COVID-19: Traditional Disinfection vs. Whole Room Disinfection

traditional vs whole room disinfection

Proper hygiene and constant disinfection have been top-of-mind precautions since the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This pandemic has forced hospitals to modify and strengthen their cleaning strategies in an effort to prevent contamination among staff and patients.

Traditional Disinfection

  • A targeted approach to controlling contamination with the use of cleaning and disinfection regimes only on surfaces that are constantly touched.

Whole Room Disinfection

  • A more practical and efficient approach to controlling contamination with the use of a system that effectively disinfects hard-to-reach surfaces as well.

As traditional disinfection focuses only on surfaces that are constantly touched, much of the other areas are not receiving routine disinfection. This targeted approach may be sufficient for day to day control, but it doesn’t necessarily eliminate all of the bacteria responsible for contamination. Because of this, industries have routinely used whole room disinfection to control cross contamination.

 Fogging is an example of a whole room disinfection technique


    The purpose of fogging a production area is to create and disperse a disinfectant aerosol to effectively apply the solution to surfaces that are not routinely disinfected and may be difficult to reach, such as overhead spaces. This method has been used routinely and considered safe across many industries from food, hotels, to biohazard and biological equipment. This technique tends to be used as an additional safeguard to the routine cleaning and disinfection procedure.

Under typical conditions, fogging is carried out for a minimum of 10-15 minutes to enable the fog to disperse. An additional period of  45-50 minutes is required to allow the droplets to settle on the surfaces.

Purify Global offers high-level whole room disinfection using this fogging technique. This method ensures that the disinfectant effectively penetrates high-contact and low-contact surfaces. The non-hazardous formula kills 99.999% of bacteria and leaves no lingering odor.

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