Below, we are going to answer some of the most common queries about fogging cleaning, including why you should use a fogger as part of your commercial cleaning strategy:
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What is a fogging machine?
A fogger is a disinfectant machine that dispenses cleaning chemicals and sanitising products into the air in a fine mist.
There are several fogging machines available on the market. You can purchase a handheld fog machine, a thermal fogger, or a ULV fogging machine. The best fogging machine will depend on your individual sanitisation requirements.
How does a fogger work?
A fogging machine uses large volumes of air to convert sanitising products into micro-droplets. These droplets are dispersed into the atmosphere to create a fine mist or fog that sanitises the air as well as surfaces.
The fine mist can reach inaccessible or difficult-to reach areas and penetrate porous surfaces more effectively than other cleaning solutions.
What are the benefits of a disinfectant fogger?
A fogger is considered more effective than traditional cleaning materials and equipment because it reduces airborne contaminants in large internal spaces and disinfects hard to reach areas.
The micro-droplets of antiviral disinfectant remain on surfaces for a long period and provide long-lasting protection against common germs, bacteria and viruses. A handheld fog machine will help you maintain a safe and covid-secure facility during and after the pandemic.
Where can a fogging machine be used?
A fogger is a versatile piece of cleaning equipment that can be used in a broad range of sectors including schools, hotels, medical facilities and warehouses. A fogging machine can also be used to disinfect rental homes or cars after they have been used.
What is a ULV fogger?
A ULV (ultra-low volume) fogger uses large volumes of air at low pressure to create a fine mist without using heat. The main advantage of using a ULV fogger instead of a thermal fogger is that you can control the particle size for a more accurate and targeted application.
At Ultima, we stock two ULV fogging machines: the Hurricane ES Electrostatic Fogger and the Hurricane Ultra II Fogger. The Hurricane ES is our premium model as it utilises electrostatic technology to give each droplet a small electric charge. This allows for a more effective application of cleaning materials and consistent coverage.
What cleaning products should I use in a fogger?
You can use various sanitising products in a fogging machine. Some of the most commonly sprayed cleaning solutions include insecticides, disinfectants, deodorisers, germicides and fungicides.
You can also use a fogger to disperse odour eliminators like our unsmoke air neutralizer. This cleaning product is specially designed to remove smoke and fire odours from hard surfaces and textiles.
How can a fogger protect against Covid-19?
Covid-19 is a highly infectious virus that can cause long-lasting and potentially fatal health issues. According to the World Health Organization, Covid-19 is spread through respiratory droplets and it can also be transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces.
A fogging machine can help businesses maintain a hygienic and covid-secure environment by dispersing pro-clean products that will sanitise surfaces, remove airborne contaminants, and disinfect inaccessible areas that are difficult to reach using other cleaning solutions. A fogger will significantly reduce the number of pathogens both on surfaces and in the air.
Following strict hygiene measures and carrying out regular fogging cleaning will help you break the chain of infection and keep your employees and visitors safe.
Where can I buy a fogging machine?
At Ultima, we stock a wide range of cleaning materials, sanitising products, and pro cleaning supplies. Visit our store to browse our range of fogging machines and other essential cleaning products such as Byotrol surface cleaner and PPE.
Get in touch with our specialist cleaning team for more information on fogging machines and their applications. You can also find lots of useful information on our website.