Dealing with pet hair can be a difficult task, especially if you have carpets on parts or most of your house. Pet hair tend to get stuck in between the fibres of your carpets, meaning a regular vacuum cleaner is not able to pick them up. So what are you going to do?
It All Depends on the Type of Carpet
In general, carpets are divided into 3 types:
- Low pile carpets
- Medium pile carpets
- High pile carpets
While low pile carpets are the easiest to keep clean, medium- and high pile carpets are a whole different story. The thick and tall fibres makes it almost impossible for most vacuum cleaners to get to the bottom of the carpet and pick up the dirt, which means it will never be properly cleaned unless you invest in a special type of floor attachment. Hair and dist will find its way down through the fibres, and as time goes by it will embed itself deeper and deeper.
This is where you need special tools.
Choosing a Proper Floor Attachment
Most vacuum cleaners, no matter if it’s an upright or a canister vacuum, come with a universal attachment that is suitable for hard floors and low pile carpets.
However, if you have medium- or high pile carpets, you might want to consider a vacuum cleaner with some kind of powered floor attachment, which has a rotating brush attached to it.
The rotating brush is normally powered by a motor, but some models are also powered by an arrangement, that utilizes the airflow to make it rotate.
While some people consider this a useless gimmick, it is actually quite efficient on stubborn surfaces, like high pile carpets with lots of pet hair in it. It lifts the fibres and opens them, all while the brushes pick up pet- and human hair, making it possible for the vacuum to suck it all up.
If you decide on buying a vacuum cleaner with a powered floor attachment, you shouldn’t choose one of the cheapest models. However, there’s no need to go for the most expensive model either, as long as you stay away from some of the cheapest ones. Go with a model that has great user ratings and perhaps a few positive expert reviews, to make sure you get one of the best models.
You can also check Reviuu.com, and see which models are ranked among the best right now.
Choose a Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
While bagged vacuum cleaners have a few benefits that bagless models don’t have, you will certainly be better off choosing a bagless model if you have one or more dogs. Bags fill up quickly and need to be replaced, and the cost of new bags quickly runs up.
Luckily there are plenty of great bagless vacuum cleaners out there, and they are both easy to use and very efficient on most floor types.