Why disinfect with the UVC Light?
Traditional cleaning achieves up to a 99.9% reduction in microbes if done properly. Sounds good, right? Not so much in the world of microbes. For example, if 1,000,000 microbes are on a surface to start an effective cleaning takes place with traditional chemicals, as many as 100,000 microbes would still be active on the surface. This same surface is treated with UVC light with an efficiency of 99.999%. The microbe load would be reduced to only 1,000 microbes: 100x more effective than traditional cleaning.
Additionally, most traditional cleaning methods involve using chemicals to sanitize surfaces and is only done effectively if performed to the manufacturer’s specifications. Which may involve pre-cleaning surfaces, applying the cleaning solution, and maintaining a wet surface for up to 10 minutes. Do you follow manufacturer’s instructions specifically before cleaning? If not, then how clean are your surfaces?
Let’s Talk About Microbes
UVC light kills microbes by damaging their DNA. This damage makes it impossible for the organism to replicate; thus leaving it inactive.
“Microorganisms are simple organic structures that readily absorb the UV-C wavelength, causing photo-disassociation (destruction). A microbes DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid, is first to be adversely affected due to its weaker molecular bonds. In hundredths of a second, it suffers irreparable damage. The subsequent loss of genetic instructions causes cell death and/or the inability to replicate, rendering them harmless. Continuous exposure causes uninterrupted degradation, such as the sun does, only significantly faster.”