If you have problems with pet hairs you are not alone, one in two households owns a pet, so 14 million pet owners have difficulty removing embedded pet hairs from carpets, upholstery and large chunks of pet hair floating around hard floors.

What is the right vacuum cleaner to tackle the problem of removing pet hairs? It is certainly one of the toughest tasks for a vacuum cleaner. Many vacuum cleaner manufacturers offer extensive portfolios of pet-cleaning specific products – machines and pet related cleaning formulae, all readily available.

If your house has a large area of wall-to-wall carpets then I strongly recommend an upright cleaner. Look at the vacuums, which have a powerful brush action to groom the carpets and pick up those, stubborn pet hairs. Upright vacuums are also a quicker way to vacuum your carpets and pick up the pet hair, have a look at the Sebo SX7 L

If you have large areas of hard floor with rugs then a cylinder cleaner will be much easier to use on hard floors as upright cleaners really don’t work that well on hard floors. Look for the tools that come with the vacuum, there are a wide selection of pet cylinder cleaners with turbo tools such as the Miele C3 Pure Cat & Dog Pro.

For houses which don’t have miles of carpet to clean then the bulk of the quality cordless vacuum cleaners all have rotating brushes in the floor nozzle which will groom out the pet hairs but the bin will fill up quick so you need to empty it frequently.

A popular trend from Europe and new to the UK are the water based products that use a process of water filtration, just add water and then after vacuuming pour away the debris down the toilet or drain. The best on the market is the Thomas Pet & Family no bags to buy and you can also wash carpets, hard floors and upholstery.