Pets are a major part of our life, whether you have a dog or cat. They are our companions and only true friend. But, sometimes our pets give us a headache. Many animals shed their hair, it’s only natural; but when you are always getting sucked into cleaning up behind your furry friend.
It is hard and often time consuming, but with the right equipment you can take this tedious task and transform it into an easy task. No I am not talking about purchasing a professional pet grooming kit!
All you need to have is the perfect vacuum for picking up pet hair. These are some things to take into consideration when looking for the right vacuum to combat pet hair.
Suction Power Watts/Air Watts
This is important to look at, because this tells you how good the machine is at picking up debris and most importantly pet hair. If you get a vacuum with a low watt setting, chances are you’re going to end up having to run over your carpet more than once. Depending on the type of vacuum you chose, watt values can vary. The safest bet is to either look up recommended watt values for the brand you are looking for.
This actually goes hand in hand with the amount of wattage your vacuum has. No matter how great a vacuum may be, a clogged filter may cause major problems. If you notice that your vacuum isn’t picking up as many items as it did previously, then chances are you need to check your filter. If your vacuum has a HEPA Filter, you may have to invest in one that contains more wattage, because it requires more power to pull particles through small woven openings that the HEPA filter has.
It is imperative to check the vacuum bag, depending on how many times you use your vacuum and how dirty your place is. If you are an avid user of a vacuum, you should probably check it four to five months. The amount of times you check it, also depends on the size of the bag. Some vacuums come with built in indicator that indicates that it’s time to change the bag. If you don’t change the bag, it will release the dust back into the air, or in this case unwanted pet hair.
When looking for the best vacuum for the removal of pet hair, there are many things to look at. These are a few things that will help you to not only choose a good vacuum cleaner, but also, to choose one that will last for a very long time.