When you own a sauna, it’s easy to hop in and have a great session. But, it’s also easy to let the little bit of maintenance you should do slide to the bottom of your “to do” list. While there’s not much to do to take care of your sauna, there are some things to do to keep your sauna in great shape for years to come.
Clean the Glass
Dust can build up on glass and become hard to clean over time when it’s heated and cooled over and over. Best to clean the glass inside your sauna every couple of weeks. It gives you a better outlook on your world, too!
Lightly Sand the Benches
If sweat stains remain on the benches after sauna sessions, a little rubbing with fine sandpaper can reduce their appearance. For more significant staining, consider purchasing “Sauna Clean” which is designed to clean wood surfaces in the sauna.
Clean the Floor
Sweaty feet can turn into stinky floors over time. If the floor is cement, tile, or linoleum, it’s fine to use bleach to clean and disinfect. A quick light mopping or wipe down with a damp cloth will do the trick.
Check Backrests and Headrests
If you notice staining on backrests and headrests, follow the same cleaning regimen suggested for the benches. A towel against a backrest, or behind your head will prevent sweat stains from occurring.
Clean Buckets, Ladles and Drip Pans
If you have a traditional steam sauna, be sure to clean buckets, ladles and drip pans regularly. To prevent staining and rust, use a CLR (calcium/lime/rust) type cleaner to prevent marks from getting locked in by the heat. Be sure to empty your bucket after each session and place it outside the sauna to air dry.