FAQs

HOW TO USE HARPIC AND OTHER FAQs

Whether you need to know how to use a specific Harpic product, or have any other questions about our range – you should find all the answers you need in the list of FAQs below.

 

1. WHAT IS HARPIC?

Harpic is the name of a range of toilet and bathroom cleaners, which use special formulas to tackle a range of cleaning requirements such as disinfection, stain removal, odour elimination and in-cistern toilet cleaning.

2. HOW IS HARPIC BETTER THAN ACID, PHENYL, BLEACH OR OTHER LAVATORY CLEANERS?

  Harpic logo  Phenyl Acid Detergent
Kills Germs yes yes yes no
Tough stain Removal yes no yes no
Limescale Removal yes no yes no
Freshness yes yes no no
Safe to use yes no no yes
Child Friendly yes no no no

3. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF HARPIC TOILET CLEANER LIQUID ACCIDENTALLY COMES IN CONTACT WITH THE EYES, HANDS OR SKIN?

Harpic should only be used for toilet bowls. Keep it stored and locked up. when not in use and keep out of the reach of children. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

Do not mix this product with bleach, this may cause the release of harmful chlorine gases.

In case of accidental contact with eyes or skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious) and do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately. Do not breathe vapours, may cause respiratory irritation. If inhaled, remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in comfortable position for breathing This product is meant only for toilet bowls.

4. ARE HARPIC PRODUCTS SAFE FOR SEPTIC TANKS?

Most of our products are safe for septic tanks. To be sure, read the packaging information or check the instructions on pack to determine if the product is suitable for your septic tank.

If you have a modern bio-septic tank, it is always best to check with the manufacturer what products are safe to use with your system.

5. HOW TO USE HARPIC POWER PLUS

To use Harpic Power Plus simply follow these simple steps:

  1. Press sides of cap (marked as 1) and twist counter-clockwise (marked as 2) to open
  2. Squeeze liquid around the bowl and under the rim
  3. Let liquid spread from rim to U-bend
  4. Leave for 20 mins; brush lightly and flush

Find out more about Harpic Power Plus >

6. HOW TO USE HARPIC FLUSHMATIC PINE OR AQUAMARINE

To use Harpic Flushmatic Pine or Aqumarine, follow these simple steps:

  1. Remove block from blister pack
  2. Do not remove the cloth
  3. Drop block into cistern but away from water inlet
  4. To activate, wait for 10 minutes before the first flush
  5. Replace block when the blue colour of the aquamarine variant, or green colour of the pine variant disappears from your water.

You do not need to take the wrapper off the Harpic Flushmatic Pine or Aquamarine. Simply remove the backing card of the packaging and drop a block into your toilet’s cistern as per the instructions on pack. The wrapper will dissolve in the water after a few flushes. A convenient & clean way to begin releasing the active ingredients!

Find out more about Harpic Flushmatic >

7. HOW DO I USE FLUSHMATIC? DO I TAKE THE WRAPPER OFF?

No, you do not need to take the wrapper off the Harpic Flushmatic. Simply remove the backing card of the packaging, & drop a block into your toilet’s cistern as per the instructions on pack. The wrapper will dissolve in the water after a few flushes. A convenient & clean way to begin releasing the active ingredients!

8. HOW TO USE HARPIC BATHROOM CLEANER

To use Harpic Bathroom Cleaner (in our well-known red bottle), follow these simple steps:

For Regular Cleaning of Bathroom Floor and Tiles:

  1. Use 1.5 capfuls in half bucket of water (4 litres)
  2. Then scrub gently and rinse.

For Tough Stains and Sink:

  1. Use Harpic Bathroom Cleaner undiluted to clean for best results.
  2. Then scrub gently and rinse.

For Disinfection of Bathroom Floor, Tiles and Sink:

  1. Use undiluted for best results or dilute using 1.5 capfuls in half bucket of water (4 litres)
  2. Apply on surface, leave for 5 minutes then scrub gently and rinse.

Harpic Bathroom Cleaner can be used as a tile cleaner, basin cleaner or even for floor cleaning in the bathroom area. It also gives your bathroom a pleasant fresh fragrance. Harpic Bathroom Cleaner is safe to be used on most bathroom surfaces. Do not use it on aluminium, brass or copper. Always spot check on a small, hidden area before using.

Find out more about Harpic Bathroom Cleaner >

9. WHERE CAN I BUY HARPIC PRODUCTS?

Harpic products can be found at major retailers, as well as your local independent stores. Not all products are stocked at every store, so it’s best to try a few of your local stores if you can’t find something.

10. I BOUGHT A HARPIC TOILET HYGIENIC & IT DOESN’T SEEM TO FIT MY TOILET. AM I USING IT CORRECTLY?

Toilets come in all shapes & sizes, so it can seem more difficult to fit toilet products in some toilets. A toilet block should sit over the rim of your toilet & be quite stable. When the toilet is flushed, water should run over the toilet block to distribute the cleaning & freshening agent across the toilet bowl.

If you feel your toilet block isn’t sitting correctly, firstly try positioning the toilet block in a different spot on the rim. It may fit better on the rim towards the back of the toilet, or towards the front. If it is still not quite right, try gently stretching the plastic hook a little so that it better fits the shape of the rim of your toilet. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or you may break the hook.

11. HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR A JOB WITH RECKITT BENCKISER / HARPIC?

Harpic is an important member of the Reckitt Benckiser (RB) family of brands - many of which are famous all around the world. And while you might not be familiar with the RB Corporation, you'll be surprised to know that we are one of the biggest home, health and personal care companies in the world with many of our famous brands appearing in millions of homes across India and the world.

We operate in more than 60 countries and our employees span many nationalities. Our brands are sold in almost every country in the world and we boast the highest rate of innovation of our peers. Our colleagues are the power behind these brands - they‘re talented, driven and entrepreneurial individuals, all working together. And you could join them.

Discover more about our style and opportunities at https://www.rb.com/in or visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RB.