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What is Electrostatic Disinfection?

Due to an increased focus on cleaning and disinfecting, electrostatic sprayers have become a popular way to effectively disinfectant large surface areas. Traditional methods for cleaning surfaces and objects are time-consuming and often just spread dirt and germs around. Electrostatic disinfection can help manage cross-contamination better, especially in large indoor spaces such as schools, offices, businesses, etc.

How Do Electrostatic Sprayers Work?

Electrostatic disinfecting is a quick and easy way to evenly coat a surface with a disinfecting solution. Electrostatic sprayers apply a positive charge to liquid disinfectants as they pass through the applicator nozzle. The positively charged disinfectant droplets are then attracted to negatively charged surfaces, which allows for efficient and accurate coating of hard nonporous surfaces.

Germs and bacteria spread on hard to reach areas fast. Conventional spray disinfecting methods often overlook these areas and it’s virtually impossible to disinfect every inch of a room by hand. With an electrostatic sprayer, you can disinfect 10,000+ sq. feet of an area with a single solution tank. Another huge benefit is with the droplets being electrically charged, they actively seek out surfaces, allowing them to stick to and wrap around all sides of an object. This makes completely disinfecting a wheelchair in a hospital or a desk in a school a task that just takes seconds.

What Chemicals Are Used With an Electrostatic Sprayer?

BruTab 6S disinfectant sanitizer tablets are easy to use and more conducive for widespread applications with shorter dwell time. EvaClean PurTabs are another tablet-based solution option. Depending on the size of the tablet you use, the mixture ration and dwell times will be different.

For a concentrated disinfectant option, we recommend Pioneer Eclipse Nova disinfectant. It can be diluted out but requires 10 minutes of dwell time to be effective against viruses similar to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

When using any product, always follow the directions and safety information on the labels. Also, follow the directions and safety information that accompanies the electrostatic sprayer for proper solution use.

Is an Electrostatic Spraying System Right for You?

Electrostatic spray disinfection could be the right solution for you if you have rooms and surfaces that need to be completely disinfected, hard to reach cleaning areas or facilities that are sensitive to germs and bacteria. It's the best method to eliminate germs and viruses that can easily spread.

The main benefits are:

• Reduces the time it takes to disinfect all surfaces by at least 50%

• Prevents cross-contamination and helps to control the spread of viruses such as influenza, MSRA, COVID-19, and others

• Prevents overuse of disinfectants by applying solutions more efficiently and evenly

Types of facilities that can benefit from electrostatic disinfection:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Residential homes and apartments
  • Casinos, theaters, and event centers
  • Offices
  • Retail stores and malls
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Hospitals, assisted living facilities, and clinics
  • Schools and daycares
  • Hotels
  • Buses, trains, and transit systems

If you’re interested in learning more about electrostatic equipment technology, contact our cleaning specialists for more information. You can also browse the selection of electrostatic disinfecting sprayers we carry.

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