Looking for foggable disinfectants.

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Both Benefect and Benefect Decon 30 are ready-to-use. No dilution necessary. Bioesque is another Thymol product, ready-to-use as well. There's also Botaniclean from ProRestore. I don't know of any Thymol concentrates at the moment, all of them that I am aware of are RTU.

I know I was hoping he had some shockwave concentrate hidden somewhere
 

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CDC has published a list of products that they hope kill COVID-19, based on performance against other pathogens. Nothing is yet, to my knowledge, proven to do so. If I am wrong, please correct me.

We've already had wind of a company that got caught making a direct kill claim against COVID-19 and is suffering some legal consequences.

There are some good folks who truly want to help, but don't know how to handle this situation appropriately and could end up doing more harm than good. Their desire to help others has overwhelmed their common sense. Bio-cleanup and infectious disease management is vastly different from basic cleaning, and carries substantial risks both physical and legal.

And there's a fine line between making a living and profiteering - there ARE some unscrupulous people out there capitalizing on fear and making money hand-over-fist without doing any actual GOOD at all. (I am not accusing anyone here of doing so, but if you look at it from an outsider's perspective you could perhaps see how the perception could be there.)

If my caution and concern comes across as angsty, I don't mean it to be. I'm just in a position to hear multiple sides of this story, and trust me when I say that there are a LOT of guys out there armed with foggers and chemicals who have NO business doing this kind of work.

And the dwindling stock of PPE, antimicrobials, and equipment really ought to be going to people who are properly trained and who are handling confirmed contaminated areas... and those people can't get them, because the general public has gobbled them up.

A local home health company is working with multiple patients with co-morbidity issues on a daily basis, and their medical supply warehouse cannot issue hand sanitizer, gloves, or masks because there IS no supply. Those people will soon be faced with a choice - either they will need to abandon their patients, or risk making them sick. Hospitals, inpatient facilities, military bases, and other organizations will soon face the same conundrum.

Think of it this way - have you got something stashed away, hoping to make a little extra money off of it, that could have been used by a medical professional instead who now doesn't have it when they need it to save a life?


Anyone who knows me on this board knows that I tend to speak out when I see people on the verge of risking their health or the health of others. And while I understand the desire to make a buck or two, I cannot in good conscience sit back and say "go ahead, have fun and make millions, it'll all be okay in the end." The resources remaining ought to be going where they're NEEDED.

It's a bit like the Great Toilet Paper Shortage - the desires of the few have now outstripped the NEEDS of everyone else.

We’re working our regular losses not disinfecting for corona
 

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@Mama Fen many of your points are valid. But you're still off base in one key area. I will start a post on it.
 

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.... so you can only fog Thymol based sanitizers?
What about quats? @Mama Fen
Any antimicrobial with instructions on the label specifically for fogging can be used as long as you're following those directions TO THE LETTER.

Many quats, thymols, and peroxides have ULV or cold-fogging directions.

Choose your disinfectant wisely, carry SDS with you, watch your terminology, and do what you can to protect yourself and your customers. Remember to ask your insurance agent what kind of coverage you need if you're going to be offering this kind of service.






(Personally, we have closed our front office to foot traffic, because many of you are now offering your services in high-risk areas. To prevent staff AND customers from getting sick, we are doing phone-in, will call, and email orders only. It's the best way we can think of to keep everyone serviced as quickly as possible while lowering the risk of putting everyone in danger.)
 
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Please bear in mind, you guys are not epidemiologists, nor are you infectious disease control specialists. Please don't be putting yourselves in a position to assume liability (not to mention getting sick yourselves) and lose your business.

Without approved protocols and antimicrobials, all you can claim to do is sanitize. Don't go beyond that point, for your own sake as well as the sake of your customers.
Good point, but it is literally impossible to even try to claim and sue a cleaning company over getting sick. The way the narrative is, you supposedly can carry the virus with no symptoms. So the exact vague thing that is freaking people out over a exaggerated boogie man, is what will protect a cleaner. Everyone is paranoid enough. Let's calm down.
 
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