Pet Vacuum Cleaners

June 2, 2023 – 4 min read 

There is nothing more annoying than allergies. The bad news is allergy sufferers are all too familiar with pet hair flaring up their symptoms at home. The good news? Creating an allergy friendly home may be more achievable than you think. Below are features to look out for to ensure your next vacuum is powerful enough to suck up any debris - even pet hair.

Woman vacuums whilst dog watches on couch

Powerful Suction

Having a rolling brush inside the vacuum cleaner head removes stubborn pet hair from carpets, rugs and furniture. The only problem is that pet hair can get caught around the brush, which then takes time to untangle. The Dyson V11 Cordless Vacuum tackles this head on by featuring a motor inside the brush bar to make picking up pet hair and deep dust easier than ever.

When a vacuum cleaner has more powerful suction, hairs won’t get stuck on the brush, instead they’ll be sucked straight into the vacuum. This is why pet vacuums have more suction power than other vacuum cleaners!

A Large, Straight Tube

The power of suction is impacted by the size and straightness of the tube from the head of the vacuum to the body. The bigger and straighter the tube, the more suction power you’ll have for pet hair, and you'll avoid annoying brush tangles.

Vacuums with smaller tubes and bends in the tube won't produce as much suction power, which is essential for pesky pet hairs.

“The power of suction is impacted by the size and straightness of the tube from the head of the vacuum to the body”

Rotating Brush

Do you need a pet vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush? That depends on the type of flooring you have in your home. Having a rotating brush inside the head of the vacuum cleaner removes hairs from carpet and rugs as the bristles dislodge and lift hairs up into the vacuum cleaner, however it may not be as suitable on wooden floors.

Factor in your flooring when comparing different models and see if the rotating brush can be activated for carpets and deactivated for hard floors. The Samsung Jet 60 Pet Cordless Vacuum has different Jet Fit Brushes to adjust to multi-surface cleaning, including a rotating brush for carpets and rugs.

HEPA Filter

No-one wants bacteria, mould and fungi floating around in their home. As much as we love our furry friends, their bodily functions can bring all these nasties into our houses. So how do we keep our homes hygienically clean?

If you choose a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, you’ll be able to trap 99.97% of tiny particles of up to 0.3 microns—so a vacuum with a HEPA filter is highly recommended for people with pets, especially when there are asthma or allergy sufferers in the house.

Robot vacuum cleans pet hair whilst owner relaxes

Less Hair, More Love

Choosing the right vacuum cleaner allows you to keep your home and car clean and pet hair free. No one wants their seats and surfaces coated in a layer of hair or see tumble weeds of pet hair roll past during dinner!

Keeping all the listed features in mind, you can now start comparing different vacuum cleaners, and can choose one that ensures less hair in your home and more love for your fur baby.

Visit us in-store or online for more advice on choosing the perfect pet vacuum for your home. To learn more about vacuum cleaners, check out our Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide and discover all the features to look out for.

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