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What is Electrostatic Disinfection?

Electrostatic disinfection represents a new generation of advanced disinfecting technology, providing a fast and efficient method to reliably achieve 360-degrees of touchless disinfection across a broad range of surfaces and materials.

This method utilizes an electrostatically charged (eco-friendly) mist that is applied to surfaces and objects. This mist is a specialized solution engineered to uniquely combine with the right amount of air, which is then “atomized” by an electrode housed within the sprayer.

This uniquely charged spray of positive ions aggressively adheres to anything its sprayed on, creating an invisible barrier that evenly coats the surfaces. Once the spray has been applied, a sanitizing agent acts to thoroughly disinfect the area.

How Does the Process of Electrostatic Disinfection Work?

Traditional disinfecting of surfaces involves the wiping or spraying of that surface with disinfectant. However, this has several shortcomings including: uneven coating of disinfectant, missing hard to reach places, and missing areas of oddly shaped items. These “missed” areas allow for the multiplication and spread of pathogens to the “disinfected” areas later, largely defeating the purpose of the process.

A Superior Sanitation Method

Electrostatic Disinfection, however, uses a specialized device and sprayer to coat surfaces with an electrostatically charged mist that attracts and allows various disinfectants and sanitizers to encompass and evenly coat the entire surface (not just what was directly sprayed or wiped). In lay terms, you can think of this electrostatic coat as a magnet attracting and pulling disinfectants to it. By doing so this results in a superiorly clean and pathogen-free area. This process is made possible due to a unique eco-friendly chemical that is given a positive charge, making it ionically bond to negatively charged surface areas.

Is Electrostatic Spray Disinfection the Right Choice?

With heightened concerns mounting around the spread of COVID-19 and other emerging threats, employees, employers, customers and stakeholders are all putting greater emphasis on the importance of the safety, there has never been a time when taking an extra step in disinfection was more important.

Electrostatic disinfection is a key differentiating factor that can be used to increase the attractiveness and marketability of your company/business.

With options between a company willing to invest in the latest safety measures for its customers and employees, vs one that doesn’t, the brand willing to take that extra step will win out every time.

Further, this type of disinfection is especially ideal for those buildings or areas that are in “high traffic” locations, or prone to contaminates, pathogens, germs, and mold spores, as well as walls and floors that are required to be spotless.

How Long Does the Process Take?

We take pride in the efficiency of our services, getting the job done right in less time without cutting corners. The specific amount of time it will take to disinfect an area will be dependent on the square footage, features and other objects that needs to be sanitized. That said, most jobs up to 3000 sq feet takes 30 minutes from start to finish. This includes time to inspect and test, disinfect, and then test again.

How Long Does it Last?

The electrostatic spray acts to enhance disinfectant and ensure even full-coverage distribution. It improves the coverage area, leaving no nook or cranny uncovered. Our Pro plan uses a disinfectant combined with an antimicrobial that will provide a “preventative” film or barrier that will last up to 30 days. Our Pro XLT and Ultra plans include a second spraying of a powerful antimicrobial that provides up to 90 days of protection.
It is generally advised to adhere to your regular cleaning schedule and to avoid the use of harsh chemicals after sanitation services from TouchSpace.

Will it Leave Behind a Noticeable Film or Residue?

In order for disinfectants to work effectively, they need to remain visibly moist or dwell on surface areas for a particular set period of time. For example, although Lysol or similar sanitizers claim that they kill up to 99.9% of bacteria, this is only true if it is left on the sanitized surface for at least 5 minutes before wiping down.

Similarly, specialized disinfectants utilized in conjunction with electrostatic disinfection need to remain on the surface for a designated period of time (usually minutes). This can result in a temporary light layer of residue that once dry will not be visible or noticeable to touch.

Can Electrostatic Spray Be Used On or Around Electronics, Food Service Items, etc?

Our electrostatic spray is completely safe to use around electronics and food service items, including utensils and cookware.