Electrostatic Disinfection: The Best Disinfection Method For The Workplace

Since the end of confinement, more and more employees are returning to the office by following the COVID-19 and the best practices put in place by their employer and the CNESST (Commission des normes de l’équité de la santé et de la sécurité du travail) to avoid any transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, during this transition period, viruses and germs, like COVID-19, are still circulating and many proven cases arise in businesses and schools. The trick is to act quickly, but not to panic. MOM helps you prevent the spread of viruses with its total disinfection services using “nebulization” and electrostatic disinfection technology as well as mechanical (manual) disinfection.

What is electrostatic disinfection?

Electrostatic disinfection is one of the most effective disinfection methods. It involves using a special electric sprayer to spread a mist of disinfectant. The tiny droplets are produced by the machine by nebulization. They are then charged with an electric charge at the time they are expelled from the machine. This is the key ingredient that makes electrostatic disinfection so effective. The electric charges produced by the sprayer will ensure the disinfectant is spread evenly across all types of surfaces, vertical or horizontal. Electrostatic sanitization services can also include spray/wipe disinfection and are commonly used in commercial buildings and offices.

How does electrostatic disinfection work?

The electrostatic sprayer is one of the most important pieces of equipment we use when disinfecting all types of businesses.

Employee doing a disinfection of Covid19 in an office

Combined with a powerful disinfectant, specially designed for our equipment, the sprayer produces an electric charge that makes the disinfectant mist adhere to all available surfaces in an even and timely manner. The charge is created using a combination of air, mixed with the disinfectant spray, and an electrode placed in the sprayer nozzle. As the sprayed disinfectant is now positively charged, the molecules naturally repel each other creating an even coat that adheres to surfaces, eliminating harmful pathogens. The spray produced consists of tiny disinfectant droplets (size 8 to 12µ). For the application of disinfectants, the electrostatic technology method is a lot more thorough and time-efficient than any other disinfection method. Nebulization and ULV Sprayers (Ultra Low Volume) are the only technique that can reach the same result, but with more effort. 

When a case is detected at your workplace or facility, we recommend carrying out complete decontamination of the premises with this proven disinfection method. Disinfecting with electrostatic Ultra Low Volume Sprayers ensures the complete virus removal in offices via the most efficient decontamination protocol. 

The advantages of electrostatic cleaning

As one of the most effective disinfecting methods, electrostatic fogging has many advantages.

The first one is its range and effectiveness. Disinfecting by hand is a good method to use for targeted high touch point surfaces but can become very inefficient when dealing with larger spaces and complete disinfection protocols. Using the electrostatic sprayer is an effective method for fast and complete disinfecting in all types of facilities, even for large surface areas. 

Other disinfecting methods like mechanical disinfection or regular fogging can create uneven coverage when used on large surfaces. Because of its electric charge and adherence, electrostatic disinfecting is an excellent solution to ensure even coverage of disinfectant to all surfaces. 

Electrostatic fogging is also a very versatile disinfecting solution. It can be used in all types of facilities including health centers, hospitals, offices, and even whole commercial buildings. It is specially adapted and recommended in companies and offices which are contaminated to completely eliminate viruses and prevent the spread of disease.

What chemicals are used in electrostatic fogging?

When using an electrostatic sprayer for disinfecting, it is important to choose liquid solutions that are appropriately balanced in PH, in viscosity and that will not leave any streak when sprayed on windows and shiny surfaces. Moreover, like all disinfectant we use daily in our high touch point disinfection, all the disinfection solution we use are certified by Health Canada for their efficiency in fighting the COVID 19 Virus, with a minimum kill ratio of 99.99% One of the most commonly used is the Sanosil 010, which although a bit expensive because of his unique active molecule, is one of the most efficient and resilient disinfectants currently in the market. When nebulized, the disinfectant particles of the product are spread absolutely everywhere in the offices. The active principle, ionized silver molecules act as daggers that punch on contact the lipidic envelope of the virus, and as a result, kill 99.99% of the Covid 19 virus upon contact, thus disinfecting every surface of the space. The incredible benefit of this molecule is its long-lasting protection effect. Indeed, since molecules of ionized silver will stay in place and effective against the COVID 19 until they are removed by mechanical action, they can protect your premises long after their nebulization. In a commercial cleaning context, Sanosil 010 has many advantages:

  • It does not require rinsing
  • It does not stain
  • It is alcohol-free
  • It is non-corrosive
  • It is non-irritating 

This product, although quite expensive, is part of the list of products recognized by Health Canada for its effectiveness in the fight against the Covid19 virus. When choosing a disinfectant it is important to verify its certification by Health Canada but also its effectiveness. As an example, here are the key qualities of Sanosil 010:

  • Extremely powerful disinfectant (it destroys 99.99% of bacteria)
  • Lasting action over time since it is charged with ionized silver
  • Prolonged virucidal effect until the product is eliminated by the mechanical effect of wear: use or cleaning 

Do not hesitate to ask one of our representatives about the incredible properties of ionized silver. a hospital-grade disinfectant certified by Health Canada and that we use daily at the various CIUSSS sites where we operate. This solution makes it possible, in addition to all the distancing measures, to limit the risks of the virus circulating within the company. 

How long does our electrostatic disinfection last?

The process is carried out in empty premises, with a total vacancy time of 4 hours, drying included, allowing you and your staff to resume work quickly. It is preferable to turn off or even unplug all electrical devices before the intervention.

The price of the disinfection intervention is already fixed, so only one fixed fee per worker in addition to a $195 fee for the personal protective equipment that will be destroyed at the end of the intervention and the disinfection of all the equipment and tools used.

Our disinfection team is able to intervene within 24 hours of your request, or even within 12 hours to allow a return to work the next day.

The implementation of reassuring long-term solutions will be important. In fact, it is about showing employees the importance attached to the constant disinfection of frequent contact points, which must be regularly disinfected with high-performance virucidal products as part of daily cleaning services.

Even if electrostatic disinfection services are the most secure way of ensuring a safer and cleaner workplace, making daily actions, like disinfecting high touchpoints, is essential. However, if ever you are looking for professional disinfection services, don’t hesitate to contact our experts for further questions or to get a free estimate.

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