How To Remove Odours From Carpet

Whether a rug or fully laid carpet, your flooring sees a lot of action from you, your pet(s) and your family. The porous fibres in the pile of carpets make it easy for dirt and other residue – like pet urine – to build up, and lack of proper cleaning can mean your carpet smells over time. But there’s no need to stress– Vanish can neutralise odours from carpets.

For maximum results, use Vanish Gold Carpet Care Stain Remover Spray to target specific areas of odour or staining. In fact, it neutralises odours and removes stain even after just one application!

Read on for more information on how to get rid of carpet odours.


How to clean dried cat urine from the carpet

Your feline friends bring endless amounts of joy and entertainment but it’s not quite as fun if you find they might not have made it to the litter box. But with Vanish Pet Expert Urine Destroyer Spray, you can easily remove cat pee on carpets and rugs and it even helps prevent future remarking! Just follow the steps below:

Step 1 — Remove excess dirt and open trigger nozzle

Step 2 — Spray and leave for 5 minutes maximum

Step 3 — Blot the stain and remove excess product using a clean cloth


Before you go to clean dried urine from your carpet, always read the label on the packaging. If you’re unsure, test on a small hidden spot before full application. 

How to get dried dog pee out of carpet

Your canine may be cute, but cleaning dog urine off the carpet doesn’t rank high on the list of perks of being a dog owner. But, not to worry – you can follow the same steps above get rid of unpleasant dog urine smells from your carpet or rug.

If you find that your pets are soiling your carpets, or perhaps traipsing in mud from outside, you may want to discover more in our article on removing pet stains effectively using Vanish products.

How to remove damp smell from carpet

A damp-smelling carpet can give off nasty wafts of odour, and it can be tricky to reverse if you don’t get to it quickly. Use Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder to neutralise odour and give your carpet a deep clean over a large area. In fact, Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder can remove 5x more dirt vs vacuuming alone! *  

Simply follow the steps below:

Step 1 — Vacuum the carpet

Step 2 — Before applying the Vanish product, shake the bag thoroughly for maximum product coverage

Step 3 — Turn the bag upside down and pull off both sealing strips from the bottom.  Hold the bag by the handle and shake to distribute the powder evenly across the carpet

Step 4 — Work in the Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder with a brush and allow to completely dry (approximately 20 minutes).

Step 5— Vacuum up the dried powder thoroughly

Important: Check carefully if vacuum cleaner bag should be replaced or emptied, it might tend to fill quickly. After use, reseal the bag using the adhesive tape.

*Versus vacuuming alone when used on 100% polyamide carpets or 90% wool and 10% polyamide carpets and in accordance with the usage instructions.

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Want to learn how to properly care for your carpets to keep that freshly laid carpet look? Read our article for handy tips and tricks.

General advice

  • Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
  • Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.