Buying a sauna is a lot like getting married. Both your sauna and your bride are beautiful, and they will both make you happy for years to come, but only if you maintain them with the proper amount of care and attention. We charge extra for marital advice, but we’re delighted to provide these 7 tips for maintaining your sauna.
Show your sauna some love every day.
Your relationship with your wife requires a little love every day. Maintaining your sauna every day takes only a minimal amount of time. Finnleo, the manufacturer of the finest saunas in the USA, suggests that a few minutes every day will reap years of pleasure.
Spend time with your sauna at the end of the day.
She likes a soft touch in the evening. Just enough to gently remove the clutter the day has left behind. A few minutes maintaining your sauna at the end of the day helps to ensure that mold and mildew don’t have a chance to start or accumulate during the overnight hours.
“Tuck it in” by standing the duckboards on end overnight to air them out.
If mildew does appear, use a small amount of bleach in clean water and brush lightly.
Always treat her gently.
Maintaining your sauna usually requires only a light sweeping of the floor and a short sponge bath of the walls and benches with a sponge, soft brush or cloth, a little water and, if necessary, a mild detergent. She doesn’t need a scrubbing. She responds best to a tender touch.
Protect her natural beauty.
The three preceding steps can go a long way toward protecting and preserving her natural beauty. Be sure that you and your guests always sit on absorbent towels to avoid staining the wood. Use a mixture of water and a tiny amount of detergent to remove any stain or discoloration. Remember, treat her gently.
Speaking of staining the wood – DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.
Maintaining your spa is mostly about preserving the quality and finish of the original wood. Take if directly from the Texas Hot Tub Company, one of the quickest ways to destroy your relationship is to stain, paint, varnish, or otherwise “treat” the wood.
Keep track of things that track things.
When it comes to shoes in the sauna, “Just say no.” Shoes will inevitably track dirt into the pristine sauna. Keeping shoes out is one of the best preventative measures for maintaining your sauna. Stay on the safe side by occasionally mopping the floor with a sanitizing cleaning solution.
Celebrate your anniversary.
Set aside one day a year to refresh your sauna. Do this by using a very fine grade of sandpaper on all the wood so that it “breathes” like it did the day you brought it home. Do this, and your sauna will continue to treat you the way it did that day for a very long time.
Stop in to see us at 310 E Round Grove Road in Lewisville or 15250 Dallas Parkway. Let us show you our amazing selection of traditional and infrared saunas. We’re happy to help you select the one that is just right for you and teach you the best ways to maintain your sauna for a lifetime of pleasure.