Why use Electrostatic Disinfection instead of just a traditional spray and wipe cleaning?
When it comes to cleaning surfaces and objects, traditional wet-wipe cleaning with a rag and chemical tends to be the first disinfecting method that comes to mind. While this cleaning technique is appropriate for daily, end of day cleaning practices, it does not keep a facility disinfected beyond the moment it is performed. Electrostatic spraying not only provides the immediate disinfection, but also provides a barrier for up to a month.
What Is Electrostatic Disinfection?
Electrostatic spray disinfecting is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at. This process allows the disinfectant to bond to a surface to kill any bacteria, virus, pathogen, allergen, mold or mildew on contact and provide that needed barrier against future contamination.
How Exactly Does Electrostatic Disinfection Work?
Electrostatic spray is electrically charged, allowing the disinfectant to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a more complete disinfection. Our Electrostatic sprayers use a specialized, hospital grade disinfectant called Vital Oxide that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. As the chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it’s given a positive electrical charge. The spray contains these positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. The droplets become attracted to all negative surfaces, covering the visible areas, underside and backside, with the disinfecting agent. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray, making the method extremely efficient.
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 disinfecting agent works to disinfect the covered surfaces. For this reason, electrostatic spray is an excellent solution for germ and contaminant ridden areas.
Is Electrostatic Spray Disinfection Right For My Business?
If your building contains rooms or areas that are sensitive to bacteria, viruses, pathogens, allergens, mold and mildew and you are trying to prevent the spread of these among your staff and/or patrons, then yes, electrostatic spray disinfecting is the best option for disinfecting all the surfaces and equipment in your facility. 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 with Vital Oxide include:
Ability to disinfect more of a surface area than conventional wet-wipe cleaning.
Improves infection control and the spread of viruses such as influenza, MRSA, HIV and many others
Provides a protective barrier on all surfaces it touches for 72 hours to 30 days.
Prevents costly financial burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections
For desktops, floors and walls that need to be absolutely disinfected, electrostatic spray disinfecting 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 disinfect and provide a barrier.