When Is It Time To Replace Your Bathtub?

Nothing feels better than relaxing in a bathtub after a long, tiring day. It’s where you can indulge in some wine, read your favorite book and enjoy peace and quiet. Some people might also use their bathtub for various therapeutic purposes, for example, to relieve aching joints or to give a sponge bath to lower the temperature of a sick child. A nice, clean and functional bathtub also adds value to any home and brings up the value of the property since it provides a luxurious experience.

However, if your bathtub does not provide a comforting and relaxing experience, then it may be time you consider a replacement.

It Looks Outdated

If you use your bathtub frequently then changes are that it will be repeatedly exposed to cleaning detergents that can result in the discoloration of the bathtub or damage it completely. If your bathtub no longer provides an enjoyable experience and looks outdated, it can ruin your bathrooms aesthetic. A small bathtub can make your experience quite unpleasant every time you take a bath. Although repainting and reglazing are some options you can consider, it still won’t make it look as good as new or solve the issue with its size. You can look for a new bathtub that offers agreeable space and other features that guarantee a pleasant and comfortable experience.

It Has Stubborn Stains

If you have tried to remove the stains in your bathtub with multiple different cleaning chemicals and there has still been no significant improvement in its appearance, then it is time you replace your bathtub. Stains from soap scum, scale, and fungus not only ruin the look of your tub but can also be harmful to your health as bacteria can breed there. Hard water used by residents in the Edmonton area also causes unsightly stains inside your tub. If you find it difficult to keep your bathtub clean, then having it replaced is a good option. You can choose from the various designs available in the market to replace your bathtub, according to your style and preferences.

Needs Excessive Repairs

Calling a plumber to fix a leak in your bathtub or other issue with its plumbing is not an ideal situation, especially if you are a working individual. Finding time to stay home to solve these issues is a hassle and the cost of repeated repairs builds up to a large amount. The best option is to get your bathtub replaced as it will solve the issue at hand and prevent it from recurring in the future as well. It may seem expensive to buy a new replacement bathtub, but you can save a lot more in the long term as it will save you the trouble of repairs or reglazing etc. Major issues such as chips, cracks, and holes are another problem that you can avoid by getting a replacement, saving both your money and time.

Heavy Mold Infestation

Mold grows well in humid and moist areas such as your bathroom. It can make your bathtub look dirty and pose significant health risks. Any leak with your plumbing will be followed by mold and fungi that can become visible in your bathtub and sink. You should find where the leak is and fix it, but if the mold keeps regrowing then you should get the bathtub replaced.

Comfort And Safety Issue

Bathtubs have a wide range of designs and features aimed to meet the needs of every homeowner. If you are looking to remodel your home for an elderly or disabled user, you should consider a bathtub replacement. Most people with special needs find it difficult to maintain their balance. Your physical strength deteriorates as your age progresses. Therefore, normal bathtubs can pose a significant threat of slipping and falling. If you are remodeling an accessible bathroom, it is ideal that you replace your normal bathtub with a walk-in one to avoid the need to climb in.

A clean and functional bathtub is a desirable feature as it makes your house look more attractive and increases your safety. You no longer have to worry about fungus, mold, other issues related to faulty plumbing. However, it is important that you hire a professional residential plumber to install it and prevent any future problems.

If you have a plumbing emergency on your hands or need to get your old bathtub replaced, Dunn Rite Plumbing’s expert plumbers can help you out. Visit our website or call us today for quick plumbing repairs, inspection, or replacement projects.