I have been asked many time about how to get long hair out of carpet without spending so much time and effort. Getting hair out of carpet is quite a hard job to do. Those who have long hair or have pets with long hair can relate to the struggle. It is not really pleasant to have a carpet full of hair or fight every day with those desperate little threads. If you use smart and correct tools, it can be a lot easier job. The following ways can help you getting hair off carpet.
How to Get Long Hair Out of Carpet
|1. Vacuum cleaning with a motorized Brush Roll|
|2. Clean with a Rubber Broom|
|3. Use Rug Rakes|
|4. Use Shower Squeegee with Rubber Head|
|5. Sponge with Sponge Mop & Lukewarm Water|
|6. Use Fabric Softener to Make the Hair Pull off Easily|
|7. Clean with Rubber Gloves & Rubber Shoes|
|8. Use a Sticky Roller|
1. Vacuum cleaner with Brush Tools:
First of all, a good vacuum cleaner is certainly the best way to remove hair from carpet; yet the most expensive one. I have seen many who already have a vacuum cleaner and still having trouble cleaning long hair from carpet. Below are few other options that can help you.
Many vacuums easily pull off all the hidden hair from your carpet. Make sure to use the pet hair brushes specialized for hair remover. While cleaning the carpet, make sure to use the full airflow.
Sometimes when your carpet does not have good padding above it, can come up while vacuuming. Decrease the suction will solve the problem. If your vacuum has a Brushroll, then it may tangle after few uses on long hair. Clean the left long hair on the Brushroll frequently so it cannot tangle.
Long hair tangled Brushroll is a disgusting thing to clean up. So, if you do not want to face this problem just buy one of those vacuums that come with tangle free brush tools.
2. Clean with a Rubber Broom:
If you ask me how to get long hair out of carpet without causing any harm of it, then I’ll suggest using rubber brooms. I love long handled rubber brooms for getting hair out of carpet. If your house is mostly covered with carpet and rugs this is the thing you need for regular cleaning. Rubber Brooms can work on any kind of carpets. I have seen many professional salons using this type of cleaning tools.
It’s a very easy & handy solution for fast and regular cleaning. No matter if you have rugs, stair covered with carpet or a whole room carpet cover; you can simply sweep that with a rubber broom. Choose the wider bristles heads if your carpet is big.
Most of the time long hair gets stuck within the carpet fiber. To clean that; when you sweep with a rubber broom, make sure you pull the dirt rather than pushing it. It is more efficient and easier. You’ll see the bristles of rubber are more effective than a regular carpet brush to remove hair.
You can quickly clean the dirty broom head by washing it with soap and water.
3. Use Rug Rakes:
This is another effective solution for getting hair off carpet. So Rug Rakes are similar to rubber broom, but the bristles are thinner, longer and usually made of thin metal needles.
Many Rug Rakes are specially made for pet fur and long hair. It is more appropriate for deeper fiber carpets as the bristles grab the long hair and pull it from the carpet.
You can use it just like the carpet brush to remove hair. The long handle of the rake is usually adjustable. For me, ruuug rakes are more useful for rugs and long fiber carpets. After working with your rake, you can simply comb it to remove the left hair on the bristles completely.
4. Shower Squeegee with Rubber Head:
Shower squeegee is one of my favorite cleaning tools to clean pet hair from carpet. Most of us already have a shower squeegee in our house. Make it more useful by cleaning your desperate hair with it.
This tool will only be helpful on small fiber carpets, not in rugs. Unlike a Rubber Broom or Rug Rake, you cannot clean a huge area with it. But the small area with any amount of hair can be clean with this little wonder.
5. Sponge Mop & Lukewarm Water:
You can use the usual kitchen sponges that are bigger in size and wet with lukewarm water. Then thoroughly move it across the whole carpet. It may not be the best way to remove hair from carpet that are huge in size.
Large carpets will take so much time and effort to clean in this way. It is effective when the carpet size is small, and the hair amount is not heavy. There are few pet hair sponges available in the market that you can use without soaking in water. I personally did not find those very much useful. If you buy one of those, then try using it soaking in water.
6. DIY Sticky Roller:
The sticky roller is an interesting kind of product to clean hair from carpet. You can buy one or simply can make one for yourself. Get a painting roller and wrap with a thick double sided duct tape. Now roll over your carpet. It is very sufficient for a medium size carpet.
The only hassle is to change the tape every time the glue is no sticky. Same goes for the sticky rollers from the market. You can also use the sticky rollers available in the market but after every heavy use you need to wash that roll, and you cannot work with it until it’s completely dry. Although this can be a less costly solution, I will not suggest these types of rollers for heavy and frequent use.
7. Fabric Softener to Make the Hair Pull off Easily:
Before cleaning hair from your carpet spray some fabric softener all over it and let it dry for a bit.
Now you can sweep or simply vacuum to clean hair from carpet. Fabric softeners make the hair loosen up and easy to pull off.
Follow this trick, and you will see the change in result. To make the fabric softener solution take one part of fabric softener and two part of the lukewarm water in a spray bottle. Make sure you do not heavy spray and ruin your carpet.
8. Rubber Gloves & Rubber Shoes:
This point can make you laugh, but trust me it works. Rubber gloves and shoes work like magic if you can sweep off the whole carpet by yourself.
So these are the tricks you can follow to have a cleaner carpet. If you have a dust allergy, always wear masks while cleaning. To prevent any dust odor, you can simply sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for minutes. Finally, vacuum your carpet, and the whole room will be deodorized. Hope my suggestions will help next time you need to clean hair out of the carpet.