How to disinfect your home against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a very frightening virus. It’s been all over the news, and it seems like every other day there’s a new variant to be worried about. If you don’t want that your loved ones to be at risk, you must take action! There are different things you can do to disinfect your home and protect yourself and your family against COVID-19. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best ways to disinfect your home against this lethal virus. We will talk about thermal foggers and ULV foggers and why they are such an effective way to disinfect large areas. So if you’re looking for information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19, look no further!
There are many different types of foggers on the market, so it’s important to do your research before you buy one. Make sure to get a model that is designed for residential use, as some of them are made for commercial use only. Also, make sure to get a model that has been certified by an independent laboratory to kill COVID-19.
Thermal foggers are very popular in commercial use. They are equipped with a heated barrel that reaches high temperatures using electricity, propane, or gas depending on the type of surface. Generally speaking, thermal foggers are very expensive for household use, but they are the most effective as well.
Ultra-low Volume (ULV) foggers are spray machines that produce a fine and “cold fog” (average air temperature) of chemicals into the air which kills bacteria and viruses on contact. They generate a mist with small particle sizes in the 5-20 micron range. ULV foggers have been used by the military and hospitals for many years to disinfect large facilities, and they are now becoming more popular for small businesses and home use.
So, how do we kill COVID-19 using a ULV fogger?
The ULV fogger is just the machine, it sprays whatever chemical you put in there. It just converts the water into smaller particles so it can reach even the most hidden areas by using the minimum amount of water. Technically speaking, the chemicals you put inside the machine are more important than the machine itself. Not just the chemicals, but also the perfect mix you use between an effective product and water.
What products are effective to kill COVID-19 and its Variants?
There is a wide list of products that kill SARS-CoV-2, and we will name a few of the in the following chart:
For a full list of products, you can visit here.
However, not all products are suitable for a ULV fogger. For this type of job, you need a dulutable solution.
Be Careful with Fogging, Fumigating, or Electrostatic Spraying
When you use an EPA approved product that is effective to kill the COVID-19, you have to make sure your product’s label includes directions for the application method. Follow all directions, including precautions. If a product isn’t labeled for these application methods, using it that way might be risky or ineffective. If you have never used any of these sprayers, please consult with a house cleaning professional.
Effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection
Soap and detergent can reduce the risk of fomite transmission, but efficacy varies depending on what kind you use as well how well your cleaning is performed. No reported studies have investigated whether surface cleanings (with soap or not) produced by various methods would be effective at reducing SARS-CoV 2 concentrations when applied onto nonporous surfaces.No reported studies have investigated the efficacy of surface cleaning (with soap or detergent) for reducing concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 on non-porous surface.
If you want more information, check a great article written by Daniela Gonzalez A Guide to Disinfect your Home Post COVID from porch.com