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 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, 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 clean. 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 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 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.
In addition to disinfection services, we can provide a long lasting coating that will inhibit and block pathogens for up to 90 days by using Tile Shield™.
Tile Shield™ is an EPA registered, water-based, antimicrobial technology that provides persistent and continuous protection. Tile Shield™ is a preservative antimicrobial coating that can be applied to both porous and non-porous surfaces to inhibit the growth of odor causing, and stain causing bacteria.
HOW IT WORKS
When applied to a surface or incorporated into a material, Tile Shield™ forms a covalent bond with the substrate and creates a microbiostatic antimicrobial coating. The coating forms a nano-bed shield of spikes (self assembling monolayer), each of which carry a positive charge that attracts the negatively charged bacteria. Once attracted, the molecular spikes pierce the cell and rupture its cell membrane, causing that bacterial microorganism to die.
Obtain total coverage of surfaces without causing puddling of material.
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