Electrostatic Disinfection and Pest Control
Why electrostatic disinfection?
Cleaning large spaces can be a challenge, especially if those spaces include various surfaces that are difficult to clean and disinfect. Traditional wipes and trigger sprays, though effective, require significant effort and can be prone to human error, including missed surfaces. However, regular and comprehensive disinfection of these surfaces is key to reducing the spread of disease-causing pathogens. That's where electrostatic spray technology comes in.
What Is Electrostatic Disinfection?
Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at.
For awkwardly shaped objects or hard to reach places, cleaning staff only have to point and spray; the nature of the mist allows it to coat surfaces evenly, and envelope objects—even if the mist is only sprayed from one side. After the spray is applied, the sanitizing agent works to disinfect the covered surfaces. For this reason, electrostatic spray is an excellent solution for germ and contaminant ridden areas.
How Does Electrostatic Disinfection Work?
Electrostatic spray is electrically charged, allowing the appropriate sanitizers, mold preventatives and disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a more complete clean. As the chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it’s given a positive electrical charge. The droplets then become attracted to all negative surfaces, covering the visible area, underside and backside, with the sanitizing agent. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray, making the method extremely efficient.
Is Electrostatic Spray Disinfection Right For My Business?
If your building contains rooms or areas that are sensitive to grime and germs, then yes, electrostatic spray cleaning is the best option for cleaning all the surfaces and equipment in that room. Although electrostatic spray may sound like an aggressive method for regular commercial cleaning applications, the opposite is true.
The main features and benefits of electrostatic spray disinfection include:
- Reduces the time it takes to cover and disinfect all surfaces and hard-to-reach places by 50% compared to conventional methods
- Improves infection control and the spread of viruses such as influenza, MRSA, HIV, COVID-19 and many others
- Applies chemicals in a more efficient, controlled manner, eliminating the dangers of overuse
- Prevents costly financial burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections
For desktops, floors and walls that need to be absolutely spotless, electrostatic spray cleaning is the best option. The same goes for equipment and hard to reach places; if a piece of equipment is heavily trafficked, electrostatic spray cleaning in the most comprehensive way to remove germs and dirt.
How long does it last?
Electrostatic disinfection does not create a protective barrier. It disinfects, or kills, unwanted pathogens from every targeted surface, but wont protect from future infection. That being said, hospitals, schools and gyms will most likely require electrostatic disinfection more frequently because they are introduced to new harmful pathogens multiple times a day.
Is it effective against Covid-19?
Yes, when used with the proper chemical disinfectant, it is effective against Covid-19. The sprayers are non-proprietary and can be used with any manufacturers product. Keep in mind, because the virus is still being studied, there is nothing with a kill claim specifically for Covid-19. However, the EPA is recommending to follow labels and kill times for the Human Coronavirus.
Interested in learning more about electrostatic spray disinfection technology and how it would benefit your building? Contact our Building Maintenance Specialists, Randy Mastin firstname.lastname@example.org or Penny Jedlicka email@example.com.