What is Electrostatic Disinfecting?
To understand the benefits of electrostatic disinfecting, property managers must know how it works. While it looks like other commercial disinfectant sprayer applications, it is truly different.
Unlike traditional sprayers and fogging machines, electrostatic sprayers positively or negatively charge cleaning solutions during the application process. As a result, the charged cleaning solution seeks out and clings to surfaces with an opposite or neutral charge.
This technology causes the cleaning solution to evenly distribute itself over a surface creating a uniform coating. Since the cleaning solution is charged, once it clings to a surface the next droplet of solution seeks out a dry area. This makes it extremely efficient for cleaning commercial buildings.
Benefits of Electrostatic Disinfecting
Compared to traditional disinfecting techniques, electrostatic disinfecting is superior in terms of efficiency and costs. It costs less to disinfect a building using electrostatic equipment and leaves the building cleaner.
According to E-mist, one cleaner using their EM360 Cordless Roller Cart can disinfect up to 54,000 sq. ft. in one hour using 1 gallon of cleaning solution. Traditional spray and wipe techniques would require 17 cleaners and 39 gallons of cleaning solution to clean the same space in one hour. This radical increase in efficiency drives significant labor and material savings.
At the same time, the science behind electrostatic disinfecting makes it a superior cleaning technique. It does a better job disinfecting surfaces than traditional methods. Additionally, electrostatic disinfecting reaches areas that hard or impossible to access with traditional applications. Not only does it cost less, it leaves the building cleaner.
Lastly, electrostatic disinfecting provides peace of mind. When people return to movie theaters, restaurants, and office buildings, telling them it has been cleaned using state of the art technology and EPA approved disinfectants will make them feel safer.
What Properties Benefit from Electrostatic Disinfecting?
In the past, properties with higher risks for infectious disease outbreaks and mold contamination were the primary users of electrostatic disinfecting. This commonly included healthcare facilities, colleges and schools. Commercial facilities with clean rooms or research and development labs would also use electrostatic disinfecting.
Now that property managers need ways to combat the CoronaVirus pandemic, electrostatic disinfecting applications are widespread. In fact, any and all properties can take advantage of the benefits of electrostatic disinfecting. This especially true for properties with high rates of human interaction and foot traffic, including:
- Hotels, Restaurants & Casinos
- Apartments & Condominiums
- Office Buildings
- Shopping Malls & Retail Stores
- Movie Theaters & Sports Arenas
Anywhere that people congregate in large numbers can benefit from electrostatic disinfecting. This is especially true if people are in close quarters or contact, like sitting in a movie theater or playing cards at a table in a casino.
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