How To Clean A Pedicure Basin


With nasty gunk and fungus being like a free bonus in hack salons, we must all know how to properly sanitize pedicure baths. If your client gets fungi, guess what? They will be angry, tell all their friends and hurt your business.

Instead, make sure you take necessary steps to keep clients trust and overall happiness. If the bath is a jet tub, you need to run cleaner through the jets. Take the following steps:

  1. Using a long brush and dish soap, scrub the tub including the jets and filter covers.
  2. Fill with warm/hot water and solution. The solution can be either powder dishwasher soap and bleach or OPI Spa Complete. (Or something comparable to this brand)
  3. Run jets for 10 minutes
  4. Drain
  5. Fill with cold water
  6. Run jets for 10 minutes
  7. Drain

Yes, it takes about 20 minutes to complete but is necessary and the law in most states. If you always start with the pedicure, there should be ample time to use this sanitizing process even with only access to one tub. For state board records, always keep a book with the time of each sanitation and initials of the person performing it.

I do not recommend using one of the “cides” AKA Marvicide, Barbicide, Envirocide, etc. Because they will slowly damage plumbing. If you went to nail school, you should know to never put this stuff down the drain. Always empty into the trash bin after use for implements.

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