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items and shall be discarded after use: orange-
wood sticks, cotton balls, nail wipes and dispos-
(f ) Buffer blocks, porous nail files, pedicure files,
callus rasps, natural pumice and foot brush, arbor,
sanding bands, sleeves, heel and toe pumice, exfo-
liating block (washable materials) shall be cleaned
by manually brushing or other adequate methods
to remove all visible debris after each use, and
then sprayed with an EPA-registered bactericidal,
fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant, or a high-
level chlorine bleach solution in accordance with
this chapter. If a buffer block or porous nail file is
exposed to broken skin (skin that is not intact) or
unhealthy skin or nails, it must be discarded imme-
diately after use in a trash receptacle.
(g) The following materials that are used during
a manicure and pedicure shall be replaced with
new or clean articles for each client: terry cloth
towels, finger bowls and spatulas that contact skin
or skin products frommulti-use containers.
The next rule we will review addresses the basin
cleaning procedure. To assist you TDLR has created
a web video on cleaning procedures after each
client. Videos are available in English, Spanish, and
It is important to remember: there is a required
cleaning after each client, a required cleaning at
the end of the day and another required cleaning
every other week (bi-weekly).
83.108. Health and Safety Standards--Foot
Spas, Foot Basins, and Spa Liners.
(a) As used in this section, ‘whirlpool foot spa’
or ‘spa’ is defined as any basin using circulat-
ing water, either in a self-contained unit or in a
unit that is connected to other plumbing in the
(b) After use upon each client, each whirlpool
foot spa shall be cleaned and disinfected in the
following sequential manner.
(1) All water shall be drained and all debris shall
be removed from the spa basin.
(2) The spa basin must be cleaned with soap or
detergent and water.
(3) The spa basin must be disinfected with an
EPA registered disinfectant with demonstrated
bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal activity which
must be used according to the manufacturer’s
(4) The spa basin must be wiped dry with a
(c) At the end of each day, each whirlpool foot
spa shall be cleaned and disinfected in the follow-
ing sequential manner.
(1) The screen and any other removable parts
shall be removed, all debris trapped behind the
screen shall be removed, and the screen and
the inlet and any other removable parts shall be
washed with soap or detergent and water.
(2) Before replacing the screen, one of the fol-continued on page 34