Posts tagged hostpital-grade cleaning
It's Cold & Flu Season - Wash Your Hands With Hand Sanitizer!

Wash Your Hands With Hand Sanitizer! We’re in the middle of cold & flu season. It’s time to take extra care from spreading germs and bacteria. The first and foremost step is keeping your hands clean and as free from contamination as possible. As we covered in our last post, hand washing is essential before and after each service. The use of soap and water before appointments is one of the most common techniques for preventing infections during salon treatments. If the water from your tap does not come from a controlled municipal source, it may be a good idea to have it periodically checked for contamination. If soap and water are not available, a hand sanitizer like Ultronics’ Ultracare for Hands is an acceptable substitute. Proper use of the hand sanitizer, including the method of rubbing it into the skin, should be followed to ensure that all parts of the hand are not left unsanitized. Washing hands or using hand sanitizer in front of customers is also a good way to form a positive impression. They see that you care about their health. Hand washing is one of the most important actions that can be taken to prevent the transfer of micro-organisms from one person to another person. In the salon, spa, barber shop and cosmetology school, hands should be washed before and after each service.

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The Differences Between Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization

So often the terms cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are used interchangeably. Sadly, this is a common misconception and it is very important for salon and spa operators to understand the differences. 

It is always critically important to safeguard the health of your employees and customers. Understanding the key differences between the three processes and the best methods to achieve them is a must for your operation. Let’s take a deeper look into the subject.

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Preventing Infections in Salons

A successful and responsible salon needs to do all it can to prevent fungal, skin, and nail infections in the course of their business routines. When we think of effective methods for controlling the spread of potentially infectious organisms, we often focus on sanitizing, disinfection and sterilization. The fact is that thorough cleaning procedures can have a huge impact on an effective infection control program. Chemically eliminating infectious organisms is an important goal, but cleaning and rinsing can create a safer environment by removing organisms from items, reducing their population to below infectious levels, or exposing them to the efficacious effects of the biocides you are using.  Effective infection prevention requires that each component of the process must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to each session using the following techniques:

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