Over time, bathtubs and showers will need to be replaced. The faucets may start leaking, and the interior may become dingy no matter how hard you try to scrub it. In bathtubs, this is due to the outer layer of glazing being wiped off as a result of years of using hard chemicals and abrasives to clean soap scum from the tub. Although a bathtub can be re-glazed, many homeowners opt to install a new unit for a more modern look. To get started with your shower or tub installation, contact our technicians for service in Reading and surrounding areas in Berks County.
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What are Other Signs You Need to Replace Your Shower or Tub?
After years of service, many of the faucets in a shower or a bathtub will leak. The leak usually starts out as a trickle and eventually gets worse. There are a series of rubber seals that are inside of a faucet that typically prevent water from leaking out from unwanted areas. After extended use, these seals start to break down, allowing the water to seep out from between the old seal and the other components of the faucet. This then results in a leak.
Although it may seem like a minor inconvenience, a small leak can quickly become a major problem if it is in an area that is close to drywall. The drywall can become saturated with water and promote mold growth.
Showers are also susceptible to leaks. The seals that are in shower heads can become brittle and allow water to flow past them, creating a leak. Many houses have outdated plumbing in a shower that should be replaced. Some shower plumbing leaks can happen in a wall, which can lead to larger problems. Water can wick into the surrounding drywall and cause it to crumble. This can loosen shower tiles and cause them to fall. The water can also drain down onto the floor and cause damage as well. If the shower is located on the second level of your home, it could cause major damage to the ceiling below it.
As a homeowner, it’s important to be mindful of problem signs in your shower or tub. We will help you get to the source of the problem and offer options for repair or replacement.