With offices, retail and many other public and working spaces now opening up, there remain concerns that all traces of the COVID-19 virus are completely eliminated through cleaning. None of us want a resurgence of COVID-19 because of transmission through workspace common areas. Because of this, many wonder about the best way to not just clean, but disinfect surfaces that might harbor germ and viral matter. Electrostatic disinfectant spraying is a highly efficient solution.
As COVID-19 spread last year, a technology many had never heard of began to make headlines around the globe. In fact, you may have heard your cleaning company touting this technology’s effectiveness against COVID-19. The technology is called electrostatic spraying, but in actuality it isn’t new at all. Electrostatic spraying has been around for years, but due to the cost of its equipment, it didn’t gain widespread adoption until the pandemic really took hold. Prior to that, very few cleaning companies and, consequently, their clients, would pay the price for the utilization of this effective disinfecting technique.
How It Works
Electrostatic technology is based on the principle that “opposite charges” attract and “like charges” repel, meaning two positively charged things will repel each other. Using this natural electrostatic phenomenon, various manufacturers have developed highly effective new tools within the cleaning industry, one being the electrostatic sprayer.
The way that the sprayer is used is that water is mixed with disinfectant and is sprayed out with a positive electric charge. This electric charge makes the mixture act as a magnet to any negative or neutral surface upon which it is sprayed. Because of this, the disinfectant spray nestles its way into every nook and cranny and stays there to kill the virus or bacteria.
The spray tip used with the spraying unit determines the droplet size of the product, based on the EPA-listed dwell time. Lastly, the disinfecting product dissipates and dries, leaving most all surfaces spotless and disinfected.
JaniTek follows a 2-part procedure to make sure your office space is as safe from COVID-19 as possible. First, a thorough cleaning of all surfaces is conducted with an EPA-registered disinfectant. Emphasis is placed on high-traffic and touch areas, and common areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and break rooms. Surfaces include door handles, light switches, phones, POS keypads, counters, sinks, tables and chairs, and all other areas that come into human contact.
Once the cleaning has been accomplished, the electrostatic spraying is thoroughly accomplished.
Our procedure follows exact CDC recommendations. Electrostatic disinfectant spraying is listed under the CDC’s cleaning and disinfecting guideline, and is overall an extremely effective way to combat the presence of COVID-19. Additionally, it is important to note that the CDC recommends a detailed cleaning to remove all gross debris, followed by the spray—which is the exact procedure JaniTek follows.
JaniTek provides comprehensive COVID-19 disinfecting and cleaning services to meet the needs of property management firms, facility managers, and building owners in commercial, institutional, and industrial markets. We’re on the front lines of cleaning throughout California’s Central Valley and Central Coast.
To proof your facility against COVID-19, or more information, please click here for a free consultation, or contact JaniTek at (888) 833-7705.
JaniTek utilizes the Victory patented electrostatic sprayer systems which are certified compliant with the standards and requirements of the ETL (Edison Testing Lab), the CSA (Canadian Standards Association), the FCC (Federal Communication Commission), the CE (European Commission), the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), and the NOM (Mexican Official Standards).