Sauna maintenance - useful hints and tips to ensure long-lasting sauna and infrared sauna experiences!
It is advised that you spend some time on maintaining your sauna or infrared sauna to ensure longer lifetime and more comfortable use of the sauna or infra sauna.
How to maintain your sauna or infrared sauna
1. General cleaning: dust and contamination accumulated in the sauna or infrared sauna can be cleaned using a sauna cleaning and sterilizing agent. Make sure you do not use any chemical containing chlorine. Otherwise, they might be absorbed in the wood material and release adverse and harmful substances while using the finnish sauna or infrared sauna.
Therefore, the best method to clean the sauna or infrared sauna of accumulated dust or other contaminants is to dilute the sauna cleaning and sterilising concentrate in 1/100 ratio and use a soft cloth, soaked in the dilution, to wipe clean the surfaces.
It is recommended that the sauna or infrared sauna be cleaned at times when there is sufficient time to subsequently vent the entire sauna or infra sauna or the room in which it is located. This method allows to you prevent mould fungus reproduction in your sauna or infra sauna without the need for using anti-mould paint.
2. It is recommended that the bench and floor decking in the finnish sauna or infrared sauna be coated with paraffin oil every 4 to 5 months (using a sponge or a soft cloth). For further instructions, please consult your sauna manufacturer as the wood material used for the sauna may also influence any maintenance and cleaning works to be done. (for example, heat treated pine is much more durable than a softer wood material)
Place a sauna towel underneath you before each sauna session to protect the bench from contamination! This way you can prevent sweat from directly dropping to the bench of the finnish sauna or infrared sauna.
3. Cleaning the sauna stove is a simple process: Wipe the stove's outer surfaces clean using a mild chlorine free cleaning agent. This will also remove the scale deposited on the sauna stove. However, make absolutely that no cleaning agent enters the inside area of the sauna stove.
Rocks in the sauna stove do not require maintenance. The stones have to be replaced with new ones generally in 1-2 years. In case of intensive use (hotels, wellness etc.) the stones have to be replaced more often.
In overall, parts of the finnish sauna or infrared sauna which require cleaning and/or sterilisation are the parts that come in direct contact with human skin. This will prevent infections and unpleasant odour being formed in your sauna or infra sauna.
If you still have any special question, please do not hesitate to contact us. Another positive aspect of purchasing a sauna from a domestic sauna manufacturer is that you can rest assured you always get the manufacturer's support whenever you need it!