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      June 10, 2018

      Prevent infections in Your Salon or Spa: 3 Tips to Help Disinfect Foot Baths

      With multiple clients requesting your service for a pedicure, it is essential that you properly clean and disinfect foot baths after each use. Here are three tips to help you ensure that your foot baths are always ready for the next customer!

      Know the difference between disinfecting circulating and non-circulating foot baths.

      Circulating foot baths (also known as whirlpool foot spas), require disinfectant solutions
      to be distributed throughout the unit after cleaning, due to the piping attached.
      Concentrated disinfecting products are frequently recommended to disinfect the
      equipment after each client, as the bath must be filled above the jet line. To ensure the
      foot bath is disinfected correctly, the solution must be left for the appropriate contact
      time (how long the surface must remain wet). The product can then be disposed of
      afterward.


      For non-circulating foot baths (also known as simple foot baths), surfaces can be
      disinfected, after cleaning, with a disinfecting wipe or spray solution. These basins do
      not require filling the bath to the jet line but simply applying disinfectant to the surface
      for the required contact time. Overall, non-circulating foot baths are easier and faster to
      disinfect.

      Use disposable liners for non-circulating foot baths.

      It is best practice to use disposable liners for your foot baths as it will reduce the buildup
      of soils in the foot bath, making cleaning and disinfecting easier. These liners should
      be disposed of immediately after use. You and your team will still have to maintain
      regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures in-between clients, but this will aid in the
      overall process and ensure that you are maintaining a safe and welcoming environment.

      Follow State Guidelines and Regulations

      Recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting foot baths can vary, depending on the
      state. For example, some boards may require additional cleaning and disinfection
      outside of typical processes and procedures. They may also recommend completing
      additional procedures on a weekly basis, etc. We have a list of State Board Guidelines on
      our website, which will help you remain compliant!


      Are you ready to rejuvenate your spa? We offer our Rejuvenate Concentrate solution for
      circulating foot baths and our Rejuvenate Ready To Use Liquid and Wipes for simple
      disinfection of your non-circulating foot baths. Through making small changes in your
      disinfecting practices every day, you can ensure that your clients and staff remain
      confident in the services that you offer.

       

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