What Is Electrostatic Disinfection?

What Is Electrostatic Disinfection?

lincoln cleanersOur Lincoln cleaners help businesses maintain a safe environment for their staff, customers, and community with a method of cleaning known as electrostatic disinfection.

Our specialization is in risk reduction that will help businesses avoid costly downtime that comes from using inefficient and time-consuming forms of disinfection and providing peace of mind from COVID-19 and other transmissible pathogens.

We’ll go over everything you need to know about electrostatic disinfection. This includes:

  • What it is
  • Is it effective?
  • Benefits
  • Impact on COVID-19
  • Is it a good fit for you?

What It Is

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Electrostatic disinfection is done using a special sprayer that achieves the most possible disinfection coverage against COVID-19 or any other germs and viruses. 

We fill the sprayers with the disinfectant solution where the solution is combined with air. Then inside the nozzle, an electrode gives the solution an electric charge.

The disinfectant is charged when sprayed onto the surface being cleaned. This charge allows the disinfectant to bond with the negatively charged surface. 

A complete coat of disinfectant has now been formed and eliminates any pathogens that are on that surface.

In addition, when the molecules of the spray are positively charged, they repel each other. This helps the spray to cover more ground and completely cover the targeted area. It sticks to the surface because of the electric charge that draws them together.

As with Lincoln cleaning services, this technology is used in the automotive industry as well. It is a common way to paint cars because it is an efficient and cost-effective way to apply paint evenly—even when the vehicle has hard-to-reach angles.

Learn more about how electrostatic disinfection works here.

Is It Effective?

The short answer is yes. 

lincoln cleanersA high-quality disinfectant coming out of the sprayer is very effective and will reach places that wouldn’t get clean otherwise. The positive charge makes it strongly adhere to the surface so it gets a thorough coat. No other method of cleaning provides a coat on any surface that is as even or complete.

The sprayers that we use are much more efficient than any spray bottle or cleaning cloth that might be used as an alternative. This is due to the spray wrapping around and coating parts of the surface that no other method will get to. 

For example, a computer keyboard is full of tiny, hard-to-reach pieces that will be disinfected through electrostatic disinfection, but would be missed by any other method.

It also greatly reduces the chance of inefficiency caused by human error and less of the disinfectant ends up getting wasted—if you’re disinfecting with a spray bottle, you’re wasting a good portion of that disinfectant. The regular method of disinfection that is used by other Lincoln cleaning services lets a significant part of the spray fall short of the target area and go to waste.

The Benefits

There are several reasons why electrostatic disinfection is the best way for a business to prevent illness from running rampant through the workforce and disrupting business operations. 

Let’s take a look at the benefits.

General Disinfection Benefits

  • Reduced risk of liability for someone getting sick at your place of business.
  • Higher employee morale when they recognize that you are doing what you can to create a safe workplace.
  • Reduced chance of disruption to your business caused by illness.
  • Greater trust from customers and clients who see you are invested in their well-being.

Electrostatic Disinfection Benefits

  • Control and prevention of COVID-19 and other viruses from spreading.
  • Electrostatic spraying allows us to cover more surface area in a fraction of the time that traditional methods would require. 
  • The electrostatic charge applied to the droplets cause them to seek out the nearest surface that another drop isn’t already at. The end result of this is more complete coverage while using a fraction of the disinfectant you would normally need.
  • Complete disinfection of places that are difficult or impossible to reach with other cleaning methods
  • An even layer of disinfectant that will dry with no wiping so surfaces are disinfected without being touched

Does It Work Against COVID-19?

lincoln cleanersDoor handles, computer keyboards, and everything else in your office is susceptible to the buildup of bacteria.  Our Lincoln cleaners specialize in risk reduction with the purpose to provide peace of mind from COVID-19 and any other transmissible pathogens. 

The combination of this disinfection method and the disinfectant that we use stops COVID-19 and other viruses in their tracks. 

We use HOCL, an EPA List N registered disinfectant that is approved for numerous uses from hospital disinfection to water sanitization following hurricanes. It has been shown to inactivate a variety of viruses including coronaviruses in less than 1 minute. And we can quickly cover heavy-traffic areas to keep your operation running smoothly. 

Our handheld sprayer coats up to 2,800 square feet on a single tank of fluid. Combined with our patented electrostatic charge, this allows you to apply an even coating on all surfaces. Our backpack sprayer coats up to 23,000 square feet on a single tank of fluid. Combined with our patented electrostatic charge, this allows you to apply an even coating on all surfaces.

Can We Prove The Effectiveness Of Our Disinfection Service?

Absolutely. Here’s how. 

lincoln cleanersWe swab surfaces pre and post disinfection to measure the ATP residue on surfaces. Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP, is the energy molecule that is found in all living things. So it is a perfect indicator when trying to determine if a surface is clean or not. 

We use ATP systems to rapidly verify surfaces have been cleaned thoroughly in food manufacturing and healthcare applications, and to ensure that biofilms are not developing on the surface that could affect quality.

With an ATP hygiene monitoring system, (or sometimes referred to as an ATP sanitation monitoring system), ATP is brought into contact with Hygiena’s unique liquid-stable reagent in the test device. Light is then emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present in the sample, providing information on the level of contamination in seconds.

A Good Fit For You?

When it comes to Lincoln cleaning services, this method is not only a great option for any business, but it is the best option too. Whether you’ve got high-traffic areas, frequently touched and shared equipment, or a lot of area to cover, electrostatic disinfection works for any business. Here are a few examples of business that we’re working with.

  • Medical offices,
  • Publicly traded laboratories,
  • Country club associations,
  • Non-profits,
  • Restaurants, and
  • Early education facilities. 

We can offer peace of mind to any industry.

The Right Choice

A lot can be done to keep your business from disruption caused by illness. Employee education, proper social distancing, and a commitment to cleaning and disinfection is a great place to start. 

That commitment should include the most complete and efficient form of cleaning—electrostatic disinfection. 

Contact us today to learn more or schedule your service. We are available for on-demand visits and offer three tiers of protection to meet your needs.

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