All of us want our tanning beds to last as long as possible. This is why some people buy tanning beds that are touted to be durable. But tanning beds do last long and its lifespan can even be longer if the owners take good care of them.
Here are some hints and tips to expand your tanning beds life.
After each and every session, you need to do two things, “examine” and “clean”. You need to inspect the click strip and make sure that it is attached firmly. You also need to inspect the facial glass (if you’re tanning beds got one) and make sure that it has no cracks, scratches or any other “blemishes”. Then, you need to clean all the important areas like the bench and canopy acrylics. Use only the right kind of cleaning liquid, no alcohol or bleach should be used. It is also important to use soft non-abrasive cloth only and don’t forget to clean the tanning bed pillow. When tanning make sure you’re not using outdoor or oil-based tanning lotions because that will cause damage to the acrylic. Lastly, you must clean and sanitize the goggles for your own safety.
You should do the same thing to your tanning bed every time even if its not used much, and especially if there are many users using the bed. You must inspect the acrylics for cracks, wear, or hazing. Then, you clean the pillow, the bench, and the canopy acrylics. You must also clean and sanitize goggles and the bed exterior every day that the bed has been used. Again, use only the approved cleaning solution and supplies.
Once a week, aside from inspecting and cleaning, you must do more things to make sure that your tanning bed is and stays in top condition. The lamps must be dusted without using your bare hands.
Then you must remove and clean the inside of the bench and canopy acrylic sheets. You must wipe and vacuum the fans, vents and the vent hoses. Have a look and see if the shock tension needs to be adjusted. If it does, then just adjust it to the right tension. You also need to check the set bolts if these are still tight. And check the power cord and the bench-to-canopy connectors if these are also snug with no wear and tear.
The bench and canopy acrylics should also be checked monthly and the reflectors should be cleaned using the appropriate cleaning solution. Inspect the vent hoses for optimum ventilation and do the necessary adjustments if needed. For sufficient ventilation, make sure that the bed is at least six inches away from the wall or any freestanding items finally check the voltage being supplied to the bed. It should conform to the ones stated in the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you need to replace a lamp, choose replacements that meet the frequency recommendations.
When you do all these things with your tanning bed, then you are assured that the quality of your tanning bed will last longer and it will cost you much less to maintain, so it really is worth your while.