The Basics of Electrostatic Disinfection

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    The Basics of Electrostatic Disinfection

    When cleaning objects and surfaces, most people tend to use traditional wet and dry dusting. Although these cleaning methods are tested and proven, they can be less effective in eliminating stubborn bacteria and viruses. So, what’s the most effective technique to disinfect your space? Two simple words; Electrostatic disinfection.

    What is Electrostatic Disinfection?

    The method utilizes a unique sprayer to reach all areas you intend to disinfect. You put the disinfectant solution in the electrostatic sprayer, which works by charging the liquid through the nozzle.

    Since the disinfectant is positively charged, it’ll combine with every negatively charged area. The process forms a more complete and even cover of disinfectant that coats the surface, killing all pathogens colonizing the space.

    All molecules in the disinfectant are positively charged, so they’ll repel each other, helping the disinfectant to spread out on the surface being treated. As the surface is negatively charged, the disinfectant molecules will effectively adhere to the surface, thus enhancing the dwell time.

    For example, the electrostatic spray technique is used in car painting. It ensures that the paint spreads evenly, even in areas that are hard to reach.

    The technology is very effective in disinfecting surfaces that are hard to reach and objects with awkward shapes. All you need to do is point and spray. Once it’s charged through the nozzle, the disinfectant’s mist nature allows it to cover surfaces evenly and fully coat objects.

    Electrostatic sprayers are more effective than a cloth or spray bottle if done by a professional. The coverage they offer has reduced the risk of human error compared to other methods.

    How Effective is Electrostatic Disinfection?

    Disinfecting using an electrostatic sprayer is highly effective and recommended nowadays. You only need to use a quality disinfectant that is EPA or CDC approved to avoid exposing yourself and other occupants to dangerous chemicals.

    Electrostatic sprayers can also shoot disinfectant fluid in hard-to-reach areas. This way, you’re able to reach bacterial colonies, which might be hiding in the joints of furniture or walls.

    Did you know that electrostatic disinfection can save you time and money? Considering the efficacy, you don’t need a large amount of disinfecting liquid compared to other methods such as spray bottles.

    Note that disinfection isn’t always an effective technique if done alone. Combining cleaning and disinfecting together is the best thing to do to ensure that an environment is safe from dirt and germs. Disinfection of an unclean area by itself might not be effective in removing dirt, and bacteria and viruses may hide within the debris.

    Advantages of Electrostatic Disinfection Over Other Techniques

    Electrostatic disinfection makes cleaning processes smoother, safer, and more comprehensive. Below are some benefits of this method:

    • Less time is needed for disinfection even when dealing with large areas.
    • Hard to reach places such as cracks and joints can be thoroughly disinfected.
    • It’s a perfect technique for controlling the spread of viruses and bacteria such as COVID-19, influenza, MRSA, and many others.
    • Easy to control where the spray goes, thus reducing wastage of the disinfectant.
    • The disinfected surface dries quickly without the need of wiping extra fluid off.
    • Cultivates trust among employees, customers, and all occupants of your space who see your efforts in keeping them safe.

    Proper disinfection can help get you great results, which the electrostatic disinfection method allows you to achieve. In some cases, you may need to hire a professional company to disinfect your space. Safe Spray uses EPA-approved solutions and has outstanding expertise in the field of electrostatic disinfection. Call us today at (855) 777-2987 and keep your space free of disease-causing pathogens.

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