amazon.com/Evriholder-SW-250i-FR-Everholder-FURemover-Broom/dp/B000EFDOOA/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_5
    They work very well, I have a cat with both black and white fur so his hair shows on everything! I call him my equal opportunity shedder.

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    1. Love the cat's title! ;-)

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  7. My dog is still mad at us for giving away his couch! We bought a whole leather set and every once in a while he'll lay his head on it, sigh and return to his big puffy bed I made from 4 inch cushions and then made a cover out of his favorite blankie! Now I only have to vacuum, shake and wash. He loves to stretch out his 12 year old bones on it. Even on the hardwood floors there is hair (he's part lab part boxer) but he takes pills for the shedding and surprise! they work.....or at least a lot less than without the pills! I always liked carpets but my husband's allergies and what lays in the carpets don't allow it. I made some rugs here and there for toesies to be toasty in the winter...summer I remove them...I use a squeegee for my cat who stays downstairs and has long black fur...he loves the rubber brush and then wants the squeegee!

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  8. First time to your site. Must say I love it : )
    Anywho, I bought an actual pet squeegie from Bed Bath & Beyond. It was $10 bucks but I use it on my stairs for our cat and dog hair. It is DISGUSTING what it actually can squeege up! (even a word?) But it's amazing how much better everything looks after using it. It's an arm work out for SURE!! : )

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  9. I can recommend something that will help with the pet hair problem. We used to have two German Shepherds (Shepherds shed A LOT, and all year long) and a cat, so I was constantly fighting to keep one step ahead of the pet hair in my house. (Sadly, the Shepherds have both passed and we're just left with the cat now.)

    A few years ago, my daughter, who was working as a vet tech, told me about a de-shedding
    tool/brush called the "FURminator" that reduces the amount of shedding by pulling out all the fine undercoat that most pet brushes leave behind. Apparently, it is the undercoat that is the source of excessive shedding.

    When I looked at the FURminator in the pet store, I almost choked. The medium size was around $50.00! I was very skeptical and did not believe any pet brush was worth that amount of money so I didn't immediately buy it. (Check sites like Amazon and eBay for discounted prices. I ended up buying a new one, in a sealed package, for $22.00 on eBay.)

    Once I tried it... Oh! My! Gosh! Let me assure you, this is no ordinary "dog brush"! I was absolutely amazed at the amount of baby fine undercoat this brush pulled out of my dogs...and even the cat. Believe me, the photos you see on the website of animals surrounded by a big pile of hair after being combed with the FURminator are NOT exaggerated or contrived. It is no sales gimmick. It really is possible to remove that much hair/undercoat with this tool. Needless to say, I immediately noticed a huge decrease in the amount of pet hair that was accumulating on my carpet and floors. And once you get all that fine undercoat out, you don't have to brush your pet as often.

    I do highly recommend you use this tool outdoors or in an area that is easy to vacuum though. The undercoat hair it removes is so baby fine, it is difficult to control and contain. It has a tendency to float and fly around everywhere and I'm sure you don't want it landing on every horizontal surface inside your house. Here's the FURminator website if you would like to read more about this amazing de-shedding tool.

    http://www.furminator.com/What-is-Furminato...

    By the way, I don't work for the company that makes the FURminator, nor do I get any compensation for recommending it. I just think it's an awesome product and I'm sorry I didn't buy one sooner!

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  10. Sorry, that Furminator link I gave above doesn't work. Try this one:

    http://www.furminator.com/pet-deshedding-solutions-tools/dog-grooming-deshedding-tools.aspx

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  11. Hey! Great ideas! For another great way to clean up pet hair, what do you think about the next-generation renewable brushes, like the ones we've seen here: www.secretkidcleanup.com

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  12. My friend's mom knit her a dog-hair blanket. You will either think that is pretty cool or completely disgusting. But now it's out there. :)

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  13. If you are tired of pet hairs all over your place I strongly recommend you to buy yourself the bObsweep PetHair robotic vacuum cleaner. Since I bought it there are no pet hairs, no dirtiness at all! You can read the review of the bObsweep at http://www.budgetearth.com/bobsweep-pet-hair-review/ and convince yourself what this machine is capable of.

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  14. I use my tennis shoe on my furniture the rubber sole wipes up the hair into a ball and I can pick it right up.

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  15. Where could I get a good squeegee for removing dog hair? I really want to try that out. My dog sheds like no other dog I have ever seen. As you said, simply vacuuming is not doing the trick. Maybe this will help me out. I see that it has helped you, if only a little bit. http://www.chem-dry.net/hillcity.va

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  16. This is just like at my house. I've got a chocolate lab that loves to sleep on the throw rug by the fireplace. I don't blame him because it is sort of comfortable. However, he has left so many little hair particles on that rug, I am not sure if it will ever get clean.
    http://www.adelaidesteam.com.au/services/rug-and-mat-cleaning

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  17. This is just like at my house. I've got a chocolate lab that loves to sleep on the throw rug by the fireplace. I don't blame him because it is sort of comfortable. However, he has left so many little hair particles on that rug, I am not sure if it will ever get clean.
    http://www.adelaidesteam.com.au/services/rug-and-mat-cleaning

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  18. Using vacuum for pet hair on carpet helps me to keep my home neat and tidy. It also makes the place safe and hygienic for the tiny kids.

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  19. I'd love to know how to groom my dog's hair well enough, so that he won't leave it on my couch. He is short-haired and I assumed that this would alleviate shedding of hair throughout my house. No matter the length of hair, he still sheds like crazy.
    http://www.belmontavevet.com.au/Services/ClippingGrooming/tabid/27336/Default.aspx

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  20. Modern-day industry provides an immense variety of various cleaners including vacuums regarding doing away with family pet curly hair. They will change with respect to their characteristics, extra cleaning attachments, condition elements, powerfulness and lastly cost. The option involving acceptable vacuum depends upon anyone, on your requires as well as on how much cash you will definitely lay out for this acquire. click here to know more about your dog best vacuum http://dogsaholic.com/lifestyle/best-vacuum-for-dog-hair.html

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  21. For carpet,rub a pumice stone gently along the surface.Any hair will assemble up (in addition to your carpet won't experience the ill effects of unpleasant,dry skin this winter).I've likewise utilized a FURminator on my rugs,which,when utilized lightly,scrapes up the hair,however doesn't harm the carpet.

    ~Linda Smith.

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  22. I have a dog whose hair falls on my carpet a lot. This is really a big help for me. Thanks!

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  23. I use my tennis shoe on my furniture the rubber sole wipes up the hair into a ball and I can pick it right up.

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  25. Dog hair remove from carpet is most important for a house where live dog. Cleaning tips to remove dog hair is helpful for a lot of people. Thanks for sharing awesome writing.

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