Keeping Gyms Safe: Disinfecting Lighting Systems
After exhausting their supply of Clorox wipes and participating in afternoons of deep cleaning their fitness centers, gym owners can look to disinfecting lighting to fight COVID-19.
Gyms across the country have added disinfecting lights to their building controls to supplement traditional cleaning protocols.
Gym owners are being pressured to come up with reopening plans, offering both in-person fitness classes and virtual sessions. In-person fitness classes are now required to include masks, ample hand sanitizer, limited capacity and sanitizing routines.
However, routine cleaning has been shown to be sub-par. One study has shown that in a healthcare setting, only 47% of high-touch surfaces were adequately cleaned using routine cleaning. When it comes to commonly touched surfaces in homes, the following surfaces are overlooked during daily cleaning: worktops (54%) door handles (89%) sink taps (89%) and toilet flush handles (90%).
Disinfecting lighting is continually disinfecting using either visible LED light or ultraviolet (UV) light. Visible LED light fixtures are providing ambient light as well as shining directly on surfaces to kills germs and viruses. The most innovative UV lighting products are consistently disinfecting airborne pathogens through a quiet ceiling troffer fixture that sweeps up the contaminated classroom air and releases clean, purified air for all to breathe. Other UV light applications shine light into empty rooms or desks to sanitize a room after everyone leaves.
Research and clinical studies show proof. Over 10 years of peer-reviewed research has shown UV light kills COVID-19 and other infections such as Salmonella, Escherichia, Shigella, Listeria, C. Diff and the insidious and highly deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This technology is approved by the FDA and encouraged by the CDC as part of the disinfection protocols for healthcare facilities dealing with COVID-19 and other airborne and surface pathogens.
Eradicating 99% of COVID-19 and the seasonal flu is important for gym members and owners. These fixtures are supplemental to routine cleaning and allow gym members and staff to enjoy the peace of mind that deadly pathogens are kept at bay.
Titan Energy understands how different solutions may be needed for different rooms, buildings, and applications. We are vendor agnostic and provide our services for thousands of companies nationwide. Call or email us today to schedule an informative virtual consultation for your pool, sauna, fitness center, offices, locker rooms and group fitness class space.
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