5 Tips for Cleaning a Dry Sauna

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Cleaning your dry sauna is something that should be done every day. Of course, that's not saying that every single day you must do some deep cleaning of your sauna. However, you will want to do regular maintenance every day to ensure that your sauna stays clean and appealing.

If you explore the tips below on cleaning your sauna, you will find it to be a pretty fast, easy, and painless chore to keep your sauna looking great!

1. Floors

This is a step that needs to be done regularly. This step is as simple as it gets. Simply sweep the floors of your sauna. This will ensure any hair, dirt, dust, or debris is not present in your sauna which really just makes it unappealing to use.

2. Benches and Walls

For the benches and walls, a mild detergent and water solution is your best bet. Taking this solution, and using a cloth or a sponge, you will want to scrub the wood benches and walls of your sauna. Now, remember that your sauna walls and benches are made of wood, so be careful not to allow an extreme amount of water to saturate the wood, in turn damaging it.

3. Heater

Depending on what type of heater you possess in your sauna there are different ways of cleaning it.

If you heat with a wood burner then you will have to remove the ash build up constantly.

If you have an electric heater, all you need to do is use a nonabrasive cleaner and sponge to wipe off any fingerprints, dust, grime, and debris that may be present.

If you have sauna stones that produce your heat, then you will want to make sure you are soaking your rocks in mild detergent and water solution about once a month, and also replacing any cracked stones as soon as you notice that they are cracked.

4. Discoloration

Over time the benches and maybe even the walls are bound to be discolored in any sort of way. This is easy to take care of with some very low grit sandpaper, and your bare hands. All you will need to do it sand over the discolored spot until the discoloration disappears.

5. Damage Prevention

Now that you have taken the time to make sure you are doing regular maintenance on your sauna, you should also take the time to make sure you are doing everything possible to prevent any damage from happening to your sauna. The most important thing you can do is to make sure that when you and or guests are using the sauna they are sitting or laying on towels, and not directly on the wooden benches.

Having a sauna in your home is something that a lot of homeowners have, and a lot of other homeowners wish they had. Take the time to clean and prevent damage to your sauna. This will ensure that your relaxing retreat will last.