Carefree Easy Maintenance for Complete Sauna Enjoyment
February 7, 2017 – One of the remarkable things about owning a sauna is that you can enjoy it every day. Yet one of the responsibilities of ownership that may slip your mind is the occasional need for a bit of maintenance. There’s really not much to it. However there are a few simple tasks that should be done regularly, to keep your sauna in tip top shape for years to come.
Keep your outlook crystal clear. Dust can build up on the glass over time, and the constant heating/cooling cycle can make it harder to clean. Clean the glass inside your sauna every few weeks, and use a natural cleaner, to ensure there’s no chemical off-gassing.
Say no to stains and splinters. Sometimes a little sanding with fine sandpaper is necessary. Especially if there are sweat stains on the benches. If sanding doesn’t remove the stains try Sauna Clean, a good wood surface cleaner for saunas. Bleach is a no, no! It can dry out the wood and cause splits and splintering in the wooden slats. That can be terrible on the tush! If you want to cut down on the work dramatically, be proactive by sitting on a nice fluffy towel or a seat cover while you sauna.
Repel the smell. Bare feet with bad odors can make the floors stinky over time. If your floor is made of cement, tile, or linoleum, you can clean and disinfect with bleach. Give it floor the once over with a mop or damp cloth and you should be fine.
Make it clean where you lean. The same rules apply for cleaning backrests and headrests as they do for benches. And as with the benches, a towel behind your head, and against the backrest is a good preventative measure.
Clean accessories are a must. In a typical steam sauna, it’s important to regularly clean buckets, ladles, and drip pans. Use a CLR (calcium/lime/rust) type cleaner to prevent staining and rust, and to keep these items free of marks that can get locked in by the heat. After each sauna use, buckets should be emptied, and left outside the sauna to air-dry.
Keep that fresh look. Remember how gorgeous the wood was when you first installed your sauna? Use furniture grade cleaners & polishes on exterior cabinets and door handles to maintain that new wood luster.
With a little bit of regular care your sauna will look fresh…and stay fragrant… for years to come!