FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is electrostatic disinfection?
How do electrostatic sprayers work?
Why is electrostatic disinfection better than UV light as a disinfectant?
- is only effective on the surfaces that the UV light can reach. Places like inside of cabinets, underneath tables, and all kinds of nooks are left untreated
- Use of UVC light as a disinfectant is recommended as part of a comprehensive cleaning regimen, and should not be the only method employed to thoroughly clean and disinfect.
How long does the disinfection process take?
Can you provide something to show that the service has been done?
How long does it take for the disinfection solution to work?
This includes SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19); and the Norovirus
What type of solution do you use?
How much is the cost?
Why are some disinfecting services less expensive
Are they fogging or misting? Remember electrostatic disinfection is superior. If that’s what they do, ask what kind of machine they use.
Cheap sprayers have inconsistent coverage. We use the Clorox® Total 360® , the most advanced and effective sprayer on the market. Basically, you get what you pay for!
What is the difference between cleaning/ disinfecting and sanitizing?
- Cleaning removes dirt and removes impurities, but does not kill organisms
- Sanitizing is a process that reduces viruses /bacteria and germs (pathogens) on properly cleaned surfaces. (Sanitizing is usually done in areas that come into contact with food).
- Disinfecting- is a process that uses stronger chemicals to effectively destroy 99.9% of all virus/bacteria/germs.(High germ areas like bathrooms usually require disinfecting)
Does an area have to be cleaned before its disinfected?
What are “High Touch Areas”?
Surfaces and objects that are touched often are considered “high touch” areas that should be disinfected often.
Some Examples- Railings,door knobs, light switches, tabletops, countertops, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
What types of surfaces can the Clorox Total 360® solution be used on?
- Any all surfaces except untreated wood.
- Computers, monitors
Is the Clorox® Total 360® safe on food contact surfaces?
How long can Covid-19 live on surfaces?
The short answer is we really don’t know yet, but researchers state the following
- copper- up to 4 hours
- cardboard -up to 24 hours
- stainless steel – pots, refrigerators- 3 days
- plastic – milk containers, bottles, elevator buttons 2-3 days.
- wood- 4 days