A growing number of businesses are responding to the novel coronavirus by closing their doors for deep cleaning. Often, the reason is that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Sometimes it is a precautionary measure, like when NIKE & KEEN sanitized their world headquarters after learning of a case in a nearby town.
During a pandemic, deep cleaning offers reassurance as well as protection against further spread of the disease. But what does it entail? While each company has its own guidelines for what constitutes deep cleaning, electrostatic spraying is quickly becoming an essential component.
With electrostatic spraying, a positive charge is applied to the cleaning fluid so it’s drawn to the negatively charged surface being disinfected. The droplets are then atomized into much smaller particles for a more even coating. Electrostatic spraying results in deeper cleaning because it’s thorough, blanketing every surface with disinfectant and even getting into the areas traditional cleaning tools can’t reach. While it does not replace your regular cleaning routine, it’s ideal as a follow-up, adding an extra layer of protection for your employees and customers.
So when should businesses use it? We recommend electrostatic deep cleaning when:
An employee is sick and has been to work.
A sick employee at your workplace means there is an increased risk of contaminated surfaces. If an employee is sick, immediately closing off areas the employee has accessed, thoroughly cleaning all surfaces they may have touched, and disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs and light switches. Electrostatic spraying takes the process one step further, attacking potential traces of the virus that traditional cleaning methods may have missed and preventing the virus from spreading to other employees.
Your facilities are closed.
Since electrostatic cleaning involves power-assisted spraying and hospital-grade disinfecting products, it should be performed when your building is empty. Normally, businesses aren’t able to shut down completely for cleaning. However, due to closures related to the pandemic, now is an ideal time to give it a floor-to-ceiling electrostatic deep cleaning. When you finally reopen, employees will be reassured to know they’re returning to a sanitized workplace.
Morale needs a boost
Fear governs a lot of the decisions people make right now, including whether to go to work and whether to walk into a business. If customers are staying away or employees have expressed reluctance to come in, letting them know you’ve used electrostatic spraying to clean every exposed surface can help instill confidence that your facility is a safe place to be. The more transparent you are about what measures you’re taking to prevent the spread of illness, the more trust you’ll build with employees and customers alike.
You’re concerned about potential exposure
Even if your business hasn’t had any confirmed cases of the virus, just knowing it’s out there can be reason enough to beef up your cleaning routine. When it come to disease prevention, proactive is better than reactive. Electrostatic spraying can serve as an extra precautionary measure to help keep your employees safe—one more thing you can do when you need to do everything you can.
Electrostatic disinfecting has emerged as a powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, and many Portland and Northern Virginia businesses rely on Cleansolution for fast, effective disinfection. Call on us at 503-432-8302 to discover whether electrostatic spraying is the right solution for you.
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