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chelating surfactant

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A cleaner that works in hard water; when used properly, chelating surfactants act like “microscopic scrub brushes” and remove biofilm (a thin layer of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that coat surfaces) from the inside of the tubing in pedi spas.

Keywords: chemicals   disinfection  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Demonstrating the ability to kill bacteria.

Keywords: disinfection  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Single-cell, vegetable-like organisms; some bacteria are capable of causing disease.

Keywords: disinfection   nail diseases  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An autoclave is a machine that uses steam pressure to sterilize metal implements.

Keywords: autoclaves   disinfection   legislation  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses on human skin; antiseptics will not disinfect or sterilize metal nail care instruments.

Keywords: disinfection  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Antimicrobial refers to a substance that controls the growth or spread of microorganisms.

Keywords: disinfection   safety and sanitation  


November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Of or relating to a substance that inhibits the growth of fungi.

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November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Of or relating to a substance that counteracts or kills bacteria.

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September 30, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An agent capable of destroying fungus.

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EPA-registered disinfectant

May 25, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An EPA-registered disinfectant is a disinfectant that has been registered with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Keywords: disinfection   EPA  

The ABCs of Sanitation

November 9, 2011  | Article

A is for apple, unless you are a nail tech on the frontlines of client safety. Join in an alphabetical micro-tour of how we clean up.   

Keywords: autoclaves   disinfection   handwashing   implement disinfection   safety and sanitation  

Keep It Clean: Essential Salon Sanitation

June 6, 2011  | Article

We all need to make a concerted effort to help shift the public’s negative views of nail salons. Your station, pedicure chair, and implements must be cleaned before each client. And the thing is, it’s not that difficult to follow standard procedures. Here, we’ve included a checklist of the basics you should be following.

Keywords: autoclaves   career handbook   disinfection   implement disinfection   marketing/promotions  

Spilo Worldwide Sani-Care Disinfection Line

January 1, 2011  | Product

Distributed exclusively by Spilo Worldwide, the Sani-Care line off ers an added layer of protection after you’ve already cleaned and disinfected your foot tub per state board  standards.

Keywords: disinfection   pedicure sanitation   safety and sanitation   Spilo  


December 30, 2010  | Encyclopedia

Disposable means designed to be thrown out after a single use.

Keywords: buffing   disinfection   files  

Sold On Sanitation

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Stock up on these hard surface and implement cleaners, then be sure to talk up your sanitation and disinfection practices to your clientele. If you strictly follow the instructions on the product labels, you’ll be well on your way to keeping your clients safe — and sold on your salon.

Keywords: disinfection   safety and sanitation  


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