One of the biggest mistakes commonly made is using the wrong disinfectant sprayer or trying to make one tool fit all application environments— a risky decision in today’s challenging times.
Often there is a need for more than one type of device in a facility due to the different premises, how they are used, and the number of people that need to be able to use the devices.
Sprayer Options Available
Always choose a sprayer based on your budget, square footage and planned frequency to disinfect. Here are some practical ways to evaluate spraying equipment for your company.
Hand Pump sprayers
Good for small areas, and require little training to use. They’re not practical for larger areas because they’re slow to use, reduce productivity because of the need for multiple refills, and create operator fatigue due the constant pulling of the triggers and pumping the device.
Ideal for medium and large areas, and come in a variety of handheld and backpack models, in both electric and battery powered.
Ideal for all areas and differ from other types of sprayers in that a positive charge is applied to the disinfectant solution as it exits the spray nozzle. These charged particles are naturally attracted to and adhere to negative-charged surfaces (most things are naturally negative charged). Electrostatic sprayers are ideal for applying disinfectants because they provide coverage on complex and hard to reach surfaces.
An added advantage to electrostatic sprayers is that they are not “line of sight” technology. Meaning if the object or surface is not visible, it is not being disinfected. Because of the charged molecules, the disinfectant will wrap around objects, allowing them to get into tight cracks, crevices and areas that traditional cleaning methods can’t reach. Another advantage: electrostatic sprayers use less disinfectant – a gallon is able to cover a much greater area as compared to other types of sprayers.
Electrostatic Sprayers provide maximum productivity and efficiency for disinfecting protocols.
Which disinfectant should be used in my sprayer?
The CDC recommends the use of an EPA-registered disinfectant as part of your Covid-19 sanitizing protocols.
There are several CDC-registered EPA-approved disinfectants available. The choice will depend on what you are disinfecting and the desired PPE for the employee. There are food and pet safe disinfectants that will optimize disinfecting protocols for your facility and do not require PPE.
We recommended Vital Oxide as it is registered with the EPA as a disinfectant, sanitizer and cleaner, and kills 99.999% of bacteria. There is no need to mix it, and it is safe for use around both humans and animals.
This CDC-approved food-grade formula can be used as a disinfectant, or be diluted further and used as a sanitizer, and is easy to apply to a variety of surfaces.
Let us help you reduce your risk!
Hotsy Pacific has been working closely with businesses and organizations throughout Northern California to help develop tailored disinfecting and sanitizing strategies and identify the right equipment and disinfecting agents for their company or organization.
We know the best protocols and resources available and can help to develop a cost-effective practical strategy that will reduce risk and improve safety.