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How to care for your Sauna Rooms?

May 13, 2016

Sauna rooms have great value for their healing qualities and relaxing effect. They can be fit for use, and allow you the therapeutic benefits and comfort provided that you take proper care of them. However sauna needs minimal care and zero maintenance.

The maintenance of sauna will be simple and easy if its floor is tightly sealed and applied with wood preservative on selected sections. Once you finish with a sauna soak, keep its door open to allow free flow of air and quick drying of wooden surfaces. You can also lift up duckboards to help them dry out.

A thick piece of terrycloth, preferably double layered should always be used on the top bench to make you feel comfortable and keep the bench free from your sweat. Again, this cloth should be cleaned regularly.

It requires mild wash of the wood floor in sauna rooms many times a year to help it keep clean. The cedar wood benches can get cleaned with a gentle solution of liquid detergent and water to get rid of dirt and sweat getting deposited on the wood over time. You should avoid ammonia or hard cleaners as they damage the wood color and make it appear gray. It is better not to try sanding or stripping before applying a re-coat on wood. Again, any commercial grade wood sealant should not be used as they are unable to survive the humidity and temperature of sauna.

Sauna Rooms Maintenance

It is to be remembered that shrinkage or swelling may appear in the sauna door based on the level of moister inside the home and the weather outside. With removal of the friction door catch and adjustment of pressure-setting, this problem can get sorted out fast.

A low watt (40-60) and light colored bulb either in amber orange or white color can be used in your sauna to make them look warm, soft and comfortable. To increase the life of sauna bulb, it will be better to use a rough service bulb which is used in automotives a lot.

Sauna Heaters maintenance 

There is no regular maintenance or serious care required for sauna heaters. But the outer layer of the heater should be wiped with a soft cleaning agent. You will have to avoid things like steel wool that will cause it rust. Again, don’t open or unassembled the heater without the help of a professional.

 

DIY Sauna Room

Be sure to replace granite rocks in sauna rooms every six to ten years time. Sometimes, they may last as long as 15 years.

Sauna Accessory maintenance 

The wooden bucket should be treated with care and be rather placed upside down to keep drying especially when they are not used. You should prevent the ceiling from getting hot air which may come from any metal buckets kept on the top bench. 

Since the care and maintenance of sauna rooms is not so hard, every one of you can think of getting one built in your home or outdoor area very soon. In case, you want to go ahead with this plan in a few days, pick up sauna rooms from Cedar and Barrel Saunas. We deal in all kinds of saunas including traditional Finnish , barrel shaped and cedar saunas. Checkout the features of each one of them and select the one you like the most.

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