How to efficiently get rid of pet hair and dander


Everyone loves and owns at least one furry friend but besides all the joy that these four-legged creatures bring to your heart, there is also an annoying side face of having a pet: hair and dander everywhere. Not anyone suffers from pet allergies, but there are some people that may have serious problems, such as breathing issues. Anyhow, even if you are not one of them, you still need to learn to get rid of pet hair and dander because let’s be honest – we all want our homes to look as good and be as safe as possible. Moreover, your pet’s hair scattered all around your home is not as riskless as it seems so it is best to take precaution against this minor problem using the following tips.

Clean all surfaces at least every fortnight

You may not have the time or the mood to clean your entire house every fortnight but at least try and clean all surfaces such as solid surfaces, furniture, curtains, and carpets. Ceilings, walls, and baseboards can easily be cleaned by wiping down the pet dander with just a rag and an all-purpose cleaner. When it comes to curtains, you certainly cannot wash them monthly so the best way to pick up dander is by using a lint roller for it has a sticky tape that makes it easier for hair to be removed. Moreover, if you sometimes do not have the right mood for cleaning the furniture with an upholstery cleaner, you can also use the lint roller. Last but not least, carpets are one of the most common things for collecting pet hair and dander, and you should maybe think of investing in a HEPA grade filter vacuum that is well-known for collecting microparticles, including pet dander.

Bathe your pet

You hate bathing your pet as much as your pet hates taking a bath but, in order to be able to control the hair and dander, you need to bathe your pet regularly. Nowadays, there are a lot of products specially formulated for pet’s hair and dander but if you do not want to buy something from the supermarkets, then you can easily make a shampoo by using some liquid dish washing soap, glycerine, and white vinegar. Moreover, baby shampoo would also do the trick.

Install an air purifier for pets

One of the healthiest and smartest solutions to get rid of pet hair and dander is to install an air purifier for pets. This pulls pet dander from the air and traps it inside the filter, making your room easier to clean afterward.

Buy a dander remover spray

If you cannot bathe your pet regularly, then a dander remover spray is the perfect choice for you. This helps eliminate pet dander and it also reduces odors.

Look for allergy free covers for your bedding

Pets love spending time in their owner’s bedroom, especially if you let your furry friend sleep in your own bed. But this is for sure not a healthy thing because you can easily inhale pet’s hair so the best thing that you can do is to buy allergen-free covers for your bedding, pillows, and mattresses. Finally, do not forget to vacuum your bedroom and the rest of your home regularly.