Disinfecting high-touch areas before electrostatic disinfection spraying is essential for several reasons:
- Removal of Physical Debris: Pre-cleaning high-touch surfaces ensures the removal of physical debris and dirt, which can interfere with the effectiveness of the disinfectant.
- Better Disinfectant Penetration: Without the presence of dirt or organic matter, the disinfectant can more effectively come into contact with the surface, allowing for better penetration and coverage.
- Increased Efficacy: Pre-cleaning helps the disinfectant to work more effectively against germs, bacteria, and viruses. Electrostatic spraying is more effective on surfaces that are already cleaned.
- Adherence to Guidelines: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends cleaning surfaces before disinfection as standard practice for infection control in healthcare settings and public spaces.
- Prevention of Biofilm Formation: Regular cleaning prevents the formation of biofilm, a layer where microbes can thrive, which can be more difficult to disinfect.
Now, let’s list high-touch areas that typically require regular disinfection:
- Doorknobs and Handles: Frequently touched by multiple people, making them hotspots for germs.
- Light Switches: Often touched in every room.
- Handrails: In staircases, corridors, and public transport areas.
- Elevator Buttons: Both inside and outside the elevators.
- Tables and Desks: Especially in public areas like schools, offices, and restaurants.
- Shared Office Equipment: Printers, copiers, and shared computers.
- Touch Screens: In public spaces like ATMs, self-service kiosks, and check-in counters.
- Faucets and Sinks: In bathrooms and kitchens.
- Toilet Flush Handles: High risk of contamination in restrooms.
- Keyboards and Mice: In shared workspaces or public internet cafes.
- Telephone Receivers and Keypads: In offices and public areas.
- Remote Controls: In hotels, hospitals, and common living areas.
- Countertops: Especially in kitchens and service areas.
- Appliance Handles: Like microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee machines.
- Fitness Equipment: In gyms and fitness centers.
Regularly disinfecting these areas, particularly in a healthcare setting or public space, can significantly reduce the spread of infectious diseases. Start Disinfecting