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Factors Affecting Portable Tub Installation

More home injuries happen in the bathroom than anywhere else, and among these injuries, the most common location is the bathtub or shower stall. At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, we’re proud to provide products like our portable walk-in bathtub to help lower the risk of these kinds of injuries for seniors and others who require additional help.

If you’re having one of our portable tubs installed, you should be aware that there are a few small factors that might impact the final cost of your installation. Let’s look at these in advance, so you’re prepared for the potential variability of your final bill.

Condition and Accessibility

First off, you have to consider a few of the basics. Will the tub you’re purchasing fit through your existing bathroom door, or will you have to open up part of the wall? Is the new tub much heavier than your old one? If so, floor joints might need to be checked to ensure they can support this new weight. Know that either of these conditions will require a bit of an extra investment from you.

Flooring, Tiles and Other Surroundings

You also may need to replace materials that surround your tub, depending on your bathroom. These may include flooring and tiles – your new tub could be a different shape and size than the one that was previously there, or there may be design or blending issues to consider. You also have to ensure that you can retain a watertight seal to prevent leaking issues.

Location and Condition of Plumbing

If you’re doing a full remodel of your bathroom and relocating plumbing, this will incur an additional cost. On the other hand, you’ll spend much less if you’re simply swapping out your old tub for one of our new ones. We set up our tubs to work with your existing plumbing connections, so there’s as little hassle as possible.

For more on anticipating additional installation costs, or to find out information about any of our portable tubs, speak to the pros at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.