Inside Pine-Sol® Cleaners
Q: Does Pine-Sol Kill Covid-19?
A: Yes. PINE-SOL® MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER-DISINFECTANT is a registered disinfectant, reviewed and approved by Health Canada. The registration number is 02407140. This disinfectant when used as directed full strength. When used according to the instructions on the product, it kills 99.9% of germs, household viruses and bacteria on hard, nonporous surfaces. It disinfects against Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Influenza A virus (Hong Kong strain).
Q: Does Pine-Sol® Cleaner contain ammonia?
A: No, Pine-Sol® Cleaners do not contain ammonia.
Q: Do Pine-Sol® products contain phosphorus?
A: No, Pine-Sol® Cleaners do not contain phosphorus.
Q: What is the shelf life of Pine-Sol® Cleaners?
A: A Pine-Sol® Cleaner’s shelf life is two years. After that time, the color will change, but the product will still clean.
Q: Does Original PINE-SOL® MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER-DISINFECTANT disinfect?
A: Yes.PINE-SOL® MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER-DISINFECTANT is a registered disinfectant, reviewed and approved by Health Canada. The registration number is 02407140. This disinfectant when used as directed full strength. When used according to the instructions on the product, it kills 99.9% of germs, household viruses and bacteria on hard, nonporous surfaces. It disinfects against Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Influenza A virus (Hong Kong strain).
How to Use Pine-Sol® Cleaners
Q: Can I use the Pine-Sol® product in a steam cleaner?
A: Pine Sol® products were not designed to be used in steam cleaners.
Q: Will Pine-Sol® Cleaner get greasy work clothes clean?
A: Yes, it is very effective at removing grease and heavy soils from your laundry. Simply rub it full-strength on grease spots or heavily soiled areas before washing. For extra cleaning and deodorizing power, you can also add 125 ml (½ cup) to the wash load. Pine-Sol® Cleaner should be used only on white or colorfast fabrics; if you're not sure about a particular article of clothing, it's always a good idea to test the fabric in an inconspicuous area first.
Q: Does Pine-Sol® Cleaner clean toilets?
A: Pour 125 ml (½ cup) of Pine-Sol® cleaner into the bowl and brush thoroughly, including under the rim.
Q: How can I use Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner to disinfect?
A: Apply Original Pine-Sol® full-strength on hard, nonporous surfaces with a clean sponge or cloth. Wet the surface, let it stand for 10 minutes, and then rinse. For heavily soiled surfaces, precleaning is required.
Q: Where can I use Pine-Sol® Cleaners?
A: You can use Pine-Sol® cleaners on hard, nonporous surfaces, including floors, sinks, counters, stoves, bathtubs, shower stalls, tile, toilets, garbage cans and diaper pails. For tough jobs, use full strength and rinse immediately. On wood surfaces, do not allow puddles of product to remain. Pine-Sol® is not recommended for use on marble, aluminum, or unsealed, waxed, oiled or visibly worn wood.
Q: Where should I NOT use Pine-Sol® Cleaners?
A: We do not recommend using Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner on aluminum, copper or marble surfaces. We also do not recommend using Pine-Sol® Cleaners on cars, on dishes or as a pet shampoo.
Q: Would these ready-to-use formulas of Pine-Sol® be effective at removing grease stains from wall-to-wall carpet?
A: We do not recommend using the products on carpet; they could possibly fade or otherwise damage some types of fabric used for carpeting.
Q: How do I open the cap for usage?
A: The cap is a push/pull–style closure. The user pulls the top until they hear or feel a pop/click. The user can then invert the bottle and squeeze the contents out. To close, push down until you hear/feel a pop/click.
Pine-Sol® Cleaner Safety
Q: Can I use Pine-Sol® cleaners in areas around pets?
A: Yes, all Pine-Sol® products are recommended for use in pet areas. Please note that we do not recommend using Pine-Sol® products as a pet shampoo.
Q: Is the scent of Pine-Sol® cleaners harmful to babies or pregnant women?
A: All of our registered disinfectants, including this one, undergo full review at federal regulatory agency (Health Canada) including formula review and in most cases extensive efficacy data review. As a general rule, you should keep all cleaning products including disinfectants out of reach of children.
Q: Can you mix Pine-Sol® with other products (like glass cleaners, bleach, etc.)?
A: We do not recommend mixing any Pine-Sol® product with other cleaning products or chemicals. Mixing cleaners can result in the release of hazardous gases.
Q: Are Pine Sol® cleaners septic safe?
A: Yes! Following the recommended use of any Pine-Sol® product will not harm your septic system.
Q: Can I use Pine-Sol® on hardwood floors or on wood?
A: Yes! You can use Pine-Sol® on wood floors, though it is not recommended for use on unfinished, unsealed, unpainted, waxed, oiled or worn wood.
Q: Can I use Pine-Sol® on dishes?
A: We do not recommend using Pine-Sol® on dishes. It is not approved to be used on food-contact surfaces.
Q: Can I use Pine-Sol® on painted surfaces?
A: We recommend testing a small inconspicuous area before using a Pine-Sol® cleaner on any painted surface.
Q: Can I use Pine-Sol® to wash a car?
A: We do not recommend using Pine-Sol® to wash a car, as it could damage the car's finish.
Q: Can I use Pine-Sol® on other surfaces?
A: Yes! Pine-Sol® can be used all around your home, from your playroom and dining room to your bathroom and kitchen. A list of surfaces that Pine-Sol® cleans and how to clean them are here.