What are UV Lights?
We all try to stay healthy and work to keep our houses and indoor environments as clean and germ-free as is reasonably possible. One tool many people are not even aware of is ultra violet sanitation, even though this technology has been used for sterilizing drinking water in parts of the US since 1916. Hospitals have used these for years and now we are happy to be able to offer a selection of UV light products for home use by our customers.
In this sort of sterilization, very short wavelengths are passed through air, water, or over the surfaces to be disinfected. The rays work a little like sunburn on humans – molecular bonds in micro-organisms are broken down so they are harmless or cannot grow and reproduce. This results in a reduction of bacteria, mold, germ, and virus wherever the UV lights are used.
What kinds are available for homeowners?
We carry two basic types of germicidal UV lights. The first are installed in your ductwork or heating and cooling system and simply plug in to a standard outlet. Once in place, they begin to work without any sound, ozone production, effort on your part, or any maintenance. They shine on and destroy airborne pathogens as air moves through your system, 24 hours a day, and have solid warranties. We have both single and double bulb systems available, as well as replacement bulbs.
The second form of light for UV disinfection may leave you feeling as if you are doing high-tech battle with germs – and you are! These are wands that hold UV bulbs and can be waved over the surface to be treated. As such they can be used anywhere from your kitchen counter, to on upholstery or bedding you would like to clean up, or to sanitizing a bathroom. There is even one specifically for disinfecting water! If you want to be able to disinfect sizable areas in ten seconds with a sweep of the wand, look at the Large UV Sanitizing Wand. Our Portable UV Wand Sanitizer folds and gives you a way to disinfect surfaces away from home – places like restaurants or public bathrooms. It reliably kills 99.9 percent of E.coli, staph, salmonella, and H1N1 virus. The Nano15 Dual UV Sanitizer is a lso easy to travel with and not only disinfects surfaces, but can also be used when traveling or camping to disinfect drinking water without chemicals.
If you are interested in this environmentally friendly way to make your environment healthier, feel free to contact us for help in choosing a product to best meet your needs.