Ah, bathtime. One of the best, mostrelaxing times of day. In your bathtub, you can relax and unwind, letting allthe cares of your day melt slowly into the hot water. During those hot Atlantasummers, you absolutely want to be able to use your bathtub to cool down, too!Bath time is so important, in fact, that you want the very best sort of tub youcan afford (and can fit in your bathroom!). Here are some tips for planning outa brand new tub to soak in!
Tips For Replacing Your Bathtub:
First things first, before you get allexcited and try to rip the tub out of the bathroom, you have to take a stepback, a deep breath and tell yourself, “slow and steady wins the race.” It'sthe truth, right? And the very last thing you want to do is to ruin your of abrand-new tub! Get a notebook and start planning.
Begin by measuring the tub down to thecentimeter. Before picking out a new bathtub, you want to make sure the tubwill fit in your bathroom.
Decide which fixtures you'll need toreplace. If you have a grimy faucet or a shower that sputters all over theplace, you'll probably want to look into replacements for those. Getmeasurements of ALL of these things so you know what you're up against!
Once you've done all of this, you shouldhead over to the home improvement store, pick out the items that you'd like foryour new bathroom. Be sure to talk to the head of the department so that youare able to purchase the correct items. Ask around to see what other tools a bathtubreplacement may need.
Now it's time to take out the old bathtub!Yay! This may mean that you have to remove other things in the bathroom, likethe toilet, or the vanity. If you're unable to, or afraid to, do this, go aheadand call a professional plumber from Atlanta to make sure that the bathtubinstallation goes as smoothly as possible.
When it's finally time to get rid of theold bathtub, you can begin with disconnecting the bathtub strainer, the bathtubdrain, and flange, and removing the overflow cover plate and any of the draintubing that may be anchored to it.
Take use a pry-bar and pry off any screwsor nails that connect the tub to the wall. Then use your pry-bar to pry the oldbathtub away from the back wall. Get your buddy and have him or her help youget the bathtub out of the space it's in and down to the garbage.
If, at any point, you see water leaking orany signs of water damage to the floor or walls, stop the project and call aprofessional Atlanta plumbers so that these professionals can assist you in thisplumbing job.
Before you put in the new tub, you're goingto want to fix up any damaged, cracked or missing bathroom tiles. Double checkthat all of the new components of the bathtub are going to fit beforeassembling the new drain and attaching it to the new tub. Then be sure to haveyour buddy help you out by putting the tub in the right spot and making surethe tub is level on all sides.
If at any time during the tub installation,you have problems or concerns about replacing your bathtub, don't hesitate tocall a professional plumber!