Some industry experts are reporting a rise in the use of tanning beds. Not only are individuals using tanning beds at spas and health clubs, but they are also using tanning beds at home. The desire to maintain a natural looking glow or a dark bronze complexion year round is increasing.
Tanning salons, in particular, are seeing more customers on a regular basis. As customer usage of tanning beds increases so does the need for routine maintenance and care of the tanning bed itself.
When is the best time to replace tanning bed parts? Here are a few tips and suggestions.
The tanning bed cooling fan is one of the most common tanning bed parts that need to be replaced. It is also one of the easiest parts to replace. The cooling fan may not be used by each tanner. However, it should be checked after each session.
Flickering Lights and Outages
It is generally obvious that the tanning bed lamps should be replaced when they start to flicker or when they go out completely. However, it’s important to replace the lamps and bulbs before this occurs so that UV ray emissions aren’t affected. A simple UVA/UVB reader can be used to monitor the lamps and bulbs. It can also tell the user when the lamps and bulbs should be replaced.
Replacing the Acrylics
Tanning bed acrylics are the plastic sheets that users relax on while tanning. These should be cleaned after each session and closely inspected for cracks at the end of each business day. Just because the acrylics are dirty it does not mean they need to be replaced. Simply clean them with an approved disinfecting cleaning solution. If the acrylics are cracked then they will need to be replaced.
Cleaning the Tanning Bed
If the tanning bed parts are not working correctly then they may need to be cleaned. Sometimes a thorough cleaning can prevent the unnecessary replacement of parts.
Individual parts, which include the tanning acrylics, lamps, reflectors, cooling fan, etc. should be inspected and cleaned thoroughly after each session or at the end of each business day.