Frequently Asked Questions

What is UVC germicidal ultraviolet?

UVC light is germicidal is administered dry produces no residue for optimal chemical free 99.9% effectiveness that manual cleaning and other technology cannot reach–it deactivates the DNA of bacteria, virus and other pathogens and thus destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease. Specifically, UVC light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA. The formation of such bonds prevents the DNA from being unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when the organism tries to replicate, it dies

What are the benefits of UVC light sterilization?

UVC light has a 99.9% kill rate and a non chemical approach to disinfection, leaving no residue. Large spaces are sanitized in minutes. UVC light only requires a short amount of contact time for disinfection. It can kill germs, viruses, fungi, and bacteria at the DNA and RNA level. UV light inactivates (aka, 'kills') all bacteria and viruses tested to date and at least two other coronaviruses that are near-relatives of the COVID-19 virus: 1) SARS-CoV-1[ii] and 2) MERS-CoV[iii] [iv] [v]. An important caveat is this inactivation has been demonstrated under controlled conditions in the laboratory. The effectiveness of UV light in practice depends on factors such as the exposure, time, and the ability of the UV light to reach the viruses in water, air, and in folds and surfaces. This also depends on the type of UV light you have (a portable air sanitizer or air duct system). Once sterilized, you can access UVC treated space immediately.

Is UV light safe?

With proper personal protective equipment (PPE), yes. UVC is completely safe when the eyes and skin are protected. Without any PPE, prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation. When operating UVC, it is best to hire professionals. Always wear protective clothing, gloves, and eye protection when working with direct ultraviolet radiation.

Will it disinfect my entire room?

Treatment cycle time is determined by room size, shape, and how many UVC units are in operation. This is a very subjective discussion as it all depends on the intensity of the UV light source. For example, our 95W handheld UVC fixtures kill at 6″ distance in about 6 seconds, whereas our high powered UVC towers at 855 watts can sterilize up to 5,000-sq ft. in 60 minutes.

How long will a UVC treated room remain sterilized?

Just like chemical disinfectants, the area remains treated until new germs are introduced. Depending on your foot traffic, we typically recommend UVC disinfection on a regular basis just as you would your regular cleaning service. With businesses that have higher foot traffic such as gyms, restaurants, or medical facilities, we recommend ultraviolet room disinfection to be done more frequently than lower foot traffic facilities like offices. However, every business can benefit with weekly or bi-weekly service. We discuss these options in our initial consultation with customers. 

What can UVC light sterilize? 

UVC light sterilizes all high touch surfaces from desktops, cell phones, laptops, to door handles, light switches, sinks, and toilets. Other common areas for UV sterilization are tabletops, countertops, cabinets, refrigerators, chairs, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, studios, and offices. UVC sterilization of commonly touched or used household items helps to keep your space clean and germ free.

What types of Businesses & Facilities use UV Disinfection?

UV disinfection is helpful and available for multiple different businesses and facilities. Some common ones include: retail, restaurants, schools, hospitality/hotels, commercial office space, multifamily & residential properties, daycare, health clubs, medical/dental/veterinary offices, manufacturing, food processing, retirement communities, casinos, buses, airports, fire and aid units, and more.

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