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COVID-19

Like it or not, we are all at war, fighting an unseen virus!
Now that we are all more aware of the risks, we have the tools at our disposal to assist in flattening the curve!

Flick recommends monthly microbial ULV treatments
Flick recommends monthly microbial ULV treatments

Flick recommends monthly microbial ULV treatments as one of the tools in your toolkit to fight the new COVID-19 virus!

Microbial misting with the correct and approved sanitizing agent is both safe and effective. Managing these health risks falls increasingly on the facilities manager.

Chemical or wet fogging produces a fine mist, creating ultra-low volume mist, or ULV. The biocide particles in the mist are so small that they remain suspended in the air long enough to kill airborne viruses and bacteria. The biocide also eliminates pathogens on surfaces, including ceilings and walls as well as furniture and floors where it has been applied.

An advantage with the microbial treatment is that the sanitising agent reaches areas that may be difficult to clean with other techniques. Penetration into some nooks and crannies may be limited by obstacles, but in most cases, it’s not necessary to move furniture or equipment around before or during the cleaning process. Drawers and cupboards would need to be open to ensure effective penetration.

The Biocide is non-toxic, we, however, prefer to take precautionary measures to avoid disruption and risk of allergic reactions. Areas sanitized need to be clear of people to avoid any possible risk of any possible allergic reaction and the treatment should be undertaken outside of working or opening hours, overnight for example, with a minimum of a 3 hour exposure period required before staff can return to the workplace.

Our technicians will ensure that the correct PPE is worn and used when undertaking the sanitization service.

We make use of a water-based anti-microbial sanitization solution that is non-hazardous, clear and odourless, non-corrosive, harmless to the environment and requires no rinsing. No special requirements apply either for protection against spillages or during handling or storage.

When to use Microbial fogging?

The most obvious scenario is the response to an infectious outbreak such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Given the benefits of sanitisation – and the heavy cost to organisations and people in lost output, disruption and welfare when the infection spreads – we recommend having areas treated on a monthly basis to achieve a good level of protection.

The advice is especially imperative where people may be more vulnerable to bacterial or viral infection. This would include the infirm in care homes or children in nurseries, but also other groups, such as schools, university students, office workers, factory workers etc.

All of us are responsible for managing and cleaning the buildings where people work, study, visit or live.

We see bio-fogging as a highly effective weapon in our armoury of cleaning techniques, but it’s not a silver bullet. More info on this product including the material safety data sheet are contained within our website under downloads.

Further links to some video footage from the manufacturer regarding the sanitizer we use called Byotrol are here:

Watch our technician rendering the ULV misting sanitization treatment here:

It is imperative that you still follow common guidance in washing your hands, using a sanitizer and cloth facemask, as well as practising social distancing.

Flick recommends monthly microbial ULV treatments
Flick recommends monthly microbial ULV treatments

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Flick recommends monthly microbial ULV treatments

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