I like to have a clean and tidy house however with two small children one dog and building work it is an uphill struggle!
What is it?
1001 no vac carpet and upholstery freshener it comes in a 300ml aerosol can which sprays out a light covering of foam which eliminates trapped odours.
Cost and stockist
I purchased this from the local 99p store for of course 99p but it is also available in the supermarket and would cost approximately £2.80
I have a dog and even though he doesn't go on the sofa some days I walk in and there is that doggy smell in the room a quick spray of this over the sofa and it just gives a nice clean fresh smell. I also use it just before visitors arrive as if the house smells clean maybe they will not notice the clutter!
I do recommend this product it does get rid of smells doesn't harm the fabric and as a in-between washes is a good addition obviously it doesn't clean only freshens but as a very easy lazy cleaning aid it really gets my vote .
I live with my best friend and her dog and while I am fond of the furry little thing, I'm not so fond of the dog's apparent love for the black rug in my bedroom. As she constantly sleeps on it, my room can start smelling a little doggy and the rug is far too large to put in the washing machine. And so, I bought the No Vac Carpet and Upholstery Freshener which has been created by 1001.
What does the product do?
The product does pretty much what it says on the tin. It freshens up carpets and upholstery by eliminating odours and replaces them with a gorgeous fragrance of its own. You don't need to vacuum up the product, you just leave it to work its magic. It works on everyday smells such as cooking, pet smells and even tobacco.
I chose to but the Summer Flower fragrance which promised to leave warm hints of Fresh Summer Blossoms behind it. Also available is a Gentle Breeze fragrance and there is even a Honeysuckle fragrance that is specifically made for pet smells but I couldn't get my hands on this one.
How do you use the product?
Before use, you are instructed to shake the can well and then to hold the can upside down about 38cm away from the carpet, rug or upholstery that you are treating. You then push down on the top of the bottle and move the bottle side to side as you spray, leaving a light covering of foam on the area. The product can be used in between vacuuming or just after. If you use it before, then the cleaner will suck up the product so there's no point!
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a bottle that is similar to the packaging of a bottle of polish. It is white with a blue top and there are pictures of summer flowers on the front. The back of the bottle gives extra information on the product.
The product cost me around £3 and for that money, I received 300ml. I suppose the cost effectiveness of this product depends on the size of the area that you intend to use it on. I only use it in my room so it has been going for ages. I bought mine from Home Bargains and I imagine that it would also be available in lots of supermarkets.
The product is easy to use, although the foam comes out at quite a speed and it has a very long range on it. You need to be quite direct as to where you are spraying the foam, otherwise it will go on other things. When I haven't been concentrating, it has gone more than a metre away from where I meant it to.
The foam is dispensed lightly and it is easy to get a light covering on the surface that you are targeting on. It looks like it's been snowing indoors when you first spray the bottle but it doesn't take long to melt away and disappear, leaving everything looking as it did before.
The fragrance that is leaves on the rug in my room is completely delicious and I prefer it to any air freshener that I've ever tried... And I've tried a lot. It is so fresh and summery, and it has a gorgeous, sweet floral aroma. It takes away all doggy smells in an instant and what's even better is that it seems to fill the whole room with the yummy aroma and it can even be smelt out in the hallway.
It is very long lasting and I can still notice it hours after spraying. When the summer fragrance eventually disappears, the doggy smell is gone. Just like magic! The product doesn't take long to dry out on the surface that you've sprayed and within about a minute the white foam has gone and the rug feels completely dry again.
All in all, I can't fault this product. It gets rid of bad smells and replaces them with delicious aromas that are long lasting and far reaching. I will continue to use this product whether I have a dog in my home or not.
Before I moved into my flat with the boyfriend I hated any kind of cleaning at all. Basically because I knew that if I left it long enough then my mum would get fed up and she would clear up all the mess. Now that I have my own home I spend as much time as possible cleaning it, I actually find it really relaxing. Whenever I'm stressed out about something I'll go and scrub the kitchen or something. I'm also really weird and love the smell of hoovered carpets and get really exited when I find a new cleaning product that I have not used before.
The first thing that you notice when you walk into someone else's home is how it smells. It could be the most beautiful, tidy place you've ever been to but if it smells horrible then you just won't want to stay there. For this reason I really like to get products which will give my home a really nice smell.
I saw the 1001 No Vac Carpet and Upholstery Freshner on sale in Wilkinsons. I'm not sure how much the sale price but I have had a look at a couple of websites and it seems that places like Wilkinsons, Asda, Tesco, ect, sell it within the £2.50 to £3 price bracket so have a look around and see where you can get it cheapest.
As far as I know the product comes in 3 fragrences, these are gentle breeze, spring rain and summer flower. There is also a much stronger version of the carpet freshner specifically designed to mask pet smells. This particular review will be about the summer flower fragranced product as it is the one that I always use.
The product comes in a tall white aerosol can, it is on the Asda website for £2.52 for 300ml and this seems to be at the lower end of the price scale. The lid to the can is a deep blue and this looks like it is joining onto the 1001 blue logo that goes vertically down the top part of the can. The 1001 itself is in yellow writing. Underneath this it has the name of the product, the fact it is a carpet and upholstery freshner and then there is a small round picture of a pink flower, the picture is different dependant on the fragrance you have brought. It then says Summer Flower in pink lettering so that you can identify the smell.
The product promises to eliminate trapped odours without needing to hoover. It claims to "target and destroy tough and lingering odours. Treats everyday smells from pets, tobacco and cooking"
This spray is incredibly easy to use, although the product information says that there is no need to hoover I use this a couple of times a week at the end of my cleaning routine. I hoover through and then spray this lightly over each carpet.
The first time I used it I was shocked and horrified looking at my newly white carpet when it had been brown seconds before, this is because the actual cleaning product is quite a thick white foam, you shake the can and point the nozzle bit at the carpet from a standing up position and then spray it evenly over the whole carpet. The sight of so much white really did worry me and I thought that it might stay like that all day. However, within seconds the foam started to dissapear, it had soaked in completely within about a minute leaving no marks and absolutly no sign that anything had even touched the carpet aside from the fact it was a little damp for about 30 minutes. It may take longer to fully dry if you have one of those really nice, thick, fluffy carpets that I can only dream of owning :)
Once all the foam had properly soaked in I had a sniff, the smell from this is lovely and sometimes I'll use it even when I don't need to clean just because I love the smell. Its subtle and realistic enough that I've had guests who have thought that I had just put flowers out in my home rather than just cleaned up. Its really sweet and floral and just lovely. After I had been sat in the room for about 10 minutes I couldnt really smell it anymore and was really dissapointed. However, a couple of hours later when I got up to go to the toilet and then went back into the room the smell hit me as I opened the door so it did last quite a long time, it was just that by nose got used to it fairly quickly :)
I would definetly agree with the claims that the product does make, I can't say if it helps with pet odours as all I have is a hamster but my partner is a smoker, he only smokes in the office as I don't go in this room very often due to having quite bad asthma. Although he will only do it with the window open the door is always shut so the smoke does not filter into the rest of the flat, this means that the whole room can start to smell quite stale after a couple of days so I'll go in and give the carpet a quick hoover and spray, this removes all traces of cigarette smoke and makes the room smell lovely and fresh again.
Also, as I do have asthma I can sometimes struggle with products like this because some smells or fumes can be quite strong. With this however I can use it with the windows shut and it doesnt affect me at all which is great.
I would definetly recommend this product to anyone who likes a nice smelling home, its fairly cheap but if like me you use it in every room the can won't last more than a couple of weeks, perhaps a month so its something worth stocking up on if you ever come across it on sale. I love this as it makes such a difference to the home but is so quick and simple to use, you literally stand there for a couple of seconds and shoot foam around.
A little while ago, after reviewing another 1001 product, I was contacted via my Dooyoo inbox by someone from the company representing the No Vac brand, thanking me for my review and offering me some free samples.
Never one to turn down a freebie, I emailed my details, and was delighted a few days ago to recieve a large box containing an assortment of full sized products, including several of these carpet and upholstery fresheners . As far as I'm aware,there are four varieties . Three main ones -Gentle Breeze, Spring Rain, and Summer Flower, and one Honeysuckle scented one that specifically targets pet odours . As I've recently aquired two kittens, the first one I used had to be the pet variety.
It comes in a pretty standard canister, with a button at the top that when pushed released a fine spray of foam onto your carpet.The canister lets me know that this product is Woolsafe Approved, so I would assume it's safe for all kinds of carpets and upholstery, although you may want to do a small patch test in an area that won't be seen just to be sure.
To use, you simply shake the can up, then hold the can upside down about 15" inches away from the area to be sprayed, then press the button on top down firmly. A fine mist comes out, which settles as foam on the carpet. This foam will dry and disappear in a few seconds, without any need to rub it in or wipe it off . This makes the product incredibly convenient for freshening up a room between hoovers .
The honeysuckle scent is lovely- very sweet and fresh . Although it isn;t overpowering, it does linger, leaving the carpets smelling really fresh and lovely for a good few days. I was amazed walking downstairs the day after using to find my living room still smelling fresh as a daisy. It certainly didn't smell like had any pets - if it wasn't for the two boisterous kittens bouncing about and being hyperactive, you'd never guess . I actually prefer these to the usual spray air fresheners I use, as there are no nasty tastes floating about in the air.
These normally cost a little over £2 in most supermarkets, and I very much recommend them. 5 stars .
No Vac? So you're saying I dont need a vacuum then? Well thats good enough for me, for ages I've been trying to find a good quality carpet freshener that just doesn't require all that elbow grease that simply, I just don't have!
So when i saw this in B&Q for £3.00 which I figured is much better than hiring a carpet cleaner to get out tough stains. The product works on carpets and upholstry. The product itself is a foam mixture and you spray it on the carpets and 2 minutes later I looked back and it was completely gone!
The fragrance released was Summer flower with hints of fresh summer blossom which for me was just sensual, not just for me but for my living room. My carpet smelt like a tropical breeze.
The carton says that it eliminates trapped odours, suitable for carpets and rugs and upholstry. The only disadvantage of this product is that it leaves your carpet soaking wet, but with carpet cleaners you either get them dried or you have to wait a good 2-3 days until you can set foot in the living room , better get recording that eastenders then ey?
The spray is sold in 300ml's , and if you still need more information on this product or what it is please contact 1001 at www.1001carpetcare.co.uk
The reason I bought 1001 no vac carpet freshener is a bit yukky,so if you are of a delicate disposition, dont read any further!
The fact is, my young son was having a bit of a relapse with the old potty training, and the result was several "accidents" on the carpet. Very smelly! That, added to the fact that everyone in our house ended up with winter vomiting bug and not everybody made it to the sick bowl, equals ikky carpet smells. The trouble is with this kind of stain, that even after you have cleaned the area, the smell tends to linger and come back time and time again. I have tried different products, like shake and vac, but have found the smell a bit overpowering, and in the case of shake and vac, worse than the smell I'm trying to cover up!
I first saw 1001 no vac in wilkinsons, for around the £3 mark. I have used 1001 products before and generally find them very effective, so I thought I would try it. It claims to eliminate odours with no need to vacuum, so instantly appeals to lazy people like me. It claims to get into the carpet fibres, banishing trapped smells and targetting and destroying "lingering odours". Sounds perfect. It also dries very quickly with no residue. That makes it seem a better option than carpet shampoo, which usually takes a while to dry.
1001 comes in an aerosol can containing 300ml of product. It has a dark blue plastic lid. there is a picture of pink flowers on the front and the fragrance, "summer flowers". The rear of the cannister contains the usage instructions as well as the benefits of the product, and a box containing the usual health considerations.
1001 is really easy to use. Just shake well, hold upside down and cover the carpet or upholstery using a sweeping motion. The kids thought is was really funny when I did this because at first it looked like I was amking a big mess on the floor. the fact that the product begins as a foam is helpful because you can see which areas have been covered. the product smells nice, a bit like sweets, and very floral. The foam quickly disintegrates and dissappears,leaving a nice fragrance, and dries quickly.
The fragrance is long lastic and not overpowering. It genuinely is effective at banishing bad smells.
The warnings on the can incluse the fact that the product is flammable. The can must not be exposedto temps above 50 C and it warns not to use near birds, although it does stress that it is safe to use near children. We have a cat and had no problems with her.
A can will last a couple of months bacause you don't use it all the time. It is a good product to have on standby in the cupboard, especially if you have children or pets.
1001 No Vac Foam Carpet Freshener
It was just after the school holidays, and our house was smelling a bit 'lived in', despite the fact that we don't even smoke or own any furry animals (oh dear). Something is needed to get rid of this pong, and the product I tried was 1001 No Vac Foam Carpet Freshener: the variety that I tried was the 'Summer Flower' variety, however it is also available in 'spring rain' and 'gentle breeze'
The perfume is really nice, like flowers mixed with bubblegum.
This product appealed to me out of pure laziness - you don't have to scrub it in yourself or vacuum it away afterwards. However, at £3.70 per can, I have paid the price for my idleness.
I got mine from Asda, but it's available at all major supermarkets and discount stores such as Wilkinson too.
You simply spray it over your carpets, holding the can at a downwards angle, and make sure that you move the can from side to side as you spray: do not keep it still, or the foam will all be concentrated in one place.
The information on the label claims that it works by penetrating deep down into the carpet fibres and is an odour-neutraliser, as well as leaving a fragrance too.
It comes out of the can as a foam, settles onto the carpets in droplets, and then soaks straight in: the writing on the can says that it will be dry in five minutes. I found this to be true, as well within five minutes, all the white foam had disappeared. We were able to walk over the treated carpets after this time with no problems at all.
With one 300ml can, I was able to treat my stairs, upstairs landing and one bedroom, so to do the carpets for an entire house (assuming an average three bedroom family house) would probably require around 4 or 5 cans.
You can also use this on upholstery, although I didn't try that this time (I definitely will do though). I would fully recommend this carpet freshener, as it's really easy to use and doesn't require you to get the vacuum cleaner out afterwards.
Drawbacks: there is a warning on the label that this product is 'extremely flammable' and 'contains Benzyl Salicylate'. It also warns 'may produce and allergic reaction' and 'Do not use near birds'.
I try to avoid using chemical air fresheners/fabric fresheners all the time, as some of them do cause me to have headaches, but every now and then it should be okay.
Result: The nasty stale niff has disappeared and has been replaced with a lovely fresh, if a bit strong, perfume.