What is Fogging? Is it Safe? and...why do I need it for my facility?
Disinfectant fogging has been around for a long time as an effective way of sanitizing interior spaces at various facilities such as schools, retail stores, homes, offices, doctor's rooms, factories, warehouses, etc.
Fogging is somewhat a bit of a misleading term as the most common form of fogging does not create a fog, but produces a fine mist that ensures that the particles dispensed from the machine are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria. In addition, the disinfectant solution that we use creates a protective barrier that stays intact for up to 7 days in untouched areas and remains active even when dry. With the fogging application method all areas are reached providing peace of mind that everything is covered.
Is Fogging Safe?
The fogging process is rapid and efficient, it takes a Sprinkle Spray Applicator between 20 - 30 seconds to service 20m² and as we do not use any toxic chemicals and do not spray directly over any person, the process is safe.
When is Fogging Needed?
The most obvious scenario is in the response to an infectious outbreak, such as with the Covid-19 outbreak that we are currently going through. But given the benefits of sanitization and the importance of keeping staff safe, we recommend a weekly service. Our disinfectant is water-based, non-corrosive, non-toxic, food approved and environmentally friendly. In addition it breaks down the biofilm that is caused by microorganisms that bind together on a surface, creating a slimy, glue-like substance that continues to multiply. Our disinfectant ruptures these biofilms, rendering them unable to reproduce and multiply but also ensure that the environment is not adversely affected by regular fogging processes.
Does Fogging Make Everything Wet?
No, if you use a good quality fogging machine no residual moisture is left behind so nothing becomes wet. As nothing needs to be wiped down after application, the disinfectant is left in place to reach optimum contact time to kill harmful pathogens ensuring that your disinfectant is working for you.
Can the same Effectiveness be Achieved with a Normal Spray Bottle and Cloth?
No, it will be very time consuming and less effective. With fogging, total room coverage is achieved and areas where germs tend to migrate to such as ceilings, walls, underneath tables and chairs, etc. are often missed during the normal cleaning / outdated disinfecting methods, rendering the disinfecting process less effective than fogging.
As we are in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, we thought it would be a good idea to include a quick "How to put a mask on" tutorial below. You know, just in case there was some confusion. :)