The Fight Against Pet Hair

Goodbye Pet Hair

Summer’s heating up and you may have noticed that your little pup or kitty cat is shedding more than usual. As the seasons change so do the coats on your fuzzy creatures. Unfortunately, the hair can get annoying. You can only take so much of Fido’s fur ending up on your furniture and subsequently your clothes. Luckily for you, Maid to Shine specializes in residential house cleaning, so fur and fuzz is something we’re familiar with.

 

Whisk Brush

One of our secret weapons when it comes to pet hair is a whisk brush. This durable tool has harder bristles than a regular broom making it easier for you to sweep away things that tend to stick to surfaces because of friction, static, etc. We usually run this over couches and chairs a couple of times in a quick pulling motion (back to front). The hair should fall to the ground and then you can vacuum or sweep it up from there.

 

Extra Sticky Lint Roller

If you’re wanting to veer away from working out your wrist too much then you can also go with the trusty lint roller to fight shedding. They make “extra sticky” which is perfect in fighting against shedding. The downfall of course is that this will eventually need to be replaced. However, something like this should last you a few months depending on how often you want to tackle the pet dander.

 

Roomba

This next advice requires a bit of an investment but we have someone here at Maid to Shine that swears it’s a life saver. A Roomba might just become your best friend especially if you’ve got multiple pets who like to take off their winter coats. Set it up and watch it go. The great thing about this is that you can put it to work and forget about it all day. With this, the fur won’t have time to take over the house.

 

Furminator

If you haven’t heard of the FURminator brush you’re missing out. The awesome thing about this is that it can help prevent shedding. Brush your animal with this a few times a week and you’ll be surprised by the difference it can make. You can also use this brush to pick up fur from carpets and rugs. It’s amazing how well it scraps it up and catches it. All you have to do afterwards is walk to a trash can and empty the pesky hair.

 

Water and Fabric Softner

Our last little cleaning tip can also help freshen up the smell of your cushions. Mix water and bit of fabric softener in a spray bottle and give the upholstered furniture a good spritz. Then take a cloth and wipe it up, it’s that easy! This is good if you don’t have a ton of hair to get rid of or need to do a quick pick up if guests are on the way.

 

These are just a few ideas 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. We want to continue to be the best residential cleaning service in the Colorado Springs, Monument, Manitou Springs, and Falcon area.

 

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4 comments on “The Fight Against Pet Hair

  1. I agree with you Mackenzie, it’s really annoying for me to clean my pet’s hair. Yes, summer’s heating up and I noticed my little puppy is shedding more than usual. One of the best ideas that helped me deal with my pet’s hair is a robot vacuum. It might be challenging to find the best robot vacuum without a high price tag, but it will actually make your life effortless too.

  2. Roomba is not just a vacuum cleaner but a super robotic vacuum cleaner that is able to clean floors under furniture and may increase up to ten times its air suction pressure according to needs. Now, do clean your home entirely automatically by iRobot Home App and then do whatever you want over the app including start, stop and scheduling. And its 3 stage cleaning is enough to satisfy us about floor cleaning all the time. Just think your guests are coming and you have no time to clean home floor that is full of pet shedding and debris. How will you feel when you set Roomba on auto clean mode and all your work divides? Yet there are alos some other products but Samsug Powerbot is a strong competitor. It has many different features including automatic adustment of air suction and having straight front bumper to clean floors near walls.

  3. Try brushing when giving your cat a desired treat. I had to resort to that with our longer haired lady. She HATED it at first, but when paired with a yummy treat, she tolerated it in increased increments over time. I tell her it’s time for ‘Beauty Shop’ and what a pretty girl she is as I comb her. I decided that getting a little fur every day or so is better than none at all.

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