Walk In Tub Installation – What is most important?
A customer could have the greatest walk in bathtub in the universe, with the best walk in tub prices, but without the right installation team, things can go wrong fast.
It’s understandable to be weary of home improvement projects, so we a certain to explain everything before you decide to purchase from us.
To start, you’ll naturally have questions about what will take place during your installation. We’ve prepared a few time-lapse videos of completed walk in tub installations to help you visualize the transformation what will take place in in your bathroom, should you chose to work with us.
Installation by Matt C.
Installation by Josh M.
During your on-site inspection, your specialist will share videos like these and photos of customers with a variety of bathroom layouts. Because we have performed 1000s of walk in tub installations across the US, we can show you examples of jobs we have done that are very similar, if not identical, to your scope of work.
It is important to note that we offer many sizes and models for every bathroom layout.
You can view our walk in tub products here. Some walk in tub companies only sell 1 model. By comparison, we give our customers options, so they can make the right choice for their specific situation. For example, some folks may need oversized tubs to accommodate a specific weight capacity. Others many need wheelchair accessible models. Whether you a short, tall, thin or large, and no matter your mobility capacity, we are confident we can find you the perfect walk in bathtub.
Walk In Bath Tub Installation – Experience matters
Have you every heard this famous quote from Benjamin Franklin?
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
We agree with Benjamin Franklin’s sentiment so we work with a small number of trusted installers that are highly skilled in multiple trades: plumbing, electrical, demolition, finish work, and more. As one of the most long-standing walk in tub companies, we are well-known for quality products and quality installation.
We have been working with the same installation teams for close to 10 years. We are friends and colleagues with our field teams and we rely on each other tremendously. We are family in a very true sense and even though we are spread throughout the country, we communicate as if we were sitting side by side in an office or on a job site. If, on the rare occasion, we bring on new installers, it is normally a result of another team member retiring. Additionally, new walk in bathtub installation teams must be trained by our current teams and must complete at least 200 walk in tub installations as a part of someone else’s team before they can run their own crew. Other companies may not be this rigorous, but we consider this as a standard quality control process. For us, walk in tub reviews are the clear definition of a job well done.
How to install a Walk In Tub
If you are looking for a little more insight into what are the required steps a to install a walk in tub, take a peek at this guide.
Your current drain location is a good place to start when considering a walk in tub. Generally, the drain, faucets, and door will be on one side of your bathtub stall and the ADA compliant seat will be on the other side. It is important to keep the surrounding space of your stall in mind.
Unless you are a contractor by trade, these considerations will not always be obvious.
Are there any items like toilets or cabinetry that could potentially block entry to your door once your walk in tub is installed? If so, you may need reverse plumbing.
Did you ask your specialists about considering an ADA compliant commode? Did you discuss grab bars in other areas of your bathroom?
Your walk in tub specialist will go over all of these details during your on-site survey, but it is good to have a general idea of what to think about before the visit.
Walk In Tub Completion Certificate
In addition to a quality installation, Independent Home requires its installers take ample time to explain to the customer how to use the tub. Each customer must sign a completion certificate to ensure they are happy with the project in order for it to be officially complete. This is paramount for managing quality.
Walk In Tubs – Behind the installation
We manufacture our own line of walk in tubs and maintain a strict quality-assurance policy. Every tub is rigorously tested during construction with checkpoints on functionality, craftsmanship, electrical components, and to ensure a watertight seal. Backed by a no-nonsense lifetime warranty, our customers can purchase in confidence.
As a factory-direct company, we offer single-source accountability for sales, installation and service. On top of this, 15 years of experience has allowed us to perfect each aspect of manufacturing and installation for the betterment of the product and consumer.
We know you will have a lot of questions and we want to take the time to answer them all. Purchasing a walk in tub means investing in yourself, your well-being, your safety and your health. We appreciate your consideration we want to make sure you are comfortable with your decision to work with Independent Home. As a reward for doing your research, here is a $1500 off discount certificate for the installation of your new walk in tub. Download at your leisure and call 800-373-4322 to schedule your free appointment.