Bathtub Repair Kits: Know Their Limitations

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Bathtub repair kits might seem like a great value when you are trying to save money on your bathroom renovation.

But always keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

Depending on the nature of the repair, instead of saving money by doing it yourself, you could be costing yourself a lot more time and money in the end.

If a leak isn’t completely repaired, given enough time, a slow leak can be even more damaging than a broken pipe in terms of repair and replacement costs.

Bathtub repair kits can do anything from fix a cracked or leaking tub to refinishing a small chip in the porcelain. This can be a great low cost, short-term solution to these types of problems.

However, in the long term, you should consider hiring a professional plumber or bathtub repair specialist to make sure that the job is done right and looks incredible.

Let’s face the facts, no matter how great the bathtub repair kit or how highly skilled you are, a store bought repair kit will not be a perfect match of either color or texture. When it comes time to sell your house, you know that potential buyers scrutinize two rooms more than any other, the kitchen and the bathroom.

Even though that do-it-yourself repair kit might have been the right solution for you, a potential buyer may see that slight discoloration as an additional expense and headache that they don’t want (or need) in their next home.

The good news is that, for only a fraction of the price of buying and installing a new bathtub, you can hire a professional to come out to your home and repair or resurface your tub. Not only will your bathtub come out looking as good as new, you can generally enjoy a relaxing bath by the next evening.