Using surface and air disinfection as preventative maintenance

The recent SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has led to an increased awareness of the need to clean and disinfect both hard surfaces and the air around us.

We are all familiar with the increased cleaning rotas, stronger disinfectant products, the need to thoroughly wash our hands with soap and water, and the drive to wear good personal protective equipment.

These measures, however effective, can take a lot of time maintaining and planning.

So, is there a better way of disinfecting the space around you?

What if, on top of these measures, you could also implement something that you didn’t need to think about but still was able to disinfect the surfaces and air in your office building, restaurant, or commercial space?

This is where preventative maintenance comes in.

The role of preventative maintenance in disinfection

Preventative maintenance is a great way of keeping you, your staff, and your customers safe without it taking up all of your time.

Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is widely used in commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and transport sectors. The UV light penetrates the cell walls of pathogens such as viruses and bacteria and damages its DNA, making it impossible for the cells to live or reproduce.

UV light is therefore an excellent disinfection solution.

What’s more, it can be installed as a preventative measure. Installation of UV technology into your HVAC systems, for example, means that you have years of protection against Coronaviruses as well as more familiar viruses, such as influenza and measles.

This helps make public spaces, offices, and transportation safer and healthier.

It is a clean and environmentally friendly solution that does not use chemical disinfectants, making it powerful enough to disinfect the surfaces and air of your space without harming the planet or people.

Where is UV disinfection technology suitable?

UV technology is very powerful and can be put in a lot of different areas to help protect and maintain the air quality and cleanliness of those areas.

These include:

  • High traffic areas
  • Corridors and changing rooms
  • Office spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Hospital wards
  • Restaurants and kitchens
  • Bars and pubs
  • Transport waiting areas
  • Train carriages, aeroplane cabins, bus interiors, etc
  • Hotel rooms and lobbies
  • University and school buildings
  • Washrooms

Benefits of UV disinfection

The main benefit of UV technology is its efficiency in killing unwanted pathogens. For example, BSG technology has been proven to destroy 99.1% of COVID material in as little as 0.25 seconds. Additional benefits include:

  • No waste
  • No damage to the environment
  • Chemical free
  • Low maintenance
  • Eliminates odours
  • “Set it and forget it” – constantly works to disinfect
  • Easy to maintain
  • Lower energy bills

If you want to find out how BSG can improve the quality of your air and boost your disinfection efforts, get in touch with one of our disinfection experts today.

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