What is never wet, invariably dirty, and always exposed to human contact?
Your electrical switches and their cover plates!
The cleanliness problem always centers around the fear of electrocution.
Our go-to means of cleaning is water, but we know we cannot apply water on these outlets given the obvious electrical conduction.
We can use other means of cleaning such as microfibre cloth, fully alcoholic disinfectant, and brushes, but we do not go through the trouble, and neglect the microbial growth on these surfaces.
There is a way, however, to kill microbes on our electrical accessories: antimicrobial treatment with silver ions (Ag+). This isn’t a recent experiment; for context, silver has been used to disinfect wounds and aid in certain medical procedures for centuries.
In this post, we outline 4 ways these silver-treated antimicrobial switches and switch plates can bolster a household’s health and safety.
Firstly, how does silver work against microbes?
Silver ions clump at the cell wall of a bacterium, enter the cell, stifle its respiratory system, and bind to DNA and other membrane proteins that allow transport of substance in and out of the cell. Inevitably, it blocks cell division, and the bacteria will reproduce and thrive.
Through in-mould technology, the silver ions are both embedded and lie on the surface of the cover plates. They last in that state for years, resisting any microbial growth on the switch’s unwashed surface, allowing the homeowner peace of mind.
Your toddlers get around better than you know they can. Whether they have developed the motor skills to walk or not, their precious fingers and hands do find a way to the crevices of your home—and they will eventually find their way to electrical outlets, with the pin-hole sockets and exciting, clicking switches.
Thankfully, most modular electrical switches nowadays necessitate the use of shutters to prevent fingers and pencils from entering the pinholes, and their antibacterial cover plates will make sure that there is limited transmission of dangerous microbes to your unsuspecting child’s hands.
The developing immune system of your child is prioritized, all through the activity of silver ions.
The World Health Organization has deemed that transmission of microbes by hand contact is the most common way of cross-contamination. Family members, friends, and roommates tend to use the same electrical switches in their vicinity, and these surfaces will cause contagious, microbe-related illness and flu to move around faster.
A silver-ion surface causes mass bactericide and microbicide, which limits the house members contact with lethal microorganisms. This antimicrobial technology is simple, safe, and efficient—your piano switches are clicked without your immunity defences being pricked.
Last but not least, no matter your prerogative as a developer and real estate owner, you need to marry functionality to aesthetic.
Antimicrobial switches perform their function of killing your invisible enemies, but you would prefer if they looked good while doing it, wouldn’t you?
Our antimicrobial modular electrical switches hide ungainly aspects of your cover plates—such as screws and their screw holes. Their presentability is paramount; they can blend seamlessly with your interior walls and decor themes, or they can be minimalist, artistic pieces in themselves. As the premier modular switch manufacturer in Mumbai, Precision Electricals offers a broad range of antimicrobial electrical switches that serve the high-end client’s needs. Make sure to guard your household not only against microbes, but against design mediocrity!