There is a weapon in our cleaning arsenal that’s quick, easy and effective; fogging.
It’s not used by many cleaning services, mainly pest control companies and specialised application companies, but when used correctly, it is the final touch on the perfect deep clean and sanitization of premises.
What is fogging?
Fogging does what it sounds like it does – creates a fog in your building.
Using a special machine, we can effectively sanitise high levels of horizontal surfaces and hard-to-reach areas.
The machine works in much the same way as something you’d find in a nightclub, only instead of harmless dry ice, we use disinfectant.
Generally, fogging should be viewed as an additional, belt and braces measure that is used following successful cleaning and sanitization practices.
Where is fogging used?
Fogging can be used pretty much anywhere.
You’ll find it used on aircraft between flights, residential homes to kill pests, and across various sectors as an additional measure for disinfecting.
Fogging is also commonly used in food and beverage production to fight dangerous bacteria.
Traditionally used indoors, fogging is now also effective in open areas such as schools and universities due to the COVID pandemic.
We’re also seeing it used more in the public sector to add extra protection against viruses.
What type of fogging machine do we use?
There are two basic types of fogging machines (or foggers as they are sometimes called), hot and cold.
Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers are cold fogging machines that use large volumes of air at low pressures to transform liquid into droplets that are dispersed into the atmosphere.
The fogger is a versatile piece of equipment that uses a fine spray to apply a chemical solution for pest or odour control.
Additionally, it can be used for sanitizing, disinfecting, or for restricting the growth of insects, bacteria, and viruses.
Thermal fogging machines, use heat to vaporize a fogging solution and spray it out as a visible fog cloud with a 05–10-micron range particle size.
Thermal foggers are equipped with a heat barrel that is preheated to high temperatures using propane, gas, and octane fuel.
Is fogging safe?
We only use MPI (Ministry of Primary industries) approved chemicals and pesticides in our foggers.
Our experts use the full PPI gear when handling and controlling the chemicals, such as full chemical disposal overalls, gloves and boots, and respiratory kits.
All our workers are fully trained and qualified to handle dangerous chemicals and hazardous substances, as well as up-to-date with the latest risk assessment training and standard operating procedures.
Why use fogging to sanitise your business?
First of all, fogging is a safe and effective way to disinfect a large area quickly.
Having disinfectant vapourised and made airborne means it can meet contaminants floating through the atmosphere instead of just on surfaces.
But the fog also condenses back into liquid when it does meet a surface, making it great at disinfecting those hard-to-reach areas.
All the fog settles naturally eventually – due to gravity, meaning fogging is highly effective at disinfecting horizontal surfaces such as tables, work areas and floors.
Call us for a fogging deep clean
Industrial cleaning is not only a crucial part of running a business but also a preventative measure against Covid19 and other bacteria.
Surfaces are a hub for bacteria and need to be cleaned regularly and thoroughly by a professional cleaning service, not just simply given a wipe at the end of the day.
Industrial cleaning and commercial cleaning both require attention to detail, and after that, using a fogging machine is the cherry on top.
Industrial cleaning doesn’t have to be stressful – all you have to do is let the professionals handle it.
The Rapid Facilities team are professional industrial cleaners with years of experience.
No matter how complex the task, we’ll get the job done with the minimum of fuss, whether we use our fogger or not!
Contact us today if you would like to know more about giving your premises a good, deep clean. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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