BATH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
OUR POPULAR BATH SOLUTIONS QUESTIONS
When we say we can redo your bathroom in just one day, many people have questions. We’ve collected some of the most common and answered them to help you understand more about our process:
First of all, thank you for serving our country. Second of all, we absolutely do have very nice modern-looking tubs and showers. The shower heads have different modern finishes and our makeovers turn your bath into something that looks like a spa or a bathroom found in a nice hotel.
We have many customers who only have one bathroom, and we can give you a fresh, updated bathroom in just one day. Many of our working customers go to work in the morning and return to a new bathroom – it really is possible!
That really is not necessary. We try to minimize the disruption in your day and are sensitive to the noise levels. Our entire process is designed so you can sit back and relax.
Normally your water will be off less than one hour to cause the least amount of disruption to your day. Our process was designed with you in mind.
As we age, mobility becomes an issue and your bathtub challenges are therefore not temporary. I suggest you make a change that can help you for years to come. We can change your existing tub into an easy-access shower with safety features like grab bars, a shower seat, handheld, adjustable shower head and a non-slip textured bottom.
Absolutely! We can redo the shower/tub area also known as “the wet area” in just one day. A traditional bathroom can take several days to weeks when it includes the removal of your old bathtub or shower, installing a new tub or shower pan, setting tiles, letting the adhesive dry, installing grout, letting the grout dry and applying sealant.
We have several things that are considered safety features. First of all, we offer showers that have a low “curb” option so if you use a wheelchair or walker, you can easily get in the shower. Safety grab bars, handheld adjustable and removable shower heads, non-slip textured shower floor, and shower seats are also among our safety features. You mentioned your ill husband and all of these items help caregivers also.
Technology can change our lives in all areas, but if we use materials that have been around for years, we will continue to have the same cleaning issues. The new modern materials used in our showers and tubs are antimicrobial, so they are low maintenance and mold resistant. The shelves are even made of the same material. The material looks just like beautiful, expensive tile or marble, but without all the headaches. This means that if you spent several hours a week cleaning, the new material should take mere minutes: Just spray on an environmentally friendly cleaning product (we have a list of them available at any grocery store) and rinse off. It really is that simple!
All homes are totally different, even if they were all built at the same time with the same floor plan. Homes settle over time and using a one-size-fits-all approach is not a good idea. When we come out to your home, we make a template of your tub area. We then customize the installation so that it fits perfectly. We even install shelves specifically for you and your needs. For example: someone who takes a shower sitting needs a shelf in a lower position than someone who takes a shower standing. We think of everything so you can enjoy your new tub or shower for many years to come.
Yes, we do install shower doors, but most people end up deciding not to get them. The doors actually reduce the space you have to get in and out of the shower and are an obstacle at times. Because they are hinged or on a sliding track, it makes cleaning your new tub or shower more difficult. But, if you are willing to do that extra cleaning and have a reduced entrance space, we can certainly install them for you.
Absolutely! We work with a glass company that can make a “glass back wall” for your shower. Because a glass wall is clear, it makes the bathroom look bigger. Plus, we can mount a shower curtain rod, handles and other items directly into the glass.
WHY CHOOSE PJ FITZPATRICK
We vow to never use cheaper materials, hurry through an installation, or overlook local code restrictions.
OUR BATH GALLERY
At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we offer a variety of bath solutions including conversions, new installations and mobility solutions. Browse through our bath photo gallery to see some of the ones we’ve installed in other homes.