As quarantine restrictions ease and the economy continues to return to some sort of normality, the risk of coronavirus spreading will continue to increase. People returning to offices, waiting areas, schools, hospitals and workplaces is presenting ideal opportunities for coronavirus to find a new host and continue the spread of infection.
Aside from continuing the government-enforced hygiene measures we currently have in place, the importance of killing the virus where it settles on surfaces exposed to human touch cannot be stressed enough. High efficiency and effective eradication of the virus in any given space is paramount, but it’s potentially difficult to achieve through manual cleaning processes given the complexity of the majority of buildings.
Manual cleaning will undoubtedly reduce the presence of the virus, but it’s incredibly time-consuming and laborious to execute, relying on thorough and detailed attention to detail if it is to be anywhere near effective.
The perfect solution would be to fill the entire airspace with a guaranteed pathogen-killing substance that will instantly kill all known germs on contact and be 100% safe for humans, animals and plants. We have that capability readily available.
What are the advantages of a disinfectant fogging machine?
In combination with best practices for keeping your business, or property virus-free, including wearing face masks, social distancing and personal hygiene practises, the main advantage of using a disinfectant fogging machine service is the coverage and speed at which large spaces can be decontaminated. It’s essential in these times to show that you are doing all you can to keep your business operating most responsibly to protect your staff and in turn, the company reputation.
Can a fogging machine be used to access hard to reach spaces?
The micro-fine mist spray produced by the fogging machine extends 5m-6m horizontally (ahead of the spray nozzle) and approx. 1.5m – 2m vertically. The force behind the micro-fine mist will push it into awkward and complex spaces. The machine incorporates a flexible hose which will also help the operative access tight, awkward spaces and spray where harmful viruses can live. The Clearway fogging service is designed to disinfect large areas quickly, and regularly, minimising disruption to the business.
How often is fogging required?
After your premises has been decontaminated, you have an entirely clean area that can be confidently used by staff. It is inevitable that viral material could build-up again over time. However, total widespread decontamination can easily be achieved by fogging on a daily basis.
Will a fogging machine get rid of coronavirus?
Contrary to some reports in the media, fogging machines do provide effective elimination of the coronavirus as well as the vast majority of other bacteria and virus living on surfaces.
Will fogging chemical kill other viruses and bacteria?
Hypochlorous acid will kill 99.9999% of known, harmful pathogens including coronavirus, influenza, campylobacter, E-coli, salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, norovirus, MRSA, C. difficile and many more.
Where can the fogging machine be used?
As the chemical used in our fogging machine is completely inert and safe for humans, animals and plants, it can safely be used in offices, waiting rooms, kitchens vehicles, medical facilities such as GP surgeries and dentists, studios, shops, churches, pubs, libraries and larger spaces such as warehouses.
Can the coronavirus survive on surfaces?
It’s not completely clear how long coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, will survive on different types of surfaces. Various tests and experiments have been carried out on a variety of materials, including cardboard/paper, glass, wood, metal, plastic etc. to determine how long coronavirus remains alive and infectious.
The survival time depends of the virus is dependent on a number of factors including the type of surface, temperature and relative humidity.
The overall conclusion is that the virus can survive for around 24 hours on surfaces such as paper and cardboard, but on harder surfaces, such as plastic, stainless steel, glass and ceramics, the virus can remain infectious for up to nine days. This is also true of the virus on latex gloves.
What should be cleaned when someone known to be infected with coronavirus has touched them?
All surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected if someone with coronavirus has come into contact with them. These include surfaces and items that are visibly contaminated with body fluids as well as all high-contact areas such as bathrooms, door handles, telephones, grab-rails in corridors and stairwells.
Is cleaning the same as disinfecting?
In the context of cleaning to remove viruses, cleaning with a water and detergent solution will remove dirt and grime and will physically remove viruses and bacteria. Chemicals that have confirmed germ-killing properties, such as hypochlorous acid used in our fogging machines, with kill viruses and bacteria that normal cleaning fluids can’t. Disinfecting chemicals will kill upwards of 99% of know germs. Hypochlorous acid goes way beyond this, killing 99.9999% of all know germs (bacteria and viruses)
Is a sanitiser a disinfectant?
Sanitisers are not as strong or effective at killing viruses and bacteria as disinfectants are, but they are safe to use on skin. If the sanitiser fluid or gel has an alcohol content fo greater the 60% it will effectively kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
For disinfecting hard surfaces, a chemical disinfectant is required as sanitiser will not be effective.