In-home saunas are starting to gain more popularity, especially among locales in the United States that have modest to severe winter weather. Saunas, as they claim, are effective in removing toxins in the body, prevent circulation problems, and relieve arthritic pain. While most gyms offer access to saunas as part of their membership packages, a shared sauna may not sound like an appealing option for many. Imagine getting the benefits that regular sauna visits offer, but at the privacy of your own home.
It is important to note, however, that sauna rooms create heat and a lot of humidity—the perfect ingredients for mold growth. While heat and sweating do provide certain health benefits, mold on the other hand can lead to health conditions. So is it really a good idea to install a home sauna in your basement or elsewhere, despite the risk of mold growth?