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
“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
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.