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Yes, our treatments kill SARS-CoV-2, which is the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
How safe is UV disinfection?
Not only do our UV treatments destroy 99.9% of viruses and bacteria1 that they come in contact with, but they are also odor-free, chemical-free, environmentally-friendly, and non-toxic.
While the services are non-toxic and leave behind no residue, they can be damaging to the eyes if direct eye contact is made with the light source during application. Therefore, our cleaners are specially trained to apply the treatment and wear protective eyewear during application. Further, no customers or pets are allowed in the room during treatment.
Does our equipment produce ozone?
Our equipment does not produce ozone and the treatment is odorless.
Ozone is produced from UV light wavelengths between 100nm and 240nm. Our germicidal lamps are produced with fused quartz glass, which blocks the transmission of these ozone-producing wavelengths while allowing specific germicidal wavelengths (254nm) to pass through.
Basic UV Disinfection Treatment is automatically included in all residential cleans at no additional cost.
1 Kills Salmonella enterica (Salmonella), Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2), and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the air and on hard, non-porous surfaces when administered for 30 minutes within 10 feet of treatment source.
• Gayán, E., Serrano, M. J., Raso, J., Álvarez, I., & Condón, S. (2012). Inactivation of Salmonella enterica by UV-C Light Alone and in Combination with Mild Temperatures. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(23), 8353–8361. doi: 10.1128/aem.02010-12
• Kowalski, W. (2014). Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Handbook Uvgi for Air and Surface Disinfection. Berlin: Springer Berlin.
• Mcdevitt, J. J., Rudnick, S. N., & Radonovich, L. J. (2012). Aerosol Susceptibility of Influenza Virus to UV-C Light. Applied and • Environmental Microbiology, 78(6), 1666–1669. doi: 10.1128/aem.06960-11
• Ozcelik, B. (2007). Fungi/Bactericidal and Static Effects of Ultraviolet Light in 254 and 354 nm Wavelengths. Research Journal of Microbiology, 2(1), 42–49. doi: 10.3923/jm.2007.42.49
• Walker, C. M., & Ko, G. (2007). Effect of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation on Viral Aerosols. Environmental Science & Technology, 41(15), 5460–5465. doi: 10.1021/es070056u
• Signify's UV-C light inactivates COVID-19 virus: Signify Company Website. (2020, June 16). Retrieved June 23, 2020, from Source