The types of products, how to mix them, and when to use them.
Proper sanitation and disinfection techniques can prevent the spread of disease caused by exposure to infectious materials on surfaces, tools, and implements. Disinfectants used in salons must be bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal. When properly used, salon disinfectants can destroy pathogens and prevent the spread of infectious diseases and viruses. In accordance with state law, all instruments, implements and other nonporous tools must be cleaned and disinfected before each use.
Commonly known as Barbicide, Cavicide, Clippercide, Splish Splash, Citrus II, etc
Available in different forms like disinfectant concentrates, pre-mixed solutions, sprays, and wipes
A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the COVID-19 is availablehere.
Contact time is the required amount of time that the disinfectant needs to effectively kill infectious diseases and blood born pathogens
The item must be fully submerged or the surface visibly wet during this time
Each product's contact time varies by manufacturer.
Contact time is 10 minutes
2 oz of Barbicide concentrate with 32 oz of water to create solution
2 oz of Mar-V-Cide concentrate with 126 oz of water to create solution
Always check manufacturer's label for mixing ratios
Must be changed daily or sooner if it becomes contaminated
Solutions made from disinfectant concentrates can be used as a spray disinfectants
Citrus II and Clippercide are pre-mixed sprays for disinfecting tools and surfaces
Disinfectant wipes for disinfecting workstations and surfaces
Contact time varies by manufacturer
Always remember to check a products's expiration date. Do not mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser/disinfectant. Use proper ventilation, maintain air circulation, and turn on exhaust devices to enhance indoor air flow.
Supplies required to mix/use common salon disinfectants: