If it’s time to replace your bathtub, call the friendly plumbing experts to get help. We’ll make sure the job is done right and we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You’ll be fully advised on what’s involved and the timelines for getting the tub you want in the location you want.
With our predictable pricing, there’s no guesswork. We charge by the job, not by the hour. The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay once the work is done.
You’ll also get total peace of mind, knowing that our licensed plumbers will ensure your new tub is installed correctly for leak-free drainage and maximum lifespan. We’ll even take your old tub away, and recycle it if possible.
Give us a call or book an appointment online.
Our Customers’ Favourite Bathtub Brands
We will happily install any brand of bathtub for you, but our customers consistently choose bathtubs by these manufacturers.
American Standard Bathtubs and Showers
American Standard makes freestanding, alcove, insert, corner, walk in, and whirlpool bathtubs. Since they first developed their enamel casting process in the 1880s, they’ve been at the forefront of innovation in bathtubs, sinks, and plumbing fixtures of all kinds. No matter what your style is, you’ll find a bathtub you’ll love in their collections.
Maax Bathtubs and Showers
This 45-year old Montréal company never compromises on style while providing all the functional and practical solutions you could need. Whether you need luxury, simplicity or even a barrier-free accessible design, there’s lots of options to choose from.
How Long Will It Take to Replace My Bathtub?
For a standard bathtub that fits into a three-walled alcove with a tile surround, it can take anywhere from three days to a week to install a new tub.
- Half a day to one full day to rip out the old bathtub and prepare the surrounding walls.
- About one day to put the new tub in place and restore the water supply and drainage connections.
- One day to re-tile and re-grout.
The water only has to be off for about a day.
Please note this is a best case scenario. As with all renovation projects, you never know what you will find when you open the walls. It is fairly common to open the wall in the shower area and find mould. That may take another day to treat, but it can depend on how much damage is done to any nearby studs.
The straightness of the construction can also add to the project time, as the walls need to be flat for tile to lie smoothly. If you have an older home with lathe and plaster construction, that tends to add time. By the way, if you’ve never had scald prevention valves installed, it would be a great idea to do this while you’re renovating.
If you’re getting a nice spa bathtub with jets, lights or other electrically-powered features, an electrician will need to install a GFI (ground fault interrupt) circuit for safety. GFIs shut down to prevent shocks should water somehow get into contact with the power supply – you often see GFI outlets next to the sink.
What Else is Involved in Bathtub Installation?
Here’s a little bit more information about how your home can be impacted.
Getting a Tub In and Out
Part of the fun of replacing a bathtub is getting the new one into the home and up or down stairs. The old one needs to be removed as well. This can include the following:
- Removing an external doorway
- Cutting out drywall in areas, especially when turning the tub is involved.
There may need to be some removals in the bathroom itself in order to get the tub into place. Particularly in small bathrooms, we often have to temporarily remove the toilet, and we many need to do the same for the vanity as well.
Making Sure the Bathtub Sits Correctly
Tubs have to placed carefully to make sure they’re at the right level to ensure all the water drains effectively.
You also need to make sure they’re stable. If the tub rocks even a little when you’re getting in and out, it’s not only unsafe but can strain the plumbing connections and cause leaks.
Installers also need to make sure the pipes are not strained when connecting them to the tub. There can be no mashing the tub on top of the drain pipe, or pushing the pipe back and forth in order to get it into the right place. That will definitely lead to leaks – often deep within the walls where the next connection is located.
Sound can also be an issue. A well-supported tub will have the least amount of squeak from flexation of the bottom if you’re showering and walking back and forth.
Yes – We’ll Take Away Your Old Tub
As plumbers, we see a lot of dirty messes, so we really appreciate when something’s clean! That’s why we make sure we clean up after the work is done. We’ll even take away your old tub and tiles.
Where possible, we recycle. Cast iron and steel bathtubs can be recycled, but right now acrylic ones cannot unfortunately. We still make sure they’re properly disposed of at the landfill for you.
Get it Done Right – Guaranteed
Installing a bathtub isn’t a beginner renovation project, like installing a vanity. A lot can go wrong and it takes experience to know how to handle the quirks of individual homes.
For complete peace of mind get the professionals at DS Plumbing to handle it for you. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee you know you’ll get the results you want without the stress and loss of weekend time trying to do it yourself.
To find out about getting your new tub installed in your home, call us or book an appointment online.