When it comes to sanitizing and disinfecting commercial and residential spaces, traditional spray and wipe methods are first to come to mind. Although effective in killing viruses, they often simply spread the germs around and don’t sit long enough to be effective. Other methods such as wet misting are better, but tend to avoid small, hard to reach areas. When dealing with more sensitive areas, such as hospitals, elder care facilities, schools, and gyms, there is a need for more specialized sanitizing: electrostatic spraying.
What is Electrostatic Spraying?
Electrostatic spray surface disinfecting 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, our 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 disinfection. As the chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it’s given a positive electrical charge. The droplets then become attracted to all negative surfaces – such as tables, chairs, bathroom fixtures, etc., covering the visible area, underside and backside, with the sanitizing agent. Surfaces that are already covered with droplets will repel and further disperse the spray, making the method extremely efficient.
Is Electrostatic Spray Disinfection Right For My Facility?
If your facility contains rooms or areas that are sensitive to grime and germs, such as waiting rooms, offices, meeting spaces, common areas, public bathrooms, and lunchrooms, then yes, electrostatic spray disinfecting is the best option for disinfecting 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.
Source - Covering All Angles, Sanitary Maintenance 2018