Bathtub Installation & Plumbing Repair Services
Your go-to Plumber in Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, & the Texas Hill Country
Bathtub Installation and Leak Repair Services
Your bathtub is one of the most noticeable and essential fixtures in your bathroom. But because the plumbing and drain lines are often hidden behind the walls or inside the tub shell, it is often difficult to spot a leak.
Your bathtub can leak from the drain seal, the faucet connections, or a crack in the tub itself. In addition, the water lines leading to the tub may become corroded or damaged and begin to leak.
Regardless of the type of leak you’re facing, we can help detect the source and find the correct solution for you. Whether it’s a replacement of the drain flange, repair of the drain lines, or a full bathtub installation, our plumbers are here to get the job done right.
You can reach us at 830-446-5227.
Olde Town Plumbing is your friendly neighborhood plumber serving Boerne, Fair Oaks Ranch, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. With over 25 years of experience, we’re the ones folks call to get the job done right. Whether you need a tub repair, replacement, or new installation, Olde Town Plumbing is at your service. Our licensed plumbers are ready to service you from our offices near Fair Oaks Ranch located at 28550 I-10 W, Ste 2, and in Boerne on Bandera RD.
Plumbing Repair Services
Bathroom Plumbing Repair
Bath Tub Plumbing Repairs & Installations
Bathtubs are a common source of plumbing issues. Leaks often go undetected until your home suffers noticeable water damage. When the water leak is due to a faulty seal or broken drain pipe, the repair should be quickly resolved. If the tub itself has a crack, we will need to replace it by installing a new bathtub.
If you find yourself in the situation of needing to replace the bathtub, it is often the optimal opportunity to update your bathroom with modern fixtures. Our Olde Town plumbers can help you with the remodel as well.
If you suspect you have an issue with your bathtub plumbing, give us a call today!
Signs To Look For
Why is my bathtub faucet leaking?
A leaky faucet is one of the most common bathtub plumbing issues. And one that is easily visible. You can see and hear the constant drip. And there are often water stains in your tub where the drip hits the surface.
Likely, the rubber washers inside your faucet are dry and cracked. It’s an easy DIY fix. Just a quick stop at your local hardware store can provide you with the parts needed for repair. However, if DIY projects are not for you, our professional plumbers can take care of this in a snap.
In regard to plumbing, even a small leak is a problem. Leaky faucets will lead to higher utility bills and tub corrosion.
If new washers, o-rings, or cartridges don’t do the trick, we can replace your leaky faucet. You’ll avoid a more expensive repair from a long-term leak.
How do I know if my tub drain is leaking?
Tub drain leaks are another common bathtub problem. If you see pooling water or warping of the flooring around the outside of your tub, you may have a tub drain leak.
A leaking tub drain is often caused by a faulty seal around the drain. You can remove the drain and apply plumber’s putty to the area where the drain sits to ensure a good seal.
If this doesn’t solve the problem, your drain lines may have a crack and need to be replaced.
Do I need a plumber for a leaking overflow pipe?
A leaking overflow pipe can cause extensive damage. Washers can dry up and crack with age or lack of moisture. Because the overflow pipe is at the back of the bathtub, closed off behind the walls, replacing the washers can be tricky. You need the expertise of a plumber to get the job done right!
Unseen water rot caused by leaking pipes can result in structural damage to your home and weaken beams and ceilings. It’s always advisable to repair a leak when it’s small.
Are bathtub cracks a problem?
Bathtubs will crack and chip with age. Even a hairline crack needs to be investigated for a possible leak. Unfortunately, cracks and chips will eventually begin to rust and require repair or a tub replacement.
The average lifespan of a tub is around 10-30 years depending on what it’s made of. If your tub is outdated and showing signs of wear, it may be time to replace your old tub. Or perhaps you’re just ready to modernize your bathroom with a fixture remodel. Updating your bathroom fixtures will increase your home’s value.
Bathroom Plumbing Problems & Repairs
Additions and Remodels
What should I do for a clogged bathtub drain?
You’ve pulled the bathtub stopper and the water just sits there. Hair, soap scum, and other debris build-up over time and clog your drain. If using a drain cleaning tool or plunging doesn’t do the trick, our experienced plumbers can snake your drain and remove the clogging debris.
We don’t recommend general over-the-counter drain cleaners since they can be corrosive or warp pipes.
Can hard water damage my plumbing pipes?
Texas water is hard water. And hard water can be a problem for your plumbing. If you’re installing new fixtures and plumbing lines, resolving your hard water issues will give your new fixtures a longer life.
Calcium and magnesium can eat away at your metal pipes and fixtures or wear out the plastic insides of your new fixtures.
Installing a water softener is an effective way to alleviate your hard water problems. We’ll be happy to come out and discuss water softener options with you.
How do I get rid of mold around my tub?
Mold is caused by excess moisture and a lack of ventilation. Mold around your tub is a cause for concern. If mold is able to grow, it has access to moisture. You’ll want to make sure the moisture isn’t coming from a plumbing leak.
Toxic mold can cause health problems. It will cause or worsen respiratory illness, headaches, allergic reactions, lethargy, and long-term health issues. Protect your family and get any mold growth checked out today.
To alleviate mold, clean your bathtub with mold-killing products like bleach, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide. Remember not to mix products that can cause toxic reactions. Always open windows and doors for fresh air and to allow proper ventilation after cleaning.
Finally, if mold is persistent around the caulked edge of the tub, you can remove and replace the old caulking. Carefully check for additional signs of mold since it can hide behind your tile and walls causing more extensive damage. If you think the mold growth is extensive, you may want to call in the mold remediation professionals.
Additions and Remodels
Tub Installation for a Bathroom Remodel
Looking for a full bathroom remodel? Want to upgrade your bathroom fixtures to a high-efficiency model?
Our experienced plumbers can install a new bathtub, shower, toilet, sink and faucets. If you’re redesigning your bathroom plumbing from the ground up, we can reroute the water and drain lines for you.
We’ve helped many homeowners add on a new bathroom addition and rearrange the plumbing configuration or repipe an existing bathroom to achieve the bathroom of their dreams.
No Obligation Quotes
Give us a call to discuss your bathtub installation and repair or your complete remodel plumbing needs. You’ll receive a complementary on-site visit and free, no-obligation estimate. And we guarantee quality workmanship.
All our plumbers are licensed and insured.
We’re ready to take your call.
Give Us a Call
Call Olde Town Plumbing Today!
Because it is a big risk to let bathtub leaks to go unrepaired, you’ll want to call the experts at Olde Town Plumbing as soon as possible. Water leaks can be difficult for homeowners to locate since water can travel far away from the source before it is noticeable. In fact a pool in one area may be originating from another.
Our plumbers are highly trained to detect the source of the problem.
You can count on Olde Town Plumbing. We’ll come out and inspect all your bathroom fixtures for leaks. You’ll receive an honest assessment. And if a repair needs to be made we’ll give you up-front pricing.
You can depend on our prompt, reliable service, any time, day, or night.
Need a Different Plumbing Service?
Extend the life of your faucets by replacing o-rings, cartridges, and other parts that wear out.
Combat the effects of hard water and preserve the life of your plumbing with a water softener.
Achieve optimal water heater performance through regular maintenance, repair or replacement.
Prevent plumbing emergencies with proactive drain cleaning and drain line repairs or replacement.
Prevent damage to your home by eradicating leaks with flexible PEX water lines or new drain lines.
Conserve water and protect your home with reliable repairs and installation of low-flow toilets.
Enjoy the efficiency of natural gas and propane appliances with expert gas line installation and repair.
Protect your home and family with dependable sewer line inspections, repairs and replacement.
What Sets Us Apart
When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician. We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times. We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve. We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”
We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well. When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need. We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.
You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently. To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us. And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.