A hot warm bath in the bathtub is the greatest stress reliever for anyone and everyone but it can be ruined very easily if the bathtub is not in the working condition or is damaged on one way or the other. Most bathrooms in Sydney harbor a bathtub and it can get cracked, chipped or chipped with time.
Fortunately, these damages are repairable and one does not always need to change the whole bathtub. Here are some of the tips and details, most Sydney homeowners should know to repair the small imperfections in their bathtub. It will also help the homeowners to keep their plumbing bathroom Sydney in top working condition.
A new look with a Fresh Liner
Some of the previously built houses in Sydney have an old bathtub made with metal like cast iron or steel and then lined with more porous materials like the porcelain and enamel. It is more difficult to change the liner in these cases, and a complete new modern bathtub is recommended for these homes.
Modern bathtubs are made from acrylic or fiberglass and it fairly easy to change their liner to give them a new look and more durability. It can be done by installing a bathtub fresh liner or by touching up the glaze on the tub.
The bathtub liner cannot be changed by the homeowner and plumbing contractor has to be contacted for it. The liner has to be custom made according to the size and length of the bathtub and the measurements need to be sent to the manufacturer.
The liner can be quite expensive but it is very durable and can the bathtub new for decades.
Glazing the Bathtub
The fresh liner process is an expensive method and not all homeowners prefer it. The easier way is to refinish the bathtub with a new glaze.
The old glaze of the bathtub has to be removed thoroughly with the help of sandpaper and other tools before re-glazing it. This work needs utmost care and involves hazardous chemicals; therefore it is recommended to call the plumbers for this task.
Some of the expert homeowners can undertake this task by themselves with the help of epoxy paint, sandpaper and hydrofluoric acid but care should be taken to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and proper safety measures.
Cracks and Chips
Small cracks and chips in the fiberglass bathtub can be easily repaired by patching them with filler and a bonding agent. The cracks in the bathtub should be repaired as soon as possible since they can allow too much water to seep to the floor and even cause the entire bathtub to break.
The crack or the chipped area should be cleaned and sand thoroughly. Then it should be patched with a filler or caulk and lastly panted with bonding agent. A plumber is not always needed for this task and bathtub repair kits are available in the market.
The kits also have a fiberglass cloth which can be applied to the repair job to make it blend with the rest of the bathtub.
These bathtub repairs tips should be kept in mind for plumbing bathroom Sydney homes.