The sauna is the greatest challenge to any designer or builder. It needs to be able to be efficient, durable, safe, and clean. Maintenance is a large part of all these criteria. Your sauna should be vented properly, stove should have the proper rocks and rock placement, benches and walls should be kept clean to minimize bacteria and mold issues. Doors need to be properly adjusted for operation and safety. Today the most common way of cleaning a sauna is with a bleach and water solution. But, there are solutions available that are more sauna friendly and products that preserve the sauna’s interior. Proper methods of cool down are necessary to preserve wood conditions, minimize mold, and keep the sauna appearance. Whether its an in-door or out door sauna, you, the customer, should be aware of needed maintenance and repairs to assure the longevity and performance of a good operating sauna. The old saying “what you put into it is what you get out of it” falls true with a sauna.