Depending on the type of pet you have, traveling with them in your car will leave behind a layer of hair. Pet hair attached to your vehicle’s seats and carpeting can be a significant nuisance, mainly because it usually ends up all over your clothes. There are many tricks to get rid of pet hair from your car, and we’ll be discussing a few of these here with you.
Tips And Tricks To Get Rid Of Pet Hair From Your Car
1. A rubber glove
To remove pet hair in your car, you must wear a rubber glove and dip your fingers in water to make them wet. Then you must rub the interior car surfaces in one direction. This will collect the hair in the form of large clumps that can easily be picked up or vacuumed. Alternatively, you can mist the upholstery lightly with water and sweep it with your gloved hands. The dog or cat hair should collect at your fingertips. You can also substitute a slightly damp sponge or washcloth for the glove.
2. Velcro curlers
Old school self-sticking hair curlers are great tools for picking up stray hairs. Simply use them like a lint brush and run them throughout the car to pick the hair up. Since they don’t contain any adhesives like lint brushes, they can be used repeatedly without losing their effectiveness. Simply pull the hair from the roller and keep brushing.
Balloons have a static quality that attracts hair, which makes this an exciting technique and one of the best ways to get dog hair out of cars. Just rub the balloon over the car’s target surface and watch the hair jump up from the upholstery and stick to the balloon. You can re-use the balloon once you have removed the dog hair, but unfortunately, it’s a bit challenging to remove the hair from the balloon. It’s probably easier to just inflate another.
4. Fabric softener
Fabric softener contains ingredients that loosen hair, making this one the best ways to get the stubborn strands out of your car seats and carpeting. Mix a few teaspoons of fabric softener with water in a spray bottle and lightly spray your upholstery. Wipe with a paper towel, let the upholstery dry, and vacuum any excess pet hair.
5. Duct Tape or Packing Tape
Removing dog hair is comfortable with any wide tape. But duct tape is the strongest. Simply roll the tape around your hand with the sticky side out until your hand is covered. Press it against the fabric and carpet to lift pet hair away.
6. A vacuum cleaner
Sometimes the right vacuum cleaner removes any pet hair you might have efficiently. If the regular hose or brush isn’t picking up all the hair, use a pet hair attachment or brush attachment with rubber bristles. These use the same concept as the balloon and rubber gloves – static electricity. If you simply need more power, try the heavy-duty vacuum at your local self-serve car wash.
7. Seat covers
The pet rider or seat cover keeps pet hair off your seats. It can be easily removed and washed, but be sure to remove excess hair before washing to keep it from clogging your washer or dryer.
Still can’t get rid of those pesky pet hairs from your car seats? Head on over to the Car Factory, where we clean up your vehicle, ensure that it is spick, span, and well-serviced after that long road trip with your pet. Book an appointment today by calling us at 786-406-6234 or visit our website.
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