Fogging Liquids Info
You basically have 2 main choices of the types of fluid to spray out of your fogger - all of them offer extremely high efficacy against viruses.
1) Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL): 100% natural biocidal agent that is people safe, food safe, basically everything safe. HOCL is produced by white blood cells in the human body to kill pathogens.
Extremely biocidally effective against viruses, bacteria and fungal spores. Extremely cheap and convenient to use by simply dissolving 1 tablet of Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) per 1 litre of water directly in your fogger's fluid tank just before use. These tablets are more commonly known as chlorine tablets and the spray will briefly smell like a swimming pool.
PH of 5.5 once dissolved in water so almost PH neutral. Tablets have a shelf life of 2-3 years.
We include a pack of 200 of these chlorine tablets with each fogger so you can get going straight out of the box if you decide that HOCL is the optimal solution for your specific premises.
A pack of 200 tablets will make 200 litres of hypochlorous acid. That will last most of our customers between 50-75 full disinfection treatments of their premises (dependent on size of premises obviously, but using an assumption of 200-300 sq metres with low to medium clutter).
We also offer top-up packs of these tablets although they are also extremely widely available online from many other suppliers - we are not in the fluids or consumables business and we only offer sell these tablets due to customer demand. We do not try to lock customers into repeat purchases from us. So you can easily purchase the same products under many different brand names online. Simply search NaDCC on Google and you'll get plenty of options.
Requires accurate fluid measurement and dilution ratio to ensure virucidal efficacy (as with any product that requires dilution before use) and the efficacy deteriorates over 24 hours so requires fresh batch each day.
Perfect for everywhere except hotel rooms (due to the slight smell of chlorine). By far the most commonly used fogging disinfection solution for clinical facilities, churches, community halls, schools, universities, care home, gyms, sports facilities, soft play centres, trampoline parks, visitor attractions, cafes, restaurants, commercial vehicles, offices and just about everywhere else.
There are several other names for these tablets, including Sodium Hypochlorite Tablets, Chlorine Tablets, Bleach Tablets and Troclosene Sodium. Don't worry - it's not bleach.
2) Industrial disinfectants (EN14476 anti-viral rated): Easy to buy and store, easy for housekeeping staff to handle and use, pretty cheap if you buy a dilutable concentrate, but generally not food safe and these liquids obviously contain a range of industrial chemicals, some of which certainly won't be environmentally optimal. Better for hotels where you wouldn't want the hotel rooms to have a smell of chlorine.
Here are a few virus killing (EN14476) products that you may be interested in using with your fogger (please note there are many others, but we are listing these brands because we know they are easily available and generally fairly priced in the current market).
Neat formulations (ie: not to be diluted):
- Evans Safe Zone Plus. Very likely to be supplied by your industrial cleaning supplies company. Should be £9-£11 for 5 litres.
- One Chem All Clear (only from Costco). £10-£11 for 5 litres.
Concentrate: To be diluted:
- ProKleen Y12D Surface Cleaner, Disinfectant & Santiser. Dilutes at 20:1 with water for surface contact virus kill so extremely economical. A 5 litre container will make 105 litres. Easy to buy online and we've experienced very fast delivery from this provider. £20 for 1x5 litre or £44 for 4x5 litre.
The choice of disinfection solution fluid that you use with your fogger is yours to make. We hope we've shared with you enough information to make an informed choice. If we get further significant information on either the options listed above or on any additional options that we become aware of then we will add that information. This is a best efforts information page and is updated every few weeks. If there's anything on this page that readers consider inaccurate then please let us know - especially if there any virologists or bio-chemists reading this page. We'd much rather be corrected than be wrong.