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Pet Hair Problems?

 

Pets that many of us have in our homes present a real challenge for us to keep our homes clean and free of pet hair and odors.  Here are some tips and suggestions for types of vacuums and accessories that may help.

Upright Vacuums 

       Uprights are ideal for cleaning homes with more carpeting than bare floors.  Many high quality vacuums we sell have a metal brush roll that uses four long-lasting, highly resilient nylon bristles that are stiffer than most bristles on other brands of vacuums. Stiffer bristles are designed to pick up more dirt from your carpet, including hair, and provide for better grooming of your carpet. The bristles "ball" up the pet hair, making it easier for the vacuum to pick up.

      Keeping the dust you pick up from blowing back out of your vacuum is very important.  Many of the vacuums we sell feature Filtrete & HEPA filter media, which captures 99.97% of all contaminants, making them a perfect choice for allergy sufferers.  Other machines we sel use carbon in one of their filters to remove odors as the air moves through your vacuum to make the exhausted air smell fresh.  These high quality filters capture contaminants as small as 0.1 microns like dust, pollen, ragweed, dust mites, bacteria, and tobacco smoke.


Tools and Attachments


        Optional tools and attachments, such as turbo brushes will make cleaning easier and more effective when cleaning pet hair on furniture, draperies, and hard to reach places.

 

      We offer many different attachment sets for your special needs cleaning or for cleaning those hard to reach places that are usually piled with pet hair.  All attachments are universal fit-all for any model or brand. Simply plug one end of the hose into the back of your vacuum and the other end attach your desired brush. Clean your stairs, furniture, blinds, curtains, ceiling fans, closets, cars and more.  Most sets come with a hose, attachment wands and other brushes and attachments.

  • Using a dusting brush can work wonders in grabbing fine pet hair.  The brush grabs tiny hairs and collects them together, resulting in a hairball to stick to the attachment’s bristles.  The vacuum can suck up the ball of hair easier.
  • Use the crevice tool to help isolate hair stuck in between furniture cushions, which may harbor accumulated pet hair.
  • Shorter nozzle attachments enable pet owners to easily sweep pet hairs off curtains and fabric blinds.
  • Optional Turbo Tools have a spinning brushroll to better clean upholstry on your furnature and carpet on stairs.  These handy attachments pick up that pet hair and other material faster and easier than a regular upholstry tool or brush.


Canister Vacuums

      Canister vacuums are best suited for homes that have more bare floors than carpeting.  Pet owners with a lot of bare floor surfaces generally find canisters as the most effective vacuum to use for cleaning these types of homes and eliminating pet hair.  Canisters are easy to maneuver and have the same great filtration as an upright.  Using attachment tools with the canisters will maximize your cleaning ability.

 

 

Below are several tips, that when combined with consistent vacuuming habits, can ensure a pet hair-free home.

 

  • Invest in lint or pet hair rollers.  Made up of layers of sticky tape, pet hair rollers are easy to use and offer a quick solution for tough pet hair issues.  Although vacuuming removes the loose hairs off of upholstery, the pet hair rollers finish the job by grabbing hair that has woven into or layered on furniture.  Be selective about what rollers you purchase, some lint rollers can actually make pet hair problems worse by leaving a sticky film on upholstery, which attracts more hair.
  • Wear rubber gloves to help grab loose pet hair off of furniture and upholstery. Rubbing a gloved hand over affected areas ball up pet hair.  The hairballs usually end up clinging to the gloves for easier clean up.  Remaining hair can be vacuumed up in minutes.
  • Dampen a washcloth to rub over extremely hairy areas.  A damp washcloth works almost the same way as the rubber gloves, making pet hair stick to the washcloth, which can be tossed in the dirty laundry.
  • Vacuum your pets, if possible.  Many dogs love the massaging feel of a vacuum hose, which removes lose hair that would otherwise be shed.  When vacuuming your pet, do not use attachment tools. Attachments could get tangled in the animal's hair.
  • Beware:  Do NOT vacuum your pet if it is afraid of the vacuum cleaner.  Vacuuming an animal that is afraid of the vacuum could result in an injury to the pet owner.  As a rule, cats are not fond of vacuum cleaners, therefore, do NOT vacuum your cat.
  • Brush your pets outside.  Brushing helps remove loose hair and dander, and most animals enjoy the experience.
  • Of course, you can also give your pet a haircut for a new look and less shedding during the hot months.

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