When it comes to school cleaning, dusting and wiping with liquids tend to be the first choice. Although they are tried and true, these methods can often simply spread dust and dirt around. Dry dusting brings up particles, redistributing them into the air and onto other surfaces. Wet wiping can involve harmful cleaning chemicals. Most importantly, neither can reach difficult to access areas easily, including all the cubbies, bins, and technology tools commonly found in today’s classrooms . For hard to reach areas, electrostatic sanitization is the ideal solution. It is not only effective, but a highly labor-efficient way to sanitize large areas such as school buses, classrooms, libraries and cafeterias.
What Is Electrostatic Sanitization (ES)?
Electrostatic sanitization is a method of spraying a positively-charged mist onto grounded surfaces and objects. It uses an air compressor to generate a fine liquid mist flow with a static charge force stronger than gravity. The liquid is atomized into droplets, which are charged by the application of a positive electrical current via an electrode as they exit the sprayer. When the positively charged droplets approach a surface of any grounded object, they induce an opposite charge on the surface. This attracts the droplets to the surface and they are able to wrap around and spread out to cover all surfaces regardless of orientation. Electrostatic technology enables sanitizers to reach the side, underside and backside of surfaces. Surfaces that are already covered will repel the spray, making the method extremely efficient.
For oddly-shaped objects or hard to reach places, electrostatic sanitization means the staff member only needs to point and spray. The mist allows it to coat surfaces evenly and envelop objects, even if the area can only be reached from one side. This is why electrostatic sanitization is an ideal solution for schools.
What are the Benefits of Electrostatic Sanitization?
Not only does it reduce the time needed to cover and disinfect all surfaces, but it makes it easy to reach difficult areas. If a piece of equipment is heavily trafficked, electrostatic spray cleaning in the most comprehensive way to remove germs and dirt. ES also improves infection control and the spread of viruses such as influenza, MRSA, HIV and many others. It makes it easier on janitorial staff by applying chemicals in a more efficient, controlled manner, eliminating the dangers of overuse or misuse. The bottom line is that ES is far more comprehensive than any janitorial staff member could achieve, and it can sanitize a facility or classroom at a fraction of the cost. Electrostatic sanitization’s biggest benefit might be that it prevents the financial and social challenges associated with a district-wide outbreak.
Interested in learning more about electrostatic sanitization and passive antimicrobial technology for your school district? Contact SafeHandles for a free facility assessment!