DISINFECTING YOUR PEDICURE SPA
Note: Please be advised that it is responsibility of purchaser/user to adhere strictly to the following procedure.
Any non-compliance will be considered negligence of the purchaser/user.
The Bureau of barbering and cosmetology requires that salons using whirlpool pedicure spas use the following disinfecting
Procedures to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance of the equipment, and to prevent bacterial infection. For your clients
safety, always use the regulations as a minimum standard for cleaning and disinfecting.
Please see chair manual for Do and Don't
At the end of the day:
1. Remove the intake suction screen, All debris trapped behind the screen of each pedicure spa must be removed.
And the screen and the inlet shall be washed with soap or detergent and water
2. Before replacing the screen, Totally immersed the screen into an EPA- registered disinfectant with bactericidal,
Fungicidal, and virucidal activity.
3. Finally, flush the whirlpool system with low-suding detergent and warm OR an EPA - registered cleanser for
10 minutes. Rinse with clean fresh water and drain.
Cleaning or sanitizing is NOT disinfecting. According to the CDC and EPA, disinfecting occours only when there is a
reduction of pathogenic microbes at 99.999%. Sanitizing is a only reduction of 99.9%. Cleaning of whirlpool pedicure spa
requires surfactant and chelating detergents that are low foaming and have ability to remove body oils, organic oil
additives, mineral oil, skin cell, nail clippings, etc.. that can accumulate both in the basin and the jets which may become
fertile area for micro organism to grow.
The use of oil based products can build up in the whirlpool system causing clogging in the jet and build up onto the surface
of the basin. Adherence to the above cleaning will minimize build up thus the manufacturer recommend not to use mineral
oil based product.