Bathtub Replacement: Planning the Job

Signs that indicate that you require a bathtub replacement vary, but may be centered around leaks, cracks, discoloration, chipping, and darkening. If your bathtub isn’t leaking, inaccessible, or otherwise causing discomfort, it’s best that you contact a professional plumbing service company that will replace your issue with one of their products. This can eliminate costly repairs and avoid a messy mold build-up. In addition, it’s important to note that most leaks come from inside, so hiring a plumber to inspect your home for leaks will ensure that your plumber can install a new leak-proof pipe inside your bathtub. This prevents future problems that can arise as a result of faulty installation.

If your Portland bathtub replacement needs to be due to a crack, break, crack, or other damage, there are several options available to fix the problem. The most common and effective solution is a Portland bathtub repair kit. These kits typically contain everything you’ll need to repair your Portland bathtub including: an epoxy curing liner, a bonding agent, sealant/mosaic covering, a durable fixing tape, and some helpful tools like a screwdriver, a wrench, and a knife. These solutions are effective, and if done by a skilled professional, they shouldn’t require any further assistance to complete. However, if you’re inexperienced and wish to tackle the task on your own, it’s a good idea to consult a reliable guide that will give you the basic steps to repairing your Portland tub.

There are many other reasons why you may require a bathtub replacement, however. Some of the more common issues include: a crack in the tub wall, fading of the color over time, a leak, discoloring of the surface, hard water build-up, and poor sealing. To address these issues, it is important that you choose a durable, leak proof, and waterproof material for your new bathtub replacement. While it is a good idea to choose a durable, waterproof material like acrylic when bathtub replacement is due to a crack or a dent in the bathtub wall, it is also wise to consider using a durable sealant and other waterproofing products like a waterproof liner.

A Portland bathtub replacement is much cheaper than replacing an entire bathroom, so if you’re having a bathroom remodel, it may be a cheaper option to just replace the old bathtub instead of the entire bathroom. Also, if you don’t have the money to completely gut and redo your bathroom, a bathtub replacement may be the more affordable route. Bathtubs are very easy to clean, especially now that high-tech cleaning products are on the market. In addition, because Portland tiles are so durable, stains and other marks are easily removed.

If you’re replacing an old bathtub with a new one, you should also consider how you’re going to enclose the shower area in the new bathtub. Many people choose to use a shower curtain as an enclosure, which is a good choice if you’re hoping to conserve space and stay in budget. Many Portland shower curtains also come with a bottom tray to place over the floor of the tub. This tray can be slid out of the way for cleaning or rolled back in to keep water from pooling around the edges of the shower. If you are installing a new shower, however, it’s usually a good idea to buy a slip-resistant mat to go along with the shower curtain. Having a slip resistant mat will prevent slips and will keep the shower curtain from becoming a wet mess on the floor.

Once you’ve replaced your bathtub replacement with a new one or are installing a new shower enclosure, it’s a good idea to line the surrounding walls with a damp proof, waterproof liner. The liner will help keep water away from the walls of the enclosure, as well as prevent the mold and mildew from growing behind the liner. Liners can be purchased in a variety of finishes and styles to match existing tub fixtures, or you can design your own with the bathtub replacement shower curtain as the base. Be sure to check with the manufacturer or contractor you’re working with to ensure that the liner fits securely and is of the right type for your installation.