A Lesson: Cleaning and Sanitization

Clean and sanitization are separate processes. There are 3 main actions that can help to ensure this:

  1. Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill pathogens, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  2. Disinfecting/Sanitization refers to using chemicals to kill pathogens on surfaces and is usually done after cleaning to kill any remaining pathogens.
  3. Full Disinfection/Decontamination is the process of deep cleaning and fully sanitizing a site that has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 or other harmful pathogens.

The US Centre for Disease Control and the NZ Ministry of Health have stated that:

"Physically cleaning surfaces with detergent and warm water, followed by disinfection when needed, is the the most effective way to kill the virus that causes COVID-19".

We recommend that our regular cleaning services should be followed by disinfection to mop up any remaining pathogens.  We can provide a disinfection service as an add-on to regular cleaning or as a daily service to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.

Sanitization and Decontamination Services

If your site has been exposed to COVID-19 or if you wish to further enhance the safety of your staff, clients and visitors, we are able to offer sanitization and decontamination services. 

We are able to tailor a decontamination based on exposure and site layout using thermal fogging, surface disinfection and deep cleaning.

The table below outlines the services we offer and the areas targeted.

If you would like to talk to us about any of these options, please contact us to work out the most effective plan for you.

Service Target Areas Application

Targeted Disinfection 

All appropriate surfaces, usually focused on high-touchpoint areas.  Also includes frequently used common areas e.g. bathrooms, staffrooms

Post-clean spraying/wiping with a quaternary ammonia-based product with residue left to dry.

This ensures good wet coverage of all surfaces and gives the disinfectant time to kill pathogens.

Our product is a no-rinse product, meaning it is safe for exposure to humans and can be left on surfaces.

Decontamination Tailored to specific need or event - decontaminates rooms, buildings, vehicles based upon exposure areas and levels. Thermal fogging using a natural phenol product, disinfection using a quaternary ammonia-based product and/or deep cleaning to remove all organic matter.

Thermal Fogging

Fogging is an important addition to the anti-virus arsenal, enabling disinfection of hard-to-reach areas (such as high walls, behind or underneath furniture) and surfaces that cannot be easily cleaned by spraying and wiping (such as stationery, upholstery and carpets).


Fogging Misting
  • Droplets size   ± 10 microns
  • Droplet size  ± 200 microns
  • Droplets are small & disperse through the air to cover all surfaces
  • Droplets fall to the floor leaving a wet film/residue on surface where they land
  • Applied through thermal foggers
  • Applied through ULV foggers
  • Heated application
  • Cold application


Our Air Guard Ag-800 Thermal Fogger a fog of 5-micron particles which will fill the room and producesall crevices with a visible fog, as opposed to ULV fogging which creates a 20-micron spray that falls to the nearest horizontal surface.Comparison Chart.PNG

The videos below show our Thermal Fogger dispensing fogged sanitizer into an office and the same office 2 minutes later once the fog has fully dispersed throughout the room, providing 3-dimensional sanitization of all surfaces.


We use Air Guard Sanitiser Solution which is all-natural and when vapourised with a thermal fogger, kills pathogens by denaturing the virus proteins using a process called lysis, and creating a lasting barrier (up to 14 days).

  • It is listed with the US EPA as being an effective disinfectant for use against SARS-CoV-2.
  • It is a 100% safe product that is non-toxic to humans and animals as it only binds to bacteria and viruses.


Whether you require a one-off decontamination or regular disinfection, we will work with you to establish a plan to effectively protect your staff and clients.

To discuss your needs, contact Sam on:

021 1114522