Sometimes we don’t realize how often we use something until we can’t anymore. A bathtub is not something that most people want to go without, so it’s important that you get bathtub repair in Seattle quickly so you can get back to using your bathtub or shower regularly once again.
At Precision Resurfacing, we understand that not everybody knows what kind of damage can be repaired and what constitutes a bathtub replacement. To help, we’ve put together this short guide with five types of bathtub damage that can be fixed.
Even a small crack is a sign that the integrity of your bathtub has been compromised. While the crack might not go all the way through the fiberglass, porcelain, or whatever material it’s made of, it’s the beginning of what can be a major problem. Cracks will often spread as a result of expansion and contraction with warm moisture in a room that eventually cools back down to a regular temperature. This can lead to larger cracks that cause serious leaks and eventual water damage in your bathroom. With bathtub repair services, you can remedy the problem before it gets to be beyond what can be easily repaired.
Chips and scratches
Chips and scratches in your bathtub can sometimes be nothing more than unsightly annoyances that you want to get rid of. However, they can also be the beginning of more significant damage to your bathtub. Chips and scratches can easily get bigger and deeper over time as the outer laminate has been penetrated and the inside of the material of your bathtub is exposed. The laminate or glaze is designed to protect the material itself from chipping, but once that’s been damaged, it can no longer protect the area. With help from epoxy, the chips or scratches in your bathtub can be repaired so they’re no longer an issue.
Rust stains on the surface of your bathtub are not typically an issue as they can often be easily removed with baking soda and some water. Some rust can get deeper into the structure and erode the bathtub itself. This can lead to gaping holes that cause leaks and substantial water damage in your bathroom. Minor rust deposits can be cleaned then a resurfacing will protect the tub from further damage. While holes that have been rusted in your bathtub will require more work to complete the repair, it can be done and your tub will look as good as new.
Worn out enamel
The enamel on your porcelain bathtub is what protects it from chipping and gives the tub its beautiful shine. If you’re starting to notice tiny chips here and there, the bathtub won’t come clean, or it’s lost its shine, these are signs that the enamel finish is wearing down and it needs to be reglazed. The enamel is what’s going to protect the porous porcelain from chips and scratches as well as prevent it from growing mold. If you leave the bathtub without an enamel finish for too long, you can end up with a discolored tub from mold or years of use.
It’s not usual for tiles to chip or crack and grout to break. When this happens, your walls are at risk of getting exposed to water during baths and showers. Once water gets behind the tile, it's likely to cause the drywall to rot as there’s not enough airflow to help the water evaporate. It’s best to address broken or damaged tiles as soon as you notice them as there’s a chance that others could also sustain damage.
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Don’t let your bathtub sit in disrepair. Reach out to Precision Resurfacing today for bathtub repair in Seattle. We can help repair your bathtub so that you don’t have to make larger repairs in your bathroom in the future. You can contact us by calling 206-830-0571 or sending a message using our online contact form. Our team can provide you with a free quote.