When it comes to cleaning high-touch surfaces and objects, traditional dry and wet dusting are typically the first methods that come to mind. While these cleaning techniques are tried and true, they can also assist in the spread of bacteria, germs, and viruses. Dry dusting kicks up resting particles and redistributes them into the air and onto other surfaces while wet dusting can involve harmful cleaning chemicals and limit your reach in certain areas. For high traffic and germ prone areas, there’s a more effective sanitizing and disinfecting solution: electrostatic spray.
What Is Electrostatic Disinfection?
Electrostatic spraying is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist containing a non-toxic disinfecting solution onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. The spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to all surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at.
For odd-shaped objects and hard to reach places, a simple point and spray will cover the entire area. The nature of the mist allows it to coat surfaces evenly, and cover the area entirely; even if the mist is only sprayed from one side. Once the spray has been applied, the disinfecting and sanitizing agent works to disinfect the covered surfaces. For this reason, electrostatic spray is the preferred 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 any type of surface 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, completely covering the area including undersides and backsides and nicks and crannies, with the non-toxic disinfecting agent. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray to other areas, making the method extremely efficient.
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For more information on electrostatic disinfection, we encourage you to read our Covid-19 Cleaning article.