We all love pets. The happiness that they bring is unmatched but raising a pet is not easy. Along with the time that you need to spend with it, you need some extra time to clean up the mess that a pet creates. A well behaved pet may not create a mess but most if not all pets shed hair and dander and this can cause a mess. Cleaning pet hair and dander is not easy and you need to get a pet vacuum cleaner. Buying a pet vacuum cleaner can be easy if some research is done.

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Do not make these mistakes if you are planning to buy a pet vacuum cleaner.

  1. Not realizing why it’s important – while a pet is a wonderful addition to the family, it comes with a few problems. When shed, its hair and fur can fly all around the house. As the deposits grow, they can not only mar the aesthetics of the home but also cause serious problems like breathing issues and respiratory problems. They can also aggravate allergies. It would be incorrect to think that mere sweeping or mopping, even if done every day, will suffice. Pet hair needs something more heavy-duty.
  2. Buying a general vacuum cleaner – the common misconception is that a household vacuum cleaner will be enough to take care of pet hair problems. This is not the case. A general vacuum cleaner cannot perform the in-depth cleaning that pet hair normally requires. Thus, investing in a vacuum cleaner that is built with the express reason of handling your pet requirements is mandatory.
  3. Not focusing on what’s important – the biggest requirement in a pet vacuum is its suction power. It should reach hard to get to places and remove embedded pet hairs and dander as and when required. Suction power can help achieve that. This power depends on any number of aspects, from wattage to battery pack. Some vacuums don’t have enough power when suction and additional motors are applied. Make sure you clear this with the dealer before you go ahead with the purchase.
  4. Not ensuring brush inclusion – suction power is vital but brush roller is also required. Especially when it comes to upholstery and fabric, a brush roller is what you need to remove pet hair. Some rollers are built in such a way that they don’t get tangled up with hair. They are also self-cleaning, with just a touch of a button. This makes them handy when it comes to eliminating other kinds of debris too. Rotator brushes are great for carpets and rugs as well.
  5. Not considering the weight of the vacuum cleaner – this is true especially for a large space, and one with stairs and steps. Carrying the vacuum cleaner up and down can be a huge chore! Find the best vacuum for pets that doesn’t weigh a lot so you can clean with ease and without pain.
  6. Not considering what you’d be willing to pay – while it may be tempting to go in for the top of the line vacuum cleaner, you should keep a budget firmly in mind. Handheld and stick models cost less, robotic and canister type vacuum cleaners cost a great deal. Upright models fall in between. Almost every model comes with HEPA filter to remove dirt, fur and dander.
  7. Not thinking about your pet – if your pet is jumpy, spend a little extra and buy a quieter cleaner. If it sheds a lot, think about keeping it off the furniture and rugs so as to ensure a clean home.

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