As with almost everything in your home, the components of your shower will eventually wear out and require replacement. If you have some basic handyman skills, you may be able to save some money by buying replacement parts and installing them yourself. Some examples of parts you can purchase and install relatively easily include:
- Tile grout
- Faucet washers
- Shower valves
Even for most minor repairs, it’s important to shut off the water supply to your shower before you get started to prevent accidental flooding.
For homeowners with more advanced skills and a standard-sized shower, it’s also possible to purchase a replacement shower pan or drain. The shower pan is the lining on top of your shower base. If it’s cracked, it can allow water to leak and damage your flooring. To replace it, you’ll need to precisely measure the shower floor size—perhaps using a piece of cardboard—and mark where the drain is. Then shop for a replacement pan that will fit your shower and accommodate the drain.
Replacing a shower drain is a little more complicated, especially if you don’t have a prefab shower that’s made of plastic or fiberglass. For many showers, replacing the drain requires knowledge of plumbing.
Would It Be Better to Purchase a Whole New Shower?
If your shower is beginning to wear out, it’s probably outdated, too. You can get a beautiful new Jacuzzi® shower installed faster than you imagine.
Investing in a premium shower replacement from Jacuzzi Bath Remodel will allow you to customize your bathing area with gorgeous wall surrounds crafted from nonporous materials that won’t harbor mildew and bacteria. You’ll also have many safety and convenience accessories to choose from. What’s more, your new shower from Jacuzzi Bath Remodel will be built to last and expertly installed, which means you won’t have to worry about shopping for replacement parts anytime soon. Best of all, most shower replacements from Jacuzzi Bath Remodel can be installed in as little as one day!
Contact Jacuzzi Bath Remodel today if you’d like to learn more about the beautiful, long-lasting replacement showers and bathtubs we install for homeowners throughout the U.S.