How to clean pet hair around the home
Pets shed hair around the house continuously, and the unique structure of their coats makes cleaning and pet hair removal particularly difficult. Once animal hair reaches a certain length it becomes loose and falls – dog breeds like German Shepherds, Collies and Samoyeds are especially prone to losing hair in spring and autumn.
Pet hair embeds itself ‘electrostatically’ to hard floors and carpeted surfaces. If left, pet allergens and the microscopic life that accompanies pet hair can trigger allergies and impair air quality and the health of homes.
Dyson engineers have developed the most effective way to remove dog hair, using a combination of high-powered airflow and active agitation from targeted tools like the Stubborn dirt brush. To discover the most advanced vacuum for pet hair removal and the best methods to clean pet hair from the home, read on.
12 January 2022
What is pet dander?
Mess created by pets can be both visible and undetectable. Alongside pet food, dirt and mud brought in from outside, microscopic life like pet dander can inhabit a range of areas in the home and impact overall health.
Invisible to the naked eye, pet dander is composed of tiny skin particles shed by pets onto surfaces and through air in household dust. Once these microscopic particles become airborne, dust mites and skin flakes containing pet allergens can be inhaled, triggering allergies. Pet dander builds up on soft furnishings like mattresses, carpets and upholstery and is the food source of dust mites.
For many pet owners, the frustration of constantly cleaning up hair is an everyday problem, particularly as we spend more time indoors. But spotting the hair is half the battle. Beyond the locks left behind is a world of microscopic mess consisting of skin, hair and dirt. Here's how to deal with it.
1Laser engineered for hard floors. Effectiveness of laser influenced by ambient light conditions, debris type and surface.
2Quantity and size of dust displayed on screen varies depending on usage. Automatic suction adaptation only occurs in auto mode.
3Quantity and size of dust displayed on screen varies depending on usage. Automatic suction adaptation only occurs in auto mode.
4Tested against ASTM F1977-04 (particles sized 0.3-0.5 microns), tested in Boost mode.
5Tight spaces refer to gaps that are wider than 20.7cm.
6Compared to Dyson V8™ vacuums, tested by independent third party laboratories.