Cleaning Supplies VS. UV-C Lights
As we see more and more businesses being able to open back up, maximum capacities have been reduced by almost ⅔. Restaurants are only allowed to have a certain number of customers inside at once, tables in between customers are closed. Gyms are starting to open back up but with a number of new rules and regulations. Such as the locker rooms being closed, customers not being able to bring anything inside the gym, masks being required while working out, and you are only allowed to be there for a certain amount of time. There are lots of new rule and regulations that we all need to keep on top of. For the most updated reports, you can see them here on the CDC website.
There are a number of new rules across all industries but the most common one that we have been seeing is reduced hours for cleaning purposes. Many places are opening later and closing earlier due to having to clean their facilities, which ultimately is a loss of business and money. Not only are places reducing their hours to be able to clean, but businesses are having to spend so much more on cleaning supplies while there’s a shortage of it.
Imagine not having to close early or buy more cleaning supplies. It can be done with UV-C lights. Most lights only take 30-60 minutes to disinfect a space. Of course we do not recommend stopping all past cleaning regimes but UV-C lights can dramatically reduce the amount of it takes to disinfect.
Just to recap about the three different types of UV light:
- UV-A has tanning properties: UV light with the longest wavelength, and the least harmful. It is more commonly known as “black light”, and many use its ability to cause objects to emit fluorescence (a colored glowing effect) in artistic and celebratory designs. Many insects and birds can perceive this type of UV radiation visually, along with some humans in rare cases such as Aphakia (missing optic lens).
- UV-B has therapeutic and vitamin “D” synthesizing properties: causes sunburns with prolonged exposure along with increasing the risk of skin cancer and other cellular damage. About 95% of all UV-B light is absorbed by the ozone in Earth’s atmosphere.
- UV-C has germicidal properties: this type of UV light is extremely harmful and is almost completely absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere. It is commonly used as a disinfectant in food, air, and water to kill microorganisms by destroying their cells’ nucleic acids.
For information and frequently asked questions about UV-C, visit this post.