FAQ - Electrostatic Spraying System
Q) How does electrostatic disinfection work?
A) Electrostatic disinfection is a quick and easy way to achieve 360 degree, touchless disinfection. While it may sound complicated, the technology is simple to understand. The 360 degree wrapping ensures that any hidden and darkened and shadowed areas are disinfected which are often missed with standard methods of cleaning.
Electrostatic sprayers use positive and negative charges to make disinfecting solutions electromagnetically stick to targeted surfaces. For example, no matter which angle you disinfect a surface from, the charge created by the electrostatic sprayer makes the disinfectant wrap around and cling to the entire surface.
Q) Why do you need to have electrostatic spraying carried out?
A) Electrostatic spraying allows chemical dwell times to be met on surfaces in order to reach the kill claims of the particular chemical used (there is no need to wipe therefore it stays moist for as long as possible on the surface).
Electrostatic disinfection is not a replacement to your regularly scheduled service. But it is a great addition that guarantees that all surfaces, even small areas or upholstered surfaces that can’t get wiped down are also disinfected. Remember, it’s not just disinfecting the tops of surfaces but underneath and all the way around too.
Q) What is the difference between a virus and bacteria?
A) Viruses are smaller than bacteria and can't survive without a living host. A virus attaches itself to cells and usually reprograms them to reproduce. Also, unlike bacteria, most viruses do cause disease. Some virus-caused diseases include the common cold, AIDS, herpes, and chickenpox
Q) Control concentrate – how does it continue working for such a long period of time after the initial spray, what does this protect you against, at what point won’t it work and when do you need another spray?
A) The Control is a persistent disinfectant meaning that it has been tested (thousands of tests including lab tests) to persist for up to 30 days. This is tested in an environment whereby nobody touches the surfaces - we cannot control how many people use the area or what they have on their hands therefore, to be sure, we recommend spraying control weekly.
Q) What organisms does the Electrostatic system kill?
A) Avian influenza (H1N1, H3N2, and H5N1)
SARS associated Coronavirus
Respiratory syncytial virus
Bird Flu H5M1
Hand Foot & Mouth
Q) Is spraying sufficient – do you need to carry out a deep clean too?
A) We always recommend regular cleaning along with the Control and Ultra. We recommend our Daily product Tersano iClean mini to clean with as this uses the same idea of eradication and assists with the efficiency of the control of viruses and its persistence.
Q) How long does it take to treat an area?
A) The time it takes to treat an area depends on the complexity of work involved. One of our operatives can typically treat between 100-500 sq/m of property every hour. Please contact us for a survey and to discuss in more detail how long your treatment will take our team and the availability of cleaning slots.
Q) Does it leave a residue?
A) Electrostatic disinfection can leave a light layer of residue. Disinfectants must dwell on surfaces, or remain visibly wet, for specified amounts of time in order to be effective and this can lead to streaking. If surfaces are regularly cleaned in between disinfection as they should be, there shouldn’t be a build-up of residue over time.
Q) Is it safe to use on/around electronics?
A) Electrostatic disinfection can be safely performed around electronics such as laptops, monitors and keyboards as long as it is not applied directly at close range (roughly 2-3 feet distance when spraying). We recommend putting away paper documents, along with anything else you don’t want sprayed before the scheduled service.
Q) Is it safe for the person applying it?
A) It is safe for the person applying and all people present during the service. Masks and protective gear are not required, but may be used especially in medical settings where protective gear is required.
Q) When is it safe to use a treated area after electrostatic spraying?
A) The cleaning solutions we use are all nontoxic so as soon as the treatment has dried the area is safe to use. Drying times range from 15-60 minutes depending on the environment, ventilation, temperature etc.