Infrared sauna maintenance and repair
Congratulations! You now own an infrared sauna. This is exciting and we have no doubt you will make some special memories in there. And of course, the health benefits of owning an infrared sauna are something we talk about a lot here. And we still have to maintain it right? We have your back. Generally, infrared saunas are low maintenance. But there are a few things you can do to keep your infrared sauna running for a long time to come. Below, you will find our best tips for infrared sauna maintenance and repair.
7 Tips for infrared sauna maintenance
1. If you don’t have one already, get a sauna cushion. Sauna cushions add comfort to your sauna experience. From a maintenance standpoint, it keeps sweat off your sauna seats. This makes things easier to clean. An alternative to using a sauna cushion is to lay down 2 or 3 towels to absorb the sweat. The best thing about this infrared sauna maintenance tip is that you can simply through the cushion/towels in the laundry and reuse them.
2. Use a protective floor mat for high traffic areas. Having a protective floor mat will also prevent falls by adding friction.
3. Remove wet towels and cushions from the sauna to prevent mold and bacteria build-up. Mold and bacteria love to thrive in warm and moist surfaces.
4. Use products that have oxygen ionizers to get clean the sauna after use and to get rid of mold and bacteria. The best products to use here are diluted hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and vinegar. You can use these to clean the sauna bench, backrests, walls, windows and doors.
5. Sweep up the floor of your sauna after use. If you have friends or neighbors over using it, ask them to pick up after themselves so the sauna can be nice and clean for everyone to use.
6. If you use a wooden sauna backrest, take it out to dry in the sun often so that it is not damaged by moisture and mold.
7. Because your sauna generates steam, it is important not to use chemicals within your sauna to clean. The steam can mix with harmful chemicals to create fumes that are dangerous to your health. Thus, as mentioned above, stick with hydrogen, baking soda or vinegar for keeping your infrared sauna nice and clean.
8. If you find stains on your sauna bench, you can use sandpaper to “sand” the area to get rid of the spots.
3 Tips for infrared sauna repair
1. Unless you have experience, we always recommend that you call the company you bought your sauna from if you find anything broken on your sauna. It is always best to have a professional fix things for you so you don’t risk making the problem worse and more expensive.
2. If the wood bench in your sauna is beginning to feel weak because of use and moisture, it is time to replace it with a new one. Your health and safety are not worth a rickety bench.
3. If you need to replace the wood polish on any part of your infrared sauna, make sure to ask your local sauna expert for the right type of wood finishing. Using the wrong one can create harmful fumes.