Electrostatic sprayers are a relatively new tool that is being used for disinfecting. Since it is unique, many people are unsure how they work, their benefits, and how safe they are to use. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions related to electrostatic disinfectant sprayers:
What is an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer?
An electrostatic disinfectant sprayer is a device that disinfects a surface. It adds an electric charge to water molecules before spraying them over the desired surface. By adding this charge, the water molecules cling to the surface, providing a more thorough cleaning. The electrostatic disinfectant sprayer from Hotsy is battery-powered and handheld, making it easy to move around and point at the surface you wish to clean.
Can electrostatic sprayers be used on electronics?
Yes, electrostatic sprayers can safely be used around electronics. You can use an electrostatic sprayer near laptops, desktop PCs, tablets, cellphones, and keyboards. However, it is recommended that you not apply the sprayer directly to the device at close range. Instead, it would help if you positioned the sprayer at least several inches away from the device before activating it. All Hotsy electrostatic sprayers come with an instruction manual that provides more detailed information on properly cleaning areas with electronic devices.
Can electrostatic sprayers be used near paper?
Electrostatic sprayers leave a small residue on paper surfaces. It is best to remove any important papers before spraying. If documents must remain in the area, avoid spraying them directly.
What do you use an electrostatic sprayer for?
The purpose of an electrostatic sprayer is to disinfect an area thoroughly without having to touch it. This can be used both at home and in businesses for a wide range of applications. For example, hotels can disinfect rooms before a new guest arrives, or a business can disinfect equipment before a customer uses it.
The EPA has also approved electrostatic sprayers to combat COVID-19 pathogens. This makes it the ideal tool for businesses who need to frequently clean an area to keep customers and employees safe.
Is electrostatic spraying safe?
Electrostatic spraying is completely safe. This goes for both the person operating the sprayer and anyone within the vicinity. No masks or other PPE equipment are required to handle the electrostatic sprayer. However, it’s recommended that you wear gloves if using Purtabs as a disinfecting agent.
It is also safe to enter a space after applying an electrostatic spray. However, it may be best to wait 1-2 hours after application to ensure thorough disinfecting. Once the disinfectant application is complete, it is safe for both people and pets to enter the area.
What is the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing?
When it comes to handling dirt and germs on a surface, there are essentially three levels. Cleaning is the physical process of removing dirt and germs, usually by using soap and water. Cleaning a surface doesn’t necessarily kill germs, but it does remove them from the surface, which can help reduce the spread of infection.
Sanitizing is when you lower the number of germs to an acceptable level. The purpose of sanitizing is to remove the bulk of germs throughout an area to go about our daily lives with a significantly reduced risk.
Lastly, disinfecting is when you kill any germs on a surface. Disinfecting either destroys or inactivates bacteria and viruses found on the surface. What germs are destroyed depends on the specific chemical being used.
In daily life, sanitizing and cleaning are typically the most important. It’s especially important to sanitize areas like your bathroom. However, if you are concerned about pathogens like COVID-19, then complete disinfection is a better solution.
How long do germs stay on surfaces?
How long a germ stays on a surface typically depends on the type of germ. For example, cold germs can sometimes stay on a surface for several days, while influenza germs remains on a surface for up to a day. For the coronavirus, germs can stay on surfaces for hours to days, depending on the surface. However, even though germs remain on these surfaces for long periods, many of them become less infectious as time goes on.
Which disinfectants do you recommend for COVID-19?
To fight COVID-19, we first recommend using an electrostatic sprayer. Within this sprayer, a good disinfectant to use is Purtabs. Purtabs have been approved by the EPA to kill the coronavirus quickly and are easy to use. You just drop one of the tablets into the water inside the electrostatic sprayer and wait for it to dissolve. One tablet provides hospital-grade sanitation for an entire 800 sq. ft room.
How often should I disinfect and clean surfaces?
How frequently you should clean depends on a few factors. Primarily, you should clean “high-touch” areas more regularly, at least once a day. High-touch areas include tables, counters, toilets, handles, doorknobs, phones, and keyboards. Essentially, if the object or surface is touched a lot throughout the day, you should disinfect it frequently.
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