As you get older, lifting your leg to get in and out of the tub becomes increasingly difficult and dangerous. Many elderly individuals slip and fall in the tub by losing their balance. The best way to ensure that you are as safe as you can be when you bathe is to have a walk-in tub installed in your bathroom as soon as possible. The guide below walks you through a few things to know about purchasing a walk-in tub.

No Major Construction Needs to Be Done

Walk-in tubs can be placed in the exact same location as your existing tub. This means that you do not have to worry about having major remodeling done to the bathroom to have the walk-in tub installed. The tub distributor can send a salesperson to your home to walk you through the many options that are available for the layout of your bathroom.

Numerous Upgrades Are Available

When you start to look at the walk-in tubs, it is important to realize that there are many different upgrades available to ensure maximum comfort the next time you use the tub. There are tubs with heated seats built into them. When you first get into the tub, there will be no water in them, so the seat may feel a bit chilly when you sit on it. A heated seat makes the tub as comfortable as it can be. There are also tubs available that have jets built into them that can shoot massaging pluses of water against your painful muscles, allowing you to fully relax in the bath.

The Color Can Pair with the Existing Fixtures in the Bathroom

The walk-in tubs are available in many different colors, as well. This ensures that you can easily match the tub to the existing fixtures you have in the room to create a seamless look. The salesperson will bring samples with them so that you can compare the color options that are available to ensure a perfect match when the tub is installed.

Once you purchase the tub, the installation team will come, remove your old tub, and install the new tub within a very short period of time. They can dispose of the old tub for you so that you do not have to worry about disposing of it yourself. Once your new tub is installed, you will have peace of mind that you can now bathe safely any time you want. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Twin City Stair Lifts.