Waukesha-based Surfacide helps to sterilize Milton High School

Freeman Staff

Nov. 5, 2015

WAUKESHA — When the Milton School District needed help sterilizing its high school after several students got sick in mid-October, Surfacide was tapped to help with the cleanup and sterilization efforts, according to a Thursday announcement.

Milton High School is using a high-tech disinfection system called the Surfacide Helios, which uses UV-C energy to kill organisms on hard surfaces, including walls, floors, counter tops, bathroom fixtures and more. The Surfacide system, which is typically used in health care settings to reduce health care- associated infections, is being used to clean and disinfect common areas throughout the school.  

“Surfacide stepped up when we had a health situation that needed immediate attention,” said Jeremy Bilhorn, principal of Milton High School, in a statement. “It’s reassuring to know that we’re using the most advanced technology to clean and disinfect our school — we couldn’t be more grateful.” 

The Surfacide UV-C system uses three energy emitters in vacant rooms to eradicate drug-resistant organisms, according to the company. Each emitter comes equipped with laser validation to ensure the room is completely covered during the disinfection process.