A fogging machine, also known as a fogger, is a versatile piece that applies a chemical solution using a fine spray. It is often used to control pests, mold growth, and odor control. This machine is increasingly used to clean surfaces.
Foggers use pressure to produce fine mist or fog. The spray density is typically controlled by a manual valve to achieve the best effect. It is possible to spray up 12m depending on the fogger used. This will cover large areas. Fine fog can penetrate porous surfaces and reach corners.
Chemicals must be handled with care because the mist or spray can remain in the air. Therefore, it is important to allow the chemical to settle. To prevent mold spores from being inhaled by operatives, it is important to keep the area clean.
Fogging machines come in many designs, including manual or automatic, and can be either portable or stationary. They can vary in size according to the operation and usually have chemicals or disinfectants within the body. However, some units can be attached directly to a drum with insecticide or another chemical solution for large-scale operations. For larger facilities, there are centralized automated systems that can be electronically controlled.
Mold foggers spray a mist with antimicrobial and odor control solution that is designed to remediate mold. The mist covers all surfaces and kills or encapsulates any mold. Mold foggers are available in both stationary and handheld forms. They can be used to treat whole rooms or small spaces like cabinets and cupboards, as well as individual furniture pieces. They can also be used outside of the house such as in the garage or car or storage shed.
Mold remediation professionals offer a very effective treatment called fogging. It is often done with a DIY kit but the results are not that great. Mold fogging products kill mold spores and stop them from spreading. They also reduce or eliminate musty odors. However, they cannot eliminate active mold growth or prevent new mold from growing if the root cause hasn’t been addressed. Fogging alone is not enough. Dead mold spores can be allergens or potentially toxic. Fogging is primarily used as an additional precaution, but it’s not necessary.
Only fogging should be done after all necessary mold remediation steps have been completed by you or a qualified professional. Begin by addressing the factors that allowed mold growth, such as poor ventilation or high humidity. Dry out any areas that are damp and remove any porous material that cannot be cleaned. This could include removing carpet padding, insulation, carpet, and drywall. These materials can be treated with foaming if they have been exposed to mold spores. However, it cannot save them if there is visible mold growth. Clean up the area with a HEPA filter vacuum and a HEPA filter air cleaner.
Fogging can be especially helpful when replacing damaged material is not possible or practical. Fogging after cleaning up moldy ductwork is cheaper than replacing it all.