Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Top Reasons Fogging Is the Best Office Disinfection Method

by Ralph Rodriquez

Some commercial facility managers do not know that cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. The reason is that cleaning removes dirt but does not necessarily kill germs, bacteria and other contaminants. On the other hand, disinfecting uses chemicals that kill harmful germs and prevent the spread of pathogens. It is why facility supervisors must ensure that commercial cleaning providers also provide disinfecting services. Fogging is a common disinfecting technique that commercial cleaning services use for the following reasons.

Best for Electronic and Electrical Equipment

One significant problem that businesses experience regarding cleaning electronic and electrical equipment is sensitivity to moisture. Notably, liquid-based cleaners can affect the operation of electrical hardware and equipment. For instance, computer hardware, such as mice and keyboards, is sensitive to moisture, making it challenging to clean and disinfect. Thus, cleaning crews must unplug all electronics and cover the equipment before applying liquid-based disinfectants. Fogging eliminates the hard work because the tiny droplets of disinfectants are harmless to electrical equipment and electronic hardware.

No Residual Toxicity

A key objective of commercial cleaning services is ensuring that a space can be used as soon as possible. However, the speed with which a room can be used after disinfection depends on several factors, including residual toxicity levels. For instance, ammonia-based disinfectants remain toxic for some time before a room can be declared ready for use. Therefore, it can be highly inconvenient for a commercial facility that relies on foot traffic to pay bills. On the other hand, you do not have to worry about residual toxicity when disinfecting a room using fogging. The reason is that biocide fogging is completely safe, and a disinfected room can be used as soon as the mist settles. Consequently, it eliminates extended downtimes that affect facility operations.

Easy Application

Fogging is perhaps the easiest manual disinfection technique. Unlike other disinfection methods where cleaners must manually wipe surfaces, fogging only requires a fogging machine. Notably, a cleaning crew pumps fogging machines, or foggers, gently in the air, ensuring that the mist lands on every surface. The application method makes fogging highly efficient because the millions of tiny droplets create a blanket over every surface in a room. The best part is that fogging ensures that a disinfectant reaches hard-to-reach spots, such as cracks, hinges, high piping, ledges, furniture undersides and air ducts. Disinfecting such areas would take hours if a cleaning crew relied on spray bottles and pieces of cloth.


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Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew. At home, my wife does all the cooking, but cleaning is my job. I also own a small business. As a result, I'm charged with keeping things clean at both work and home. At work, I have a cleaning crew that comes in nightly, and I have specialists (carpet cleaners, window washers, etc) who come in as needed. At home, my kids do chores, and I handle most of the rest. I only outsource dry cleaning and a bit of seasonal deep cleaning. In this blog, I am going to write about keeping your home and office clean. I plan to include a range of tips, and I hope that they help you. Thank you for reading!