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What’s the best way of getting dog hair off your carpet?

Does your dog shed a lot of hair? Are you finding it frustrating to get rid of the hair from your carpet? Does simple vacuuming not get rid of your pet hair?

Well, here are our top tips for you on how to keep on top of that pesky dog hair!

Remove dog hair from carpets – our tips:

Tip #1: Use rubber gloves! But make sure they’re wet. The friction will allow the hair to be picked up easily. This one’s a firm favourite amongst you dog lovers but it’s a lot of work.

Tip #2: Vacuum the carpet as thoroughly as possible. Then get a wet mop and gather all the hairs together. You can also use a cloth-covered broom to loosen any residual hair stuck in the fibres. Go over it again with a wet mop and vacuum. Repeat as necessary.

Tip #3: Got any balloons left over from a kid’s birthday party? Great! Use the balloon’s static electricity to pick up those stray dog hairs.

Tip #4: Use baking soda. Shake a very light layer of baking soda over your carpet. Leave it to settle for a little while and then vacuum as normal. This will make it smell fresh too.

If all of the above fails, or sounds like far too much effort, then it might be worth investing in a professional carpet clean. Even if you don’t have a dog or other pets, it is recommended that you have your carpets and rugs steam cleaned every 3-6 months as a normal vacuum cleaner will never clean deep into the fibres.

If this sounds like you, we may be able to help. Herts Carpet Cleaning are specialists in one-off cleans, including carpet, rug, upholstery and oven cleaning, and work with households across Hertfordshire and North London.

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