Edward's Enterprises Plumbing offers tub, wall surround & door installations in Oak Park including:
Tub spout & overflow repairs
Bathtub valves repaired
Bath & shower combo valves
Tub trim kits replaced
Tub pre-fab wall kit installs
Bathtub tile surround repairs
Tub faucet cartridges replaced
Frameless tub doors installed
Glass sliding tub doors replaced
Bathtub drain clog clearing
Roman tub access door installations
Bath tub demolition & hauling
Tub shower head installed
Bathtub grab bars installed
Tub enclosure lighting installed
Tub drains replaced
Complete bathroom remodels
Our many years in the home & commercial repair & improvement trade give us the perspective & know-how critical to carrying out projects of any size; from a simple roman valve repair to replacing the p trap & replacing the whole bathtub & surround.
Need to find out if we can help with your tub door replacement? Call our office to discuss your new bathtub installation plans!
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When doing plumbing work on your own bathroom, confident in your abilities & firmly believing no one else should mess with your toilet, faucets, & anything else in there, you might want to stop – before getting started – & ask yourself if you have all the right tools for the job. Here are a few items you will need, for any kind of plumbing : Wrenches (pipe, basin, adjustable…any & every type you can get, just to be on the safe side of things, being fully prepared & equipped for anything), pliers (tongue-and-groove type), a metal file, a hacksaw, a tubing cutter, a hand auger, & maybe a few toiler plungers (flange & cup style).
All this serves a good purpose. The wrenches, for instance. help you reach more narrow areas easier. The pliers, for example, are great for helping you either loosen or tighten anything in there. The hacksaw can cut through metal, usually, & the metal file is great at smoothing up edges, here & there, especially when it comes to metallic pipes, like your bathroom most likely holds. You can srank with the auger, further cut with the cutter. & clear up some clogs with the plungers! Make the most of your resources.
Transforming an Ugly Tub into a Fabulous Shower Is Do-able:
Eliminating stepping over the porcelain hump of a tub or no longer battling with the shower curtain when shampooing may sound like the perfect bathroom upgrade. Maybe having a bench to sit on while showering would help make life easier. A tub to shower conversion could be hefty financial commitment, so you want to be certain not to make any pricey mistakes. Below are some tips to assist you in this conversion
Eliminating Your Only Tub
According to most real estate agents, In order to keep the marketability of your home you should have at least one tub. This of course, is just advice, the decision is yours to make, if you desire a shower only home by all means go for it.
A Low Cost Option May Be a Kit
Removing an old alcove tub may leave you a space approximately 30 to 34 inches deep & 5 feet wide, which is a good space for a shower. Your water supply & drain lines are already in place saving you on possible relocating plumbing expenses. To keep cost at a minimum, purchase a shower stall kit. They are made to fit bathtub alcoves & into corners. These kits will run from $200 to $2,000 some will include seats, & shelves. If you decide to install a custom shower the cost will run around $1,000 to $3,500.
Hazards of Building Around a Window
Converting a tub around a window is not the best idea, & if undertaken care should be made to seal the new shower surround to the window as possible. There is a chance that water will seep into your walls through the window casing & can cause serious damage to your house.
Building codes for a shower stall are a suggested minimum of 30″ by 30″, a 36″ by 36″ wide stall is recommended by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
Show Floor Options
You have the option of two types of shower pans: one has a curb the other is curbless. A curbed shower pan is completely enclosed which allows the water to be channeled down the drain. With a curbless shower pan the floor must be built below the surrounding floor.
Checklist for Demolition
– Check the condition of pipes & repair or replace as necessary
– Check subfloor for mold, mildew & rot & make necessary repairs
– This is a good time to upgrade the shower valve.
Why is my bathtub leaking underneath?
Simple solutions to the standard bath leaks
Plumbers do a lot of work in the bathroom, but sometimes leaks do happen. As easy as seeing water in unnecessary areas, some leakages can go undetected, such as the ones on a bathtub, which can lead to hiked water bills & mold. The crucial step to take first is locating the source of the leak before attempting repairs. The two common types of leaks are
– Faucet leaks mostly caused my old rubber washers which you can replace or buy a new faucet assembly
– Drain leaks usually as a result of poor plumbing
How long do bathtub liners last?
Is it a good idea to have a bathtub liner?
The ideal lifeline of a bathtub is supposed to be 20 years, although due to some underlying issues, you might have yours barely serving you that long. Factors such as stains from hard water, chips in the enamel, & rust in some parts contribute to the idea of taking action. The main options that homeowners consider include refinishing the bathtub, replacing the tub, or installing a bathtub liner. Each solution has pros & cons, but the latter lacks any construction, although it's expensive, & it can cause odors & molds.