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Understanding When You Should Consider a Tub Replacement

April 29th, 2022

For many of us, a bathtub is a place to retreat from the world and forget about our daily problems. It is a place to get relief from stress and enjoy quiet self-reflection. Yet, if your bathtub is in poor condition, you may not find the peace you’re looking for.

Here we’ll discuss some of the top signs it’s time to replace your tub. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, contact the professionals at Guaranteed Plumbing and Heating for a tub replacement and reclaim your escape!

Unsightly Mold and Mildew

It’s not uncommon for mold and mildew to start growing in a bathtub, especially if it hasn’t been cleaned in a while. Yet, if you find yourself constantly reaching for the scrub brush, it could be an indication that the finish has pitted and the tub needs to be replaced. Mold and mildew will take advantage of micro-pitting and will spread wherever they can take hold. You’ll also find it harder and harder to remove, which leads to additional abrasions in the finish continuing the cycle.

Water Stains

While not as nasty as mold and mildew, water stains are unattractive and can put a damper on your bathtub. Most stains should come out with a typical bathroom cleaner and a little scrubbing. Still, if the stains keep coming back and become more noticeable, it may be time to consider a tub replacement.

Cracking

Several factors can cause cracks in a bathtub. One of the most common causes of cracking is advanced age. Cracking eventually leads to as well, which can cause significant damage to your bathroom and the structure of a home. To avoid a severe water leak in the future, consider having your bathtub replaced if cracking is apparent.

Leaking

There are many reasons for a tub to begin leaking. As previously mentioned, cracking can develop into leaks, and other issues can cause water to pool during or after a bath. Since water can cause serious problems in the home, contact a professional to examine the issue if you think your bathtub is leaking.

Inability to Access the Tub

Whether it’s due to getting older or another health reason, if you’ve lost the ability to get in and out of the tub safely, then it’s definitely time to consider a tub replacement. Your tub should be a place of relaxation and peace. If you can no longer use your tub due to a mobility issue, there are many new styles that can accommodate your circumstances. Whether you opt for a walk-in tub or another type, getting an accessible tub replacement will give you peace of mind while bathing.

Bathroom Renovations

It goes without saying, if you’re planning to have your bathroom remodeled, then the bathtub should be on the list as well. Whether you’re undergoing a minor renovation or an extensive remodeling project, having a brand new tub is a great way to put the finishing touch on the look of your new bathroom.

Guaranteed Plumbing and Heating: Your Source for High-Quality Tub Replacements

Whatever reason you have for considering a tub replacement, reach out to Guaranteed Plumbing and Heating. We offer premier bathroom remodeling in Philadelphia and are a leading provider of emergency plumbing in Philadelphia as well. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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