Showing posts with label hot warmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hot warmer. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2011

Spa Know-How: How to Clean your Hot Towel Cabi

As far as equipment goes, your hot towel cabi probably gets some of the highest mileage in your spa. Hot towels are great for use in a wide variety of treatments, and are probably top of the list when it comes to the "Ahhhh factor." But what is the best way to keep your hot towel cabinet clean and ready for use?

Daily Cleaning
  • First, always empty the hot towel cabi and the drip tray each and every night. Hot towel cabi's are like a playground for mold: warm, dark, and damp. At the end of each day, turn the hot towel cabi off, unplug it, and empty all of the towels out of it.
  • Using a clean towel, wipe down all surfaces. Remove the rack (if present) and thoroughly wipe it down.
  • Be sure to clean the rubber gaskets around the opening (on both the cabi side, and around the door)! Pull it forward and gently clean behind it, as well as in the cracks and crevices. You never know what might be lurking in there!
  • If your cabi has one, pull out the drip tray, empty it, clean it thoroughly with soap and water, and make sure it is completely dry before replacing it. Some spas and salons like to prop the tray in front of the cabi as an indicator that the cabi has been cleaned. This is a great technique to ensure the tray is completely dry before replacing it.
  • Finally, wipe down the outside of the cabi, and disinfect all surfaces. It is a good practice to leave the cabi door open at night, to allow the cabi to air out, and again to ensure it completely dries.
By maintaining your hot towel cabi, you will be able to offer your clients hot towels in so many of your treatments, and it will certainly help keep your "Ahhh factor" rating high with your clients!