We are living in a time where we are more aware than ever of germs, viruses, and bacteria. As a society, we have ramped up our efforts to practice better hygiene and disinfect our environment more frequently. Your commercial janitorial service may be doing more regular cleaning as well as disinfecting, and paying more attention to high-touch areas. However, if they are not using an electrostatic sprayer, they may not be stopping the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses as effectively as they could be.
Electrostatic spraying is a technique that has been around for years. It was commonly used in the auto industry to apply layers of paint that were electrostatically charged and dispersed. This charged layer of paint formed a tight bond with an automobile’s body for long-lasting protection. Today, it is common to use an electrostatic sprayer along with EPA-registered disinfectants to help fight COVID-19 (coronavirus).
How Do Electrostatic Sprayers Disinfect?
OpenWorks nationwide network of elite service providers use electrostatic sprayers to disinfect surfaces to help prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, or germs.
An electrostatic sprayer applies a positive charge to disinfecting chemicals in the spray and then atomizes it to create a fine mist. When the mist passes through the nozzle, it is attracted to negatively charged surfaces. Just about every surface – doors, walls, desks, cabinets, and equipment – exhibit a negative or neutral charge. The positively charged particles are attracted to negative and neutral surfaces and form a powerful, lasting bond. The positively charged particles also repel each other so when they are sprayed, they spread out and wrap around surfaces for even distribution.
A commercial janitorial service that uses an electrostatic sprayer can be effective in stopping the spread of harmful infections, such as flu and coronavirus, that regular cleaning does not cover. It works quickly, too. The bond is instant, and the disinfectant takes between one and five minutes to kill 99.99% of all pathogens.
Electrostatic Sprayer: A More Effective Delivery Device for Disinfection
Electrostatic spraying is simply more effective than using sprays or wipes. Using cloths can miss important parts of surfaces and may even cross-contaminate hands, equipment, or other surfaces. However, the electrostatic mist gets into hard-to-reach places, such as alongside or underneath desks, and coats surfaces.
EPA studies reveal that electrostatic spraying methods are more efficient, reduce waste, and deliver a more uniform distribution over uneven surfaces. This is why facilities that have serious concerns about viruses, bacteria, and germs – hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes, for example –choose to add an extra layer of protection with electrostatic spraying of disinfectants according to CDC guidelines.
The process has been proven as so effective in reducing the potential of infection and contamination that the Interagency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response recommends electrostatic spraying to disinfect PPEs for first responders.
Fighting COVID-19 with Electrostatic Spraying
The CDC recommends a thorough cleaning of facilities to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 as a baseline, and also recommends a separate disinfection process. This includes cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, handles, countertops, light switches, elevator buttons, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Using an electrostatic sprayer significantly shortens the time it takes to disinfect a facility by as much as half and reduces chemical exposure that could cause problems for employees, guests, and customers. Since the electrically charged mist bonds rapidly on surfaces, it virtually eliminates chemicals lingering in the air.
Finding Electrostatic Disinfection Services
Not all commercial janitorial service providers offer electrostatic spraying. The equipment is expensive, and training is necessary for operators to understand best use practices. Therefore, many choose not to spend the money or take the time to certify their personnel.
If your commercial janitorial service does not use electrostatic spraying for disinfecting, it may be time to talk to OpenWorks. OpenWorks’ elite network of service providers delivers commercial janitorial services and custom cleaning solutions for offices, industrial facilities, healthcare facilities, educational institutions and more. They are trained on how to use the latest electrostatic spraying systems to provide complete 360-degree disinfection coverage.
OpenWorks commercial janitorial service providers work hard to create a cleaner, safer, healthier, and more productive facility for employees, customers, and visitors. That is why OpenWorks has a 98% customer retention rate that is significantly higher than the industry average of just 45%.
They can deploy electrostatic disinfection services to prevent the spread of harmful infections such as flu and coronavirus while following all CDC, EPA, and OSHA guidelines. Contact OpenWorks today for an estimate for total facilities management, commercial janitorial services or electrostatic spraying for your facility.