Five Tips for Before and After Your Walk-In Tub Installation

If you’ve decided to opt for convenience and safety by investing in a walk-in tub, we have a few tips for you. At Vortex Walk-In Tubs, we want you to get the most out of this life-changing addition to your home. Our tips are designed to make sure the process is as easy as possible and to make sure you get the tub that's perfect for you.

1. Do Your Research

If you have friends or family that have a walk-in tub, reach out to them. What do they like about it? What do they wish was different? By understanding the nuances of these tubs, you’ll be well-versed in what to want and expect from your own. It’s also important to work with companies that will help you decide which tub is right for you, rather than just pushing the one they want to sell. 

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2. Pick Your Safety Features Carefully

Making sure your bathing experience is comfortable and safe is the primary consideration when purchasing a walk-in tub. As you’re looking at tubs, consider your current physical limitations, and how they may progress over the next decade, so you can choose the safest option.

Each tub will come with its own set of safety and comfort standards. Many selections include:

  • Built-in grab bars
  • Hand-held shower heads
  • Non-slip floors
  • Air jets
  • Quick draining
  • Premium faucets
  • Water therapy jets

3. Consider the Warranty

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The best and most trusted companies will offer high-quality warranties on the products they install. You need to make sure that these to cover the most important parts of your tub. Ask about a warranty on the door seal — this is the most critical of all the areas on your tub. At Vortex Walk-In Tubs, we offer a lifetime warranty on all our door seals. 

If a company has a limited warranty on the door seal or, worse yet, doesn’t offer one at all, it’s time to look for another provider. 

4. Don’t Trust Your Walk-In Tub Installation to Just Anyone

Making sure you choose the right tub is only one part of the process. Ensuring your walk-in tub installation is done correctly and on time — the first time — could be the most critical. Ask to see a gallery of photos of their work, if they can’t provide this, you might want to think twice about letting them handle your installation. 

You need to choose a company that will listen to what you want and is responsive. They should be able to answer all your questions and provide you will several options based on your expressed needs. 

5.  Enjoy Your New Found Freedom Without Worry

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Being able to completely relax in a tub again without worrying about an injury is a wonderful experience, so enjoy yourself. There’s nothing wrong with turning on a little music, grabbing a good book and allowing all your worries to melt away. You’ve earned the right to relax, and now you can do it safely. 

And don’t worry about clean up. Cleaning a walk-in tub is even easier than cleaning a traditional tub because you don’t have to step over the side and onto a slippery surface. 

Do Something Wonderful for Yourself or a Loved One

If your new walk-in tub is for you or a loved one, the investment you’re making in your peace of mind is priceless. At Vortex Walk-In Tubs, we’re committed to partnering with you every step of the decision making, buying and installation process. All you have to do is sit back and relax!