Are devices that create mists to cover large areas that need to sanitised. This is done to avoid epidemics from breaking out especially after a natural disaster. It is an essential component to the restoration process as it allows chemicals to be dispersed in a diffuse and uniform manner to properly disinfect an environment thought to be in the presence of contaminants.
Foggers are able to treat and disinfect a myriad of pathogenic microbes such as:
- Insects and pests
ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Sprayers
Ultra Low Volume Sprayers (link) are foggers that use great volumes of air at low pressures to change liquids to a fine mist or droplets that are dispersed in the contaminated area. ULV sprayers may require specialised training for accurate calibration of the machines. Juvenaire (link) has been using foggers in their restoration process for many years. Juvenate supplies quality Electric ULV Sprayers for commercial cleaning or restoration purposes.
The ULV sprayers may be used in hospitals with a high level disinfectant that would reduce susceptibility to allergens. They can be used to control pathogens and are used for general sanitation purposes, especially in the food industry. They may also be used to kill bacteria and mould spores.
Using Foggers During the Restoration Process
After a natural disaster such as a flood, it is highly likely for affected regions to get outbreaks of diseases caused by insects and other pests. An increase in the number of house flies, midges, mosquitoes as well as growth of biological hazards such as mould can pose significant health risks. Foggers are often used during water damage restorations to avoid any disease outbreaks.