Germs are everywhere, and you will be surprised to see them thrive in some of the most unlikely places.  Keeping things clean and sanitary during a crisis is important in order to prevent the spread of illness and disease.  Take the black light germ test today and discover the extent of germ coverage in your home, car or on your electronic devices.  This will help you to identify areas and objects that need to be cleaned and help you to discover what cleaning products work best.

Remedies Abound

Cleaning supplies are everywhere, and some are definitely better than others.  Some only kill certain kinds of germs whereas others provide more universal coverage as well.  There are also an abundance of home remedies that seem logical and effective upon first glance.  However, some of these tricks may not be as useful as people believe.  One of the best ways that you can test to see how well your cleaning products and recipes work is to simply look.

Black light

A black light is a special bulb that emits ultraviolet light waves.  Most also include a special gas that causes the light to shine purple in order to allow the user to direct the light in dark places.  Ultraviolet light not only picks up heat signatures, but it also detects the presence of many organic substances.  This includes things like fungi, bacteria and bodily fluids.  Its ability to “shine light” on blood or other fluids at crime scenes makes is particularly useful for law enforcement.

You can buy a black light bulb at almost any hardware store, and many affordable hand held black light detectors are also available.  Simply screw in the bulb, flip on the switch and watch the light illuminate all sorts of germs and pathogens.  You can convert a flashlight, lamp or light fixture with black light bulbs specifically for this purpose.  However, this trick is much better if you can hold the light in your hand and move it around as you explore the area.

Identifying and Fixing Problems

Contrary to popular belief, many bacteria can form and be present without being detected by a black light.  Furthermore, black lights do not always help us to differentiate between various types of bacteria.  They also can pick up remnants of cleaning products.  However, it should be pretty obvious that an area will need to be cleaned when you see a colony of bacteria forming, or gross deposits along various surfaces.

Keep in mind that spraying a can of Lysol is not going to kill all germs.  In fact, surfaces should be cleaned before they are disinfected.  Once you detect spots that are dirty, such as your phone, tablet, table, refrigerator or microwave control panel, thoroughly clean and rinse them.  Check again with the black light and see if there is an improvement.  If nothing shows up, then you know that a particular method or product was effective.  If residue still exists, then try a different product.

This will help you to not only identify the extent of germs, but using a black light will also help you to know where to focus cleaning efforts along with what products or remedies to use.  This will allow you to stock up on supplies that you know will work and to pay particular attention to keeping certain areas germ-free.

Try the black light test out for yourself today.  Chances are that you will be amazed and a bit disgusted as to what the light uncovers.  Use this opportunity to improve your cleaning and sanitation regimen so that you will reduce the chances of encountering illnesses as the result of the spread of bacteria, fungi or other harmful organisms.