|How to take care
of your Sauna
It is recommended that users take a shower prior to entering
the sauna room. Before sitting or reclining on benches, place
a towel under each person to absorb perspiration.
- Sweep or vacuum periodically (at least once a week if
used heavily) to remove dirt, hair, etc.. from the sauna
- Wipe walls where people have touched them (e.g. above
benches, around doors, and controls) as needed. Use a damp
cloth or sponge with a mild solution of soap and water and
then rinse well with a damp cloth and plain water. DO NOT
USE TOO MUCH WATER as the wood will tend to turn dark. NEVER
hose down the interior of a sauna room.
- If floor is covered with ceramic tile, remove duckboard
and wet mop with a mild cleaning solution, rinse well and
replace duckboard on clean tile floor. Duckboard may be
lightly sanded as needed to remove soil and stains.
CARE OF INTERIOR
- If the interior walls have been scratched or dented, they
may be smoothed by a light hand sanding using fine grade
- If the wood has darkened (this usually takes a long time)
it may be restored by applying a special chemical treatment.
These stains are easily removed by using a solution of
- 4 ounces Oxalic Acid Crystals per gallon of warm
- 1 cup of trisodium phosphate (TSP)
- Use a NON-METALLIC container only.
Apply the solution to the entire area at one time, using
a cloth or soft brush. When the wood dries, rinse with
clear water. More than one application may be necessary.
Oxalic Acid is poisonous and special precautions must
Wear goggles and rubber gloves and be careful
not to let the acid or solution touch your skin or eyes.
NEVER apply paint, stain or other chemical finishes or sealant
to the interior of the sauna. The heat of the room may cause
the surface to become too hot to the touch or cause toxic
fumes to be released.
Caution must be taken in the use of water on the sauna rocks
around the heater.
Use ONLY A DIPPER FULL OR TWO at a time.
Good housekeeping will help your sauna to retain the fresh
smell it started with. Especially when combined with the diligent
use of clean towels on the benches. Should you decide to use
an essence or fragrance, it is important that you add it to
the water being applied to the rocks and NOT directly to the
sauna rocks themselves. Please read any and all warnings supplied
by the fragrance manufacturer pertaining to combustibility
before using in the sauna room.