Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner FAQ's

It’s a liquid cleaner designed to kill pathogenic bacteria and viruses on everyday surfaces like worktops, door handles etc. around the home.
Peace of mind. Better hygiene where you need it in your living environment. Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is a powerful disinfectant that not only cleans surfaces but also reduces the risk of cross contamination of germs.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner contains a carefully determined blend of key ingredients including a biocidal active substance and detergents. These ingredients work together to clean your hygiene-critical surfaces by aiding the removal of soiling and then disinfecting those cleaner surfaces by intentionally disrupting the structure of the undesirable viruses and bacteria that are contaminating your work surfaces.
Yes. Used as directed Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is suitable for use on all non-porous hard surfaces around the home. But if in doubt, always test on an inconspicuous area first. Always follow the directions on the label.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is not a medicine. It is for application to inanimate surfaces only and must only be used as directed on the label. It should never be applied to skin or ingested. Always observe safety advice on the label.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner does not contain any sodium hypochlorite or any other bleaching agent, so it is safe for use on most hard surfaces.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner has been shown by independent testing to PASS the relevant International Standard Methods. It is therefore known to be highly effective against a broad range of pathogenic (disease-causing) viruses and bacteria, including the more commonly encountered Coronaviruses, E. coli, Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas.
Yes. The product has been tested against the virus called SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. The product has been independently tested by expert virologists using the latest European virus test protocols (called EN 14476:2013+A2:2019 and NEN 14675) to measure its antiviral performance. The results from these tests have clearly demonstrated that Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is highly effective against Coronaviruses, specifically the virus called SARS-CoV-2.
This means that only 0.01% of the test organisms survived after treatment with Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner. In reality the real number is more like 0.001% to 0.0001% depending on the test being performed. Either way this result is considered to be a satisfactory level of disinfection for general domestic hygiene.
For thorough disinfection Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner should be left to act for a minimum of 5 minutes after application to the surface. After this time wipe the treated surface with a clean, damp cloth or rinse with fresh water. The surface is now disinfected and more hygienic.
No. The function of this product is to quickly and effectively clean and disinfect hygiene-critical surfaces in your living space. The product will not remain on treated surfaces. Periodic cleaning with Hycolin is key to maintain high standards of hygiene.
For the best hygiene results: 1. Clean the surface first by spraying and wiping with Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner to ensure the surface is visibly clean and free from loose soiling. 2. Reapply a light mist of Hycolin Antiviral Disinfectant to the clean surface and allow to dwell for 5 minutes. 3. For areas where there is going to be human contact (work tops and handrails etc.) wipe down with a clean, damp cloth. 4. If applied to floors allow to air dry before allowing people to walk on the floor.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner should form part of your regular household hygiene regime. This is especially important in high usage areas such as worktops, door handles and handrails. In homes where people are sick or especially vulnerable, more frequent cleaning is recommended.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner cleans and disinfects. It contains both antimicrobial agents and surfactants and builders to aid with removal of dirt. So, this product can be used for general cleaning as well as surface disinfection.
Stored in a cool dark environment, Hycolin Antiviral Surface Cleaner will remain active for at least 24 months.
No. It is our policy not to test any of our raw materials or formulations on animals.
Yes. In addition to our Non-Animal Testing Policy we also ensure that none of our raw materials contain matter from animal origins.
To all non-porous, hard surfaces requiring disinfection, especially surfaces that are most often touched by hand, such as work surfaces, door handles, tables and cupboard doors. Always test on an inconspicuous area first. Always follow the directions on the label.
There is no reason to prevent Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner from being used to clean textiles and fabrics. We advise: 1. Check a small area to make sure the product will not discolour or cause colours to run. 2. Ensure the fabric/textile is free from dust and debris before application 3. Apply a light spray, just enough to moisten the top of the pile but not enough to soak through to the backing as this may cause shrinkage and discoloration. 4. Leave as long as possible to air dry before use or walking on treated areas. Leave windows open, if possible, to make air flow to assist drying. 5. If Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is used on floors it is important to ensure that the floor is dry before walking on it. A wet floor is a slip hazard.
Yes, Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is suitable for food contact kitchens and packaging. Please note that, as with all household disinfectants, it is important to adequately wipe with a damp cloth or rinse surfaces after disinfection and before using for food preparation.
Yes. Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is suitable for use on chrome and stainless steel. Other surfaces should be tested on an inconspicuous area first in order to check for incompatibility.
No. Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is designed for use on inanimate surfaces only.
Hycolin Antiviral Multipurpose Surface Cleaner is not intended for animal or veterinary applications.
Follow instructions on the label – wash skin thoroughly in plenty of water.