Disinfection fogging is an effective method for sanitising areas people use frequently. These spaces include transportation hubs and schools, and places where the vulnerable visit or reside, such as hospitals, care homes, and other healthcare establishments. Disinfection fogging is also beneficial in workplaces and wherever there are confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
To understand how disinfection fogging works, we need to know how Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads. The virus spreads through droplets of saliva, which are released when someone sneezes, coughs, or talks (fomite transmission). The droplets settle on door handles, handrails, touch screens, and computer keyboards. Anyone who touches these surfaces will spread the virus to other surfaces, including their mouth, eyes, or nose.
The Coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to three days (72 hours), making it particularly challenging to control. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects, social distancing, mask-wearing, and regular hand washing are vital, but sometimes this is not enough alone, and disinfection fogging needs to step in.
Fumigation Against Coronavirus And Bacteria
Fumigation against Coronavirus must be undertaken by a specialist firm. The cleaning technician uses an antiviral fogging and antibacterial fogging disinfection solution, which meets the BS EN 14476 standard.
The technician mixes the solution to the correct concentration, which is strong enough to kill viruses but not so strong that it leaves a wet residue on surfaces, which might be hazardous to people using the space afterwards.
Before disinfection fogging takes place, the room or building needs to be sealed off. This might include locking doors so that people do not enter and taping around doors to ensure the chemicals do not leak into other inhabited spaces.
The technician, wearing a chemical suit, gloves, mask, and ventilator, uses a spray gun to eject a fine mist. This mist sanitises large areas quickly, killing viruses on surfaces and in the air. The fog evaporates over six hours. Once the six hours have passed, the space is safe for human occupation.
Our Safe & Hygienic Fogging Service
Disinfection fogging is convenient and practical for small spaces through to multi-floor buildings and transportation vehicles such as trains, airplanes, and buses. The mist settles and disinfects areas where wiping typically does not reach, such as cracks and crevices.
The solution bonds to surfaces and protects areas from re-infection for an extended period. The mist is odourless, non-corrosive, and will not stain surfaces. It does not cause any damage to equipment, such as computers, keyboards, phones, or medical equipment.
Your business or organisation can use our fogging services to create safer spaces for employees, clients, and the general public. We can arrange our service for after-hours or during downtime to minimise disruption.
To discuss disinfection fogging or to arrange a time or schedule for our fogging services, please contact our team on 0800 086 9215 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.