While UV-C light is not a substitute for manual cleaning, it substitutes manual disinfection, which is very time-consuming and labor-intensive. Effective manual disinfection takes at least twice as long as manual cleaning, making the entire process 3x longer than a traditional cleaning process pre-COVID. By comparison, the R-Zero Arc only adds about 2 minutes of touch time per room. Furthermore, multiple studies show that in a hospital setting, manual disinfection alone is only about 50% effective and over 30% of high-touch surfaces are missed.
UV-C is also a substitute for electrostatic spraying, which requires a dedicated operator at all times. Additional costs include chemical refills on an ongoing basis and specific PPE required to operate. According to estimates, the cost for a full year of using UV-C units is equivalent to the cost of 2.7 months of using electrostatic sprayers.
R-Zero can work with you to determine the optimal number of UV-C units to substitute these alternatives or to complement them in different areas of your facilities.
Finally, R-Zero provides visibility into a historically invisible disinfection process. We have developed a cloud-based analytics software that collects data from all of your organization’s UV-C devices. This data is shown in a dashboard, empowering managers to view and analyze device usage and compliance in real-time. If desired, you can also share and communicate disinfection data to your stakeholders.