What is the ESS machine &
How do I use it?
You may have heard it called “spraying” or perhaps even “fogging,” but the correct term ESS machine stands for ElectroStatic Sprayer machine, and it is 2020’s shining star for good cleaning standards. We have had clients from a variety of businesses calling us left and right to schedule spraying services for Offices, Churches, Casinos, Restaurants, Event Spaces, Funeral Homes, etc. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that most of our accounts do not know exactly how this machine works to sanitize their facility. It is a really impressive piece of equipment and I will do my best to describe the inner workings of the ESS machine.
Let us define Electrostatic as that “relating to stationary electric charges or fields as opposed to electric currents.” Confused? Don’t worry, I was too. In a nutshell, there are particles in the air that are constantly in motion and they are made of microscopic things called “atoms” which are made up of even smaller subatomic particles called “electrons (negatively charged electricity) - protons (positively charged electricity) - and neutrons (neutrally charged electricity).” When you have an electrostatic field or force occurring that simply means that the air is filled with a drastically higher (or lower) ratio of electrons than protons or neutrons. Believe it or not you have experienced this force before! Ever pulled clothes out of the dryer and they stick together? Ever rubbed a ballon to your hair and it makes your hair frizzy? Ever touched a metal door knob and feel a small shock? How about when you get a package with foam packing peanuts and they all seem to stick together? These are all examples of electrostatic force. Now that we have a grip on what an electrostatic force is, I will explain how the use of this force can help sanitize your facility from pathogens including, but not limited to, the novel Coronavirus.
“Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatic charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at.”
- Commercial Clean Corp.
When sprayed properly, the disinfectant chemical delivered in an electrostatic force is wrapped perfectly around surfaces and clings to any germ, pathogen, or dust particle like cling wrap to a plate. Toxins are immediately suffocated with the disinfectant and “killed,” in about 15 mins the area can be wiped entirely leaving behind a sterile surface. I mention that the ESS machine needs to be sprayed properly because there are a few things to make sure NOT to do:
When spraying the disinfectant chemical you want to make sure you are not too close to any surfaces, it needs to be more like a light mist or dusting of vapors over the surface instead of a straight spray.
You also want to make sure you are not getting too much product on any surface that is electronic, for the mist is moisture and and we all know electronics and moisture do not mix.
You need to be diligent in wearing the correct protective breathing mask when spraying the disinfectant chemical because it is actually harmful if consumed before it dries completely.
When done correctly, the ESS spraying service is honestly a brilliant and quick way of ensuring true sanitizing for your facility, combing physics and cleaning! In my professional opinion it is worth it to make a few calls around to your local vendors to see if they offer any kind of Covid19 spraying service for extra protection throughout this pandemic. You really can never be too safe when dealing with your office and employees. If you ever need a professional opinion you can trust then give us a call at Aspen, we provide uniquely excellent services in over 17 states and we are always here to serve you!