Mobile Disinfection for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes


Posted on Tuesday 5th January 2021
Mobile Disinfection for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes


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 nursing homes 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 nursing homes, see: UV light's potential to combat airborne coronavirus to be tested at aged care facilities

“Devices known as UV air sterilisers are commercially available in Australia, and Professor Rogers said the upcoming trial will use ‘existing technology’ which has already proven effective in killing the bacteria which causes tuberculosis.

‘It's relatively inexpensive, it can be retrofitted into existing facilities, and it doesn't require any change in activities or the lifestyle of the people who are there,’ he said.

‘What we're trying to do is to see whether a technology which has been shown to be effective in other contexts to kill pathogens might be able to prevent the viral particles from staying viable and being potentially infective within the air.

‘There's a couple of different ways that it can be done. One is to [install the devices] within the ducts themselves, so as the air passes through the ducting it's exposed to the UV.

University of Melbourne environmental scientist Robyn Schofield explained that UV light had the potential to act as a ‘disinfectant’ by breaking down viral and bacterial DNA.”

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