What is fogging?
Fogging is used predominately for the application of disinfectants, biocides, fungicides and pesticides. The fogging equipment generates a fog or mist formed of Ultra Low Volume (ULV) droplets. Through vaporisation, airborne and surface-based pathogens are destroyed, so there is no need to move furniture or equipment around for the treatment to work. Fogging is probably the quickest and easiest way to disinfect large areas with minimum disruption to both you and your business. Summary Fogging thoroughly disinfects the air and to a degree any surface/area the equipment is pointed toward.
What is electrostatic spraying?
Electrostatic spraying is a method of applying a very thorough even coating, of disinfectant or sanitiser. When sprayed through the device an electric charge is applied to a solution to create a 3-D wrapping effect. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, it allows the appropriate disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for complete coverage. Summary Electrostatic spraying disinfects any surface or object the equipment is pointed toward but more importantly, it wraps around objects, providing a more thoroough encapsulating with disinfectant.
What disinfectant is used?
Although various chemicals and solutions can be put through the above machines, it’s critical to review the details of the solution to ensure this is safe to use in the machine and that it’s effective against the application you are carrying out. Check with the machine manufacturer prior to using. Key features we recommend looking for in the solution is to ensure it is Non-corrosive, Non-irritant, Non-toxic and a solution that's water based. Any product with a flash point needs to be avoided when using an electrostatic sprayer.
What areas are suitable to be fogged or sprayed?
Fogging and spraying can be used in facilities including, but not limited to:
- Schools / Colleges / Nurseries
- Clinics / Hospitals Dentists
- Nursing Homes
- Hotels / Restaurants
- Food Preparation Areas
- Veterinary Surgeries
Is it really required?
One key point here is that neither fogging or spraying will not remove the need for surfaces to be cleaned first. Clean first, disinfect second is a fundamental concept that must be adhered to.
Fogging is more suited to large open areas where they need to be disinfected for whatever reason as it's very quick and disinfectant can be sprayed up to 8-10 meters or more reaching all those difficult to reach areas. It would also potentially be used in a facility if they had an outbreak of a virus, mainly due to speed of application. But it's important to note this would be part of a 2-4 stage clean. That's not to mention the necessary PPE, safety requirements and the downtime after fogging has been undertaken.
Electrostatic spraying on the other hand is designed for high touch point disinfection/sanitising. This can be incorporated into cleaning regimes more easily and spray is just up to 1m therefore designed for touch point surfaces like door handles, hand rails, doors, desks and the likes. It's encapsulation provides a very thorough even layer of disinfectant that is much more thorough than traditional trigger spray application and in addition there are significant time and chemical savings.
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When cleaning, fogging and electrostatic spraying are used in conjunction it ensures all four dimensions are thoroughly disinfected.
- 1D Floors
- 2D Walls and ceiling
- 3D Furniture
- 4D Indoor air
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