Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Walk-In Bathtub

Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Walk-In Bathtub

17 January 2023
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Walk-in tubs are primarily designed for people who have limited mobility. These bathtubs have a low-entry threshold allowing you to bathe in privacy without assistance. When shopping for a walk-in bathtub, avoid the following mistakes.

Wrong Measurements

When choosing a walk-in bathtub, measure the seat width and soaking depth. To find the appropriate seat width, measure your body's widest point. The seat width should be wider than the bather.

The greater the soaking depth, the more water you will require to fill it. Many people want their bodies to be fully submerged in water. Taller bathers prefer a deep soaker walk-in tub. Choose a bathtub based on a soaking depth that suits you.

Ignoring Water Quality

A walk-in bathtub can be damaged quickly if you don't check the water quality. Failing to check the water quality leads to issues like mucky or cloudy water. Before installing the bathtub, test the water hardness and chlorine levels. Additionally, you should test your water pH and dissolved oxygen levels. Consult a professional to help you choose the appropriate bathtub based on the water quality in your home. 

Buying a Tub Without a Warranty

When buying a walk-in tub, ask whether the supplier offers a warranty. Purchasing a tub without a warranty is a huge risk. You will have to pay for repairs or replacements if something goes wrong with the tub.

The door seal is one of the most typical problems with residential walk-in bathtubs. When the door seal fails, the home walk-in bathtub is worthless and should be replaced. To protect yourself against these occurrences, ensure your supplier offers a warranty on their products.

Failing to Replace Your Water Heater

Since walk-in tubs are bigger than conventional bathtubs, more water is required to fill them. With a standard water heater, you will have to wait for some time before the tub is full. Also, by the time the tub is full, the water will be cold.

When buying a walk-in tub, consider investing in a powerful water heater. This will ensure the water temperature is comfortable and the bathtub fills up quickly. If you fail to factor in a water heater in your budget, you will end up buying a lower-quality walk-in tub.

In Closing

There are many important factors to consider when buying a walk-in bathroom tub, from measurements to the importance of a water heater. For more information, contact a bathroom fixtures contractor near you.