Electrostatic sprayers can help control infections, save time

September 16, 2019

Proper cleaning and disinfection are becoming more important than ever due to the increase in infectious disease outbreaks. One tool can be used to improve facility health and save time is electrostatic machines, according to an article on the CleanLink website.

These machines allow janitors to sanitize and disinfect high touchpoints every day.

Electrostatics uses the principles that many items in the workplace are either negatively charged or neutral. The idea of opposites attracting here is the idea that a positively charged disinfecting solution droplet will be attracted to a negatively charged desk, table, door handle, water fountain, toilet seat, faucet, sink, desk, chair, elevator button and so on. 

As the disinfecting solution leaves the sprayer, a charge is put on each droplet. By just walking and essentially waving the sprayer toward a surface for disinfection, the droplets move through the air to where they are attracted. The droplets, since they are charged, lay in a thin layer and avoid pooling and soaking surfaces. The charged solution also wraps itself around a surface, covering all areas, including the backsides and undersides of objects.

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