Electrostatic Cleaning Helps Improve Business
When cold and flu season strikes, Dan W. Cline II has the health and well-being of thousands of people on his mind. He isn’t a doctor (and he doesn’t play one on TV), but as executive vice president of 4M Building Solutions, St. Louis, Cline is always looking for what’s new and what can help improve services to clients located in 13 states.
It was at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in September 2017 where Cline saw something that would bring an exciting change to the way 4M services its clients, which include call centers, medical office buildings and fitness centers, among others, for a total of 85 million square feet of space cleaned each day.
“We go out [to ISSA] every year just to see the new products and innovations. When we were there, this technology caught my eye. We stopped at a booth, spent some time there, and I really liked what I saw. The Clorox Professional spokespeople did an excellent job of providing us with information,” says Cline, referring to the Clorox Total 360 System, a patented electrostatic cleaning system.
Electrostatic spraying is a process for applying liquid to a surface that works by charging and atomizing a solution, delivering a powerful flow of droplets, which are charged by the application of an electrical current as they exit the sprayer. The charged particles are attracted to all surfaces, even the backs of them, with a force stronger than gravity, allowing the solution to easily reach and uniformly cover. It has long been used in the agriculture industry for the efficient application of pesticides, especially the hidden undersides of leaves.
The more uniform coverage of the fine electrostatically charged droplets also allows for better coverage of surfaces with less chemical solution, whether it is pesticide in agriculture or disinfectant in an office building.
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