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UniFirst Adds Electrostatic Disinfecting Services as Businesses and Schools Reopen Nationwide

Man disinfecting classroom with electrostatic E-spray from UniFirst
 

Wilmington, Mass. () – UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products for businesses, is now providing added value and peace of mind to companies and schools in four select locations throughout the U.S. with the recent addition of electrostatic (E-Spray) disinfecting services to its core facility service offerings. UniFirst’s innovative targeted E-Spray program provides fast, effective germ-killing on non-porous surfaces at a time when demand has never been higher because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The service is currently available in the Greater Charlotte, N.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., Tampa, Fla., and Chicago, Ill. areas.

With the advance of the pandemic, many of our nation’s workers and students have pivoted to working and learning remotely. But as businesses and places of education reopen, and for those in essential positions whose jobs require them to be in offices, schools, and other buildings, a clean and disinfected environment can make a real difference in helping to maintain health and safety. This is where UniFirst’s E-Spray disinfecting services can become particularly valuable.

UniFirst’s E-Spray services utilize a highly effective, hospital-grade chemical disinfectant called “64 Millennium Q.” Designed for use on hard, non-porous surfaces, the disinfectant is administered on a regular schedule in a fine, quick-drying mist via a backpack-style or handheld device. The system is ideal for fast, effective sanitization of desks and chairs (classrooms, offices, etc.); tiles, walls, and floors (restrooms, locker rooms, etc.); medical equipment (exam rooms, labs, etc.); and countless other hard surfaces. E-Spray’s patented electrostatic spray system uses positively charged droplets to uniformly and directly target, attract, and neutralize pathogens – even in hard-to-reach areas – making it an ideal disinfecting solution for practically any work or schooling environment.

E-Spray’s patented electrostatic spray system is effective against human coronavirus, influenza, norovirus, hepatitis B and C, MRSA, salmonella, and E. coli. At a special dilution ratio of 1:16, it also kills canine parvovirus and other animal viruses. E-Spray covers, targets, cleans, and disinfects 70% faster, uses 65% less chemicals, and achieves more uniform coverage when compared to traditional wiping and overspray inefficiencies. These numbers become glaringly important when considering a study performed by BioMed Central Infectious Disease which states that, “pathogens can persist on inanimate surfaces for weeks or even months,” and that, “a disinfection of surfaces in specific areas reduces the risk of transmission of nosocomial pathogens from inanimate surfaces to susceptible patients.”

“Along with social distancing, mask wearing, and other preventative safety measures, demand for effective disinfection of surfaces has grown immensely amid the continuing fight against the spread of COVID-19,” said Adam Soreff, UniFirst director or marketing and communications. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “[The virus that causes COVID-19] spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.” And that, “Droplets can also land on surfaces and objects and be transferred by touch. A person may get COVID-19 by touching the surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.”

Diligent hygiene—both on a personal and a professional level—is imperative to overall health and wellness. Keeping your person, your workspace, and your place of business clean and disinfected through programs like UniFirst’s E-Spray is a major piece of a comprehensive health and hygiene strategy.

Tailored to each business’s needs and requirements, UniFirst Facility Services provide quality safety/PPE, floorcare, restroom, and other ancillary business products to help create safer, cleaner, healthier, and more attractive work environments—while also reducing overall facility maintenance expenses. To request a quote for UniFirst electrostatic disinfecting spray or other facility services, or to learn more about UniFirst uniform programs, visit UniFirst.com.

 

 
 

About UniFirst

Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products; and with 260 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits more than 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit UniFirst.com.

 

Contact:
Adam Soreff
Director of Marketing and Communications
UniFirst Corporation
68 Jonspin Rd.
Wilmington, MA 01887
978.527.4349
ASoreff@UniFirst.com

 
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