When it comes to ensuring a safe and efficient nail salon environment, it’s essential to be aware of the potential dangers that certain products can pose.

Here, I explore why sprays and aerosols can be hazardous when stored and used around electrical nail equipment, such as e-files and gel lamps. By understanding the risks involved, you can take necessary precautions to protect your equipment, yourself and your clients.

  1. Chemical interactions
    Sprays and aerosols often contain chemicals that may react when exposed to electrical nail equipment. For instance, the fumes generated by certain sprays can be flammable, posing a fire hazard near heated gel lamps depending upon the flash point. Chemical reactions resulting from accidental contact between the product and electrical components can lead to equipment damage or electrical malfunctions.
  2. Electrical safety
    Sprays and aerosols can create a direct risk of electrical shock if they come into contact with live wires or outlets. If liquids penetrate the equipment due to accidental spillage or leakage, it can compromise the electrical insulation and lead to short circuits or have even more detrimental results.
  3. Equipment functionality
    Sprays and aerosols release fine mists or particles that can settle on the surfaces of electrical nail equipment and get into the internal components. These deposits can interfere with the proper functioning of various components, including switches, buttons, and ventilation systems. Over time, such interference can lead to malfunctions or even breakdowns, affecting the performance and longevity of the equipment.

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Precautionary measures:

  1. Store sprays and aerosols away from electrical nail equipment in a designated, well-ventilated area.
  2. Use protective covers or shields to prevent direct contact between equipment and products.
  3. Regularly inspect equipment for signs of damage or deterioration caused by chemical exposure.
  4. Follow manufacturer guidelines for equipment maintenance and cleaning to prevent build up of spray or aerosol residue.
  5. If you suspect spray or aerosol residue has come into contact with your equipment, remove with a dry cloth immediately and contact the manufacturer, who can seek to repair your equipment and replace internals to prevent service break down.
  6. Educate salon colleagues about the potential risks and train them to handle sprays and aerosols safely.
  7. Encourage good ventilation in the salon space to minimise the concentration of fumes or particles.

By understanding and addressing the dangers associated with storing and using sprays and aerosols around electrical nail equipment, you can create a safer environment for both you and your clients.

Love Katie B x


By Editor