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Disinfecting Nonelectrical Tools

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Nonelectrical Tools and Implements Properly cleaning and disinfecting your tools and implements in the salon is the best way to prevent the spread of infection, and it can be done in just a few easy steps. Nonelectrical tools and implements you may have to disinfect include items such as combs, brushes, clips, hairpins, metal pushers, synthetic makeup brushes, tweezers, and nail clippers. Before you start, you will need the following: covered storage container, disinfectant container, disposable gloves, EPA-registered liquid disinfectant, liquid soap, safety glasses, scrub brush, timer, tongs, and towels. Always remember that it is important to wear safety glasses and gloves while disinfecting nonelectrical tools and implements to protect…show more content…
If you do use dirty or contaminated disinfectant, you will have to start the entire process over with new disinfectant. If the solution is okay, you will then completely immerse the cleaned implements in an appropriate disinfection container holding the EPA-registered disinfectant for the required time. This will be at least ten minutes or the time stated in the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s always best to set a timer than it is to guess. Remember to open all hinged implements before immersing them in the disinfectant. After the required disinfection time has passed, remove all tools and implements from the disinfection solution with tongs or gloved hands. Rinse the tools and implements well in warm running water, and then pat them dry. Store the dry, disinfected tools and implements in a clean, covered container until they are needed. Once all the tools and implements have been properly cleaned, disinfected, and stored, remove your gloves and thoroughly wash your hands with warm running water and liquid soap. Rinse and then dry your hands completely with a clean fabric or disposable
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