Antimicrobial Armor vs. Electrostatic Disinfection: What’s the Difference?

Commercial Cleaning Corporation is proud to announce our newest service, Antimicrobial Armor, in partnership with PRO-Techs, an industry leader in antimicrobial technology. We are looking forward to providing our clients with this advanced technology that is 99.9% effective and works 24/7 to create a barrier shield preventing the growth of germs and microorganisms.

Antimicrobial Armor, however, is not to be confused with electrostatic disinfection. The two serve different purposes, but ultimately work to achieve the same goal: to keep your facility safe and clean for its occupants.

In this blog post, we will talk about the differences between Antimicrobial Armor and electrostatic disinfection and which service is right for you.

How is Antimicrobial Armor Different from Electrostatic Disinfection?

First and foremost, Antimicrobial Armor is not a disinfectant. Instead, it contains an EPA-registered breakthrough surface protection coating technology that is 99.9% effective. It works by bonding to the surface due to its organo-silane base to prevent the growth of microorganisms and germs on both porous and non-porous surfaces.

Secondly, Antimicrobial Armor electrically kills the bacteria and viruses that cause influenza, listeria, gastroenteritis, salmonella, E.coli, staph infections, MRSA, C. difficile, and COVID-19. It then provides lasting protection for up to 90 days, depending on the amount of contact the surface gets and how abrasive that contact is.

Finally, Antimicrobial Armor is also water-based, non-toxic, non-polluting, non-leaching, non-flammable, non-allergenic, non-irritating, odorless, and colorless. It is safe for use around children and pets and is also EPA-registered for use on food contact surfaces.

As for electrostatic disinfection, it is a method that uses an electrostatic sprayer to apply disinfectants, mold preventatives, and sanitizers to 3D surfaces for a 360-degree complete clean. This method atomizes cleaning solutions to produce an electrically charged spray able to wrap around surfaces of all types for an even coating.

As a chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it is given a positive charge that is attracted to available negative surfaces. The spray attaches to unwanted negatively charged particles, which are then disinfected to kill any unwanted bacteria, viruses, mold, and spores once the liquid disinfectant completely dries.

Conventional products used in electrostatic sprays penetrate and kill living cells by poisoning the organism and disrupting a vital life process but have a limited duration of effectiveness. Antimicrobial Armor not only provides an effective initial microbial kill but also provides long-term control of growth on treated surfaces.1

Which Service Should I Get?

Ultimately, the service you should get will depend on what you would like to have done within your facility. If you need complete cleaning, disinfecting, and lasting protection, we recommend our Antimicrobial Armor which comes with the entire step-by-step process performed by one of our antimicrobial specialists.

However, if you are only interested in a disinfecting service or already have a cleaning routine, we recommend our electrostatic disinfection performed by our BSCAI COVID-19 disinfection certified technicians. It is a great tool to supplement your everyday cleaning routine

Both services can be utilized in a wide array of industries including corporate offices, medical and healthcare facilities, schools and universities, commercial kitchens, and clean rooms and research/development facilities.

If you would like to request more information on our Antimicrobial Armor or electrostatic disinfection service, please contact us by clicking here.


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