How does fogging kill germs? Well, it’s all to do with a powerful combination of hydrogen peroxide and silver.
When the machine sprays the dry mist of hydrogen peroxide in the air, it immediately attacks the outer frame of any micro-organisms which cause illnesses within the room. This weakens the frame, allowing the silver to slip inside and begin the process.
When inside the cell, the hydrogen peroxide and silver compromises its structure and damages the cell’s functions. It then puts a stop to regeneration by sticking to the organism’s DNA before finally sticking to the cell’s enzymes to halt the energy source, thereby bringing a rapid demise.
After completing its job, the hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen so there is no need to worry about there being any harmful chemicals left behind.
People must not enter the room again until it has been cleared as safe to do so. We always allow 1 hour for the solution to settle, which is known as ‘contact time’ and we vent the rooms afterwards until the Hydrogen Peroxide level has dropped below 1ppm, the safe level for people to re-enter the room after disinfection.
With an average of 25 million working days lost due to illness last year, costing the UK all in all nearly £10 billion*, you wonder how much employers are doing to prevent their staff from becoming ill within the workplace.
Well, by disinfecting your workspace, you can wave goodbye to all of the unpleasant germs that are living on the desk, door handles and even between the keys of your keyboard. You can prevent yourself and your employees from getting ill; allowing you to carry on with the day job without any hesitation. You can create an environment that is safe for both you and others to enter.
Primarily, it’s a preventative method.
Think of the work lost due to absent workers. The time that could be used helping grow your business that was wasted hiring temporary staff to cover their jobs.
An annual disinfection service costs a lot less than it does when staff are absent. You could be saving yourself from unnecessary costs by utilising this process within your workspace.
So, the next time someone you know is absent due to illness, think of fogging and the benefits it could provide.
*Source: HSE Website
Fogging – what do you think of when you hear that word? You probably think of steam clouding up the kitchen window.
Well, the fogging I am talking about is quite different.
It’s a process through which we can make sure that rooms are free from bacteria, fungi and viruses. We use fogging in a variety of sectors, from healthcare to education, all with the desire to achieve the same outcome: a space safe from germs.
Fogging uses a machine known as the Sentinel Halo Disinfection Unit. It’s a unique machine that delivers an effective treatment to all surfaces when deployed. The Sentinel Halo sprays a dry mist of hydrogen peroxide which kills 99.9999% of bacteria, fungi and viruses, including norovirus, influenza and E. Coli. This ensures that any germs in the room are killed straight away.
We operate this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are able to work around our clients to minimise disruption of their normal services. We are also able to provide emergency fogging, in the event of an outbreak.
So, there you have it: a whole new meaning to the word ‘fogging’.
2017 has been an exciting year so far for us here at IC Solutions. Following on from the success we had in 2016, we have continued expanding into new markets, offering affordable infection prevention to a much wider audience. We also have plans to introduce a selection of new products, so keep an eye out on our blog posts for more information. And just in case you hadn’t already noticed, doesn’t our new website look nice? If you have any feedback for us, we’d love to hear it!
With more people than ever realising the importance of infection prevention, we are determined to deliver the protection YOU deserve, keeping you, your colleagues, friends and family protected from those nasty bugs!
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