All about maintaining your sunbeds

Taking care of your clients means taking care of your tools: including your sunbeds. They are relatively easy to maintain, but you might wonder what there is to do at all. To help you on your way, here’s a quick 101 on maintaining sunbeds. 


Why maintenance is so important

First of all: safety. You will be handling relatively big machines, and your clients should be able to trust that they are working like they should. This is also connected to customer satisfaction. Even if a small function of a sunbed fails to work properly, it could annoy customers. And you want them to leave happy, and come back happy too. 



First and foremost, you’ll need to keep your sunbeds clean. That means after every use, so every next client can enjoy a hygienic and fresh tanning experience. Not every wet wipe will do: invest in proper cleaning tools that are suitable for indoor tanning equipment.


Replacing the tubes

Whether you get a new or reconditioned bed from Helionova, you will have a sunbed with new tubes. But you’ll have to consider that these lamps need replacement at some point. 

As a ballpark, you can aim to replace them when they’re on 80 percent of their lifetime, to prevent customers experiencing failing lamps. This is between 500 and 800 hours, depending on the types of lamps. 

Always replace them with the recommended tubes to ensure to not damage the equipment and an even tan for your customers. Bear in mind that whenever you’ve changed the tubes, you should inform your customers about the stronger UV radiation: brand-new lamps are stronger for the first 50 hours they’re in use. 


Maintaining other parts

Obviously if something is broken, you’ll need to get it repaired. But it’s easier to prevent something from breaking than it is to fix it. That’s why you should inform your staff and clients on how to properly use your sunbeds, and check it after every use when you clean it. For regular check-ups, follow the recommendations of your supplier or manufacturer. 


Renting a sunbed

If you’re looking to have as little work possible on your sunbeds, consider renting sunbeds. In that case, important servicing and maintenance is included in the monthly fee you pay. Find out more about the benefits of renting a sunbed. 

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