Buyer's Guide to Anti-viral Disinfectants


Current claims about long term effects or protection of anti-viral disinfectants

What you need to know about anti-viral products currently on the market in order to help us make the right choice.

You need to consider:

The Working Environment

The end spaces or surfaces deemed for treatment.


The intended method of application

what are your current cleaning methods?


The reason for the sanitising

Is it preventative sanitising or full decontamination post covid outbreak or both?

APT provide specific infection control and safe working procedure programmes for many UK companies and business sectors.

We provide both Preventative and Post Covid infection cleaning packages to help you reduce the risk of infection in the workplace. We can do this because we have over 30 years' experience in the producing infection control products and have our own dedicated teams of specialist who carry out both preventative and post covid decontamination cleaning. We can also tailor make programmes to incorporate your own personalised infection control programme – APPLY for more information or CALL 0800 0723 773


The Environment

What are the areas and surfaces requiring treatment?

Is it internal large communal areas such as call centre offices, theatres, church halls, sport halls or small office spaces, cottages, gymnasiums, hotels and pubs all containing lots of corridors and washrooms with food safe catering facilities. Is it large open external meeting spaces or stadia?


Intended Application

What’s our intended method of application? Hand cleaning, spray wiping or mopping, washing including for the type of the equipment to be used.


Is Fogging now being considered as the Best and only low cost and Low labour intensive choice to cover all these applications - Learn more about fogging or call one of our specialists to walk you through the confusion.

Did you know when using our FO-500 Fogging Machine and Virokill super concentrate disinfectant you can cover 2500m3 of area for as little as 0.13pence - Fogging Machines


The Anti-viral Disinfectants

After determining the above then there is the choice of the right Anti-viral disinfectant that is suitable for your environment and most of all safe for the intended surfaces.

With some little understanding of the typical make up and effects of the disinfectant this will help you determine the best product for your safe application.

Confused? Don’t be as APT are highly experienced in this field and unlike many companies who may sell either off the shelf anti-viral third party anti-viral products or foggers machines.


What's the difference between cleaning and sanitising?

The food and medical sectors describes this as "Two stage cleaning"

1st Cleaning stage
To clean surfaces and remove any dirt debris, oil grease, or other visual contaminants

2nd Sanitising or Disinfection
this is to apply a sanitised solution to cover the surface to kill off harmful organisms usually Sprayed on, left to work, then wipe any surplus away if required with a clean cloth or paper wipe.

The above technique means that in the disinfection stage the product is working on a clean surface. This makes the biocide typically up to five times more effective than if applied to a dirty surface.

APT manufactures two versions of Anti-viral disinfectants. A Super Concentrate where 5 litres makes up 250 litres of sanitiser solution or a RTU Ready to use version.

We all support our clients with the correct most effective antiviral disinfectants because we manufacture these and have produced effective surface safe products to suit every internal sanitising application and our team are there to guide you to the most cost effective choices to suit your environment or task.

Our specialists can guide you quickly to the correct and simplest ways to introduce the right cleaning equipment the appropriate and regulated safety PPE personal protective equipment for the task.

We provide as a complete package - APT don’t sell third party chemicals products. All APT chemical disinfectants are approved to meet the anti covid standards of disinfection and can be used safely through all the fogging equipment.


Anti-viral disinfectants – Myth buster

Current claims being made by some companies about long term effects or protection of anti-viral disinfectants.

Some recent claims to be aware of regarding - long term protection of Anti Viral Disinfectants

There are currently many claims about long term protective effects of anti-viral disinfectants – One of the longest claims even suggesting “Prolonged antimicrobial protection for between 3-5 weeks” - Check this out:

It should be noted that these products when tested and approved (by any responsible laboratory) are based on a very sophisticated product formula and set of atmospheric conditions. This will not be the case for most situations in daily sanitising or cleaning.

For these antiviral disinfectants to have a residual effect the biocides must ‘stick’ to the surface and resist rinsing. A coating if you like:

If this is the case then the product cannot generally be regarded as being a ‘food safe’ product and is limited.

For the anti viral disinfectant ingredients to be effective after treatment and after drying then it must at least be re moistened to reactivate the biocides. This is simply are not possible to be guarantee this in any non-laboratory normal site situations.

A bactericidal solution made up of a variant of – Quaternary ammonium compounds or other QUATS biocides to act to kill off harmful viral organisms and can be considered the most cost effective suitable to most surfaces.

View our Antiviral Disinfectant products

Most antiviral product disclose the basic chemical basis for disinfection sanitising not cleaning either

A bactericidal solution made up of some – Quaternary ammonium compounds or other QUATS biocides to act to kill off harmful viral organisms and can be considered the most cost effective suitable to most surfaces.

Other formulations are likely to contain more hazardous ingredients alcohols or harmful acids and these are not all surface safe and can damage furnishings or even effect some hard surfaces over the longer term.

Further information of listed anti viral disinfectants on a EPA list at


Some recent claims to be aware of regarding - long term protection of Anti Viral Disinfectants

There are currently many claims about long term protective effects of anti-viral disinfectants – One of the longest claims even suggesting “Prolonged antimicrobial protection for between 3-5 weeks”

It should be noted that these products when tested and approved (by any responsible laboratory) are based on a very sophisticated product formula and set of atmospheric conditions. This will not be the case for most situations in daily sanitising or cleaning.

For these antiviral disinfectants to have a residual effect the biocides must ‘stick’ to the surface and resist rinsing. A coating if you like:

If this is the case then the product cannot generally be regarded as being a ‘food safe’ product and is limited.

For the anti viral disinfectant ingredients to be effective after treatment and after drying then it must at least be re moistened to reactivate the biocides. This is simply are not possible to be guarantee this in any non-laboratory normal site situations.


Claims stated can refer to...

Proven to kill 99.99% etc: QUAT based biocides are not effective against non-enveloped viruses.

Sporicidal: QUATS are not effective against spores. The revised version of the sporicidal test, EN 13704:2018, confirms this.

DSHA etc: not familiar with this.

Meets EN1276 etc: might be effective against these apart from EN 13704 (spores).

By cleaning and disinfecting etc: these are very ambitious claims and it will certainly not meet EN 13704.



We assume that any product with claims of long term protection are based on the two QUATS being the active biocides. If other biocides are present in sufficient quantity for them to be effective, then almost certainly, they should be noted on the product SDS sheet.

Before considering buying these products
Please request full test data from the supplier to satisfy yourself before any reliance on the effectiveness of any long term claims of treatment.

What about the APT Anti-viral disinfectants
Our two Anti-viral disinfectants have a bactericidal effect for killing viral and other organisums these are both food safe and safe for all surface cleaning the are available in either a ready to use solution or our super concentrate formulation which provides up to 48 times more value than standard ready to use formula’s on the market:

1. Super Concentrated Viro Kill - Dilutes up to 50 parts water – A Single 5 Litre of Super Concentrate that makes up to 250 litres of ready to use product literally pennies in use cost of just 0.13p per litre

2. RTU (Ready to Use) - Simple and effective ready to use formula


Viro Kill Super Concentrate Q&A

How far in advance can you prepare the diluted solution of Viro Kill?
As long as the product dilution is made in a clean container with a secure closure and stored out of direct sunlight, it should be effective for several weeks.

Is there any reduction in performance after opening the virokill?
As long as the container closure is replaced after use and the product is stored out of direct sunlight, then it will be effective for 2 years.

For general disinfectant surface cleaning is the dosage the same?
I would recommend 2 to 5% for hard surface cleaning. This type of product is described as a cleaner/disinfectant so the best way of using it is to break the process into two stages.

Best Alcohol Wipes

APT sanitising alcohol wipes help protect against the spread of bacteria

COVID-19 has seen a surge in demand for personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, rubber gloves, and disinfectant wipes. All these products offer protection against the virus, some more than others. The best disinfecting wipes can kill up to 99.9% of all known germs. Disposable sanitising alcohol wipes offer a convenient way to effectively keep areas with frequent traffic and use clear of bacteria and viruses.

There is a notable difference between cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. While physically cleaning surfaces does remove some germs, some again are persistent and need disinfecting to kill them.

How does disinfecting remove viruses?

Disinfectants can destroy germs, viruses, and bacteria within minutes of application. Sanitising wipes are infused in disinfectants containing chemicals that break up pathogens and kills them. They can also stop them from multiplying. Some of the most active ingredients used in wipes include isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, ethanol, and other active ingredients that start working as soon as a surface is wiped off.

Surfaces require frequent sanitising

According to Public Health England, many factors can lead to the spread of the coronavirus. These include contaminated surfaces, the amount of the virus spread through a sneeze or cough, and the amount of time an infected individual has spent in an environment.

If a surface is contaminated, it can take anything from a few hours to a few days before the virus dies. That means that the time, any person that touches the surface can be contaminated.

We all need to be sure to prevent waste, and all surfaces should be cleaned thoroughly with liquid disinfectants at the end of each day. However, sanitising alcohol wipes can be used to disinfect high touch areas in work environments and homes throughout the day. This helps contain the spread of any contagious germs, bacteria, and the coronavirus.

Homes, offices, schools, and dental practices usually have high traffic volumes, and some of these areas are touched more frequently than others. These include countertops, door handles, light switches, elevator buttons, phones, and keyboards.

Guide of coronavirus survival rate on surfaces

The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive much longer on some surfaces than others. However, even if it only survives for a few hours, that is long enough for it to be transferred to the next person who touches an object already infected.

Metal, glass, ceramics, and wood are the two surfaces where the virus lasts the longest, between 4 to 5 days. On plastic and stainless-steel surfaces, it can last up to 3 days. While it survives for 24 hours on cardboard, some strains of the virus only live for a few minutes on paper, other strains can survive for up to five days.

The virus only survives for a few hours on copper and aluminium surfaces.

Sanitising wipes UK and how they can help stop the spread

Surfaces like keyboards and mobile phones cannot safely be cleaned with soap and water. At the end of each working day, all surfaces must be disinfected thoroughly, and water-sensitive areas can be safely wiped down with sanitising wipes that contain alcohol. These surfaces should also be regularly wiped down during the day.

Every time a different person uses a device, it must be wiped down. The same applies to all other areas frequently touched by many hands. Once the surface is wiped down with the disinfectant wipes, it should be allowed to air dry before it is touched. This ensures all the germs on their surface are effectively killed.

APT Sanitising Wipes

APT is a trusted and reliable UK supplier of sanitising and disinfecting materials and chemicals. Trusted by the NHS and other major public and private companies, APT supplies the UK and European markets with their UK manufactured products.

APT Sanitising Wipes contain alcohol and are 70% impregnated with superior quality disinfectant. They are tested to the UK and European standards and meet BS EN1276BS EN14476EN1650, and BS EN1500 certifications.

The Sanitising Wipes are pH balanced, paraben-free and dermatology tested so they are not harsh on the skin. The highly effective Sanitising Wipes are bactericidal and designed to kill 99.9% of all known bacteria, including MRSA, E. coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and a diverse range of micro-organisms.

Made from strong lint-free cloth, APT Sanitising Wipes contain alcohol and are large enough to wipe hands and surfaces (16X18cm). They are also disposable, so the risk of infection from reusable cloths is eliminated.

The disinfectant wipes must not be used near an open flame or flushed down the toilet.

APT Sanitising Wipes is recommended for use in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ surgeries, and dentists for cleaning and sanitising medical devices, wheelchairs, IV stands, beds, bed frames, etc.

In offices and schools, they can be used to wipe down desks, reception areas, keyboards, chairs, and phones. For all other environments, they can be used to sanitise door handles, elevator buttons, kitchen countertops, steering wheels, and seats.

APT Sanitising Wipes are available in individual packs of 120 pieces or can be bought bulk at wholesale prices.

Antibacterial Hand Wipes in the fight against coronavirus

APT Antibacterial Hand Wipes in the fight against coronavirus

Worldwide, the spread of the coronavirus continues to grow. It has become exceedingly necessary that we all decrease our risk of exposure to it. Initially, many of us in the UK remained indoors and only left our homes for essentials. As the economy starts getting into full-swing again, we are all more exposed to surfaces where the virus might be lurking.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends frequent hand washing with soap and water as the best means of defence against the virus. According to them, washing the hands properly or the use of an alcohol-based hand rub in the absence of soap and water will clean hands and protect against infection. However, this is not always possible for people on the go.

Additionally, infection control specialists also recommend that all surfaces touched frequently by many people around the home and office must be wiped down regularly with antibacterial wipes. We should also use antibacterial wipes after touching these frequently used surfaces as a precautionary measure, and avoid touching our faces.

Bacteria and viruses survive for long on most surfaces

Even though the COVID-19 virus mainly spreads from person to person in respiratory droplets, it can also settle on surfaces like countertops, telephones, mobile phones, and keyboards. These are just some of the surfaces that can harbour bacteria and viruses, sometimes for hours or days. When we touch any surface that has the virus and then touch our eyes, mouth, or nose, even a healthy person can contract the virus and become seriously ill.

Researchers are still learning a lot about the virus, but the latest research shows that it survives for 5 days on metal objects like doorknobs and glass items. It can survive for 4 days on wooden items, and up to 3 days on plastic containers and stainless-steel items, chairs, refrigerators, and elevator buttons.

On items made from cardboard, it can survive for up to 24 hours and on copper and aluminium, it can last anything between 2 and 8 hours.

How to reduce the chances of disinfection?

Common surfaces in homes and offices should be disinfected daily. When we touch common surfaces, we should not always assume they have been disinfected. It is safer to then either wash our hands or if that is not possible, to disinfect with hand sanitizer or use anti-bacterial hand wipes.

The most obvious surfaces that we touch daily include:

  • Bathroom fittings
  • Countertops
  • Desks
  • Doorknobs
  • Elevator buttons
  • Keyboards
  • Phones
  • Remote controls
  • Toilets

These areas can be cleaned with any number of disinfecting and antibacterial cleaners, but some are water-sensitive or might need to be wiped down more than once a day.

Infection control specialists agree that antibacterial hand wipes are ideal for using in-between daily cleans to wipe surfaces down. A clean hand wipe should then be used to wipe our hands, to ensure that all bacteria and viruses are killed.

They suggest surfaces don’t have to be wiped down for a long time, but need to be allowed to air dry completely before they are re-used. This allows the sanitizing product enough time to effectively kill the virus.

Even though anti-bacterial hand wipes will effectively kill all germs on contact, they cannot completely substitute social distancing. Nor should they be a substitute to frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds with water and soap.

APT Antibacterial Hand Wipes

APT is the leading UK specialist that has been offering reliable cleaning solutions to the UK and Europe for over 30 years. They are suppliers to the NHS and other frontline services.

Their premium grade, APT Antibacterial Hand Wipes are super strong and measure 16x18 cm for maximum hand and surface coverage. They are available in individual packs and bulk packs for offices, schools, and other institutions.

The antibacterial solution that the APT Antibacterial Hand Wipes are steeped in can kill 99.9% of all known harmful bacteria and viruses. APT also has a wide range of other infection control products. All their disinfecting chemicals are locally manufactured and tested to BS EN1276, BS EN14476, EN1650 & BS EN1500 that meet the UK and European standards.

APT Antibacterial Hand Wipes are ideal for use in-between handwashing, and after any suspicious surfaces have been touched. They can also be used to wipe any surfaces down before touching them. The packaging of 120 wipes will last long, and they don’t dry out between uses because the packaging is designed to seal securely after every use.

APT Antibacterial Hand Wipes are safe to use on the skin because they are paraben-free and pH balanced. They offer maximum protection, condition the skin, and leave a long-lasting linen-fresh fragrance after their use.


Importance of using a safe fogger disinfectant for air suspended microorganisms

Even though the cleaning of surfaces with soap and detergent does remove dirt, germs, and impurities, it does not always kill them. COVID-19 and its unprecedented spread have proven that to eliminate the risk of spreading infections, disinfecting surfaces properly is vital. This can be done best with fogger disinfectant.

How disinfectant fogging works

Fogging with the correct disinfectant and fogging machine kills 99.9% of pathogens and viruses. The fogging mist can reach far more areas than wiping surfaces down can. It is also a safe method to use on a multitude of surfaces, including soft furnishings, carpets, and curtains.

The sanitation process can also be accomplished in far less time, with fewer disruptions to the business, hospital, school, and any other facilities.

When a room is fogged with disinfectant, the fine mist remains suspended for a while, killing airborne viruses and bacteria. It also eliminates these from all surfaces, including light switches, door handles, and other areas frequently touched.

Using fogger disinfectant safely

When fogging, it is important to choose an antiviral fogging disinfectant that is safe to use. The area to be fogged should be cleared of humans and animals. The following standard fogging procedures need to be practiced:

  • Wearing of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is recommended.
  • Manufacturer instructions must be followed carefully when mixing the disinfectant.
  • Testing of delicate fabrics to ensure they aren't damaged.
  • Fogging should be started from the ceiling at the back of a room, covering all areas and surfaces, moving toward the exit.
  • The room is immediately sealed after fogging, and the mist must be allowed to self-dry.

Reliable fogger disinfectant

Not all fogger disinfectants are safe to use in all environments. These need to be food-safe and approved for use in the UK.

APT is the reputable supplier of quality guaranteed foggers with over 30 years+ experience in the field. Their commercial fogging machines are guaranteed and come with expert advice on how they should be used. Importantly, there are always parts available in case of a malfunction to the fogging machines.

Viro Kill is the fogging disinfectant available from APT and is scientifically designed to kill 99.9.% of all known pathogens and enveloped viruses, like COVID-19.

Why is Viro Kill the most reliable product for fogging machine fumigation?

Viro Kill is a fast-acting and powerful amphoteric biocide bactericidal killer. It is manufactured in the UK, and meets all the specifications of the UK and Europe and conforms to the BS EN1276 and BS EN 14476. These are suspension tests for bactericidal activities.

Benefits of using Viro Kill (UK ISO 9001:2015):

  • Because it is a single-stage cleaner, it cleans and disinfects simultaneously, Viro Kill saves time and is cost-effective.
  • It is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria because of its broad-spectrum activity.
  • In suspension tests, it has proved effective against the following organisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus hirae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli.
  • Besides COVID-19, other enveloped viruses that Viro Kill is effective against include: HBV/HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex, Rota Virus, Bovine Corona Virus/SARS-CoV, and H1N1 Avian influenza.
  • Viro Kill has an excellent ecological profile because it uses materials classified as “readily biodegradable.”
  • It is much safer to use than other harsh biocides because it is only mildly alkaline.
  • Viro Kill is food safe, is free rinsing, and has a low odour.
  • It is also effective against algae, black moulds, fungi, and moss.

Where can Viro Kill be used?

Good hygiene has become a major priority in all businesses, public facilities, and homes. Viro Kill can be effectively used in all fogging machine applications in schools, hospitals, surgeries, and dental clinics.

The fact that it is safe to use in areas where foods are prepared. This means it can be used in restaurants, food preparation facilities, food transportation, and agriculture.

 Buying Viro Kill

Viro Kill is available from APT and is a safe fogger disinfectant made in the UK. It can also be used as an anti-viral disinfectant on surfaces like glass, metals, plastic, and wood.

Buy Viro Kill as ready to use solution, for small cleaning surface tasks, or as a super-concentrated formula that can be diluted according to the level of sanitization required. Easy to dilute, the super concentrate maintains its effectiveness against bacteria at a ratio of 50:1.

Viro Kill Super Concentrate is also available in bigger sizes for public areas, schools, clinics, and gymnasiums, where disinfecting and sanitization is required more frequently.

 APT offers reliable UK manufactured products that ensure we all stay safe. Their fogging machines and antiviral disinfectant, Vior Kill, come with advice on how to use their product correctly and safely.

Fogging Machine – Why you should buy from a reputable UK supplier

Fogging Machine – Why you should buy from a reputable UK supplier

The onset of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect on the need for cleaning and disinfecting. To eliminate the pathogens that spread the virus, it has become imperative that pathogens are eradicated on surfaces where they are likely to linger.

Deep cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces are now essential for all types of environments, and especially in areas where people congregate. These include domestic, educational, industrial, and areas where people gather socially.

Classical cleaning methods with disinfectant and towels have proven to not be as effective in removing dirt, germs, and impurities from most surfaces. This is because these methods cannot reach into all the nooks and crannies, and often cleaners miss certain spots where germs lurk.

One of the most effective methods for disinfecting any area, whether it is a small apartment or a big public building, is with a fogging machine.

What is a fogging machine?

Used to generate fog or smoke in a dense vapor, fogging machines are devices that have long been used in many industries. In agriculture, they are used for stock and plant spraying. They are also used for public health to disinfect against viruses and for pest control, especially in hospitals and public buildings.

Depending on the type of chemicals to be used to create the fog, there are thermal and cold fogging machines available.

Fogging application methods

There are three types of fogger application methods. These include dry, wet, or electrostatic fog. The main difference in these methods is the droplet size and a good quality fogger should allow for the regulation of spray volume and droplet size. These should range between 5 and 50 microns.

Wet fogging uses larger droplets of about 20 to 30 microns and is ideal for the application of disinfectants, mould control, and targeting areas requiring insecticide. The fog disperses large droplets that coat all surfaces with the wet solution.

Dry fogging uses smaller droplets of about 10 to 15 microns. These are usually achieved by using thermal foggers and are ideal for dispersing their small particles over a larger area. There is a downside to using dry fogging methods because the area needs to be fogged twice to ensure the same coverage as with a wet fogger. This is because the fine particles are easily dispersed by airflow or wind.

Electrostatic fogging sprays an electrostatic mist by using a specialized solution. The liquid within the electrostatic system is charged as it passes through the sprayer nozzle. These particles are positively charged, and they not only coat the surface they are sprayed on but also cling and wrap around them. These fogging systems are more expensive.

The best fogger to use depends on the application required. Weather conditions, the location to be sprayed, and what solution is used all dictate which the best fogging method and machine should be.

Consideration needs to be given to the type of furnishings an indoor area has so that the product used is suitable.

APT has been selling fogging machines in the UK for over 3 decades. Their hand-held foggers kill 99.9% of all harmful bacteria and infectious organisms, whether they are airborne or on a surface.

Viro Kill is the recommended product for efficient fumigation with APT fogging machines. Not only does it infiltrate all surfaces, including soft furnishings, but it is also food safe. It can, therefore, be used in industries that process and manufacture foods.

The versatility of using a fogger

One person with a fogging machine can easily disinfect a large area completely. They are easy to carry, and some of the machines available can spray up to 12 meters away. They are useful in all types of environments, including hospitals because they are one of the most effective methods for killing pathogens and sanitizing.

How a fogging machine works

Foggers have a tank where the liquid antiviral disinfectant concentrate is diluted, according to the type of application required. APT’s Viro Kill contains readily biodegradable materials, and its bactericidal activity conforms with the British and European standards against bacterial and viral organisms, including Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus hirae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli.

Once the machine is filled, it can be used by regulating the pressure for the mist with a valve. The disinfecting chemicals can be dispersed into diverse areas and can disinfect all types of surfaces, whether they are hard or porous.

Areas that can be sanitized

Fogging machines are not only bought by cleaning companies, hospitals, and agriculture. They have now become standard equipment for businesses, medical practices, the food industry, and manufacturing industries.

They are extremely versatile because they can be used in indoor and outdoor applications and on all types of surfaces. However, APT does recommend that before any chemical preparations are used on delicate fabrics, these should first check by doing a small test sample. Directions on the sanitizing liquid should also be followed carefully.

Sanitization can be carried out in offices, classrooms, clinics, boarding, and hotel facilities. Also, at veterinarian practices, and food preparation installations. Farmers also rely on fogging machines for their dairy, pig, poultry and chicken sheds and hatcheries. This helps them curb the chances of any costly outbreaks. Humid areas like greenhouses, plant growing centers, and garden centers also benefit from fogging regularly to prevent the growth of germs and bacteria.

Effective room fogging directions

The first step is to get the fogging machine ready with the correct dilution of the disinfectant. For coronavirus disinfection, Viro-Kill can be used at 2% in the fogger. Even though the disinfectant is safe to use in all applications, the area must be cleared of all human and animal activity.

Proceed as follows:

ü  Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) must be worn, including eye protection. All clothing must cover the arms and legs, and sturdy shoes that cover the feet completely must be worn. Eye protection, chemical resistant or waterproof gloves, and a good mask or respirator must also be worn.

ü  All delicate surfaces must be tested to ensure they will not be damaged.

ü  Cupboards, drawers, and desks must be open to ensure that they are also sanitized within.  

ü  The fogging machine should be plugged into the area closest to the exit door of the room or just outside of it.

ü  Fogging is started from the back of the room at the top corner of the ceiling and the fogging machine needs to be adjusted to ensure not too much liquid is dispersed.

ü  As the person works backward toward the entrance, it must be ensured that a fine mist covers all surfaces. These include ceilings, walls, furniture, and floors.

ü  As soon as the room is finished, the machine must be unplugged and the door closed.

ü  The drying time of the disinfectant depends on the products and the droplet size, but the room should only be used again after the disinfectant has self-dried.

Deciding on a commercial fogging machine from a reputable UK supplier

Commercial fogging machines are by far the best method to use when sanitizing indoor and outdoor surfaces. Buying a commercial fogger from a reputable UK supplier allows for faster disinfection without any major disruptions to the organization or business.

With fogging sanitization, after the application, the micro-droplets reach all nooks and crannies as they slowly float in the air. This is something that cannot be achieved when cleaning is done traditionally. Besides their use for virus elimination, fogging machines are also used in pest control.

APT handheld fogging machine models, when used with their recommended disinfectant will:

ü  Destroy 99.9 % of airborne bacteria and infectious organisms

ü  Have a vast range of products suitable to all applications

ü  Offer quick and efficient results

ü  Are portable, offer complete control, and are easy to use

Best fumigation product for use with fogging machine

Viro Kill is recommended for use in fumigations with all APT fogging machines. The anti-viral disinfectant has many advantages:

ü  Only mildly alkaline, it is much safer to use than other harsh biocides

ü  It conforms to BS EN1276 and BS EN 14476

ü  It has a broad spectrum of activity that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria

ü  Safer and easier to use because it is food safe, low odour, and free-rinsing

ü  Does not react to hard water and is biodegradable

ü  Highly concentrated and professional-grade cleaner and disinfectant

ü  Available in sizes that are suitable for private and heavy-duty commercial use and Ready to use (RTU) and super concentrated.

With six excellent models of fogging machines suitable for all applications, APT has been supplying the UK market for over 30 years now. Until recently, most people who bought foggers were in industries where fumigations are a constant necessity. Now, these machines are obligatory for almost every home, Airbnb owner, small business owner, medical professional, and educational facility.

Viral control is something that will be necessary for years to come. Investing in a fogging machine from a reputable UK supplier will be the best way for businesses to guarantee they move into a period of recovery without any unnecessary disruptions.

Fogging Machines – Your Best Weapon For Clean, Sanitary Spaces

Fogging Machines – Your Best Weapon For Clean, Sanitary Spaces

With the country corralled by Corona; keeping clean and sanitised has never been so important. Most of us have hand washing down to a fine art and are careful about our personal hygiene but how do we ensure our working environments and public establishments are safe to go back to, especially now that lockdown is easing? It is no surprise that thousands of domestic, industrial, educational and social settings are desperately looking for a solution that will help to eradicate all traces of the virus as they re-open their doors and this solution comes in the form of a fogging machine.


What Can a Fogging Machine Do?

Fogging machines are a powerful and versatile method to eliminate any kind of sanitisation problem including those pesky, sputnik-shaped Corona particles that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Not only will they get rid of COVID-19 but they also have the added benefit of being able to destroy pests, mould spores and other unwanted health hazards leaving everywhere squeaky clean, germ and virus free. These amazing pieces of equipment can be used inside and out; over an entire room or specific area for general deep cleaning, disinfection and deodorisation in order to achieve full sanitisation. It’s no wonder they are the go-to piece of machinery in an array of industries where germ control and meeting new government safety standards are the order of the day, 7 days a week.


How Does It Work?

The machine works by using pressure to release a fine mist of anti-bacterial and disinfecting chemicals onto hard surfaces and soft furnishings but also into the air to control nasty diseases (and smells!) at the same time. Most importantly they can be used with an antiviral disinfectant to kill pathogenic viruses making them effective weapons in our fight against COVID-19.

Infection control has reached paranoid proportions and rightly so. Corona has proved to be tenacious enemy and is able to survive on so many different surfaces – it is difficult to know where to start! Getting your hands dirty is a losing battle especially in a hospital, school or catering setting where footfall and fingerprints are high, but a fogging machine will do the dirty work for you. Easily carried by one person – it quickly gets to work reaching every nook and cranny of the area to be cleaned, meaning that rooms, wards and equipment are back in operation quicker than by traditional methods.

If you’re looking for a solution that offers the ultimate in sanitation and infection control, allowing your customers, staff and visitors feel safe, fogging machines could help you provide just such an environment, at a cost-effective price.


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Buyer's Guide to Anti-viral Disinfectant Sanitisers


What should you look for when you buy Antiviral disinfectant in the UK


Want to Buy Anti-viral Disinfectant Sanitisers

Anti-viral Sanitisers and disinfectants are very versatile and ideal for all hard surface sanitising of small and large unit premises. They are supplied in various pack sizes: 5 ltr, 25 ltr and 750 ml ready to use sprays.

There are a limited number of specialist suppliers who can provide cost effective concentrated versions of anti-viral sanitising solutions and refills which also reduces plastic waste.

Acid based antiviral disinfectants such as peracetic acid are very effective and strong but are very limited in use and versatility, they should only be used by a professional as they are not user friendly. These should be avoided from contact or near any soft home furnishings due to their crude nature. They are normally only used in external cleaning tasks and by trained operatives for specialist tasks.

Hypochlorite - Hypochlorous acid, «acidic electrolyzed water» is very safe and effective for all sanitising methods however, unless you invest in a fully installed electrolysis system machine to produce your own material you are restricted in access to supplies of product and can work out to be very expensive.

Alcohol based anti-bacterial sanitisers - these are normally used for instant in-situ and mobile cleaning tasks such as surface sanitising via spray and wipe, leave dry method, small surface operation desktops and worktops surfaces etc. These are not suitable for large-scale sanitising applications.


Q. Which is the most cost-effective way to buy antiviral surfaces sanitising products in the UK?

A. The most versatile and cost-effective antiviral surfaces sanitising products are the ones based on high quality anti-bactericidal ingredients which kill covid 19 virus and other harmful organisms.


Q. Should I buy a Concentrated or Ready to Use virus disinfectant?

A. Ready to use sanitising products are ideal for small surface cleaning tasks however, these can work out much more expensive compared to concentrate products.

Concentrated and Super Concentrate anti-viral disinfectants are very economical some work out at just a few pence per litre in use, they take up far less space storage space and reduce plastic waste. With APT Viro Kill Super Concentrate you get 49 times more product for your money, as this can be diluted up to 50 parts with water.


Q. What is the best way to sanitise hard surfaces?

A. That well depend on you chosen method. Do you want a manual sanitizing method such as spray wipe cleaning, swabbing washing, soaking or mopping? APT`s Viro Kill is so versatile it can be used for all hard surface cleaning applications. It is safe to use in kitchens, food retail and on any surface.


Q. Can I use anti viral disinfectants through mechanical floor scrubbing machines, pressure washing equipment or commercial floor washing?

A. Yes - You can use some antiviral solutions for sanitising methods. APT's Viro Kill is ideal for these cleaning applications and can be used safely through all mechanical floor cleaning and pressure washing machines.


Q. Can I use anti-viral disinfectant in fogging machines?

A. Some antiviral disinfectant can be used through your fogger machines check with your manufacturer. APT’s specialised antiviral formula is safe to use through all APT portable fogging machines.


Q. What are fogging machines used for?

A. Fogging machines are the best way to quickly and effectively fully disinfect and sanitise all size rooms spaces even large halls and communal spaces in the shortest timescale.

Read our FREE Buyer's Guide to Fogging Machines.


Q. How do I buy good quality virus killing sanitisers or disinfectant products??

A. You should always buy from a reputable company who have experience to offer certified quality UK manufactured products.

We recommend an amphoteric biocidal disinfectant. Our VIRO KILL Super Concentrate has been specially formulated and conforms to BS EN 14476, BS EN 1276 & BS EN 13697 for surface sanitising killing 99.99% of airborne bacteria and other harmful organisms.

It can be safely used in all application methods to disinfect all hard and soft surfaces including floors, desks, doors, telephone equipment, worktops, fridges, external computers, toilets, stairwells, most carpets, curtains and soft furnishings.

VIRO KILL Super Concentrate fogging machine liquid is recommended for use in chemical fogging machines. It is a very quick process to sanitises rooms and large open communal areas.


Q. How safe is spraying sanitiser through fogging machinery?

A. You should use recommended PPE safety ware and follow user instructions. When you buy an APT fogger machine and Virokill starter pack you will be provided with full information pack along with an easy guide to fogging. You will also receive a full FREE PPE starter kit as part of your pack.

An Easy to read blog about the difference between wet, dry & electrostatic fogger application methods.


Q. How does fogging work?

A. Fogging machines spray controlled amounts of sanitising solution into the air, these float in the air for approximately 10- 15 minutes and drop cover and disinfect all lower surfaces.


Q. Do I have to clean first before sanitising?

A. It is always recommended that you clean off and visible dirt's, grime, greases or oily residues before sanitising.


Q. What is the difference between cleaning and sanitising?

A. Sometimes referred to as single and two stage cleaning, cleaning is paramount as first stage to remove any surface debris, oils, greases, grime or food residues which can harbour harmful bacteria. This allows you to carry out effective sanitising to kill harmful virus or other organisms.


Q. What are the most popular fogging machines?

A. The FO-500 is recommended for larger space cleaning and the EX2 is recommended for smaller spaces.


Fogging Machine Cleaning can be used in the following organisations:

  • All Education Establishments
  • Government and Public Buildings
  • The NHS, Health & Care Sector Clinics
  • All Retail and Commercial Outlets
  • Offices and Call Centres
  • Leisure and Sports Facilities
  • Transport and vehicle cargo cleaning
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Catering and Food Retail
  • Ideal for cleaning and sanitising in all small and large commercial business
  • Shops, Shopping centres, hotels, cottage lettings, caravan parks, community halls and meeting places, stadiums, gyms and facilities.


Disinfectant chemical fogging is quick, easy and highly effective. It can reach heights of up to 10 metres, meaning that even difficult to reach surfaces are also decontaminated in minutes. Conventional cleaning is not as effective as using fogging machine cleaning.

The disinfectant fogging machine is portable and easy to use either inside or out. It has a fine adjustable flow controller to ensure the accurate output is suited to all rooms and spaces. It can cover large areas in a very short space of time.


Buyer's Guide to Fogging Machines




How does a fogging machine work?

The fogger uses pressure to create a fine mist (or fog) which is applied to the targeted area, the spray density typically being moderated by a manual valve to ensure the optimum effect. The fine fog can reach into corners and difficult areas and may also penetrate porous surfaces


Where can I buy strong or concentrated antiviral disinfectant for a fogging machine?

You can buy super concentrate, strong is not required, as long as the chemical components are effective to kill off the virus - The fogger uses pressure to create a fine mist (or fog) which is applied to the targeted area, the spray density typically being moderated by a manual valve to ensure the optimum effect. The fine fog can reach into corners and difficult areas and may also penetrate porous surfaces


How do I sanitise and disinfect a large room using an Infection Control Fogging Machine?

The best way to sanitise a large room quickly and completely is to use an appropriate size fogging machine, such as FO 500, which has a range of up to 10 metres and a variable switch to control the output of the antiviral sanitizing solution to maximise the coverage.


What area can I cover with an antiviral fogging machine and How long does it take to fog a room?

Most APT Fogging machines will cover a 1500 cubic metres room space in around 5-7 minutes.


How long do I have to remain out of a room before I can re-enter it safely after using a fogger machine?

We recommend 30 to 40 minutes after routine sanitising. However, rooms can be entered into around 20 minutes or less depending on atmospheric condition, heat, and ventilation.


How do I set up the chemical fogging machine to achieve the best micron size and coverage?

Generally the setting of the machine should be set around - ¼ to &frac12 of a turn or number 2-3 on the control switch. This provides droplets of around 30 microns which produces enough humidity to allow the antiviral disinfectant to fully cover the surfaces and sufficient contact time to allow the antiviral disinfectant to work. Atmospheric conditions influence drying times especially in hot summer.


“A good test is to first set up the fogging machine and use water this will allow you to get an accurate cover ratio and get used to the fogger. Spray the water solution through fogger machine into a room, above a table and check the level of coverage after allowing few minutes contact settlement. Then time how long it takes to dry off, it should be around 15 minutes. Adjust the chemical flow accordingly until satisfied on contact time/coverage."


What do I need to safely start fogging and sanitising with antiviral disinfectant?

You should have a full PPE safety pack; goggles, PPF3 mask, gloves, moisture resistant hooded coverall suit, this is included with most APT fogging starter packs.

Where you cannot purchase a coverall suit, you can use overalls/waterproof clothing and then put it through the washing machine.


What is the recommended procedure for my staff to carry out fogging?

When you purchase your starter packs from APT you will be provided with the full fogging procedure job method for carrying out disinfecting and sanitising.

It is recommended that you produce a full set of Rams H&S documents to comply with Risk Assessments protocols for you and your operatives. APT can produce generic Rams upon request.


What do you put in a disinfectant fogging machine?

We strongly advise that you use an antiviral disinfectant and sanitiser that has been tested against viruses and other harmful bacteria, we recommend APT Viro Kill, which is a Super Concentrated Disinfectant cleaner and sanitiser with a fast kill rate to fight against coronavirus.

Viro Kill is a powerful fast acting amphoteric terminal disinfectant is scientifically designed with a broad spectrum of activity and complies to BS EN14476, EN1276 & EN13697.

Viro Kill does not contain any harsh ingredients and can safely be used to treat and sanitise all hard surfaces and even most soft furnishings.

Viro Kill is food safe, so can be used in food manufacturing & processing plants.

Avoid using antiviral disinfectants that contain parasitic acid, hydrogen peroxide or sodium hypochlorite-based bleach disinfectants, these are very powerful, harsh chemicals and are not suitable for many internal surfaces. They can also affect machine performance and require extra safety precautions. They should only be used by a trained professional.


Do I need to turn off the air conditioning when fogging?



Can you use fogging machines for hospitals?

Yes, they, the hand held fogging machines are perfect for this purpose and all health care facilities, surgeries, dentists and clinics.


Does fogging kill coronavirus?

Yes, if you use the correct supporting antiviral disinfectant, Viro Kill, which is compatible with all our machines.


What is the difference between a dry fogging machine, a cold fogger, an electrostatic a ulv fogging machine?

Click here for information about the differences of each type of fogging machine.


What is the best fogging machine for large open areas or high ceilings voids?

This naturally requires a more powerful 8-10 metre reach to provide a good even spread dropping over air bourne organisms onto lower level surfaces.

Typical organisations - business centres, school rooms, leisure facilities, stadiums, lecture halls, churches and cinema rooms.

Our suggested models includes:



What is the best fogging machine used for smaller areas?

Areas with the lower ceiling voids up to 5 metres;

Typical organisations - restaurants, smaller hotels, offices, care homes, hospital wards, catering and food services, dental and surgery treatment rooms.

 Battery Operated Electrostatic - we advise this model if you have extra lower intricate surfaces and seating areas


Do’s and Don’ts when buying a commercial Fogging Machine


DO - Only buy from a reputable and legitimate supplier – a company who have experience of using such a machine. When you purchase from APT, you will receive expert advice and after sales service. We don’t only supply, our teams of specialist use the fogging machines for fumigation via our Infection Control Division.

DON'T - Beware of new start-up companies or unconnected business traders who have simply set up to take advantage of from this situation. Always check out the supplier’s credentials and EXPERTISE, proper web address, contact details and how long they have been trading.

Avoid overseas purchases. they may seem cheap on the face of it, however you can encounter long delivery delays, import customs costs, poor aftersales issues or not receiving the goods at all. Check that the fogger is in stock. Delays of up to 5- 6-weeks are typical after your pre-payment order!!

Only buy from a reputable and legitimate supplier – a company who have experience of using such a machine. When you purchase from APT, you will receive expert advice and after sales service. We don’t only supply, our teams of specialist use the fogging machines for fumigation via our Infection Control Division.


APT Fogging machines are for sale UK and in stock ready for delivery direct from our UK warehouse.


The Benefits of a Fogging Machine in Sanitisation

The Benefits of a Fogging Machine in Sanitisation

This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has placed the urgency of deep cleaning and sanitisation front and centre in all settings; whether domestic, industrial, educational or social. An epidemic as virulent and far reaching as this one has been has created the requirement for a new way of making sure every surface is deep cleaned and any trace of the virus eliminated.

Fogging machines are often used in pest control but virus elimination is one of the areas in which fogging machines excel. Is it time you considered investing in one?


How Does a Fogging Machine Work?

The versatility of a fogger means that it can be carried easily by one person to reach into every nook and cranny of the area to be cleaned. The machine works by using valve-regulated pressure to expel a fine targeted mist of anti-bacterial and disinfecting chemicals to areas as diverse as hard surfaces or porous textiles, and into the air ensuring a thorough treatment to control disease and odour at the same time. Some fogging machines can spray up to 12 metres in distance.

Fogging machines are proving their worth as effective and efficient sanitisers when used with an antiviral disinfectant, a specialist chemical which is capable of quickly killing a wide range of pathogenic viruses, and this makes them particularly suitable for clinical environments.


Where Can I Use a Fogging Machine?

Because they are effective on a wide variety of hard and soft surfaces the sanitising capabilities of a fogger are especially good in hospitals, GP surgeries and clinics and veterinary clinics. In kitchen and catering premises all hard surfaces like food preparation areas, fridges, freezers, walls, cupboards, trolleys and pvc curtains can quickly be made safe for human contact. Even soft surfaces such as curtains and cushions can be given the once over by a fogger although you should be careful to check that any delicate fabric will not be damaged by the chemicals.

Fogging machines are effective in other areas of the food industry that you may not have thought of such as within the dairy, pig and poultry industries. Milking parlours, sow and weaner sheds and poultry hatcheries can be speedily sanitised to avoid any kind of pollution which would be costly to the agricultural industry in terms of time and money.

Any workplace where there is regular and persistent use of computer equipment, desks and even rest rooms can all benefit from this form of sanitisation as can greenhouses in garden centres or other humid areas. Fogging machines can efficiently sanitise indoors and outdoors, making them a versatile and highly effective choice for those businesses aiming to keep the virus, and other germs of course, away from their premises.

Whether you’re a cleaning company looking to offer a new service to your clients, or a business aiming to lower the risk of staff, customers and visitors contracting anything from your premises, a fogging machine may be just what you need to help make your business COVID secure.


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Special Fogging Machines For Infection Control

Specialist Fogging Machines
For Infection Control

With 30 years’ experience, APT provide specialist advice on decontamination and sanitising across all businesses including health and social sectors throughout the UK.

We understand that at such uncertain times, keeping your families, colleagues and employees safe is of upmost importance.

At APT we provide only the latest fogging machine for infection control along with specialised sanitation and disinfection products to help contain the spread of enveloped viruses.

Our teams of specialists are continuing to work with emergency planning teams throughout the UK to advise on action plans and the best fogging machine for sale in the UK to prevent a further outbreak of coronavirus in the workplace.


Disinfectant Fogging Machine

Fogging disinfection and sanitisation is a proven method to help eradicate infectious diseases; it is a fast, safe and thorough process for use inside or outside any building. When using the correct chemical product, it will kill 99.9% of all bacteria. It is recommended to use Viro Kill, an amphoteric terminal disinfectant to kill 99.9% of all bacteria.


What is Fogging?

  • Fogging or electrostatic cleaning is a process where Viro-Kill, a disinfectant and biocide, is dispersed into the air.
  • Viro-Kill, is a bactericidal killer, Approved to BS EN1276.
  • Using APT Fogging Machines or an electrostatic fogger produces micro-droplets of disinfectant and biocides that float in the air for around 10 minutes after application. Dispersing these micro-droplets into the air means the solution can reach areas that could not otherwise be reached by conventional cleaning methods.
  • Studies show when you use a fogger machine for fumigation, it significantly reduces the number of viable infectious pathogens by treating the surfaces and the air.


Under typical conditions, fogging is carried out for a minimum of 15–30min to enable the fog to disperse and the chemical action to occur. After fogging, an additional period of 45–60min is required to allow the droplets to settle out of the air and onto the surfaces. Electrostatic charging of chemical fogs during aerosolisation can improve the application as the droplets will be attracted to surfaces that are electrically charged.


Why is using a Fogging Machine the Best Solution to Kill Bacteria?

  • Fogging significantly reduces the number of viable infectious pathogens and harmful airborne bacteria
  • Most of our fogger machines have a range of over 13 meters with an adjustable flow to inject the perfect number of droplets for each room or space.
  • The range allows the biocidal bactericide to reach areas that cannot be contacted by conventional cleaning.
  • It is a quick, clean process and does not require the removal of any items.
  • Fogging is food safe and can be used in the food processing industry


What is the best product to use through a Commercial Fogging machine?

Viro Kill kills 99.9% of all bacteria.

Viro Kill is scientifically designed with a broad spectrum of activity and Approved to BS EN1276. The fast kill rate disinfection contains a specialised primary biocide that works quickly against enveloped viruses, HBV/HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex, Rota Virus, Bovine, Corona Virus/SARS-CoV and H1N1 Avian influenza. Viro-Kill is a food safe, high concentrate, low odour formula. It is safe to use in kitchens, food processing and manufacturing.


Where can Fogging Disinfection Sanitation be used?

APT fogging sanitising works to prevent the spread of viruses and diseases that rest on surfaces inside and outside of buildings; the fogging machines for hospital UK can also be used and is recommended for use in all establishments to include:

Education Establishments

Government Buildings

The Health & Care Sector



Leisure Facilities


Food Processing



Fogging is used in rooms and areas of all sizes from large to small, be it a doctor’s surgery or a school, APT’s fogging services are equipped to provide a full sanitation and disinfection, leaving all surfaces free from harmful viruses.


What surfaces can be sanitised with the fogging machine?

All hard and soft surfaces, including handles, computer equipment, telephones, switches, curtains, chairs and carpets are disinfected when a fogging decontamination is undertaken.

As well as total room sanitation, all communal areas including stairs, lifts and rails ect will be fogged.


Can Chemical Fogging be used in Food Production Companies?

Yes! Using Viro Kill during the process of fogging will ensure that the cleaning and sanitising process is Food Safe. Our technicians will disperse Viro Kill to the required area and those areas or parts that are difficult to reach and remove airborne micro-organisms.

Whole room disinfection enables difficult-to-reach places to be thoroughly sanitised.

Fogging with Viro Kill supersedes traditional cleaning regimes and prevents cross-contamination from surfaces and the air, often the cause of food spoilage.

APT mobile fogging systems can be used throughout the entire factory.


Do you need a company to fog your Premises?

APT have 30 years’ experience in the specialist chemical and infection control field, thus we can offer expert advice to your organisation.

Our sanitising technicians have had extensive training and hold nationally recognised accreditations. We only use proven methods and safe systems of work.

We can provide the following options:

  • One off Fogging Sanitation
  • Daily or weekly Fogging Sanitation
  • Deep Cleaning Infection Control
  • Emergency Fogging – APT will react

Before every Fogging Decontamination Service, a full RAMS report will be provided. After the sanitation, a full report will be issued along with pictures of the surfaces and areas sanitised.

For more information -

APT have a range of fogging machines for sales, we don’t have fogging machines for hire currently.

We understand how difficult this situation has been for everyone and we want to help wherever we can;  we are happy to answer any of your queries or offer free advice without any obligation, whether you use our services or not. We look forward to hearing from you.


* We work under guidance from Public Health England -