Commercial cleaning and disinfecting is a thorough process. Techniques like cold fogging can get into areas that would be hard for people to reach when surface cleaning. A trained professional will use EPA-registered disinfectants. Then the technician will apply the disinfectants using a ULV fogger. We can even disinfect the air.
Hard-to-reach surfaces are easy to clean for commercial cleaning and disinfecting crews. Viruses can be on any surface, including the ceiling and in between furniture, that can’t usually be disinfected. Missing areas like these means that viruses could still be on surfaces. So, how do commercial cleaners do it?
One of the most effective techniques for commercial cleaning and disinfecting is cold fogging.
Airlines like Delta are using a form of fogging to disinfect their planes during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cold fogging has been used to disinfect barns, which would be hard to clean with traditional home cleaners like Lysol or Clorox. A commercial cleaning uses resources and techniques to properly clean an area.
Cold fogging produces fog into small droplets. ULV foggers are equipped with motors that produce a high power, low pressure air stream. The disinfectants make contact with the air and surfaces. Because it is in fog form, it can also permeate into cracks and crevices. Cold fogging is often an additional step in the commercial cleaning and disinfecting process to go beyond surface decontamination.
This is not a job to be performed by janitorial staff or maids. Cold fogging requires a professional company, training, and professional protective equipment (PPE).
As the world faces this new virus, it is important to tackle cleaning and disinfecting on a regular basis. Some residents and businesses, though, may need to do more to ensure that their spaces are fully cleaned. That is where commercial cleaning and disinfecting comes in. Professionals have the tools, training, and techniques for a high level of cleaning.
Thorough cleaning goes a long way in slowing down the spread of viruses. The CDC recommends that everyone wash their hands several times a day. Wiping down the surfaces we touch daily is important. Using the right disinfectants and techniques means that more harmful viruses and bacteria can be removed from our environments.