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Easy Way to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet

By: Joe Truini
Window squeegee and dog on carpet.

The rubber blade on a window squeegee removes pet hair from carpet.

Pet hair from dogs and cats can become embedded in carpet and is hard to remove even by vacuuming. To remove pet hair from carpeting, attach an old mop handle to a window squeegee, and use the rubber blade to rake up the pet hair.

Once most of the pet hair has been removed, vacuum the carpet thoroughly to get the rest. Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini: My friend Blackie here is a sweetie pie, but she tends to leave black fur all over the rug. In this case I even vacuumed the rug, but you still can’t get up all the fur, because it gets stuck down in the fibers.

So I found one way to get up the fibers is with a squeegee. This is just a common window squeegee that I attached to an old mop handle. And it has a sponge on one side, but the other side, it has a really firm, rigid rubber squeegee.

And I found that if you rake that across the carpet—excuse me there, Blackie. You can see after just a few strokes—look at that, little pieces of Blackie coming up here—there you go.

And what you can do is, and it goes pretty quickly. You can get squeegees wider than this, this is only eight inches wide. You can get a wider one if you have a larger room. And you see it just pulls the fur right out of the deep fibers of the carpet.

Once they’re pulled up, once you get them all raked up like that, you just lift them up and toss them out or maybe then come back with a vacuum and get the rest.



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