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Things to Consider When Buying a Disinfectant Sprayer

Disinfectant sprayers are essential tools nowadays for staying safe, whether you need to clean a small home or a bigger building. The correct tool can help you get the business done quickly and efficiently, which is why you must keep all the right factors in mind.  

So, how do you choose the correct disinfectant sprayer? There are various sprayer types and models that you can go for. However, you need to consider your requirements, preferences, as well as the overall efficiency of the product for your task. See below for the main things that you should consider when looking to purchase a disinfectant sprayer. 

Speed of Application 

When you are disinfecting an area, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time just trying to apply the disinfectant. For this reason, you might want to look at the speed of application.  

In most cases, the bigger the tool, the easier it will be for you to apply disinfectant to large areas. On the other hand, big disinfectant sprayers might be quite difficult to use on smaller surfaces. For example, if you only have to clean a counter now and again, then a large electrostatic sprayer might be too much. In this case, a simple spray disinfectant bottle might be just what you need, as it will be much easier to handle and manoeuvre. 

A product that is quickly applied will also reduce operator fatigue. Your productivity will be enhanced, as you will no longer be stalled by technicalities. The faster the chosen tool allows you to apply the disinfectant, the quicker you will be able to move on to other tasks. 

The SaniSpray HP line has a max flow rate of 20 fluid ounces per minute (591 ml/minute) in the handheld models up to 130 fluid ounces per minute (3.8L/minute) in the cart model. 

Consistent Coverage and Atomization 

Not every disinfectant sprayer provides the same kind of consistent coverage or atomization. Depending on the product that you choose, the thickness may be rather inconsistent, and some spots may be left uncovered. When dealing with small pathogens over a surface, you need to make sure that every spot is covered, without the need to add extra layers with subsequent applications. 

For example, spray bottles and pump sprayers may offer a more inconsistent finish in comparison to foggers and electrostatic sprayers. Disinfectant sprayers such as the SaniSpray HP tend to be the most appropriate tools for covering both small and large surfaces, as they have the most consistent application. 

Note that inconsistent coverage might affect dwelling time. If a surface is not completely covered with enough disinfectant, then it risks drying faster than it should. Good coverage should be respected, so that effective dwelling time is met.

Spray Pattern Comparison


The capacity of the disinfectant sprayer is also extremely important. Obviously, the bigger it is, the more disinfectant it should be able to carry in its tank.  

Keep in mind that a bigger tank might also compromise portability. Granted, you will be able to cover wider areas, removing the need to continuously refill. Furthermore, larger units will be heavier, making them more cumbersome to move around quickly. 

It all comes down to trade-offs. Do you want a more portable unit? Perhaps the HP20 cordless unit suits the agility you require. Alternatively, do you want something that you won’t have to fill as often and can cover larger surfaces more quickly? In that case, perhaps the HP65 or HP130 are better suited to your application.  

The SaniSpray HP handheld models have 42 ounces of capacity (1.24L), whereas the SaniSpray cart sprayer can incorporate any container such as a 5 gallon (20L) bucket that will allow you to spray for a lot longer without refilling. 

Portability and Powering 

If your work is limited to a small indoor space and you don’t need to move from room to room, then a corded disinfectant sprayer should be adequate. This way, you will not be bothered with fuel tanks and other inconveniences. Simply plug the unit into the outlet and you’ll be ready to get working. However, your portability will be limited by the unit’s cord length. 

If you do not want to be restrained by cords, then a gas or battery-powered model such as the HP20 cordless might be the more convenient solution. Still, keep in mind that gas-powered units may also release exhaust, which is one reason you should ensure enough space for airing.  

The SaniSpray HP20 cordless model can spray up to 2.5 gallons (9L) per fully charged battery. 

Spray Pattern Flexibility  

Some disinfectant sprayers may have adjustable pressure, which can provide great flexibility for your cleaning project. A disinfectant sprayer with a higher pressure may allow you to get the work done much faster, whereas one with a low pressure might help you to undergo a smaller, more detailed job. Ideally, you have the ability to adjust the pressure based on the application.  

Additionally, some disinfectant sprayers also come with different sized tips. This allows you to control the disinfectant stream, ensuring better coverage and control. Depending on the disinfecting solution that you are using, certain tips might be more appropriate than others. The right tip should help you with all the detailed work that you need. So, make sure the tool you choose has the flexibility to apply disinfectant efficiently in your particular situation.  

The SaniSpray HP line comes with adjustable pressure between 0-1,000 psi, 3 different tip sizes, and the ability to adjust particle size to allow for maximum flexibility by the operator to get the job done. 

Final Thoughts 

Buying a disinfectant sprayer is rather straightforward, but the speed of application, adequate coverage and atomization to meet dwell times, portability, capacity, and flexibility are important considerations in choosing the right unit. Based on your specific application, there is a sprayer in the SaniSpray HP lineup that can meet your requirements.