American families provide loving homes to over 79 million cats and dogs with the majority of these pets spending 90% of their time inside. Without a doubt, America is a country that loves its animals but for many families its more than owning a cat or dog it also includes ownership of other domesticated pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and mice. Regardless of the type of pet you own, there is one thing that you have in common with other pet owners and that is an overabundance of hair and dander. As much as you love your animals, you probably hate the sight of hair left on your soft furnishings along with the frustration of constantly trying to keep it picked up. According to the knowledgeable experts at Ameribest Carpet Cleaning, there are a few things that you can do at home to remove pet hair and dander from your furniture between professional cleanings.
Owning a pet means sharing your belongings and that includes your couches, loveseats, sectionals, chairs, and ottomans. There is nothing better than settling in for the evening to watch TV or read a good book with your fluffy companion by your side. Unfortunately this also means sharing your furniture with dog and cat hair especially during the summer months. Ameribest Carpet Cleaning share a few tips for removing pet hair from upholstered furniture.
Window Squeegee: The humble window squeegee is one of the most versatile tools when it comes to removing pet hair from your upholstery. Use it on your furnishings in the same manner that you would your windows. Not only does it pull the hair loose from all types of fabric, it will force the hair together into a single area making it easier to remove by hand or with your vacuum cleaning. The same premise will work on carpet or rugs that have a thick pile.
Rubber Glove: Rubber gloves do more than just protect your hands when cleaning with harsh chemicals just remember to set aside a brand new pair to remove pet hair when using them to collect pet hair from all types of upholstery. All you need do is rub your gloved hand over the pet hair to pull into easy to remove strands. Finish with a good vacuum for an easy and stress free clean up.
Fabric Softener Sheet: A fabric softener sheet is another resourceful way to remove dog hair that is sitting on the surface of your upholstery. If the hair is embedded deep into the fibers, nix the fabric softener sheet and go directly to the window squeegee or rubber glove.
While it is possible to own pets and keep the furnishings within your home spic and span, it will require a little elbow grease on your part. Some other tools that work well include a DIY tape roller which you can make at home with a paint roller and duct tape that is placed on the roller sticky side out. To learn more about pet hair removal and professional carpet and upholstery cleaning services contact the knowledgeable experts at Ameribest Carpet Cleaning today.