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Benefits of Sauna Installation
A sauna is a room designed to make you sweat, and the more we learn about this, the more we see how beneficial saunas are to our health and wellbeing. Consider these benefits when considering adding a sauna to your home.
- Improves Health & Wellness: Many people who regularly use saunas report a significant stress reduction. Medical studies show time and again how damaging stress is to the body. It’s believed that chronic stress is a significant factor in heart disease. A sauna relaxes the muscles, releases endorphins, and takes away the stress of the day.
- Quicker Recovery: If you’re an avid fitness junkie, time spent in a sauna helps relax the muscles and soothe aches and pains after a workout. Since body heat rises in the sauna, it increases blood circulation and healing, so you recover more quickly from strenuous workouts.
- Flushes Toxins: Most of us don’t sweat daily, but sweating is proven to be healthy, as it helps the body get rid of everyday toxins that build up, such as lead, copper, zinc, nickel, and mercury. While showers are great for cleaning the outside of the body, the sauna cleans the inside.
- Better Sleep: The deep relaxation that comes from sitting in a sauna is proven to help people fall asleep faster and enter a deeper state of sleep, so they wake up more refreshed and energetic in the morning.
For more information and benefits of a sauna in your home, call Superior Stoves and Fireplaces for an appointment.
Signs You Need Sauna Repair
Unless you have the experience, it’s best to call the company that installed your sauna when you need maintenance or repairs. Here are a few things to watch for.
- Weakening Wood: Over time, the wood bench and other parts in the sauna may weaken because of moisture. If you notice that the wood components feel flimsy, it’s time to replace them.
- Cracked or Crumbled Rocks: If your sauna heater contains internal rocks between the heating elements, inspect them and reset them periodically to keep the element in good working condition. Be mindful, however, because, after many heating/cooling cycles, the rocks may crack and crumble, which can damage the heating element.
- Low/No Heat: If you’re not getting the desired temperature from your sauna, or it doesn’t get as hot as it used to, it could be various problems that are to blame.
For expert sauna repair, rely on Superior Stoves and Fireplaces in the Marquette, MI area.
How to Care for & Maintain Your Sauna
Like anything else, regular maintenance for your sauna keeps it functioning properly for as long as possible. Here are a few tips to keep your sauna in top shape.
- Cleaning: Many experts recommend that you thoroughly clean your sauna at least once a month. Use mild detergent to take care of stubborn stains, and use a chemical-free mild detergent on the floors to keep it smelling fresh.
- Thorough Wipe Down: When you’re finished using your sauna, wipe down the benches to absorb excess moisture and leave the doors open to help the sauna dry.
- Avoid Stains & Paint: You may be tempted to paint or stain the wood in your sauna, but experts say this is a ‘no-no.’ Staining or painting the wood inhibits its ability to release the moisture and humidity and can cause the wood to crack or warp. Also, if you use an artificial finish, it may release toxic fumes when heated.
For more information on sauna care and maintenance, call Superior Stoves and Fireplaces.