How to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus
Here are the basics you need to know about disinfecting with Original Pine-Sol®.
Steps to Disinfect
Disinfecting hard, nonporous surfaces with Original Pine-Sol®
Pour full-strength (undiluted) Original Pine-Sol® onto a clean cloth or sponge.
Apply to wet the hard, nonporous surface and let it stand for 10 minutes.
Rinse with fresh, clean water. For visibly soiled surfaces, pre-cleaning is required.
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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.
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, non-porous 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.
- 1. https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
- 2. According to Mary Gagliardi, AKA “Dr. Laundry,” Clorox’s in-house scientist and cleaning expert.