- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On January 31, 2020
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If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the last week, you will have probably noticed talk about coronavirus making its way to the United States from China. In December of last year, a new strain of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and since then the virus has infected over 2,000 individuals, causing more than 50 deaths.
It remains to be seen if this virus will merit the media hype it has caused. The outbreak is being closely monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their website is the best place to get up-to-date information that has not been overly exaggerated. Coronavirus is not at all uncommon, but just like other viruses (such as influenza or rhinovirus, a.k.a. “the common cold”), there are various strains. In fact, common strains of coronavirus cause symptoms that are very similar to a cold–runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, general malaise. Unlike the common cold, however, some strains of coronavirus such as this one identified last month can lead to deadly complications (not unlike the flu, which kills thousands each year).
As with the flu, those with compromised immune systems or weakened immune systems are susceptible to the greatest risk. If you are a facilities manager for a church, school, business, or really any type of industry that is open to the public, you will have people who fit into these risk categories walking through your front doors on a daily basis. What can you do to protect them against infection?
Well as it turns out, viruses aren’t the only new thing on the block–we’d like to introduce you to “electrostatic disinfecting,” or as we in the cleaning industry like to call it, the future of disinfecting. Sonlight Cleaning Services has been providing disinfecting services, typically in response to a client’s request due to infectious outbreak or cold & flu season, for over thirty years. In the past, this process carried the potential for cross-contamination. Everything in the building was wiped down by our team members–a time-intensive, laborious, and costly approach… but at the time it was the very best approach available.
Now with the addition of the electrostatic disinfecting sprayer, one of our team members can completely cover a building in a matter of hours, saving our clients money and time. More importantly, this process is thorough. Whereas a disinfectant applied by hand may reach the surface and sides of an item, electrostatic spray disinfectant covers every crevice. How is this possible? Thanks to electrostatic technology in the sprayer itself, the disinfecting chemical is given a positive charge, meaning it seeks out negatively charged surfaces. Imagine tossing a handful of magnetic dust at a large magnet and you’ll get the idea! Bye bye germs!
Flu season is upon us and the threat of other viruses seems to be on the rise–don’t wait for an outbreak to talk with Sonlight Cleaning Services about your disinfecting needs. We’ll bring the future to you!