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What is fogging?

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With Covid-19 causing lockdown after lockdown, and with the pandemic spreading like wildfire, commercial and home cleaning has become even more paramount. But what is fogging?

It isn’t a time for being lax on cleaning. Professional businesses like ourselves can help decontaminate with our covid cleaning service and prevent further outbreaks in your commercial or home living space for the safety of all and, importantly, minimise the risk and cost of ongoing disruption.

How fogging works

How fogging works

Fogging, as part of a coronavirus deep clean, is designed to cover all areas that require decontamination. The process is carried out by our professional cleaning technicians, who are protected head to toe in the latest sterile disposable clothing and breathing apparatus, whilst using a sanitising fog to cover the entire area. This fine mist will also penetrate soft furnishings such as sofas, curtains and carpets, the importance of which can occasionally be forgotten by others. Our latest Total Defence chemical technology and electrostatic machinery will ensure your work/home space is clean, sanitised and coronavirus free.

This fogging mist will also importantly kill any airborne pathogens and viruses that could still be lingering even after a thorough conventional deep clean. 

Is fogging safe?

Yes, it is very safe. Depending on the area’s size that requires the treatment, the professional cleaners can be in and out in minutes. However, you will need to give the mist time to settle and work, which could mean your premises could be shut for a few hours while the sanitation takes effect. 

What chemicals does the fogging mist contain?

What chemicals does the fogging mist contain?

The mist is a commercial disinfectant. Our own Total Defence brand of fogging disinfectant is environmentally friendly, and we can alter the strength depending on your business requirements (to BS EN 14476 standard). We want to ensure we are doing all we can to protect the environment while providing an unbeatable service. Our unique product is used in clinical environments extensively and has numerous accreditations and safe to use on electronics, fabrics and food preparation areas, as well as Vegan, Halal and Kosher compliant for your peace of mind.

Why fogging over other commercial cleaning?

Commercial Fogging can reach the places that your regular cleaning may miss. Those hard to reach areas can be areas where an airborne virus can hold, not only that, but some areas may be missed by accident or through human error. The fogging will immerse a space and settle the sanitising agent on all surfaces. For in-depth virus decontamination, we recommend fogging is done in conjunction with your regular cleaning process. Fogging does not replace your traditional cleaning jobs but will help to provide maximum safety and decontamination.

Can you use fogging at home?

Can you use fogging at home?

Absolutely. Fogging can be used to decontaminate a home just as easily as you would an office or car showroom, etc. If you have had a Coronavirus outbreak in your home and want to safeguard the others around you, then residential fogging is very much a viable option.

How long does it take?

As mentioned above, the timing very much depends on the size of the area you wish to decontaminate. A small room or house can be done in minutes, yet large commercial premises or a school can take substantially longer. Nonetheless, minimal intrusion occurs, allowing you to get back to what matters promptly. 


How long does it last?

How long does it last?

Fogging will kill any virus that is currently present in your space. Once the mist has settled and sufficient time has passed for the sanitiser to do its job, then it will disappear. Fogging will have to be redone should another outbreak occur or a member of staff should be a carrier of the virus. 

It is not a permanent fix, although we also offer an ongoing preventative solution which could also interest you.

If you want to know more about our services and what we can do for you, please contact us for a chat or a quote. 

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