How to Clean Dog Hair From Baseboards

by Sandra Ketcham
Fredo's hair tends to settle and build up on baseboards.

Fredo's hair tends to settle and build up on baseboards.

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Baseboards, magnets for dog hair, require regular cleaning, especially if you're allergic to pet dander. If you're lucky enough to care for multiple dogs, the hair can accumulate quickly. A few minutes of your time every couple of days should keep your baseboards clean and dog hair under control.

Step 1

Vacuum layers of dog hair from baseboards using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. If you're allergic to pet dander, make sure your vacuum has a built-in HEPA filter.

Step 2

Dampen a rag and use it to wipe away any dog hair that didn't come up with the vacuum. The rag should be just damp and not wet; but avoid using a dry rag as this stirs up dust and hair instead of catching it. Rinse and repeat as needed.

Step 3

Reach into corners and behind furniture with a telescoping feather duster. These are great for cleaning dog hair from baseboards behind large appliances and underneath your couch.

Step 4

Scrub sticky or dirty baseboards with warm water and liquid dish detergent. Sometimes, dirt and dust can accumulate on baseboards and create a grimy coating that traps dog hair.

Step 5

Run a dryer sheet along your baseboards to remove any remaining dog hair and to banish the static that attracts new hair. Use new dryer sheets or save used sheets; both are effective.

Items You Will Need

  • Rag
  • Telescoping feather duster
  • Dryer sheets

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Sandra Ketcham is a writer with more than 15 years experience writing and editing for both print and online publications. She specializes in health, travel and parenting topics, and has articles published in regional, national and international print magazines, including "The Dollar Stretcher" and "Kraze." Ketcham is currently pursuing a degree in psychology.

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