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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. 1. In 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.

The Clorox® Total 360® System consists of an electrostatic sprayer that can be used with several Clorox-approved EPA registered products:

- Clorox® Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® System Disinfectant Cleaner1
  (EPA Reg. No. 67619-38)

- Clorox® Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray
  (EPA Reg. No. 67619-14)

- Clorox® Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant
  (EPA Reg. No. 67619-40).

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® System is Underwriter Laboratories (UL) Listed. See Section 5 for a description of UL listing.

What is the difference between the liquid sprays delivered with the Clorox® Total 360® System versus a mist and fog?

Misters and fogging systems deliver very small droplets that passively deposit on surfaces based on the direction of spray and the effect of gravity.

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.

The Clorox® Total 360® System 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.

Are they disinfectants, sanitizers, cleaners, or all three?

Currently three 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.

Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant
(EPA Reg. No. 67619-40).

This is a disinfectant an cleaner combined and carries approved disinfecting claims on hard, non-porous surfaces that include but are not limited to norovirus, Clostridium difficile (c. diff), Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) Escherichia coli, and Rhinoviruses and Influenza A virus, which cause colds and flu. The dwell or contact times for these pathogens’ ranges from 1 minute to 5 minutes depending on the pathogen.

- 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.

- 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.

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.

A “Clorox-approved” product is a product that has been rigorously tested with the Clorox® Total 360® System 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® System.

Three 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
- Clorox® Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant
  (EPA Reg. No. 67619-40)

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

Yes. The Clorox® Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1 has an EPA-approved claim against Trichophytan interdigitale on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Clorox® Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant has EPA-approved claims against Aspergillus brasiliensis, Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, and Trichophyton Interdigitale on hard, non-porous surfaces.

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 Cleaner1 and Clorox® Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant carry claims against Coxsackievirus B3 Virus (5 min contact time) and Poliovirus (5 min contact time).

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® System 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.

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

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.

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® System Disinfectant Cleaner1 and Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant can also be applied with the Clorox® Total 360® System 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.

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® System. 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.

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.

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.

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

The Clorox® Total 360® System is currently UL Listed for commercial indoor use as well as outdoor use. When using liquid products, always follow the appropriate labeling instructions.

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

After application of either Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® System Disinfectant Cleaner1, Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant, and/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.

The three 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.

Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant:
The master label contains the following information about its use on certain surfaces, including but not limited to:
Hard, non-porous surfaces:
Bathroom fixtures, sinks. wheelchairs, operating room tables and lights, noncritical patient care devices, tray tables, bed rails. See the master label for a full list of use sites and 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 Cleaner1 and Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant can be used to disinfect food contact surfaces if disinfection is followed by a potable water rinse. These products should not be used on utensils, dishes, or glassware.

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

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.

After the power button on the backside of the device has been toggled to the ON position, observe the two lights located on the instrument panel of the handheld sprayer:

- One light will illuminate when the device is on indicating that the sprayer has power.
- There is a second light that will illuminate when the sprayer trigger is depressed, and when both lights are lit this indicates that the device is on and electrostatics are working.

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.

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

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

No. The sprayer button can be pressed once to turn on and once to turn off.

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.

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.

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

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

Yes. The handlebar has 4 different heights.

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

Yes. Users can purchase and use a longer extension cord for the Clorox® Total 360® System.

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
- 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.

Users should replace immediately by filling out an online parts request.

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.

Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1, Clorox Healthcare® Spore10 Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant, and the Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Daily Sanitizing Spray are registered for use in Canada (Health Canada) and with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

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/

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.

The use of eyewear protection, such as safety glasses, when using this device is recommended.

Refer to product specific Clorox Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional PPE.

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

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?”).

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, Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant, or Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Anywhere® Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray.

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.

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.

Yes. The Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner1 and Clorox Healthcare® Spore Defense™ Cleaner Disinfectant have the required efficacy claims for use in health care, 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.

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.

The Clorox® Total 360® System delivers superior results. The Clorox® Total 360® System, 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

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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