How to Disinfect Your Home



Disinfecting hard, nonporous surfaces with Original Pine-Sol®

  1. Step 1 Pour full-strength (undiluted) Original Pine-Sol® onto a clean cloth or sponge or mix 1 cup of Original Pine-Sol® with ½ gallon of water.
  2. Step 2 Apply to wet the hard, nonporous surface and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3 Rinse with fresh, clean water. For visibly soiled surfaces, pre-cleaning is required.

Why is disinfection important?

Disinfecting with Original Pine-Sol® destroys or inactivates both the bacteria and the viruses identified on the product’s label (like Influenza A and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19) on hard, nonporous surfaces, when used as directed.

To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, remember that you should use products with disinfecting claims — not just sanitizing claims — because disinfectants like Original Pine-Sol® are the only products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill viruses on hard, nonporous surfaces.1 The main difference is that EPA-approved sanitizers only have claims for bacteria, while disinfectants have claims against both bacteria and viruses.2

When to disinfect

The CDC still recommends cleaning and disinfecting if less than 24 hours have passed since a person who is sick or diagnosed with COVID-19 virus has been in a space. If someone in your household has, or is showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, using Original Pine-Sol® as directed, to thoroughly disinfect high-touch, hard, nonporous surfaces can help prevent the spread of the virus in your home.

For more information on how to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19, visit the CDC for the latest guidelines.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  2. According to Mary Gagliardi, AKA “Dr. Laundry,” Clorox’s in-house scientist and cleaning expert.
  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander