There is much confusion within organisations regarding Infection Control Procedures and Products, what is the right method and what chemical is used in fogging. Below we will help alleviate your concerns and provide understanding on disinfectant fogging machines.
Buyer's Guide to Fogging Machines
Read our Buyer's Guide to Fogging Machines. Our fogging machines are suitable to use for complete infection control of any area, large or small.
What is a Fogger Machine
A fogger is a device that creates a fog and contains a recommended antiviral fogging disinfectant to help kill enveloped viruses. The fogging machines are handheld and portable, making them suitable to use for complete infection control of any area, large or small.
How does a Fogging Machine work?
The fogging machine uses a fine spray to apply a sanitising solution to targeted and difficult to reach areas and penetrate even the smallest spaces. The jets on a fogger divide the chemical into particles which range from 15 - 49 microns suspending the chemical in the air for longer allowing optimum coverage of all areas. Some of the foggers can reach a range of 12 metres.
The fog mist will naturally linger in the air and therefore it is recommended that time is allowed for the sanitiser to disinfect areas and surfaces. Once disinfected leave the room. The time allocated will depend on the size of room, the area and its contents. The only people in the room when sanitising is underway should be the people fogging.
Ensure you use a recommended disinfecting solution and use that under the guidance of the chemical company. We recommend VIROKILL, an antiviral disinfectant designed for fogging and sanitizing, it has a fast kill rate and conforms to BS EN 14476, EN1276 & EN 13697.
VIROKILL does not contain any harsh ingredients and can safely be used to treat and sanitise all hard surfaces and even most soft furnishings. It can kill 99.9% of pathogenic viruses in under 5 minutes.
VIROKILL is food safe, so can be used in food manufacturing & processing plants. It is not only used for fogging, VIROKILL is used as a terminal disinfectant that can be sprayed onto kitchen equipment and floors to ensure complete sanitation.
VIROKILL is recommended to use in hospital, medical environments and dentists. Fogging is a quick process and can be used as a regular application throughout the day. VIROKILL can also be used as an antiviral spray, for beds, trollies, floors and medical equipment.
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 PPE to Fog?
APT recommend the use of PPE; googles, mask, gloves and a suit. We supply all these FREE OF CHARGE to help you get started.
When you purchase your Fogging Machine from APT, we will provide you with a full set of RAMS, to ensure the safety of the user, staff and visitors.
Firstly, we recommend you buy your fogging machines from the UK, this provides you with the reassurance that should anything go wrong with the machine you can deal with the company direct and even get a replacement should that be necessary.
When you buy a cheap version from China or the dealer in the UK (not all are what they seem), this is not so easy as you would have to wait for parts or a replacement that could take weeks or months; thus causing your business premises to be at risk or worst case you may have to close. Communication can also be difficult and cause frustration when you are not dealing with a professional company.
In the case of APT; we hold your hand and take you right through the process step by step, we also provide you with a full guide, along with RAMS. We are always on the end of the phone should you need help. We are experts in what we do and have been in the business for over 30 years, so you are in safe hands.
All our machines come with a 12-month warranty.
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We are the biggest supplier of fogging machines UK and have a range fogging machines for sale to suit your needs, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.
Best Anti-viral Fogger Disinfectants
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 – about long term protections of Anti-Viral Disinfectants. One of the longest claims even suggesting “Prolonged antimicrobial protection for between 3-5 weeks”. There are a number of legal court cases currently underway around the world against products/companies who claim residual activity.
For example, look up ‘Zoono’ which is being sued in the U.S.A. and is banned in Denmark. They claim 30 days!
It should be noted that these products when tested and approved (by any responsible laboratory) are based on a very sophisticated product formula and specific set of atmospheric bench test conditions. This will not be the case for most situations in daily sanitising or cleaning.
How Do Anti Viral Disinfectants Work?
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 in use
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.
“Robert Kenworthy, Ralph Trustees Ltd., London
I was looking for a simple to use, effective and efficient way of sanitising larger spaces around the Hotels, particularly those areas that contained contain fabrics ( chairs, settees, curtains, carpets). The solution provided by APT was a Tornado B fogging machine with Viro-kill Concentrated anti-viral sanitiser.
The solution has totally lived up to that brief and the Hotel teams are now using the Blitz foggers for a number of other sanitisation tasks as well as they have found it so effective and easy to use. I thoroughly recommend the equipment.”
Group Facilities Director
Ralph Trustees Ltd.
“Dear Sir / Madam
After speaking to your staff at the initial contact with your company APT, who I found most helpful. I was told the MK4 Sanitiser was both simple to use and easy to handle. After discussions with fellow Trustee’s we decided to purchase one from your Company (APT). We decided to purchase by telephone and found this to be a painless operation. The delivery was handled by TNT who again were most helpful. We finally received the New MK4 in only a couple of days from our initial order.
The next working day I unpacked the unit and filled the reservoir with with the pre diluted solution and proceeded to use the fogger which I found both very easy to use and handle.
I am The Chair of Trustee’s of Several East Sussex Charities responsible for buildings containing 7 large public rooms used for meetings, display’s, lectures and fitness classes, together with one fully operational Theatre.
I have no problems with recommending both APT and the MK4 Fogging machine for their use.
Very kind regards”
Mike C, Chair of Trustee's of several East Sussex Charities
“An excellent professionally run company with great customer service and first class products! Cath is a fantastic supplier who always goes that extra mile to assist, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!”
Mark Ballard, Managing Director, Stockline Ltd.
“We bought our fogger from chinese supplier on amazon what a load of crap delivered weeks late now struggling to get refund for faulty machine - don’t by cheap. APT is far better service choice helpful, very experienced dealers confidence renewed
Apt provided full information on fogging with tips upfront & full ppe package even the h & s info this saved me hours researching to even find P3 masks and antivirus liquid
Neil Muir, Monmouth
“Thank you very much and I have to say I am impressed with both the product and your after service. However, I only own one holiday let in Cornwall, at the moment, and can't imagine I will need to replenish stocks before 2021.
Viro Kill seems to do exactly what it says on the box. We use it through a fogging machine and, to date, has kept our holiday cottage clear of Virus. (Covid among others,) would highly recommend both the product and the Company.”
St Merryn Holiday Village, Cornwall
“I bought a fogger on eBay – what a nightmare never again - it arrived three weeks late and then broke within a week.
I then phoned around several companies selling foggers they we not very helpful just wanting to sell sell machines. I then found APT they really know their stuff explained everything gave me complete package including masks and ppe, the anti-viral disinfectant. Provided great information and tips EVEN THE H&S INFO PAPERS TO TRAIN MY STAFF. GREAT SERVICE”
Paul James Construction
“I learned the hard way - DON'T BY FOGGER FROM START UP TYPE MERCHANTS - stack them high sell the cheap - JUST MAKING A QUICK BUCK during covid. WHEN YOU BY CHEAP YOU GET CHEAP - NO SERVICE, USELESS OR NO WARRANTY, NO ADVICE OF AFTERSALES, WASTE OF TIME WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AND THEY DO, Called APT what a service they really understands the foggers, disinfectants and the process. they gave me great back all the health and safety advice and even the Rams with great tips to carry out the fogging services for my clients - will always buy my products from these guys highly“
Shaun Burgess Contract Services
“Highly recommend to only buy fogger machines from APT. These really know their job they provided the complete package saved me hours of research - the right product information, the right ppe, the h & s pack and the antiviral disinfectant great after sales service”
Alex Jones, Whitehall Clinic, Leeds