No matter where you live, what you do for a living, or who you surround yourself with, you are prone to run into germs and other microorganisms every single day. While there are plenty of ways to deter the transfer of anything truly nasty to you and your family such as hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial sprays, are those really the best ways to go about removing vast quantities of germs and bacteria from areas such as bathrooms, kitchen counters, and any other environments which are highly trafficked and susceptible to being a breeding ground for these microorganisms?

There is another potential way to eliminate microbes from the environments that you and your family spend the most amount of time in. Sanitizing wands are relatively new when it comes to use in the home, but the technology behind them has been used in hospitals, food processing plants, and water treatment plants for quite some time. Does this technology actually work though when sold as a consumer grade UV-C wand?

In short, the answer is yes, however, individuals buying these products must know the proper way to use them. While they are generally simple to use, there are several variables that must be known prior to using a sanitizing wand on a given surface. The wand must be held in the right position, for the proper amount of time, and the surface must be nearly perfectly smooth, otherwise the microorganisms have the ability to hide from the UV-C rays.

How will you know if the wand is working properly? Unfortunately, similar to chemical cleaners that are used to disinfect surfaces in the home, you will not be able to tell visually if the wand is working. However, as with chemical cleaners, you will begin to be able to feel if a surface is disinfected, as well, any organic smells that were the result of dead or dying microorganism will begin to disappear.

It is important to note that while these products are extremely useful in regards to cleaning and disinfecting a home, proper cautionary measures need to be taken when using them. Manufacturers of these tools are sure to contain an instruction manual with them with tips on how to stay safe and avoid any injuries when using them. Often these suggestions and instructions include wearing the proper clothing when using them in order to avoid any injuries sustained by the skin or the eyes, such as long sleeved shirts, UV protected glasses, and gloves.