For many homeowners, the bath is a place of total relaxation. However, over time your bathtub can become worn, chipped, stained, scratched, or get damaged by harsh bathroom cleaners. When your bathtub is damaged, it becomes a breeding ground for germs and dirt. If allowed to fester, those germs could create the perfect environment for organisms such as mold, which can be harmful to your health.
There are a few signs that indicate that homeowners need to get their bathtub repaired. If you notice puddles of water forming each time you take a bath, it’s likely a sign of a leak. Even a small crack in the tub or faucet can cause significant damage, or raise the price of your water bill. Discolored spots on the tub can be a sign or mold or mildew, which can also hide in the wall behind the caulking around your tub. If you are unable to remove stains even after a deep cleaning, it may be a sign that there is a build up of bacteria in your tub. Look for erosion around the faucet or drain, as it may be a sign that water is running where it should not.
Refinishing your bathtub can make your tub look like new by removing cracks and blemishes, and a resurfaced bathtub can add new color to an outdated look. Bathtub refinishing professionals will work on-site in your bathroom to repair, prime, seal, and repaint your tub. Most types of tubs can be refinished, such as porcelain, fiberglass, and even old cast-iron tubs.
If your tub is beyond repair, you may want to consider bathtub replacement. While replacing a bathtub may be a more costly solution, it will significantly decrease your total bathtub repair cost. A new bathtub can also cut down cleaning costs, and can be the perfect way to add a contemporary touch to your bathroom.