Is UV-C harmful to animals in the classroom?
Since UV-C does not penetrate glass, animals in a fish tank or glass aquarium will be safe. However, we suggest covering the tank with a thick blanket, towel, or tarp to reduce risk.
If you have a wire animal cage, we first suggest removing the animal. If this is not possible, place a thick blanket, towel, or tarp over the cage before running a cycle. The fabric will prevent any harmful UV-C rays from reaching the animal.
How soon can people re-enter a space after a UV-C cycle has been run?
Immediately. UV-C uses no chemicals or pesticides and leaves behind no harmful residue. Spaces are safe to enter immediately after a cycle completes. This means that is a student is sick at school and sent home, you can run a quick Arc cycle in that room and everyone can more safely re-enter following the cycle.
Is it safe for plants?
Plants can be harmed when exposed to UV-C light over multiple cycles. Please refer to publicly available information sources or consult with a botanist regarding the light sensitivity of your plants.
As a means of precaution, we recommend that you cover your plant with a textile, towel, or plastic covering. Alternatively, you can move it out of direct-line-of-sight from the irradiation of the Arc.
Are there other tips for items I can disinfect with the Arc?
The Arc can disinfect anything. Feel free to close curtains and blinds to have UV-C disinfect the insides. Open drawers and expose any additional objects to have UV-C disinfect. These objects may include toys, balls, gym equipment, office supplies, etc.
How can I disinfect the bleachers?
If you are able to safely transport the Arc up a walkway and place it securely, you can run a cycle. Keep in mind that it will only disinfect where the light directly hits the bleachers. It is recommended to have two people transport the Arc, lifting from the bottom.
If this is not possible, we would suggest using other cleaning solutions to best disinfect your bleachers.
Will the plexiglass dividers on desks block light from disinfecting?
Yes. When running a cycle in a classroom, the dividers should be removed and placed against the wall. Doing so will allow the UV-C light to disinfect the room and the sides of the dividers that are facing the device.
If they cannot be removed, you will need to run one cycle in front of the divider and one behind to disinfect both sides of the plexiglass.