Electrostatic spray gives objects an even, 360-degree coating made possible by the negative charge of the sprayed solution as it exits the tool’s nozzle and the positive charge of the surfaces it reaches. It effectively atomizes cleaning solutions in this way, using electrostatics to attach to and wrap around harmful microorganisms and remove them from surfaces, including those that are difficult to reach.
Electrostatic disinfection saves time, energy and costs across the board by presenting a more efficient alternative to traditional cleaning techniques and cleaning solution applications. For desktops, floors and walls that need to be 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 can completely remove germs and dirt.
You can use electrostatic disinfection cleaning methods on many surfaces and in many facility types. This cleaning technique is safe to use in offices, schools, medical facilities, commercial kitchens, and countless other spaces that require a more complete clean.
Electrostatic cleaning kills germs, bacteria and viruses from surfaces and lasts for a while. However, it won’t continuously prevent covered surfaces from becoming re-infected. Some institutions that see higher traffic and use, such as hospitals and schools, will benefit more from continued or regular use of electrostatic disinfection.
Yes, electrostatic disinfection and the sprays used in electrostatic cleaning tools are extremely safe for tool operators, people present during cleaning, and people occupying the space after cleaning. Cleaning companies using this method will typically ask that you wait one to two hours after a space has finished receiving treatment before entering the area. However, once the application process is complete and dry, the space is safe for both people and animals. Masks and PPE are not required.
Yes, electrostatic disinfection is environmentally friendly, however this largely depends on the chemical solutions that are used to fill the disinfection tools. The electrostatic process can be performed with many different types of disinfectants, including green cleaning products.
Electrostatic disinfectants begin to work immediately when sprayed and the surfaces should remain wet with applied solutions for at least two minutes to allow the appropriate dwell time. Typically, chemicals are applied while spaces are vacant.
The amount of time required to perform electrostatic disinfection services is highly dependent on the size of the area to be cleaned. It’s important to follow application instructions in order to allow the solutions to work effectively, and the length of time needed for application will depend on the size of the room and type of facility—for example, an open warehouse will require less time than a typical office with furniture and electronic equipment. If there is a certain level of dirt on surfaces as well, they may be pre-wiped with cleaning solutions prior to spraying.
Electrostatic spray is safe to use around sensitive surfaces, such as wood, upholstery and electronics, however the cleaning solutions should not be applied directly to these surfaces at a close range to avoid risking damage. Space occupants are also typically asked to store certain items prior to disinfection, such as paperwork and clothing.
Electrostatic disinfection reduces the amount of time it takes to completely disinfect surfaces by up to 50%, so it is an extremely effective method when compared to more traditional cleaning techniques. It is a better way to reach surfaces that are challenging to clean, gives a more even coating of chemical solutions to objects, promotes fast, cost-effective commercial cleaning and offers many other benefits to today’s businesses.