Foggers are an effective way to disinfect surfaces in areas where the air is not circulating. These devices use pressurized liquid with a chemical solution, or fogging agent, that can be harmful if inhaled for prolonged periods of time. The mist created by the machine is typically composed of water and chemicals called biocides which kill microorganisms on contact. They are often used in schools, hospitals, office buildings and other public places where people congregate regularly. A recent study found that high levels of bacteria can still linger after fogging has been completed because it doesn’t always penetrate deep into cracks and crevices on floors or furniture. Foggers should only be used when there aren’t any cracks or crevices present in the surface being treated.
Pros and cons of using a professional fogging service
The pros of using a professional fogging service include that it is cost-effective, since the customer only has to pay for the services after they are done. The cons of using a fogger service include that in some cases, people would rather do it by themselves, in order to feel like they accomplished something in their home/business.
Another pro is that professionals can disinfect large areas with minimal effort, which individuals might not be able to do. The con with this is that there is no benefit from being able to see what happens when it’s being cleaned.
In most cases, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to hiring a professional for this task.
The advantages of using a fogging disinfectant include that they are less expensive than most other types of disinfectants. They also require no rinsing or wiping, which can save time. Fogger machines effectively kill pathogens without having to use chemicals, so there is less risk involved with residual effects on surfaces and people. Foggers also kill the majority of viruses, spores and fungi on contact. A fogger can disinfect a large area in little time while leaving it dry within 5 to 10 minutes.
The only disadvantage of using a fogging disinfectant is that they are not as effective against bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
When to use a fogging disinfectant:
-Tuberculosis -Colds and flu viruses -Skin infections -Food poisoning -Pneumonia -Wasp, hornet stings, bee stings
Fogging is an effective way to disinfect surfaces in areas where there is not a lot of circulation. This is especially true for areas such as hotel rooms, hospitals and schools.
When not to use a fogging disinfectant:
-Kitchens or areas with steam (fogger machines can cause water damage) -Bathrooms (steam from hot showers will make the chemicals evaporate before they have a chance to kill off bacteria) -Tight spaces with little ventilation (fogger chemicals can damage electronics and other sensitive equipment if they are not completely dry within 5 – 10 minutes of being used.)
Fogging is a safe option for all surfaces except the ones mentioned above. It is an effective method of disinfecting large areas in a short amount of time.
As you can see, the pros of using a fogging service include that it is cost-effective and time-efficient. The cons are that there is no benefit from being able to see what happens when it’s being cleaned, which some people might prefer (especially if they’re not paying for this service). In most cases, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to hiring a professional for this task. Fogger disinfectants have many advantages including being less expensive than other types of disinfectants and requiring no rinsing or wiping. They also effectively kill pathogens without having to use chemicals, so there is less risk involved with residual effects on surfaces and people, and they kill the majority of viruses, spores and fungi on contact. The only disadvantage is that fogging disinfectants are not as effective against bacteria such as MRSA. Foggers are an effective way to disinfect surfaces in areas without a lot of circulation. This makes it especially useful for hotel rooms, schools and hospitals.