Attributes to Look for When Buying a Vacuum to Clean up After Your Pet

A pet is a treasured part of the family, but these beloved creatures can fill your home with hair, dirt and dander. However, with the right vacuum cleaner, you can easily enjoy a pet and a clean home at the same time. If you are in the market for a pet-friendly vacuum, here are some features to look for:

Hand Tools and Extenders

Hand tools and extenders let you vacuum the hard to reach spots that your pet gets into. If your cat likes to sleep behind the sofa or your puppy likes to hang out on your favourite chair, these tools let you easily remove the hair from those spots.

Motorised Heads

To make your hand tools even more powerful, consider getting a motorised head. These small attachments contain tiny internal motors that spin small brushes. This increases the amount of hair and dirt that you can pick up with your vacuum. This is useful for picking up hair as well as getting the dirt that your pets bring in on their paws.

Pet Brush Attachments

One of the newest ideas to hit the vacuum cleaner market is the pet brush attachment. This attachment gently brushes your pet's hair, and it sucks up the hair and dead skin before it lands on your floor. However, you need to consider whether or not your pet will like this kind of attachment.

HEPA Filtration

Pet dander can be full of bacteria, and if you use a vacuum that does not have a HEPA filter, that bacteria can get blown right back onto your floor. Ideally, you want a HEPA filter to remove allergens from your carpet, but you also need powerful suction to ensure that the vacuum actually picks up the allergens in the first place.

A Quiet Motor

A noisy vacuum can make pets anxious and annoyed. If your pet is especially sensitive to these sounds, consider looking for a vacuum with a quiet motor. There are vacuums on the market that are designed to be quiet. However, you ultimately need to weigh the suction power of a vacuum with its noise levels.

Steam Mops

In addition to making sure you get a vacuum cleaner that can handle pet hair and pet-affiliated dirt, you need to get something that can handle your pet's 'accidents'. Steam mops use water to clean soiled flooring, and then, they suck up the dirty water to ensure that your floor is as clean as possible.

For more information, contact a company like Cleaners Warehouse (Brisbane) Pty Ltd.