Minimize Airborne Transmission of Disease With UV-C Air Purification

Air purifiers using short-wave ultraviolet light is one way to kill viruses in offices, schools and other business locations

Minimize Airborne Transmission of Disease With UV-C Air Purification

As people head back to work, school, shops and restaurants in San Antonio, TX, business owners and managers are doing everything in their power to keep employees, customers and the public at large safe. At ASAP Security Services, we’re here to help businesses ease the burden by deploying technology solutions that help managers monitor and detect masks (or a lack of one), fevers and social distancing in enclosed public spaces.

Today, we’re here to discuss another solution that can help curb the coronavirus’s spread: air purification technology with short-wave ultraviolet light (UV-C). Keep reading to learn all about it. 

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How Does UV-C Air Purification Work?

UV-C air purifiers sanitize indoor air by using short-wave ultraviolet light to damage cell DNA and kill airborne viruses. Along with viruses, UV-C purifiers also destroy contaminants like bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi. This technology can be used as a stand-alone purifier in individual rooms or integrated into HVAC ducting. For best results, it’s used in conjunction with high-quality HEPA air filtration, which traps and removes large contaminant particles from the air.

The CDC has stated that people commonly transmit coronavirus from person-to-person through airborne respiratory droplets. Of course, many people steer clear if they see someone coughing or sneezing in public, but asymptomatic carriers may be sending dangerous droplets into the world from talking, sighing, yawning or laughing — and we would never know. Businesses can sanitize indoor air and reduce the spread of the virus by installing HVAC-integrated UV-C air purifiers in enclosed public spaces, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Classrooms
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Performance halls and theaters
  • Houses of worship

Call ASAP Security Services today to discuss installation details.

Is UV-C Purification Effective?

Historically, ultraviolet light has been used to disinfect the air, water and surfaces in medical facilities, kitchens and other sterile work facilities. The process is called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and it’s a scientifically effective method for inactivating viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens in air and water. UV-C air purification increases in effectiveness when combined with a high-quality HEPA filter to catch and remove large particles.

Today, not all UV-C purifiers work. In the wake of the coronavirus, many brands are making exaggerated claims about the effectiveness of their products. Many gimmick solutions on the market don’t use UV light at the right intensity or allow enough time to kill microorganisms.    

We recommend calling our professional techs before investing in air purification technology. Now that several brands are jumping on the UV-C purification bandwagon, ASAP Security Services can help you sift through all the marketing to find an effective, high-quality solution for your commercial space.

At ASAP Security Services, we have the advanced technology solutions your San Antonio, Texas, business needs to combat the coronavirus. To schedule a consultation with our team, call us at (877) 418-ASAP or fill out our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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