How Electrostatic Spraying Systems Work

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, facility managers and business leaders have been doing everything they can to keep their workplace clean and healthy for employees, customers, and guests.

Electrostatic spraying systems are a new weapon in the battle to stop the spread of germs and keep facilities cleaner and healthier. In addition to commercial office cleaning or deep cleaning, many businesses are turning to electrostatic spraying systems as an additional layer of protection and disinfection.

Here are some of the questions you may have:

  • How do electrostatic spraying systems work?
  • Are electrostatic spraying systems effective against viruses, bacteria, and germs?
  • Are electrostatic spraying services right for my facility?

How Do Electrostatic Spraying Systems Work?

Electrostatic spraying systems are used as part of disinfection services provided by commercial office cleaning companies such as OpenWorks.

Using a specialized sprayer, technicians use EPA-approved disinfectants to coat surfaces that may contain bacteria, viruses, or germs. The device atomizes the disinfectant and provides a positive electric charge. When the mist is dispensed, it is attracted to negatively charged surfaces such as walls, floors, desks and equipment.

If you have ever played with magnets, you know how opposite poles attract. You also know how two north magnetic poles repel each other. An electrostatic spraying system works in a similar matter. The positively charged disinfectant spray bonds with the negatively charged surface. Droplets cling to surfaces with even distribution and the charged particles cling to surfaces and coat everything. The positive-charged mist and negatively charged objects attract each other and the positively charged droplets repel each other. This enables them to wrap around and envelop objects, and to get under and around hard-to-reach areas.

No matter how diligent you are at cleaning, you are not going to get to every surface. Even if you could, it would take a long time. Electrostatic spraying systems reach these places more efficiently, more quickly and less expensively. It takes less than half the time compared to conventional commercial office cleaning methods and uses significantly fewer chemicals than other disinfecting methods.

Electrostatic Spraying Systems:  Effective Against Viruses, Bacteria, and Germs

When done by commercial office cleaning technicians, electrostatic spraying can be effective in stopping the spread of harmful infections, like flu and coronavirus, that regular cleaning does not cover. It has a highly efficient delivery method. The charged particles bond instantly and the disinfectant kills 99.99% of all pathogens within 1-5 minutes.

This is the same process that major companies are using for disinfection. Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta all use electrostatic spraying to disinfect airplane cabins. Southwest Airlines is a big proponent because it says the droplets created by electrostatic spraying systems cling to surfaces with a force that’s 75 times stronger than the pull of Earth’s gravity. Airports are using electrostatic spraying systems in their terminals, and hospitals, healthcare facilities, senior care centers, and universities now use electrostatic spraying.

Electrostatic spraying systems are also being deployed for rapid infection control in case of outbreaks because they have been proven to deliver results up to 3 times greater than conventional disinfection and sanitation processes.

Is Electrostatic Spraying Right for My Facility?

Your commercial office cleaning service should perform regular cleaning and disinfecting, including disinfection of high-touch areas, utilizing EPA-registered disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

However, if you want to provide the highest level of protection against the spread of bacteria, viruses, and germs, you should consider electrostatic spraying. Commercial office cleaning professionals who are trained in the use of the latest 360-degree electrostatic sprayer technology can sterilize and disinfect high-touch surfaces to prevent the spread of harmful infections like flu and coronavirus.

Finding Electrostatic Disinfection Services

The OpenWorks elite network of service providers are trained in the use of the latest electrostatic spraying systems to provide a complete 360-degree disinfection coverage. OpenWorks’ network of fully-vetted commercial cleaning providers deploys electrostatic disinfection services to prevent the spread of harmful infections such as flu and coronavirus, and follow all CDC, EPA, and OSHA guidelines.

OpenWorks providers take a proactive approach to commercial office cleaning and total facilities management to create a cleaner, safer, healthier, and more productive facility for employees, customers, and visitors. The attention to detail is always evident, and every clean is customized to the customer’s standards.

Contact OpenWorks today for an estimate to put electrostatic spraying systems to work in your facility.