Electrostatic cleaning is arguably the best and most technologically advanced cleaning solution in the fight against the harmful microorganisms during the pandemic. However, exactly how effective is electrostatic cleaning against Coronavirus?
In this blog we look to answer the above question to help you understand electrostatic cleaning effectiveness in the fight against COVID-19 and why you should consider it for your business.
What is electrostatic cleaning?
Electrostatic cleaning is a technologically advanced method of cleaning and sanitisation.
Since its emergence, it is debatably more effective than washing or wiping surfaces. But why is this? Traditional cleaning methods, usually wiping and washing, is ineffective in fully sanitising an object or surface. This is because you simply move harmful microorganisms across the surface, as well as missing spots completely.
Electrostatic sanitisation on the other hand dispenses a mist solution that effectively and efficiently kills the germs and virus’.
The fine mist that is used during electrostatic sanitisation is effortlessly dispensed from a convenient and easy-to-use sprayer making it an ideal solution for both indoor and outdoor environments. The nature of the mist fully engulfs its environment ensuring that all surfaces and objects are evenly and properly coated in the solution. The ability to coat all surfaces in an environment helps electrostatic cleaning stand out as such an effective cleaning method.
By reaching every surface and object that may be harbouring harmful microorganisms you can be confident that you have created a hygienic and safe environment.
How does electrostatic cleaning work?
The solution used during electrostatic cleaning is the key to how it works. The clever design gives the cleaning method its effectiveness and accounts for why it can be so successful in killing virus’ and germs.
The first important property of the solution is that it possesses disinfectant properties. This allows it to sanitise the surface when it meets harmful microorganisms.
As well as being a disinfectant, the solution is also positively charged by an electrical current whilst in the sprayer. The positive nature of the solution is attracted to the negatively charged surfaces. This attraction between the positive and negative charges binds the solution to the surface or object then allowing the disinfectant to go to work.
The combination of the mist and attraction between the negative and positive charge is also what allows the electrostatic cleaning method to reach all surfaces in each environment. The mist can reach into small cracks and hard to reach places, and the positive charge encourages the solution to continue searching for a new area on the surface, instead of settling in an already sanitised section.
As well as sanitising your environment, the electrostatic method of cleaning also helps create a protective layer on your surfaces for up to 21 days. It essentially acts as a barrier between your surface and new microorganisms helping keep your environment hygienic for longer.
How effective is electrostatic cleaning against the Coronavirus?
So, to answer the question at the beginning of our blog, just how effective is electrostatic cleaning? The answer is, highly effective. Thanks to the technologically advanced properties of the cleaning method, you can have confidence that you are killing as much of the harmful microorganisms as possible. But why is this?
Coronavirus, like many other virus’ and germs, is predominantly spread by the transfer of harmful microorganisms from a surface to a person. In this NHS report it is identified that:
“The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.”
The method of electrostatic cleaning successfully reaches and sanitises all surface points in your chosen area. This means that you essentially remove the risk of the Coronavirus being transmitted to a healthy individual.
How to maximise your electrostatic cleans effectiveness
Although electrostatic cleaning is amazingly effective, there are some additional steps you can take to maximise the hygiene in your environment. These steps should be used in addition to the electrostatic clean.
1) Still use traditional cleaning methods
Traditional cleaning methods can still be especially useful in the fight against the Coronavirus. This is because traditional cleaning removes the dirt and debris from your office or space. By removing any additional dirt and debris, you are allowing the positively charged solution to reach all surfaces.
As well as the electrostatic clean, continue your usual cleaning schedule for maximum effectiveness.
2) Pick the right disinfectant
Picking a suitable disinfectant is vital in successfully deploying an electrostatic cleaning solution. When picking your disinfectant, you must take into consideration:
- A disinfectant that you can store a lot of easily.
- A disinfectant that doesn’t need to be wiped away.
- A disinfectant safe for indoor environments.
- A disinfectant that is compatible with the materials in your facility and safe for your staff.
At WINNS, we use Zoono. Zoono are currently leading global experts in antimicrobial protection. They specialise in the development, manufacture, and global distribution of a unique range of durable antimicrobial solutions.
3) Repeat the electrostatic clean after 21 days
The electrostatic clean, as mentioned above, creates a protective layer on your surfaces making it harder for the harmful microorganisms to settle in your environment. This layer will only last up to 21 days. To continue reaping the benefit of the electrostatic sanitisation, we recommend repeating the process on a regular basis.
As well as once again killing any virus', germs and bacteria in your space, you will be recreating a protective layer on your surfaces to minimise the chance of someone catching an illness.