The Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues to pose a threat to people across the UK but disinfection fogging and other measures are helping to keep people safe and reduce the infection rate. Fogging is a convenient and highly effective method for controlling the virus, and here we take a look at how the process works and the environments suitable for this type of deep clean.
Fogging kills airborne and surface traces of COVID-19, which are released into the air when an infected individual coughs, sneezes, or talks, or when they touch surfaces such as door handles, keyboards, equipment, machinery, and such forth. Fogging has been safely used for many years in healthcare environments, such as hospitals, to prevent the spread of MRSA.
The disinfection fogging uses a BS EN 14476 compliant liquid agent that is ejected through fogging equipment to create a fine mist in the air. The active chemical sterilises the air and settles on every surface to kill the virus. Simply put, wherever the virus can go, the fogging solution can too. After just a few minutes, the air clears, and it is safe for workers or the general public to resume using the space.
Virus defeating agents continue to protect the environment for an extended period and far longer than standard disinfection, which is active for just one or two hours. With disinfection fogging, tiny molecules bond to surfaces to create an antimicrobial film. This protective barrier repels recontamination and remains active even after regular cleaning.
A Deeper Clean WIthout The Man Power
Our disinfection fogging service is conducted by fully trained and competent technicians as dictated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations. The technician is armed with room fogging equipment. A single expert can decontaminate an area in a short amount of time, providing a deeper clean without the manpower or the risks of a surface being missed when wiping by hand.
Disinfection fogging is an appropriate Coronavirus decontamination strategy for any enclosed space such as offices, commercial and industrial premises, school classrooms, retail shops, banks, hospitals, and commercial kitchens. Coronavirus fogging may also be used to sterilise the inside of vehicles such as trucks, taxi fleets, buses, trains, and business carpools.
Once the disinfection fogging process is complete, the workforce, teachers, pupils, and the public can be assured that the space is safe. There are no ill effects on humans or animals.
There is no risk of damage to electrical equipment such as printers, mice, keypads, computers, or any other office equipment. The mist settles and dries quickly and does not stain surfaces or cause them to discolour.
Fogging Tailored To Your Requirements
Our disinfection fogging service can be arranged to meet your requirements and operational schedule. The room or building will need to be sealed off before fogging begins to ensure that no one accidentally enters the space. This may mean locking doors or posting a member of your staff or security at entry points to prevent access.
If doors have excessive gaps around them, they can be taped to ensure the antimicrobial agents do not escape.
To further discuss how disinfection fogging works or to arrange Coronavirus decontamination, please contact our team on 0800 086 9215.