Sometimes, intensive cleaning techniques (e.g. chemical wipes, vacuuming, and boiling water flushes) aren’t practical, effective, or economical to use. Not every machine and surface can withstand day-to-day abrasion and submersion in cleaning fluids. Contact cleaning also misses airborne pathogens, aiding the spread of COVID-19 and other dangerous respiratory diseases, among other contaminants.
One great alternative to deep cleaning is to use regular anti-bacterial aerosol fogging. Airborne detergent sprays can safely reach tricky-to-access corners and cracks that surface cleaning methods simply can’t.
How Does Anti-Bacterial Fogging Work?
Mounted and handheld electrostatic nozzles and pumps apply a fine detergent-water mist or chemical vapour to open spaces, simultaneously cleaning delicate surfaces of bacteria and scrubbing the air. Intense UV rays can also help, added by LED strips. The mass of fine particles emitted tear microorganisms down by slicing apart cell walls (lipids) and scrape off microscopic food sources. Potential outbreaks and unwanted organic growths are stopped dead.
When Is Fogging Used?
Disinfection can be applied when needed, by professional technicians with portable units, set up to run continuously and automatically via a free-standing unit, or set to run on a daily timer. Passive, continuous fogging is another option. Non-toxic fogging chambers at entry and exit points can disinfect people and equipment as they pass through.
5 Types of Anti-Bacterial Fogging
You can choose from:
- Standard chemical fogging – a water-detergent aerosol spray
- Vaporised hydrogen peroxide – a less corrosive and abrasive method, ideal for pharmaceutical labs and delicate machinery
- Ozone (o3) – uses pressurised oxygen clouds to deliver high-quality, thorough, and unobtrusive disinfection
- Titanium dioxide and UV – a dual light-powered chemical cleaner that responds to gentle ultraviolet stimulation
- Ionisation – uses negatively charged spray particles to collect and destroy microorganisms
Where Is Anti-Bacterial Fogging Commonly Used?
You’ll frequently find anti-bacterial fogging systems in food and drink factories, commercial kitchens, industrial preparation spaces, hospitals, and biomedical labs. Semi-regular, portable fogging is also a popular cleaning choice for hotels, student accommodation, shops, and homes.
What ISN’T Anti-Bacterial Fogging?
Fogging shouldn’t be confused with the following cleaning methods:
- Fumigation – Fogging is not poisonous or capable of killing pests, parasites, and vermin
- Anti-bacterial misting – A distinct yet similar method to fogging that uses higher density electrostatic sprays to deep clean sensitive surfaces
- 100% anti-bacterial – Although fogging removes almost all pathogens, some larger, and hardy microorganisms can survive
At Europa Ventilation Cleaning Services, we provide anti-bacterial fogging alongside a range of commercial deep cleaning services. To discuss your requirements with one of our specialists, please get in touch today.
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