Pets are great, but they can make a mess of your vehicle’s interior. There is simply always pet hair and fur to contend with when your pet travels with you. In this post, we’re going to focus on ridding your vehicle’s carpet of that pesky fur and pet hair.
When you are removing pet hair, your results will depend on a number of factors: the amount of time you spend, the amount of pet hair, the kind of pet hair, and the tools you choose to use.
The key to removing fur or pet hair is loosening the strands from the carpet fibers. One simple place to start is wearing nitrite gloves and simply working your hands over the surface of the carpet. The pet hair will cling to the gloves and you will create piles of pet hair that can be quickly vacuumed up. Using gloves will remove the surface pet hair and show you where your real problem areas are going to be. If you are short on time, or the pet hair has not been embedded too deeply into the carpet fibers, you can use this method in conjunction with a vacuum for some quick results.
For most pet owners, a quick working of the carpet fibers with gloves will not achieve truly satisfactory results, though. For most vehicles and amounts and types of pet hairs, the glove method is just a starting point to remove surface level fur and pet hair.
Pet hair brushes have rubber bristles and a scraper-type edge to push up the pet hair. In order to bring up the pet hair from the carpet fibers to vacuum, you’ll want to work the brush across the carpet in short strokes, making piles of pet hair or fur as you go. From time to time, you will need remove any built-up pet hair from the brush; we recommend using your vacuum for maximum efficiency. You will also need to vacuum up your piles pet hair or fur from your vehicle’s carpet fiber using the crevice attachment. For best results, work the vehicle’s carpet in sections and different directions, and vacuum your piles as you go.
Your next option is the pet hair removal stone. The stone can be worked across your carpet’s surface to bring embedded pet hair to the surface. As with the brush, you’ll want to work in small sections, working the stone in different directions to make piles that can be easily vacuumed up with the crevice attachment. Be careful to avoid plastic and metal surfaces that are in and around the carpet in your vehicle, as pet removal stones can be abrasive.
Both the brush and the stone work to push the fur and pet hair up and out of the carpet and into one spot to vacuum up easily. The brush can be a little more time consuming, but the handle can make it easier to maneuver in tight spaces. Also, the stone can be abrasive to metal and plastic surfaces in your vehicle, whereas the rubber bristles of a brush will not harm those surfaces. For best results, both all these tools can be used in conjunction to remove pet hair from your carpet fibers as quickly as possible without damaging the other surfaces. Regardless of what option or options you choose, using these tools will remove more pet hair than attempting to achieve satisfactory results with a vacuum alone.
Ready to remove pet hair from your vehicle? We recommend these products:
- Pet Hair Remover Brush
- Speedy Stone