Electrostatic spraying has been used in the agricultural and automobile industries for decades. After years of using electrostatic spraying to target crops with pesticides and evenly paint cars, the technology has transitioned into the cleaning space to improve disinfection.
Although it may sound fancy, electrostatic disinfection is easy to understand. It is a process that quickly and evenly coats a surface with a disinfecting solution. The electrostatic applicator gives a negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it exits the nozzle, allowing the solution to stick to a targeted surface with 360-degree coverage.
Reasons to Adopt Electrostatic Disinfection
Many companies have developed new technology to improve electrostatic spraying's applications in cleaning. We've recently had the pleasure of testing the Eva Clean's cordless Protexus Electrostatic Spraying System. We've come to find that the practical uses and benefits of electrostatic disinfection are endless.
1. It is faster than traditional methods.
Going across every surface with a microfiber towel is way more time consuming than running a light spray of disinfectant over a surface. Electrostatic disinfection is so quick that it has the potential to dramatically cut down labor time and costs. With the right technology and chemicals there should be very minimal residue with a quick dry time.
2. It prevents the spread of common viruses and HAIs.
Infection is spread when details are overlooked. You may do your best to thoroughly clean all surfaces, but it's easy to miss a surface that you thought someone else cleaned. An area that would traditionally require five people to disinfect only requires one person with the Eva Clean system.
Another common issue we see when we go on walks with prospective customers is that they aren't sanitizing the right areas. For example, we've seen someone "disinfect" a patient chair at a dialysis center without cleaning the under part of chair arms. Patient after patient are putting their hands in the same exact place, yet it consistently overlooked. Electrostatic disinfection removes this worry because it provides 360-degree coverage and is easy to use in tight spaces.
3. Touchless application reduces cross contamination.
When you wipe down one surface with a microfiber towel there is the potential that you can transfer those microbes to another surface. Using color coded microfiber towels can help prevent cross contamination, but there is no guarantee. When disinfection is touchless, you reduce the potential of transfer completely.
With continuous use of the Eva Clean system we hope to see major improvements at the facilities we service. We'll be back with another blog post to give you an update!