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Queen's University Pioneers Electrostatic Disinfecting

A feature on residence cleaning with electrostatic disinfecting in Facility Cleaning & Maintenance magazine...


Universities are filled with creativity, innovation, state-of-the-art technology and… germs? That’s right, while post-secondary institutions are places of advanced learning, they are also high-traffic areas that bring together all kinds of viruses and bacteria.


David L. Smith, director of cleaning, hygiene and sanitation at Bunzl Canada, recently wrote an article for Facility Cleaning & Maintenance magazine showcasing how Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario incorporated revolutionary technology into its cleaning and disinfecting processes.


Making the Grade with the Clorox® Total 360®

Since 2014, maintenance staff at Queen’s University have used the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic disinfecting system for its ability to completely and evenly cover surfaces with disinfectant solution in just minutes. The staff added this game-changing technology to their cleaning routine to enable disinfecting throughout the school’s residences. Clorox® Total 360®  uses electrostatic technology to create a charge in each droplet of solution, causing them to become attracted to surfaces to create a 'wrap-around' effect that includes the front, backs and sides of even hard-to-reach surfaces such as keyboards.


Since adding the Clorox® Total 360® to their cleaning processes, maintenance staff at Queen's have been able to use a proactive approach during cold and flu season to help avoid possible outbreaks. They’ve even found that the extent to which colds and flu spread through the university’s residences have dramatically reduced.


To download the original article that featured in the September 2018 edition of Cleaning and Maintenance Magazine, click here.


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