A dog is a man’s best friend but cleaning up after them is a pet owner’s nightmare. Removing pet hair, furs or even dander can be a big problem and if you love your pets so much, you probably have hair all over your clothes as well. Although any vacuum can clean up the mess, there are still those cleaners that work wonders and can pick up just about any fur that you run it through.
Shopping for a Vacuum Cleaner
Before you go ahead and purchase the first available cleaner, there are factors to consider. First off is the purpose of the cleaner. Are you going to use the cleaner on carpets only or are you also using it for bare floors? Do you want a handheld, upright or bulky one? Is your pet an excessive shedder or just a minimal or occasional shedder? What is your budget, would you stick to it or are you okay with spending more?
Features to Look For
Once you know the overall purpose of the vacuum that you are going to purchase, the next step would be to look for the features that would complement your needs. If your pet sheds a lot, choose a vacuum that has strong extracting capability but minimal blowback. This deeply removes shedding without the risk of the furs scattering. Some vacuums also have bag filters with activated carbons eliminating odors and reducing allergies caused by dust particles. Another great feature to look for is the automatic bag release. Some vacuums have this option allowing one to directly release the bag to the trash bin thus preventing the contents from accidentally spilling.
Pet owners that have allergies should also look for products that are certified asthma and allergy friendly. These vacuums have passed and are certified by a professional board so one is assured that the cleaner has a filter that would prevent dirty particles from being released resulting to a cleaner exhaust air.
Aside from these features, it is also important to look for the right vacuum that would serve you well. A handheld vacuum cleaner can be a good one if you have a small pet that sheds minimally but may not be the right one for pets that shed a lot. If you have a small area, look for one that is not only lightweight but also foldable so it doesn’t take up much space. If you have large space and lots of pets, opt for a vacuum that has interchangeable parts so you are assured that you will be able to clean every nook and cranny.