Frequently Asked Questions About Germ-Fogger™

Here are the answers to many frequently asked questions about the Germ-Fogger™. It represents a significant improvement in volume surface disinfecting. It’s highly efficient vortecular™ technology generates a disinfecting mist that lets operators disinfect thousands of square feet of indoor and outdoor surfaces in record time. Germ-Fogger™ is ideal for precision bulk disinfection of all categories of commercial, industrial and government facilities including:

    • Floors
    • Countertops
    • Walls
    • Restrooms
    • Aircraft cabins
    • School buses
    • Train cars
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Daycare facilities
    • Offices
    • And all other high-touch areas…

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about Germ-Fogger™.

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Q. Can I use Germ-Fogger™ in my office?

A. Yes. With proper application, Germ-Fogger’s vortecular™ misting is perfect for making office spaces, most office equipment and other irregular surfaces safe and secure. And it’s fast! One operator can disinfect large numbers of offices in just a few minutes.

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Q. Can a Germ-Fogger™ be used in hospitals and medical offices?

A. Yes. Germ-Fogger’s highly atomized vortecular™ spray mist is perfect for use in medical offices, hospitals, laboratory’s and on medical or lab equipment.

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Q. Can I use Germ-Fogger™ in my school?

A. Yes. With proper application, Germ-Fogger’s mist is perfect for use in class rooms, labs, administrative offices, on most office equipment and other school areas – even school buses! And it’s fast! One school janitor can disinfect large numbers of school spaces in a short amount of time.

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Q. Can Germ-Fogger™ be used in hotels and motels?

A. Yes. Germ-Fogger’s highly efficient vortecular™ mist is perfect for use in hotel lobbies, guest rooms, restaurants, kitchens and on most office equipment. And it’s fast! One maintenance person can completely disinfect a large hotel as part of routine cleaning operations.

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Q. I work for a major airline operating a number of different aircraft types. Can we use the Germ-Fogger™ to disinfect the aircraft cabins?

A. Yes. The Germ-Fogger™ cart is narrow and can be easily rolled down the cabin aisle of an aircraft, bus or train car. Entire cabins can be disinfected in minutes. It is also excellent for use in terminals and luggage areas.

Germ-Fogger™ In Airplane Cabin

Q. Can I use Germ-Fogger™ outdoors?

A. Yes. Germ-Fogger’s vortecular™ mist spray is perfect for the indoor and outdoor disinfecting requirements of gymnasiums, arenas, auditoriums, movie theaters, stadiums, playgrounds, etc. A maintenance team equipped with Germ-Foggers can completely disinfect a large stadium in record time.

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Q. How does Germ-Fogger differ from backpack sprayers?

A.  Germ-Fogger is superior to backpack sprayers in many ways:

Germ-Fogger is designed to eliminate the possibility of expensive on the job injuries caused by workers carrying heavy and uncomfortable backpack sprayers weighting up to 35 or 40 pounds for hours at a time.

Germ fogger applications guns weigh only about 24 oz.

Each GF-005 unit can support 2 independent application guns, allowing twice the rate of production of backpack sprayers.

The GF-005 carries 5-gallons of disinfectant in a single onboard container. To keep production moving rapidly additional containers can be pre-mixed and swapping an empty for a full container takes just seconds.

Germ-Fogger components are extremely robust, industrial and all components are user-serviceable or replaceable. Germ-Foggers will last for years, in comparison to plastic backpack units that are prone to breakdown with little options for user-serviceable parts availability. Beware of expensive sprayers that become disposable if they break.

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Q. Does Germ-Fogger™ require any special cleaning agents or reagents?

A. No. The Germ-Fogger uses widely available bulk EPA approve liquid disinfecting agents which are processed into the ultra-fine vortecular™ mist right in the unit (click here to see the current EPA list). Our large capacity mixing and holding tanks mean more time spraying and less time mixing and more time making money.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always follow the disinfecting agent manufacturer’s instructions for safe use.

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Q. Are recommended Germ-Fogger™ disinfectants safe?

A. Definitely! The Germ-Fogger™ disinfectant mist is light, yet provides 100% coverage of all treated surfaces with a very light coating that kills up to 99.9% of viruses, germs and bacteria. When properly applied the mist is light enough to be used on sensitive electronics and other delicate surfaces and it dissipates without wiping within a few minutes of application.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only use Germ-Fogger with approved disinfecting agents. Always follow the disinfecting agent manufacturer’s instructions for safe use. Other materials may damage your unit and void the warranty.

Germ-Fogger™ Disinfecting Agents

Q. How long after fogging does it take before the surface is safe for users?

A. It varies some among disinfecting agents but normally the treated area is safe for use within 1/2 hour after treatment.

Germ-Fogger™ Disinfecting Agents

Q. Does it take any special training to use the Germ-Fogger™?

A. The Germ-Fogger is easy and intuitive to use. Watch our training video, load up your Germ-Fogger with disinfectant and, if you can run a leaf blower, you can be disinfecting like a pro.

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Q. Does the Germ-Fogger™ have a warranty?

A. Yes. The Germ-Fogger™ has a strong warranty and, since we build them right here in the USA, we’ll be here to stand behind the product and make sure your Germ-Fogger™ provides you with years of service.

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Q. How do I purchase a Germ-Fogger?

A. You can fill out our contact form and one of our sales specialists will contact you or you can use our online ordering system and purchase directly from this website.


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