Breathe Safe: How To Properly Disinfect Indoor Spaces For Bacteria& Virus-Free Air
Take a deep breath. Did you know that the air you breathe in is actually loaded with bacteria? While these microbes can be seemingly harmless, there’s still a significant chance of viruses spreading through the air.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged concerns that airborne transmission – caused by exposure to respiratory droplets that carry the infectious virus – is one of the major drivers of COVID-19. As important as it is to clean and disinfect your surrounding surfaces, it’s also just as important to disinfect the air to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.
Cleaning vs disinfecting – what’s the difference?
Know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. While cleaning plays an important role in ensuring daily cleanliness, it’s only able to remove dirt and dust particles found on surfaces. But sometimes, just a basic wipe-down with soap and water isn’t enough. In order to effectively kill off bacteria and germs, you have to go one step further: disinfecting.
How does air and surface disinfection work together?
The process of disinfecting the air not only helps to eliminate airborne bacteria, but also gets rid of viruses, fungus, spores and other microbes. Such microbes are not just found on contaminated surfaces, it can float free in the air through coughing, sneezing or even breathing, and remain infectious over prolonged periods of time.
When left suspended, these particles can then land on nearby surfaces that have previously been cleaned, heightening exposure to germs all over again. Thus, it’s beneficial to practice aerial disinfection in tandem with basic cleaning and disinfecting to minimise the spread of potentially dangerous infections.
The importance of aerial disinfection in indoor spaces
Just because you’re inside, doesn’t mean you’re less likely to be exposed to airborne viruses. In fact, germs are all around you – but there’s a solution for that. To keep the air in your home safe and bacteria-free, consider aerial disinfection to ensure removal of airborne germs.
So how exactly does aerial disinfection work? A dry mist travels through an enclosed space to kill any traces of bacteria, viruses, fungus and spores lingering in the air. One such product is the BioCair Ultimate II 5.5L Dry-Mist Disinfecting Machine, which is used with the BC-65 Air Purifying Solution to eliminate 99.999% of airborne germs in homes.
It disinfects for an hour a day, and is able to cover areas up to 65 square metres. We recommend disinfecting in common areas of your home that you spend the most time in, such as the living room or a child’s playroom. You can also activate it right before you go to bed so you can breathe in clean, healthy air while you sleep.
What’s more, this technology doubles up as a surface disinfectant too. While the mist is dry enough to target airborne droplets, it’s also capable of tackling surface germs once it settles. Just like all BioCair products, the BC-65 Air Purifying Solution is tested to be non-toxic, alcohol-free and child-safe, which makes it absolutely safe for everyday use.
At the end of the day, it’s important to establish a regular cleaning and disinfecting routine as part of your daily life. Keep your home and family safe from airborne viruses with BioCair.