“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 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.
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:
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.