The Importance of Airborne Disinfection

There have been mixed messages surround COVID-19 and whether particles can stay on surfaces and in the air. Most recently, scientists have said that pathogens can remain airborne, which is why the virus can spread so fast and easily. Even WHO (World Health Organization) has stated that airborne coronavirus transmission “cannot be ruled out”. This is the reason why masks have become mandatory in all indoor places to help prevent the spread. 

Making sure that the air inside an enclosed area is always circulating is very important so that particles can’t just hang in one area, waiting for someone to walk through them. But, there are always going to be places and times where the air cannot properly circulate. This is why airborne disinfection is just as important as disinfecting surfaces. 

People get caught up in disinfecting and sanitizing all surfaces, not wanting to touch someone else’s germs, when in fact, you could be breathing in their germs. 

Disinfectant wipes and other cleaning products have been flying off the shelves throughout the pandemic, but are those products really keeping you and others safe from airborne pathogens?

How Do You Disinfect the Air?

The most reliable solution for air disinfection, while also disinfecting the entire environment, is using a disinfectant fogger. Foggers spray out disinfectant at high power, both causing the air to circulate while disinfecting it. Foggers work very effectively and efficiently in both disinfecting surfaces and particulate matter in the air at the same time, and it is much quicker than trying to spray everywhere and then wiping up after.

Disinfectant fogging doesn’t require any wiping or rinsing because the disinfectant is dispersed so evenly in tiny micron droplets that it will dry itself or you can use a dry fogger if you are worried about anything that is moisture sensitive. Most foggers have adjustable outputs, making them great for any environment and space for quick, efficient and effective disinfecting. 

Disinfecting by Fogging

A study done by the American Society for Microbiology discovered that airborne disinfection by fogging actually effectively inactivates coronavirus bacteria. The article states that airborne disinfection is not only an important aspect of keeping safe, it actually can be used in laboratories, animal rooms, and anywhere infectious agents are encountered and handled. Along with that, it can also be used in public health emergencies such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Fogging solutions are found to be extremely efficient, fast, robust, environmentally friendly, and are an overall suitable disinfection method. In addition, depending on the disinfectant product you are using, it is extremely safe, meaning it provides the same level of disinfecting power as harmful disinfectants (ie. Bleach) without the harmful toxins and fumes. 

How it Works

Purchase a disinfectant solution of your choosing, this can be any disinfectant that is compatible with your environment. For example, purchasing a disinfectant that is not safe for animals when you have pets within the space you plan to disinfect, is not a good choice. With that being said, going for disinfectant solutions that are natural, safe for animals and humans, and perhaps environmentally friendly as well is going to be a great option. We have a great suggestion – Ultra-Lyte Disinfectant Solution.

This disinfectant solution is loaded into a fogging device to produce and disperse an aerosol around large rooms or into small enclosures, to reduce the numbers of bacteria, germs, and viruses in the air, on top of surfaces and areas that are difficult to access. The equipment submerges onto the atmosphere with the disinfectant mist and is then given a set period of time to settle out of the air disinfecting the airborne spaces, and/ or onto the surfaces, and hard-to-reach areas. 

Airborne Disinfecting Devices and Solutions

For these reasons, disinfecting using fogging technologies is an ideal disinfection method for hospitals, ambulances, public spaces, indoor community areas, and smaller spaces such as your home and office. With that being said, the study concludes that this method is an excellent choice for controlling the currently COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

So next time you are deciding how to disinfect your space, consider choosing to fog to reduce time and increase effectiveness, which includes airborne disinfection, to protect everyone around you.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on this story, and what methods have worked for you for ensuring that not only your space is disinfected by the air you breathe. Have you tried fogging disinfection? If not yet, visit our website to purchase yours foggers.

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