UV Light for Cleaning Purposes

The use of ultraviolet (UV) light to kill germs and bacteria has been around since 1903 when Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Medicine after using UV light against tuberculosis of the skin. Shortly after this, in 1910, the French town of Marseilles began the now-standard practice of using UV light to disinfect the town’s drinking water.

Since then, the science behind using UV light as a disinfectant has grown exponentially, with scientists finally concluding that it is short range UV light (UVC) – also  known as ‘germicidal UV’ – which is responsible for rendering bacteria and other microorganisms as primarily harmless. The effectiveness of UVC in an environment is dependent on a variety of influencing factors, such as the particles involved, the length of exposure and the ability of the bacteria to withstand UVC light.

Not only is UVC light particularly effective at neutralising harmful bacteria – or at the minimum preventing them from growing and multiplying – but it is also an eco-friendly disinfectant. It harnesses the same ultraviolet light that is radiated by the sun and simply concentrates it in a more effective manner in order to kill a greater amount of microorganisms.

Also, ultraviolet lights are used to detect things such as  bodily fluids including blood, semen and saliva (as anybody who watches television crime shows like CSI will already know) and organic material deposits. What this means is that not only will UVC light kill microorganisms and bacteria on surfaces, but they will also illuminate areas that are frequently cleaned inefficiently or where they haven’t been cleaned at all.

For this reason, here at TotalClean we provide all of our initial consultation/quotation clients with a free  ‘CSI’ ultraviolet light torch with no strings attached, so that you can see where your current cleaners are cutting corners. And as you can keep your torch whether you hire us or not, you can continue to monitor your cleaners to ensure that everywhere is being cleaned properly.

To find out more about the ultraviolet lights that we use and how they are effective for cleaning your office, contact us today on 01202 50 90 91 and discover why UVC light is used in hospitals, laboratories and offices as the number one green cleaning solution.

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