Due to the current global situation, it’s more important than ever to protect our health by keeping our public spaces and homes clean, disinfected, and sanitized. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a number of supply chain issues for disinfecting wipes and other antimicrobial cleaning products, which has led to shortages of these supplies in stores across the country. Companies and individuals alike are scrambling to get their hands on UV sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, and more, but it isn’t easy. By knowing where to find these highly sought-after items, you can improve your chances of stocking up and staying safe as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
One disinfecting solution alternative to traditional disinfecting wipes is an ultraviolet sanitizer, or UV sanitizer. These mobile, handheld devices are designed for portability and can be used multiple times, eliminating the need to dispose of disinfectant wipes, not to mention getting rid of the need to purchase more when supplies run low. Now that it’s getting difficult to track down disinfecting wipes, more and more people are turning to UV sanitizers to help sterilize their homes, offices, and schools. Since UV sanitizer use is still a relatively new concept, you may have some questions about them, and we’re here to answer them!
How Do UV Sanitizers Work?
UV sanitizers are the high-tech solution to ensuring a clean, sterile environment free from viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. UV sanitizers safely and easily sterilize and decontaminate all objects and surfaces with UVC light. This light kills 99.9% of all bacteria and is also effective against known coronaviruses and other pathogens.
What Can UV Sanitizers Be Used For?
Unlike some disinfecting wipes, UV sanitizers can be used on sensitive electronic equipment such as smartphones, tablets, computer monitors and keyboards, and more. UV sanitizers can also decontaminate surgical masks, making them safe for reuse!
In classroom or childcare settings, UV sanitizers can safely clean large and small toys, including stuffed animals, ensuring that all surfaces and objects are germ-free for their young occupants. In an office environment, ultraviolet sanitizers can be used on large electronics, such as copiers, as well as computer workstations, desks, and kitchen areas to give workers peace of mind that they are not being endangered by any viruses, bacteria, or other contaminants.
Are UV Sanitizer Wands Effective?
Since UV sanitizers are a relatively new concept compared to disinfecting wipes or other cleaning products that have been around for decades, there is sometimes skepticism around their effectiveness against bacteria, viruses, and more. However, hospitals and other medical facilities have embraced UV lights as an effective cleaning tool for years, though the machines they use to decontaminate rooms are much larger. With a mobile, handheld UV sanitizer, the same science is in place—it’s just a lot smaller and more convenient for everyday use.
This article from Insider explains in detail how UVC rays work to eliminate viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Since UVC rays have the shortest wavelength of all types of UV light, between 200 and 400 nanometers, they also have the highest energy, allowing them to destroy the molecular bonds that connect the DNA of pathogens. Because of this, UV sanitizers are often more effective at eliminating “superbugs,” which have built up a resistance to antibacterial cleansers.
UVC light is also more effective than traditional sanitizing methods like disinfecting wipes or other cleaning products because it is able to get in between even the smallest spaces to properly sterilize every inch of a room.
Is a UV Sanitizer Safe for Use?
While broad-spectrum UVC rays can be hazardous, mobile handheld UV sanitizers do not emit a dangerous level of UVC light, and have been optimized for portable, everyday use. Safety mechanisms are also built in to prevent ultraviolet exposure to skin and eyes, and ensure exposure only to the intended sterilization target. In many ways, using a UV sanitizer can be safer than the use of cleaning products that contain bleach and other potentially harmful chemicals.
Which UV Sanitizer is Right For Me?
When choosing a portable UV sanitizing wand, it is important to find one that fits your needs and your budget. We recommend the HygenX Vray Mobile UV-C Sanitizer for its safety, efficiency, and affordability. The Vray sanitizing wand is simple to transport, yet highly effective at eliminating bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, from virtually all surfaces and objects. Made in the USA, the Vray is built for durability and easy portability and comes with a rechargeable battery for added convenience. The UVC lamp is encased in a shatter-safe coating to ensure further safety and protection. Encore Data Products is proud to be a distributor of the HygenX Vray Mobile UV-C Sanitizer, and currently has this product in stock.
I still want disinfecting wipes. Where can I find those in stock?
If you choose to use disinfectant wipes in addition to or instead of a UV sanitizer, they can be pretty hard to come by at the moment. However, at Encore Data Products, we currently have cartons of BodyOne Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Wipes available for purchase. Each carton contains 400 individually-packaged wipes designed for use on hands. Contact us today to place your order, as supplies are limited.
This is an unprecedented time in our history, but knowing we are prepared and protected can provide peace of mind. At times like these, it’s important to remember that this is only temporary, and that we will soon be able to resume our normal jobs, classes, and other activities. Making sure that we are re-entering society as safely as possible is paramount, which makes the need for reliable, effective disinfecting solutions more necessary than ever. Encore Data Products is proud to assist our clients with anything they may need to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Ask your representative about the Vray sanitizer, BodyOne sanitizing wipes, and our other cleaning and disinfecting solutions today.