Covid-19 continues to grow worldwide. Here in the US, business owners and facilities managers are eagerly searching for ways to limit it within their workplace to keep their employees, clients, customers, students and patients as safe as possible. Let’s learn more about novel coronavirus and the ways that companies can strive to contain this serious, contagious disease. One key method is the use of electrostatic sanitization systems – let’s explore its effectiveness and use:

Covid-19 – Basic facts

There is still much to learn about this new strain of coronavirus. From trusted authorities, we know that it is spread between people in close contact and through respiratory droplets. Touchingyour eyes, nose or mouth after coming in contact with droplets increases the likelihood of being infected. Symptoms vary from very mild (runny nose, sneezing) to severe (coughing, respiratory issues, pneumonia, organ failure, etc.). Individuals may have no obvious signs of illness, or they may not properly recognize the symptoms and spread Covid-19 without knowing.

Limiting the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace

There are tried and true methods to reduce the spread of contagious diseases like coronavirus within your business:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and often 
  • Sneeze or cough into sleeves or tissues
  • Don’t shake hands 
  • Stay home when ill
  • Don’t travel to destinations where outbreaks are significant

Fortunately, many companies can provide work-from-home options for their employees. Another recommended practice is to limit in-person meetings and work travel as well as control guests and visitors. Finally, a vigorous effort to sanitize your building is needed to help fight the spread of coronavirus.  

As noted in the article ‘What is IoT? How Smart Building Technology is Changing Facilities Management’, the key benefits of the Internet of Things is the ability to introduce flexibility and observability.

How electrostatic sanitation can help

Traditional cleaning and dusting isn’t an effective method to combat pathogens like coronavirus. To truly sanitize, an electrostatic sanitation process like the Clorox® Total 360 System is most effective. How it works is that fine droplets of disinfecting solution are charged with an electrostatic force which delivers the solution to the front, side, back and even under surfaces, providing 360° wrap-around coverage. It’s fast and effective and can cover up to 18,000 square feet per hour. 

At ION Facility Services Ltd., we are advocates of the Clorox® Total 360 electrostatic sanitation system. It’s a proven, cost-effective method to safely disinfect your facility. Call our trusted team to help control the spread of coronavirus (or any other harmful germs) at (877) 414-6637 or email