What is Electrostatic Cleaning
The first thing to understand about electrostatic cleaning is that while we talk about cleaning and sanitizing really all our electrostatic treatments are about disinfecting – about the killing of 99.9 per cent of all germs in a location. How can we be sure of doing that? Well for a start our all-natural ingredient disinfectants are guaranteed to kill germs, including viruses and COVID-19, but also because of the double whammy that our disinfectants are applied electrostatically.
Why Not Normal Cleaning
Unless you are continually replacing or disinfecting the cloths you use to clean then cleaning with a cloth runs the risk of smearing grime and germs across a surface, rather than killing them effectively. Even spraying or fogging which are more efficient ways to apply disinfectant will only treat the surfaces they are pointed at. Electrostatic cleaning works differently.
The Science Bit
Ready for the science bit? OK here we go. In ancient times people worked out that certain materials, if rubbed, would acquire a charge that attracted materials. If you rub a balloon against your shirt and hold it near long hair you can see that yourself. That's static electricity and it can either attract or repel depending on the charge. In 1795 a French physicist, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb came up with Coulomb's law which quantifies the force between charged particles. In electrostatic cleaning an electrode in the spray nozzle applies a charge to the particles of the solution which both attracts them to the neutrally charged surfaces they are sprayed on, and simultaneously makes the particles repel each other.
Why Electrostatic Cleaning Works
Because the charge means that the solution particles are pushing each other away they spread out as evenly as possible and even run around the underside and back sides of surfaces as well as into crevices in the quest to escape other solution particles. Normal spraying only treats the surface the spray is pointed directly at. Electrostatic cleaning coats the whole object and is the same principle as the one used in car manufacturing to evenly spray paint on an auto. The result is that the disinfectant solution gets evenly spread on every surface without missing bits or pooling – both risks of normal fogger and spray treatments.
Why That Matters
Rapid and efficient disinfecting is the key to hygiene in all sorts of locations; hospitals, hospitality, offices, schools, food preparation, and transport to name just a few. With electrostatic cleaning we can treat very large areas very fast indeed and ensure rapid turnaround. To consider for a minute the difference between normal and electrostatic disinfecting just take a look at a wheelchair. There are so many crevices and angles that normal spraying is inevitably going to treat only a small part of that object. Electrostatic cleaning means that even though it is sprayed from one angle the disinfectant will move around to coat every surface of the device. Which means we've got it covered when it comes to germs.