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Cleaning Tools for Pet Owners

cleaning tools for pet owners

Having a pet is a responsibility and can involve a lot of cleaning.  Be it dirty paws, drool, shedding fur, or toys everywhere, you will have some house cleaning to do when you get a pet.  Let’s discuss a few of the best cleaning tools for pet owners;  you can add them to your house cleaning arsenal to assist you in keeping a clean and healthy home.

Vacuums for Pet Hair Removal

These handy little gems come in all shapes and sizes.  A vacuum is a must have for everybody but especially, pet owners.

How can you decide the best vacuum for your needs?

First, you must consider the size of your home. Do you have enough storage for a large vacuum cleaner or do you need to go with something smaller?

Second, what is your budget?

Dyson DC41 Animal runs around $550 and considered one of the best bagless vacuums out there when it comes to pet hair.  The suction is the very strong and works on carpets as well as bare floors.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV350 runs about $180, is light weight and an upright.  It is a great value for such a powerful little vac.

I personally love the Makita 18V LXT Lithium-ion Compact Cordless Vacuum. It is wonderful for small jobs, easy to clean, and quite efficient. It uses the battery from the Makita drill and is easy to store.

Carpet Cleaners for Pet Stains

Another must have tool is a carpet cleaner.  It will aid in keeping your carpet fresh and clean and when little accidents take place; this tool is a life saver for you and it will extend the life of your carpet. There are so many amazing carpet cleaners out there that you can simply search the web or consumer reports.

One recommended cleaner is the Bissell SpotBot Pet Deep Cleaner.  Running an average of $130.00 this tool is amazing!  It can be left on to run automatically.  So say you have a stubborn stain, simply turn on the the Spotbot and let it do its thing.  Plus it comes with a long cord so you don’t have to worry about the inconvenience of plugging and unplugging the cord.

If your budget allows for a little more wiggle room, the BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner is the one for you. It currently sells on Amazon for $399.99 but usually retails closer to $600.00. The machine boasts all of the “look fors” in a machine that will do the job right the first time. This model has larger dual tanks too, which allows you to cover more area before having to refill the clean water tank.

Look for the following in a carpet cleaner: deep cleaning machine, dual tanks to separate dirty and clean water and rotating brush – which will allow for scrubbing action to take place.

So, just a few simple ideas on what you as a pet owner may want to invest in when thinking about a clean house.  Hopefully, these suggestions will help you keep pet hair, odor and dust in general at bay.

Do you currently have a pet related gadget or cleaning tool that you simply can’t live without?  Tell us!

 

 

Caroline Kellam

Caroline Kellam

Caroline Kellam is the co-owner of PAWSitive Strides Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services and a huge animal lover. She and her husband, Brian, share their home with six (yes, you read it right, six!) rescued dogs and three cockatiels (one of which was found on a neighbor's roof). She would love to have a cat or two as well, but the dogs (and the birds) will simply not stand for it.
Caroline Kellam

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