Enjoy your sauna for much longer when you start properly maintaining it. Don’t forget to give the following areas some much needed attention:
The warm, moist environment of many saunas can foster the growth of bacteria on the floor and other surfaces of the sauna. These bacteria include tinea pedis, more commonly known as athlete’s foot, states the Mayo Clinic. Public saunas can also spread the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious skin staph infections, including the deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus–MRSA–according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To prevent these infections from spreading, regularly sweep and mop the sauna floor using a household floor cleaner or a water and bleach solution. Let the floor dry and the sauna air out before continuing use. Source: OurEverydayLife
Don’t use harsh or abrasive chemicals on benches, as these can bleach and warp the wood, ruining the grain and turning it grey. Specialist sauna cleaners are commercially available too. These are designed to be gentle on the wood, and will also give your sauna a pleasing fragrance. Source: Build
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, than 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 suana stones that produces your sauna heat, than you will want to make sure you are soaking your rocks in a mild detergent and water solution about once a month, and also replacing any cracked stones as soon as you notice that they are cracked. Source: DoItYourself
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