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March 31,2022

When to Replace a Bathtub

A bathtub certainly makes for a perfect addition to a bathroom. Apart from improving the look of your bathroom, a bathtub helps you to unwind and relax. Theres nothing that feels better than soaking in a warm bath after a long day at work.

Since your bathtub is one of those fixtures that you use frequently, it is more likely to wear out more quickly than the plumbing fixtures in other rooms. Therefore, youll need to replace your bathtub at some point because it wont last forever.

A damaged, dirty-looking, outdated or worn-out bathtub not only lowers your bathrooms aesthetic appeal, but also makes for an unpleasant bath experience.

In this article, we will walk you through some of the signs its time for a bathtub replacement.

Its Damaged

If your bathtub has huge dents, cracks, or chips, it may be time to replace it. A damaged bathtub can be an eyesore, not to mention creating an uncomfortable and dangerous bathing experience. Furthermore, cracks can lead to leaks. If your bathtub is cracked or dented, be sure to call an affordable plumber to inspect the fixture and determine the severity of the damage. Although replacement is the best option when your bathtub is cracked or dented, small dents and scratches can be fixed through reglazing.

Its Exceed Its Lifespan

With proper care and maintenance, your bathtub can serve you for up 20 years, depending on several factors. If your bathtub is older than 20 years, it may have seen better days and it's best to have it replaced. An old bathtub is more likely to develop cracks dents, scratches, and leaks.

Youre Remodeling

Perhaps you are tired of bathing in an outdated, dreary bathtub, or you are remodeling your entire home to boost its value before selling. Whatever the case, youll want to replace your bathtub when you are remodeling your home, especially if its a major focal point in your bathroom.

Excessive Mold or Mildew

Spots of mold and mildew on your bathtub start off as isolated patches, but they can spread quickly to multiple parts and become a serious problem. Not only does mold and mildew look unsightly; it can also pose a risk for you and your family's health, in addition to hurting your bathroom's curb appeal. If you notice mold and mildew growing in or around your bathtub, it could mean that the finish has eroded or theres a leak somewhere in the bathtub.

As soon as you notice mold and mildew on your bathtub, take immediate action and scrub the surface with a detergent and water, then let it dry completely. If the problem persists, call a nearby plumber to help you replace your bathtub.

Your Bathtub Is Stained

A stained bathtub not only looks terrible, but it can also give you a hard time when it comes to cleaning. Its best to opt for a new tub when your current tub develops unsightly and stubborn stains.

If you notice any of the signs its time to replace your bathtub, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for assistance.

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