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Cleaning companies using new tech to disinfect

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Janitorial staff at many offices and businesses have been an integral part of keeping the place clean, but now they're in high demand.

"So the conversation has moved from basic cleaning, emptying the trash, vacuuming to sanitation, disinfecting, germ removal one," Scott Stevenson President of Kleenmark, said.

With businesses like SVA on the west side of Madison starting to make the final preparations before opening back up again, Stevenson says that their disinfecting services are being requested a lot more than before.

With that, they're employing new technology that's more effective in killing the virus.

"These are impossible to get, so we are one of the few people in the state that have access to these types of machines," Stevenson said. "This is a critical piece or tool for us to help our customers open up their doors and stay open."

It's an electrostatic sprayer.

The way it works is water is mixed with disinfectant and is sprayed out with an electric charge.

That electric charge makes the mixture act like a magnet to any surface that is sprayed.

Because of that, the water gets in every nook and cranny and stays there to kill the virus or bacteria.

However that does come with a cost

"We've gone from green conventional products, to now products that kill," Stevenson said.

While not as eco-friendly, the products are rated to disinfect human coronaviruses.

Stevenson says they're happy to be the key to help businesses open their doors again.

"They're very excited to come back to work and they've had us doing a full out blitz ready to hit the pavement," he said.

Francisco Almenara

Reporter, WKOW

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