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How To Clean After Pets

 Pet Hair problems? Some simple steps for cleaning up after furbabies 

Pet hair has to be one of the most difficult things to clean up around your home.  Cat or dog they are our fur-babies but the hair and fluff created by them creates a big dusty mess. As professional cleaners, we have many years of experience in dealing with pet hair and if it gets you down we are here to help. Here are a few tips to help you get rid of the pet hair in your house.

  1. It sounds simple, simply vacuum – vacuum absolutely everything. From the couch to the drapes, vacuum everything. Remove the couch cushions and vacuum in all the crevices and cracks before vacuuming the cushions themselves. Naturally, you will also vacuum the drapes and any other soft furnishings in the room.

  2. With regard to the carpets, try using a good wide rubber squeegee. Gently push or pull the squeegee across the carpets and you will be amazed at how much hair comes up and can then be vacuumed.

  3. There are some pets that have a barbed hair that burrows deep into the fibers of couches, cushions and your carpet. This hair can be a bit tricky as the barbs are difficult to remove directly. Here are a couple of ideas that may help with this problem:

    • Grab a pair of rubber gloves and dampen them with water then run the glove lightly over the furniture the hair should stick to the glove and can be rinsed off, a wet sponge may also be used.

    • Mix together a tablespoon of your liquid fabric softener with 3 cups of water and add to a spray bottle. Lightly spray the upholstery and wipe off.

    • To clean hair from your carpet you could try the pumice stone technique. Simply run a pumice stone over the carpet and the hair will gather up and can be removed.

    • When vacuuming alternate the directions of the vacuum to loosen the stubborn hairs.

    • Use dryer sheets to wipe the surfaces of your upholstered furniture, the hair gets attracted to the sheet and can be gathered up and removed.

    • As they say, duct tape can be used for most everything. Wrap duct tape around you hand with the adhesive side out and pat over your upholstery. Alternatively, simply place strips of tape onto the furniture and tear them off gathering the hair as you go. The duct tape strips can be used until full with hair and then discarded.

Any tips you would like to share with our readers? If you need professional house cleaning please contact Stewandy Cleaners Inc at (647) 992-1756 for a free quote.

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