As you can see by the title, today we’re going to be going over the topic of how to remove pet hair from the interior of your vehicle, because the owner of this Toyota 4runner frequently takes this car off-roading, and has recently picked up a new dog, Mika, who is a beautiful little husky, and she sheds all over the carpet and all over the fabric in this car.
So I’m going to show you how to remove it, and by doing that, what we’ve done is remove all the owner’s personal effects, and we’ve kind a removed some of the bigger, bulkier stuff, and now we’re going to show you how to get rid of all that embedded pet hair, using the pet hair rubberized brush, and this has all these rubber bristles that create a static charge that, as you drag it across the carpet, lift up the kind a pet hairs or hairs in general, and collects upon the brush, and all I have to do is simply pull it off the surface, or use a bucket of clean water, rinse it off, and keep on working, and then what you’re going to do is take a vacuum and then get the larger, bulk piles of hair and get that all out of your vehicle.
Now also, being a dog and pet owner, there’s going to be some kind of lingering odor, so this is going to help remove some of that odor, and then you can also use your favorite air freshener or odor eliminator to kind of help revive ambient air in your vehicle, but all you need to do is, basically, take your brush, starting in a long sweeping motion. You’re going to just pull and drag. You can see you’re going to collect a lot of pet hair. I’m also using a sideways motion here, and then you have this bundled up pile of pet hair. I know it’s kind a hard to see on this lighter interior but there’s just a lot of this kind a husky hair that we have inside of here. So, this’ll take a little bit of time. But again, all you’re using is just this brush.
There’s an old school method that people used to use of just getting rubber gloves, but the problem with that is, if there’s sticks or rocks or anything that’s sharp in the vehicle and you’re running your hand over it, you have the potential to cut your hand, tear your gloves up, so, this is a lot safer, and also since it has a rubber coating over it, this isn’t going to damage your interior plastics, because it won’t scratch it, even if you bang it up against there. It simply pulls all the kind of embedded hair out of the surface.
What About Pet Accidents on Your Carpet
Are you guys thinking what is the best carpet to buy for pets. As you can imagine, a big dog, we kind of made a representation here. Now don’t believe this is real urine it’s actually Gatorade that we repurposed to look like urine. But this is what would happen if dog had an accident on the carpet. And this little one would be for the little Belgian pooch. So we’ll show real quick what happens here. So let me now show you what actually happens on the carpet itself. It actually will go through the carpet which is the primary fiber that you see. And go into the backing of the carpet and then even penetrate into the padding. And I’ll show you what this looks like on the back of the carpet. So here you can tell it’s gone all the way through the carpet itself and actually has gone into the padding.
And that is an issue we deal with we clean your carpet after pet accidents. Obviously, you get home. You’re panicked. Now what to do?!? I’ll show you two quick things that you typically, hopefully will have at home to help that. One is going to be some clear white vinegar, and ideally you’re going to want to mix that up about four to one with plain water. So that would be clear white vinegar four to one with water. I’ve already pre-mixed them here in this little container. The other thing which you might NOT have at home, all of you at least is this little shop vac.
This is the best way to deal with spots on the carpet. Especially if it’s in liquid form. And these are just little units that will be able to suck up liquids, and that really is key in a situation like this. Let me just show you real quick what we would do. Again, this is “you get home, you find this on your carpet, your pet did this too you” and let me just show you real quick what that looks like. You literally want to first, just wet this a little bit with that water and vinegar solution.