Product Type: Neutradol Household Cleaning
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Neutradol Carpet Freshener Odour Destroyer Spring Fresh
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Neutradol Carpet Freshener Odour Destroyer Spring Fresh
We all hate bad smells and when you have pets in the house such as cats and dogs which can of course omit odours. Personally, I hate walking into a house and smelling that 'pet' smell although I own both cats and dogs I still cannot stand the pet odour that can appear. Therefore, I try my absolute hardest to keep my house pet odour free by making sure it is as clean as possible whether it means the kitchen cupboards are clean or the carpets have been washed. I'd hate for people to come into my home and be disgusted by the 'pet' smell just as I would be by walking into someone else's home and smelling it.
The carpeted areas in the house are frequented mostly by the dogs and cats and although I have my carpets regularly washed (I did invest in a carpet washer!) it is not something I can do on a weekly basis however much I'd like to. Therefore, to keep them fresh I have tried a variety of carpet products that all claim to keep them fresh and to reduce odours. Some work and some don't but one product I use on a fairly regular basis is the Neutradol Carpet Deodorizer in the Spring Fresh variety (it also comes in 'original') as I can pick it up quite cheaply and I do find it does a fairly good job.
The main job of the Neutradol Carpet Deodorizer is to bring freshness to your carpet whilst cleaning at the same time. It promises to get rid of odours such as pets, tobacco and kitchen smells. Fortunately no one in the household smokes and the kitchen doesn't smell so it is simply used for the pet odours which there are none as they are kept at bay but I find it a good product to use just to keep the carpets fresher for longer in between using the carpet washer. You can also use it to deodorize bins, you simply just sprinkle in your bin and on the bin liner to help reduce those odours too which is a good idea.
The Neutradol Carpet Deodorizer Spring Fresh comes in a tall, circular metal canister which is green in colour with the Neutradol logo on together with the usage instructions as well as the warnings. The packaging is pretty simple but is a brilliant shade of green so easily noticeable on the shelf - which you will find within the cleaning products area of a supermarket or discount store. Generally the size of the canister is 350g but at times you can get larger canisters promoting a certain percentage free. The top is a simple design as you flip it open and then there is a plastic section with circular holes in which obviously prevents the whole lot coming out all at once.
To use you simply open the top and gently sprinkle over the carpet giving an even coverage, you don't need to use the whole canister on one small area of carpet. They advise to leave it for a few minutes to sink in before you vacuum. Once left for a few minutes you simply vacuum as normal. Not a hard product to use and I do find that because I have quite dark beige coloured carpets I can easily see where I have sprinkled the fine white powder which is great as I don't use more than I have to and therefore it makes one canister last a little bit longer which as I use it regularly is great!
There certainly is nothing special about this product despite it being the spring fresh variety it may have a fresher scent then the original variety the spring fresh smell certainly does remind you of an old fashioned cleaning product, it has a very distinct smell which for some reason makes me think of my grandmother's house! The powder is quite fine and is therefore easily vacuumed, if like me you own a Dyson you can see just how much you end up vacuuming up as your normal greyish coloured dust suddenly turns white! It doesn't take much vacuuming for the white powder to disappear so you won't need to go over the same area over and over again - that's if you have a decent vacuum which works effectively.
As I can't quite tell whether my carpet is clean or not (if I went over the carpet with my carpet washer straight away after vacuuming I'm sure I'd be able to tell but I'm not that specific about my cleaning!) I can't really advise whether it does manage to clean the carpet like it says but I can advise that the Neutradol Carpet Deodorizer does manage to leave a cleaner aroma lingering around for quite sometime after vacuuming which is actually quite pleasant as it is quite a subtle fresh fragrance. I have also noticed that the next time I come to vacuum the same fragrance although not quite as strong when it is first used is still there so clearly my Dyson doesn't pick up every single fragment but its nice that my carpet is refreshed again without having to re-sprinkle!
Overall, I can't say that this product would work miracles on carpets that really do stink but for those that are regularly vacuumed and washed then I think this does a good stand in job when you just want to make your carpets smell a little nicer and to get rid of the day to day odours that can build up, especially if you have pets like I do. However, I don't think it would work in badly smelling carpets at all as it just isn't strong enough. The 'spring fresh' aroma won't last for days but it does enough and the aroma will linger for quite a while after you've vacuumed so I can't complain that it hasn't refreshed my carpet. Would I recommend? Yes, I would just as a regular carpet freshening product it does the job but just don't expect miracles. I'm giving 4 stars simply knocking one star off because there is no real way of telling whether it gets your carpet clean or not!
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Availability: Supermarkets and discount stores
Size: Generally 350g although they do, do promotional sizes
Price: From £1.00 upwards
Summary: A great way of freshening up your home for short periods of time
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