Our Quick Guide On Cleaning An Infrared Sauna
Buying an infrared sauna in our opinion is a great step towards your health and wellbeing. Like anything we buy, it’s important to keep it in tip-top shape, and an infrared sauna is no different.
So this article is going to be all about our best tips on how to clean an infrared sauna and keep it in excellent condition for years to come.
Like anything you do the first time, there’s always that apprehension of wanting to do it right, having said that I’m sure you’ll be fine, if you’re unsure of anything, this article should clear all that up.
One of the best things about owning your own infrared sauna is the control you have over cleaning it. After each sauna session, there’s no doubt a pool of sweat you left behind, which is great as that’s what you’re trying to achieve, but it needs to be cleaned.
Your sweat contains lots of nasty toxins and other sweaty things that can stain over time, so it’s vital to clean it up. So regular cleaning will help.
Cleaning An Infrared Sauna
One of the best things about an infrared sauna is they use dry heat. And why is that good? Apart from the health benefits, they usually don’t require much cleaning. Woohoo.
Having said that, we sweat a lot and it doesn’t require a little clean every now and then and we want to make sure things are done right.
The interior of the sauna can be cleaned simply by using a damp cloth of some sort with a light spray to keep it nice and fresh.
We recommend after every use to give it a wipedown, I get it, this can be a pain in the you know what, especially when you have just been sweating your pants off. In the long run, it will help.
To be honest, if you’re the only one using the sauna you can get away with it a little more, but if you’re not the only one, regular cleaning is pretty much a must.
This is especially the case if you’re hiring out an infrared sauna at a local business. You would want to hope it’s cleaned out after each session, which I’m sure is the case.
Do your best to give your sauna a good clean every two weeks or every 5-10 sessions, this will help to maintain optimal health conditions.
For the bigger cleans, we recommend using a cleaning disinfection solution, Anything you get from your local supermarket will do the job.
Make your own cleaning products.
If you like the all-natural cleaning solution you can make your own cleaning products that will do the job as good.
You can use a few drops of your favourite essential oil that are added to clean filtered fresh water to give it a lovely smell. You can also add a few drops of baking soda to water for a deeper clean.
There’s plenty of all-natural cleaning recipes online if you want to go down that path of making your own cleaning products.
Side Note: I did mention this above but filtered water can actually be a lot better for you in the long run as it doesn’t contain any unwanted chemicals or minerals that could leave a residue on the wood.
Not totally necessary but it’s good to know, It just depends on how far you want to go with your cleaning.
What I would like to do is go through each area of the sauna as I want to cover every aspect of cleaning an infrared sauna. As there are different areas of a sauna that might need special cleaning.
Cleaning A Sauna Bench
This is the area that’s going to get the most sweat and use over time, so this area will need to be cleaned more than let’s say the wall of the sauna.
We recommend cleaning this section after every use, sweat leaves stains and you want to try to avoid this if you can. A quick wipe down with a damp cloth after each use is recommended then a deeper clean with a solution after a few sessions would also be ideal.
You really want to avoid staining if you can but if this does happen you can always use a light sander and remove the stain that way.
Cleaning Your Sauna Floor
The floor of your sauna, as you’d expect get’s used a lot and can easily be a place for unwanted bacteria and other small things that can make their way inside.
So for this, we recommend using a good vacuum at least once a month to clean out any dirt or finer dust particles.
Then we recommend giving your sauna a good mopping out with a good floor cleaning solution. You’ll know how often you should give it a mopping, but we recommend every few sessions at least.
Of course, things will be different if this is a business that rents out an infrared sauna. I’m sure without a question a cleaning procedure would be in place that is required after every use.
Cleaning Your Sauna Walls
Yep your walls need cleaning as well, but that won’t be a surprise, And to be honest, treat your walls like any timber surface. A good clean and polish is all that is required.
The interior walls will need more attention than your exterior walls, the only exception would be if your infrared sauna is outside, therefore you might need a good pressure clean every now and then.
Cleaning Your Heater
When it comes to cleaning your heater, it’s a pretty straightforward process. All you’re going to need is a damp cloth to wipe it down every now and then. It’s also a good idea to wait until it has cooled down for added safety reasons. We don’t want you to burn yourself.
Infrared Sauna Maintenance Tips And Tricks.
With regards to the cleaning of your infrared sauna, that’s about it. Like anything, if you look after it you’ll get years of pleasure out of it. So keep an eye out for any issues that may occur. This could be cracked wood or even a damaged door, not to say this will be the case, but things do happen.
This is not so much infrared sauna maintenance but more so a few tips and tricks you can implement along the way to help.
Take A Quick Shower.
One of the only ways dirt and other unwanted things can get into the sauna is via the body. The way around this is to have a quick shower to clean yourself down before you jump into the sauna.
It doesn’t need to be that long, just enough to give yourself a rinse. Plus you’ll feel better as well. All we are doing here is trying to minimise the amount of bacteria we take into the sauna, as once you sweat that bacteria will end up usually on the sauna floor or seat anyway.
Towels Are A Help.
This will be a given if you’re hiring an infrared sauna, but using a towel can help a lot. It doesn’t need to be wrapped around you but at least have it under you or under your feet to absorb any excess sweat you will lose while you’re there.
Keep Your Infrared Sauna Dry
One of the best ways to keep your sauna clean is to keep it dry. Most if not all the moisture will come from your body so you’ll pick that up when you’re cleaning.
If you’re concerned about any excess moisture you can always leave the door open for a few minutes after you are done. This will help air out your sauna.
Cleaning your sauna doesn’t have to be overkill, and if you keep on top of it you should be all ok in the long run. Small ongoing steps are the way to go. Hopefully, the above cleaning tips help.
If you give your infrared sauna the love and care it requires, you’re going to have it looking new and smelling fresh for years to come. They are an excellent health investment that doesn’t require a lot of cleaning if you keep on top of it.