Synthetic turf simply stated is pretty amazing stuff.  After all, it is highly durable and can withstand even the toughest use and often it can do so for years and years.  It can even withstand exposure to the elements.  Yet, it is not indestructible.  While synthetic turf has a myriad of benefits, there are some commonly overlooked issues with synthetic turf. One major issue is disinfecting synthetic turf fields.

Keeping synthetic turf disinfected and safe can present a challenge.  As a result, most synthetic turf fields rarely or never receive proper disinfection.  This situation, unfortunately, presents a very serious health concern.

Disinfecting Synthetic Turf Fields

Many people mistakenly believe that since synthetic turf is, of course, synthetic, that there is no need to worry about viruses and bacteria. When humans come in contact with synthetic turf, disinfecting synthetic turf is required. Synthetic turf can present health issues. Issues such as harmful viruses and bacteria including the dreaded and very dangerous MRSA .

Chemicals or UVC?

Disinfecting synthetic turf with chemical cleaners and disinfectants is very time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive. A large quantity of chemical disinfectant is required to disinfect a turf field. The larger the size of the synthetic turf being maintained, the more time, effort and money will be needed.  The end result is that disinfecting synthetic turf may not happen as often as it should or may not happen at all!  There is a way to disinfect synthetic turf quickly, effectively and without chemicals, that is using UVC technology.

The Power of UVC Technology

UVC technology uses ultraviolet radiation to sterilize and does so with great effectiveness.  Since UV requires no chemicals, there are substantial costs savings.  Additionally, UVC technology, such as the 860 MiniZapr and 850 GreenZapr allows for much more effective sterilization, as UVC is highly effective at killing viruses and bacteria.  The ease of use of these products means that synthetic turf will be disinfected more often, and this factor increases the overall level of safety for those using synthetic turf.

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Without using UVC technology, synthetic turf will likely not be as safe from harmful microorganisms. This, of course, represents a significant health risk.  UVC technology has been used with great effectiveness for decades including in water purification and in hospitals.  Hospitals use UVC technology because it works amazingly well.

If you have a synthetic turf field and you want to be absolutely sure that it is sterilized and safe to use, then the optimal solution is the power of UVC technology by way of the MiniZapr and GreenZapr!

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General Information. https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/index.html. Published 2020. Accessed April 8, 2020.