Let’s face it, cleaning and disinfecting procedures may never be the same! Cleaning surfaces and objects bring to mind a long list of traditional dry and wet dusting procedures. These cleaning techniques have existed forever, but they do little more than spread filth around, unless the rags used are washed regularly. Dry dusting kicks up resting particles, redistributing them into the air and onto other surfaces. Wet dusting can involve harmful cleaning chemicals and make it hard to reach certain spots or objects. For sensitive places, like clean rooms, R&D labs, healthcare facility cleaning and schools, there’s a more effective method for stripping dirt, dust and germs from surfaces that require specialized sanitation: electrostatic spray.
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, such as
R&D facilities or clean rooms, 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 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.