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Houston, Texas plumbers – Hot Tubs

Increasingly popular among homeowners, hot tubs provide a relaxing environment to unwind or undergo treatments such as massage. When you require hot tub repair in the metropolitan Houston area, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers are always available for your hot tub and other plumbing needs.

Hot tubs are heated with electricity or gas, and have jets that force out streams of air which create bubbles. Hot tubs are usually located outdoors in contrast to a spa, which may be found indoors. There are many brands of hot tubs but people often call them "Jacuzzi's” which is actually a popular brand name of hot tubs. Requesting Jacuzzi repair will accomplish the same end as all of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s Houston, Texas plumbers leave our Houston office fully stocked with the most commonly required parts to provide hot tub repair.

Acrylic models are popular, containing built in heaters and filtering systems with many options available including massage jets. Before purchasing, potential owners should be aware that hot tubs substantially increase energy bills. Regular maintenance to ensure the tub is operating at peak performance will help to keep energy costs down and will decrease the need for hot tub repair while extending service life in Houston, Texas. If you need hot tub repair, maintenance or installation services contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and our Houston, Texas plumbers will be more than happy to assist you.

The Arthritis Foundation recommends persons with arthritis use a hot tub on a regular basis. The foundation credits the benefits to the warm water and the buoyant conditions of the tub to relieving pain, and over time, may develop muscle strength. When considering the benefits of owning your own hot tub it is easy to see why they are in increasing demand among homeowners.

Furthermore, we have to consider that public hot tubs are breeding grounds for germs and illness. Getting into a public hot tub is like taking a bath with everyone who has been in the tub since its last cleaning. Even though public facilities take care to maintain the cleanliness of a hot tub, it is not emptied and refilled every time someone uses it. As a result, the tub fills with germs which can be passed on. In addition, contact infection can result in the eyes, nose, and ears as well as in any cuts or scrapes on your body.

A home hot tub requires the maintenance of pH, temperature and routine cleanings to control bacteria. Showering before using the hot tub is a good practice to help control bacteria. Generally, hot tubs give very little trouble when properly cared for and provide pleasure for many years before requiring hot tub repairs. If you need hot tub maintenance, Ben Franklin’s Houston, Texas plumbers can help.

Though hot tubs contain chlorine, it isn’t enough to sterilize the water and prevent infections. This is true for hot tubs even more than swimming pools because the hot water can make the chlorine evaporate more quickly than it would in cold water. This doesn’t mean you should add more chlorine which can eventually damage the tub and rubber gaskets in pumps causing the need for hot tub repairs. Stick to recommended amounts. Shower before use and limit who is allowed to use it.

There are facts you should be aware if you have a preexisting medical condition. Discuss it with your doctor in advance. Pregnant women should stay out of hot tubs as temperatures over 102 degrees Fahrenheit can cause death of the fetus. Temperatures over 106 degrees Fahrenheit can cause stroke, heart attack, heat stroke, as well as other illnesses and even death in healthy adults. Persons with high blood pressure or other heart disease should keep the temperature at 100 degrees Fahrenheit or less and limit themselves to a maximum of 15 minutes in the hot tub. A temperature above 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit is not recommended under any circumstances. Verify the temperature with a separate thermometer as the thermostats are often incorrect. For hot tub plumbing needs, contact our Houston, Texas plumbers today.

The sun can degrade and damage the hot tub. Your best bet is to cover it when it isn’t in use to avoid damage and reduce hot tub repairs. Substandard water sanitation and the over-use of disinfectant can also damage the hot tub. Thus, maintaining the proper chemical balance in a hot tub is important. For all of your hot tub maintenance, installation or plumbing related repair needs, give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today. Our professional and courteous Houston, Texas plumbers will be more than happy to help.