Over the years since their invention and rise to prominence, and especially in the last decade or so, walk-in bathtubs have increased significantly in popularity. This means more information about them is out in the world than previously, and sadly this has led to a few common misconceptions cropping up about walk-in tubs and their features.
At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, we’re happy to debunk any of the myths surrounding our portable hydrotherapy walk-in tubs. Many such misconceptions may have arisen due to substandard tubs manufactured by other companies; we offer only the highest-quality materials and tub manufacturing services, ensuring you get only the best final product. In this two-part blog series, we’ll set the record straight on several silly myths that have cropped up regarding walk-in tubs over the years.
Maybe the most common misconception regarding walk-in tubs is that they cause all sorts of leaking issues in the bathroom due to trouble with the seals on their doors. This would naturally be a large concern if it were true – water leaking out onto the floor in the bathroom presents an immediate hazard to seniors or those with mobility issues, increasing the risk of falls significantly.
Luckily, there is no truth to this myth when you’re dealing with quality tub manufacturers like ours. All our doors are completely airtight, meaning water cannot escape. Furthermore, doors are made to open inward in nearly all cases, further decreasing leaking risks. We back up our sealing technology with our detailed warranty, ensuring you will be covered even if there’s an extremely rare defect.
Another common myth surrounding walk-in tubs is the idea that they’re very difficult to clean. Some assume their additional hydrotherapy and other features make them more laborious to clean and maintain than standard bathtubs, but this is not the case.
Our tubs come with a composite surface that cleans easily and doesn’t require heavy scrubbing. They also have an antimicrobial gelcoat, which keeps them free of contamination and helps them last longer than other tub materials. You will not require any special materials or elbow grease to clean a walk-in tub.
If variety is a priority for you, you’re on the right track with walk-in tubs. Anyone telling you they’re only available in a single style or format simply hasn’t spent time in this industry, which contains numerous different walk-in tub features and combinations to meet the needs of each individual user. If you’re looking to find a tub with specific dimensions or features to match a current bathroom setup, this will not be an issue whatsoever.
For more on debunking myths surrounding walk-in bathtubs, or to learn about any of our portable walk-in tub services, speak to the staff at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.