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What is fogging and why do I need it?


With so much emphasis on health and hygiene at the moment, we’re all becoming more aware of how we can keep our home and business free from germs and viruses. 

Where you may traditionally clean with disinfectant spray and cleaning cloths, there is an increased need for a cleaning method that reaches EVERY surface, and does a thorough job of killing germs. This is why fogging is growing in popularity across homes and business, as a way to ensure that your property is truly clean.


What is fogging?

Fogging is the process of spraying an antiviral disinfectant as a fine mist or ‘fog’ throughout the room, achieving a superior level of clean. The nature of the fog as it disperses means that the disinfectant covers hard-to-reach places, as well as any airborne germs.

We use fogging as an additional measure on top of a regular deep clean, to ensure that all areas have been thoroughly disinfected.


Why is fogging better than traditional deep cleaning methods?

While we are all used to wiping surfaces over with a cloth and cleaning spray, this traditional cleaning method only eliminates around 11% of harmful bacteria and viruses. What’s more, wiping surfaces can actually spread germs around… especially when the same cloth is used repeatedly!

Conventional cleaning can also miss hard-to-reach areas, such as underneath tables and between cupboards. This leads to hotspots, where there large volumes of bacteria can build up.

Fogging is an advanced cleaning method, and can cover all surfaces in a room – with no need for germy cloths or missed spots. Fogging kills 99.9999% of bacteria, fungi and viruses.


Does fogging kill COVID-19?

Research has shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces. With this in mind, it’s important to concentrate on frequent cleaning and hygiene processes, with particular attention paid to areas where people frequently touch.

Fogging cleans and sanitises large areas of a building quickly and effectively. It can kill off the coronavirus, and other viruses and bacteria (both in the air and on surfaces) within 60 seconds.


Do I need to empty the rooms before a fogging service?

As well as ensuring a thorough clean, fogging is a fast way to santise larger areas, with minimal disruption to residents or employees.

While the premises should be vacated for 1 hour after fogging to allow the process to work, there is no need to remove furniture from the room. Electrical equipment, such as computers, phone systems and televisions, can also be left in-situ whilst the fogging takes place, as the fogging technology we use produces as super-fine dry mist, which does not interfere with electric equipment.


Why do I need to book a fogging service?

While hand-washing, sanitizing and regular manual cleaning with anti-bacterial spray is effective, sometimes a more through clean is needed – particularly in areas with high traffic, lots of touchpoints, or where a visitor has shown COVID-19 symptoms.

Booking a fogging service as part of your deep clean gives you peace of mind that your building has been cleaned to the highest of professional standards, and is free from bacteria, viruses and fungi. At The Fine Cleaning Company, we use this advanced cleaning method to allow us to achieve a superior level of clean. This ensures a safer and cleaner area for our children, staff and families.

Our professional team follow the recommended standards and safety guidelines set out by Public Health England and the Government, giving you the assurance that your cleaning service is in safe hands.


If you have any questions about our decontamination and infection control deep-cleaning services, please give us a call on 0845 475 4131 or get in touch via email.

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