Cleaning Pet Hair from your Carpet & Furniture

Is Pet Hair your Pet Peeve?

Easy Ways To Keep Pet Hair Under Control in Your Home…

Pet owners know how difficult it can be to deal with shedding, cleaning pet hair is a very tiresome task, even small pets create a lot of hair and it can get everywhere in your home.  Here’s our best guide to keeping all that hair under control for carpets, furniture, surfaces and floors

Before you start…   2 important preventative measures to make the job easier…

1. Keep your home humid

When the air in your home is dry and warm (especially when the central heating is on) static electricity is increased and pet hair sticks to hard surfaces… this makes cleaning pet hair really tricky. When you are dusting if you see the pet hair returning to the surfaces you’ve just cleaned then you should either put out some bowls of water or invest in a humidifier…. To add moisture to the air.

2. Groom your pet

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Removing the pet hair before it gets on to the furniture and carpet is the best strategy. Pets tend to shed more at certain times of the year, particularly in the summer months and grooming your pet when they are shedding can save you time and energy. All that hair you remove by grooming is not going to have to be vacuumed up by you.

Your pet loves to be groomed – it feels like a massage and you will enjoy doing it when you see how effective it is at preventing that hair from being on your furniture. You can use a pet groomer or just a brush, have a bag or bin handy to dump the hair. pet hair removal from carpet You can also buy an attachment for your vacuum, this is the easiest way to deal with the hair from grooming your pet but it depends … if your dog will stand it!

Cleaning Pet Hair from Carpets

Vacuum     twice a week every week using a pet vacuum

 remove pet hair Use a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. There is no substitute for vacuuming and to trap the maximum amount and prevent tiny hairs being blown around you should use a machine specially made for the job. Almost all brands make a pet vacuum and it is better to get a HEPA vacuum which can trap the tiniest particles.

Keep your vacuum well maintained and empty the dust bag

If the hair is particularly plentiful you might want to use a rubber broom on the carpet before you vacuum. A rubber broom has solid rubber “bristles “ that collect the pet hair as you sweep it over the carpet. You can then dispose of most of the pet hair and fluff before you start vacuuming.

We recommend professional cleaning for carpets twice a year for pet owners                         by Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning 0161 768 0208

Hard Floors

pet hair removal from floorsUse an electrostatic mop or a  dry mop

A mop with a wide head and a  soft microfibre attachment is a great way to quickly pick up the hair and dust that sticks to your floor after brushing or vacuuming.  When the microfibre material becomes dirty you can simply wash it in the washing machine but don’t use softener … softener spoils the fabrics ability to pick up.

cleaning pet hairAnother option is a dry mop ( I buy mine from Wilkinsons) and attach an electrostatic cleaning wipe. No laundering needing … just replace the sheet after each use.

These thin wipes are excellent for using as dusters for “high shine” surfaces, they attract the dust and pet hair , because they have a negative charge.

Furniture

  Putting  down a blanket in your pets favourite place will protect your furniture from pet hair and body oils. It is much easier to wash a blanket or throw than to have your upholstery cleaned.

Cleaning pet hair from furniture

Vacuum

Pet hair and CarpetEvery time you vacuum the carpet you should vacuum the surfaces of your furniture using the upholstery attachment that came with your vacuum. It has a much smaller head and is attached to the hose.Regularly cleaning pet hair from your furniture keeps it under control.

When you vacuum your furniture rotate the seating cushions so that they are receiving equal wear.

Use a damp sponge or a damp gardening glove.pet hair on furniture A very slightly damp sponge will collect the pet hair into a lump that is easily removed. A damp glove will do the job too, use a gardening glove with some texture on the palm not a washing up glove.

pet hair on sofaA  “squeegee” ( the thing you use to wipe down the shower) is good at cleaning pet hair or an ice remover … the rubber blade on these tools collects the pet hair so it can be removed easily.

These are some of the most helpful suggestions that we have found and we know that they work.

Small efforts such as these will keep your home free of pet hair and easier to clean.

We recommend professional furniture cleaning by Deluxe Dry Furniture Cleaning 0161 768 0208   at least once a year for pet owners

Read some other  great tips for cleaning  pet hair from Martha Stewart

 

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Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

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The Holidays are coming! Only one month until Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day… days for friends and family to get together and celebrate.

Don’t leave your house cleaning until the last minute, if you start preparing now,  just knowing that your home is clean and ready for guests can relieve a great deal of holiday stress. Once the major cleaning jobs have been completed then all that is needed is  a quick vacuum a little dusting and some tidying up  and you are ready for your guests to arrive.

The key to stress free Holidays is to be organised!  Have a to-do list, planning your shopping, decorating and cleaning in advance means that you can be sure that it will all get done and all you have to do is work to the plan.

Upholstery Cleaning

You know that guests and family will be visiting… often without warning! Take a long look at your sofa and armchairs ….. do they look inviting? Or are there dirty marks and stains on the arm rests?

No matter how much cleaning you do … if the furniture in your room is grubby and unpleasant, the room will not look clean. You cannot hide dirty upholstery.

Sofas and Armchairs

If you have pets or small children we recommend cleaning all your furniture at least once a year. Upholstery cleaning removes stains, smells and the normal soiling of upholstery that happens over time.

Dining Chairs

If you are hosting the family for Christmas Dinner then take a good look at your dining chairs. Do it well in advance of the event… very often dining chairs with fabric seats can become stained and soiled and their condition is not noticed until it is too late. Deluxe Dry Upholstery Cleaning are specialist furniture and upholstery cleaners, we use specialist equipment and cleaning products and we guarantee a fantastic result.

Schedule your furniture cleaning now with

Deluxe Dry Upholstery Cleaning 0161 768 0208      Call Us TODAY!

Dry Upholstery Cleaning is a specialist system of cleaning using Dry Foam. It means your furniture will be cleaned and left fresh and stain free and it will be dry in less than 2 hours! It is the most convenient way of cleaning any kind of furniture

Carpet Cleaning

Winter is always the hardest on carpets. Wet dirt and mud and salt from the roads can be tracked in and deposited on your carpets unless you take special precautions.

Shoes Off At the Door!

Now is a good time to put out a shoe tray near the front door so that dirty shoes can be left there to dry off. A basket with clean socks and slippers and a small sign reminding everyone to remove their shoes at the door is a great idea too!

Schedule Your Carpet Cleaning

Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning is perfect for the wet winter months. Dry carpet cleaning means you don’t have to fret about waiting for a wet carpet to dry, it is dry before we leave your home.

You don’t even have to move your furniture and you  can be confident that no stains reappear when we are gone… the carpet stains don’t come back.

If your carpet is dirty in patches where it receives heavy traffic or in front of the sofa, now is the time to get it cleaned so that you can relax and concentrate on other holiday tasks knowing that your home looks wonderful.

If you have a party planned  then be sure to call Deluxe Dry Carpet Cleaning today because we are very heavily booked for the Holiday Season.

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Steam Mops for Fast Efficient Cleaning

Why Should You Buy A Steam floor Mop?

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  • Less Work. The steam generated by a steam mop is at a minimum temperature of 212 degrees faranheit, this means that instead of having to exert physical effort by working the mop over a stain or dirty patch the temperature combined with the microfiber cloth will erase the stain with minimum physical effort. No wringing the mop or pushing a heavy mop to and fro over a floor, the steam mop is light and easy to use with a smooth to and fro movement. Less effort involved because there is no need to rinse.
  • Super Fast! New steam floor mop users are always astonished at how quickly their floors are cleaned with this useful appliance. It really could not be simpler. Put water in the water tank or container, plug the steam mop into the socket, switch on. Wait 30  to 60 seconds and start steaming. Move the mop smoothly over the floor being careful not to miss areas, change the cloth if it becomes too wet or if your floor area is very big. When you have finished switch the mop off, unplug, remove the cleaning cloth, empty any water out of the container and you are done. It takes me between five  and seven minutes to complete a standard size UK kitchen

3. No Wet Floors The steam from the steam floor mop  is known as dry steam vapour , it not only cleans the floor quickly but it will dry in a fraction of the time it takes a regular mopped floor to dry. This also depends on the temperature of the room of course, in the middle of the summer your floors will dry more quickly than on a very cold day. But no matter what the ambient temperature the floor will dry much more quickly if it is cleaned with steam rather than hot water. Why is this important? Convenience is one consideration, most mothers would rather have their floors dry quickly after cleaning so that everyone can walk on them. Safety is another reason, the longer a floor is wet the more likely someone can slip and fall and hygiene is another reason, when a floor is wet it is a potential breeding ground for germs and bacteria, especially in warm temperatures.  I expect a floor that I am cleaning with a steam mop to be dry wherever I started by the time I finish the floor. Yes! Its that fast to dry.

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A New Carpet Stain … Or An Old Popup?

Which is it? and if it is new where did it come from?

The reappearing stain is a very common complaint from our NEW customers, they almost  expect it until I explain why it is not going to happen with  Deluxe dry carpet cleaning.

Using a Dry carpet cleaning system is the best way to get rid of problem stains on your carpet especially the pop up stain. The stain that keep coming back is associated with wet cleaning and especially if you have a berber carpet, that is why wet carpet cleaners often are not willing to clean berber or looped pile carpets.

Some time ago I wrote a guide to the reappearing carpet stain and explained why it happened and how to fix it yourself. We understand if you are not lucky enough to live in the service areas of Deluxe Dry carpet Cleaning in the UK !

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 Carpet Stains That Keep Coming Back            
  1.     How To Fix Them For Good

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    Every Carpet Has Them.… stains that you deal with over and over. You think that they have gone for good, your freshly cleaned carpet looks great and then a day or two or maybe a week or two later — that stain or spot is back again. This is a very annoying problem and a huge waste of time spent cleaning and recleaning the same spot. In this post we are going to find out why a stain keeps coming back and how you can clean a stain once and prevent it from coming back.

     2 Main Reasons For Reappearing Stains

    1. The Wick Back Stain

    Stain in CarpetThis is a stain well known to professional carpet cleaners. The term wick back refers to the capillary action of a liquid, where liquids creep up a thin fibre or wick. When the underlay or padding underneath a carpet becomes wet, the dirt  dissolves  and the solution moves up the carpet fibres. At the surface the water evaporates but the dirt stays and you see it as a stain … That’s why a carpet can look clean when wet,  but sometimes develops stains when it is dry.

    Wick back happens when a carpet is old and the under padding has accumulated a lot of dirt, or if a  large volume of liquid has spilled into the carpet like a can of soda, a glass of beer or pet urine.  The spill saturates the underlay of the carpet and if the carpet is wet cleaned ..the dried stain becomes liquid, moves up into the carpet fibers and the stain will reappear.

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