|(a) Establishments and schools must keep the floors,
walls, ceilings, shelves, furniture, furnishings, and fixtures clean
and in good repair. Any cracks, holes, or other similar disrepair
not readily accessible for cleaning must be repaired or filled in
to create a smooth, washable surface.
(b) All floors in areas where services under the Act
are performed, including restrooms and areas where chemicals are mixed
or where water may splash, must be of a material which is not porous
or absorbent and is easily washable, except that anti-slip applications
or plastic floor coverings may be used for safety reasons. Carpet
is permitted in all other areas.
(c) Plumbing fixtures, including toilets and wash basins,
must be kept clean. They must be free from cracks and similar disrepair
that cannot be readily accessible for cleaning.
(d) Each establishment and school must have suitable
plumbing that provides an adequate and readily available supply of
hot and cold running water at all times and that is connected for
drainage of sewage and potable water within the areas where work is
performed and supplies dispensed.
(e) Every establishment and school must provide at
least one restroom located on or near the licensed premises. For public
safety, chemical supplies may not be stored in the restroom.
(f) Food or beverages may not be prepared on licensed
premises for sale. Pre-packaged food or beverages may be sold to or
consumed by clients.
(g) For public health and safety, licensed premises
must eliminate any strong odors through adequate ventilation, including
but not limited to, exhaust fans and air filtration to exhaust chemicals
and fumes away from the public area and to provide for the input of
(h) Licensed premises may not be utilized for living
or sleeping purposes, or any other purpose that would tend to make
the premises unsanitary, unsafe, or endanger the health and safety
of the public. An establishment or school that is attached to a residence
must have an entrance that is separate and distinct from the residential
entrance. Any door between a residence and a licensed facility must
be closed during business hours.
(i) Only service animals are allowed in establishments
and schools. Covered aquariums are allowed provided that they are
maintained in a sanitary condition.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §83.114 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952; amended to be effective October 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 7050; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8759; amended to be effective January 1, 2023, 47 TexReg 8640