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Cat fur on carpet

sossidge Avatar
9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
Sorry if this should have been in random musings and nonsense.

Moulting season and my Dyson won't pick up the fur from the cats. I tried scratching it with my nails (carpet, not the cats or dyson) and it sits into a ball that I can bin, job done but a bit labour intensive.

A bit like scoring wallpaper before stripping, any ideas for a tool that will make it easier to dyson? sort of stick up so they'll get vacuumed.

I would try a comb or brush, but I don't have either as I have no hair. I think combs are 19p at the corner shop, but I'm too tight to risk that level of capital outlay without some sort of guarantee.

Short of writing to Aggie or Kim, you lot are my best bet :?

cheers
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Sorry not going to be any help on this. I was going to suggest getting a Dyson until I read all of your post! My Dyson is brilliant at picking up the cat fur on my carpets.
#2
I have the below hoover and it has a turbo tool that works really well on my cat's hair in the carpet, on the sofa etc etc

http://www.amazon.co.uk/VAX-VX0006-V006-Turboforce-Upright/dp/B000684YSK/ref=sr_1_4/203-9263815-6664722?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1173915156&sr=1-4

I bought mine from gradedelectricals (amazon marketplace) refurbished for £49.99 was a bargain and really been impressed with it
#3
It may be that your dyson needs a bit of servicing.

Belts should be changed regularly,even if they don't snap,they do loosen over time.Wash filters,or if it is an older model replace them regularly.
If you have had the cleaner for a number of years it may be worth looking at the brushbar to see how worn down the brushes are.
Take the tool hose of and check that it is all clean and clear.

All these things can make a world of difference to the efficiency of your vacuum and are often overlooked.

Of course you may have done these things already,so I apologise if it comes across as patronising.
#4
We use a brush a really good one and it does the job on the carpet and cat plus rabbit.FURminator i got it from Hong Kong ebay.
#5
My Dyson pretty good with Miss Molly flush. She huge fluffy white thing and goes into cotton wool ball production this time of year. Fluff from clothes I get off with sellotape :p. Sellotape fixes most things :-D
banned#6
Wash your filters in the dyson
#7
ok, thanks for the advise all. not sure how old the dyson is (6 or 7 years?), but it sounds like with a bit of tlc it should still be able to perform better. Filter is drying out now, so hopefully I'll be laughing later. I think I was missing the wood for the trees in that it was still picking up loads of other stuff, just not the fur.

Having cleaned brush-bar and filter, I'm confident.

Sorry to have bothered you with a triviality, but I appreciate the input.

:thumbsup:
#8
sp - advice not advise, sorry, I know we have pedants about.
[mod]#9
I've got a Dyson Animal with a special attachment for pet hair that would actually suck the hair off the cats back (not that i'd do it mind). Don't know if they sell it as an extra on it's own.
#10
we had a dyson and it was rubbish at picking up fur, we ended up buying Morphy Richards pets one
#11
ok, thanks again all. I was beginning to think I was being a bit of a dope, but obviously not all dysons are created equal.

There are a few ebay auctions live for turbo heads for pet hair, so if none of these options work then I'll shave the cats.

cheers
#12
sossidge
ok, thanks again all. I was beginning to think I was being a bit of a dope, but obviously not all dysons are created equal.

There are a few ebay auctions live for turbo heads for pet hair, so if none of these options work then I'll shave the cats.

cheers

:giggle:
I do empathise with you,having 3 of the blighters myself,pet hair can be a nightmare!For some reason it sticks to some types of carpet more than others,wool particularly I find to be the problem.

You say that your dyson is possibly 6 years old,when did you last change the drive belt around the brushbar? It really is worth doing if you can manage it.You would be surprised at how much they stretch over time,It's a fiddly task,I know(having worked for the electricity board for many years I've changed hundreds of 'em!) but worth it.

Hopefully the filter clean and general unblocking should help a lot,though!

Maybe I should start a thread,'Muckypups complete masterclass guide to general vacuum cleaner maintenance':-D
#13
Syzable
I've got a Dyson Animal with a special attachment for pet hair that would actually suck the hair off the cats back (not that i'd do it mind). Don't know if they sell it as an extra on it's own.


My mum cuts out the middle ground and hoovers the dogs directly. They pretty placid about the entire thing :-D
#14
henry is the best carpet hoover, i worked in 2 carpet shops ( still work for one) and they perform best! we even use him to hoover showroom carpets!
#15
There are different models of dyson, and certain ones are better designed for picking up animal hair. Yours might not be one of these as it is older.
#16
Dyson animal (DC14) or getting down on the old hands and knees rubbing across the carpet with rubber gloves (Washing up gloves). Obviously the latter is for small areas.

Spoken by someone who understands your dilema!

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