What Is Fogging?
Foggers produce a fine mist with a small droplet size measured in microns. The particles in the mist or fog are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria and create a film over surfaces.
Fogging is probably the quickest and easiest way to disinfect areas with minimum disruption to both you, and your home or business. It thoroughly disinfects the air, and to a degree any surface/area the equipment is pointed toward.
Fogging is used predominately for the application of disinfectants, biocides, fungicides and pesticides. The fogging equipment we use generates a fog/mist formed of Ultra Low Volume (ULV) droplets. Through vaporization, 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 also very capable of being used in facilities which experience an outbreak of a virus, mainly due to its speed of application. However it is important to note, that fogging would be part 2 of the disinfection process.
HOCL Fogging Advantages vs. Typical Electrostatic Spraying
HOCL Advantage: Air Disinfection
Unlike cleaning and spraying, fogging disinfects the air, to eliminate airborne pathogens like human coronavirus and influenza. Disinfecting surfaces, objects in a room, as well as the air, achieves much better disinfection results.
HOCL Advantage: PPE Not Required
Typically, fogging treatments require substantial PPE for their disinfectants, but HOCL fogging is so safe it doesn't actually require PPE.
HOCL Advantage: No Static Charge needed
Most surfaces hold a negative charge, and this is why electrostatic spraying is effective. However, not all surfaces have a negative charge. In these cases, the positively charged disinfecting solution from the electrostatic sprayer will not deliver the expected results. Fogging HOCL has a neutral charge, and touches all surfaces regardless of charge.
HOCL Advantage: Leaves No Residue
HOCL Fogging also requires no rinsing. Electrostatic sprayers require surfaces to be completely wet for disinfection to take place, and can leave behind water marks and a wet residue.
Fogging will suspend disinfectant in the air to kill airborne pathogens, as well as when applied to unsoiled surfaces. For effective infection control on surfaces, both cleaning and disinfection are needed to control transmission of pathogens in indoor environments. Thus, surfaces must cleaned according to CDC guidelines before we disinfect. As such, it is critical to remember that disinfectant fogging applications are not going to be 100% effective on soiled surfaces. Even surfaces that appear visibly clean must be cleaned prior to fogging application.