Your bathtub is a staple piece in your bathroom. Depending on the style you want for the bathroom and your lifestyle will help to determine which style to buy. Before you start your bathroom remodel, you will want to always consult with a licensed plumber. They will be able to tell you if it is time to replace your bathtub and the best way to go about it.

When Is It Time To Replace Your Bathtub?

All bathtubs are made for the basic function of being able to hold water. Your tub should be functional, clean, and practical for your life. Check out some of these tips that will help you determine if it is time to book a consultation with a trusted local plumber.


If your bathtub is not able to hold water and is difficult to use, this is a sign that it is time to replace it. The water could not be holding in your bathtub because there is a crack and it is leaking out somewhere. Leaks can get worse over time and can cause major damage to your home such as mouldor damage to your floor, ceilings, or foundation. If this is the case, you should look into replacing your tub as soon as possible.

Water Stains

You should be cleaning your tub regularly, but even if you are cleaning your tub on a regular basis, water stains can still form a ring around your tub. Most often, if you scrub thoroughly, you can scrub the stain away but sometimes that is not possible. Bathtubs get dirty but if they get to the point where you are scrubbing thoroughly and it still isn’t coming clean, it may be time to look into replacing your bathtub. Not only do these stains look awful, but they can carry germs and bacteria, which you don’t want in your bathroom.   

Does It Fit Your Lifestyle?

Not only is a bathtub used for cleaning yourself, but many people also use it to relax. If your tub is not fitting your lifestyle or does not offer a practical purpose to your life, then it is just taking up space in your bathroom. This is not necessarily a situation where you need to replace your bathtub as soon as possible, but it might be something to consider if you want to improve your bathroom.

Choosing The Right Bathtub Fixture

There are many different types of fixtures that you can buy for your new bathtub. Not only do you want it to look good, but it also needs to be functional as well. Different types of fixtures include wall mount fixtures, hand-held units, rain shower heads, and combinations such as a wall mount with a hand-held option. No matter what type of fixture you choose, replacing your bathtub is a great opportunity to make the switch to high-efficiency fixtures. You will not only decrease your water usage, but you will save money on your water bills too! A trusted plumber can help you choose the right fixture and will know which fixtures are up to Ontario’s plumbing code.

Choosing The Right Bathtub

As mentioned before, your bathtub shouldn’t just serve the purpose of holding water, it should also fit your lifestyle. Some models are chosen for a bathroom for functional purposes only while others are chosen with design or style in mind. If you are looking to replace your bathtub or remodel your bathroom, consult a licensed plumber who can help you with your decisions in what works best for your bathroom.

Consult a Licensed Plumber

If you are considering replacing your bathtub or redoing your bathroom, book a consultation with Niagara’s most trusted plumbing company through the link below.

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