Maintenance Every Day Keeps the Repairman Away

By Susan Bays, Universal Companies

Just a little extra effort to maintain your equipment investment each day will go a long way toward fewer repairs and less downtime. And that translates into more profit for your spa or salon. Here’s a daily checklist you can use to be sure you don’t overlook anything. (Turn off all equipment before beginning maintenance.)

Treatment Tables / Facial Chairs Autoclave
  • Wipe down daily with a soft cloth and remove any oils or product with a mild detergent.
  • Check for looseness or movement not consistent with the normal operation of the table / chair.
  • Check weekly to see that the table or chair operates at its full range of movement.
  • Tighten all visible nuts and screws monthly / quarterly.
  • Remove sealing gasket from inside of lid and wash the gasket with warm soapy water.
  • Rinse gasket thoroughly and shake dry (do not wipe).
  • Replace gasket in lid by tucking it evenly under all lugs, starting at gasket offset device.
  • Clean interior and exterior with warm, soapy water, keeping all electrical parts dry.
Hot Towel Cabi Steamer
  • Remove any towels and wipe cabinet dry inside.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range.
  • Empty drip tray and leave door open.
  • Empty water and rinse steamer jar.
  • Dry the heating element.
  • Make sure jar and gasket are clean and dry before replacing.
  • Wipe steamer with a damp cloth.
Mag Lamp High Frequency& Galvanic
  • Clean lamp and arm with mild cleanser to remove any product buildup from your hands.
  • Refer to cleaning instructions included with lamps that have polycarbonate lenses.
  • Clean electrodes with hospital grade surface disinfectant, then wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Clean handle with hospital grade disinfectant or 90% alcohol.
Pedicure Spa Wax Warmer
  • Fill basin with warm water and detergent. Circulate through spa for at least 10 minutes.
  • Drain detergent solution and rinse basin.
  • Refill basin with clean water and circulate EPA registered hospital liquid disinfectant (bactericide, fungicide, and virucide) for at least 10 minutes
  • Drain, rinse, and wipe basin dry with clean paper towel.
  • Remove excess wax with a surface cleanser, like Remove or Clean Up from Clean + Easy.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range. Stone Warmer • Empty water and wipe entire interior with a clean, damp cloth.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range.
UV Sanitizer Warming Pad
  • Check sanitizer bulb to be sure it operates at full strength.
  • Clean pad and cover as needed.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range.
Hydrocollator Vichy Shower
& Hydrotherapy Tub
  • Check the water level and add water, if needed.
  • Inspect hydrocollator packs for leaks. Scrub with soap and water if necessary.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range.
  • Clean with liquid disinfectant spray and rinse thoroughly with fresh water.
  • Wipe all control knobs with clean, wet cloth, removing all salt or other treatment products.
Hot Towel Cabi Rotary Brush
  • Remove any towels and wipe cabinet dry inside.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range.
  • Empty drip tray and leave door open.
  • Clean brushes with antibacterial cleanser and warm water
  • Soak in hospital grade disinfectant for 10 minutes, then dry facing up.
  • Clean handle with hospital grade disinfectant or 90% alcohol.
Paraffin Warmer Vac Spray
  • Be sure paraffin is at the proper level prior to each use.
  • Ensure operating temperature is in a safe range.
  • Clean cupping glasses with warm, soapy water and hospital grade surface disinfectant.
  • Clean handle with hospital grade disinfectant or 90% alcohol.

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