THE TRUTH BEHIND FOGGING: CDC Recommended Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures for COVID-19
As we are facing the new normal, government organizations like the CDC have come together to give us real-time updates and best practices to continue to be safe. This includes guides focused on cleaning versus disinfecting, targeted to teach people how to best disinfect coronavirus. As a best practice, the CDC has approved a disinfection process, by utilizing EPA registered and approved chemicals, reducing the risks associated with COVID-19 and limit its spread. These chemicals require that a surface be cleaned first. Once dry, the surface should then be sprayed with an approved EPA disinfectant which is believed to be the most effective at eradicating the virus that causes COVID-19. For example, by wiping the surface, the friction caused by the application of the disinfectant with towels ensures maximum contact with the virus, which will lead to the greatest risk reduction.
Simply ‘FOGGING’ could be a serious violation because “fogging” an area with a disinfectant does not meet EPA-registered label requirements without proper pre-cleaning and may be a violation of federal law. More importantly, improper application of the disinfectant can lead to a false sense of security, an increase in health hazards and not be effective at reducing the risk of the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has NOT deemed the “fogging” method as the most effective way to combat COVID-19, as it doesn’t clean the affected surface.
COVID-19 Cleaning & Disinfection is an extremely serious situation and we understand that the health and safety of you, your family, and employees are on the line. Don’t take any chances; call in the professionals.
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