We use ultraviolet light (UV-C) and fogging to sanitize and disinfect homes, offices, classrooms, and other environments in the Tallahassee area.
Some people think that disinfecting is the same thing as cleaning or sanitizing. But in reality, they are quite different:
Cleaning removes dirt, dust, crumbs, and germs from surfaces or objects. When you clean, you will likely use soap (or detergent) and water to physically clean off the surfaces and objects. This may not necessarily kill the germs, but since you have removed some of them there are fewer germs that could spread the infection to you.
Disinfecting uses chemicals (disinfectants) to kill germs on surfaces and objects. Some common disinfectants are bleach and alcohol solutions. You usually need to leave the disinfectant on the surfaces and objects for a certain period of time to kill the germs. Disinfecting does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs.
Sanitizing could be done by either cleaning, disinfecting, or both. Sanitizing means that you are lowering the number of germs to a safe level. What is considered a safe level depends on public health standards or requirements at a workplace, school, etc. For example, there are specific sanitizing procedures for restaurants and other facilities that prepare food. What you do to sanitize will vary, depending on your needs. You might be mopping a floor using a mop, a chemical, and water. You might use a dishwasher to sanitize the dishes. Or you could be using an antibacterial wipe on a tv remote.
If you both clean and disinfect a surface or object, you can further lower the risk of spreading infection. There are products that clean and disinfect at the same time.
To prevent the spread of infection, you should regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often. For example, surfaces in your house would include countertops, doorknobs, faucets and toilet handles, light switches, remotes, and toys.
UV-C is a proven disinfecting technology used effectively against viruses, bacteria, mold, and allergens¹. It has been used in the sanitization of hospitals, airplanes, food, and water for over 100 years. Professional medical-grade UV-C products are the obvious sanitization choice because it is the quick and easy cleaning method that doesn't require chemicals, heat, or waste products.
UV-C technology used to be cost-prohibitive and only available for commercial use, but now you can safely sanitize surfaces and the air around you targeting microorganisms at the molecular level.
Ultra-violet rays easily penetrate through the cell walls of bio-contaminants (germs) into the molecular structure of their DNA & RNA (nucleic acids). This effectively leaves them unable to perform vital cellular functions, replicate, and cause illness. This means bad news germs, but good news for you! Our products have taken this UV-C technology to help you and your loved ones stay safe and protected.
Germs suck. Utilize the cleaning power of nature by using the sun’s UV-rays to sanitize an entire room (up to 800 square feet) in just minutes. UV-C light neutralizes microorganisms at a cellular level, preventing the spread of illness. Now you can use the same technology trusted for decades by hospitals, laboratories, and water sanitation plants to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.
Image Reference:  Global Lighting Association LED-Professional "Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices" from Seoul Semiconductor Jun 02, 2020
Article Reference:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3831650
Disinfectant fogging involves saturating an entire room with an anti-microbial substance that can purify and remove pathogens from the air, as well as from surfaces within the room. This type of large-scale disinfection process is typically carried out sparingly in high-risk areas because of the risk of inhaling the disinfectant solution, and the related time it takes to safely clean a room using this method. Despite these drawbacks, disinfectant fogging is highly effective at combating pathogens — particularly those that are airborne or carried in respiratory droplets, such as the flu virus or COVID-19 coronavirus.
Chemical foggers work by dispensing a fine mist of disinfectant solution until the atmosphere is supersaturated. This applies an even coating of the solution to all surfaces in the room, as well as disinfects the air. The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area being fogged, but typically takes 30-60 minutes to complete, with an additional 60 minutes or more for the mist to dissipate and the air in the room to return to breathable levels.
We offer special weekly or monthly service rates for school classrooms, businesses and office buildings, daycare & eldercare facilities.
Boom-Gen provides UV and Fogging Sanitization & Disinfection services in Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Wakulla Springs, Carrabelle, Marianna, Havana, Llyod, Miccosukee, Wacissa, Centerville, and surrounding areas. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (850) 631-7238 or send us an email.