The new age Barbicide is more potent for its broad spectrum disinfection against all kinds of germs and viruses. Over the past few years, it has become a constant in the salon and beauty industry. It comes in a convenient spray bottle ready to prevent cross-infection on all kinds of hard surfaces. True enough, barbers and cosmetologists opine that Barbicide is that one product they can’t do without.
But, are you sure you are using the Barbicide solution correctly? The first step for infection control is to clean the contaminated tools and remove physical debris. You can use soap and water, following which, Barbicide has to be used for disinfection.
Here goes the right way of using Barbicide and also find out whether you are doing it right.
How to Mix Barbicide Properly?
The proper mixing ratio of Barbicide can break it or make it. The accurate balance is 2 Oz. or one-fourth cup of the concentration with 32 Oz or 4 cups of water. You will get a clear blue solution with a pleasing fragrance. This dilution is very effective, and so you can go ahead destroying all the pathogens. You can find the list of pathogens that you can do away with on the EPA registered label.
You should disinfect all the non-porous surfaces in the salon. Disposable and single-use items such as strips or files must be thrown away after each use. If you mix Barbicide in the correct proportion, you will find several ways of using it.
How to Disinfect Your Accessories Using the Barbicide Solution?
Before you place your tools in the Barbicide solution, it is important to scrub them with a brush. This helps remove all the visible dirt, excess hair, and grooming essentials that you have used. After the scrubbing is over, your tools are good to go for an immersion in the Barbicide solution.
You need to dip your beauty accessories and grooming tools such as brushes, combs, clippers, and shears and soak them for at least ten minutes to disinfect them properly. The prolonged contact time of ten minutes ensures that all the pathogens residing on the surface are thoroughly eradicated.
After that, you must take the items out of the solution and wash them in cold water. You can reuse the solution for 24 days unless the solution becomes contaminated.
Things to Know About Using Barbicide Solution
If there are already clean tools lying in the solution, you should remove them before putting in a new batch of grooming tools. When you place dirty tools in the solution, you will end up contaminating the whole solution.
You will need an enormous container for the diluted Barbicide solution, and make sure it is large enough to fit your combs and shears inside. You may also get hold of the actual Barbicide jar, which can help you remove the disinfected items easily.
Before you remove the tools from the Barbicide solution, make sure you change your gloves. You shouldn’t handle the contaminated tools with the gloves which you have used before disinfection. Make sure that the items are dried in a clean towel and stored in an enclosed container.
How to Disinfect Your Chairs and Furniture?
It is not possible to dip the counters and chairs of the salon in Barbicide. So how will you disinfect it? So you can spray the solution on mirrors, sinks, chairs, and every other hard surface possible. Make sure that the surface is visibly wet for ten minutes, after which you must wipe it down with a clean cloth. As already mentioned, this contact time of 10 minutes is very crucial for controlling the infection.
Disinfecting Surface With Wipes
Barbicide wipes are an effective way of sanitizing and subsequent disinfection of barber tools and equipment. These wipes can be used on metals and plastics, and the best thing about these wipes is that the wet contact time has been reduced to two minutes from the long ten minutes.
Before you use these wipes, you must understand that you will have to wipe the surfaces with a Barbicide solution two times. The first wipe functions as a sanitizer, whereas the second one disinfects the surface.
With these basic steps, you can ensure that your salon is free of all kinds of pathogens. As you know everything about disinfecting your tools, you shouldn’t forget that several other essential items need to be thrown out rather than reuse.
There is no shortcut to disinfection, and your salon could be a breeding ground for germs and pathogens when they are not taken seriously. Make sure you disinfect everything properly using the Barbicide solution amid the ongoing pandemic.