The Steril Wand uses the company's multi-patented UVC technology to decontaminate surfaces infested with mold, bacteria or viruses. The user passes the hand-held device closely over the contaminated area, allowing the energy from the high-output UVC Emitter to decontaminate surfaces. An aluminum safety shield prevents direct exposure to UVC energy, while also adding reflectance that increases the light's effectiveness. The tool may be used in any type of residential, commercial, industrial or institutional building to provide a fast acting, portable method of decontaminating tabletops, walls and other surfaces. Applications include mold remediation or microbial control in laboratories, hospitals, food and beverage processing areas, schools, libraries and homes.