Infrared saunas are incredibly easy to keep clean and if treated well, could easily last you your entire life. The following information will guide you about infrared sauna preservation and how to make sure that your sauna keeps on removing your stress - and doesn't add to it!
Making sure that your infrared sauna is installed properly is a key way to make sure you gain maximum life-time and service out of your product. The electrical elements can become very tempermental if located in a damp environment so it is imperative that they are properly sealed and separate from the sauna effect when in use.
Never get the infrared tube that runs from the sauna wet. This will only lessen the effectiveness of the sauna and before long you will be confused when the sauna produces no more heat than when it is off.
When cleaning the inside of the sauna due to general wear and tear, make sure that you stay true to the detoxifying effect of the sauna and use products that are completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Vacuum or sweep out your sauna every now and then to remove loose dirt. For a deeper clean to remove stains due to perspiration, dirt, and general wear, you have a couple options available to you:
Use a mild solution of baking soda. Lightly scrub the wood with the solution and then rinse.
Use fine grit sandpaper to sand out tougher stains or scuffs.
Mix organic cider vinegar with water in a 1 to 3 ratio and gently sponge down the entirety of the interior. If unsure, use the manufacturer's guidebook to find a contact number and inquire directly about what type of non-toxic cleaner is best to use. Some infrared sauna companies produce their own effective cleaning products.
Treating the Exterior
When it comes to treating the exterior of you indoor sauna, it’s really not necessary, but if it’s something you want to do, go for it. Your local paint store can recommend a suitable stain. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying it. NEVER TREAT THE INTERIOR OF THE SAUNA AND NEVER USE VARNISH OR PAINT ON THE EXTERIOR.
Don't Overdo It!
It is not advised to use an infrared sauna for more than two hours at any one time. As well as exposing the user to excess levels of heat and humidity for longer than the recommended maximum time; it will also put too much strain on the infrared tubing and may result in the product losing efficiency far before you are satisfied with the length of its lifespan.
Clean the floor of your sauna as you would any other floor in your house with a broom or vacuum. Remember to keep the floor clean as this is where the majority of any bacteria will reside.
Don't Hurt The Planet
Finally, never leave the infrared sauna on for longer than it needs to be. If taking it in turns, shut down power until the second user is ready. Remember to only turn on power for as long as is needed!