FAQs - Clorox® Total 360® - CLX 1100 Model


  1. What are Electrostatics? Why should I believe in electrostatic spraying (ES) technology?
Electrostatic spraying is the process of applying a charged liquid to a surface.  A charge is induced on the liquid droplets as they are formed, just before exiting the sprayer nozzle. When the charged droplets approach a surface, they induce an opposite charge on the surface which then attracts the charged droplet to the surface. The charged droplets also repel each other, preventing them from coalescing into larger droplets. The repulsion also allows the droplet to uniformly cover surfaces. Droplets can even be attracted to the backs of surfaces regardless of the direction of spray, enabling them to “wrap” around a range of surface types including curved surfaces. In this respect, electrostatic spraying can be considered an “active” application technology in that liquid droplets are attracted to surfaces. With normal or non-charged “passive” spraying, the coverage of surfaces is determined by the direction of spray and where the droplets fall based on the effect of gravity and may result in uneven surface coverage. 
The electrostatic spraying process has been used for more than 60 years in painting and agriculture applications.1In agriculture, electrostatic sprayers are used for the efficient application of pesticides to plants, to help treat the “hidden” undersides of leaves that pesticides applied using regular non-charged spray applications are unable to reach.  The more uniform coverage of the fine electrostatically charged droplets also allows for better coverage of surfaces with less pesticide compared to application with a non-charged sprayer.

 

  1. What is the Clorox® Total 360® System?
The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic system consists of an electrostatic sprayer that can be used with either of two Clorox approved EPA registered products:
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1(EPA Reg. No. 67619-38)
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray (EPA Reg. No. 67619-14)
  1. How does your system compare to other electrostatic sprayers?

The Clorox® Total 360® System is an electrostatic sprayer paired with a portfolio of Clorox-trusted disinfectants and sanitizers. Electrostatic sprayers are advanced application systems and not solutions in and of themselves. Where other companies only sell one piece of the system (typically the sprayer), the Clorox® Total 360® System delivers a comprehensive solution – trusted Clorox® disinfecting and sanitizing solutions paired with an electrostatic sprayer that features patented PowerWrap™ nozzle technology to ensure all surfaces are properly disinfected and sanitized.  The system also features a powerful air compressor that helps the system cover more surfaces in less time, and the corded system provides constant electrostatic output to keep performance consistent. Clorox has also evaluated the Clorox® products that can be used with the system for appropriate use. Additionally, the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer is Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Listed. See Section 5 for a description of UL listing.

 

  1. How does your system compare to foggers or misters? What is the difference between the liquid sprays delivered with the Clorox® Total 360® System versus a mist and fog?

The Clorox® Total 360® System delivers electrostatically charged droplets that are actively attracted to surfaces, including the exposed back sides of surfaces regardless of the direction of spray. Misters and fogging systems deliver very small droplets that passively deposit on surfaces based on the direction of spray and the effect of gravity.

 

  1. What part of the Clorox® Total 360® system is patented?

The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer is covered by two granted United States patents (patent numbers 9138760 and 9144811). One patent describes the design of a piece of the system that assists with charging particles as they leave the nozzle – housing this piece inside the nozzle prevents current leakage, resulting in stronger, more consistent electrostatic charge and therefore better coverage and wrap than other sprayer designs. The other patent describes the adjustable, removable nozzle cap, which allows for easy cleaning and factory calibration of the nozzle. Both of these patented features also serve to extend the lifespan of the nozzle.

 

  1. What types of products can be used through the Clorox® Total 360® System? Are they disinfectants, sanitizers, cleaners, or all three?
Currently two Clorox products are approved for use with the Clorox® Total 360® System:
Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1 (EPA Reg. No. 67619-38).
This is a disinfectant and cleaner combined and carries approved disinfecting claims against bacteria, viruses and fungi on hard, non-porous surfaces, including but not limited to Norovirus, Staphylococcus aureus (aureus), methicillin-resistant S. aureus(MRSA), Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) Escherichia coli, and Rhinoviruses and Influenza viruses, which cause cold and flu. The dwell or contact times for these pathogens’ ranges from 30 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the pathogen. This product is also a hard, non-porous surface sanitizer (5 sec contact time) and soft surface sanitizer (2 min contact time), and it carries mildew stat (mold growth inhibition) and bacteriostat (bacteria growth inhibition) claims on label.

 

Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Daily Sanitizing Spray (EPA Reg. No. 67619-14).
This product is a food contact surface sanitizer and a non-food contact hard surface sanitizer. It carries approved sanitizing claims against pathogens that include but are not limited to Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica and Salmonella typhi, all of which are common foodborne-pathogens, and Staphylococcus aureus. The contact time is 1 min for non-food contact surfaces, and 2 min for food contact surfaces.

 

  1. What is the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting?
Cleaning is the removal of debris such as organic and inorganic material (often called “soil”) from objects and surfaces.  It is normally accomplished manually or mechanically using water with detergents or enzymatic products.

 

Sanitizing is the reduction of organisms on a surface.

 

Non-food contact surfaces: For a product to be considered a sanitizer for non-food contact surfaces, it should be capable of reducing the number of organisms on a surface by a minimum of 3 log10(99.9%). This means that if there are 1,000,000 organisms on the surface, an effective sanitizer would remove at least 999,000 organisms, with no more than 1000 organisms remaining.

 

Food contact surfaces: For a product to be considered a sanitizer for food contact surfaces, it should be capable of reducing the number of organisms on a surface by a minimum of 5 log10(99.999%).  This means that if there are 1,000,000 organisms on the surface, an effective sanitizer would remove at least 999,990 organisms, with no more than 10 organisms remaining.

 

Disinfecting is the destruction of organisms on surfaces. In order for a product to be classified as a disinfectant it must be capable of completely destroying organisms on a surface.

 

  1. What is a Clorox approved Product?
A “Clorox approved” product is a product that has been rigorously tested with the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer to understand efficacy, worker protection, and residue profile. Being a “Clorox approved” product means that Clorox has approved its use with the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer.
Two products are currently “Clorox approved” for use with the system:
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1(EPA Reg. No. 67619-38)
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray (EPA Reg. No. 67619-14)

 

  1. Can I use non-Clorox® Total 360® system approved products through the sprayer?

No.  The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer must be used only with “Clorox approved” products.  Use of a non-“Clorox approved” product will void the warranty on the System.

 

  1. Do either of the products carry EPA approved claims against fungi or molds?

Yes. The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1has an EPA-approved claim against Trichophytan interdigitale on hard, non-porous surfaces.

 

  1. Do either of the products carry EPA approved claims against hand, foot and mouth disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is caused by several different viruses belonging to the Enterovirus genus (group), which includes polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and enteroviruses.

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1carries claims against Coxsackievirus B3 Virus (5 min contact time) and Poliovirus (5 min contact time).

 

  1. How long does the product need to stay wet on the surface to be effective?

Dwell time, or contact time, is the amount of time that a surface must remain wet to allow the product to be in contact with an organism in order to kill it.  The contact or dwell time of a product will vary and can be found on the product label. Contact times for the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1 range between 5 seconds (for hard surface sanitization), and 5 minutes (for disinfection of certain viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces). It is important to consider the dwell time as a factor when determining which Clorox approved product to use.

 

  1. Which products are NSF listed?

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray is NSF listed (Nonfood Compounds. Category D2. NSF Registration Number 156351). The NSF certification letter can be found on the NSF website at: http://info.nsf.org/usda/letters/156351.pdf

 

  1. What is in the Clorox® Total 360® demonstration spray and how does it work?

The primary ingredient in the liquid sprayed through the Clorox® Total 360® System to demonstrate surface coverage is a fluorescent molecule called Tinopal®. Tinopal® is an optical brightener typically used in laundry detergents to make white clothing appear whiter. This compound absorbs UV light and emits blue light, and it glows brightly under blacklight. When applied to white clothing, Tinopal® shifts the color spectrum to make the white color appear brighter. When sprayed on hard surfaces through the Clorox® Total 360® System, Tinopal® makes the surface coverage and wrap resulting from electrostatic spraying easily visible under blacklight.

 

  1. Does the Clorox® Total 360® System replace manual cleaning and disinfection? If not, how do they work together?

It depends on the application, but in general Clorox recommends cleaning manually first, then following with the Clorox® Total 360® system as part of an enhanced disinfection method. The Clorox® Total 360® system may also be used for end of day or terminal cleaning in tandem with daily cleaning with manual disinfectants, cleaners or sanitizers.  The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1can also be applied with the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer and wiped off after the label contact [dwell] time to clean and disinfect in one step.  Regardless of the method chosen, gross soil should be removed prior to use.

 

  1. How many square feet will one gallon of Clorox approved product treat?

When applied according to instructions for use, one (1) gallon of a Clorox approved product will treat up to 9000 square feet of surfaces through the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer.  This is 9000 square feet of treated space and not necessarily floor space. Note that the exact spray coverage will depend on the contact time of the solution being sprayed through the sprayer.

 

  1. How many square feet can I treat in one hour?

When Clorox approved products are applied according to instructions for use it is possible to treat a maximum of 18,000 square feet per hour with application.

 

  1. How long can the device run continuously for one gallon of Clorox approved product?

The Clorox® Total 360® System will deliver one (1) gallon of product in approximately 30 minutes of continuous use when applied according to the instructions for use in the user manual.

 

  1. Does the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer need to be recharged?

No.  The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer is powered by electricity provided by a standard 3-pronged, grounded outlet.  It cannot be used unless it is plugged in.

 

  1. Can I spray inside or outside?

The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer is currently UL Listed for commercial indoor use as well as outdoor use. See Section 5 for a definition of UL Listed. When using liquid products, always follow the appropriate labeling instructions.

 

  21. Can the Clorox® Total 360® System be used in a building without an HVAC system?

No. The Clorox® Total 360® System has only been evaluated for facilities with a properly functioning HVAC system.

 

  1. Does the room need to be sealed off before treatment with Clorox® Total 360® System?

No. The room does not need to be sealed off.  However, it is good practice to apply a warning sign to the outside of the room being treated to prevent bystanders from entering while the application of product is in progress. Please ensure that there is a properly functioning HVAC system in place for the room.

 

  1. When can I reenter a room after using the Clorox® Total 360® System?
After application of either Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1and/or Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray there are zero reentry times for bystanders, i.e. bystanders can enter the room immediately after a product has been applied.  The zero-reentry time was determined following testing of each approved product with the Clorox® Total 360® System using air concentration modeling. Immediately after use, the levels of products in the air were measured and found to be below acceptable limits.

 

  1. What surfaces are these products safe to use on? What surfaces can I use these products on?

The two approved products can be used on a range of surfaces. The master labels for each product contain information on use on items and surfaces. However, as with any disinfectant product, it should be used according to the label instructions. If you are uncertain whether it can be used on a specific surface, test an inconspicuous area of the surface first. For more information, please visit https://www.cloroxpro.com/resource-center/clorox-total-360-disinfectant-compatibility-chart/.

Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1:
The master label contains information about its use on certain surfaces, including but not limited to:

 

Hard, non-porous surfaces:
wheelchairs, waiting rooms, bed railings, shower fixtures and stalls, sinks, floors, overbed tables, countertops, computers, computer monitors, dumbbells, exercise equipment and machines.

 

Soft surfaces:
curtains, upholstery, bedding, blankets, car seats, clothing, exercise mats, sofas, stuffed animals, gym bags, mats, and sports equipment.
See the master label for a full list of use sites and surfaces.
Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Daily

 

Sanitizing Spray:
The master label contains the following information about its use on certain surfaces, including but not limited to:

 

Hard, non-porous surfaces:
baby bottles and toys, booster chairs, countertops, dining room tables, food preparation surfaces, food trays, kitchen appliances, sinks, and pet bowls.
See the master label for a full list of use sites and surfaces.

 

  1. Can I use these products on food contact surfaces?
The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray can be used on food contact surfaces.  It is EPA registered to sanitize food contact surfaces with a two minute contact time. (Note: the contact time on non-food contact surfaces is 1 minute).
The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1can be used to disinfect food contact surfaces if disinfection is followed by a potable water rinse. This product should not be used on utensils, dishes, or glassware.

 

  1. Can I use these products on soft surfaces?

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1is EPA-approved for soft surface sanitization (2 min contact time).

 

  1. Can I use these products to control mold?

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1is EPA-approved for control of mold and mildew on hard, non-porous surfaces.

 

  1. Is there soft surface staining, such as on athletic uniforms or other fittings that might be in the room (e.g. drapes)?

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1, when used as directed, can be used to sanitize soft surfaces. Clorox has conducted surface compatibility testing on the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1 and found that this product is safe to use on cotton, cotton/polyester blends, and polyester.

 

  1. How do I know that the device is on and electrostatics are working?
After the power button on the backside of the device has been depressed, it will light up blue to indicate that the device is on.  There are two lights located on the instrument panel of the handheld sprayer.
One light will light up blue when the device is on indicating that the sprayer has power.
There is a second light that will light up blue when the sprayer trigger is depressed, and when both blue lights are lit this indicates that the electrostatics are working.

 

  1. What does priming the sprayer mean?

Priming is the process of allowing for the liquid to fill the hose line and create a consistent flow of liquid as it exits the sprayer.

 

  1. Why should I purge my device after each use?

We recommend that you purge your device after each use to remove products from the line and keep.

 

  1. Should I remove the quick start guide from the unit?

No. Clorox recommends leaving the quick start guide on the unit for easy access and applicator assistance.

 

  1. Do I need to hold the sprayer button to keep the sprayer on?
No. The sprayer button can be pressed once to turn on and once to turn off.

 

  1. Can I store my Clorox approved product bottles on the base unit when not in use?

Yes. Once the lines have been purged, you can leave partially full bottles on the unit for use the next time.  Make sure that caps are replaced on all partially used bottles.

 

  1. Are the products used with the sprayer safe to use around laptops/desktops/keyboards/monitors?

The Clorox® products approved for use with the sprayer can be used around standard office equipment such as laptops, desktops, keyboards, and monitors but should not be applied directly to any sensitive electronics. Before use refer to the equipment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting.  If you are uncertain that it can be used on a specific surface, test its use in an inconspicuous area prior to use.

 

  1. What do I do with the bottle cap from my disinfectant or sanitizer bottle?

Store the bottle cap in a safe location in case you need to store partially full bottles on your device.

 

  1. Can I pull the unit by the sprayer cord or extension cord?

No.  As a safety precaution, we recommend that you use the handle to maneuver the unit.

 

  1. Can I change the height of my handle?
Yes.  The handlebar has 4 different heights.

 

  1. What if I see residue build up in my liquid lines?

This may indicate that the lines are not being purged after each use.  Please refer this question to Service Tech Team

 

  1. Can I buy or use a longer extension cord?

Yes. Users can purchase and use a longer extension cord for the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer. Options include:

Pair the 25-foot cord that comes with the device with another extension cord of 75 feet length or less such that the total cord length does not exceed 100 feet (30.5 m)

Swap the 25-foot extension cord that comes with the device out for a grounded cord with an IEC 3-prong plug and a female connector at the equipment end, rated for 15 amps, that does not exceed 100 feet (30.5 m) in length

Connect a pigtail with an IEC 3-prong plug and a female connector at the equipment end to the device, and pair that with an extension cord such that the total cord length (pig tail plus extension cord) does not exceed 100 feet (30.5 m)

 

Whichever option you choose, Clorox recommends using a 12/3-gauge extension cord, with a total cord length of no more than 100 feet (30.5m). Additionally, Clorox recommends the use of a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) power outlet or extension cord. When equipped on the extension cord, always position the GFCI toward the power outlet.

 

  1. What if my extension cord is damaged?

Users can purchase or use a longer extension cord for the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer.  For further details see previous question.

 

  1. How is the Clorox® Total 360® System regulated?
The electrostatic sprayer device is Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listed (and in Canada, the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, ULC).  While UL doesn’t regulate products, under the US federal agency Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrical equipment used in the workplace must be certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), like UL.

 

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1and the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Daily Sanitizing Spray are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1is registered for use in Canada (Health Canada). The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Daily Sanitizing Spray is not registered for use in Canada.

 

  1. What does UL Listed mean?

UL Listing means that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has tested representative samples of the product and determined that it meets UL's requirements.  UL is a global independent safety science company that conducts independent testing, validation, certification and verification of products and is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).  ULs requirements are based primarily on its published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.  The Clorox® Total 360® system has been tested under UL 73 (USA) and CSA 22.2 No. 68 (CAN) which are standards for motor operated machinery and cover the overall safety in terms of fire, electrical shock and overall safety to people and property.

 

  1. What is the difference between UL and ETL certification/listing?

UL and ETL certification/listing is essentially the same thing.  Both marks indicate that the product has been tested to North American standards at a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). UL listing indicates that the product was tested by Underwriters Laboratories, while an ETL mark indicates that the product has been tested by Intertek. http://www.intertek.com/marks/etl/

 

  1. Does the Clorox® Total 360® System meet OSHA guidelines for worker safety?

OSHA guidance requires that the employer ensure proper worker safety.  Clorox has provided advice on the proper use and proper personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to work safely when using the approved disinfecting solutions.  But each employer should evaluate compliance with OSHA.  If recommended, OSHA approved PPE should be used.

 

  1. What is the correct PPE to wear while using the Clorox® Total 360® System?
The use of fully enclosed eyewear protections, such as goggles, when using this device is recommended.
When applying the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1, the following NIOSH approved respiratory protection should be worn when using the Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer: N95 respirator. Respiratory protection must be provided in accordance with current local regulations.

 

Applying the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray does not require any additional PPE.
Refer to product specific Clorox Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for any additional PPE.

 

  1. Do I need to use hearing protection?

The noise level when using the Clorox® Total 360® System is below the OSHA sound limit.

 

  1. Is there an electrostatic shock hazard?
When the device is used as directed, the risk of shock is very low to none.  The Clorox® Total 360® is UL (Underwriter Laboratories) Listed and has been tested under UL 73 and CSA 22.2 No. 68 which are standards for motor operated machinery and covers the risk of “electrostatic shock” under general safety. (See the question “What does UL Listed mean?”).

 

  1. Should I be concerned with skin contact with residue left from the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner?

No. Testing has showed that there are no expected issues with skin contact after use of either the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360®Disinfectant Cleaner or Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray.

 

  1. Why did Clorox decide to offer an electrostatic sprayer?

Clorox Professional Products Division is always looking for ways to expand the breadth and depth of our product offerings to meet the infection prevention and control needs of the professional cleaning industry. Electrostatic spraying is a proven technology that has been used in the agriculture and automotive industries for years. It has offered significant advantages in both fields by enabling technicians to more quickly and uniformly treat even the hardest areas to reach. For the professional cleaning industry, this technology could be a powerful tool to help stop the spread of infection and protect public health.

 

  1. Why did Clorox partner with ByoPlanet?

We see this partnership with ByoPlanet as an opportunity to offer a comprehensive solution that can help cleaning professionals improve their infection prevention efforts to better protect both their facilities and public health.

 

  1. Is the Clorox® Total 360® System appropriate for use in healthcare?

Yes. The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1has the required efficacy claims for use in health care (e.g., S. aureusand P. aeruginosa), and the master label lists use sites relevant to healthcare (e.g., wheel chairs, waiting rooms, blood pressure monitors, computers, bedside tables, bed railings, x-ray equipment, and restrooms). See the master label for a full list of efficacy claims and use sites.

 

  1. Where is it appropriate to use the Clorox® Total 360® System?

The Clorox® Total 360®system is a new, innovative tool that can be used to apply disinfectants and sanitizers to high touch surfaces and hard to reach places in a variety of settings that standard application tools struggle to reach. Please contact your local sales representative to understand if the Clorox® Total 360®System is right for you.

 

  1. What are the key benefits of the Clorox® Total 360® system?

The Clorox® Total 360®system delivers superior results. The Clorox® Total 360® electrostatic sprayer, with the patented PowerWrap™ nozzle, is an efficient, reliable and powerful method to ensure all surfaces – front, back and sides – can be properly disinfected and sanitized.

The Clorox® Total 360®System provides up to:
  • 65% less solution*
  • 4x Faster*
  • 18,000 square feet per hour
*Versus a trigger sprayer per square foot

 

  1. How often should I use the Clorox® Total 360® system?

This will depend on your cleaning protocols and the size of your facility, but generally we recommend a minimum of daily use for regular prevention and additional use in the event of an outbreak. Please work with your local sales rep for customized support.


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