Do you Know Your Options on Sprayers and Foggers?

With so many challenges facing companies in maintaining effective disinfecting protocols, it’s essential that you have the right type of device to apply disinfectant.

Here’s how to evaluate which type of device delivers the best results…


The type of sprayer depends on the job

One of the biggest mistakes commonly made is using the wrong 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.

Here are some practical ways to evaluate spraying equipment for your company.

Sprayer Options Available

You should choose a sprayer based on your budget, square footage and planned frequency to disinfect.

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.

Electric sprayers

Ideal for medium and large areas, and come in a variety of handheld and backpack models, in both electric and battery powered.

Electrostatic sprayers

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.

Sprayers provide maximum productivity and efficiency for disinfecting protocols.

In compliance with both State requirements and in their commitment to protect employees and customers, companies are looking for ‘best disinfecting practices’.

So here’s a question for you. Are your protocols providing the maximum coverage and efficiencies? If not, then the right type of sprayer and disinfectant will make a world of difference.

Which disinfectant should be used in my sprayer?

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.

Let us help you reduce your risk!

We can help you reduce your risk of Covid-19 exposure at your company, and prepare for a possible resurgence this Fall. 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.

Looking for an EPA-registered disinfectant?

The CDC recommends the use of an EPA-registered disinfectant as part of your Covid-19 sanitizing protocols. Vital Oxide 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. Make sure that you’re disinfecting wisely.