We are all aware of how crucial it is to pay particular attention to high-traffic areas with high-touch surfaces. It can be challenging to thoroughly clean and disinfect places like hotels that get nearly continual traffic, but it’s not impossible if you know how to do it. If the high-touch surface areas in hotels are not adequately managed, germs and viruses can spread easily to millions of people. Even if the coronavirus changed the way we do it, it’s clear from the recent data that we’re not done travelling.

Cleanliness has a greater influence on a traveller’s decision to stay at a hotel than any other aspect. Cleanliness has emerged as one of the most critical criteria on the road to recovery and in the future. It is even more imperative to be transparent about new practices to safeguard consumers and maintain a competitive advantage.

The majority of surface cleaning and disinfection is performed by the manual application (spray and wipe method) with liquid disinfectants. These practices need to be stopped.

Why do you need to stop the spray and wipe cleaning method?

The vast majority of hotels still likely sanitise using the traditional ‘spray and wipe’ approach. This is not always the best approach. Its time consuming, and not effective since the chemical is not on the surface long enough. There’s also a risk of cross-contamination if the same cloth is reused.

So, what are the suggested cleaning and disinfection measures for high-traffic areas and with many contact points?

According to studies, when compared to other disinfection procedures, the electrostatic approach resulted in a faster application and more efficient wrapping around the surface.

What is electrostatic cleaning and how does it work?

Electrostatic cleaning is the process of spraying a disinfectant with a particular electrostatic sprayer device to ensure total disinfection coverage.

The solution is combined with air and atomized by an electrode located within the sprayer. It charges the solution positively, allowing the solution to wrap around and uniformly cover all types of surfaces for a more complete clean. The positively charged droplets subsequently are drawn to all negative surfaces, covering the visible area, underside, and backsides.  

Why use Electrostatic cleaning?

Harmful pathogens can survive on the surface for days and possibly multiply every 20 minutes in the presence of a suitable food source and temperature. This gives plenty of opportunities for cross-contamination. Cleaning and disinfecting conventionally perform an excellent job of minimising the microbial load on common contact areas. However, the evolutionary adaptability of current pathogens requires the addition of novel strategies to manage cross contamination and microbial burden across a wide range of settings outside acute care. Electrostatic disinfection offers a new broad-spectrum way of disinfecting a full surface area and an entire space.

The crucial transmission pathways with electrostatic cleaning technology, offer a far more effective cleaning procedure.

  • Less time and effort for greater disinfectant coverage for small and larger areas.
  • Thoroughly disinfects places that are hard to reach with other methods
  • Electrostatic sprayers take about 70% less time than conventional spray and wipe, and use 65% fewer chemicals
  • Electrostatic cleaning options provide an electrical charge to solutions, allowing them to wrap conductive surfaces with effective and even coverage.
  • Contactless Cleaning – Even layers of spray disinfects and dry without needing to be wiped off. 

Cleaning and disinfecting for the future.

These high-traffic hotels are making use of one of the most powerful disinfecting methods we currently have available. And they’re using it in conjunction with other important cleaning and disinfecting methods. The pandemic has changed many things about how we all live. While many of the impacts are negative, increasing comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting through methods like electrostatic spraying is a huge positive.


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