Sanitize Your Home Using Your UVC Wand

Disinfect Your Home And Keep It Virus-Free Using Your UV Sanitizing Wand

Want to know how a UV sanitizing wand can help keep your home safe from viruses and bacteria? We go over how to use a UV sanitizing wand in your home and the different pros and cons associated with it.

Keeping your home germ-free with a UV sanitizing wand is one of the best ways to protect you and your family from harmful pathogens. Your home houses thousands of bacteria and fungi, many of which are harmless. But some are harmful, especially if you have cleaning and sanitizing habits that need improvement.

Thankfully, a UV sanitizing wand offers an efficient sanitizing solution that’s been proven to kill 99.9% of germs. It’s an environment-friendly solution that uses UVC technology often used in the healthcare industry. Here’s how you can sanitize your home using a UV wand and some of the pros and cons of using this tool.

Cleaning vs. Disinfecting

Before anything else, it’s important to note that cleaning and disinfecting are two different things and you need to do both to make sure you have a home free of illness-causing bacteria and viruses. 

So what’s the difference? 

Cleaning is when you remove contaminants from a surface. Wiping the oil from the kitchen counter or sweeping the dirt from the floor are examples of cleaning. 

Disinfecting is when you kill pathogens like bacteria and viruses. Using your UV light wand on your phone or laptop is an example of disinfecting. However, the most common way of disinfecting is using products like multi-purpose cleaners and bleach. But even if they can kill the germs in your home, there are disadvantages to using these products.

Disadvantages of Using Traditional Cleaners

  • Contributes to air and water pollution. When you flush down chemical cleaners down the drain, it makes its way to water systems like streams and rivers. These can leave harmful residues which can damage the ecosystem. Also, these cleaners have a strong smell that can negatively impact air quality.
  • Adds to plastic waste. Notice how all traditional cleaners come in plastic bottles? Once empty, they add up to the major plastic problem the earth is already facing.
  • Highly toxic. There’s always a risk of storing chemical cleaners at home especially if you have kids or pets around. If not stored properly, accidental ingestion is poisonous and can lead to death.
  • Requires more effort to use. Sanitizing your home with traditional cleaners is a blue-collar job. You need to use it with other cleaning equipment and you’ll need to put in the effort to scrub or wipe the area just to kill those germs.

Pros and Cons of a UV Sanitizing Wand

Using a UV wand has its advantages and disadvantages for home use. To make sure you’re able to keep your home sanitized, here are some Pros and Cons you should consider before purchasing a UV sanitizing wand.


  • Leaves no mess. You don’t have to worry about making a mess with a UV wand. You have nothing to wipe or throw out.
  • Eco-friendly. It has no residue that can be harmful to the environment like other chemical-based cleaners. Because it’s a long-lasting device, you can expect to use it for years. It can also be recycled after it’s served its purpose.
  • Effective in killing viruses. The right dose of UVC light has been proven to kill viruses including SARS-CoV-2.
  • Portable and easy to use. You can use a UV wand in every part of your home. You can carry it around with you and use it whenever you need to. All it takes is a push of a button.


  • Not for cleaning. As mentioned above, cleaning is different from disinfecting. That means you can’t use a UV sanitizing wand to clean the dirt off the table.
  • No ideal for large surface areas. Because UV wands are meant to be portable, their size limits their use to a smaller surface area to be more effective.

What to Disinfect in Your Home Using a UV Sanitizing Wand

Now that you know the pros and cons of the device, it’s time to find out where you can use it. Some parts of your home are dirtier and have more germs than others. Here are the places where UV light sanitation can be very effective.


  • Microwave handle, knobs/control panel. One of the most used devices in the kitchen is the microwave. It’s used before, after, or during food preparations, contaminating it with bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli as well as mold or yeast.
  • Cutting boards. This is another hotbed of bacteria, especially the wooden kind where bacteria can live in small crevices. Even after washing with soap, the moisture enables the bacteria to thrive even more.
  • Fridge door handle. Everyone in the house checks the goods in the fridge. The problem is, you don’t know where everyone has been before touching the handle.
  • Coffee maker. Multiple studies have proven how a cup of joe gives a ton of health benefits. But don’t let that go to waste by handling a pot full of germs.

Living Room

  • TV remote. People have spent a lot of time in front of the TV during lockdowns and the spike in streaming services’ viewership can attest to that. And because of that, your TV’s remote has been passed on from hand to hand countless times.
  • Video game controllers. While only a select few in the household play video games, this high-touch object can be home to different kinds of germs like yeast and mold.


  • Faucet and faucet knobs. A study has shown that bathroom knobs can contain more microorganisms than toilet handles. Just when you thought you’d killed off the germs after washing with soap, you end up touching the knob to close the faucet.
  • Surprised? Not only does your toothbrush get the bacteria from your mouth, but it also takes in the germs from wherever you lay it on. It can also absorb the germs from your toilet if you don’t close the lid when you flush.

Other Things to Disinfect

  • Light switches and doorknobs. These places can easily be contaminated by germs, especially when you’re coming from the outside or have visitors come over.
  • Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and other high-touch devices are the dirtiest things you touch regularly. To be more specific, mobile phones have 25,127 bacteria per square inch according to studies. That’s a lot of germs. Want to know how to properly clean your phone? Check out our previous blog which covers this topic.
  • Car interiors. While technically not part of your home, your car is an extension since it’s one of the things you own and use regularly. According to research, your car’s radio, especially the touch screen kind, is 3 times dirtier than a toilet seat. The shift stick, indicator stalks, steering wheel, and hand brake are other dirty parts that should be sanitized.
  • Watches, pieces of jewelry (especially bracelets), earphones, and other accessories that you hold with your hands are also possible hotspots for germs.

Disinfect Your Home With a UV Sanitizing Wand

A UV sanitizing wand, specifically those with LED bulbs and use UVC technology, is an effective means of sanitizing the high-touch areas and objects in your home. We’ve talked about how UVC has been used in the healthcare environment and is now making its way to homes. Not only because it’s an effective sanitizing solution that kills 99.9% in seconds, but it’s also more cost-efficient. 

Using a UV sanitizing wand like Wanderclean reduces the need to use other cleaning supplies like soap and alcohol. It’s also a more environment-friendly option since you don’t need to use water, tissue, or wipes to sanitize, reducing the waste you produce in the process. Since it’s powered by a long-lasting battery, you practically have zero waste when you use Wanderclean. 

Making sure your home is virus-free is critical now more than ever. The pandemic has changed our cleaning and sanitizing habits, making it a top priority especially when you have visitors or someone in your household is sick. With a UV sanitizing wand in hand, you can protect your home better than ever.

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Erik Adler

Erik Adler