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OdoBan® 3-n-1 Carpet Cleaner

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OdoBan® 3-n-1 Carpet Cleaner is a revolutionary concentrated carpet cleaner specially formulated to be 3 products in 1.

No need for separate presprays or spot removers. Just mix with water according to the directions to apply as a Traffic Lane Pretreatment for Sprayer or Bonnet Cleaning Applications, Extraction Cleaner or as a simple Spot Remover.

Each dilution safely cleans carpets without the use of foamy, harmful or sticky chemicals. This eliminates the need for a defoamer or additional rinsing agents. Unlike traditional carpet cleaning formulations that often promote resoiling, fiber untwisting, and matting, our patented low residue technology reduces wear and damage to carpet by suspending dirt and soils.

3-in-1 Carpet Cleaner

Product Highlights

  • Recognized for Safer Chemistry by the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Label program
  • Safe for Use in All Deep Cleaning Machines
  • WoolSafe Approved by the WoolSafe Organisation
  • Concentrate, makes up to 64 gallons
  • Dries 75% Faster
  • No Resoiling
  • No Defoamer Required
  • 1 US Gallon




For first time use, test for colorfastness in an inconspicuous area before use. Certain stains may cause permanent discoloration and may be impossible to remove. Results may vary with carpets previously cleaned with surfactant-based carpet cleaners.


May be used with all types of liquid-extraction carpet cleaning equipment. May also be diluted for use as a traffic lane prespray, bonnet cleaner and/or spot remover on watersafe carpet & upholstery.


Prior to cleaning, vacuum carpet thoroughly. Gently remove surface soils. Extract wet soils or blot up with a clean absorbent colorfast cloth. Try to keep as much of the soil as possible from penetrating into the carpet. Do not rub, as rubbing may alter the carpet texture.

Follow steps 1-3 for extraction cleaning.

Note: Mix fresh dilutions daily.

STEP 1. Traffic Lane Pretreatment for Sprayer or Bonnet Cleaning Applications: Dilute 8 oz. per gallon of water (1:16) to pretreat heavy traffic areas. Apply using an industrial sprayer or bonnet cleaning machine following manufacturer's instructions. Wait 5 minutes until soil loosens. Continue with Steps 2 and 3.

STEP 2. Spot Remover (as needed): Dilute 4 oz. per gallon of water (1:32) in spray bottle. Adjust spray nozzle to spray position. Spray directly onto soiled area. Wait 5 minutes until soil loosens. Blot with a clean colorfast towel or continue with extraction cleaning. Continue with Step 3.

STEP 3. Extraction Cleaner: Recommended dilution is 2 oz. per gallon of water (1:64). Follow manufacturer's directions for specific machine used.

Protected by U.S. Patent No. 8,375,494

Where to Buy

OdoBan® 3-n-1 Carpet Cleaner - 1 Gallon
3-n-1 Carpet Cleaner Available Nationwide at Home Depot
and at


The Home Depot

Item # 60261-G
UPC # 00732109470445



Reviews (42)

Topic: Floor Care - 3-in-One Carpet
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Kelly (Cleveland OH, US) says...
I purchased this based on all the positive reviews and couldn't be more disappointed. My dog has incontinence. Even when I steam clean with this immediately after she has an accident, the smell remains and the carpet is damp for days! Generic cleaners have actually worked better than this. I feel like I threw my money away and wasted time trying to get it to actually work.
We are so sorry the 3-in-1 Carpet Cleaner did not work well for you.  For best results with this product, use cold water.  It is not recommended to use for steam cleaning.  It is never good to have carpet damp for days.  When using a carpet extraction cleaning machine, use the machine's extraction feature as best you can, and then run fans to expedite drying.  Opening windows can be helpful if it is dry outside.
23rd June 2017 4:16pm
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Thom Keener (Columbus OH, US) says...
We're dead tired and mad from a flood. NOWHERE on the label does it say Not Recommended For Steam Cleaners. WHY? It's made for the specific use of carpet cleaner. We feel cheated out of our money now that I read that it is specifically not recommended for steam cleaners from the manufacturer in a review from an unhappy responder. I want my money back!!! OdoBan has the responsibility of being honest, because of this I feel that they are not reputable.
We are sorry that you are disappointed about the information regarding our product, and very sorry that you have suffered from flooding.

Unfortunately, we are not able to put all the information about what not to do with the product on the label.  We are not purposefully omitting information, and put as much pertinent information as we can in the limited space of a label.

OdoBan can be used in carpet extraction cleaning machines that do not apply heat.

There is never any need to feel cheated by buying OdoBan.  If it is not suitable for your needs, retailers will take the product back.  If you purchased it in a manner that does not allow you to return the product, we can refund your expense with proof of purchase.  Unwanted or un-needed product can be donated to animal shelters or other charitable organizations.

Our goal is not to sell to people who do not need our product.  OdoBan has been helpful to many households throughout the country who have had to recover from fires, floods, and other disaster situations.
17th July 2017 5:36pm
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Molly Rosen (Minneapolis, US) says...
Kelly, what you and a lot of people don't know is that steam/heat will MAGNIFY urine odors. It's best removed with cooler water. Not all carpet cleaners are steam cleaners. Mine isn't. Mine is a regular carpet cleaner, no steam. A steam cleaner performs a different task.
6th November 2017 10:14am
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Kristen Butler (ERHARD, US) says...
I had great luck with the 3 in 1 carpet cleaner. Couldn't be happier, however.. After reading this review I looked at the jug of cleaner. It clearly states in a red circle with white lettering, SAFE for use in all Deep Cleaning Machines. I love your products and will have to think about buying again as I am disappointed that it isn't stated on the label. I used my new Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet STEAM machine.
23rd February 2018 4:51pm
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Tina (EUGENE, US) says...
Most, if not all, consumer level carpet cleaners are NOT steam cleaners. They are extraction cleaners that use very warm water and sometimes hot air. Rarely, they have a heating element that keeps the water warm or hot, but does NOT produce large amounts of steam.

The term "steam cleaner" is often used but is misleading. It is slapped onto the box to give consumers the idea that their carpets are being sanitized with something better than just warm soap and water.

Off the top of my head I am unaware of any actual steam carpet cleaners that are available at a consumer level. So everyone thinking that you cannot use this in your Hoover/Bissell/etc that you bought at Home Depot/Amazon/WalMart, you should have no issues. Your machines are not steam machines. (If you have a Shark, it might be an exception..I haven't used one.)
14th July 2018 5:20pm
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Shanell Hardin (Quincy, US) says...
I moved into a house that the carpet smelled like a barn i knew animals had been there i seen pee spots. I used this on the carpet and it came real clean looked new actually. I took before and after what a difference smell is still there a little but it got those nasty stains out for sure couldn't believe it. Stuff works great. Ill buy odoban products from now on. They have a line of different products for a wide range of stuff all the way to laundry use. Im geeked.....TongueGrin
1st March 2017 11:00pm
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Steve (Kansas, US) says...
We moved into a new home last year that had terribly dirty carpet that had to be steamed. It barely did anything and it cost $300.00. I was told this was very expensive carpet and was determined to get it clean since there is no point replacing it with 3 dogs. Picked up some Odoban and used it in my Hoover Turbo Scrub and i am not kidding, the carpet looked brand new! It is amazing and will only buy this product from now on!
20th August 2016 1:58pm
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ASower says...
Easy to use carpet cleaner

This is product that works well concentrated for smaller areas and diluted for large carpets. We have used it in a spray bottle to spot small areas with good results when used on new stains. We also tried it on some set in stains with mixed results. The set in stains had to be treated several times to achieve acceptable results. This product works best when treating an area immediately after a spill, blotting up the spill and then cleaning the carpet.

Pros: Easy to Use

3rd August 2015 12:00am
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Shortgort (Trumansburg, NY) says...
Excelent product

I am extremely happy with the results of using this product, my carpets sparkle again.The high traffic areas look like new again,leaving the house smelling clean.......I found that it also dries very quickly,allowing everything to be put back in the same day.If you have pets it works well in eliminating those odors Any spills seem to be gone when following manufactors directions.

Pros: Easy to Use

31st July 2015 12:00am
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Mikkel1955 (South Milwaukee, WI, USA) says...
Does a great job.

I thought I was getting my carpet clean with the name brand product I was using. But I was wrong. This cleaner got the carpet much cleaner. You would not believe the difference. We have several "4 footed children" that are good at tracking in all kinds of things. Because of this, we end up using the carpet cleaner at least every other month. Sometimes every month in the summer. With the results from using this cleaner, I plan on using it from now on.

As an added benefit, you can mix this cleaner with water for use as a pre-treater or as a spot remover. That means only one product to buy instead of three.

Pros: cleans well

22nd July 2015 12:00am
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BigFrank (Brooklyn Park, MN) says...
Effective Cleaner

My dog is getting on in years and he is having accidents. The carpet was stained and stinky. The OdoBan 3-in-1 Carpet Cleaner did the job. It worked well in my Bissell Proheat 2x Carpet Cleaner. The cleaning solution was not too sudsy and it effectively removed the pet stains and odors from the carpet. I will be getting another when this jug is empty.

Pros: Easy to Use

14th July 2015 12:00am
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PopKim (Los Angeles ) says...
Fantastic Carpet Cleaner

I've used Bissell carpet cleaner, but the 3-IN-1 Carpet Cleaner is superior. I have 20+ year old carpets, which is MUCH harder to clean. Other products only faded old stains. I followed the instructions and pre-spotted. It worked after several passes. What I did was clean the entire carpet, then went over the first area again, which was like a 2nd pre-spotting (a few old stains needed several more passes). The stains were gone, which is miraculous. The old carpet hasn't been this clean since it was a lot newer. It costs more, but it's a very good value since it works so well. Plus, it does a much better job than expensive professionals. The one-gallon container will last a lot longer. Plus, you won't run out when you need it most, such as for accidents or dogs.

Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, High Quality, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, gets toughest stains out

8th July 2015 12:00am
smchange01 (Independence, MO) says...
3 Ways to Clean Carpet

I particularly like the idea of using one product to spot clean, shampoo, and deep clean. I first tried it on a stubborn coffee (?) stain that had been on the carpet since I moved in over 3 years ago. It didn't remove it completely, but it is now barely noticeable. Next, used a steam extraction unit and cleaned the master bedroom carpet - great job! Finally, I pre-sprayed and then used the same unit to clean the high traffic areas in the hall and entry - again the cleaner worked wonderfully.

I now plan to take what's left of the cleaner and my steam extraction unit and clean some of the carpeting in my rental property before I consider buying new carpeting. This could save me hundreds of dollars!

Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality

29th May 2015 12:00am
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SHAR (Albuquerque, New Mexico) says...
Great Product

I was able to get out tough stains without a pre-treatment and it also works well on those spot touch ups.

Pros: Easy to Use

6th May 2015 12:00am
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Buck39 (Lady Lake, Fl) says...
Good stuff!

We used this on some really old carpet, we have three dogs in the house, it took all the spots out and left no odor.

Pros: Easy to Use

21st April 2015 12:00am
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CGoodloe (Clovis, CA) says...
really good product.

We have dogs that nstuck at home all day so accidents happehappen. this removed the smell out of our carpet.

Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality, Good Size & Weight

9th April 2015 12:00am
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Whitney (Florida) says...
Carpet cleaner works great in cleaning vacuums as well as spot cleaner

This carpet cleaner gets the job done so fast! Either used in vacuum w/ carpet cleaning attachments or spray on spot cleaner, it doesn't have to sit/soak too long before scrubbing and seeing results - excellent!

Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality, Fast Results, Effective

22nd March 2015 12:00am
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H82quit says...
Cleaning product

This is a quality product that I will buy again when needed.

10th March 2015 12:00am
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cmh33 (Mount Juliet, TN) says...
Helps with odors

I have two dogs and a cat and I have been using this mainly as a spot cleaner. It can be used as that as well as a pretreater and in a carpet cleaning machine. All three have different formulations for mixing it but the instructions are great. It does a wonderful job of cleaning up after my animals and really helps with the odor. I can't wait to see how great it will work when I use it in my carpet cleaner if it does this well just spot treating.

Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality, Fast Results, Long-Lasting, Effective

22nd February 2015 12:00am
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Mrsbowe (Central NH) says...
OdoBan is the best!

I was thrilled to see that Odoban has a carpet cleaner. Meant for use in extraction machines, I hesitated just a bit because this isn't a "Manufacturers" approved cleaning agent. However, I knew this product wouldn't harm my carpet cleaner.

This does a marvelous job cleaning, neutralizing odors - all in one step! It even dries in just a couple of hours, not all day with fans blowing. We have a very old Oriental Carpet in the living room and it looks as close to new as a 100 year old carpet can. It's colors are bright, fibers are soft and I don't see any little dogs "sniffing" for a soiled area. It's CLEAN!

I did not notice any scent at all from the bottle to the floor. The only thing I can smell is fresh air in my living room. I highly recommend Odoban carpet cleaner.

Pros: Immediate Results, Cost Effective, Easy to Use, High Quality, Fast Results, Long-Lasting, Effective

11th February 2015 12:00am
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Candy (Cape coral, fl) says...
AVERAGE - save your money

This works no different from any other carpet cleaner I do not feel it deodorizes , I see no difference it just cleaned the stains a bit but they are not gone and my cleaner is new so its the product not the machine .

Pros: Easy to Use

Cons: ineffective

10th February 2015 12:00am
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JohnS (California, USA) says...
Very Adaptable. This product is very adaptable. You can use it in a carpet cleaning machine (extractor); use it as a spot cleaner; and use it as a pre-treatment for high-traffic areas. For each one of these uses, you will need to mix the formula slightly different. The instructions are very clear and well-written. Just follow the directions on the bottle. I had a large carpet stain in my dining room. It was caused by a recent accident where I dropped something on my leg which caused a large cut (8 stitches) and I bled on the carpet. I started by mixing a bottle of solution as a pre-treatment. At first, I sprayed the pre-treatment on the stain. This helped loosen-up the stain. Then I broke out the "Rug-Doctor", mixed up a solution for the extraction machine, and cleaned the stain with the carpet cleaner. It was able to remove the spill and most of the stain. Most importantly, it was able to sanitize the area, leave it clean, and remove the smell. I then tried it as a spot cleaner ... Read More
27th January 2015 12:00am
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DEWMAN (San Pedro, CA) says...
Great Product

This was a great product with a great price point as well.

Pros: Cost Effective

29th October 2014 12:00am
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mb1021 (Westerville, Ohio) says...
Good carpet cleaning product

I used this in my new carpet cleaner and it did a very good job. I did not pretreat the carpet with it, so this might have been a 5 star product had I done so.

Pros: Cost Effective, Easy to Use, Fast Results, Effective

28th October 2014 12:00am
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copperclover says...
Great cleaner!

2 kids and 2 dogs makes clean carpet difficult. This worked so far better than my expectations that it's all I'll use from here. It even got up some spots that I had previously tried to get out with other products. Good stuff.

30th September 2014 12:00am
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