How to Clean up Pet Hair
The four-legged, furry friends that inhabit our home brings us more pleasure oftentimes than the people in our lives that are closest to us. I mean, who else would patiently wait by the door or window all day for our return home, and express such a high level of excitement every time they see us? Who else would love us so unconditionally, and forgive us our shortcomings without question? But as us pet owners of exceedingly shedding dogs, such as German Shepherds have learned, with the pleasure of having these beautiful, extraordinary pets, there will also be pain. The strife I speak of comes in the form of pet hair. You know, those balls of fur that have invaded our dwelling like dust bunnies on steroids. How do we effectively battle the fur balls and keep them from taking over? Let not your heart be troubled…as the owner of a maid service, I have fought the good fight and came out victorious.
Where Does Pet Hair Hide?
First things first: identify the hiding places of the enemy. This will typically be behind doors, in corners, under your furniture and right out in the open covering the cushions of your couch. Step 2: choose your weapon. Whatever you do, don’t go through your home chasing pet hair with a broom. This would be like bringing a knife to a gunfight. If you attempt to sweep up pet hair, what will follow is a quick 101 in the science of gravity. What is swept up, must come down. And I promise it will. What you need is a vacuum, but not just any vacuum.
What Tools Will You Need
My personal preference for battling pet hair is the Shark rotator professional lift away. This vacuum has powerful suction. It’s lightweight with swivel steering to get around tight corners. I also love the lift away feature which enables you to lift the canister away from the base, making it much easier to navigate underneath furniture. This particular Shark model comes with some really cool, helpful tools. The pet power brush attaches to the end of the hose. You can use this attachment on furniture, stairs, and pretty much any area where pet hair clings. Then there is the hard-floor attachment. I’ve used a variety of hard-floor attachments in my days, and I have found that Shark puts out one of the best. Where I would not expect to get decent suction from a floor attachment, I actually do with the shark brand.
How Efficient Are These Tools?
the Shark brand. As an added bonus, this vacuum has an anti-allergen seal that traps 99.9% of dust and allergens…and it has a HEPA filter. The Shark filters also come with a lifetime warranty. The vacuum itself has a 5 year warranty. A word of advice though: if you do decide on the Shark vacuum to tackle this dirty deed, I recommend you wash the filters regularly to keep the vacuum working at its full capacity. I toss the filters in my washer and dryer. This vacuum model will cost you about $200.00 on the market, of course depending on where you choose to purchase it. Shop wisely.
Maintaining The Problem
Once you have trapped all the hairy causes of your torment inside the canister of your vacuum know one important thing…more will reproduce to torture you further, which brings me to step 3: Maintenance of the hairballs. Now that you have become familiar with which areas of your home the furry little varmints are hole up, you know exactly where to go to run them out of town. All it takes is a little time set aside each week to hit the hairy hot spots. If you just don’t have the time to fight the good fight, there is always the option of hiring a professional fur ball exterminator. What I mean by that is a maid service.
Help Is Always Available
Step 4: tips on hiring the right maid service for your furry situation. There are a few important things to keep in mind when you are in the market for a maid service to keep on top of pet hair. The first important thing is to let the maid service know you have German Shepherds. You want a service that is pet friendly. You also want to request the same cleaning technician or team of technicians to be assigned to your account. Some maid services do not do this as a rule, but you can request it. If they refuse, shop around until you find a maid service who is willing to send the same cleaners or cleaner. What having the same cleaners will do for you is offer consistency. The cleaning team or cleaner will have the opportunity to get to know your home and the needs of it on a more personal level. They will learn where all the hairy hot spots are in your home. This will ensure that these spots will be hit on a regular basis. When introducing yourself to a new maid service, be free flowing with as much information and details about your home as possible. Tell them where all the hairy hotspots are located. Don’t assume they know this.
What To Expect On Cleaning Day
Most maid services have a pretty good idea about where these areas are, however, each person’s home is different. Communication is always key. If you have 2 or more German Shepherds in your home, don’t be surprised when the amount of time needed for the clean, especially the first clean, is longer than you expected. It’s always a good idea to give the cleaners the time they need to get the hairy situation tackled successfully. Also, remember, German Shepherds are heavy shedders, you will most likely want to consider weekly or biweekly service to maintain the pet hair on a healthy basis. Monthly recurring service is typically recommended for people who have no more than 1 lightly shedding pet, and very few occupants.
You Can Totally Live A Hair Free Life
Last but not least, don’t let this hairy situation overwhelm you. Decide on the best alternative to do battle with the hairballs. Whether you go it alone, or call in the pros, be consistent. It’s absolutely possible to live with our precious, furry best friends under the same roof, and have a happy, hair free life.