Can Fogging and Sanitizing Protect Against Omicron Variant?
The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is slowly but surely starting to spread throughout the U.S. So far, only a handful of cases have been confirmed (none in Tulsa or the rest of Oklahoma at the time of this writing), but that number is expected to rise throughout the winter season. The big question now is the same as what many citizens have asked since the start of the pandemic: what can we do to protect ourselves against COVID?
What We Know About the Omicron Variant
We’re nearly two years into the global pandemic and know much more now than we did back then. In general, we know that COVID is largely spread through the air from infected persons rather than touching infected surfaces. Wearing masks is still proving to be effective, especially in indoor settings. And traditional practices like frequent handwashing, good nutrition, and limiting exposure to others can also offer layers of varying protection. Plus, we now have a vaccine available that has been shown to be effective with the Omicron variant.
Specifically with the Omicron variant, health experts say that it’s spreading more easily than the original COVID-19 virus. What’s more, anyone can spread the virus, regardless of vaccination status or presence or absence of symptoms. Not enough cases have yet been detected to know whether the Omicron causes more serious illness.
Though very little is still known about the Omicron variant, we believe we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg. We’ve entered cold and flu season, and many Tulsa news outlets are saying that we may see the “peak” of this variant sometime in January or February.
In addition, businesses, nursing homes, churches, warehouses, and homeowners are also turning to fogging and sanitization services to disinfect indoor spaces. This is a particularly helpful option when cases of COVID have already been detected and traced back to a home or building.
How Disinfectant Fogging Works
Disinfectant fogging is a specialized practice that uses hospital-grade disinfectant to sanitize indoor spaces. Before the pandemic, disinfectant fogging was shown to kill a number of pathogens and common germs, including but not limited to:
- Influenza (Flu)
- Herpes simplex virus
- HIV-1 (AIDS virus)
- Polio type 1 virus
- Vaccinia virus
We’ve since added COVID-19 to that list as well as its variants.
Professional teams, like Tulsa Fogging and Sanitizing, will visit a home or business and apply the disinfectant in the indoor environment. This unique fogging method disperses and settles in a clean, even layer and produces lasting effects for up to six months.
It remains one of the most effective solutions for providing a safer, cleaner indoor environment. The fog is able to penetrate into crevices and small spaces that are otherwise hard to clean using traditional methods. What’s more, the fog blankets large areas quickly and can kill pathogens in as little five minutes.
Benefits of Using a Fogging and Sanitizing Service
In today’s era of increased health and safety, a fogging and sanitizing service brings a lot of value to Tulsa businesses and public spaces. For starters, it kills 99.99% of germs, pathogens, and odor-causing organisms, particularly those that are in the air. It’s like fighting fire with fire, ensuring that no area in the space has been left untouched.
Also, disinfectant fogging is a preventative treatment that increases the cleanliness and sanitariness of your space. It doesn’t require extensive manual cleanings, extended shutdowns, and furniture moving like other solutions. Even better, business owners and homeowners don’t have to go through the strenuous practice of disinfecting their spaces. Our team of trained professionals handle all aspects of the application.
Our fogging disinfectant services work for a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:
- Commercial and residential buildings
- Hospitals, nursing homes, and medical facilities
- EMS & fire facilities
- Aircraft, RVs, and automobiles
- Day care centers and nurseries
- Life care, retirement communities and home healthcare institutions
- Manufacturing facilities and warehouses
- Police stations, courthouses, correctional facilities, jails, prisons, and other municipal government buildings
- Institutional facilities, laboratories, factories, business and office buildings, and public restrooms
- Hotel, motels, and dormitories
- Grocery stores, restaurants, and retail outlets
- Institutions, schools and colleges, churches, classrooms, community colleges, universities, athletic facilities and locker rooms, exercise rooms, exercise facilities, gyms, and gymnasiums
- Heath clubs and day spas
- Recreational facilities, sports arenas, and sports complexes
- And many more...
It’s people safe, plant safe, and pet safe, so you can feel good about protecting the lives and environment around you.
But perhaps no benefit is greater than the peace of mind you can instill in your family members, employees, and customers. Share with them that you’ve taken extra steps to make your business a place that builds their confidence when it comes to their health.
Next Steps: Protecting Your Environment
To be clear, nothing is completely foolproof when it comes to maintaining your health and protecting against the COVID-19 virus. Even with proper precautions, such as wearing a mask, getting a vaccine, and limiting exposure to other people, you may still contract the virus and/or spread it to others.
Still, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take every precaution and increase our chances of staying well. Many businesses, homeowners, and facility owners are choosing to add an extra layer of security with Tulsa Fogging and Sanitizing.
We are a local company based in Tulsa, OK serving the greater metro area. We fog facilities and homes after a COVID outbreak has occurred or if someone in the house has contracted the coronavirus. Our solutions help to make spaces safe to re-enter after an outbreak and instill confidence among employees, staff, clients, customers, and other visitors. We also provide preventative services that kill 99.99% of pathogens quickly and efficiently, allowing you to maintain a higher level of safety indoors.
Contact us today to learn more about fogging and disinfectant services and get a free estimate.
Tulsa Fogging & Sanitizing Service | Sanitization & Disinfectant Service | Tulsa Metro Area | (918) 814-8113
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