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    Everything You Need to Know about Walk-In Tub Installation

    Walk in Tubs

    Written By: Brandi Vun

    June 7, 2021

    Owning a walk-in tub is a process that begins with knowing that you need one, and ends with you relaxing comfortably and safely in your new tub. But in between those 2 points, you need to consider many steps and countless things to ensure you get the right tub from the right company and installed properly. This article will provide you with all the information you need regarding installing walk-in bathtubs for seniors.

    The Cost of Installation

    When you’re shopping for a walk-in tub, it’s important to pay attention to whether or not installation is included in the cost. Many companies sell only the product itself; they’ll deliver the tub to your house, but you are then responsible for finding a reliable contractor and paying them their fees to get that tub installed. Those costs can vary from one contractor to another.

    We try to make things as simple and easy for our customers as possible, which is why we include the cost of basic installation in every tub’s price. It makes it much easier for you to calculate the total cost of getting to that end goal: you enjoying your walk-in tub.

    Factors Impacting Installation Cost

    While we include basic installation cost in our tubs’ prices, certain factors can add to that cost. When we say a “basic installation,” we mean the simple process of removing your existing tub and placing the new walk-in tub in the tub’s cutout, then hooking up the plumbing. So long as your walk-in tub fits into this space without complications, you don’t have to worry about increased costs.

    But if any of the following issues arise, there may be added fees to account for the additional labor:

    • Rerouting plumbing
    • New drain locations
    • Unexpected repairs
    • New flooring and tiling
    • Removing other bathroom fixtures

    Our reliable installers will openly discuss any potential complications they notice at the installation time, and we maintain complete transparency in our costs.

    Installation Turnaround Time

    Nobody wants their home to be torn up for weeks at a time. But the good news is that installing a walk-in tub is fast, easy, and requires minimal construction. As described above, a basic installation (without other renovations or complications) involves swapping your old tub out for your new one. With our reliable installers, this can be done in a single afternoon, and you can begin enjoying your new walk-in tub that very day!

    Of course, the same potential issues above that can increase installation cost can also increase the installation time. It’s a good idea to double-check that your new tub will fit into your existing tub cutout so that you can avoid these issues.

    If you would like to learn more about our trusted installers, prices, or products, we invite you to reach out to us at Safe Step Tub today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the best walk-in tubs for your mobility needs, budget, and space.

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