Safety Tubs for a Handicapped Bathroom
A safety tub is a beneficial product for someone who has difficulty getting in and out of a bathtub. These tubs come with doors that open, making it easy to get in and out of the tub. The fear of falling or getting stuck in the bathtub is eliminated by installing a walk-in tub.
The walk-in tub allows you the comfort of bathing by yourself in the privacy of your home. They are easy to use, comfortable and prevent falls while bathing. Eliminate the fear of falling or getting stuck in the tub by installing a safety tub for a handicapped bathroom.
Many of these tubs can be installed in the space of your existing tub. Measure the space available for the walk-in tub and select a tub that fits your existing space.
Features to Look For
Select the special features that you wish to have in your tub. These include hydro jets, aromatherapy and color therapy. A few models come with a bidet. Most walk-in tubs also include a handheld shower feature so that you can take a shower while sitting safely in the tub. Study the features available for walk-in tubs and decide which features would be best for you.
Install an anti-scald mixing valve with the tub faucet. Some models of safety tubs come with an anti-scald mixing valve. These valves prevent burns from water being too hot.
The safety tubs come with bathroom grab bars for stability when transferring to the tub. The floor of the tub should be a nonskid material.
Check the Warranty Carefully
How many years is the warranty on the tub? There are a few on the market with a 25-year warranty which includes benefits of not to crack, pit, peel, chip or discolor. Lifetime warranties are available for the door seal and jets to never leak. This is an important part of purchasing a walk-in tub. A tub that leaks could cause a lot of damage to your home.
Hire a reputable contractor to install your tub. Check their references before signing any contracts. Use a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS) to do your installation.
A safety tub is your prescription for having a safe and comfortable bath.
Safety tubs are also called walk-in tubs, handicap accessible tubs, wheelchair accessible bathtubs or barrier free tubs; they are an important feature of the handicapped bathroom.