Frequently Asked Questions
Electrostatic Sprayers vs Foggers: What's The Difference?
A common question we get asked is what the differences between electrostatic sprayers and foggers are. In this section, we'll cover just that.
It’s pretty simple: Electrostatic sprayers produce charged droplets that actively attract to surfaces when produced. Electrostatic sprayers are known to quickly and efficiently disinfect surfaces. They also tend to be priced more expensive than foggers.
Foggers deliver very small droplets that passively sit on surfaces depending on the direction they’re sprayed in. Gravity also has some effect on whether or not foggers will thoroughly cover and disinfect surfaces. This means foggers may result in uneven and incomplete coverage on surfaces.
So, in short, we recommend using electrostatic sprayers to disinfect surfaces because they produce charged droplets which quickly and efficiently cover and disinfect surfaces.
Are UV lights better than electrostatic sprayers for disinfection?
UV lights are not recommended over electrostatic sprayers for disinfection. This is for several reasons:
1. Electrostatic sprayers aren't dangerous to use, UV lights are because they can permanently damage your eyes.
2. UV lights are sometimes more expensive than electrostatic sprayers.
3. Electrostatic sprayers are more easy to use than UV lights for disinfection.
What is an electrostatic sprayer?
An electrostatic sprayer works by charging liquid chemicals as they pass through a sprayer nozzle. This generates charged droplets that repel against one another and stick to surfaces for effective disinfection.
What chemical is used in electrostatic sprayers?
The Commercial Cleaning Corporation uses two EPA-approved cleaning products in their electrostatic sprayers: Clorox VersaSureä Wipes and Spray N Go from Bullen Chemicals.
Who makes electrostatic sprayers?
A few of the top brands are:
- Victory Innovations
What is an electrostatic sprayer used for?
Electrostatic sprayers are used for disinfecting and cleaning surfaces. Electrostatic sprayers have become very popular ever since the coronavirus outbreak began, since they are great at disinfecting surfaces.
How long does electrostatic cleaning last?
Electrostatic sprayers generate charged droplets with disinfectant chemicals that have a kill time of about two minutes for bacteria and under two minutes for viruses. Also, no wiping is necessary with electrostatic spraying. Electrostatic disinfection is safe for all surfaces including electronic equipment, desks, and other high-traffic areas.
Now, you should have an idea of what electrostatic sprayer you might add to your next shopping list.
If you’re looking to learn more about electrostatic sprayers and how they work, then our article on electrostatic sprayers is a great read.