Before using your sauna: wash the dust off the rocks, and heat up your sauna with the door open for an hour to burn off any factory dust and fumes.
Ongoing maintenance: with enough towels on the benches, the benches need to be washed only rarely. When washing, it's ok to use diluted chlorine, just rinse well and make sure the smell of chlorine has disappeared before you use the sauna. Use of chlorine is not necessary, any wood-friendly cleaning agent diluted in enough water will work.
Cleaning: Vacuuming and sweeping the floor can be done whenever needed, and it's not required often if you have a shallow bucket of water next to the sauna door (in outdoor saunas). Just step through the bucket when entering the sauna, and the debris from outside gets left in the water.
Wood maintenance: wood treatment products are not recommended inside the sauna. Outside, it is possible, but not required, to use wood treatment products such as Sikkens. Inside, it is recommended to leave the wood untreated. If stains form, it is ok to use sandpaper on the benches. The use of towels should prevent most of these from forming in the first place.
The Rocks: Heater rocks inevitably break down over time. Whether they should be replaced once a year or every five years, depends on your use of the sauna. They should be at least checked once a year: the important thing is that there is enough airflow between the rocks, and that the heating elements (in electric heaters) are completely covered. When the rocks start breaking down too much, they get smaller, airflow gets tighter, and the heater rods start to show between the rocks. When this happens, it is time to get new rocks.
Important Note: to prevent damage to your sauna, make sure it gets left dry after use, especially if you don't plan on using it within a day or two. Even though cedar is resistant to mold, that doesn't make it 100% immune to mold in all situations. With the use of towels, most of the moisture is already captured in those. For any residual moisture, leaving the heater on for a little while after leaving the sauna should make it dry.
Not a clothes dryer: While this is not exactly a sauna maintenance task, this will make sure you will continue to have a sauna... never use the sauna to dry clothes, especially anywhere near the heater! In Finland, using a sauna as a clothes dryer is the no. 1 reason why saunas burn down. The sauna heater gets very hot, and clothes can easily catch fire if left unattended in the sauna near the heater.
Dundalk LeisureCraft Inc. warrants their saunas against defects in materials and workmanship under normal/residential use for a period of five (5) years, as applicable, from the date of receipt of the product by the original end-user consumer.
This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear and/or natural weather conditions.
This warranty does not cover regular required maintenance of the sauna, (eg. tightening bands on the barrels, cleaning or staining the sauna) refer to your sauna assembly manual for maintenance guidelines.
This warranty does not cover misuse or negligence and the manufacturer and associated retailers are not liable for any injury or damage caused by the product.
This warranty is a parts only warranty and any service or labor costs would not be considered as part of the 5 year warranty.