Electrostatic longer works like many other modern day foggers, where chemicals react with electrical charge to produce fog. However, this type of fogger produces a different kind of fog – one that are less irritating to humans and is more of a chemical reaction. Unlike fog created by a garden hose or ordinary vacuum cleaner, the fog created by an electrostatic fogger is not a chemical reaction. This makes it dangerous to breathe because of the chemical reactions. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when using one of these folders.
A. Electrically Flowing Disinfectants. The safest way to use an electrostatic fogger is to have it professionally cleaned with a disinfectant. Using the wrong detergent or bleach on the surfaces can actually make the fogging worse. When people are under a lot of stress, they can often feel a strong need to eliminate all of the extra stress from their bodies by quickly and efficiently flushing the situation away.
Before cleaning your electrostatic folder, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Find out the correct cleaning solution and temperature range for the unit. For electrostatic fogging solutions, you will also need a strong degreasing agent, such as a car wash product. You should never use water when cleaning an electrostatic fogger. Electrostatic discharges can be very hazardous.
B. Protect Furniture. Most importantly, you should not clean the electrostatic fogger surfaces with water. By doing so, you can actually make the fogging worse because the cleaning solution may enter into the cracks of the furniture and scratch them. If you have children, you should remove the furniture in question and place it in a room that is not the one where you will be using the electrostatic disinfectant fogger. If you must clean the areas where the fogging comes from, make sure you dry the furniture completely after disinfection. This ensures that the disinfectant is completely dried and that you are removing any remains of the original chemicals from the surface of the furniture.
C. Follow the Instructions. Many manufacturers give very detailed instructions on how to use their products. It is important that you read these instructions carefully before you start the process. If you have questions, you can always contact the company who makes the electrostatic fogger or the company who makes the disinfecting solution. These companies will usually provide you with both the appropriate cleaning solutions and instructions for proper usage.
D. Choose the Right Material. The material used for electrostatic fogging is specially designed to attract charged particles, which prevents them from entering your walls and entering your living space. Particles such as pollen, dust, mold, bacteria, and pet dander are attracted and trapped by the material. The best materials are those that are able to emit a 360-degree coverage and prevent a charge from penetrating two inches of solid surface to the next seven inches of flexible surface. While a higher coverage means higher areas of contamination, a flexible material allows it to be used in areas that are difficult to reach.
E. Choose the Right Disinfectant. When you are choosing a disinfectant, it is important that you consider the kind of surface you will be applying the disinfectant to. If you are targeting wood, you need to look for a strong wood sanitizer. If you are targeting tile, grout, or carpet, you need a strong germicide. Also, when you are choosing a disinfectant, it is important to choose one that is EPA registered. This means that it has been tested and meets all government guidelines for use in residential and commercial settings.
F. Protect the Surfaces. Using a properly installed electrostatic folder will help you to effectively sanitize and disinfect your home without worrying about harmful vapors or fumes escaping from your heating, cooling, or air conditioning systems. By installing a professional-grade unit, you can rest assured that your HVAC systems will be working at their peak, and that harmful elements will not enter into your home. If you suspect that your heating or cooling systems are not properly maintained, contact a local HVAC technician to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the importance of purchasing and using a quality disinfectant, and the best ways to disinfect your surfaces.