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Electrostatic Disinfection

1. What is electrostatic disinfection?

Electrostatic disinfection is the process of turning a specially formulated virus killing disinfectant into tiny positively charged droplets. These droplets are attracted to and wrap around all negatively charged surfaces such as walls, furniture, ornaments, handles, flat surfaces, phones, computers, and other electronics.

2. How does electrostatic disinfection work?

A powerful electrostatically charged mist is emitted from a spray nozzle and evenly adheres to objects and surfaces to eliminate surface contaminants that may be present. The combination of the positive and negatively charged surfaces is what makes this disinfecting method so reliable and effective.

3. Is electrostatic disinfection cost-effective?

Yes, electrostatic disinfection is extremely cost-effective largely because it takes half the time to completely clean any given surface than traditional cleaning methods. The far-reaching nozzle and extensive spray distance make it a lot easier to disinfect typically hard-to-reach surfaces and objects. The nozzle evenly distributes the disinfectant solution across a wide range of surfaces, which reduces waste and expenditures.

4. What surfaces does electrostatic disinfection work on?

Electrostatic disinfection can be used on a variety of commonly used surfaces including metal, plastic, and glass. It can also be used on sensitive surfaces such as wood, electronics, and furniture. When using the appropriate disinfectant that is specifically designed for the electrostatic sprayers, even the most sensitive surfaces can be successfully disinfected to kill viruses and sanitized to eliminate bacteria.

5. Which surfaces can NOT be disinfected with electrostatic disinfection?

Electrostatic disinfection can be used on most surfaces, however sensitive camera lenses and movie theatre screens should be to prevent risk of damage.

6. Is electrostatic disinfection effective against COVID-19?

The application of virus killing disinfectant has been established as effective against ALL common viruses. Research on the latest products that are proven to specifically kill the COVID-19 virus is still underway, however we believe that the electrostatic is one of the best methods of disinfection you can use to take precaution against the coronavirus.

7. Is electrostatic disinfection safe?

Yes, electrostatic disinfection is completely safe for humans and animals. In fact, this method of disinfecting can be applied in many commonly used facilities, institutions, public spaces, and businesses including grocery stores, offices, schools, commercial kitchens, medical facilities, and any other places that are at high risk of exposure.

8. Is electrostatic disinfection eco-friendly?

Depending on the type of chemicals used during the cleaning process, electrostatic disinfection can be eco-friendly. However, it is important to note that some chemicals may be harmful to the environment when incorrectly disposed of or combined with certain materials. The experts at GTA Property Service Group Inc. use only eco-friendly cleaning solutions and adhere to all provincial safety standards.

9. How quickly does electrostatic disinfection start to work?

Electrostatic disinfection starts to work as soon as the disinfectant solution contacts the surface it is sprayed on. For optimal results, allow the solution to set undisturbed on the surface for a few minutes. This allows the disinfectant solution to destroy more of the potential contaminants and germs on the surface. In fact, most disinfectants that are designed to be electrostatically charges will kill viruses and bacteria within two minutes before they dissipate.

10. How long does the process take?

The length of the process depends on the size of the surface area and the number of objects that need to be disinfected. Typically, we can cover up to 5,000 square feet per hour with a team of just three or four people. We recommend that you allow up to four minutes for the disinfectant solution to adhere to surfaces and destroy contaminants after it has been applied. Disinfectant applications should be completed approximately one hour before opening time to ensure that the premises are thoroughly and safely disinfected before being used by the public.

11. Do I need electrostatic disinfection for my business or commercial space?

If your place of work is frequented by various people such as customers and employees, then yes, it is absolutely vital that you apply electrostatic disinfection at least once a week, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when there is not a highly contagious and potentially deadly virus going around, you should still thoroughly disinfect your commercial space at least once a week to limit the spread of germs as much as possible.

Despite the fact that people have for the most part been staying home to limit the spread of COVID-19, the fact remains that they have still come in contact with other people at some point or another during the past few months while shopping for essentials or ordering takeout. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

12. How much does electrostatic disinfection cost?

The cost of electrostatic disinfection is typically calculated by square footage and therefore depends on the size of the home, office, or business that needs to be needs to be sanitized and disinfected. Please feel free to contact us to book an onsite consultation or to get a specific quote.

13. How do I prepare for electrostatic disinfection?

The best way to prepare your workspace for electrostatic disinfection before the cleaning crew arrives is to completely remove and store any items such as work documents and articles of clothing that do not need to be cleaned. This will make it easier for our cleaning crews to thoroughly clean the space without any interruption.
If you have specific questions regarding electrostatic disinfection or would like a free quote, please feel free to contact GTA Property Service Group Inc. Our highly trained staff brings many years of expertise to the table and we will work to accommodate the needs of your business in any way possible. We also offer 24-hour emergency services!