How does electrostatic spray work?
Electrostatic spray gives objects
an even, 360-degree coating made possible by the negative charge of the sprayed
solution as it exits the tool’s nozzle and the positive charge of the surfaces
it reaches. It effectively atomizes cleaning solutions in this way, using
electrostatics to attach to and wrap around harmful microorganisms and remove
them from surfaces, including those that are difficult to reach.
What are the benefits of electrostatic disinfection?
Electrostatic disinfection saves
time, energy and costs across the board by presenting a more efficient
alternative to traditional cleaning techniques and cleaning solution
applications. For desktops, floors and walls that need to be spotless,
electrostatic spray cleaning is the best option. The same goes for equipment
and hard-to-reach places; if a piece of equipment is heavily trafficked,
electrostatic spray cleaning can completely remove germs and dirt.
- Aids infection control and helps prevent the
spread of viruses like influenza, coronavirus, MRSA and HIV
- Applies chemicals to surfaces in a controlled
manner to eliminate overuse, reduce the amount of chemicals used and reduce
the amount of waste produced
- Protects companies against costly financial
burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections and reduces costs
associated with purchasing chemical solutions and supporting long-term cleaning
- Serves as a defense from cross-contamination and
moving germs and bacteria from one surface to another
- Reduces the time it takes to disinfect surfaces
by 50% compared to traditional cleaning methods
Where can electrostatic disinfection be used?
You can use electrostatic
disinfection cleaning methods on many surfaces and in many facility types. This
cleaning technique is safe to use in offices, schools, medical facilities,
commercial kitchens, and countless other spaces that require a more complete
What are the benefits of continued use?
Electrostatic cleaning kills germs,
bacteria and viruses from surfaces and lasts for a while. However, it won’t continuously
prevent covered surfaces from becoming re-infected. Some institutions that see
higher traffic and use, such as hospitals and schools, will benefit more from
continued or regular use of electrostatic disinfection.
More About Electrostatic Disinfection
Is electrostatic disinfection safe?
Yes, electrostatic disinfection and
the sprays used in electrostatic cleaning tools are extremely safe for tool
operators, people present during cleaning, and people occupying the space after
cleaning. Cleaning companies using this method will typically ask that you wait
one to two hours after a space has finished receiving treatment before entering
the area. However, once the application process is complete and dry, the space
is safe for both people and animals. Masks and PPE are not required.
Is electrostatic disinfection environmentally friendly?
Yes, electrostatic disinfection is
environmentally friendly, however this largely depends on the chemical
solutions that are used to fill the disinfection tools. The electrostatic
process can be performed with many different types of disinfectants, including
green cleaning products. Commercial Cleaning Corporation uses only
environmentally friendly products in its cleaning procedures, and you should make
sure to read all information and warnings for the solution you select. Electrostatic
disinfection technology is also considered an eco-friendly method because it
sprays up to 65% less chemicals per square foot.
How quickly does electrostatic disinfection work?
Electrostatic disinfectants begin
to work immediately when sprayed and the surfaces should remain wet with
applied solutions for at least two minutes to allow the appropriate dwell time.
Typically, chemicals are applied while spaces are vacant. Commercial Cleaning
Corporation asks that occupants of the space wait a minimum of two hours after
application before reentering the space.
How much time does electrostatic disinfection take?
The amount of time required to
perform electrostatic disinfection services is highly dependent on the size of
the area to be cleaned. It’s important to follow application instructions in
order to allow the solutions to work effectively, and the length of time needed
for application will depend on the size of the room and type of facility—for
example, an open warehouse will require less time than a typical office with
furniture and electronic equipment. If there is a certain level of dirt on
surfaces as well, they may be pre-wiped with cleaning solutions prior to
Does electrostatic spray damage any sensitive surfaces?
Electrostatic spray is safe to use
around sensitive surfaces, such as wood, upholstery and electronics, however
the cleaning solutions should not be applied directly to these surfaces at a
close range to avoid risking damage. Space occupants are also typically asked
to store certain items prior to disinfection, such as paperwork and clothing.
Is electrostatic disinfection more effective than other cleaning methods?
Electrostatic disinfection reduces
the amount of time it takes to completely disinfect surfaces by up to 50%, so
it is an extremely effective method when compared to more traditional cleaning
techniques. It is a better way to reach surfaces that are challenging to clean,
gives a more even coating of chemical solutions to objects, promotes fast,
cost-effective commercial cleaning and offers many other benefits to today’s
businesses. Other cleaning methods, such as fogging systems, misters and manual
sprayers take a more passive approach to applying cleaning solutions, which
often leads to uneven chemical coverage. They are more likely to leave behind
unwanted particles and microorganisms and take longer to manually apply.
Electrostatic Disinfection at Your Facility
Is electrostatic disinfection right for my facility?
Electrostatic disinfection is used
at countless types of facilities and is most beneficial to those that see
regular high traffic, contain hard-to-reach objects that need cleaning, have
increased exposure to harmful microorganisms or experience or suspect an
outbreak of an infectious disease. It is also effective in spaces where mold
has been spotted. Some spaces that use electrostatic cleaning include corporate
buildings, medical and healthcare facilities, K-12 schools and university
campuses, commercial kitchens, houses of worship, clean rooms and R&D
How much do electrostatic disinfection services cost?
Producing a quote for electrostatic
disinfection is highly dependent on the location and size of the space to be
cleaned, the number and size of objects in the space itself and the frequency
of services administered. An in-person evaluation is required to provide a
How do businesses prepare for electrostatic disinfection?
Businesses receiving electrostatic
disinfection services can prepare their space for cleaning by storing items
that do not need to be sprayed, such as loose papers and articles of clothing.
Having these items out in an area can impede a cleaning team’s ability to apply
cleaning solutions quickly and easily, just as with other cleaning services.
- Remove paperwork and folders, clothing, garbage,
clutter and any other items from surfaces
- Store all food, open containers, dishware and cutlery
in a safe space away from surfaces
- Ensure floors are free of unnecessary items (dirt
will be handled by the cleaning team)
- Take down all decorations so that walls and
surfaces may be easily cleaned
Electrostatic Disinfection with Commercial Cleaning Corporation
Why should I choose Commercial Cleaning Corporation?
Commercial Cleaning Corporation has
been using electrostatic spray technology for more than fifteen years, and our
staff is thoroughly trained in the proper application of electrostatic cleaning
products and proper use of PPE when applying the disinfectants. We continually
invest in advanced cleaning technology, adhere to high cleaning inspection
standards, utilize green cleaning products and maintain three levels of quality
assurance to provide superior services, including electrostatic disinfection.
What kind of equipment is used in electrostatic disinfection?
Commercial Cleaning Corporation
uses professional cordless electrostatic sprayers that feature a cleaning solution
container and spray tool, which use a patented electrostatic charge to
penetrate chemicals and create a thin, even spray pattern on all surfaces
What kind of chemicals are used in electrostatic disinfection?
Commercial Cleaning Corporation uses
two specialized, EPA-approved cleaning products to perform electrostatic
disinfection: Clorox VersaSureä
Wipes and Spray N Go from Bullen Chemicals. Surfaces are first wiped and
disinfected with VersaSureä
Wipes and then receive an application of Spray N Go using the electrostatic
Does CCC sell electrostatic sprayers?
Yes, Commercial Cleaning
Corporation is a distributor of electrostatic sprayers and can provide a quote
and information on current product availability.