Look out, flu, and other viruses: The Milton School District is armed with new surface-disinfecting technology to kick you out of its schools. The district’s buildings and grounds team bought three cordless electrostatic sprayers manufactured by NJCleanTech earlier in the school year before demand for them was high.
Lonnie Johnson sanitizes the cafeteria with an electrostatic sprayer at Brickey-McCloud Elementary in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, March 13, 2020. Knox County Schools, after closing due to coronavirus concerns, is disinfecting all of its schools using different cleaning methods such as traditional wiping-down surfaces to using modern electrostatic sprayers.
It may look like something right out of Star Wars but, it’s actually the latest tool to help fight the coronavirus.Electrostatic sprayers are increasingly being used to clean surfaces that may have been contaminated. The sprayers apply an electrostatic charge to disinfectant solution during application.
It’s becoming more difficult for facilities to stay ahead of today’s rising public health threats and increasing demands for higher levels of disinfection. Managers and service providers are challenged with improving outcomes, yet in a limited timeframe without increasing budgets or staff.