Posted by ann on January 23, 2000 at 15:06:22:
The carpet I am dealing with is brown.
It has what they call "woven in " pet hair. Mostly white.
I recently discovered a way to get it out. The vacuum
will not pick it up. The only other thing that works is a
steele bristled dog brush. No thanks.
I went to WalMart and got the rubbery non-skid
stuff that comes on a roll, I think it is designed
as a non-skid underliner for a throw rug, silverware tray liner, etc. It has a waffle -type pattern. It’s in the cleaning supplies department.
I wrap a piece of it onto the broad flat attachment of the
vacuum cleaner attached to the pole and holding the pole, “scrub” the carpet. This
causes the hair to ball up into itself, so that it can
then be vacuumed. It does not adhere to the rubber thing.
Yes, it’s fairly labour-intensive, but it works
very, very well, and I’ve tried everything, including
standing on top of the vacuum cleaner attachment that has the rolling brushes,
artist’ spray mount adhesive on paper, stiff broom, flea comb,and horses’ Show Sheen to soften the hair.
I’m surethis is better than aiming a blowtorch at the
carpet and hoping the hair will burn to ashes before
the carpet melts. (I’ve tried everything, but thought
of even more!)
I hope this helps someone.