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Dog hair---ehhh!

Posted by on May. 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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I know that this is not the typical post. But, I really need help. My vac. doesn't work that great and I have dog hair from my dogs all in my carpet. It has matted down my carpet and I have tried everything. Any ideas?

Edit: I am getting a small spray bottle and filling it with water and fabric softener this weekend. I cannot afford a new vacuum. I on paid about $30 for this one new and I knew that it wasn't the greatest.

I got a small scrubbing brush so that after it loosens the hair, I will try and brush it up with the brush, then, vacuum.

You ladies are the best! I will let you know how it goes.

Final Edit-The final results: You guys came up with such great ideas, I decided to try them all. I dampened a sponge mop and boy did that get a lot of hair up. Then that same day, I cleaned my vacuum inside and out. Then, I misted a little fabric softener/water all over the carpet. THE PET HAIR IS GONE!! Not to mention my carpet smells better and even looks better. I mist my carpet every day and vacuum once a day. My house is looking and smelling so much cleaner.

Thank you all Moms!

by on May. 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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lioness3e
by on May. 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

There are a couple ways. take a sponge mop and dampen it. Run this over the carpet and it should bring up the hair.

Or, you can take a bottle of water/fabric softener and mist the carpet. Don't spray to much, very lightly. Let it dry and then vacuum. The softener loosens the hairs and they'll remove more easily with vacuuming.

rocamom
by on May. 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Those are great ideas :)

Quoting lioness3e:

There are a couple ways. take a sponge mop and dampen it. Run this over the carpet and it should bring up the hair.

Or, you can take a bottle of water/fabric softener and mist the carpet. Don't spray to much, very lightly. Let it dry and then vacuum. The softener loosens the hairs and they will remover more easily with vacuuming.


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blondie805
by on May. 16, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I will try them ! thanks!

Quoting rocamom:

Those are great ideas :)

Quoting lioness3e:

There are a couple ways. take a sponge mop and dampen it. Run this over the carpet and it should bring up the hair.

Or, you can take a bottle of water/fabric softener and mist the carpet. Don't spray to much, very lightly. Let it dry and then vacuum. The softener loosens the hairs and they will remover more easily with vacuuming.



Bknotnobody
by on May. 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM
We got hardwood floors :-) that was my solution!
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blondie805
by on May. 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I wish....

Quoting Bknotnobody:

We got hardwood floors :-) that was my solution!


Bknotnobody
by on May. 16, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I can definitely relate to the wishing. :) It took us a year and a half to finally get them! :)

Quoting blondie805:

I wish....

Quoting Bknotnobody:

We got hardwood floors :-) that was my solution!



letstalk747
by on May. 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM

  good to know

Quoting lioness3e:

There are a couple ways. take a sponge mop and dampen it. Run this over the carpet and it should bring up the hair.

Or, you can take a bottle of water/fabric softener and mist the carpet. Don't spray to much, very lightly. Let it dry and then vacuum. The softener loosens the hairs and they'll remove more easily with vacuuming.


Linds2Horse
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2012 at 2:09 AM

You may need to replace your vacuum cleaner, but first try these cheaper fixes:

1) Change the belts that operate the vacuum brush. They are only a few dollars each

2) Take your brush to a vacuum repair shop and ask them to clean it. It takes only a few minutes, costs only a few dollars, but makes a huge difference

3) Change your vacuum bag (if a bagged system) and change your filters.

friend8622
by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

bump no ideas from me. sorry. 

nf1
by Nina on May. 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM
Thank you


Quoting lioness3e:

There are a couple ways. take a sponge mop and dampen it. Run this over the carpet and it should bring up the hair.

Or, you can take a bottle of water/fabric softener and mist the carpet. Don't spray to much, very lightly. Let it dry and then vacuum. The softener loosens the hairs and they'll remove more easily with vacuuming.


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