Removing pet hair in the home
Pets cause mess around the home – but the most impactful on our health is the hair that they shed. Once animal hair grows to a certain length it falls, resulting in continuous shedding. Removing pet hair is important, but it can be tricky to stay on top of.
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.
Conventional vacuums may struggle to remove the smaller particles in pet hair, but the engineering involved in each of Dyson’s vacuums make them an ideal pet hair vacuum. Pioneering detection and filtration technology, alongside targeted tools like the Stubborn dirt brush make vacuuming pet hair seamless, every time.
For tips on how to remove dog hair or cat hair, including how to get dog hair out of the carpet, read on.
3 February 2022
What is pet dander?
Pet food and dirt brought in from outside is visible to us, but other forms of mess are undetectable and therefore harder to remove. The microscopic life that accompanies pet dander can inhabit a range of areas in the home and when left to build-up, impact the health quality of homes.
Invisible to the naked eye, pet dander is made up of tiny skin particles that are shed by pets onto surfaces. 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.
1Quantity and size of dust displayed on screen varies depending on usage. Automatic suction adaptation only occurs in auto mode.
2Laser engineered for hard floors. Effectiveness of laser impacted by ambient light conditions, debris type and surface.
3Suction tested to IEC 62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode.
4Compared to Dyson V8™ vacuums, tested by independent third party laboratories.
5Tight spaces refer to gaps that are wider than 20.7cm.
6Tested to EN60312-1:2017 clause 5.1 for hard floors in Max mode.