Before we entered the age of COVID-19 a year ago, many facilities outside of healthcare were largely unaware of the various UV disinfection systems available to eliminate pathogens and reduce the spread of illness. So much has changed in these past twelve months, and many facility managers are exploring how their hospitals, schools, office buildings, fitness centers, and retail spaces may benefit from this technology.
The first step in understanding how UV disinfection works is recognizing how different germs and viruses are transmitted. While some pathogens are present on surfaces and spread through touch, others are airborne. Safeology UV disinfection systems, now available from French Gerleman, can address both. According to their studies, their suite of products can remove up to 99.9% of viral particles in the air and on surfaces.
Reduce Airborne Viruses with UV Disinfection from Safeology
Last year, COVID-19 quickly became the most concerning airborne virus for facility managers around the world. Whether those managers were responsible for schools, office buildings, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers or grocery stores, all were asking: what can I do to help mitigate this risk?
For many years, Safeology has been on the forefront of technology to address this question, offering a full line of U.S.-made UV air purifiers and fixtures. Each is designed with different rooms and applications in mind.
- UVC Mobile Air Purifier. This convenient and movable unit may be positioned – and repositioned – in your space as needed. Steel construction and an anti-microbial powder coat finish make the unit durable in any application, while its high-grade HEPA filters, high-output UVC germicidal lamps and activated carbon filter make it effective at eliminating up to 99.9% of viruses, dust, mold, bacteria and pollen from the air according to Safeology.
- The UVC Upper Room Fixture. As the name suggests, these high-powered air purifiers combine air disinfecting capabilities with out-of-the-way upper room placement to provide continuous air cleaning in occupied rooms. Designed for safe operation at 8’ or higher, Safeology reports the UVC Upper Room Fixture removes up to 99.9% of airborne viruses, including COVID-19.
- Dual Sided, Semi-Recessed Fixture. Another option designed for installation at 8’ or higher, the semi-recessed fixture provides bi-directional UVC light beams. Safeology reports that these lightweight units mounted in the existing ceiling or ceiling grid system provide the same virus-killing power and air handling capacity as the UVC Upper Room Fixtures.
UV Disinfection System for Reducing Surface Viruses
As we remain in a historic pandemic, it’s important to remember that COVID-19 isn’t the only virus of concern. In fact, many major illnesses are caused by viruses that reside on surfaces in your facility – doorknobs or countertops that you, your staff, and customers may touch multiple times during their time in your space.
To address these threats, Safeology has developed the UVC Mobile Tower, a unique solution which allows for routine UV disinfection of the surfaces in your facility. This state-of-the-art disinfection system emits 360-degree light for maximum UV surface disinfection – top to bottom and in all directions.
Because of its power and coverage, disinfection must take place when the space is empty, but sessions can be easily programmed for regular cleaning and controlled wirelessly as additional cleanings are needed. Plus, a simple yet comprehensive cloud-based dashboard is available, allowing you full visibility into your surface disinfection status.
Designing a UV Disinfection System for Your Facility
French Gerleman coordinates with the experts at Safeology to identify a UV disinfection system to meet your specifications. This process involves considerations including room size, any obstructions that may be present in the space, and typical capacity of the room (how many people are expected to be present at any given time), among others.
Each component has its own unique role to play in keeping your space free of viruses, dust, allergens and other pathogens that may be present in the air and on surfaces. Safeology will help you put the most effective system in place.
If you’re ready to explore options for UV disinfecting systems in your facility but not quite sure where to start, a Safeology system may be the solution you’re looking for. Contact your account manager today or reach out to us online to get the process started. We can also help you with other pandemic health and safety supply needs.