Bathtub Installation and Maintenance in Toronto & GTA
Everyone needs a shower, and on particularly long days, some me-time and pampering through a long, relaxing bath. But did you know that your precious bath salts and luxurious body wash can clog the bathtub drain?
It’s good to keep the tub clean and free of soap and shampoo gunk, as well as pesky waste items like loose hair strands. But when there’s too much buildup in the drain, a weekly sweep might not be enough. This is when you start noticing slow drainage and water pooling when the tap is running. It’s time to call a professional plumber for a tub repair or a new installation.
Professional Bathtub Installation
Just like any household fixture, bathtubs are also prone to wear-and-tear. From cracks and scratches to worn down waterproofing, growing mould, and clogged drains, the tub needs proper cleaning and maintenance. In the case of ageing fixtures and severe, long-term damage, you could benefit more from a tub installation.
At Drain King Plumbers, our certified plumbing technicians are expertly trained and equipped with the latest tools to install tubs properly, the first time. We help you avoid the nightmare of improperly installed tubs, such as leaks that damage the walls and floors, and even cause mould and other bacteria to grow as a result of the moisture.
We also install custom bathtubs so that you can get the best shower and pampering session with every use. Our plumbing experts help you find the right tub for your needs, whether it’s designed with a unique shape or increased depth for increased comfort. With our fast and seamless tub installation process, we can restore your washroom to optimal function, eliminating clogged drains, mould, moisture, and fixture damage.
When do I need a new bathtub?
Every homeowner wants to make smart choices about their home. You don’t want to be replacing fixtures all the time, as this can quickly become expensive and inconvenient to your schedule. That’s why it’s important to choose the most durable fixtures that you need every day, including the bathtub.
But not all bathtubs were made the same — over time, these can become damaged, whether due to wear-and-tear or poor installation. Keep an eye out for most common signs that you need to call a plumber for a professional tub installation:
Cracks or scratches in the porcelain, which worsen in sharpness or roughness over time and cause injuries
Leaks, rusting, and cracked pipes which indicate water damage or drainage issues that can result in flooding
Clogged drains as a result of loose hair, soap and shampoo residue, and other residues that build up and block the flow of waste, resulting in slow drainage and backup
Areas on the tub surface with cracked caulking and waterproofing, which can cause mould buildup and further water damage as a result of the moisture.
Do you see cracks and chips on your bathtub? Depending on their size, you might not have to put up with the unexpected cost of a full replacement just yet. If the crack or chip is small, or it’s just some broken caulking, our plumbers can patch these up to restore your bathtub’s aesthetic appeal while maintaining maximum functionality. We’ll only recommend a new tub installation if the damage is too big to repair, so you won’t have to spend on a new fixture before you’re ready to.
Just like any appliance or fixture, it’s important to take care of your bathtub and maintain its optimal function for longer. After all, a working bathtub is an investment in both your personal hygiene and comfort. That’s why our professional plumbers offer preventative bathtub maintenance, so we can check for signs of damage like mould, stains, and drainage issues, and prevent them from getting worse — and costing more to repair.
On your own, there are also a few things you can do with every shower or as part of your cleaning routine:
Remove dirt and mineral deposits to prevent damaging the porcelain seal and treating it periodically to preserve its coating
Rinsing away dirt, debris, and soap or shampoo suds after every shower
Cleaning the shower drain and fixtures like the faucet and showerhead to remove built-up minerals and debris that cause clogging.
To learn more about our tub installation and maintenance services, call Drain King Plumbers at 833 983 5301 or contact us here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical cost of installing a bathtub in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)?
The cost of bathtub installation in Toronto and the GTA can vary widely depending on factors like the type of bathtub, location, and additional features. On average, expect to pay between $800 and $2,500 for installation, including labor and materials.
Do I need a permit for bathtub installation in Toronto and the GTA?
In most cases, you won’t need a permit for replacing an existing bathtub. However, if you’re making structural changes or adding a new bathroom, you may require permits. It’s best to check with your local municipal office for specific regulations.
How do I prepare my bathtub for installation?
To prepare your bathtub for installation, clear the workspace, ensure plumbing connections are ready, level the floor, and verify that the area meets local building codes and regulations.
How long does bathtub installation take?
Bathtub installation typically takes 1 to 2 days, though it can vary based on factors like the complexity of the installation and any necessary plumbing or electrical work.
How much space do you need to install a bathtub?
The space required to install a bathtub varies, but a standard alcove tub typically needs at least 60 inches (152 cm) in length and 30 inches (76 cm) in width.
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