How Do I Install a Bathtub?

Bathtub InstallationBathtub Installation is a rather common topic when it comes to home improvement. People want to have a tub that looks great, functions well, and is easy to clean. A good installation will increase the value of your home, too. Here is some advice about Bathtub Installation:

 

When choosing a company for bathtub installation services, don’t be afraid to ask for references. Ask friends, family, and even do a bit of research on the Internet. See if the company has good customer reviews and look at pictures of previous installations. It’s also important to find out what kind of equipment they use, and whether their work is insured. Many companies offer package deals, so be sure to ask about them.

 

If you’re moving into a new house or simply have purchased an older home, your old bathtub may not be able to be fixed, no matter how much money you spend on a plumbing service. In those situations, the most affordable solution is to grab bars and carpet upholstery and install wall-mounted drain fixtures that attach to the floor drain. The hooks work by wrapping a cable looped around the incoming water, causing the water to be sucked up into a drain hole underneath. These hooks make the installation of grab bars considerably easier, as it doesn’t require much work, and the plumber only has to make one trip to perform the job.

 

When installing a new tub in an older home, or renovating an existing one, many professionals will suggest the purchase of a walk-in bathtub. These units are a relatively recent innovation in tub design and do not have the wide base and wide door that traditional models do. Walk-ins have a wider door (usually three inches wider than the tub’s own door), and a deep seat which allows you to lay back and relax. They also have separate seats for adults and children who can stand and sit safely on the edge, rather than laying on the bottom like some traditional models do.

 

Installing a walk-in bathtub doesn’t require any fancy plumbing skills at all, and many homeowners don’t even know what they are getting when they purchase one of these units. All they need to know is how to install a standard curtain rod in the bathroom, and then they just connect the rod to the drain. A simple shower curtain will be necessary for installation, and usually comes with instructions. Most manufacturers of these units will supply a simple, easy-to-follow walkthrough guide with the purchase, or you can check your local plumbing supply store for more instructions. After installing the new tub, you’ll need to grab the old bathtub and lift and latch the shower curtain so that it properly attaches to the unit.

 

If you’ve never installed one of these units before, it may seem like a lot of work, but this is actually quite straightforward. Bathtub installation isn’t as hard as you might think, especially when you consider that it only requires two people for a job that should take no more than an hour or two to complete. When you call us today, we’ll look at a few different options that you have for installing a walk-in shower, including different kinds of doors, different types of faucets, and more. Our experts can also help you make any other bathroom remodeling decisions that you might need.