New Ultraviolet Light Treatment Aims to Keep Chippewa Vallians Healthy
UV-Care offers UV light and antimicrobial treatments aimed to prevent the spread of disease
A new Chippewa Valley company aims to put the community’s health first – whether that’s amid a pandemic or not.
UV-Care, a service-based company that uses signature processes to prevent the spread of person-to-person illnesses, opened last summer as the first cleaning and preventative care company in the Chippewa Valley to provide ultraviolet light services.
“There’s nothing that even compares to what we’re doing,” said Dominic Walker, co-owner of the business. “It’s really the prevention side of it. The original customers we’ve started with have had zero exposures, no illnesses, this whole winter. It’s really a prevention.”
This cleaning-slash-prevention company uses UV light, which – at a molecular level – inhibits viral and bacterial cells from reproducing. Once they’re inhibited from reproducing, they’re not spreading. It’s a treatment often used in hospitals and clinical settings to ensure hygienic and sanitary medical practices. In addition to the UV light treatments, UV-Care also uses antimicrobial cleaning solutions, which – again, on a molecular level – have minuscule spikes, so when you rub an antimicrobial cleaning solution on a hard surface, it picks up tiny virus cells.
There’s nothing that even compares to what we’re doing. It’s really the prevention side of it. The original customers we’ve started with have had zero exposures, no illnesses, this whole winter. It’s really a prevention.
“The more and more research that we’ve accumulated and learned about, and really everything, the more passionate we became about it,” said Marketing Coordinator Mikell Lantz. “Every time we read a paper, it was like, ‘Yup, this is what we need to be doing.’ ”
Though the pandemic spawned UV-Care, it doesn’t mean the end for UV-Care. Whether the business works to prevent the common cold, influenza, or the next pandemic, UV-Care seeks to bring this medical technology to businesses, schools, and homes of the Chippewa Valley to prevent the spread of illness in the future.
“Everyone involved with UV-Care has such a big heart,” Walker said, “and wants the best for everyone.”
“This could really help us,” Lantz added, “and our community.”