What is fogging and what does a fogger look like?

What is fogging?

Fogging is a method of spraying or misting liquid (cleaning fluids, insecticides, disinfectants etc) using a fogging machine, also known as a fogger or electrostatic sprayer. Depending on the specifications of the fogger used, the droplets that are sprayed can be so small that, when dispensed, they are dry.

To allow you to determine how ‘dry’ the mist or fog is, you need to know the micron size of the particles (μm). All good fogging machines should have the particle size stated within the technical specifications at the very least. For a fogger to produce a dry fog the micron size produced need to be less than 10(μm).

What is a micron?

A micron is a unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, used in many technological and scientific fields.

To put this into perspective, the cross section of a human hair is 50 microns (μm) and even with 20/20 vision, a human cannot see anything smaller than 40 microns.

To achieve a dry fog the micron size needs to be less than 10(μm) – preferably 5(μm)

Tiny eh!

What liquid is used in a fogger?

The liquid used in an ESOL™ fogger is ESOL™ with the ‘active’ element that kills all the bacteria and viruses being hypochlorous acid (HOCL). Hypochlorous acid is becoming increasingly well known for it safe and effective anti-microbial properties.

ESOL™ is the brand name for the HOCL products we make on site here in Scotland.

ESOL has been awarded the BSEN14476:2013+A2:2019 and is 99.99% effective against human coronavirus (SARS-Cov2)

HOCL is present in all humans. If you were to become sick or cut yourself, your body produces Hypochlorous acid and teams up with your white blood cells to combat any infection.

What are the top 5 benefits of fogging ESOL™ Hypochlorous acid (HOCL)?

Benefit of fogging #1 – Decontamination of air:

Fogging Hypochlorous acid allows you to, safely, kill any bacteria and viruses that may be present in the air.

This is particularly good for businesses that have an ever-changing footfall of customers.

Fogging HOCL has been found to be very effective at eliminating odours and is used in hotel rooms during standard cleaning, restaurant areas, kitchens and other spaces that tend to gather and hold strong smells.



Benefit of fogging #2 secondary disinfection:

At the same time as killing bacteria in the air, the HOCL fog that settles on surfaces (and people) will also kill any bacteria missed by routine surface disinfection.

Benefit of fogging #3 no fuss:

Once switched on, ESOL™ foggers do not need any manual intervention for them to fog a whole room. The foggers are operated by either a dial, switch, or LED panel (this is dependent on the model) to control the air flow.

The machine creates a strong air stream flowing through the liquid tank to eject microscopic particle sizes resulting in a dry fog of HOCL.

Benefit of fogging #4 added layer of hygiene security for staff and customers:

Many companies have implemented a wide variety of different solutions into their workspace, to minimise the spread of the current coronavirus (Sars-Cov2).

Fogging is a quick and easy way to decontaminate the air in any space even when customers are ‘in-situ’ as the fog is entirely safe to have land on your skin, your clothes and even to inhale.

A Hypochlorous acid fogger ensures that the air in any setting is free from bacteria and viruses.

Benefit of fogging #5 peace of mind:

From a company perspective, knowing that you have gone that extra mile to decontaminate your premises allows you to trade confidently.

Similarly, fogging your premises with HOCL enables customers to visit a pub or hotel without apprehension.

ESOL™ liquid and ESOL™ foggers are available for sale here

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