It’s no secret that with the highly transmittable nature of COVID-19, a deeper level of cleaning is required to fight the spread. That’s why our staff incorporates the use of Electrostatic Spray Disinfection to aggressively sanitize our clients’ facilities.
Not many people outside of the commercial cleaning business had heard of this prior to now. But with heightened cleaning concerns, many of our clients are asking if we use it and what exactly it is. In a nutshell, it is a device that sprays chemicals on surfaces.
What makes this very different from a spray bottle or other device is that when the disinfecting chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it is broken down into droplets and given a positive charge. The droplets then land on the surfaces to be disinfected. Those surfaces are negatively charged so they naturally attract. This allows for the surfaces to be evenly coated.
Without getting too technical, here are the top three benefits of using this system:
- It allows for better controlled and more efficient application of disinfecting chemicals.
- Makes it easier to disinfect hard to reach surfaces.
- More areas can be disinfected in less time due to the efficient application the system provides.
The staff and service teams at Colonial are trained in the proper use of the electrostatic spray disinfection systems and have done an outstanding job using the at our client facilities.
Our Electrostatic Sprayer Protocols
The following outlines the Colonial Commercial Cleaning Protocols:
Proper PPE Equipment including latex gloves, N95 respirator mask, eye protection/safety goggles, shoe covers
and hazmat suit if required will be worn at all times while on-site performing cleaning and disinfecting service.
Walkthroughs will be conducted to organize an effective workflow plan given the layout of facility.
All products used for disinfecting will be registered/approved by the EPA as effective for use against coronavirus
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Approved equipment and supplies will be checked and prepared for use each time; sprayers, microfiber cloths.
High touch surfaces and objects will first be thoroughly cleaned using a detergent-based cleaner and microfiber
cloth. When dry, disinfectant will be applied directly to high-touch surfaces and objects using an approved electrostatic
sprayer, microfiber cloths to prevent unwanted overspray, and following manufacturer’s instructions including
PPE, application, dwell time and ventilation.
Disinfectant will be allowed to “sit” for the required dwell time specified by the manufacturer’s instructions, listed
on product label.
Surfaces and objects that dry due to evaporation will be re-sprayed if needed to assure proper coverage.
Once recommended dwell time is up, surfaces and objects will be wiped dry using clean microfiber cloth, or
allowed to air dry, based on manufacturer’s instructions.
Now you know how electrostatic spray disinfection systems work and how we utilize this amazing product in the facilities we are entrusted to clean.
If you have any questions about the products we use or our cleaning protocols or if you are interested in a deep clean service or janitorial services, please call us at (703) 257-7730 or contact us here.