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Shampoo Sink Maintenance & Cleaning

three shampoo bowls in a salon

Minerva Beauty shampoo sinks – whether wall-mounted, on a pedestal, or part of a shampoo system – are designed for professional use in a commercial setting. Proper maintenance of your shampoo bowls is critical to their longevity. Here are some ways to extend the life of your salon or barber shop’s shampoo bowls.

Clean your shampoo bowl with the right products

Avoid wiping down shampoo bowls with abrasive cleaning products. Most shampoo bowls are designed to withstand staining, but abrasive cleaners may damage the finish on your shampoo bowl and allow it to stain more easily. We recommend Ship-Shape Professional Spray Cleaner or similar cleaners for daily cleaning.

Maintain your shampoo bowl plumbing

Flush your shampoo bowl plumbing with hot water daily. Give your shampoo bowl plumbing a weekly refresh by pouring a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water to help remove residue from your pipes. Follow these steps:

  1. Start by pouring a pot of boiling water down the drain.
  2. Next, pour a cup of baking soda and 1 cup water/1 cup vinegar solution.
  3. Cover with the drain plug and wait 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Pour boiling water down the drain again.

Hair traps can also help you maintain healthy plumbing for your shampoo bowl by preventing blockages in drains. 

To clean a hair trap, place a waste bin or bucket underneath the trap. Remove the end cap and pull out the mesh trap (along with all the gross hair and gunk you’ve collected!).

It’s important to clean your hair trap regularly so your shampoo bowl doesn’t get stopped up. We’d recommend cleaning your hair trap at least monthly, but the frequency depends on the volume of business your salon is doing.

Anytime you notice your shampoo sink not draining properly, clean your hair trap to be sure nothing is blocking the water from draining.

Regularly inspect and clean your shampoo bowl sprayer

Basic shampoo sprayers require very little maintenance, but checking for mineral buildup around the holes on the sprayer will keep water from spraying erratically. If you start to notice buildup, place your sprayer into a bowl of warm vinegar + water solution (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water) for 10-20 minutes.

After soaking, run water through the sprayer to remove any loose buildup. You can also run your finger across the holes a few times and turn the water back on to ensure it’s been removed effectively before using on clients.

More complex sprayers such as the ECOHEADS Sprayer will require more maintenance because it is actively filtering the water as it moves through the sprayer. This video shows you the steps:

Should you have any questions about your Minerva Beauty salon shampoo bowls, please don’t hesitate to call 888-332-0123 or reach out to us via chat or email. We are here to support you and your beauty business journey!

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