If there are cracks in your bathtub’s floor, the good news is that, in most cases, you don’t need to replace the whole tub. You could try to do it yourself, but this isn’t a great idea. Often with DIY projects like these, you end up creating more problems than you solve. In an effort to save money in the short run, you actually lose money in the long run if the job isn’t done properly.
Instead, you should hire a local expert for shower repair in Glendale, AZ. A-1 Porcelain & Fiberglass Service LLC specializes in fixing cracked fiberglass tubs. Here are some things to know before you get started.
The importance of repairing a cracked shower
You may think that leaving a crack alone is no big deal. Sure, shower cracks are ugly, but who’s going to be looking in your shower that closely anyway? Well, the reality is that beyond the cosmetic issue, cracks in the tub are liable to do serious damage to your home’s foundation.
When a repair professional comes in, that means you’ll be able to get to the root of the problem. It could be issues with caulking, loose tiles, structural deterioration or poor materials.
Inspecting the area
Take a look at the crack in the shower floor. Does the floor flex around the crack when you put pressure on it? If it doesn’t, this is a good sign. If it does flex, then that means there may be an issue with the shower pan. Poor construction could mean that the shower pan will need to be repaired or replaced. This will be a more major repair.
Maintaining the shower
The professionals from A-1 Porcelain & Fiberglass Service LLC have taken care of everything in terms of repairs. Regular maintenance can help prevent future problems from popping up. Here’s what we recommend:
- To ensure that the repairs are fully set, don’t use your shower for 48 hours afterwards.
- When cleaning the shower, don’t use abrasives, scouring pads or harsh acids. This will help you avoid ruining the shower floor.
- Sometimes dust particles will attach to the surface while it is still drying. No need to pick at it or try to solve it yourself. These will work out on their own as you continue to use and clean the shower.
- Avoid using removable bath mats with suction cups.
It’s also good practice to regularly clean your shower. We recommend using cleaners like Lysol Tub and Tile, Dow Tub and Tile, Fantastis, 409 and bleach with a bit of water.
Shower repair in Glendale, AZ has never been easier with help from A-1 Porcelain & Fiberglass Service LLC. Over the last four decades, we’ve proven ourselves to be the leader in bathtub and shower refinishing services in the Phoenix area. Our trained experts do all manner of bathroom repair, including tubs, shower and sinks. We will also refinish tubs, showers, sinks, tiles and vanities. Call us today for all of your bathroom repair and refinishing needs!