Slipping in the bathroom is a danger for kids and adults alike. Even if you don’t have a mobility issue, the slippery porcelain of the tub, soap, and water can combine for a very slick situation. While grab bars and shower mats can help to improve the safety of your bathtub, the best way to make bathtime safer is with a walk-in tub. Walk-in tubs are very common in assisted living facilities, but countless people not in need of extra help could benefit from them as well.
Walk Right In
Walk-in bathtubs allow you to walk directly into the basin of the tub without needing to climb over an edge. There is a small, watertight door that opens into the tub to keep water in when you are actually taking a bath. For added convenience, there is a seat built into the walk-in tub so that you can relax while you bathe. Walk-in tubs offer premium comfort, but they do come with a higher price tag than traditional bathtubs.
Designed Specifically for You
Walk-in tubs are designed for anyone that needs extra assistance staying safe in the bathroom, so they come with many additional features and modifications to meet your personal needs. Some walk-in tubs are designed with narrow entrances that might not work for those with more limited mobility. Other walk-in tubs are designed with a small lip at the bottom that users do need to walk over. For some people, this is too much of an obstacle and not an option. Since there are so many different types of walk-in tubs available, there are countless options for you to choose from to meet your exact needs.
It Takes a Little Extra Patience
Since walk-in tubs require opening a door to enter, you will need to be a little more patient once you are in the bathtub and exiting the bathtub. The tub will need to be completely empty before you can enter or exit, otherwise water will leak all over your floor. Make sure that you choose a walk-in tub with good temperature controls so that you can remain comfortable while filling it up and draining it.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.