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How to Prevent Pet Hair From Destroying Your Vacuum Cleaner?

If you have pets in your home, then you know how hard pet hair can be to clean. It can show up not only on sofas and carpets, but also on beds and out of sight. It's hard to clean and for some people there can be allergic reactions. For this reason, most people choose a vacuum cleaner to clean it up. But if it's a regular vacuum, you may be at risk of damage to the vacuum.

Buy the Right Vacuum Cleaner

There are hundreds of models to choose from on the market. Whether it's an upright, canister or robotic vacuum, what you need is a model designed for pet hair. Example: Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Canister Vacuum. Maybe a cheaper vacuum is more exciting, but it struggles to handle pet hair.

Cause of damage:

When pet hair enters the motor, it causes suction to drop. Soon the motor will stop working due to overheating.

Pet hair can also clog the filter, which can also cause suction to drop and destroy the vacuum.

Hoses, pipes, and brushes will have some pet hair more or less, and not cleaning for a long time will also clog the vacuum. It will increase the pressure of the vacuum, resulting in the vacuum not working well.

Ways to prevent damage:
Clean or replace filter

Change or clean your filter frequently. Regularly cleaning your vacuum will keep the vacuum running well and suction at its best. Cleaning your filter will also remove odors. Most manufacturers recommend cleaning every two or three months, but if you have pets, you will need to clean more often.

Cleaning hoses and pipes

The process of cleaning the hose is simple. You need to check the hose for blockages, and if so, remove it with a stick. You can also pour water into it to make sure it is unobstructed. After cleaning, wait until it is completely dry before reassembling.

Cleaning Brushes and Rollers

Check that there are no hair tangles on the brush. The previous article talked about how to clean the brush, which can be referred to.

Choose bagless vacuum

Frequent replacement of vacuum bags is also an expensive expense, so it is best to buy a bagless vacuum. This cleans up the trash halfway through the cup and maintains optimal vacuuming.


Depilate your pet regularly, which will reduce the amount of pet hair in your home. Bathing your pet regularly is also a great way to remove hair. The best way to prevent pet hair from ruining your vacuum is to buy one that fits your pet's hair.


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