Fight the War against Germs: Disinfect & Sanitize
Updated: Sep 19, 2020
Apart from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for keeping workplaces and homes safe to prevent the spread of viruses. We suggest moving beyond just simple cleaning to kill germs by utilizing professional disinfecting and sanitizing services.
Fogging has been around a long time as a way of sanitizing interior spaces in buildings. But what was once a highly specialized (and costly) cleaning technique for clean rooms, hospitals and businesses has now become more mainstream with increased attention on the importance of cleaning and improving indoor air quality for both workplace and home. Advances in biocidal technology have made the service of fogging both safe and effective.
So what is fogging and how does it work?
When you think of fogging, you probably think of steam clouding up the kitchen window. But the fogging we're talking about involves a process by which we can make sure that rooms are free from bacteria, fungi and viruses. We use fogging in a variety of applications with the desire to achieve the same outcome: a space safe from germs.
We use an environmentally certified botanical disinfectant that has been proven to kill over 99.99% of bacteria, fungi, TB, and HIV. With the use of our ULV fogger, the biocide particles produced are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria. The biocide also eliminates pathogens on surfaces...including ceilings, walls, furniture and floors, making it highly effective for disinfection and odor control.
An advantage of fogging is that the sanitizing agent reaches areas that may be difficult to clean with other techniques. Penetration into some nooks and crannies may be limited by obstacles, but in most cases it’s not necessary to move furniture or equipment around before or during the cleaning process.
The fogging process is rapid and efficient. No need to seal off areas for days at a time, sanitization takes only a matter of minutes.
To avoid disruption and risk of allergic reactions, areas need to be clear of people. So we recommend utilizing our fogging services outside of business hours for commercial applications and during business hours for residential applications (when everyone is either at work or school).
The biocide vapor needs to make contact with the microorganisms on a surface to kill them. If dirt, debris, or some other material are covering parts of a surface, then these areas may not be sanitized properly. So we recommend fogging be carried out in conjunction with a deep clean. Don’t have time or the energy to clean? Contact us for recommendations!
When should fogging be done?
The most obvious scenario is in response to an infectious outbreak. But given the benefits of sanitization and the heavy cost to organizations and people when infection spreads, we recommend having areas fogged twice a year to achieve a good level of protection.
It is of particular interest to have Fogging and other sanitization measures completed during the winter season and any other times of heightened risk (such as an outbreak) which can happen at any time of year.
We operate this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer flexibility to minimize disruption of our customer’s normal services and/or lives. We're also able to provide emergency fogging, in the event of an outbreak.
What else can be done?
Apart from fogging to disinfect your workplace or home, we can “scrub” the air clean. Our HEPA Air Scrubber uses HEPA filteration media with an efficiency rating of 99.97% against 0.3-micron particles. Please note our HEPA Air Scrubber cannot eliminate COVID-19 as the virus itself is roughly .1 microns. Our HEPA Air Scrubber can decontaminate and deodorize the air in common work spaces and homes. Still not sure what to do? Just give us a call @ 515-441-1918 for more help!
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