When it comes to cleaning carpet that contains pet hair or human hair, it seems as though no two people have the same approach. Yet there is a right way and a wrong way to perform carpet cleaning. A simple superficial clean with a wet paper towel will not suffice as this method doesn't provide a deep clean nor does it capture all those pesky hairs.
The Baking Soda Method
Applying a sprinkling of baking soda to the affected carpet space will remove pet hair while simultaneously freshening up the room's smell. Let the baking soda settle for a few minutes before vacuuming it up.
Use a Carpet Rake
Sweep a carpet rake along the affected areas of the carpet and you will find it to be an efficient means of removing hair and other undesirable particles from the carpet. You can purchase a carpet rake at just about any store that sells household cleaning supplies. Don't worry about the carpet rake harming your carpet's integrity. It is perfectly safe to move this cleaning device across your carpet to agitate hair and other particulates. Once you've guided the carpet rake across the affected area, it will be quite easy to vacuum up the hair.
The Fabric Softener Method
Combine water with liquid fabric softener at a one to three ratio within a spray bottle. Spray this solution onto the area of the carpet that is rife with pet hair. Give the carpet a while to dry so the fabric softener can work its magic. After a while, the pet hair will be loosened from the carpet and can be vacuumed with ease.
Use a Sponge Mop
Though a sponge mop might sound a bit basic, it really works. Begin by vacuuming the area of the carpet where pet hair is embedded. Wet your sponge mop with water and guide it over the areas of the carpet that contain hair. The mop will force the pet hair up to the surface of the carpet. Once you have mopped the carpet, you can remove clumps of hair with your hands or your vacuum cleaner. Since the hair has been brought up to the carpet's surface, collecting it will be quite easy.