Are there natural alternatives out there for cleaning and disinfecting the whirlpool spa chair that are effective? We are currently using an EPA-registered aerosol spray made for this purpose, but I find the fumes unbearable and I am concerned they are unhealthy to inadvertently inhale.
When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting the whirlpool footspa basin and pipes, an EPA-registered disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity must be used. I often hear concerns about the strong smell of the disinfectant, but I am not aware of any disinfectants that meet the requirements and also have a better or less harsh smell.
When cleaning the other parts of the chair and other areas in the salon, I can recommend a brand of cleaning products found at Target called “Method.” These are cleaning products — not disinfecting products. Method products contain no harsh chemicals and are biodegradable and non-toxic. The containers are made of recyclable materials. The products clean very well and smell great. — Marianne Light is the owner of Salon Compliance Consulting in Fullerton, Calif.