Life in our new normal means making a more vigilant approach to achieve cleanliness. Washing with soap and water is among the most effective ways to kill deadly pathogens lurking around us. However, the everyday objects inside our own homes and items we use on a daily basis may be more challenging to keep clean.
The main focus of home cleaning and disinfection these days is on high-touch surfaces like tables, kitchen counters, door handles, and knobs. Small objects that everyone in the family constantly touches also need to be disinfected, including mobile phones, credit cards, and keys. Ordinary alcohol and disinfecting wipes might not be up to the task and may cause damage to our more sensitive devices.
The use of UV light to sanitize homes has practically become mainstream these days in San Francisco. Hospitals and laboratories have been using UV light in zapping away pathogens that dare to thrive on medical equipment and in rooms for years. Thanks to technology, it’s also becoming popular in single-family homes, condos, and other residential types for disinfection.
Here are just some of these clever gadgets for disinfecting your home and keeping it COVID-free.
Think of this clever little device like a modern-day high-tech magic wand that eliminates 99% of bacteria and harmful pathogens around the house. At only about 22 centimeters long, this handy sterilizer uses beams of UV light to sanitize your items. It’s rechargeable, eco-friendly, and can fit in handbags. There’s no warm-up time – upon use, anything you direct this sterilizer at will be disinfected in 30 seconds. Simply hold over surfaces and scan.
Keeping mobile phones clean can be tricky, especially since chemicals in the usual disinfecting agents can damage them. The small but powerful Phonesoap 3 is the cool solution to thoroughly disinfecting your phone, on top of charging it. Designed like a disinfection chamber, any phone can fit in it – no matter its size. You don’t even have to take off your phone’s casing during charging/disinfecting. Simply pop it in for thorough 360-degree disinfection. Even while it’s still inside, Phonesoap 3’s built-in sound amplifier will allow you to hear incoming calls and notifications.
There are water bottles with built-in filters to sift all foreign particles and kill some bacteria, then there’s the Larq Bottle. Just like most disinfecting products in the market today, it also makes use of UV light. It activates every two hours and purifies your water and your bottle’s interior in just one minute. Thus, whether you’re at home or outdoors, you’ll always be assured of clean and germ-free drinking water. You can choose between the single-walled or double-walled variants and you can have it personalized.
GermGuardian AC4825 – the 4-in-1 Tabletop Air Purifier
At 22 inches high, this compact table-top purifier can easily fit on any side or study table at home. Its disinfecting components include a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filter, a charcoal and PCO (photocatalytic oxidation) filter, UV light, and TiO2 treatment for a four-way punch that kills 99% of airborne bacteria, viruses, and allergens.
This portable closet fully enclosed in Mylar has three UV-C light bulbs on its ceiling. It can be installed in any entryway, be it your home’s entrance, your office, or even the gym. Place your outdoor gear and other items you brought with you in it and the closet’s UV light will effectively kill any kind of pathogen from bacteria and viruses to molds and other allergens. It also has smart outlets that allow users to connect it to a mobile app. Thus, you enter your home sans any harmful microbes and keep your family safe.
If you’re thinking of investing in larger, more heavy-duty devices, look into Smart UV’s Apollo. This standing 60-watt lamp disinfects entire rooms and can run from 15-60 minutes upon activation. It also has an effective range of 1,000 square feet. Not only does Apollo clean and disinfect even the hard-to-reach parts of your room but it also renders it odor-free. It also has built-in sensors that automatically turn the device off upon detecting movement within 16 feet, essentially protecting users and even their pets when the device is in use.
Instead of using UV light technology, this closet-style tool uses high-temperature steam to clean and disinfect clothes. The Samsung AirDresser can clean any fabric, from the most delicate underclothes to the sturdiest of wool coats. Apart from disinfecting, the steam can also smoothen out light wrinkles on clothes and eliminate nasty odors. Moreover, it won’t damage or shrink your garments.
Investing in Safety
Consider these smart gadgets as smart investments in your family’s safety. Should you consider putting up your home for sale, smart disinfecting tech like these will certainly get potential buyers’ attention. Let Team Hatvany help you with your real estate needs by calling 415.710.6462 or drop us an email at team(at)teamhatvany(dotted)com.