Even though showering uses quite a bit less water and involves less time than taking a bath, there are some times when a long, hot soak is worth the added cost. The last thing you want is to have to forego the relaxing bubble bath you desire because you need tub repair. Here are a few tips that can help you avoid this scenario and soak away your aches and anxiety.

  • Use the drain screen and clean out hair each time you use the tub. The majority of clogged drains that result in calling a plumber for tub repair are caused by compacted hair that could have been avoided.
  • Don’t use the faucet as a grab bar when entering or exiting the tub. It may be handy to use it like a handle, but that is a good way to cause damage to the pipes and the faucet itself.
  • Take a few precautions when bathing pets in the bathtub. Dogs are furry, and even those that don’t shed can release some fur during a bath. Give your dog a thorough brushing before bathing and get as much hair out of the water as possible before letting the water go down the drain. Even better, bathe your dog outdoors or have a pet washing station installed.
  • Don’t use your bathtub for non-bathing purposes. Sometimes the tub that doesn’t get used much for bathing ends up being used for storage and other purposes, but some of those can prove damaging to the tub itself or the plumbing.

If you find you need tub repair, give us a call at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Hendersonville. We understand you may be anxious to enjoy a hot bath, so we’ll make it a priority to resolve the problem. With our on-time guarantee, we’ll be at your home at the appointed time and provide reliable, expert service that is 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed.