As your elderly parents age, you'll want to make sure that they stay as safe as possible in their home as their physical abilities decline. One area of the home that is particularly dangerous is the bathroom. Eliminating this risk involves removing the old tub and replacing it with a walk-in tub. A walk-in tub allows the elderly to open a door and step into the tub instead of climbing over the side of an old bathtub. Here is how you can install a walk-in tub in your parent's bathroom.
You Will Need:
After you remove the old tub, you need to make sure the vacated space is prepared for the walk-in tub. You want to place stringers (2x4s strips of wood work well) along the wall for the walk-in tub's decking to sit on to keep the tub from rocking while it is in use.
You need to make sure the existing drain and water pipes will match up with the new tub. In some cases, you may have to add new piping to make sure the tub's faucet and drain works properly.
Test the Tub
Make sure the door opens and closes like it should (if the tub is not leveled properly, the door won't work right and you'll have to adjust the legs some more). Fill the tub with water and check for leaks.
For more information, contact a bathroom remodeling specialist like Albrecht & Son LLC.Share
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