Does My Sauna Need Regular Maintenance?

Don’t have a lot of time to spend cleaning your sauna? That’s okay! Traditional sauna rooms require very little in terms of care, but it is important to do the basics. Since your steam room is often full of moisture, spending a few minutes on proper care will keep bacteria and mold from invading your space. So, does your sauna need regular maintenance? Yes! But we can guide you through the easy basics to get the most out of your “me-time.”

Regular Maintenance for Your Sauna

When you’ve finished getting nice and steamy, simply leave the door to your sauna open for airflow. You can also use a terry cloth towel on your bench seat to prevent perspiration from building up when your sauna is in use. About once a month you’ll need to scrub your whole room with a liquid cleaner if you use it regularly. 

Heaters and Accessories

Your heater will need virtually nothing, just maybe a quick wipe down every once and a while with a soft cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner. Your rocks can last up to 10 years, but if you ever need to disassemble your heater for some reason, call a professional. If you have a wooden bucket in your sauna, always keep it partially filled with water to prevent it from drying out.

Tips and Tricks

  • Never use ammonia to clean your wood as it can turn it gray.
  • Store your bucket at floor level to slow evaporation rate. 
  • Keep metal buckets low as they can become hot to the touch.
  • Use a mild liquid dish detergent to clean your wood, leaving the door open and your sauna off as you work.
  • Wipe down benches after each use to help remove moisture.

Don’t have a Finnleo® sauna yet? Contact Texas Hot Tub Company today to find yours! Swing by our showroom to see our beautiful selection in person, or browse our online store. Have any questions about maintenance? Give us a call, we’re happy to help.



The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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