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New UV-C Sterilizing Lamp Kills Viruses and Other Pathogens in Fewer than 90 Minutes

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Germ Mold Buster, a division of Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc., has developed a UV-C germicidal, disinfectant light that uses shortwave UV-C radiation to deactivate microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and mold.

Exposure to pathogens is a fact of life. They're all around us. This UV-C light kills germs and protects people. It's that simple.

WebMD reports that research shows this certain spectrum of ultraviolet light - UV-C light - easily kills airborne flu viruses and poses no risk to people. The research comes out of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and says that this could offer a new, inexpensive way to eliminate airborne flu viruses in indoor public spaces.

Hospitals have been using the same UV-C light wavelength technology for years, but the cost and size of these lamps is impractical for home and small business use. They're typically upwards of $100,000, weigh more than 25 pounds and stand at about six feet. The Germ Mold Buster weighs six pounds, stands a little more than two feet and costs $395.

UV-C light breaks the DNA strands of pathogens and makes it impossible for them to reproduce so they die off quickly. So, people can now have the same technology that hospitals have used for years.

"We've made this technology affordable and available to the general public," William G. Sykes, owner, Crawl Space Door Systems, says. "The UV-C energy from our new light is an effective, environment-friendly and chemical-free approach to killing dangerous microorganisms."

This heavy-duty, sterilizing UV-C lamp is easy to use and effective in rooms up to 600 square feet. Just place the light in the room that needs to be treated and set the timer with a remote control (for up to 99 minutes). The UV-C lamp also has an arm that swivels, allowing it to treat hard-to-reach areas such as under sinks, in bathtubs or crawl spaces.

"Safety was also paramount in the development and release of this germicidal and disinfectant UV-C lamp," Sykes says.

As a result, it's been tested and certified by Inertek, a company that evaluates how products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.

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Caption: The Germicidal and Disinfectant UV-C Lamp by Germ Mold Buster.

Caption: Germ Mold Buster lamps can easily be moved from room to room.

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Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc. Announces Court Case Win Against Competitor Making False Claims

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- On September 24, 2013, Smart Vent filed a lawsuit against Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc. in the NJ Federal Court, case 1:13-cv-05691-JBS-KMW. Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc. filed a counter-claim. The lawsuit is now over and Crawl Space Door Systems won.

"We're happy to announce that the Federal Court ruling finalized what we've known all along - that Crawl Space Door Systems' engineered flood vents are FEMA and NFIP compliant," William G. Sykes, owner, Crawl Space Door Systems, says.

As of October 24, 2019, some of the jury findings revealed that Smart Vent (SV) was unable to prove that Crawl Space Door Systems (CSDS) made false statements about the coverage of CSDS's flood vents; or made false or misleading statements about the purchase and use of CSDS's flood vents to reduce flood insurance premiums.

However, CSDS was able to prove that SV made false claims about CSDS' product statements. More importantly, CSDS was able to prove that SV actually harmed CSDS's business in terms of declining sales and loss of goodwill. CSDS was also able to prove their flood vents do reduce flood insurance premiums.

"We're happy justice prevailed," Sykes says. "SV has a history of filing lawsuits against competitors, but this time we won."

Other companies that SV has filed lawsuits against include: AAA Louvers and Millworks, Inc.; USA Floodair Vents, LTD.; and Vinylast, Inc. They're all out of business now.

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New Flood Vent Can Reduce Flood Insurance Costs by Up to 85 Percent

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- It's time to prepare for more downpours warns NOAA ( Heavy rain has increased across most of the United States, and is only likely to continue to do so. In fact, climate change is projected to increase the size of the flood plain by as much as 45% in the next 100 years. A new flood vent introduced by Crawl Space Door Systems, Inc. can help concerned home and business owners protect their property and save money too.

Most standard homeowner insurance policies do not cover floods and people have to turn to the National Flood Insurance program or private insurance for flood coverage. These policies are expensive. The new ICC Breakaway Flood Vent can save people up to 85 percent on these policies.

"Getting your home FEMA-compliant does not have to be expensive or complicated," William G. Sykes, owner, Crawl Space Door Systems, says.

This flood vent available from Crawl Space Door Systems is designed to meet FEMA, NFIP and ICC requirements for engineered flood vents in all 50 states. And, unlike its competitors, its 16" x 8" breakaway flood vent covers 305 square feet, making it the highest-rated flood vent of its size available on the market. And it costs just $99. Competitor products cost more ($259.99) and cover less space (200 square feet).

So, let's do the math. If a crawl space is 2,000 square feet, seven vents from Crawl Space Door Systems would do the job and total about $700. On the flip side, a competitor would need to provide 10 vents, totaling approximately $2,600. That's a big difference. When homeowners choose an ICC-approved flood vent from Crawl Space Door Systems, they're saving about $1,900 and they're getting an insurance reduction to boot.

An ICC-approved flood vent easily installs into most homes' foundation openings. There's some basic hardware and construction adhesive included. Once the frame is installed, the flood vent snaps into a solid or vented breakaway insert and works to reduce any potential structural damage. They are designed to allow the water pressure to equalize inside and outside of the crawl space.

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