Choosing the Right Bathtub or Shower for Your Springfield Home

Bathroom Plumber

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Springfield specializes in bathtub and shower installation and repair. If you are doing a bathroom remodel, you are going to want our plumbers at your side to help choose and install the right fixtures for your family.

Shower Repair & Installation

There are two basic types of showers that you can choose to install; a shower and tub combination or a standalone shower. While most homes still use the shower and tub combination for space reasons, many people choose to switch to a standalone shower when they remodel. These showers provide more flexibility as well as look better with many bathroom designs. Whether you have a walk-in shower or a shower and bathtub combination, our plumbing team is trained to install and repair them.

Types of Bathtubs

BathtubThere are several types of bathtubs that a homeowner may choose from when installing a new tub. Each has its own unique benefits.

  • Traditional Bathtubs: These bathtubs are shallow and long. Some are built into the floor while others are free-standing with claw-footed designs. These are a very common type of bathtub, particularly in less modern homes.
  • Hot Tubs: Hot tubs are used for soaking, relaxation, and hydrotherapy. With hot, jetting water, these are becoming more popular in homes that have the room. These are often outdoors, though they are protected from the elements.
  • Whirlpool Tubs: These were invented in the 1960s and meant to be a smaller indoor version of the hot tub. Known as a Jacuzzi, there are many air bubbles introduced into water nozzles.
  • Walk-in Tubs: Walk-in tubs are excellent options for those who have limited mobility. These allow the user to walk in instead of stepping over a ledge. Many of these already come equipped with safety features such as grab bars and anti-slip floors.

Contact the punctual plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Springfield today for all your plumbing service needs. Call: 417-823-8400.