Electrostatic spray disinfection is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized disinfectant solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that effectively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they are aimed at.
For awkwardly shaped objects, varying surfaces or hard to reach places, cleaning staff only have to point and spray; the nature of the misting process allows it to coat surfaces evenly, and envelope objects—even if the mist is only sprayed from one side. After the spray is applied, the sanitizing agent works to disinfect the covered surfaces. For this reason, electrostatic spray is an excellent solution for all areas that have probability of germs, virus or emerging pathogen build-up.
How Does Electrostatic Disinfection Work?
Electrostatic spray is electrically charged, allowing the appropriate sanitizers, mold preventatives and disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a more complete clean. As the chemical exits the electrostatic sprayer, it’s given a positive electrical charge. The droplets then become attracted to all negative surfaces, covering the visible area, underside and backside, with the sanitizing agent. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray, making the method extremely efficient.
Is Electrostatic Spray Disinfection Right for My Business?
If your building, store or facility has continuous employee or patron traffic making it a candidate for the accumulation of germs or virus transmission, then yes, electrostatic spray cleaning is the safest and most effective option versus fogging or other methods which require the product to be airborne or drifting for extended periods of time. Instead, our electrostatic application allows for the disinfectant product to be on the targeted surface in seconds.
In regards to the efficacy:
One of the products itself is called Century Q which EPA Registered. We will discuss why electrostatic disinfection is optimal and uniquely advantageous than other methods. Internally at Fikes we speak about the 3 P’s which include:
Process which is superior for complete coverage, longevity, effectiveness and safety.
Products applied that has kill claims for Sars-Cov2 Virus & All Emerging Pathogens (Covid 19) that’s further enhanced and electrolyzed for optimal protection.
People that are knowledgeable of the products and certified on the proper use/application of the equipment and tools required.
In addition, we include article in Science Direct speaking to positive studies when water alone is electrolyzed. Mark Sims, our founder at Fikes is also on a board of a company that works with numerous food manufacturers and production facilities so he’s very much in touch with these technologies related to food and why we’ve had electrostatic methods prior to the pandemic. You’ll note in the article it speaks to when water is electrolyzed it can alone become an effective disinfectant and antimicrobial. Considering the disinfectant we’re using referenced above is 99% water while still having 400-700 ppm (parts per million) of EPA Registered Hospital Grade Disinfectant is why it’s an optimal solution all around.