Controlling and Maintaining Pet Shedding
It becomes apparent when living with a pet that hair seems to infiltrate every inch of your home. Here are some ideas on how to remove pet hair from various surfaces, while maintaining as little hair accumulation as possible.
Try weighing down pet hair with water. Lightly moisten a sponge, or piece of cloth and wipe down any areas that are covered in hair. The moistened hair will ball up and stick to itself, resulting in easier hair removal.
Using a latex or rubber based glove, wipe surfaces that are covered with pet hair. The hair will become stuck to the rubber on the glove. This also works with rubber coated gardening gloves, or typical rubber cleaning gloves. Dampening the gloves also increases the effectiveness of this method. For hair removal on floors, try a rubber bristle push broom.
Prevent pet hair from covering your furniture by using preventative methods. Concentrate on where you don’t want pet hair to build up, and then consider isolating that area from your pets. Help facilitate the protection of your furniture by incorporating a cloth cover which is easy to remove and wash.
Frequently washing, brushing and grooming pets will help remove hair that will inevitably fall off and collect around the house. Make it a habit to vacuum carpets and furniture on a regular basis to prevent the build-up of pet hair. Also, lay down easy to clean washable rugs where pets are most active.