What Is The Best Commercial Vacuum For Pet Hair?: 4 Options

Caring for pets is important, but you still need to keep your facility clean and free of excessive pet hair and dander.

Pet hair is difficult to clean from surfaces in your facility because pet hair tends to get stuck to fabric or pile up on hard surfaces.

If your business provides pet care services or allows pets in the building, you may notice that your floors, chairs, and other furniture get covered in pet hair quickly.

This can cause your facility to have a dirty appearance and affect how your customers and guests view your business.

To maintain a clean, sanitary facility, you and your cleaning staff should have the best equipment for removing pet hair from areas in your building.

The best vacuum for removing pet hair will have a few key features to ensure that you’re getting the best clean from your equipment.

Since pet hair easily accumulates on all types of surfaces including your floors and other objects, like chairs, rugs, and furniture, you should have a vacuum that can be used on a variety of materials.

We recommend using a vacuum with excellent filtration, powerful suction, and versatility to clean pet hair from the surfaces in your facility.

In this article, we’ll review the 4 best commercial vacuums for removing pet hair in your facility and the features that make them effective.

What is the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair?

There are many different commercial vacuums, but not all of them are equally effective at cleaning pet hair from the surfaces in your facility.

We recommend these 4 commercial vacuums for cleaning pet hair in your facility:

  1. CERTO ® Dual Motor Upright
  2. CERTO ® HEPA Backpack
  3. ProTeam ®  ProForce 1500XP
  4. ProTeam ®  Super Coach Pro 6

1. CERTO ® Dual Motor Upright

The CERTO ®  Dual Motor Upright (DMU) is an upright vacuum that is designed to offer consistent cleaning in your facility. 

CERTO Dual Motor Upright Vacuum

This vacuum is a great option for removing pet hair from the commercial hard floors in your pet-friendly business because the CERTO ®  DMU has a dual motor. 

A dual motor vacuum has one motor that runs the brush roller, and another that runs the suction. This will allow your cleaning staff to isolate the vacuum suction from the brush to achieve the best clean for the floor type.

Brush Type

The CERTO ®  DMU has a brush roller that rotates and picks up dirt, dust, and debris from your floors. The bristles of the brush grab and trap pet hair from the surfaces in your facility.

Brush rollers may become clogged if used to remove pet hair without being cleaned regularly.

The CERTO ®  DMU also comes with a variety of cleaning tools that enhance the clean of other areas, including:

  • Crevice Tool
  • Plastic Wand
  • Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery Tool

With these tools, the CERTO ®  DMU can be used to clean a variety of surfaces without spreading dander or damaging the surfaces in your facility.

For example, the upholstery tool can be used to clean pet hair from upholstered surfaces easily.

Filtration

Pet dander can accumulate in your facility and may cause allergic reactions for the people in your building.

The CERTO ®  DMU comes equipped with a HEPA media filter.

HEPA media filters are highly effective at keeping the air in your facility clean.

A vacuum with HEPA media filtration can help improve your facility’s indoor air quality (IAQ) by capturing small contaminants and keeping them from re-entering the air.

The filter on this vacuum will trap 98.73% of contaminants collected from the floor, including pet hair and dander.

Cleaning Capacity

This vacuum has a HEPA media filter bag capacity of 3.25 quarts.

The CERTO ®  Dual Motor Upright also has a cleaning path of 15 inches. The small size of this vacuum will make it easy for your cleaning team to clean tight areas in your facility.

2. CERTO ®  HEPA Backpack

The CERTO ®  HEPA Backpack is a backpack vacuum that has a HEPA media vacuum bag. This backpack is extremely ergonomic and helps your staff clean without having to worry about pulling a canister or maneuvering an upright. 

ProTeam Backpack Vacuum

Brush Type

Backpack vacuums like this one don’t have brush rollers. They use cleaning tools to pick up dirt, dust, and dander from your floors.

This makes the CERTO ®  HEPA Backpack a great choice for pet hair pick up since there is no risk of a clogged brush roller.

This vacuum comes with:

  • 2 Piece Wand
  • Floor Tool
  • Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool
  • Carpet Paddle
  • Carpet Tool
  • Hose

These tools will make it possible for you to use this vacuum on hard floors, carpeted floors, and on upholstered surfaces, like chairs, curtains, etc.

The upholstery tool that this vacuum comes with allows this vacuum to be used to clean fabrics in your facility. 

For example, if you have a veterinarian clinic, you can use this vacuum with the upholstery tool to clean the chairs in the waiting room that become covered in pet hair.

Filtration

This vacuum comes with a HEPA media vacuum bag. 

This vacuum bag will trap contaminants that are collected from your floors so they aren’t redistributed back into the air.

This is especially important for removing pet hair and dander that may negatively affect people with pet allergies in your facility.

Cleaning Capacity

The CERTO ®  HEPA Backpack has a 10-quart cleaning capacity. This vacuum has the largest vacuum bag of the machines that we’ve included on the list.

A large capacity vacuum will allow your cleaning staff to clean your facility multiple times without having to change your vacuum bag.

This backpack vacuum is lightweight and easily maneuverable, which increases the mobility of your cleaning team and allows them to clean in tight spaces.

3. ProTeam ®  ProForce 1500XP

The ProTeam ®  ProForce 1500XP is an upright vacuum that has a dual motor. The motor on this vacuum makes it a powerful option for removing pet hair from your floors.

ProTeam ProForce 1500XP Vacuum

Like the other dual motor vacuum on this list, this model has two motors: one motor to run the brush roller and another to run vacuum suction. Dual motor vacuums are very powerful and offer the flexibility to clean with or without the brush roller. 

Brush Type

This vacuum comes with a brush roller that allows for good debris pickup and removes pet hair from your commercial floors.

The ProForce 1500XP also comes with 2 cleaning tools that can be used to enhance the way the vacuum cleans your floors:

  • Crevice Tool
  • Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery Tool

These tools make it possible for this vacuum to be used on hard floors, carpeted floors, and upholstered surfaces. 

The upholstery tool will allow the vacuum to pick up pet hair and dander from furniture that can attract and hold large amounts of contaminants.

Filtration

The ProForce has a 3-stage ProLevel filtration system.

This filtration system includes a HEPA media filter, which makes it highly efficient. 

The HEPA media filtration will capture and remove up to 98.7% of dust, dirt, and allergens at 0.3 microns. This means that the ProForce 1500XP is a good choice for removing allergy-causing pet hair.

Cleaning Capacity

The ProForce 1500XP has a cleaning capacity of 3.25 quarts and a cleaning path of 15 inches.

This smaller commercial vacuum is perfect for cleaning small to medium facilities. The slim design will allow the vacuum to clean under desks, chairs, tables, and other tight areas or objects.

4. ProTeam ®  Super Coach Pro 6

The ProTeam ®  Super Coach Pro 6 is a backpack vacuum that has exceptional suction power. This machine will be highly effective at removing pet hair and dander from a variety of surfaces in your facility.

ProTeam Supercoach Pro 6 Vacuum

Brush Type

This backpack vacuum doesn’t have a brush roller, which eliminates the risk of a clogged brush roller for you and your cleaning staff.

The Super Coach Pro 6 does come with cleaning tools that allow it to be applied in various applications.

Cleaning tools include:

  • Xover Tool
  • 2-Piece Wand
  • Crevice Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • Upholstery Tool

These tools make it possible to remove pet hair, dust, and dander from your floors and other surfaces without damaging or spreading the contaminants in your facility.

For example, the crevice tool can also be used to clean corners and areas where pet hair is harder to reach with the vacuum cleaning head.

Filtration

This vacuum comes with 4-level filtration, including two HEPA media filters. The filtration system that this vacuum has can capture and contain up to 99.63% of particles larger than 0.3 microns.

The HEPA filtration will allow this vacuum to contain and trap the pet hair that is removed from the floors and other surfaces in your facility.

Cleaning Capacity

The ProTeam ® Super Coach Pro 6 has a cleaning capacity of 6 quarts.

The size of this vacuum bag will make it possible for you and your cleaning staff to clean your facility without having to change the bag.

This backpack vacuum also weighs just 11.6 pounds, which maximizes operator comfort and allows you and your cleaning team to move through your facility with ease.

Final Thoughts

The best vacuum for cleaning pet hair will have a combination of features that will ensure that you can remove and trap any pet hair and dander that have been vacuumed from your floors.

These features include good filtration, powerful suction, and cleaning tools that make it possible to use your vacuum in a variety of applications.

For pet-friendly facilities that have low pile carpets or hard floors, we suggest using the CERTO ®  HEPA Backpack vacuum or the ProTeam ®  Super Coach Pro 6.

For thicker carpeted floors, then we suggest using the upright vacuums we’ve listed in this article, the CERTO ®  Dual Motor Upright or the ProTeam ®  ProForce 1500XP.

If you’re located in the United States, we stock these 4 vacuums, and others for your facility’s floor cleaning needs.

Visit our vacuum page to explore the vacuums we have and find the right one for you today!