How to Clean a Tanning Bed

Cleaning A Tanning Bed

A tanning bed is a major investment for your business or home and it’s important to properly maintain your machine to prevent unnecessary damage and unsanitary conditions. Tanning bed manuals, like all technical manuals may not be interesting to read, but contain specific information about your tanning bed that can be useful in extending the life of your machine. Before first use, thoroughly read your tanning bed manual and write down cleaning and maintenance recommendations. Keep track of how often your machine is used, cleaned, and maintained in a log. You should sanitize your tanning bed after each use and disinfect it daily. You should do a more in depth clean, we call a “simple clean” every three to six months, and a deep clean annually or with each lamp change. Follow these step by step instructions to properly clean your tanning bed.

Cleaning Overview

  • Sanitize after each use
  • Disinfect daily
  • Perform a “Simple Clean” every 3-6 months
  • Do a “Deep Clean” annually or at lamp change

Step by Step Daily Sanitizing and Disinfecting Instructions

These instructions are for daily cleaning and disinfecting. Read below for deeper cleaning tips.

Step 1: Use a tanning bed cleaner after each use. Do not use a cleaner with alcohol or ammonia because it could harm your acrylics (thus affecting your machine’s performance). Use a cleaner designed specifically for salons that is pH neutral.

Our Tanning Bed Cleaner Recommendations:

Step 2: To sanitize after each use, use a spray bottle and spray the entire bed. Let the cleaning solution sit for 60 seconds to allow it to work. A spray bottle is one of the most convenient ways to sanitize a tanning bed.

Step 3: To disinfect daily, spray the entire bed and let the solution sit for 10 minutes. The cleaning solution should still be wet after the 10 minutes, otherwise you did not use enough.

Step 4: Use a moistened towel and wipe down your tanning bed.

Step by Step “Simple Clean” Instructions

  1. Remove power by turning off your machine and removing the power cord from the outlet.
  2. Refer to your manual to determine where your filters are and how to access them.
  3. Remove the acrylics.
  4. Remove the lamps.
  5. Vacuum the tanning bed. Please note: to prevent the risk of shock, make sure your tanning bed is unplugged if you are disassembling it and cleaning it. We recommend using both sides of a shop vac, to blow out the dust and then to clean it.
  6. Wipe down each lamp and each acrylic as you put the bed back together.
 

Step by Step “Deep Clean” Instructions

  1. Remove power by turning off your machine and removing the power cord from the outlet.
  2. Refer to your manual to determine where your filters are and how to access them. Most lay down beds have a top cover that can be removed. For a machine with a front cover that opens or removes, there is usually a lock, screw, or latch. The bench can also be hinged open by releasing a lock on the front.
  3. Remove the acrylics.
  4. Remove the lamps.
  5. Locate the electronics and fans. The electronics or ballast tray may be located under the bed in a heavy box. There may be components behind the lamp reflectors in a standup bed. Or electronics could be under the plastic canopy cover inside the top of your tanning bed. 
  6. Vacuum or dust this area. Please note: to prevent the risk of shock, make sure your tanning bed is unplugged if you are disassembling it and cleaning it. 
  7. Vacuum the rest of the tanning bed.  We recommend using both sides of a shop vac, to blow out the dust and then to clean it.
  8. Wipe down each lamp and each acrylic as you put the bed back together.

Regular usage of tanning equipment requires regular maintenance. We are happy to help you with maintenance and cleaning services for your tanning beds. Check out our VIP program with multiple options to save money on scheduling maintenance visits and emergency tanning bed repair appointments, get priority scheduling, and more, or reach out to us to schedule an appointment. 

For more information on tanning bed maintenance read our blog Tanning Bed Maintenance & Care.

Cleaning A Tanning Bed

A tanning bed is a major investment for your business or home and it’s important to properly maintain your machine to prevent unnecessary damage and unsanitary conditions.

Tanning bed manuals, like all technical manuals may not be interesting to read, but contain specific information about your tanning bed that can be useful in extending the life of your machine. Before first use, thoroughly read your tanning bed manual and write down cleaning and maintenance recommendations. Keep track of how often your machine is used, cleaned, and maintained in a log.

You should sanitize your tanning bed after each use and disinfect it daily. You should do a more in depth clean, we call a “simple clean” every three to six months, and a deep clean annually or with each lamp change. Follow these step by step instructions to properly clean your tanning bed.

Cleaning Overview

  • Sanitize after each use
  • Disinfect daily
  • Perform a “Simple Clean” every 3-6 months
  • Do a “Deep Clean” annually or at lamp change

Step by Step Daily Sanitizing and Disinfecting Instructions

These instructions are for daily cleaning and disinfecting. Read below for deeper cleaning tips.

Step 1: Use a tanning bed cleaner after each use. Do not use a cleaner with alcohol or ammonia because it could harm your acrylics (thus affecting your machine’s performance). Use a cleaner designed specifically for salons that is pH neutral.

Our Tanning Bed Cleaner Recommendations:

Step 2: To sanitize after each use, use a spray bottle and spray the entire bed. Let the cleaning solution sit for 60 seconds to allow it to work. A spray bottle is one of the most convenient ways to sanitize a tanning bed.

Step 3: To disinfect daily, spray the entire bed and let the solution sit for 10 minutes. The cleaning solution should still be wet after the 10 minutes, otherwise you did not use enough.

Step 4: Use a moistened towel and wipe down your tanning bed.

Step by Step “Simple Clean” Instructions

  1. Remove power by turning off your machine and removing the power cord from the outlet.
  2. Refer to your manual to determine where your filters are and how to access them.
  3. Remove the acrylics.
  4. Remove the lamps.
  5. Vacuum the tanning bed. Please note: to prevent the risk of shock, make sure your tanning bed is unplugged if you are disassembling it and cleaning it. We recommend using both sides of a shop vac, to blow out the dust and then to clean it.
  6. Wipe down each lamp and each acrylic as you put the bed back together.

 

Step by Step “Deep Clean” Instructions

  1. Remove power by turning off your machine and removing the power cord from the outlet.
  2. Refer to your manual to determine where your filters are and how to access them. Most lay down beds have a top cover that can be removed. For a machine with a front cover that opens or removes, there is usually a lock, screw, or latch. The bench can also be hinged open by releasing a lock on the front.
  3. Remove the acrylics.
  4. Remove the lamps.
  5. Locate the electronics and fans. The electronics or ballast tray may be located under the bed in a heavy box. There may be components behind the lamp reflectors in a standup bed. Or electronics could be under the plastic canopy cover inside the top of your tanning bed. 
  6. Vacuum or dust this area. Please note: to prevent the risk of shock, make sure your tanning bed is unplugged if you are disassembling it and cleaning it. 
  7. Vacuum the rest of the tanning bed.  We recommend using both sides of a shop vac, to blow out the dust and then to clean it.
  8. Wipe down each lamp and each acrylic as you put the bed back together.

Regular usage of tanning equipment requires regular maintenance. We are happy to help you with maintenance and cleaning services for your tanning beds. Check out our VIP program with multiple options to save money on scheduling maintenance visits and emergency tanning bed repair appointments, get priority scheduling, and more, or reach out to us to schedule an appointment. 

For more information on tanning bed maintenance read our blog Tanning Bed Maintenance & Care.