UVC lights are a fast, affordable and effective way for businesses to protect against COVID-19
February 18, 2021

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Business owners have a tough job right now.

In addition to the typical day-to-day of running a store or restaurant, they have an extra task to add to the list: Protect against COVID-19.

Increased cleaning and sanitization has been part of life for the past year, but there’s always a risk: What if a spot was missed?

Ultraviolet-C (UVC) disinfection offers an additional layer of protection against viruses, germs and bacteria, including COVID-19.

Ultraviolet light is the type of radiation that comes from natural sunlight or sources like tanning beds. There are three types of UV light: A, B and C, moving from the least amount of energy to the highest.

UVC light is mostly absorbed by the Earth’s ozone, so humans are not exposed to it on a daily basis. However, scientists have been using UVC radiation for hundreds of years to kill germs and bacteria.

And, as it turns out, early research shows that UVC radiation is also effective in killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or COVID-19. Airports, hospitals and other high-capacity buildings across the world have been using UVC disinfection as an extra layer of security against the coronavirus.

Although the FDA has not yet officially acknowledged UVC lighting as effective in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it is only because there is limited published data available so far.

However, recent studies have found that COVID-19 can be effectively and safely deactivated using UVC lighting. Researchers at Henry Ford Health System found that UVC lighting is so effective that it can even safely kill COVID-19 on N95 masks. The research found that the method works so well, that the N95 masks can be reused after being tainted with COVID-19.

Another study at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found that 99.9% of coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to even minimal wavelengths of UVC lighting.

According to the FDA, UVC lamps used for disinfection may pose potential health and safety risks depending on UVC wavelength, dose, duration and radiation exposure. Direct exposure to UVC radiation can cause painful eye injury and burn-like skin reactions.

Instead, trust the professionals at Restoration 1 of Michiana. Our team of technicians are highly trained, certified and fully insured to provide UVC sanitation services at an affordable price for businesses and homeowners.

Restoration 1 of Michiana offers UVC disinfection services to restaurants, businesses, daycares and more across northern Indiana and southern Michigan.

To learn more about how you can protect your employees and customers against COVID-19 with UVC radiation, request a free estimate today.

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Whether your home or office has experienced a real flood or another water or fire catastrophe that needs immediate restoration and remediation, we’ll be there to help you weather the storm.


Water Damage

The aftermath of a flood or other water-related disaster can bring hardship to any family, or shut down your thriving business. We use wet vacuums and high-speed fans to professionally dry indoor areas ASAP. We then salvage your possessions and restore the property.


Fire Damage

It takes just one phone call to secure 24-hour emergency service for fire and smoke damage restoration in Michiana. Our restoration experts provide timely service and quality work in the face of any disaster. When dealing with fire & smoke damage, we’ll uncover and repair the hidden damage, too, so you can get back to your normal life safely.


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To prevent mold from spreading, you’ll want to schedule mold remediation and inspection services early. Our professional mold services will ensure your home or business is free of toxins and airborne contaminants spread by mold spores.


Virus Disinfection

Any surface can become a springboard for the nasty germs that cause illness. No matter how thoroughly and carefully you clean, most cleaning services just push germs around. Bleach and traditional disinfectants are yesterdays weapons. They struggle to combat today’s more virulent and resistant germs. We provide complete disinfection services to protect you.

About Restoration 1 of Michiana

Ready and waiting to come to your family's rescue

At Restoration 1 of Michiana, we’re known for offering the top professional fire, water, and mold damage restoration services for both home and business owners. But we bring additional help to our community. Our team also offers emergency services, storm damage restoration, sewage system cleanup, and more. We take real pride in being the number one source for property restoration services in our area.

Here at Restoration 1 of Michiana, our priority is to restore your residential or commercial property. However, we also realize you need to restore your life. We absolutely understand the stress of this situation. We’ll help you rest easy, knowing that our highly-trained restoration experts provide prompt, efficient services year-round.

To help maintain our high standards, each restoration specialist is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We take our restoration duties seriously to bring you top-notch service. 

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