Conventional cleaning still very much has its place but we also cannot ignore the many benefits of UVC light disinfection. Many larger corporations especially within the healthcare sector are now employing the full time use of UVC Robots within their establishments. Whilst they are still maintaining conventional cleaning methods, they are also adding an extra layer by using Robots to ensure all areas are as clean as they can be.
The largest benefit of UVC cleaning is the non -toxic aspect of the cleaning, UVC is environmentally friendly and unlike conventional cleaning materials, there is no toxicity which is why UVC is often referred to as a physical process not a chemical one.
UVC is also safe to use on food prep surfaces and whilst humans can be harmed by exposure to UV exposure, proper protection ensures that it is safe, making it an ideal cleaning solution for hospitality, healthcare and restaurants.
We know that the use of some traditional antimicrobial agents and disinfectants have had some dire consequences. The development of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a significant problem in the medical field.
UV Light disinfection is a physical method of killing bacteria which means the bacteria in question cannot build any immunity. This is a massive advantage particularly in hospital settings.
One of the most common questions surrounding UV disinfection is the safety aspect, whilst UV can be harmful to humans, if used properly, it is completely safe. UV Robots have built in safety systems which ensure the product will not turn on when the room is occupied and data reports make it easy to keep track of which rooms have been cleaned, what time and when they next need to be disinfected.
The advancements in technology mean UVC Robots are now incredibly easy to operate with simple training methods which is why more larger corporations are installing them with confidence.
Advantages of UV Light Disinfection Robots
Using UV light robots for soul sterilization should be considered as an add-on to manual cleaning practices rather than the sole source of sterilization. As dirt can capture microorganisms that may be hard to eradicate by UV light, the wavelengths of UV light are more effective when hitting a clean surface. The use of UV light robots in hospitals and other applications has proven to be beneficial in a number of ways, including:
- Operating system: semi-automatic – UV robots follow a programmed path in a patient room, focusing UV rays at difficult-to-reach spots and recharging automatically.
- Highly effective – UV light robots have been proven to significantly reduce harmful levels of pathogens to safe levels, in addition to manual cleaning practices.
- No labor expenses – UV robots have become part of the staff in hospitals, even given their own names. Yet robots don’t demand overtime payments, lunch breaks, or daily breaks.
- Low maintenance and low ongoing costs – UVC germicidal lamps sterilize for thousands of hours with minimum maintenance and ongoing costs.
- No need to store or purchase cleaning chemicals – UV lamps deliver high sterilization efficacy without requiring chemicals.
- Return on investment – UV light robots provide a worthwhile return on investment to hospitals by reducing costs of extended hospital stays due to HAIs, which occur in 1 out of 31 patients according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. Additionally, by eliminating superbugs from patient rooms and saving even one life due to serious infection, this added level of disinfection is priceless.