A sauna can be a great addition to any home, but it also requires maintenance. This article will provide you with the information you need to keep your sauna room clean and clear of bacteria so that you can enjoy it safely!
Sauna rooms are more susceptible to mold due to the moist environment. Mold is a major concern for people with respiratory problems like asthma, allergies, or hypersensitive airways.
It is best practice to use a specialized sauna room cleaner for best results. Fill a small bucket of water mixed with the proper proportion of sauna room cleaner. Use a damp cloth to provide a gentle wipe down of all wood surfaces. Remove any duckboard flooring or vinyl mats from the floor and vacuum up any visible debris from your flooring and walls. Finish the cleaning by mopping the tile or concrete floor under your floorboards and replacing the floorboards when the tile is dry.
Sauna rooms require a thorough cleaning at least once per month. It’s also important to clean your sauna doors and windows regularly as they can be sources of bacteria that enter the room.
Take your shoes off before entering - wear socks or slippers to avoid tracking debris into the room.
Sauna rooms should be ventilated well enough for a comfortable temperature (generally between 120 – 170 degrees Fahrenheit) while still controlling humidity levels (25%). You can do this by opening windows or doors to increase airflow and reduce the ambient temperature.
Be sure not to go into the sauna for more than 15 minutes at a time as it can lead to dehydration, dizziness, and other health problems in some cases. Always drink plenty of fluids after your session!
If you remember the cleaning tips above, you should enjoy many years of clean and relaxing enjoyment from your sauna room.
Keep the heat on!