When you look at all the efforts businesses are applying to cleaning their indoor spaces, it is no surprise that electrostatic disinfectant office cleaning is popular. It has the advantages of efficiency, coverage, and efficacy. That is why electrostatic sprayers are an important consideration if you have a workspace that seems impossible to disinfect.
What is an Electrostatic Disinfectant?
An electrostatic sprayer is a machine that charges liquid disinfectant before it leaves the machine. It most often positively charges the liquid, but in some cases, a negative charge can also be used.
The reason the disinfectant is charged is because opposites attract. We’re talking chemistry here, folks. Throughout the day, static electricity causes plastic and other materials to collect extra electrons. Electrons have a negative charge, so the item becomes negatively charged. A negative charge will only be attracted to a positive charge. Likewise, similar charges will repel each other.
When positively charged, EPA-registered disinfectants are sprayed on surfaces, the individual particles repel each other and latch onto the negatively charged surfaces. The spray is able to get into places your disinfectant couldn’t normally reach.
Why Choose an Electrostatic Disinfectant?
The first reason to choose an electrostatic disinfectant is that it is easy to apply. You basically walk around spraying everything casually, and the disinfectant clings to surfaces that need to be cleaned. Many of the quality disinfectants available will eliminate viruses, mold, bacteria, mildew, allergens, and odors.
Offices are a perfect place to use electrostatic disinfectants because there are so many small spaces that aren’t covered by typical disinfectant use. Seat cushions, the gaps in keyboards, cubicle walls, and the depths of the carpet are disinfected with very little effort.
The ease and efficacy of electrostatic disinfectants hasn’t gone unnoticed by large industries that thrive on efficiency. Both airlines and schools are now commonly using electrostatic disinfectants in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caution: It Doesn’t Last
The only negative aspect of electrostatic disinfectant office cleaning is that it doesn’t last. There are some applications of other sprays that actually resist microbes after being sprayed, but electrostatic disinfectant is not one of them. Still, most companies who invest in the longer-term solutions are still doing at least daily electrostatic disinfectant applications.
Electrostatic Disinfectant is Worth It
All sorts of offices and businesses in general are throwing an arsenal of cleaning solutions at their disinfection efforts. Electrostatic disinfectant application removes the need for many of these time-consuming measures. It’s easy, and it’s effective. It may not work as a prevention effort, but its ability to penetrate every nook and cranny is well worth it.
If you need an electrostatic disinfectant service or other Covid-19 cleaning for large commercial spaces give IMS a call today at 630.377.7103.