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Best way to Remove Pet Hair from your Car

Best way to Remove Pet Hair from your Car

Both dogs and cats often leave traces of hair very easily. With vehicle upholstery in the trunk and on the seats, this carpet fiber texture increases the probability that this fur will cling to it and you’ll get a covering of pet hair.

Sometimes it’s a necessity to transport pets and the car can then suffer with the excess hair and as much as we brush and groom the animals, it’s almost impossible not to have some loose hairs cling to the vehicle interior. The good news is that there are some techniques we can use and getting the car cleaned of that unwanted pet hair is not such an arduous task.

Technique 1 – Vacuum Cleaner

This may seem a little obvious but depending on the pet, this can and does work well. Pet hair has different density and for fine hairs a vacuum cleaner can work to take the most of the hairs from the upholstery. Large or industrial, vacuuming is a good solution to remove our dog's hair from the car. You can go to a car wash or get a handheld vacuum that can be used for your pet's day-to-day transport. You can also find on the Internet and specialized stores vacuum cleaners specially indicated to remove pet hairs.

Technique 2 – Water Spray

A good way to pick up that annoying hair that sticks to the carpet of the trunk is to spray the surface with a little water. In this way the pet hair is dampened so is not as prone to flying around the interior of the cabin and it can be cleaner more easily. With pets that shed heavily you can literally scoop the fur into a pile. Wear a glove and drag your hand over the upholstery or carpet into one, easily removable pile.

Technique 3 – Baby Wipes

You can do something similar using a damp cloth or a baby wipe. In this case, instead of spraying the surface with water, just simply apply the wet cloth so that it accumulates the hair dragging it again together into one, easily accessible pet hair pile.  After then use a soft bristle brush to rub over the upholstery and this will catch any final wayward per hairs.

Technique 4 – Glue Rollers

These rollers are covered in replaceable sticky material. You literally roll the roller over the interior of the car and the pet hair sticks to it as you move around the upholstery. Pet rollers can be found in pet stores and come with spare / replaceable sheets as the more hair they collect, the less adhesive they become over time. Typically, the cost of the roller and replacement sheets is very affordable.

Technique 5 – Pet Hair Wedges

Among the latest developments to remove pet hairs are pet hair wedges.  Designed for removing pet hair from fabrics, carpet and upholstery it’s a wedge shape made from rubber spikes or from the same material as the glue rollers. The wedge shape allows you to get into those hard to reach places.

Tip – Using Latex Gloves for Hard To Reach Areas

If you travel with animals inside the cabin, a good solution to reach every corner is to use a latex style glove. Put your hand between the seats and in all the slits you find to catch any dirt or pet hair. This is useful for a deep clean and is recommended if anyone Travelling in the vehicle is prone to pet hair allergies. Finally, use a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle to suck into the corners to give a thorough clean.

Now that you know how to remove the hairs of the car remember that in addition to these solutions it never hurts to be prevent pet hair in the first place. Groom your pet before the journey and minimize the shedding in the vehicle. You can also install covers or bedspreads on the seats or in the trunk. These can then be folder and shaken out at the end of the journey getting rid of the vast majority of excess pet hair easily. 

Best way to Remove Pet Hair from your Car

Best way to Remove Pet Hair from your Car

Both dogs and cats often leave traces of hair very easily. With vehicle upholstery in the trunk and on the seats, this carpet fiber texture increases the probability that this fur will cling to it and you’ll get a covering of pet hair.

Sometimes it’s a necessity to transport pets and the car can then suffer with the excess hair and as much as we brush and groom the animals, it’s almost impossible not to have some loose hairs cling to the vehicle interior. The good news is that there are some techniques we can use and getting the car cleaned of that unwanted pet hair is not such an arduous task.

Technique 1 – Vacuum Cleaner

This may seem a little obvious but depending on the pet, this can and does work well. Pet hair has different density and for fine hairs a vacuum cleaner can work to take the most of the hairs from the upholstery. Large or industrial, vacuuming is a good solution to remove our dog's hair from the car. You can go to a car wash or get a handheld vacuum that can be used for your pet's day-to-day transport. You can also find on the Internet and specialized stores vacuum cleaners specially indicated to remove pet hairs.

Technique 2 – Water Spray

A good way to pick up that annoying hair that sticks to the carpet of the trunk is to spray the surface with a little water. In this way the pet hair is dampened so is not as prone to flying around the interior of the cabin and it can be cleaner more easily. With pets that shed heavily you can literally scoop the fur into a pile. Wear a glove and drag your hand over the upholstery or carpet into one, easily removable pile.

Technique 3 – Baby Wipes

You can do something similar using a damp cloth or a baby wipe. In this case, instead of spraying the surface with water, just simply apply the wet cloth so that it accumulates the hair dragging it again together into one, easily accessible pet hair pile.  After then use a soft bristle brush to rub over the upholstery and this will catch any final wayward per hairs.

Technique 4 – Glue Rollers

These rollers are covered in replaceable sticky material. You literally roll the roller over the interior of the car and the pet hair sticks to it as you move around the upholstery. Pet rollers can be found in pet stores and come with spare / replaceable sheets as the more hair they collect, the less adhesive they become over time. Typically, the cost of the roller and replacement sheets is very affordable.

Technique 5 – Pet Hair Wedges

Among the latest developments to remove pet hairs are pet hair wedges.  Designed for removing pet hair from fabrics, carpet and upholstery it’s a wedge shape made from rubber spikes or from the same material as the glue rollers. The wedge shape allows you to get into those hard to reach places.

Tip – Using Latex Gloves for Hard To Reach Areas

If you travel with animals inside the cabin, a good solution to reach every corner is to use a latex style glove. Put your hand between the seats and in all the slits you find to catch any dirt or pet hair. This is useful for a deep clean and is recommended if anyone Travelling in the vehicle is prone to pet hair allergies. Finally, use a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle to suck into the corners to give a thorough clean.

Now that you know how to remove the hairs of the car remember that in addition to these solutions it never hurts to be prevent pet hair in the first place. Groom your pet before the journey and minimize the shedding in the vehicle. You can also install covers or bedspreads on the seats or in the trunk. These can then be folder and shaken out at the end of the journey getting rid of the vast majority of excess pet hair easily. 

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