FAQs

faqs

Q. What is a Safe Tub Access Modification?

A:      A Safe Tub modification involves cutting out and removing a section of your existing bathtub to reduce the threshold making it easier and safer to step in and out of the bathtub. Safe Tub modifications can be done with nearly all bathtub types. Traditional bathtubs are manufactured using cast-iron, steel, porcelain, and fiberglass. Contact Safe Tub Access at 281-724-4443 for more information on converting your tub to a safe step through shower!

Q. Why choose a Modification vs. New tub?

A:    There are many reasons to choose a modification vs. a new tub install, such as the following.

  • Less costly than remodeling
  • Safety and independence for bathing
  • Option of having tub and low threshold shower
  • Reversible- tub can be restored to its original condition
  • Can be done to your existing fiberglass, steel, or cast-iron tub
  • No need to have plumbing or electrical upgrades

Q. What is the best placement location of a Safe Tub Access modification?

A:         The functionality is the most important part of making it safer to use and should be considered when choosing the proper location. The best location for placement of the Safe Tub Access modification will depend on your individual needs, and it is not always best to put in the center of the bathtub. The design layout of the bathroom plays a huge part in selecting exactly where the modification needs to be made.

Q. How expensive are Safe Tub Access modifications?

A:          Cost for modifications will vary depending on what your bathtub is made of: fiberglass bathtubs are easier to cut through than steel or cast-iron tubs which require more time and costly cutting materials and blades. Another variable that may affect the cost of your modification is the type of system you choose to purchase. With multiple options available, it is hard to determine exactly what the cost will be. Contact Safe Tub Access at 281-724-4443 for more information to meet your needs.

Q. How long does it take to install a Safe Tub Access modification and is it a messy process?

A:        All Safe Tub modifications can be performed in one day. The time required depends on the material that your bathtub is made of. To allow for full curing of all materials used, we ask our customers to wait up to 48 hours before using their tub or shower after their modification has been installed. (time-frame subject to change based on environmental conditions and option selected) Our install team uses tools that are specifically designed to limit dust from our cutting process and clean up throughout the process leaving no mess for the homeowner to deal with! If any mess happens, we clean it up!

Q. Can I get a Safe Tub Access modification on a Jacuzzi or jetted tub?

A:    Yes, in most cases Safe Tub Access can design a custom modification to accommodate the Jacuzzi or jetted tub layout. Contact Safe Tub Access at 337-415-4525 to find out more information about your specific tub and find out how we can help make it safer!

Q. Can you reverse the Safe Tub Access modification?

A:    Yes, if the modification is no longer needed, it can be easily restored. By saving the original cut-out section allows for the option to restore the tub to its original conditions. This would preserve return on investment in the event the home is sold.

Q. Can a garden tub receive a Safe Tub Access modification?

A:      Garden tubs have many different shapes and styles. The answer is yes, but it really depends on the specific needs of who will be using it to determine if it is the best option. If you would like us to take a closer look at your tub and help you with the decision, please contact Safe Tub Access at 281-724-4443.