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How to Clean a Pedicure Chair

Got a salon?

If so, understand that cleaning is part of the job. In fact – it’s part of how you “brand yourself”!

Why? Well, think of what a salon is. It’s a place women go to for a “beauty treatment”…

And this means that the place has to be beautiful.

You see, a salon isn’t like a gym or a retailer. The latter two can stink and be “slightly disorganized.”

But a salon – not so much…

Now Onto the Topic.

You’ve got to learn how to clean pedicure chairs.

They’re the most functional piece of furniture in your salon. And much “dirt” and “stink” gets stuck to them.

Below, we’ll show you how to deal with each. Read the “step-by-step” list, and enjoy quick cleaning!

these steps are recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency

(Step #1) – Define What to Clean.

A pedicure chair is made up of THREE components. Those are…

·         The chair.

·         The base.

·         The tub.

First, you have the “chair” component. This is really a glorified and padded sofa, and it’s easy to clean.

Second is the base. Similar to the chair, it’s easy to clean.

And third, you have the tub. This is where much of the “dirty work” happens. So it needs proper cleaning.

Now that we’ve defined the chair components – you need to decide what to start with.

We recommend starting with the tub first. It’s usually the messiest portion, and getting done with it has the most visible effects!

(Step #2) – Tub Cleaning.

It’s like cleaning a bath tub – but there are some prerequisite steps.

Before starting, make sure you empty any water. Also, if there’s dust, skin, or nails, be sure to scoop them out.

That is, you need to dry the tub before cleaning it.

The Focus.

You want the tub to glisten from the inside and out. But more importantly, you should focus on “odor removal.”

If your tubs stink (highly likely), you’ll need to address that as you scrub.

The Approach.

You’ll need a stainless steel scrub, and a cleaning agent (that doesn’t discolor).

Start with the outside of the scrub. You want to use minimal moisture when cleaning the outside…

That way, you ensure less moisture drooping on the floor. And you don’t have a “puddle” to wipe off later.

Next, get to the insides. You’ll need to scrub that portion extra hard. And use a strong soap here (for odor removal).

Proceed to wash the empty the water. Then, dry with a towel.

(Step #3) – Base Cleaning.

Here, you follow a similar principle to cleaning the tub’s exterior.

Scrub gently with soap. Try not to create a puddle around the chair…

And if you do run a piped chair, take the opportunity to “check and fix any clogging.”

It’s a place where dirt and bacteria can collect. And we advise cleaning out your jet pipes as soon as you detect issues.

(Step #4) – Chair Cleaning.

Pedicure chairs are designed for maximum comfort. Plus, those chairs are recipients for much dirt and stench.

Thus, they receive as much abuse (if not more) than the tubs.

Why? Because the chair has to handle “the entire weight” of your client. Plus, it’s handling their skin, sweat, etc.

So there’s odor removal to consider too. And you’re also dealing with occasional stains!

The Approach.

Start by vacuuming the chair. If there’s hair or dirt within, you need to get that out.

Next, you need to assess the fabric. With a pedicure chair, you’re usually cleaning “leather,” which requires more care.

Start by using little soap and water. Use them to take off stains, and for light odor removal.

From there, use “leather cream.” You need that to strengthen and maintain the softness of leather.

You’ll need to apply both every few days.

What About Daily?

For that, we recommend focusing on vacuuming and odor sprays only.

Both are cheap enough, and you don’t need a cleaning budget for them!

Final Tip – Timing.

There’s a time and place for everything.

When cleaning a pedicure chair, you need to do it “late after work.”

Go through a cleansing routine for your foot spa every single night before closing.

Dismantle all the removable parts of the foot spa like the inlet jets and filter screen.

Look for debris that could be trapped in them or in the enclosures where they are fitted.

Manually scrub these parts with soap solution and a disinfectant.

Rinse them thoroughly with clean water and fit them back onto the basin.

Finish off by disinfecting the basin using the procedure you usually follow after each use of the basin.

When you follow these procedures systematically, you can ensure that your spa is free of infection.

You can also be confident that your clients get the best possible treatment in a hygienic and infection-free environment.

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