Mobile Disinfection for COVID-19 in Hotels and Motels


Posted on Tuesday 5th January 2021
Mobile Disinfection for COVID-19 in Hotels and Motels


Our Purge Virus Mobile Disinfection (PV-MD) is one of the most cost-effective ways for many facility owners and managers to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in hotels and motels across the country.  

The portable device that combines ultraviolet (UVC) with photoplasma has proven disinfection capabilities for viruses, and it also removes odors through ionization.

The device simply rests or mounts on janitorial or housekeeping carts, and the cleaning provider just plugs it into any standard wall outlet in the room that they are cleaning. The device disinfects while the rooms are cleaned!

This Mobile Disinfection is ideal for Schools, Senior Living (Retirement Homes, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living) as well as Hotels, Motels, Offices, and any other facility that has staff or contract cleaning services. 

To learn more and see the video click here: Mobile Disinfection Device

How Mobile Disinfection Works

Ultraviolet light, ozone, photoplasma, and negatively-charged ions exist in nature as powerful and effective disinfectants, perfectly designed to destroy odors, bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew, and to break down unwanted chemicals and compounds.

  • UV light is powerful enough to penetrate the cell walls of bacteria and viruses, shattering their DNA, making it impossible for them to grow and reproduce.

  • Negatively-charged ions attract and bind with contaminants in the air, weighing them down.

  • Photoplasma oxidizes and sanitizes

  • Photo-catalytic oxidation breaks down pollutants (including nicotine, urea, and ammonia)

COST and MAINTENANCE: The cost is $450 per unit, with discounts available for volume orders. The maintenance does not require a technician and can be easily done by any facility staff member. Replace the ultraviolet lamp once a year if the device is run 24/7. Germicidal UV-C lamp: $45 or less subject to volume replacement orders. This device does not have filters that need to be replaced.

TO ORDER Click Here: We recommend the PR30 for maximum mobile disinfection

Covid-19 lessons from 2020 and actions for 2021: In the spring of 2020, property owners, elected officials, administrators of schools and healthcare facilities, and our Purge Virus team were hopeful that Covid-19 would come and go by summer. Needless to say, it persisted and may be with us through the fall of 2021, even with vaccines. New variants also add risks and reasons to proactively go beyond masks, testing, and social distancing. Some of our customers have embraced in-duct and wall-mounted systems to systemically disinfect the air continuously through their buildings. Others have asked about solutions that do not require the time and cost to retrofit Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. Our Purge Virus Mobile Disinfection (PV-MD) offering was born out of a video conference call in December with the owner of a motel. PV-MD is a cost-effective way to maximize available disinfection technology for 2021 and beyond.

For more news about COVID-19 in hotels and motels, see: The Best Ways to Disinfect Your Hotel Room During the Pandemic, According to Health Experts

“‘Ask the hotel if they are disinfecting airborne pathogens via an electrostatic sprayer that uses an EPA-registered disinfectant. If hotels are taking the proper precautions, they should be disinfecting using a diffuser that sprays a mist into the air and kills airborne pathogens, as well as cleaning surfaces. If hotels are only wiping down surfaces, it isn’t sufficient to keep guests protected.’

[Dr. Jack Shevel] explains, ‘Disinfection has traditionally been achieved by wiping down non-porous surfaces. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is transmitted primarily by inhalation or from touching contaminated surfaces and then transferring the virus to your face and eyes. The latest studies indicate that the virus acts as an ‘aerosol’ and can remain airborne for up to 10 minutes.’

For this reason, Dr. Shevel recommends bringing your own diffuser and disinfectant to spray down the hotel room. ‘Ideally, you need something that kills pathogens in the air because the virus hangs in the air for long periods of time,’ he says. ‘In addition, surfaces, floors, and porous surfaces such as curtains, fabrics, and couches need to be accounted for and disinfected.’”

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