Vacuum cleaners have become invaluable tools for your home’s cleaning needs especially if you have pets at home. Homes with pets require regular cleaning, but removing pet hair can be a challenge using normal means. Therefore, many brands in the market are designing cleaners which specialize in pet hair pick up.
Why choose pet vacuum cleaners?
Pet hair and dander lower the quality of air in your home and lead to allergic reactions. Using cleaners not designed with pet hair can be ineffective and can even damage the cleaner.
Cats and dogs often shed hair and dander. Pet hair in your carpet and upholstery not only looks dirty, but it worsens the quality of air in your home as well making breathing difficult. It can also lead to increased allergic reactions.
It is extremely hard to remove pet hair and dander from carpets and upholstery. These pet shedding are usually trapped among the weaving of your carpets which require extra effort to take out. Also, pet hair can clog in your cleaner’s brush and tubing, which can make it more troublesome to clean and the cleaner will require more frequent maintenance. Regular cleaners may not be durable enough for these elements, so they do not last long enough. Specially designed pet vacuum cleaners solve these issues.
Must Have Features for Pet Vacuum Cleaners
Vacuum cleaners for homes with pets must have better suction power, special tubing, efficient filtration, additional attachments and greater durability.
Pet hairs are tangled deep into carpets. Also, they tend to wrap around brush roll and they may also stop within your vacuum’s tubing. Pet vacuum cleaners have greater suction power to pull out the hair from the carpets and upholstery with less effort, and to carry the hair into the collection container.
If a vacuum’s suction tubing is located on one side of the head, instead of being sucked in the pet hair will wrap around the brush roller and even return to the carpet as you clean. Also, if the tubing is narrow it is more likely that it will become clogged with pet hair making the cleaner inefficient and louder. For homes with pets, the suction tube must be located at the middle of the head and it must also be wide.
Pet dander, urine, feces and saliva can cause allergic reactions. Moreover, pet hairs encourage growth of mold and bacteria. These particles are smaller, and can be returned back into the air with the vacuum exhaust if adequate filters are not used. Pet vacuum cleaners must have HEPA filters that can trap particles as small as 0.3 microns. Also, consider cleaners with UV sterilization against these contaminants.
For vacuum cleaners for pet hair, the openings of the attachments must be wider to prevent clogging. These tools must provide better flexibility and reach to remove pet dander from tighter spaces. Also, upholstery and stair tools with motorized bristle brushes are essential to pull pet hair out.
Pet vacuum cleaners need to do more heavy work due to larger amount of debris and allergens in homes with pets. Therefore, these appliances should be tougher and durable for increased lifetime.