Things to Know Before Replacing a Bathtub in Your Home

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Whether you want to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom or you simply want to add function, bathtub replacement projects require meticulous planning. Regardless of how short or long your bathtub replacement project is, it’s not a DIY project. The process involves critical details like removing pipes, flooring, walls, and fittings.

If you need a proper bathtub replacement, you need to get the right professional to do it for you, and who else can do it better in the greater Sacramento area than Ace Plumbing Heating and Air conditioning? This article will share tips for replacing a bathtub to help you be a better planner in your bathtub replacement project.

When is it Time To Replace a Tub?

If you have an old bathtub, you’re probably replacing it due to stains, cracks, or rust. However, not all people replace bathtubs due to old age. Some of our clients want to replace their bathtubs for other reasons, such as:

· Leaks: Poorly installed or damaged tubs can cause leaks, which can be frustrating. While our expert team of plumbers may be able to fix the leak, the damage done to the plumbing system may require a replacement.

· Value: If you’re planning to sell your home soon, an old cracked bathtub isn’t what you want your potential customers to see. On the other hand, you want to make more money from the sale. A new bathtub can help achieve the target amount you want as it helps improve your bathroom’s overall look and feel.

· Function: When your lifestyle needs change, you may want to replace a tub to help you with your bathing needs. For instance, a tub with support makes it easier to get in and out of the tub.

What’s the Best Size for You (Standard Size)

Measurements are vital when it comes to bathroom renovation. You need to have precise measurements to avoid getting the wrong fixture size. You can rely on Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning to assess and measure the size of your space and recommend the best shower or bathtub for your needs. We also follow the California building and plumbing codes.

Materials To Consider

Bathtubs come in different designs, sizes, and materials. What you choose determines the amount of money you’ll pay. The most common material options available today include:

  • Fiberglass
  • Enameled steel
  • Acrylic
  • Marble
  • Ceramic
  • Cast iron

How to Replace a Bathtub?

Your first step is getting people to install the bathtub for you. Ace Plumbers have a reputation for delivering exactly what you want. We can remove the old tub safely and dispose or keep it where you want. Sometimes, we may need to break the tub into small pieces. Our plumbers will securely attach the tub to the wall and attach other plumbing fixtures, faucets, drains, and overflows. We seal the drain tightly with silicone or putty to prevent leaking.

Your Greater Sacramento Bathtub Replacements Experts

Need to replace your bathtub soon? Our friendly plumbers at Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning can help you decide the best way to replace it and deliver the right results. Contact us today to discuss your project and start the journey of getting your dream tub!