Electrostatic Sprayers are being used more frequently because of their effectiveness on disinfecting high touch surfaces. While it is an innovative tool, it is important to understand how to use it and how it works to maximize its potential.
What is Electrostatic Technology Disinfection?
Electrostatic Disinfection involves turning a disinfection solution into an electrostatically charged mist that is then sprayed onto objects or surfaces. When sprayed, it leaves an even coat of a specialized solution on top of the surface that is made to kill bacteria, germs, and many types of viruses – like COVID-19. This provides a wide variety of benefits. First, the process is time saving which makes the job quicker and safer because cleaning technicians can minimize contact with the surface, and it only takes 1 to 5 minutes depending on the disinfectant used; to eliminate 99.99% of pathogens.
How is it Used?
The Electrostatic sprayer uses a special disinfectant solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. This creates positive charged particles that electromagnetically lock on to negatively charged pathogens on surfaces that need cleaning & disinfecting. What this means is that the mist will automatically lock on to a surface even when it is not discharged directly in the direction of the object. With this technology it makes it easier to reach places in many angles such as tables, desks, chairs, doorknobs, and other oddly shaped objects. Even with this convenient use of the electrostatic sprayers, it is still highly recommended for trained cleaning technicians to handle them for optimal use and for the safety of your staff.
The Benefits of Electrostatic Disinfection
While traditional methods of disinfection are still an effective way of combating COVID-19 in your facility, it costs more and is less effective than Electrostatic Disinfection. Electrostatic Spray Technology increases disinfection effectiveness by ensuring that the entire surface receives an even coat of the disinfection solution. All disinfectants are OSHA, EPA and CDC approved and compliant. Electrostatic Technology also offers better efficiency as it is safer and applies the solutions evenly & consistently onto all high touch surfaces. It causes no disruption to existing areas, papers, or surfaces with a rapid kill time with no residue left behind. The mist can be sprayed on keyboards, phones, and other electronic high touch areas without causing any damage.
Like with all disinfection processes, it is critically important for cleaning specialists to clean the surface before applying a disinfection solution to it. Pathogens on a surface creates a slimy substance called Biofilm. This allows bacteria to be housed from direct contact with disinfection solutions. Cleaning with soap and water removes the Biofilm which then allows the disinfection to be effective in delivering 99.99% bacteria kill. It is also important to ensure that the facility has proper ventilation when your cleaning specialists clean and disinfect. Poor ventilation can lead to unwanted consequences such as permanent health injury or death.