Is It Time to Replace Your Bathtub? Telltale Signs That It’s Time For a New Bathtub…

A nice, clean, usable bath is a top selling feature of a home. Why? Because there is nothing like soaking in a hot bath at the end of a hard day. Add a little music and a scented candle, and your stress melts away. Rejuvenation from relaxation is an experience that people consider luxurious. However, if your tub is cosmetically not in the best shape, or completely unusable, you may tend to forego the indulgence. If your tub has any of the following characteristics, it’s time to consider replacing it.

Does Your Bathtub Leak?

If so, the leak is often a difficult problem to fix. If you’ve noticed mold and mildew growth in the tub, you should first check to see if there’s a leak. Fill your tub with water and plug the drain. Over several hours, check to see if the water level is reduced. If you can hear the water draining when you listen closely, it may be a sign of a leak. Although repairing a leaky tub is more economical, it might not fix the problem permanently. Replacing the tub is a solution that costs more initially, but in the long run it ends up being cheaper than paying for repeated repairs.

Do You Have Mold and Mildew?

If you have a lot of mold and mildew buildup in your tub, it’s time to get a new one. It’s just not worth the health risk. While the buildup makes the tub look uninviting, it can also cause health issues such as respiratory problems, allergies, nervous system issues, and depression. If the mold and mildew is a big issue, you should act immediately so you and your family don’t experience health complications. Choose a tub that’s made of materials that protect against mold and mildew growth.

Do You Have a Difficult Time Getting In and Out of Your Bathtub?

If so, you may want to replace your traditional tub with a newer model that is more accessible. A walk-in tub may suit your needs as it allows for more independence and is visually appealing. Other custom features include an ADA-compliant bar for stability and jets that provide relief to sore muscles.

Does Your Tub Have Certain Stains That Not Only Look Bad But May Contain Certain Germs?

If scrubbing and sanitizing your tub doesn’t get rid of the unattractive stains, then it’s time to replace. After all, the tub is your place to escape and recharge!

American Bath has a lot of experience designing and installing bathrooms on time and on budget! A great designer and remodeler can help you find the best way to make concessions and find alternatives to keep your new Bathroom remodeling project affordable for your family!

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American Bath has been creating beautiful bathrooms and smiling customers around Maryland since 1989. We specialize only in remodeling bathrooms and are highly experienced, attentive, licensed, bonded, and insured. We offer you the option to purchase all or some of your bathroom fixtures from wherever you choose. Since we don’t need a company showroom, inventory, or warehouse, we can keep our overhead low and pass the substantial savings onto you!
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