If you are looking to make your bathroom more accessible as your age-in-place, a walk-in tub can make bathing easier and safer. When you install a walk-in tub in your bathroom, you can enjoy a relaxing soak while avoiding the potential dangers of a traditional bathtub.

When considering the installation of a walk-in tub, one of your primary concerns may be the potential for damaging leaks. This is a valid concern, as even a small water leak can cause serious damage to your home.

Keep reading to learn if walk-in tubs leak!

Why Proper Installation is Important

When your walk-in tub is properly installed by a professional installer, like Portland Accessibility Remodelers, you can be sure that your walk-in tub will not develop problematic leaks. When professionally installed, your walk-in tub will be custom fit into your bathroom and expertly sealed around the drain, overflow pipes, and other openings in the tub.

Additionally, a high-quality walk-in tub comes with features that prevent bath water from becoming a problem within your bathroom. These features include safety thresholds and watertight doors, ensuring that bath water stays in the tub!

If you have mobility issues, a walk-in tub can be a great option to help you maintain your independence while attending to your personal needs. They are designed to be easier to use as well as safer than a traditional bathtub.

What Are the Advantages of Walk-In Tubs?

There are many reasons why someone may choose to install a walk-in- tub. Some of the advantages of a walk-in tub include the following:

Easy Access

Walk-in tubs have a low threshold that allows you to easily access the tub. There are even models with wider doors that swing outwards to accommodate wheelchair users.

Advanced Safety Features

Many walk-in tubs are equipped with safety features like grab bars, non-slip flooring, anti-scald valves, and built-in seating, which can help to reduce the risk of falls or other accidents.


Walk-in tubs are often deeper than traditional bathtubs, allowing for a more relaxed and comfortable soak. Some models also feature hydrotherapy jets that can help provide relief for sore or stiff muscles.

Health Benefits

Soaking in a warm bath can not only ease sore muscles but also soothe achy joints and help shorten the healing times for injuries like burns or skin ulcerations. Some models also come with heated surfaces which can work to improve circulation.

Do I Have to Remodel my Bathroom to Fit in a Walk-In Tub?

Fitting a walk-in tub into your existing bathroom is easier than you might think. While walk-in tubs are generally much deeper than traditional bathtubs, but they tend to be narrower, reducing the space needed for installation. 

A walk-in tub can also reduce your water usage. Where a standard bathtub can use up to 80 gallons of water per bath, on average, a walk-in tub only uses about 50 gallons of water.

Portland Accessibility Remodelers can help you chose a high-quality walk-in tub that precisely suits your individual needs. With their professional installation, you be sure that your bath will be leak-free and worry-free!

If you have been considering your bathroom accessibility options, contact the professionals at Portland Accessibility Remodelers today! We can help you realize your dream of staying in your home as you age-in-place!