Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Cleaner FAQ's

It’s a toilet cleaner specifically designed to kill pathogenic bacteria and viruses in toilet bowls. There have been studies suggesting that aerosols and mists produced by flushing a toilet can spread viruses. It’s reassuring to know you can use a product with proven activity against harmful microorganisms
Peace of mind. Better hygiene where you need it in your living environment. There have been studies suggesting that aerosols and mists produced by flushing a toilet can spread viruses. It’s reassuring to know you can use a product with proven activity against harmful microorganisms.
Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Gel Cleaner contains a careful blend of ingredients including limescale removing agents and a biocidal active substance which work together to help remove limescale and then disinfect the toilet by disrupting the structure of bacteria and viruses that are present.
Yes. Used as directed Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Cleaner is suitable for use on all types of toilet including ceramic, stainless steel and plastic. Always follow the directions on the label.
No Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Cleaner does not contain any sodium hypochlorite or any other bleaching agent, so it is safe for use on most hard surfaces.
Yes, used as directed, Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Cleaner is perfectly safe for use with septic tanks.
Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Gel 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 Bathroom Gel 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 Toilet 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 Toilet Gel Cleaner should be left to act for a minimum of 5 minutes. However, for best cleaning results the product should be left in contact for as long as possible, ideally overnight. There’s no problem leaving the product in toilets overnight: This product is designed to be safe on all types of toilet.
Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Gel Cleaner, like any other toilet cleaner will leave a residue of its active substance. It is possible that, if left undisturbed, this residual active substance will continue to disinfect. However, we make no claims of this nature as they are difficult to verify in a meaningful way.
For the best hygiene results: 1. Clean the Toilet first by brushing a flushing to remove all visible soiling. 2. Remove the bottle cap and apply all around the toilet bowl especially under the rim. 3. Allow to dwell for a minimum of 5 minutes – but ideally as long as possible, preferably overnight.
Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Gel Cleaner should form part of your regular household hygiene regime. This is especially important in high usage areas such as worktops, cupboard door handles and drawers. In homes where people are sick or especially vulnerable, more frequent cleaning is recommended.
One of the main cleaning challenges in toilets is limescale. Limescale provides a hiding place for germs. Also limescale makes the surface rough and more prone to staining. So there’s no proper disinfection or cleaning in toilets without first removing limescale. This is exactly how Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Cleaner works. Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Cleaner cleans and disinfects. It contains both antimicrobial agents, limescale removal agents and detergents to dissolve limescale, remove dirt and kill germs.
Stored in a cool, dark environment, Hycolin Antiviral Toilet Gel Cleaner will remain active for at least 24 months.
No. It is our policy never 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 ingredients contain matter from animal origins.
Yes, we only use detergent components that are compliant with the most recent environmental legislation: 1. They are all based on biodegradable surfactants. 2. We comply with all the relevant environmental legislation. 3. We operate out of a site accredited to ISO14001 Environmental Management System.
Follow instructions on the label – wash skin thoroughly in plenty of water and dry hands thoroughly. If you get it in your eyes, then rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if you’re wearing them and it’s safe to do so. Then rinse for a few minutes. Normally this is enough but if eye irritation persists, we recommend you seek medical advice.