Walk-in tubs are a popular choice for those looking for a safer and more accessible bathing experience. However, like any other home appliance, they require proper maintenance in order to function properly and safely.
One of the most important aspects of maintaining your walk-in tub is regular cleaning. This includes wiping down the exterior of the tub, cleaning the jets and faucet, and ensuring that any mold or mildew is removed. According to the National Aging in Place Council, “Regular cleaning and maintenance of walk-in tubs is essential for maintaining their function, appearance, and safety.”
Another important aspect of maintaining your walk-in tub is regular inspections. This includes checking for leaks, cracks, and other damage, as well as ensuring that all of the tub’s components are working properly. “Regular inspections can help you identify small problems before they turn into major repairs,” says Michael L. Verchot, President of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.
In addition to regular cleaning and inspections, it is also important to have your walk-in tub serviced by a professional on a regular basis. This includes having the tub’s seals and gaskets checked and replaced if necessary, as well as having the tub’s drain and overflow systems checked. “Regular professional maintenance is crucial for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of your walk-in tub,” says John V. Petros, Vice President of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.
Proper maintenance of your walk-in tub is also important for maintaining its warranty. Many manufacturers require regular maintenance in order for the warranty to remain valid. Failing to properly maintain your walk-in tub may void its warranty, leaving you responsible for any repairs or replacements that may be needed.
In conclusion, proper maintenance of your walk-in tub is essential for ensuring its safe and efficient operation, as well as maintaining its appearance and warranty. Regular cleaning, inspections, and professional maintenance can help prolong the life of your walk-in tub and ensure that it remains a safe and accessible bathing option for you and your loved ones.
At Safe Step, we design our walk-in tubs and showers with you in mind. For a free consultation to see how we can help you feel better, stay safer, and get back to enjoying life with confidence, give us a call at (888) 746-1715 today.
- National Aging in Place Council – “The Importance of Regular Walk-In Tub Maintenance”
- International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials – “Regular Walk-In Tub Inspections”
American Society of Plumbing Engineers – “The Importance of Professional Walk-In Tub Maintenance”