We love our furry friends, whether you’ve just purchased one or adopted from the pet shelter, we can agree that it brings joy like no other. But at the end of the day, even we know how much of a nightmare pet hair removal can be, when it comes to your carpet, home and car. Whichever the occasion, removing pet hair is anything but easy and less to say, very stubborn to the point that it is resistant against the vacuum and any pet hair remover. And the saliva, aka slobber, and paw prints on your seats, window tints and doors, well, this can be left for another article. For now, here are some top tips on how you can reveal a nice car interior using 6 possible pet hair remover items that can be found in the comfort of your own home. Time to put your thinking cap on and pull up your sleeves!
1. Sticky Lint Roller
A sticky lint roller will do what it does best, pick up loose fabrics and effectively pet fur. Great for using in the car boot and other flat surfaces due to its rolling mechanics. However, for other hard to reach areas and tight crevices, you may opt for another technique where the roller simply can’t fit.
2. Sticky Tape
Using sticky tape or duct tape may be an even better option than the above as it can be a rather cheaper alternative. Although in wrapping your hand in tape may not offer the same ease of use than using a roller, it does have limitations.
3. Pet Hair Stone
Quite hard to source in Australia but have been popular in overseas for removing pet fur through a sweeping motion and its porous surface. Due to the coarse texture, it may be ideal to apply a dilution of fabric softener and water on to the affected surface to lessen the friction between stone and fabric.
4. Soft Bristle Brush
A soft bristle brush or a wired brush can be used depending on how etched in the loose fur is into the fabric. Either way, a brush is always a great way to agitate the surface to loosen the hairs from the fabric to then be sucked by your vacuum cleaner. Like the above, fabric softener may be worth using for the same reasons. If you own a luxury car that is near brand new, you may have had ceramic coating interior protection installed. If this is the case, best that you avoid this abrasive technique as it can aggressively increase wear and tear on your protection.
5. Rubber Gloves
Wait, what? Yes, you read right. Rubber gloves are great as a pet hair remover. Due to its rubber texture, the gloves develop static friction when it makes continuous passes with the carpet and it creates a magnetic-like attraction between fur and gloves. You will notice that it at times works as the best pet hair remover out of all the above. Chances are, you will have a set of rubber gloves lying around somewhere in the house. Be sure to give this one a go.
6. Vacuum with Brush Head Attachment
Just as we mentioned earlier with the brush, if you have a vacuum with a brush head attachment you can quicken the process with a 2 in 1, loosen hair and suck it up motion. Limitation is that you reduce the suction area to the size of the brush attachment, which isn’t all that big.
Tip: If you are going to vacuum an interior that is heavily coated with pet fur, it is always a good idea to brush the interior with a strong brush, eg. wire brush. This will dislodged majority of the pet hair from the fabric, making the vacuuming process a little easier. It is always a good idea to invest in a strong vacuum cleaner with strong suction power, although not entirely indicative, the number of watts can be one way of determining the strength of a vacuum cleaner. Alternatively, you could search a range of vacuum cleaners that are made specifically for pet fur.
If vacuuming, brushing, scrubbing, taping or whatever it may be, not your thing, then you can always book with Schmicko. No need to search ‘car cleaning interior near me’, chances are, if you are in Sydney we can service at your location no problem. Book your own designated Car Wash Professional to meet you at your home or office at a time that best suits you and they will get vacuuming/brushing/scrubbing right away. Let Schmicko be your preferred interior car cleaning service professional. We service pretty much all of Sydney, this includes some of our major suburbs such as Parramatta – Hills District – The Shire – Hornsby – Blacktown – Liverpool and so on.
January 3, 2019
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6 Household Items To Remove Pet Fur