Learn How to Get Hair Off a Carpet Without a Vacuum
No matter how often you clean your carpets, you must admit that cleaning a carpet with deep-lying fur and hair is nerve-racking. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of DIY tricks you can employ to clean most of the hair and fur entrenched in your carpet.
Vacuuming is the most common way of cleaning carpets, but sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where it’s broken, or you don’t want to make a lot of noise. We’ve put together different tools and tricks on how to get hair off a carpet without a vacuum.
Tips for Making it Easier to Remove Hair from a Carpet
Here are two things you can do to make the work of hair removal from your carpet easier:
· Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet
Sprinkling baking soda on your carpet before using the below tools can help deodorize the surface. Doing this helps human or pet hair clump up, thereby making it easier to pick it up using a rake or rubber room. There is specialized baking soda for carpets and rugs, which leaves your carpet with a pleasant scent. You can let the carpet-formulated baking soda sit for some time to get the fragrance to last.
· Spray fabric softener on your carpet
In the same way, a fabric softener helps prevent clothes from sticking together, it helps entrenched hair and fur to unstick from the carpet. That makes it easier to pick it up using carpet rakes or a rubber broom.
To create a solution, add a few drops of fabric softener into warm water, add it to a spray bottle, and then squirt the mixture thinly across your carpet. After it sinks into the carpet, hairs will loosen up, ready for removal using the methods we discuss below.
Getting Entrenched Hair Out of Your Carpet
No vacuum cleaner, no problem, as these six items can help you root out hair from your carpet:
1. Use a Rubber Broom
If you ask me how to get the hair off a carpet without a vacuum and without harming its delicate woven fabric, then the first option I would suggest is a rubber broom. Rubber brooms can work on any carpet or rug. In fact, you’ll find many professional beauty parlors and salons using rubber brooms to remove hair from carpets.
Rubber brooms offer a quick and thorough solution to cleaning carpets with deep-lying fur. Choose a broom with a wider bristle head if you have a big rug.
2. A Rug Rake Can Be a GameChanger
If you don’t have a rubber broom, a rug rake can do an equally good job at getting long hair off your carpet. Rug rakes have thinner and longer bristles usually made of thin metallic needles making them more appropriate for carpets with deeper fiber. Also, since most rug rakes are specially designed to remove long hair and fur, they are likely to do a better job than rubber brooms for carpets and rugs with long fibers.
Just sweep it over your carpet, and hair will stick to its metallic bristles. Comb out hairs after every swipe for more efficiency.
3. DIY Sticky Roller
If you have a painting roller, you can turn it into a sticky brush roller by wrapping it up with double-sided duct tape. To do this – take your DIY sticky roller and roll it over the carpet. Hair and loose carpet fibers will get stuck on the bristled brush of the roller. Do this multiple times until your carpet is clean. DIY Stiff-bristled brushes not only remove hairs from the carpet but also grime.
4. Repurpose a Set of Pet Grooming Gloves
If you have a set of pet grooming gloves, you can repurpose them as carpet hair removers. After all, if they work on your pet’s coat, the rubberized gloves should also work well on your fiber carpet. Gently brush them on your carpet as though you’re grooming your pet.
While this may require effort since you’ll be spot-cleaning, it can be pretty satisfying for people who enjoy doing things to perfection.
5. Use a Shower Squeegee
If you don’t have a rubber broom or carpet rake on hand, a squeegee will work just as fine since it has rubber edges that can pull up hair and collect it from your carpet.
You can attach a long rod to your squeegee to go over your carpet while standing. However, a hand-held shower squeegee will also work well.
Simply run the squeegee over the areas of your carpet where hair collects. The method works well with other carpet hair cleaning methods, such as using a carpet rake or hairbrush on areas where hair piles.
6. Use Hair Brushes
A hairbrush, especially the double-sided one with long and short strokes, can also help retrieve stubborn pet dander from a carpet. Ensure that you use one with stiff metallic bristles.
Stroke it in various directions to reach deep-lying long hair from your carpet’s fabric. Also, make sure the strokes lead your way and to a common collection point where you can hand-pick them using a shower squeegee.
The fur will get stuck on the brush bristles, and thus you may need to pull out the strands as you continue brushing regularly.
Other methods you can use to Get Hair Off a Carpet Without a Vacuum:
· Use a Strip of Packing Tape. Wrap packing tape around your four fingers with the sticky side out and gently tape the surface on the areas with hair. This method, although efficient, can be tiresome, and thus it’s ideally applicable on throw rugs and smaller carpets
· Use a Lint Roller. Get a lint roller and peel off the outer layer to remove a sticky side. Roll it on your carpet in small, repeated strokes. When one sheet fills with hair, peel it off to reveal a new sticky side. Do this until your carpet is completely clean
The best part about removing entrenched pet hair and fur from fiber carpets is that you don’t require specialized detergents to get the work done.
You can easily keep your carpet hair-free with just a few ingredients such as baking soda, fabric softener, and any above carpet hair removal tools.