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Is UV light safe for killing viruses?

Since the beginning of March, the Coronavirus has been a massive part of our daily lives. Is UV light safe for killing Covid-19. Birmingham, AlabamaThe virus caused the world to come to a screeching halt, closing businesses and entertainment venues. The biggest issue has been focused on safety and sanitation.

It doesn’t look like the threat of Covid-19 is going anywhere for a while. This means we have to learn to live our lives around it. We are left trying to come up with the best way to sanitize ourselves and daily objects we come in contact with. Some have brought up the idea of using a UV light for sanitation of PPE, electronics, and surfaces.

While UV light for sterilizing equipment and exam rooms work wonderfully in hospitals, labs, and doctor’s offices, it is not practical in real-world settings. UV light needs to be extremely bright to be sufficient to thoroughly sanitize and remove viruses and bacteria from equipment and exam rooms.

Human tissue can be severely damaged by UV light and even cause extensive injury to softer parts such as the eyes. Hospitals and labs ensure there are no people in the area when UV light is used to sanitize rooms and equipment. For maximum sterilization, UV light should be extremely bright, and if any human being were in the vicinity, it would cause permanent damage and blindness.

Some companies have manufactured mobile UV wands with claims of sterilization if it is waved over objects and surfaces. These claims have not been verified by experts to rid the materials of viruses and bacteria. The best way to clean surfaces is to use age-old cleaners such as bleach, rubbing alcohol, and leaving the UV lights to the experts.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Quick, friendly, excellent work.

Tom W.

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Aubrey upgraded our electrical fuse panel, put in an updated outside service panel, replaced the main service line from the outside panel to the inside fuse box, and installed several outlets. His original estimate was complete and accurate. He brought our electrical system up to code and made several recommendations for changes and upgrades that we had not thought of. He worked with our schedule, was on time and very professional, and left our home as clean as when he arrived. He was extremely conscientious and reliable. We very highly recommend John's Electric and will definitely use them again.

Debbie S. Dumas

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Aubrey was very helpful, explaining things as he went and making sure that everything worked good before he left.

Lisa H.

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What a pleasure it was dealing with Aubrey of John's electric! We had a breaker that would not reset. Aubrey arrived at our house at exactly the time he said he would. He had the problem diagnosed in under a minute and had us back to normal with all of our garage outlets in under 5 minutes. I know that all service calls can't go that quickly, but he sure found the problem right away and got it fixed immediately. I would strongly recommend this company.

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