More Tips to Combat Pet Hair

Are you still dealing with pet hair? As the seasons change so do the coats on your pets. Unfortunately, the hair can get annoying. You can only take so much of the fur ending up on your furniture and subsequently your clothes. Luckily for you, St Louis Cleaning Team specializes in residential house cleaning, so pet hair is something we’re familiar with.  We are back with a few more tips for dealing with all of the unwanted pet hair.

 You don’t need to own a special state of the art vacuum made for pets. When it comes to cleaning up dog or cat hair, I stick to the basics. From dryer sheets to window squeegees there are plenty of household items that are great at picking up all that pesky fur.

 

 

Use a blanket

I’m a huge fan of using blankets on my furniture.  It doesn’t get any easier than tossing a blanket on your couch to keep it free from pet fur.  I have a few blankets that I use on the couch where my dogs Mia, Milo and Max lounge on the couch. Throwing those in the wash once a week is so much easier than trying to keep the couch clean.

Dryer Sheets

Does your pet’s hair get everywhere? Do you find yourself having to pick off fur from your clothes every time you leave the house?  My favorite solution for picking up pet hair is pretty simple — uses a dryer sheet! Keep some dryer sheets on hand. — They work wonders for picking up pet hair on virtually anything. I use them on clothing, floor corners, and around all baseboards. I’ve found that using a slightly dampened dryer sheet works wonders.

Use a Damp Mop for Hardwood or Vinyl Floors

If you have hardwood floors you can use a damp mop (microfiber mop heads are our favorite) to pick up pet hair. .A damp mop acts like a magnet when it comes to picking up pet hair.  Be sure to use the proper hardwood floor cleaning product (many will need to be diluted per the label), and avoid leaving any standing pools of water on your floor.

Alternate Vacuum Directions to Pick Up More Pet Hair

When vacuuming, go over your carpet a few times in alternating directions to pick up and loosen any pet hair embedded in your carpet. Make sure to empty your vacuum often and don’t forget to check the filters – a clogged filter keeps your vacuum from running efficiently.  Keeping the brush roll on your vacuum clean is also essential for the best results.  A window squeegee also works wonders on carpets to loosen and gather pet hair.

Use a Humidifier

Using a humidifier is really nice in the winter for those of us in cold climates. They can also help with pet hair!  Humidifiers not only help keep your skin hydrated, they can also keep loose fur from clinging to surfaces  

These are just a few more tips to help you combat shedding, if you’ve found a way to fight against it that we didn’t mention let us know in the comments! We’re always trying to improve our ways. Give us a call today!  314-845-9393

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