Choosing a walk-in bathtub for yourself or a loved one is a decision you won’t regret. In addition to the number of health benefits associated with a warm, sit down bath, there is a renewed sense of well being and independence, allowing the user to remain in their home and bathe unassisted. Walk-in tubs are designed to fit in place of your existing conventional tub, eliminating the need for extensive remodeling, although certain modifications may need to be made.
The professionals at Re-Bath & More are highly-trained and experienced in the installation of walk-in tubs and will treat your home with the utmost in care and respect. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation or to learn more about the benefits of a walk-in bathtub.
Why Choose A Walk-In Bathtub?
Whether due to age, disability, or injury, a loss of balance or mobility can prevent an individual from bathing in a standard bathtub. In addition to the range of motion required to step over the edge of the tub, which is often 15 inches or more in height, the user must be able to replicate the action of lowering themselves to a seated position and get back up again. With a walk-in bathtub, these obstacles are eliminated, with a low threshold of 3 to 5 inches, raised seating, grab bars, and slip-resistant flooring prevent slips or falls, and provide an increased sense of security.
Benefits of a Walk-In Tub
Easy access isn’t the only benefit of a walk-in bathtub—there are a significant number of physical and psychological benefits as well.
- Hydrotherapy. Fast flowing water has been used for centuries to treat and relieve ailments, such as joint discomfort and arthritis. Circulation is improved and a greater range of motion and sense of freedom can all be had from the safety and comfort of your walk-in tub.
- Air therapy. The minuscule bubbles, produced from concentrated air therapy, reach deep in to pores for a deeper clean, helping to detoxify the body and improve circulation.
- Massage. Jets can be positioned to concentrate on areas where tension is increased and the resulting massage action used to relieve pressure and stress.
- Improved hygiene. When assistance is required, bathing may be limited to a few times per week and limited range of motion can prevent the user from cleaning hard to reach places. With a walk-in tub, you can bathe as often as you like, cleaning your entire body.
Re-Bath & More Installation Process
After your initial, in-home consultation with one of experienced team members, the installation process begins, scheduling a time that is convenient for you. Installation can take anywhere from two to five days, depending on the style of tub you choose and the scope of modifications needed to your existing space to accommodate the new tub.
Your old tub will be carefully removed and our team of experts will ensure no damage is incurred to your walls, flooring, cabinets, or fixtures during this process. Your tub will either be discarded or recycled and modifications will begin to prepare for the new installation.
Your walk-in tub will be tested for leaks and operation prior to installation and if it’s found to be free of leakage or defects, the installation process will be completed.
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To view our full line of walk-in bathtubs, be sure to visit our showroom, for even more inspiration and design ideas. Schedule your free in-home consultation today, by calling Re-Bath & More at 717-208-2482, or contact us online.