After the COVID-19 outbreak, office employees were pushed out of their workspaces and required to work from home. As things start to move back to normalcy and employees return to the office, it’s crucial to ensure their health and safety.
Electrostatic disinfection involves using a specialized sprayer to ensure full disinfecting coverage. The sprayer is filled with a disinfectant solution that’s combined with air. An electrode inside the sprayer nozzle gives the disinfectant and air mixture an electrostatic charge.
After the solution mixture is charged, the disinfectant is sprayed onto surfaces and bonds with any negatively charged surface, creating an even coat of disinfectant that kills any pathogens on the surface.
Electrostatic spray technology has been used by other industries—such as the automobile industry—for decades. The automobile industry uses electrostatic technology to paint cars to ensure the paint is applied evenly throughout the vehicle’s exterior surface. Electrostatic disinfection is one of the latest additions to the cleaning industry, especially in response to the upbringing of COVID-19. The practice of electrostatic disinfecting gives businesses another option to thoroughly disinfect surfaces in their workspace.
How Does Electrostatic Disinfection Work?
As the disinfectant and compressed air mixture exits the electrostatic sprayer, an electrode in the nozzle gives it a positive electrical charge. The solution’s mist attracts and kills 99.99% of free radicals in the air and on the surface, including various bacterias and viruses.
Electrostatic disinfectants work immediately after being sprayed on the surface. Surfaces should remain wet with the disinfectant solution for at least two minutes to allow the solution to absorb any found bacteria or viruses.
The electrostatic sprayer helps you reach places you wouldn’t be able to reach on your own; it’s much more efficient than a spray bottle and cloth and less prone to human error compared to other cleaning methods.
Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety
As an FDA and EPA-registered cleaning technique, electrostatic disinfection is noted as one of the safest sanitation solutions available on the market today.
Electrostatic disinfection is extremely safe for your cleaning personnel, employees, and customers. Commercial cleaning service providers who use this method typically ask you to wait one to two hours before entering an area after treatment so that the solution can sanitize and disinfect every applied surface. Once the treatment process is dry and settled, the site is safe to enter.
Another perk of electrostatic disinfection technology is that it’s environmentally friendly, spraying up to 65% fewer chemicals per square foot. The process uses many different disinfectant chemicals, so it also depends on what chemicals you use to disinfect your office space; if your cleaning personnel uses green cleaning products, then the disinfection process is
Benefits of Disinfectant Cleaning Services
Aside from disinfecting and sanitizing services, electrostatic spray technology offers other crucial benefits to your business, including:
- Decreased risk of a customer getting sick at your business
- Reduced risk of employee illness
- Increased trust from customers who see that you value their well-being
Electrostatic disinfection saves your company time, energy, and financial resources because it’s an efficient alternative to traditional cleaning practices. Weekly or bi-weekly spray cleaning services are your best option for desktops, floors, and walls that need to be deep cleaned and disinfected. If you have frequently used equipment or your workspace obtains many hard-to-reach places, electrostatic spray cleaning can completely remove germs and dirt from those high trafficked and inconvenient areas.
Office Disinfecting and Sanitation Best Practices
Due to the rise of COVID-19, most employees were sent out of their workspaces and ordered to work from home. Now, offices are starting to return to normalcy, including working in their office spaces again. While the coronavirus pandemic is still relevant, there are several practices to follow to ensure employee safety and avoid the spread of COVID-19:
Follow COVID Guidelines From Trusted Organizations
Misinformation can spread like wildfire, especially in times like these. Stay up to date on information provided by trusted health organizations, including The World Health Organization (WHO) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Follow their guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy workspace.
Audit and Disinfect High-Touch Surfaces in Your Building
High-touch surfaces of your facility can contain millions of bacteria; routine cleaning and disinfecting encourage a healthy workplace. Perform a sanitation audit to make note of surfaces in your building that are most likely to harbor germs. Most of these high-touch surfaces include:
- Kitchen appliances
- Light switches
- Elevator buttons
- Door handles
Take action to disinfect these overlooked, high-touch surface areas, and ensure your employees stay healthy and well.
Encourage Frequent Hand Washing
Regularly washing your hands is one of the best ways to minimize the spread of disease. Encourage employees and customers to wash their hands to prevent germs from transferring around the building.
Sanitize Equipment After Handling
Clean sanitary supplies are crucial to preventing cross-contamination. Cleaning personnel should be encouraged to use microfiber cleaning cloths in various colors—one color for each surface you wash.
Implement an Office Cleaning Schedule
A strong cleaning program with written procedures ensures a healthy workspace. Office cleaning strategies should include what surfaces need to be cleaned, who’s responsible for each area, what products are used, and how to clean the area to prevent cross-contamination.
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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Cleaning Company has emerged as an industry leader in electrostatic disinfection solutions by delivering fast response services and the latest technology. We provide 24/7 rapid emergency disinfection services to various industries throughout the Greater San Diego area so that you can have peace of mind with immediate remediation in the event of an outbreak.
We’ve served over 250 local San Diego facilities and their disinfecting needs, and we can’t wait to partner with your company next. Schedule a free assessment today and discover why we’re the best cleaning company in San Diego!
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