Why Fogging is Important For Disinfecting Surfaces in Your Workplace
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Workplaces pose a high risk of virus contraction, as employees work in close proximity to one another. To ensure post-crisis safety in your workplace, it is essential that you look into effective sterilization methods. Consider fogging, a safe sterilization method that is highly effective against germs. It is ideal for workplace environments and 100% environmentally safe.
Fogging is a sterilization technique where sanitizing products are mixed with water and emitted as a fine mist or spray. It is commonly used to fumigate large areas that are near impossible to sterilize by hand. This may include large office spaces, classrooms, commercial businesses, event spaces, schools, gyms and churches. Fogging methods are also common in pest control.
If you’ve tried to manually disinfect large work areas, then you know how costly and inefficient this can be. However, to decrease the spread infections occurring, workspaces should be treated broadly to minimize risks. Fogging can help you do just that. Consider some of the benefits:
- One of the big advantages of fogging is that it easily spread the disinfectants to hard-to-reach places that should be sterilized, but may be hard to reach (including cracks, rims, corners, ledges, air ducts, high piping, etc.) it can also reach behind furniture, into cupboards and may sterilize walls, ceilings, carpets, fans, vents and more.
- It also proves effective for sterilizing computer hardware and other electrical equipment. Because computer hardware is sensitive to moisture, sterilization can be tricky. However, because fogging can reach just about anywhere, you generally do not have to move any furniture or equipment before a room is treated. These factors make makes fogging one of the most effective disinfectant methods for workplaces.
- Another reason why fogging is an important sterilization option for workplaces is that it causes minimal disruption. Sterilization of a room through fogging is quick. It only takes a few minutes. Once the room is sterilized it can be used soon after. Areas sterilized using ammonia-based fogging remain toxic for some time afterward, which can be both dangerous and inconvenient. In contrast, with biocide fogging, you don’t have to worry about residual toxicity and can get back to work within a relatively short space of time.
- If you were to have a room sterilized manually, this would likely take a few hours depending on the size. During this time, employees likely won’t be able to work in the room. Fogging minimizes disruption and lost working time, and it doesn’t spread germs. This makes it an ideal solution for work environments.
Now that you know why fogging can be an important sterilization method for the workplace, we have some tips you should consider. Firstly, you need to start with a clean area:
- Don’t Fog Before You Clean: While fogging eradicates germs, it won’t’ wash away dust and dirt. What’s more, if you have an area fogged that is dirty, the dirt can inhibit the action of the fog. This can result in less effective sterilization. Therefore, before you book a fogging session, you should also make sure that all the areas you want to disinfect are clean. If you need someone to handle this for you, check out our proudly green cleaning services.
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