Help & Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions about the FurZapper. If your question is not answered, please contact us.
My FurZapper is not working like it used to
Some Laundry detergents and fabric softeners will add a “film” to the FurZappers surface. Simply take your FurZappers to the kitchen sink, and clean them with a few drops of dish soap like Dawn or Joy. Give them a good scrub and they should be tacky and sticky within a minute.
Fabric softener sheets in the Dryer can also film up the FurZapper, and will also “soften” any pet hair on your clothes. It’s much more effective for the FurZapper to pull a nice clean dog hair off your blanket versus a oily softened dog hair.
Sticky FurZapper + clean, non-oily Pet Fur is the best combo!
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How Many FurZappers Should I Get?
We recommend One FurZapper per Pet, however, the more the better!
Example: If you have four pets then we recommend a total of four FurZappers. Make sure that All of the FurZapper go in your washer while you wash your laundry, and then all of your FurZappers should then go in the dryer while drying your laundry.
If you have a single pet that sheds their hair quite a lot, or if you expect to be washing and drying any bedding or blankets that are likely to be filled with large quantities of her hair or fur, then get a 2-Pack
It’s Not Working!
Here are some tips for troubleshooting to make sure The FurZapper is most effective to Help Remove my Pet Hair from your Clothes and Laundry:
- Use One FurZapper per pet. A 2-Pack is good for up to 2 “normal-sized” pets like cats or dogs.
- Do Not Overload your Washer or Dryer. Try a half-full washer or 3/4 full.
- Fill Up the Water: Use lots of Water with your Wash. If there is not enough water or your clothes washer is a miser with water, then the water is not able to rinse the Pet hair off the FurZapper as often, nor can it wash down the drain.
- Increase Water: If possible, program your washer to add a “Pre-wash” cycle, or a “Fresh Rinse” cycle. This usually helps provide a good water supply so the FurZapper can remove dog or cat hair from your laundry.
- Fabric Softeners reduces Stickiness. Softeners contain ingredients that act like an oil which coats the FurZapper’s Pet Fur removing surface. This reduces or eliminates the tacky surface . Try a load without any Fabric Softeners or additives
- Top Loader? Add FurZappers on Top. If you have a Top-load washer, add clothes first, and place FurZappers on top of your Laundry. Then wash. If your washer doesn’t agitate very well, the FurZapper may sink to the bottom and therefore not be able to mix around with your laundry.
Is it safe in my Washer and Dryer?
The FurZapper is not only a safe material, but it stays elastic and pliable even in extreme cold, or heat up to several hundred degrees. Similar ingredients are used in food supply, even baby items. Please keep away from any person or animal who may try to eat it. It sure will not be easy to eat, but play it safe and keep in your washer or dryer.
How do I take care of my FurZapper?
If needed, rinse off with water. Add a drop of dish soap if needed. Your FurZapper cleans itself in the Washing Cycle.
How long does it last?
The FurZapper can last indefinitely, perhaps thousands of washing cycles. In fact, you can probably leave it in your will to your offspring.
What is the story behind the FurZapper?
The FurZapper was created because we were finding Pet Fur on everything- clothes, blankets, pet pillows, pretty much everything fabric. Not only did a furry shirt, hat, or blanket look bad, but it sure does not help with pet allergies when you are literally wearing dog or cat fur.
How does it work? Is it Magic?
The FurZapper is very tacky, and very flexible. It is just gummy enough to allow small objects such as fur, hair, dust, and debris to cling to it. The constant movement and circulation of a washer or dryer helps lift off anything that clings to it as it tumbles around. What can permanently stick to the FurZapper? Almost nothing. The list is very very small.