UV light sterilization is becoming a common application, broadening its utility from cleanroom design and use to households and non-traditional business uses. At Vernick, we’ve helped many clients in Ohio transition from chemicals to UV light sterlization/sanitization. We can help you, too! UV light provides numerous benefits over chemical cleaners. Here are five benefits of using UV light sterilization.

The Benefits of UV Light Sterilization

1. Chemical-Free, Non-Toxic

Chemical sanitizers perform well, but they are also incredibly toxic, and they certainly are not environmentally friendly. Alternatively, UV light performs as well or better than chemicals without environmental harm and toxicity. UV light can even be used on food without consequence, making it a viable option for the food and hospitality industry. Still, direct skin exposure can be harmful. Thus, a protective barrier needs to be utilized when in use.

2. Prevents Antibiotic-Resistance

The prolific use of antimicrobial agents results in genetic mutations, which leads to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now a major issue in the medical community. Unlike antimicrobial agents, UV light sterilization products are a physical delivery method. As a result, the process physically breaks down the cell’s proteins, inhibiting cell growth and causing death. 

3. Inhibits Growth

Cleaning solutions often leave behind moisture or residue, which can nurture the growth of mold, spores, and bacteria. In contrast, UV light sterilization is a dry process. The process leaves treated areas both sterilized and dry, thereby killing these particles and preventing any new growth. 

4. Effective in Many Industries

The food, hospitality, medical, academic, and scientific industries are all examples where UV light sterilization is used.  Hospitals use it in labs and patient rooms, and on surgical tools and other instruments. Hotels use UV light sanitation to clean hotel rooms and bedding. The food industry uses it in manufacturing facilities to sanitize equipment because it’s safe on food. Finally, the scientific community has also used UV light for many years. 

5. Works with Other Methods 

UV light sterilization can be used on its own or in conjunction with other tools and methods. For instance, if you operate a cleanroom or quality control laboratory, you know that units must be fully contained and sterile. Within these units, UV lights, HEPA air filters, HVAC filtration systems, and other cleanroom components work in tandem to promote a clean environment. Safety barriers and separation partitions are additional tools that help prevent contamination and pathogen transmission, and they can be utilized in various scenarios. 

A Solution That’s Right for Your Business

Many businesses choose UV light sterilization to minimize and to kill germs and bacteria and to protect clean environments. If you own a business in Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, or Cincinnati, Ohio, and you would like to learn more about UV light sterilization/sanitation or cleanrooms, contact Vernick online or call us at (844) 476-1464 to schedule an appointment.