SARS-CoV-2 virus and Dry Fog
While there are many questions about this virus, there is certainty in that it is an 'envelope' virus.
What does this mean? Put simply, an envelope virus is one of the easiest pathogens around to disrupt, particularly with a high level, hospital grade sterilant. The virus is in fact not a living thing. It's an RNA sequence surrounded in a lipid layer (fat). This is easily disrupted to no longer be a danger.
We deploy the above mentioned non-toxic sterilant with our dry fog process, the same we use to kill mold. In fact, mold is harder to destroy than virus! The advanced and patented system we use was initially invented to sterilize hospital rooms and instruments so using this process to help control virus transmission opportunities is a job right in our wheelhouse.
The product we use for the first step of our pathogen protocol is on Health Canada’s list of disinfectants with evidence for use against COVID-19 (DIN 02354594) and the EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All products on this list meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Consider a school, senior care facility, gym or anywhere there are large amounts of high contact surfaces. It's impossible to sanitize everything every single day, several times a day. On top of that, all cleaning products are not created equal and will have varying 'dwell' times. Most need the treated surface to stay wet for several minutes to be fully effective. Is that happening everywhere we go and on all these high contact surfaces? Probably not. Even the most well meaning cleaning crew cannot possibly reach every potential contact point. At the same time it's important to consider the health and safety of these front line workers. Children are famous for getting their little fingers everywhere, not just obvious high touch areas. With our process, the dry fog gets into everything and everywhere - ceilings included! It can be safely run through the HVAC system to fully treat a building. Then the second step keeps disrupting new pathogens for at least 90 days.* Flu germs don't stand a chance.
Because we deploy a dry fog it will not harm electronics or paperwork. In fact, we recommend our clients leave everything out so it will be treated. There are many wet fog sprayers on the market but most everything needs to be put away so it does not get wet. That's not too helpful for keyboards and all the other myriad of things we touch every day that really should be treated.
* EverPURE, the product we use for the second step of our pathogen protocol, is currently being assessed by the EPA for inclusion on the List N. This website will be updated immediately upon confirmation.