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What You Need to Know When Disinfecting for Pedicures

July 30, 2019

Whether or not you’re new to disinfection, it’s always important to learn about the latest products and processes, and be open to improving your salon or spa’s disinfection protocols.


The number one thing to remember is that different areas of your salon or spa often require a different disinfection method. When disinfecting pedicure foot basins or baths, here are some factors to consider:


Circulating vs. Non-Circulating

All foot basins and baths require disinfection after each and every client. However, depending on if they are circulating or non-circulating, they will require different disinfection methods.


For circulating foot basins, follow these four steps using Rejuvenate Concentrate after every client. Circulating foot basins also require disinfection at the end of each day. Follow these five-steps using Rejuvenate Concentrate.


As the market is moving towards non-circulating foot basins, we highlighted the cleaning and disinfection protocol for non-circulating foot basins below. Follow the four steps after each client:


  1. Drain all water from the basin and remove any visible debris.
  2. Use a clean brush with detergent or Rejuvenate to clean the basin walls. Rinse and drain.
  3. Disinfect the basin with diluted Rejuvenate Concentrate or Rejuvenate Wipes. The surface must remain wet with the disinfectant for the contact time listed on the label to achieve disinfection.
  4. Drain the basin and rinse with clean water.


The Contact Time Rule:

To disinfect foot baths and effectively kill germs like fungi, the disinfectant but remain wet on the surface for the required contact time. Since feet are more susceptible to fungus, it’s critical that foot basins and baths are being disinfected thoroughly.


Use this time to greet your clients and welcome them with a beverage (coffee, tea, water, etc.) To prepare for their service, you can ask your clients a few questions to get to know them and find out what they are looking for from the service.


Near the end of the service, you can offer clients the option to pay in advance, giving you extra time in between appointments to ensure your stations are safely disinfected. Since even the smallest amount of fungi can grow and multiply, you want to ensure that nothing is left behind!