How to remove pet hair from carpet and upholstery

If you have a dog or a cat living inside the house, you have noticed that pet hair can be everywhere – on your clothes, furniture, carpets, floors, and more. This is sometimes frustrating when you have to deal with the mess left behind by your beloved animal.

Although cleaning after your pet seems annoying, it is a job that has to be done to ensure a healthier environment for you and your family.

Here are a few tips on how to get rid of the fur and preserve sanity.

If your vacuum attachments do not do the trick of removing pet hair from upholstery and fabric, it is easy to do with lightly dampened rubber gloves, rubber flip flop sandals or a wet sponge. Run your hand over the surface using one of those and let humidity attract hair. Rinse off and repeat as needed.

Another method you could try is spraying a mix of water and fabric softener onto the upholstered furniture, and then wiping off.

If vacuuming can’t handle with stubborn hairs on your carpets, scrape a pumice stone along the surface to gather up any hair. This method won’t damage your carpet.

For removing pet hair from laminate, hardwood or other bare floors, use an electrostatic or microfiber dry mop.

And for your wood chairs or tables use anti-static dusting spray to make removal easier.


Reduce the amount of pet hair by washing your pets regularly and brushing them at least two times a week.

Try not to allow your pets to jump on the furniture.

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