7 Signs That It May Be Time For A Bathtub Replacement

It can be difficult to know when it’s actually time to get a bathtub replacement at your house in Northern Utah!

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The bathtubs within your home may be one of your most durable plumbing fixtures, but over time a bathtub replacement will be inevitable. There are many reasons why your tub might need to be replaced, and many replacement causes will be rooted in the actual material of your tub.

The Beehive Plumbing specialists have supported countless homes throughout Northern Utah when it comes to bathtub replacement, so we know all too well what warning signs you should be on the lookout for.

Below are 7 signs that it may be time for a bathtub replacement, and always feel free to contact us online to let us know what’s currently going on with your tub!

1. Chipped

Although even the tiniest chips may not seem like that big of a deal, bathtub chips can eventually lead to larger cracks. When you have a chip in your tub, it’s a clear indication that the moisture barrier has been eliminated. This makes your tub prone to leaks, rusting and a whole bunch of serious issues.

2. Leaks

Leaks are always a serious issue when it comes to your bathtub, and this is primarily because of the increased chances for mold development and other structural damages. One way to know if your tub has a leak is to fill it up and then plug it, and then come back a few hours later to see if the water levels have decreased.

But no matter what a tub leak will require the experience of a Master Plumber!

3. Cleaning Difficulties

Does your bathtub consistently look dull and have stains that are rather difficult to remove? A lot of homeowners don’t realize this, but over time your tub’s finish will wear off and make it always look really dirty. This dirty appearance is primarily caused by the increased porous nature of the tub due to its lack of a protective finish.

This lack of finish will subsequently lead to germs, dirt and all sorts of bacteria seeping into your tub!

4. Mold Issues

Mildew and mold have a gross appearance, but they’re also very harmful from a health standpoint. Mold is a type of fungus that develops all sorts of structural damages throughout a property, and it can also lead to respiratory issues, migraines, allergies and many other health effects.

Even if you never use the tub that has a mold issue, you can still be impacted by the mold development!

5. Stains

Bathtubs are naturally going to be exposed to moisture on a regular basis, which subsequently can lead to mold and bacteria collecting throughout your tub area. A lot of households throughout Northern Utah suffer from hard water, which is known for producing soap scum throughout a tub. As we mentioned earlier, your tub’s finish can potentially wear off; which means that your tub can be permanently stained once grime and other dirt are introduced.

One way to avoid the harmful effects of hard water at your home is to invest in a water softener.

6. Your Tub’s Color Is Out Of Date

Back in the 60s and 70s, brightly colored bathtubs were all the rage. A lot of homeowners today aren’t interested in having this type of tub color in their home, which is why a lot of people will get a bathtub replacement simply for aesthetic purposes.

7. Accessibility/Comfort Issues

If your tub is too small or is simply not that comfortable, then it’s likely that you’ll be interested in obtaining a bathtub replacement to improve your tub experiences. We all want to enjoy our bath/shower time, and a lot of tubs simply aren’t shaped or constructed in reasonable ways.

That’s why a lack of overall functionality is a leading reason why many people get bathtub replacements.

Reach Out To The Master Plumbers At Beehive Plumbing To Learn More About Our Bathtub Replacement Services

Beehive Plumbing has supported many homes in Northern Utah with bathtub replacements, and we’ll be more than happy to provide you and your home with a brand new tub that meets your unique needs.

Reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to get in touch with our plumbing experts and let us know what’s currently going on with your bathtub!  

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