Why Reglazing Your Bathtub Is Beneficial For Your Health

Why Reglazing Your Bathtub Is Beneficial For Your Health

It may come as a surprise for you to know that some old bathtubs can be a health hazard. This may be shocking , because we often think of the tub as the place where we relax at the end of a long day. However, did you know that bathroom fixtures like tubs, sinks, urinals, toilets, and wall tiles are some of the dirtiest things in your home? They are often full of bacteria, no matter how frequently you clean them. This is due to the humid condition in the bathroom, which creates an environment conducive for bacteria to thrive. This bacteria can get inside the surface of your bathroom fixtures, so no matter how hard you scrub and clean, they remain in spots that you cannot reach. This is why many turn to reglazing their bathtubs.

Dangers of Mold and Bacteria

The dangers posed by mold and bacteria should not be underestimated. These harmful toxins tend to not only get on bathroom fixture surfaces but also underneath the surface. Any cracks in the surface are entry points. There are hundreds of bathroom-related disease cases in the United States every year. 

In particular, certain mold species like pink mold can cause health problems such as urinary tract infections, intestinal problems, and in rare cases pneumonia. Over the long term, it can exert an adverse impact on your health. You will definitely want to rid your bathroom of the pink mold and take steps to keep it from coming back. 

Reglazing and Regrouting

All you need to do to make sure bacteria and toxic mold species are completely gone is to reglaze your fixtures and do a thorough regrouting job before having it coated. Reglazing is a cheap remodelling process for your tub that is far better than replacing the tub itself. In fact, it is ten times less expensive. Moreover, you get to use a fixture for many more years instead of sending it to the landfill, thus making it the environmentally friendly and sustainable option. With a proper regrouting job, you will also strengthen the bond between the tiles and cover the cracks where mold loves to grow. 

In addition, reglazing has the benefit of completely overhauling your bathroom. You can upgrade your bathroom aesthetics and remove mold and bacteria in one simple job. Refinishing can be applied to all bathroom amenities, including, sinks, urinals, bathtubs, and stalls. Of course, your wall tiles can go through a reglazing procedure too. Resurfacing is thus a very quick and inexpensive way to give your old bathroom a new life and shield the surfaces from porous areas where bacteria can grow.

Trust Tub Coaters With Your Bathtub Repair

Tub Coaters have over 20 years of experience and are industry leaders. We have never met a bathtub that we can’t repair! We have refinished and reglazed all kinds of materials – even old-school cast iron bathtubs! As bathroom specialists, we also do countertop refinishing efficiently and are a favorite with our clients as we are the ideal budget repair and one-stop shop. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!