Dry Sauna: How to Keep It Clean & Healthy
A dry sauna is a beautiful place to detox and unwinds after a long, stressful day. The serene environment coupled with a feeling of toxins leaving your mind, body, and soul through your pores makes the dry sauna the perfect place to recharge your batteries, rest, and relax.
However, for the space to retain its healthful properties, you need to adhere to regular cleaning, maintenance, and upkeep. Don’t worry, like all healthy habits, this one can also be easy, fun, and rewarding, so here is the essential guide on cleaning and maintaining your dry sauna for continuous well-being, peace, and positivity.
Keeping the heater functioning properly
First things first, the heater needs to be working correctly on a regular basis for the room even to have a purpose, let alone allow you to enjoy its advantageous features. Typically, there are three types of heaters, and each requires unique handling and cleaning.
For an electric heater, you merely want to use a sponge and a non-abrasive cleaner to eliminate any accumulated dust, debris, dirt and grime along with fingerprints and other stains to bring it back to its former glory. If you have a wood burner, merely remove ash build-up on a regular basis.
On the other hand, if you are using sauna stones for heat, you want to stick to a monthly cleaning routine by soaking the rocks in a solution of mild detergent and warm water. This will not only clean the stones but eliminate any unpleasing aromas as well. Remember to replace the cracked stones promptly.
Cleaning the seating area and the walls
You might be refraining from cleaning your seating area and your walls because you don’t want to damage the material, but if you use a solution of mild detergent and lukewarm water, you should be out of harm’s way. Damp a clean cloth in the solution and gently scrub the seating area until you have eliminated the stains.
Do the same for your walls, making sure you use just enough pressure to clean and not damage them. Remember that you’re handling wooden elements, so don’t soak the cloth too much, but rather keep it damp to avoid saturating the wood.
Floor maintenance and safety
There are several flooring options for a dry sauna, including vinyl and plywood. However concrete is your best and most cost-effective option. Because of the high heat and humidity, other floor types tend to deteriorate and break over time, but concrete, when appropriately sealed, stays true.
Concrete comes in thousands of beautiful designs, which allows you to decorate the setting to your liking. But, before you can enjoy it thoroughly, you will need to apply protective epoxy paint to safeguard the surface from spills, falls, humidity, etc. You can leave the concrete as it is, or you can cover it with tiles for an added aesthetic effect.
Natural materials tend to deteriorate and lose their vibrancy over time, so no matter how well you maintain the benches and walls, they are bound to display some discoloration sooner or later. Fortunately, this is not a problem you can’t fix quickly.
Merely use very low-grit sandpaper to gently sand down the affected areas. Rather than using a forward-backward motion, use circular patterns to fix the discolored area without damaging the surrounding material evenly.
Preventing future damage
You know what they say, better to avoid it than to treat it. The old adage holds true to this day in every aspect of life, especially health, and it also applies to your sauna. For the room to remain a place of health and positivity, you need to ensure no future damage occurs.
Make sure you and your guests are sitting on towels when using the sauna and not on the benches themselves, and also offer a second towel people can lean on. Only allow the heater to be operated by you or other people who know how to use it to prevent damage or mishaps.
A dry sauna is a real oasis of health, tranquillity, and positivity. With these easy maintenance tips in mind, you will have an easy time keeping it that way and enjoying its healthful properties for years to come.
If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of projects related to green and healthy living and spread the word about them.