Shower replacements are a great way to add value to your home, but do they ever become necessary?
At Bathing Safety, a nationwide bathroom remodeler and 5-star rated, locally owned business, we get asked this question frequently. The short answer is yes, shower replacements are often necessary eventually. But depending on your situation, it may be years or decades before it becomes an issue. To help you decide when to replace your shower, here’s what to consider:
The Age of Your Shower
Shower replacements should be considered if the existing shower is more than 15-20 years old. Over time, grout will start to decay and moisture damage can occur due to water exposure. Even if the current shower looks fine and isn’t leaking, it’s important to weigh the risk vs benefit of continuing to use it as-is.
If your shower is significantly older, it may not have all the most up-to-date safety features available today. In addition to creating a slip-and-fall hazard for elderly or disabled users, this can create an unnecessary risk for anyone using the shower. If that’s the case for your shower, consider replacing it with one that includes safety features such as grab bars, non-slip flooring, and a low threshold.
Replacing old fixtures with newer models can save money in the long run by reducing energy costs associated with inefficient systems. A new shower will also last longer than an older model and require less maintenance over time.
When You Should Talk to a Professional
If you’re considering replacing your shower or just updating it with new features, talk to a professional at Bathing Safety. Our team of experts can provide custom advice tailored to your specific needs and budget. We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch service and excellent customer care on every project. For your next job, call us at 866-806-2513 for a free consultation!