How Electrostatic Disinfecting Works

How Electrostatic Disinfecting Works

Electrostatic Disinfecting

The most interesting thing about electrostatic disinfecting is right in the name—electrostatic

This form of cleaning kills germs more efficiently than spray-on products like Lysol because it uses electrostatic forces to do so. 

The liquid disinfectant in the cleaner is shot through the sprayer nozzle and as it does so, an electrode gives the liquid droplets a positive charge. This means 2 things:

  1. As the positively charged droplets naturally repel each other, the liquid spray used in electrostatic disinfecting naturally spreads out and covers more surface area.
  2. The positively charged droplets naturally seek out negatively charged surfaces.

With these 2 factors combined, the liquid disinfectant has a “wrapping-around” effect so that it covers the entire surface of what’s being sprayed.

Whether it’s a desk, chair, weight set, or anything else, it’s going to wrap around the object and disinfect the entire surface—including those hard-to-reach areas that typically go without being disinfected for days, weeks, sometimes even years.

The Role Of Electrostatic Charge In Electrostatic Disinfecting

Electrostatic Disinfecting

Electrostatic sprayers can be designed to give disinfectant droplets a negative charge and the effect of the droplets naturally repelling each other would be the same.

However, most electrostatic sprayers give droplets positive charges because most surfaces are negatively charged. As a matter of fact, the entire earth’s surface has a negative charge, but that’s a topic for a different (and much longer) blog post.

So, in the same way that negatively charged electrons are naturally drawn to the positively charged nucleus of an atom, the liquid disinfectant in electrostatic sprayers is naturally drawn to most surfaces—it repels itself while simultaneously being drawn to the surface of an object, offering more surface coverage and more efficient, thorough cleaning.

Thorough Cleaning For Hard-To-Reach Spaces & Awkwardly Shaped Objects

Due to the nature of the disinfectant mist used in electrostatic disinfecting, objects are completely enveloped by the liquid disinfectant no matter what angle they are sprayed from.

Objects and surfaces can be sprayed down and the solution rests long enough to neutralize or destroy bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. This not only disinfects a surface as it is applied, but with consistent electrostatic disinfecting, also prevents mold build up.

How To Know If Electrostatic Disinfecting Is Right For Your Business

Electrostatic Disinfecting

Consider all of the different objects in your business as well as the rooms that are sensitive to grime and germs. 

Is your business used daily? Do you own a gym or similar establishment that is open 24/7 on the weekdays, giving you a limited timeframe for effective cleaning?

Do you need fast cleaning services that are also effective and prevent illness and worker absenteeism?

These are the kinds of commercial establishments that would benefit the most from this kind of service.

Also, consider how valuable this would be as a form of disinfecting for school—K-9 classrooms specifically are notorious places for germs to gather and accumulate, and with consistent electrostatic disinfecting services, both students and staff can be guaranteed a clean learning environment.

The Effectiveness Of Electrostatic Disinfecting Can Be Proven

Our method of proving the effectiveness of our services relies on ATP testing.

ATP—or, Adenosine Triphosphate—is a molecule of energy found in all living things, including bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that cleaning services are meant to neutralize or destroy.

We can measure a surface prior to spraying it with an electrostatic sprayer and note the amount of ATP. After we’ve sprayed it down and given the solution enough time to dwell on the surface to neutralize or destroy what’s on it, we can take another measurement.

The elimination of ATP that we see afterward is proof that our disinfecting methods have worked.

We do this using Luminometers, devices that use bioluminescence as a unit of measurement. Our ATP bioluminescent meters are linear, meaning we don’t run into the problems that come with measurements that vary from system to system—simply put, the more light we see (in the form of Relative Light Units), the more ATP there is on a surface.

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We’d be happy to speak with you about your business and how we can give you peace of mind knowing it is a sanitary environment for you, your staff, and your customers.

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