Health

Best Practices for cleaning and disinfecting pedicure equipment

“pipe-less” foot spas

(This includes units with footplates, impellers, impeller assemblies, and propellers.)

After every clients

  1. Drain all water from the basin.
  2. Remove impeller, footplate, and any other removable components according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Thoroughly scrub impeller, footplate and/or other components, and the areas behind each with a liquid soap and a clean, disinfected brush to remove all visible residue, then reinsert impeller, footplate and/or other components.
  4. Refill the basin with water and circulate the correct amount (read the label for mixing instructions) of EPA-registered hospital disinfectant through the basin for 10 minutes.
  5. Drain, rinse and wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

At the end of every day

  1. Fill the basin with warm water and chelating detergent (cleansers designed for use in hard water) and circulate the chelating detergent through the spa system for five to 10 minutes (follow manufacturer’s instructions). If excessive foam occurs, discontinue circulation and let soak for the remainder of the 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the soapy solution and rinse the basin.
  3. Refill the basin with clean water and circulate the correct amount (read the label for mixing instructions) of EPA-registered hospital disinfectant through the basin for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain, rinse and wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

At least once each week

  1. Do not drain the disinfectant solution; instead, turn off the unit and leave the disinfecting solution in the unit overnight.
  2. In the morning drain, rinse, and wipe dry with a clean paper towel.