Sauna is an ancient Finnish word referring to the traditional Finnish bath and to the bathhouse itself which is a small room or house designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions, or an establishment with one or more of these and auxiliary facilities. A sauna session can be a social affair in which the participants disrobe and sit or recline in temperatures typically between 158 degrees F. and 212 degrees F. Manual control of the temperature is achieved with multiple seat levels. Saunas can be divided into two basic styles: conventional saunas that warm the air or infra red saunas that warm objects. Infrared saunas may use various materials in their heating area such as charcoal, active carbon fibers, and other materials.
Steam Bath is an ancient type of bath, first made popular by the ancient Greeks and Romans. These Roman baths were supplied by natural hot springs from beneath the ground. There are many different types of steam baths, which are different than a sauna. (Both are hot, but the steam in a sauna is created by throwing water on a stove.)
Steam Bath/Room Upgrades
Sauna & Steam Bath Services Available
Renovation, Repair and Replacement of:
- Tile and other surfaces
- Sauna Heaters
- Steam Generators
- Digital Solid State Control Systems
- Chroma Therapy Lighting
- Audio and Video Systems
- Customer Support
Steam Generator Maintenance
The water tank should be drained and flushed at least every six months
to reduce scale build up. The most efficient way of doing this is to add the optional
automatic drain system to the generator so the tank is drained and flushed
after every steam bath.
A steam room is an ideal place for bacteria to breeding ground as it's small, has low light and is constantly wet and high in humidity. Regular maintenance of a steam room requires washing it out thoroughly with a hose and spraying it down with ceramic tile cleaner or an antibacterial cleanser like bleach. Do not use bleach straight, mix with water in a empty spray bottle at a ratio of 25% bleach to 75% water. Pay attention to the grout and tiles in the steam room, looking for cracks or chips where mold or bacteria can get a foothold. If you find cracks, seal them with a silicon sealant or grout.
Leaving the steam room door open for several hours so it can fully dry out after each use will help promote a bacteria free environment.