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Cary Medical Center Gets New Cleaning Machine to Fight COVID-19

The new tool kills traces of COVID-19 and other viruses in 30 seconds.
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 7:27 PM EDT
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CARIBOU, Maine (WAGM) - What you’re seeing is an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer in action.

This new tool helps the cleaning staff at Cary Medical Center clean the hospital in a faster, more efficient way.

Not only does it save the housekeepers time, but it does a more thorough job than using a towel and disinfectant alone.

“It gets the hard to reach areas too, because when it sprays on it gets all the crevices and cracks so it really gets in there good and you can really see it doing what it’s supposed to do on the surfaces.”

Barbara E. Sperrey, Lead Housekeeper at Cary Medical Center

Cleaning crews go around the hospital two to three times a day spraying public surfaces. The spray dries quickly and it kills all traces of COVID-19 and other viruses within 30 seconds using hydrogen peroxide.

“The cleaner becomes very smart, it is able to cover all surfaces, and it’s able to find the pathogens, cover the pathogens and kill them effectively.”

Jennifer Brewer, Infection Preventionist

Jennifer Brewer is an infection Preventionist at Cary Medical Center, and she says this machine will provide a deeper level of cleaning to the hospital while also not taking up as much time.

“We’re trying to do our best to keep everyone safe as well by increasing our cleaning practices. This tool allows us to do that in a more speedy fashion and it certainly doesn’t take as many human resources as our practices do.”

Jennifer Brewer, Infection Preventionist

Brewer says the hospital is working on getting more electrostatic disinfectant sprayers, so they can be used in all of the inpatient and outpatient areas.

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