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Electrostatic Vs. Non Electrostatic Spray

Sep 24, 2020

Now more than ever, we are seeking ways to keep workplaces, businesses, schools, and recreational facilities as germ-free as possible. Unfortunately, we know that traditional wiping disinfection methods leave a large amount of surfaces untouched. That’s why many companies are turning to spray disinfection for a more thorough result, especially now during Covid-19. When it comes to the science of spray disinfection, not all methods are created equal. While misting methods inherently carry advantages over hand-wiping, what makes electrostatic spray disinfection especially more effective?

What Is Electrostatic Spray Disinfection?

What makes electrostatic spray unique is that the fine mist solution is positively charged upon exit of the sprayer nozzle. The positively charged mist is attracted to all surfaces, which are typically either negatively or neutrally charged. In addition, the individual particles actually repel each other, increasing the dispersal range of the mist. The positive charge also prevents the particles from covering a certain area more than necessary. This attraction and repulsion on the atomic level is at the core of what makes electrostatic disinfection so effective. It requires less product to do the job, and yields a uniform blanket coating in the service area. The mist is designed to disinfect in the short amount of dry time, and this low moisture method is safe for most surfaces.

What About Other Mist Sprayers?

Non-electrically charged mist sprayers include all disinfecting solutions in aerosol cans, spray bottles, as well as backpack style sprayers. In this category, the finer the mist- the better the dispersal. But, all disinfectants must be used correctly to be effective. You must follow the directions on the label. When using these methods, we see a few common mistakes:

  • People fail to saturate the surface sufficiently, and the solution dries too quickly before it can disinfect.
  • People saturate the surface with too much product, wasting time and money.
  • Applying the disinfectant correctly, but wiping it away before it has had time to completely disinfect.

In all of these cases, the application of the disinfectant is less effective because of human error. Even the most well trained staff is subject to these mistakes. While the difference may be invisible to the naked eye, a charged particle actually makes a huge impact on the overall effectiveness of the disinfection. It allows for even application, reducing the likelihood of one of the above scenarios. As a result, electrostatic spray disinfection proves to be far more effective and efficient than other methods. In fact, many of our clients report that we actually save them time and money when compared to their previous service.

Using a service like Virus Assassins ensures that your business or school is as safe as possible. We take great pride in providing some peace of mind during this challenging time. Do you have any questions about the benefits of our service over other methods? Give us a call or contact us through our website. We are happy to explain our process and answer any questions you might have.

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