If you are a facilities manager, building owner, or run a business, you have had to make some important changes to keep your employees, guests, customers, or tenants safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has raised our level of attention to cleaning and disinfection and the need to keep our facilities safe and healthy. It is not just about COVID-19, but other viruses, bacteria, and germs such as influenza, MRSA, E. coli, Norovirus, and any number of infectious pathogens that can cause illnesses if people come in close contact with them.
These germs can linger on some surfaces for hours or even days. Regular cleaning and wiping down surfaces – even with disinfectant sprays or wipes – is not enough to stop the spread of germs. To be sure your facility is thoroughly disinfected,you need to find a professional commercial cleaning company in your area that offers electrostatic disinfection services and has the equipment and training to handle Coronavirus.
CDC Recommendations for Fighting COVID-19
The Center for Disease Control recommends cleaning facilities to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 along with a separate disinfection process that includes cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, handles, countertops, light switches, elevator buttons, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Unfortunately, conventional sprays and wipes do not always fully clean and disinfect surfaces and objects and miss hard-to-reach places. Cross-contamination can also occur if germs and viruses are spread to hands or clothing, or other surfaces from cloths and wipes.
Electrostatic Spraying: An Extra Layer of Protection
Electrostatic disinfection service delivered by a commercial cleaning company provides an extra layer of protection to keep your facility free from viruses, bacteria, and germs. Droplets of disinfectant solution electromagnetically attach to surfaces and wrap around them. This means an entire surface or object is treated, not just the top and side facing the sprayer. Since the droplets are positively charged, they bond instantly with untreated surfaces and repel other droplets and surfaces that have already been sprayed. This results in more even coverage and less waste.
An electrostatic disinfection treatment using a disinfectant on the EPA’s list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 kills 99.99% of pathogens within 1 to 5 minutes.If you want to provide a higher level of protection against the spread of bacteria, viruses, and germs, you should consider electrostatic spraying.
How to Find Electrostatic Disinfection Services
Electrostatic disinfection services are best left to professionals. Start by seeking a commercial cleaning company that has the proper equipment and credentials to do the job. Here a few of the questions you should ask any commercial cleaning company you are evaluating.
- What is your experience with electrostatic disinfection services and where have you used them?
- Have your technicians been trained in using electrostatic disinfection services and bloodborne pathogens?
- Are you technicians certified in cleaning and disinfecting by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)?
- Do your technicians wear PPE while applying the disinfectant?
- Do your electrostatic disinfection services meet OSHA, AAHC, JCAHO, OSHA, and state/local agency standards?
- Do you use EPA-approved antimicrobial disinfectants that prevent the spread of germs that lead to infections, such as COVID-19 and the flu?
- What do you do to minimize workplace disruption?
You should look for a commercial cleaning company that has experience in delivering electrostatic disinfection services, has high-quality equipment, and has train edits service providers on how to use it. It is a mistake to hire someone who just bought a machine. Let them learn on the job in someone else’s facility.
You should also find out if they have experience with your type of facility. Cleaning in hospitals and other healthcare environments, schools, industrial facilities, and office building soften present unique challenges. If you work with a service provider that has experience working with companies like yours, you know they understand your business needs and requirements.
Get a Quote for Electrostatic Disinfection Services
When getting a quote for electrostatic disinfection services, keep in mind that costs are dependent on several items, including:
- Facility Location
- Size of Your Facility
- Objects Within Your Facility
- Frequency of Service
- Special Requirements
Therefore, it is best to get an in-person evaluation, so you get an accurate quote.
Electrostatic Disinfection Service
As facilities take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens, electrostatic disinfection services can play an important role in your readiness and reopening strategy and as part of your overall commitment toward providing a healthy environment for employees, customers and visitors.
OpenWorks’ elite network of service providers is trained in the use of the latest electrostatic disinfection spraying systems and follow all CDC, EPA, and OSHA guidelines.
Contact OpenWorks today for an estimate for electrostatic disinfection services at your workplace.