Bathroom safety features are incredibly important for the elderly, people with disabilities, and caretakers. If you find yourself in any of these positions, talk to the team at NU Tub in Springfield, IL. We can affordably and quickly transform your existing tub into a walk-in shower. Plus, we offer a variety of other safety features that have been deemed essential by caregiver.com.
Stepping into a bathtub is both difficult and dangerous for people with limited mobility. In fact, standard bathtubs are dangerous for several reasons:
- The threshold is too high for elderly and disabled persons to step over.
- Tubs are too low to sit in to bathe.
Similarly, traditional showers can be unsafe for seniors: slippery floors, lack of seating, and lack of grab bars pose major fall risks.
To improve the overall safety of your bathroom, caregiver.com suggests replacing your bathtub with a walk-in shower. Tub replacement, however, is costly and time intensive because of the level of construction involved in repairing and transforming the bathroom walls and floor. NU Tub offers a fast and affordable –yet equally safe – alternative to tub replacement: tub-to-shower conversions! In as little as one day, our team can create an opening in the side of your existing tub that allows users to pass into the shower without stepping over the side of the tub!
We start the conversion process by removing a piece of the tub’s dam and creating a low-profile portal to the shower. Then, based upon the client’s preference, we install either a custom-fit Safeway Step® or a water-tight door in the gap. Furthermore, we use our refinishing skills to ensure the new shower entry blends seamlessly with the rest of the tub.
Other Safety Features
In addition to installing a walk-in shower, caregiver.com also recommends installing grab bars, safety handles, and safety seats to prevent falls. Be sure to ask about these features when you speak with us about your conversion tub. We are happy to install each of these safety features during the conversion process. We really can make your bathroom safe and attractive in just one day!
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As a family-owned and -operated business, customer safety and satisfaction is our top priority. For more information about our services, contact NU Tub at (217) 522-1850 or request a free quote online today. We proudly serve all of central Illinois, including Decatur, Bloomington, and Peoria.