Often an integral part of our daily routine, ending or starting your day with a hot shower can uplift your mood and set you up for success. Making it an item that you shouldn’t overlook when deciding to remodel your bathroom or investing in a repair.
We offer complete tub and shower repair and replacement for homes in the Houston area.
Table of contents:
- Tub and shower repair in Houston TX
- Tub & Shower Repair Services
- How do I know if I need my bathtub or shower repaired?
- The Components of a Tub That Can Need Plumbing Repair or Replacement
- The Components of a Shower That Can Need Repair or Replacement
- Tub & Shower Replacement & Installation for Houston TX
- When Should You Replace Your Tub or Shower?
- The Repipe Company Installation Process for Tubs and Showers
- The Different Styles of Tubs to Install
- The Different Styles of Showers to Install
- Make Your Dream Bathroom a Reality
- Other Plumbing Services for the Houston Area
Tub & Shower Repair in Houston TX
Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a crack in the porcelain. A broken shower or tub can offset your day and cause unnecessary stress.
Tub & Shower Repair Services
Our licensed and trained team of professional plumbers is ready to tackle your bathtub or shower woes. Big or small we are the best team for the job.
Our bathtub and shower repair services for Houston include:
- Repairing chips, scratches, and other small damages to the surface of your tub or shower
- Patching cracks (this will depend on the severity of the crack)
- Identifying problem spots that could lead to mold growth, damage to the wall and floor materials
- Re-sealing your bathtub / shower ceramic or fixtures
- Leaky faucet repair
- Bathtub / shower drain unclogging
- Replacing rusted fixtures or piping
- Fixing low water pressure
- Correcting drainage
- Replacing controls
Don’t let small problems become thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
Contact us today for bathtub and shower repair!
How do I know if I need my bathtub or shower repaired?
Contact The Repipe Company for bathtub or shower repair if you notice the following:
- If your bathtub / shower ceramic is cracked
- Rust on the fixtures or faucet
- Water leaking from the supply or the drain lines
The Components of a Tub That Can Need Plumbing Repair or Replacement
- Drain: Your bathroom drain is the water outlet that lets water out after you’re done bathing. Your drain is made up of two separate parts, the drain basket which connects to the drain shoe, and the drain overflow that connects to the drain shoe pipe. These parts allow water to flow into the drain waste pipe. Your drain can often get blocked from hair and dirt that accumulates in the drain.
- Water Supply: The water supply allows water to fill your bathtub whenever you would like. It works by supplying water to your faucets. This area can be prone to contamination which is why it is important to check it regularly for pollutants.
- Planar Cross: A planar cross controls water flow in bathtubs and is a four-cross link of pipes.
- Diverter Pipe: A piece of piping equipment used to divert water flow from a particular area. Diverter pipes are used in almost all plumbing appliances such as bathtubs.
- Rim: This is the top edge of your bathtub. Its purpose is to provide a stable base for you tub and to stop water from leaking out as the bathtub is filled.
- Overflow Pipe: This is located between your connectors and the drain. Its job is to collect excess water from the tub and direct it into the drain through a different pipe. This is done to lessen the load on your drain.
- Lining: The area of the wall on which the tub is secured.
- Faucets: The faucet delivers water from the pipes into your bathtub. It operates by restricting and allowing the flow of water in the pipes. Faucets can also regulate the temperature of your water.
- Cold water supply pipe: This pipe controls the flow of cold water supplied to your tub
- Hot water supply pipe: This pipe controls the flow of hot water supplied to your tub
- Outflow pipe: This pipe allows graywater to drain from you tub
- Waste outlet: The waste outlet connects to the outflow pipe, and drains to the main line of your home to remove grey water
- P-Trap: The p-trap catches large objects that flow down the drain. This area can be easily clogged.
The Components of a Shower That Can Need Repair or Replacement
- Shower head: This is the main nozzle that allows water to flow in your shower. It controls the pressure of the water and can be customized in many ways to suit the user’s needs.
- Shower Cartridge: A shower cartridge has the purpose of controlling the temperature or volume of the water as you move the shower handle. It is an integral part of the shower plumbing system. It opens the cold and hot water inlets allowing your desired water temperature to flow through the faucet
- Faucet handles: This is the knob or lever attached to the shower that allows you to change the water temperature and pressure.
- Shower strainer: The small cover over the drain that is typically characterized with small holes. The shower strainer is the first part of the shower drain plumbing system. Its purpose is stop waste from going down the drain and clogging it, that is why it is designed with small holes to allow for water to pass through while stopping large objects from dropping down the drain.
- Shower tiles: Shower tiles are ceramic tiles that are added to the walls of the shower to protect your walls from moisture
- Cold water supply pipe: This pipe controls the flow of cold water supplied to your shower
- Hot water supply pipe: This pipe controls the flow of hot water supplied to your shower
Tub & Shower Replacement & Installation for Houston TX
Like all things your bathtub and shower will eventually breakdown with time, and they will reach a point where continually fixing the problems no longer make sense and end up costing you more than it would to get a new bath or shower.
When Should You Replace Your Tub or Shower
We know that replacing your shower or bathtub can be a difficult decision, as price, style and the functionality of it need to be considered.
Here are some telltale signs of when it’s time to take the plunge and make the replacement:
- Tiles falling off in the bathroom
- A discolored tub basin
- Cracked grout
- Soggy floors
- Water damage to your walls
- The growth of mold and mildew in your bathroom
- Cracks in the porcelain of the tub or shower
- If you are already planning a repiping project or another large plumbing project replacing your bath and shower at the same time can be more cost-effective
- If those using the bathtub or shower need special requirements to ensure their safety when getting in and out of the bath
The Repipe Company Installation Process for Tubs and Showers
Our expert team of licensed plumbers is ready to help you transcend your bathroom to new levels with a brand-new bathtub or shower installation.
Here’s our process to help make your dream bathroom a reality:
- We begin our process with a consultation and estimate to give you the best understanding of timeline and costs that the project will undertake. This estimate is based on a non-invasive inspection that can be subject to change depending on the state of pipes and existing damage.
- Once the project is scheduled the tear out begins. During this process the entire bathtub or shower unit will be removed, along with any traces of sealant to reveal the plumbing of the unit.
- If we are installing a standard bathtub we will fit the new unit into its enclosure, ensure all plumbing fixtures are secure and working correctly. We will then clean it up with sealant and cosmetic fixes at the end of the process.
- If we are installing a standard shower we will start with the foundational elements of cement and vinyl for shower tile or the ceramic piece. This process is followed for the walls and finally we will install the glass panels.
Every installation will differ based on complexity and the number of pieces being installed. However, on average an installation with no issues can range from 4-5 business days.
Stop delaying your dream bathroom and contact us today to set your bathroom up for success.
The Different Styles of Tubs to Install
Not sure what style of bathtub is right for you? Here is a list of common bathtub styles that may suit your home:
- Alcove bathtubs: These are the most common bathtub designs and are typically the most affordable. Alcoves are recommended for people trying to save space as they are the most space conscious choice. These tubs are not as long as corner or standalone tubs and they fit between three sides of the bathroom.
- Clawfoot bathtubs: These tubs are characterized by their uniquely shaped legs that elevate the tub from the ground. These legs are typically in a claw or paw shape that curves. These tubs are often seen in luxury spas or antique shops. They are designed for the ultimate soaking experience.
- Standalone bathtubs: These bathtubs are set up away from the wall like clawfoot tubs but are typically flush with the ground. They can be easier to install as they don’t require molding to the sides of the bathroom.
- Corner bathtubs: As their name describes corner bathtubs fit into the corner of your bathroom. Designed with 5 sides this bathtub is often found in master suits and fitted with jets for a spa like experience.
- Drop-in bathtubs: Drop-in bathtubs are comprised of the shell only. They are fitted within a framed enclosure in the same finish as the bathroom tile. Drop ins can be installed into the floor or within a platform where the tup is flush with the tile.
- Walk-in bathtubs: A walk-in is a tub designed for you to walk into. It is typically utilized by individuals who would have trouble climbing into the bathtub such as senior citizens or those with the need for additional accessibility. Walk-in’s help to eliminate much of the hazards of slipping and falling as their design allows for more horizontal space than a traditional bathtub. These bathtubs usually contain handles, footholds, seats, and other features to help the people using it.
The Different Styles of Showers to Install
Not sure what shower style to choose? Here’s a list of common shower styles to install in your home today:
- Prefabricated Shower: A one-piece shower pan with molded surrounding walls. The walls can include extra ledges, and soap dishes that are built into the walls. This style of shower is one of the most common found in many homes.
- Rectangular Enclosure Shower: These showers are built from ¼ inch glass that is tempered. It is secured at the corners with metal clips to form a rectangular shape.
- Curved Enclosure Shower: These showers are typically set in the corner of the bathroom. Curved enclosure showers are designed with a door that slides open in an arc. They are often used in smaller spaces due to their design.
- Corner Enclosure Shower: A popular design formed by two walls and two sheets of glass of the same sized. Corner showers conserve the most amount of bathroom flooring space.
- Body Shower: This type of shower has multiple shower heads built into the wall, designed for water to hit the body in different spots. They can be embedded into one or more walls to disperse water more effectively around your body.
- Waterfall Shower: A waterfall shower places the shower head higher than a normal shower, to the point where the shower head can be attached to the ceiling or using a specific type of adapter for the water to be directly above the person as they shower. It mimics rainfall and uses a soft flow of water with a lower pressure.
Make Your Dream Bathroom a Reality
Don’t wait any longer to get your bathroom to the standard you deserve, whether that’s installing a new tub or shower. Or repairing your existing unit The Repipe company is here to help!
Contact us today for bathtub and shower repair or replacement!
Other Plumbing Services for the Houston Area
Some of our other plumbing services available to the Houston area include:
To view the full list of our plumbing services, visit our main plumbing page.