|(a) Establishments shall 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 shall be repaired or filled in to create a smooth, washable
(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,
shall be kept clean. They must be free from cracks and similar disrepair
that cannot be readily accessible for cleaning.
(d) Each establishment 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 shall provide at least one
restroom located on or near the premises of the establishment. For
public safety, chemical supplies shall not be stored in the restroom.
(f) Food or beverages shall 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
shall 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 shall 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 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.
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