Preventing infections in spas is not something that should be left up to chance. Choosing the right disinfectant gives you confidence that your clients, staff, and spa space are protected against all kinds of germs. You might be thinking that choosing the first disinfectant you come across will do the job, but there is more to the buying process. A disinfectant is only effective when selected and used properly, but how do you get there? Here are some tips to help you choose the right one for your needs.
Consider Contact Time
Contact time is the length of time that a disinfectant must remain wet on a surface to be effective. Long contact times introduce considerable room for error and many disinfectants require up to 10 minutes to be effective. You want to choose a disinfectant that is effective but reduces time in between your client appointments. This is why we created Prevention; a spa and salon disinfectant that kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi (common germs in spas) in only ONE minute.
When Mixing and Diluting is Required
Disinfectants that need to be mixed or diluted before use are more prone to user error compared to ready-to-use products. Over-diluting a concentrated disinfectant can result in an ineffective solution, whereas under-diluting can result in a wasted product, or in some cases even safety concerns. With two ready-to-use formats, Prevention eliminates that room for error and increases your spa’s efficiency when you don’t have to worry about diluting your disinfection products around your spa.
Choose A Disinfectant with No Harsh Chemicals
Unfortunately, some harsh chemicals have been used for decades to disinfect spas, compromising safety in the name of killing germs. Prevention is safe for you and your clients, non-irritating to the eyes, and non-corrosive to the skin. The active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, breaks down into water and oxygen, making it gentle for the environment. A disinfectant like Prevention does not compromise the safety of you or your clients and is safe for the environment.
Often, disinfectants have short shelf lives once prepared or opened, and solutions may even need to be discarded daily. Check the shelf life of the current disinfectant you are using for your spa to ensure they are effective. Prevention products have a 3-year shelf life, whether opened or unopened. This saves you time and money so you can focus more on your clients.
The next time you stock up your spa with disinfectants, consider these elements such as contact time, safety profile, available formats, and shelf life to help you choose the right one for you and your spa.
Prevention is available through purchase by Universal Companies, a leading supplier to over 35,000 clients in the spa and salon industry.
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