Phenomenon of Dry Fog
The Dry Fog System produces droplets that are so small that they bounce off all surfaces, leaving everything dry after application. The smaller droplets not only keep everything dry, but allow for better reach into to cracks, carpet, upholstery and anything that is porous. This gives the dry fogger the advantage in eliminating ALL traces of harmful life.
- Before fogging, we will cut off the air conditioner.
- We place testing strips throughout the house to be sure the dry fog reaches all areas.
- We then place the dry fogger head in the center of each room.
- We let the fog disperse throughout the room until all testing strips indicate proper saturation.
- Once the testing strip turns black, we then move the dry fogger heads as necessary throughout the house.
- We then cut on the air conditioner to flush the sterilant fog throughout the air handling system to take care of anything hiding in vents or ducts.
Sterilizing Dry Fog
To ensure complete sterilization we use a two-fold innovative (Patent Pending) approach: an EPA Approved Sterilant and the Dry Fog System
Sterilization vs Disinfection vs Sanitation
The EPA separates cleaning solutions into 3 separate categories – sterilants, disinfectants and sanitizers.
A sterilant is used to destroy or eliminate all forms of microbial life including fungi, viruses, and all forms of bacteria and their spores. Spores are considered to be the most difficult form of microorganism to destroy. Therefore, EPA considers the term Sporicide to be synonymous with “Sterilizer.”
A disinfectant is used on hard inanimate surfaces and objects to destroy or irreversibly inactivate infectious fungi and bacteria but not necessarily their spores.
A sanitizer is used to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate, microorganisms from the inanimate environment to levels considered safe as determined by public health codes or regulations.
A sterilant is the highest class cleaning agent that must be used to ensure the complete kill of ALL microbial life.
Problems With Current Sterilizers
- Adaptation of the micro-organisms—Most sterilizers, when applied over time, lose their potency. Micro-organisms can build resistance to almost any sterilizer
- Toxicity of the used chemicals—Some of the most effective sterilizers such as formaldehyde, can be very toxic. This requires a very strict application process that if poorly done can lead to serious illness and even death.
- Long contact time—The danger of strong chemicals requires a comprehensive evacuation of the facility and usually for days at a time.
Our Sterilizing Solution
Adaptation: The two base components of our solution are parecetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Instead of simply killing the micro-organisms, this combination actually denatures the micro-organisms by altering the nucleic acidic structure. This inhibits adaptation from occurring because the micro-organism is not technically being killed, but simply dismantled into a harmless state.
Toxicity: Our solution is non-toxic and very safe. The EPA approves releasing it atmosphere or even dumping down the drain after application.
Time: The non-toxic nature of our solution, allows the the facility to be aired out and repopulated within an hour or two.
Current Methods and Problems
- Surface wiping—It is very time consuming to wipe every surface by hand. Hard to reach spots and crevices are left untouched.
- Heating Process (Vaporization)—Heating causes corrosion to surfaces and is not very practical.
- Wet Fogging—Wet fogging leaves residue on all surfaces. This can be an effective method, but the liquid leaves everything wet, warping all surfaces.