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August 17, 2020 | Blog

Electrostatic Disinfection Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about Electrostatic Disinfection.
Servi-Tek answered them all to help you decide to book this service today!

Are you having doubts hiring an electrostatic disinfecting service provider for your commercial property?

Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about Electrostatic Disinfection.

We answered them all to help you decide to book this service today!

Q: What is electrostatic disinfection?

Electrostatic spraying or disinfection is a process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects.

Designed to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses. It’s a safe, timesaving, effective, and touchless application, which means zero cross-contamination.

Q: How does electrostatic disinfection work?

Electrostatic sprayers use positively charged atomized particles to make disinfecting solutions electromagnetically stick to targeted negative surfaces.

For example, no matter which angle you disinfect a surface from, the charge created by the electrostatic sprayer makes the disinfectant stick to surfaces, such as chairs under tables or desks.

Q: How much does it cost?

The cost typically depends on the type of facility and square footage of the area which requires treatment.

Q: Is it effective against COVID-19?

It depends.

Electrostatic disinfection does not, in itself, kill COVID 19. The disinfectant utilized in conjunction with this technology must be on the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19, typically referred to as List N.

This combination, when properly applied, will be effective against COVID-19.

Q: What type of properties are best suited for electrostatic disinfection?

This process is perfect for varied property-types, including but not limited to office buildings, healthcare facilities, shopping centers, industrial parks, condominiums, educational institutions, as well as governmental and hospitality projects.

Q: What about hard to reach surfaces, will they also be disinfected?

One of the many benefits of electrostatic disinfection is that all surfaces, even areas or upholstered surfaces that can’t get wiped down, are disinfected through this technology.

Simply point and spray. That’s reassuring when you think of irregularly shaped or hard to reach objects and surfaces.

This is because it is not only disinfecting the tops of surfaces but underneath and all the way around too.

Q: How long will electrostatic disinfection take?

This will depend on the size and nature of the area being disinfected. The electrostatic disinfection service can reduce disinfecting times significantly versus manual methods, with some estimates by as much as 50%.

A properly equipped and trained technician can cover a significant square footage footprint from a productivity perspective.

Q: How long does electrostatic disinfection last for?

Electrostatic disinfection doesn’t create a protective barrier. It, rather, disinfects or kills, germs, and viruses on targeted surfaces, but it will not stop these areas from becoming contaminated again.

The frequency with which electrostatic disinfection is required is up to you – with some facilities such as schools, gyms, and medical uses opting for more frequent service.

Q: Does it leave a residue?

Yes, electrostatic disinfection may leave a light layer of residue, as this process creates a fine mist and is allowed to dry naturally.

Dwell time routines mean that the product is left on surfaces without removal to maximize the disinfecting process.

Q: Is electrostatic disinfection safe to use on all surfaces?

Yes, electrostatic disinfection can be safely carried out around electronics such as keyboards, laptops, and monitors.

Recommendations are that the product is not sprayed directly at close range, but to spray at a distance of 2-3 feet.

While electrostatic disinfection is safe to use on all surfaces, testing fabric surfaces, for example–chairs, first on a spot basis is recommended.

Q: Is electrostatic disinfection safe for those nearby during application?

Yes, electrostatic disinfection is absolutely safe for not only the person applying it but is safe also for occupants within the facility.

Please note that while the typical disinfectant product is not caustic, is it recommended that occupants not be present during application and for 20 minutes after to allow dry time.

Q: What are the main benefits of electrostatic disinfectant?

It significantly improves infection control and reduces the spread of viruses by applying the disinfectant products in a controlled, safe, efficient manner.

It can minimize costly financial burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections, accompanying lost productivity, and employee workforce concerns.

Servi-Tek Facility Solutions is the leading electrostatic disinfection service provider. We utilize to

p-of-the-line equipment and product, combined with well-trained staff to comprehensively disinfect your property and provide peace of mind. Our responsiveness and ab

ility to create a customized disinfecting plan are best-in-class.

Contact us today to partner on this critical initiative.

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