For nearly a year, we’ve battle COVID-19, and, as winter approaches, we now find ourselves flanked by cold and flu season. Both respiratory illnesses are viral and contagious, so cleaning vigilance during the upcoming winter months is crucial.
If 2020 has taught us anything it’s how to clean and disinfect our homes and businesses to keep everyone safe. But no matter how much you clean, wiping down surfaces and touchpoints, recontamination looms. Research has shown that these microorganisms can survive on surfaces for days, weeks, and even months, and what’s most disturbing is that they can be hidden from current spray and wipe methods.
What’s the answer? Electrostatic technology.
At the advent of the current pandemic, Carpet Tech began investing in new and innovative disinfecting methods, one of which is our state of the art electrostatic disinfecting sprayers. Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. That means no crack or crevice goes untreated. Viruses and bacteria literally have nowhere to hide when disinfectant is applied with this electrostatic technology.
For years, electrostatic technology has been used in hospitals and commercial food prep areas where absolute disinfection is a must, but with the advent of coronavirus, electrostatic disinfecting has become more widespread. And, it’s being used in all sorts of businesses, facilities, and even homes to disinfect after a live coronavirus case and preventatively.
So, how is electrostatic disinfecting different from how you may be cleaning your home or office? An electrostatic spray system is able to completely coat all surfaces evenly with an EPA approved chemical that is safe and effective against COVID-19 and the common cold and flu.
Wiping down a surface or using a typical spray may coat the surface, but they leave much of the back or underneath side of an object bare. Carpet Tech’s electrostatic spray wraps around the object, covering 75% more surface area than the average cleaning process, including hard to reach areas like crevices and around corners.
What about soft surfaces like curtains and sofas? With an airborne illness like COVID, it’s not enough to wipe down a tabletop or light switch, harmful pathogens are resting in pillows and blankets and even carpets. Using an electrostatic sprayer, we can guarantee that the disinfectant reaches these soft, porous surfaces that are not easily wiped down. Additionally, an electrostatic mist is safe on and around technology, allowing us to kill germs on sensitive, but high-touch surfaces like phones and computer keyboards.
Electrostatic spraying can offer several benefits in addition to preventing the spread of viruses like COVID-19. The way the electrostatic sprayer distributes disinfectant will save you time, money, and give you better overall coverage.
- Saves Time – The electrostatic sprayer helps the disinfectant to spread out and reach the back or underneath side of a surface; you will spend less time trying to wipe the entire surface.
- Saves Money – Since the particles spread out, you will end up only spraying about half the surface, using less disinfectant and saving you money.
- Better Coverage – The positively charged droplets can find their way to hard to reach places you may otherwise be unable to coat or reach.
While electrostatic disinfection kills unwanted pathogens around every surface, like any disinfection, it doesn’t last. An antimicrobial shield should be applied to high touch points after thorough disinfection to prevent new microbes from adhering to these clean surfaces. An antimicrobial shield-like CT Shield can protect your home or business for us to 90 days.
So, who should take advantage of electrostatic disinfecting? Everyone! This technology is not just for hospitals anymore. It’s affordable, fast, and safe for offices and homes.
While occupants and pets should leave the building while it is being disinfected, after a minimal dry time (an hour or less), it’s safe to reenter the disinfected building. Use with the appropriate chemical, electrostatic disinfecting leaves no residue and requires no wipe down.