Sauna Room Cleaning, Maintenance & Care

Keeping your sauna clean and sanitised is fairly simple with a small amount of time commitment. Regular sauna room cleaning is an essential part of keeping a healthy sauna room. It eliminates the possibilities of a breeding ground for bacteria and germs, which over time can cause harm to your sauna and you.

A sauna room with little effort put into maintenance. Moldy and Damaged timber with Over-baked timber probably due to in-correct system installation.

Before we get into the details on sauna cleaning, let’s look into a simple prevention of sweat stained sauna: Lay a dry tower over the bench before you sit and one under your feet. The tower will absorb your sweat from direct contact with the timber, preventing sweat stain from forming. If you know you going to sweat a lot, recommend that you get more layers of towers.

A clean sauna room look fresh and appealing to bather to come back for more enjoyment.

After your sauna session, always left the door open to air the room. The remaining sauna heat will dry up the room and air-out any moisture residue.

There is ONE Important rule that you had to follow when cleaning a sauna room: NEVER USE ANY CHEMICALS, PAINT, VARNISH, or anything that can emit harmful toxics into the sauna environment.  The timber need to breath and stay cool. Having painted layer over the timbers reduce the characteristic of the timber causing it hot when in contact with body skin.

If there is any company providing Chemical Wash for a sauna room, be sure to ask for the MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET of the chemicals used to verify its toxicity.

No chemical, paint, varnish, or any agent that can emit harmful toxics should be used in a sauna cleaning maintenance.

The simplest method of sauna maintenance is to keep a hand brush near the sauna door. The last person out dips the brush in the water bucket, and does a quick scrubbing on the benches, walls, backrests, etc. This 30-second ritual will keep your sauna looking great indefinitely. This will prevent the need to use anything stronger than clean water on the wood portions.

After you are finished using the sauna, and your cleaning process is complete, prop the duckboards off the floor. Leave the sauna door open, to air it out completely. The remaining heat will dry the sauna completely.

If you get some dirt or sweat stains developing, use warm water with a mild detergent in it. To get the benches looking like new, you can lightly sand your benches about once per year.

Depending on how often you use your sauna, occasionally wet-mop the floor, with a liquid deodorizing cleaner. With these simple maintenance tips your sauna will stay inviting, fresh smelling and enjoyable to be in.

The stones should be “shift” according to the following principle: if you use the sauna once a week, shift it once a year, if you use the sauna twice a week, shift it twice a year. When shifting the stones, broken and sand-surfaced stones should be removed and replaced with new ones. Stone should fully cover the heating element to prevent water directly splash onto.

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