So, you’re finally tired of dealing with that old worn-out tub and you’re ready to get the bathroom that you’ve always wanted. The real questions is whether your bathroom just needs a quick facelift with a simple repair, or if more extensive construction is needed with a full bath replacement?
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always easy. You could save a little money by choosing a repair, but if your tub or shower area is harboring mold, you could be risking your family’s health without a replacement tub. How do you know which one to choose?
Reasons to Choose a Repair
Bath repairs are popular among homeowners for a couple of reasons. First, they’re more affordable. A liner is custom fit to your tub and sealed in place. Some companies can even complete the installation process in as little as a day.
Repairs also require less construction. You don’t have to worry about tearing out your old tub and lugging it to the curb. A simple repair takes less time, so you don’t have to worry about going without your bathroom for days or even weeks at a time.
Essentially, a repair is a good idea if you’re on a strict budget and if you have an existing high-quality tub that could just use a little facelift.
Reasons to Replace Your Tub
Leaks are most likely to occur in the bathroom, and where there is a leak, there’s likely to be mold. This is especially the case in South Florida where the warm, humid temperatures can encourage mold to grow more rapidly. If you choose a simple repair or a liner, you could continue to harbor harmful mold and mildew in your home that can have devastating consequences on your family’s health. For this reason alone, the best remodelers will often recommend a replacement.
Even if you’re confident that your tub isn’t harboring secret mold, you may want to replace your bathtub anyway because of the bathtub itself. A liner can’t increase the quality or durability of your current tub—it only covers it up. If your bathtub is low-quality or if it’s compromised in anyway, a full replacement will be needed.
Bath Replacement Experts at Bathroom Pros Can Ease the Process
Bathroom remodeling projects are always more complicated than they initially seem. With such an important decision to make, it’s vital that you ask for advice.
Our bathroom remodeler would be happy to visit your home and provide you with their expert recommendation! Just fill out our online form or give us a call and we can schedule an in-home estimate.