A special house or room constructed to experience wet and dry heat sessions, a sauna have two common styles, namely the infrared saunas as well as the conventional saunas. Different technologies are used for the heat sources of the room like solar power, electricity, wood and gas. Staying in this room for several minutes is recommended to those who are suffering from illnesses like chronic bronchitis, asthma and rheumatic disease. If you have this special room in your house, it is important that you know how to maintain your sauna effectively to avoid causing permanent damages in the heat source.
Caring for the Stove
Wipe the surface of the stove or the heat source every day. Dip a soft cloth in basin with a mixture of water and detergent. Use this to clean the stove’s surface. Avoid using steel wool when cleaning the stove because it is one of the major causes of rusting. If there are electrical damages in the heat source, ask assistance from an electrician immediately. If you are using a wood burning stove, then you should remove the ashes once or twice a week. Remove dirt and other debris that can cause buildup of creosote in the pipe.
Caring for the Sauna Rocks
It is important to check the sauna stones or rocks occasionally. If you see cracks in the stones, replace these immediately. Some of the rocks that can be used for the heat source are olivine and peridotite. Aside from having cracks, you need to replace these if the stones produce foul odor. Before placing new rocks in the stove, it is best to wash these with tap water. Do not use the stove if there are no available rocks since it can damage the elements in the stove.
Caring for the Timber
Timber discoloration is one of the problems experienced by those who have saunas. To avoid having this problem, sit on any cloth or towel while having a session. After the session, do not close the door for an hour. Make sure that the room is dry before you close the door. Clean the benches, walls and ceiling every three months. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia when cleaning the room because these can cause timber discoloration. Remember to rinse the benches, ceiling and wall with tap water when done. If the wood is heavily discolored and you cannot remove the discoloration with ordinary cleaners, the best thing to do is to sand it.