Austin is a big pet town, so we figured we would throw together a list of our best pet hair removal techniques and tools:
Pet hair removal broom
Your #1 option for pet hair removal is, unsurprisingly, one of those pet hair broom with the rubber bristles.
At the end of the day, this is one of the most efficient ways to remove hair from your home. It works especially well on carpeted floors and soft furniture.
One word of caution: many of these are made with aluminum telescoping handles that can break if you apply too much pressure. It’s very easy to start scrubbing the carpet over-enthusiastically.
Brush your dog/cat regularly
The next best thing you to do to get rid of pet hair is stop it from spreading in the first place!
Cats and dogs shed their winter coats during the late spring and early summer months. It’s especially important during this time to brush them every day, or they will cover your home in so much fur you could reconstitute a second dog.
Regular brushing will prevent a lot of the hair from building up around your home. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
A high quality vacuum with a few different extensions is usually the tool preferred by professional services.
Nothing cleans quite like a commercial strength vacuum cleaner – they can suck up virtually 100% of the hair in your carpets.
Use the various extensions to get into the crevices of your couch!
For quick-fixes and precision cleaning, lint rollers are the best. They are also useful for clothes.
While a lint roller with never be your primary pet hair cleaning tool, it is still a must have for any pet owner who doesn’t want to leave the house covered in fur.
Textured rubber gloves
This one is a little surprising. You can throw on the same rubber gloves you use for cleaning, and the fur will stick to your hand!
Don’t knock it till you try it! It’s shockingly effective.
If your vacuum is broken, and you never got a pet hair broom, you can re-purpose a spare squeegee to scrape the pet hair off your carpets!
Just drag the squeegee along the floor and it will pull all the fur with it.