Whether your pet only rides in your car occasionally, goes to work with you every day, or you consider yourself the proud parent of a furbaby that rides along wherever you go, pet hair in your car can be a problem.
Pets are part of the family, and many of us wouldn’t dream of heading out for the day without our furry friends in tow. But there’s one major downside to taking your dog anywhere by car – and that’s pet hair.
Of course, we love our pets dearly. Banning them from the car is not an option. So how do you remove, and keep, your vehicle’s interior free of pet hair? Mount Gravatt is here to help and we have outlined some creative ways to remove pet hair from your Mazda's interior.
A good round of vacuuming is the first step to begin any hair removal process. Standard household vacuums work best for lifting hairs from carpets, as they’re more powerful and have better attachment tools, but if you don’t have a plug handy, a powerful handheld works well too.
Sticky Lint Roller
Keep one handy in your glove box! These are great to keep in your car for getting rid of hairs on the go. Simply run the roller over your carpets and seats and the sticky-back paper will do the rest. What's more, they are disposable.
Grab some household rubber gloves from under the sink, wet them down with a little water, and then run your hands over the carpet. You should find that the hairs cling to the gloves, leaving the carpets looking fresher. You can dampen the glove if the dry process doesn't work. Moisture adds weight to the hair and helps it to clump.
Squeegees are ideal for use in the boot or for cleaning the back seats, as they let you do a large area in double-quick time. Much like rubber gloves, the squeegee’s rubber blade will catch pet hair as you drag it along your car’s seats and floors.
Sticky | Duct Tape
Sticky | Duct tape is a tried-and-tested method for picking up bits, and will do an OK job of lifting fur and bits out of the carpet. This is a much cheaper option than a lint roller.
For the best results, wind tape around your hands and fingers so that the sticky side is facing up. You can then pat down the carpets to collect hair, and because it’s just on your hands, it’s easy to reach those awkward crevices.
Velcro Hair Curlers
This is a simple process that only involves running, or rolling, the curler over the surface area. We promise you it works! With their pronged tips, velcro curlers are surprisingly good at lifting hairs from carpet. Try out the curler on a small test area to make sure that it won’t snag the fabric and also make sure you keep them separate from your personal hair curlers!!
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