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How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Sauna?

Typical Range: $165 - $585

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Sauna Repair Costs

The average home sauna fix costs $370. Expect to pay between $170 and $600. For major repairs, you could spend $1,000 or more. The material of the unit makes a big difference in cost. Prefab saunas are usually less expensive, while custom units increase the cost.

Saunas offer rest and relaxation to tired and aching muscles, clearing of sinuses, and many other health benefits. Sometimes, it requires fixing. These factors will impact the cost.

On This Page:

  1. Price to Fix a Sauna by Type
    1. Wood Saunas
    2. Tile Sauna Repairs
    3. Fiberglass Units
    4. Dry Sauna Repair
    5. Infrared Sauna Repair Costs
    6. Sauna Heater Repair Costs
  2. Steam Shower Repair Costs
    1. Cost to Repair a Steam Generator For Shower
    2. Cost To Repair a Steam Room
  3. Other Common Problems
  4. DIY vs. Hiring a Pro

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$165 - $585
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$50 - $1,200

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Price to Fix a Sauna By Type

Sauna repair costs average between $170 and $600. Depending on what kind of unit you have installed, the price of fixing it may go up or down. Different materials present varying problems.

Wood Sauna

Wood saunas cost an average of $300 to fix. Wood panels generally cost less to repair than other types.

Tile Sauna

You may pay as little as $100 to fix a tile sauna. Since individual tiles aren’t hard to replace, a professional can handle this without much trouble. Larger fixes cost between $240 and $660.

Fiberglass Units

Fiberglass sauna repair may cost $1,000 or more. They crack or warp over time. Since installers often build fiberglass in one seamless piece, you might pay more to fix it. It may be costlier to replace the entire unit, depending on the extent of damage.

Dry Sauna Repair

Dry sauna fixes usually run between $170 and $370. A dry sauna heats stones to add steam to the air. The lack of moving parts makes this type cheaper to repair than other models.

Infrared Sauna Repair Costs

Expect infrared sauna room fixes to cost about $150 to $400. They don’t cost much to repair compared to steam-based saunas because:

  • They don’t require strong wood resulting in lower material prices.
  • They don’t generate as much moisture, making them less likely to need repairs.

Sauna Heater Repair Costs

A water heater repair costs an average between $220 and $910. Internal problems with a sauna heater require a qualified sauna technician. A contractor charges between $75 and $100 per hour, plus the cost of materials.

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Steam Shower Repair Costs

Steam shower fixes cost between $170 and $600, the same as saunas.Steam showers work differently than saunas. Rather than heating rocks or water, it generates hot mist and sprays it around.

The average cost to install a steam shower or steam room runs between $2,500 and $6,000.

Cost to Repair a Steam Generator For Shower

You’ll pay between $190 and $590 to fix a steam generator. A qualified technician or plumber should perform this work.

Cost to Repair a Steam Room

The average steam room repair costs between $170 and $600. A steam room’s repair cost depends on the complexity of the system and the materials. A basic unit repair may not cost much, but it could run you over$600 to fix a custom, acrylic model or a complex problem.

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Other Common Problems

Electrical Issues

Electrical repairs usually cost between $160 and $500. If your sauna won't turn on at all, you may be having electrical issues that aren't related to the unit but to the electrical system in your home. Make sure to check for simple, inexpensive issues first, like a tripped breaker.

If that is not the cause, you may want to call an electrician to see if there is a more extensive wiring issue. Electrical work is not a DIY job. Rely on a licensed electrician near you.

Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing repairs tend to cost between $170 and $450. A leak in plumbing or connections may be an easy fix. Sometimes, major plumbing problems will develop and can be costly. Hire a local plumber to fix such issues.

Thermostat Issues

A water heater thermostat replacement costs between $150 and $200. If your unit is running but turns itself off or never turns off, you may have a thermostat problem.

Broken Glass Door or Enclosure

Repairing a glass shower door costs between $110 and $300.

Tile or Grout Repairs

The cost to repair tile and grout is between $260 and $590.

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DIY vs. Hiring a Pro for Sauna Repairs Near You

In some cases, you can handle a sauna repair yourself. If you know what you’re doing, you might be able to handle the following:

  • Replace a faulty thermostat or heating element
  • Replace broken panels and tiles
  • Clean out vents
  • Fix loose pipes or other simple plumbing problems

However, you can easily get in over your head. If you’re not confident in any of these jobs, or you suspect the problem is electrical, contact a sauna repairman near you.

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