Below, are our pick of the best carpet cleaners for households with pets. Carpets are soft to walk on and make our homes cosier; however, pets and carpets are not always the most compatible. When furry friends walk or play on the carpet, the fabric will rapidly trap dirt, dust, and bacteria.
Deep cleaning the carpets may seem like a daunting task, especially if you have an entirely carpeted home, but you will be surprised how quickly you can get the job done with the right carpet cleaner. Whether you have entirely carpeted floors or just a few segments, here are the best available carpet cleaners for all budgets.
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Pet owners will know that accidents are bound to happen, and sometimes, a standard carpet spray or 'shake and vac' solution sometimes doesn't cut it when it comes to wee or mud stains. If you have a pet that is guilty of messing up your beloved carpets, carpet cleaners are a great investment as their powerful scrubbing brushes mix with amazing suction.
Best carpet cleaners for pet homes at a glance
• Best all-around carpet cleaner: BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro - View Offer on Amazon UK
• Best compact cleaner: VAX Compact Power CWCPV011 Upright Carpet Cleaner - View Offer at Argos
• Best multi-purpose carpet cleaner: VYTRONIX WSH60 Multi-Function Wet + Dry Vacuum Cleaner + Carpet Cleaner - View Offer on Amazon UK
The cleaner's brushes agitate, scrub and loosen the dirt and/or stain and then the powerful vacuum suction lifts it away - making easy work of tasks that usually require a lot of effort. Even if you only use your carpet cleaner once a month, they're especially good at removing ingrained dirt and knotted-in animal hair on a wider scale, which means you'll have faith knowing your carpets have had a proper clean from top to bottom.
The best carpet cleaners for homes with pets:
Best all-around carpet cleaner
One of the top-rated carpet cleaners on the market is the BISSELL Pro Heat 2x Revolution Pet Pro,
- Quick drying
- Some reviews say it is very loud
The Vax ECR2V1P Dual Power Pet Advance Carpet Cleaner is designed with Twin Tank Technology that
- Easy to use
- Not as powerful as others on the market
- Took a long time to dry
Best compact cleaner
If you are looking for a compact super-light carpet cleaner, this VAX Compact Power CWCPV011
- Easy to use
- Quick drying
- No attachments
- Tricky to clean as brush doesn't come out easily
Best for hard surfaces
Ideal for regular, routine cleaning as well as those messy accidents that happen in an active
- Features two tank system
- Sturdy cleaner option
- Great for hard floors
- Pricier to run
- Small tank capacity
Best multi-purpose carpet cleaner
This multi-purpose VYTRONIX WSH60 Multi-Function Wet + Dry Vacuum Cleaner + Carpet Cleaner is
- Easy to pull around
- Great price
- Does three things in one
- Some attachments are tricky to get off
Best carpet cleaner for larger homes
The Vax ECB1SPV1 Platinum Power Max Carpet Cleaner claims to remove up to 93 per cent of fungi,
- Large water tank
- Powerful and effective
- Brushes hard to clean
Best carpet cleaner for spot cleaning
This Rug Doctor Spot Portable Cylinder Carpet Cleaner is suitable for getting rid of spills and
- Great for smaller spaces
- Won't clean large areas
Most reliable carpet cleaner
Many regard Henry as the ultimate vacuum brand in the cleaning world, and this carpet cleaner
- Sturdy and long-lasting
- Can use on carpet and hard floors
- None we can think of!
How often should you clean your carpets?
It is advised that you deep clean your carpet at least once a year. However, different environmental factors will change this. For example, every three to six months would be more suitable if you have a large household, several pets, or smoke indoors.
Cleaning your carpets regularly will ensure that any bacteria, dust, pet hair or allergens are eradicated, making it more comfortable for those with asthma or allergies. It also ensures that your home smells fresh and your carpets will keep in good condition for longer.
Ellen Kinsey is a Senior Health & Wellness Product Writer for Take A Break, specialising in natural health. She lives and breathes all things food, travel and wellness.