We all cut corners sometimes, and occasionally these shortcuts can become bad habits. In fact, whether some bad habits stem from having limited time or a simple distaste for doing certain chores, the end result can be the same – namely, that our little bad habits are damaging some of the most treasured spaces in our homes, such as our bathrooms.
Below, we’ll point out some of common bad habits that you may not even realize are damaging your tub. When you are ready to start reversing this damage and breathe new life into your tub (and bathroom) with tile and/or bathtub refinishing, however, contact Colorado Tub Repair.
Avoid These Things to Avoid Damaging Your Tub
1 – Not rinsing your shower/tub after using it
After showering or bathing, residue (including skin cells, soap scum, etc.) can remain on the walls/sides of your bathtub. Although you may be in a hurry to get on with your process of getting ready, however, taking just a minute or two to rinse off your bathtub/shower can remove this debris and:
- Prevent it from building up on your tubs’ surfaces
- Minimize the longer-term damage that can result from such buildup (such as the deterioration of grout, etc.).
2 – Leaving your bath products on the ledges of tubs
Where do you keep your shampoo, body wash and other shower products you use? If it’s on the ledges of tubs (rather than hanging somewhere that allows the water to drain away), then you are likely causing water to be trapped between the products and the surface of your tub. This can, in turn, accelerate water damage to a tub.
3 – Not regularly cleaning your tub
Do you clean your bathroom on a regular basis? Is cleaning your shower/bathtub a part of this process? If not, then again, you could be slowly damaging your tub, as, similar to first point above, the buildup of debris on tubs’ surfaces will slowly start to eat away at the grout surrounding the tub, as well as the surface of the tub itself.
4 – Using the wrong cleansers on your tub
To properly maintain a tub, it’s not simply enough to clean it regularly, as the types of cleansers used are also important. In fact, if you are using especially abrasive or stringent cleansers on your tub, you could be doing more harm than good, as these cleaners may also be damaging the surface of your tub.
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When remodeling your bathroom and kitchen, one of the important decisions you may have to make is whether to replace or refinish the existing tile. There can, of course, be benefits to both options, but if you don’t know much about tile refinishing, consider the following benefits it can provide.
Benefits of Tile Refinishing
1 – Tile refinishing is easier than replacing tire.
Refinishing doesn’t require that old tile be removed and that new tile be painstakingly laid down. Instead, the existing tile can remain in place, cutting out some of the more complicated/time-consuming steps of tile replacement.
This, in turn, can mean that, while tile replacement can take weeks (or longer), tile refinishing can be done within a matter of days (depending on how much tile in your home needs to be refinished).
2 – It’s cheaper too.
In fact, tile refinishing can save people as much as 70 percent of the cost of tile replacement. This means that you can save a lot more on your remodeling costs, possibly letting you do more things – like buy new fixtures or other hardware/appliances that you may not have otherwise been able to afford.
3 – Tile refinishing is a durable way to update the look of your bathroom and kitchen.
While tile refinishing can give any room a facelift – breathing some new life into a bathroom and/or kitchen, it can also last a long time (as long as, of course, the proper tile maintenance is performed). Specifically, refinished tile can extend the life of tile for as much as 10 to 15 years.
4 – It’s also eco-friendly.
If you opt to refinish your tile, rather than replace it, that’s less damaged tile that will be thrown into landfills. In other words, think of tile refinishing as an effective way to recycle and reuse (rather than replace and throw away).
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Are you considering converting your bathtub into a walk-in tub? Or do you have family members who regularly have accidents getting in and out of a traditional bathtub/shower unit?
If so, here are some facts you should know about walk-in tub conversions.
Walk-In Tub Conversions: Here’s What You Should Know
1 – Walk-in tubs are ideal for those with mobility limitations.
In fact, walk-in tubs eliminate the need to lift one’s leg to have to step over the edge of a tub or shower unit. For those with mobility issues, including people with physical impairments and/or the elderly, this can be crucial to prevent falling accidents and potentially serious injuries.
2 – Walk-in tubs tend to come with anti-slip features.
Another way important feature of walk-in tubs is the anti-slip features they tend to come with. This is because the risk of falling for some people may not end once they are in the tub; moving around and trying to bathe oneself can end up causing people to slip and fall (and this, again, could be very risky to some, especially those who are aging and are more fragile).
Common anti-slip features in walk-in tubs include (but are by no means limited to):
- Textured pads
- Seats within tubs.
3 – Walk-in tubs eliminate the need for potentially dangerous sliding shower doors.
With walk-in tubs, a swinging, sturdy door typically replaces the traditional sliding shower door. This can be essential for people who may lean on these doors for support and stability while bathing (as the sturdy door of a walk-in tub can stand up to some leaning while a sliding shower door usually won’t).
4 – Walk-in tubs can come with fast-draining features.
This, in turn, means that less water ends up on the floor around these tubs, further reducing the risk of dangerous slip and falls for those with mobility issues.
5 – Walk-in tubs can increase the value of a home.
Depending on where your home is situated, replacing a traditional bathtub/shower unit with a walk-in tub may end up adding value to your home. For instance, walk-in tub conversions can be especially appealing (and more valuable) when homes are located near or in retirement communities.
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Are you ready to get a free quote on converting your tub to a walk-in unit? Or are you ready to refinish the tubs and tile in your home? If so, contact us today for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.