Bathtubs & Showers

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Since 1999, Radiant® Plumbing & Air Conditioning has expertly installed thousands of bathtubs and drains in Texas homes. Our reliable service ensures a flawless, relaxing bathing experience every time.

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Whether you want a sleek, modern tub or a luxurious hot tub retreat, our team ensures seamless installations of all styles, including corner showers and freestanding tubs. For bathroom remodels or upgrades, trust Radiant to deliver a transformative bathing experience with unmatched reliability and expertise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to install a bathtub or shower?

The time required to install a bathtub or shower can vary based on several factors, including the type of installation, the complexity of the project, and any additional features or customizations involved. Generally, it takes 1-2 days to install a standard tub or shower stall. However, more complicated models or situations may require additional time from your plumber. Contact the professionals at Radiant Plumbing and Air for a free quote on your bathtub installation.

Installing or replacing a bathtub can be a complex DIY project, depending on your level of plumbing and carpentry skills. The task involves connecting water supply lines, adjusting drain pipes, and ensuring proper support within the bathroom floor framing. Electrical considerations may arise if the bathtub has built-in features. It is crucial to adhere to local building codes for safety and compliance. Larger or heavier bathtubs may require additional manpower. If you are confident in your skills and understand the local regulations, you may attempt the project yourself. However, if you are uncertain or uncomfortable with these tasks, call Radiant Plumbing and Air to finish the job quickly and reliably.

Regular maintenance is advised for nearly every item in your house, including your new shower or tub. We recommend regularly cleaning it using non-abrasive cleaners and avoiding harsh chemicals. To prevent clogs, cover your drains with drain strainers. Install leak detectors and promptly address any leaks that are found. Prevent mold and mildew by properly ventilating the area after each use and keeping the caulk sealed around the base of the tub. Inspect your fixtures and repair them as necessary. And if you’re unsure, subscribe to the Radiant Maintenance program and we’ll take care of maintaining your new tub for you!

The cost of replacing a bathtub can vary significantly, typically ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 or more. Several factors influence the cost, including the type of bathtub chosen, materials, labor expenses, and any additional features or modifications required. Basic alcove bathtub replacements tend to be on the lower end of the cost spectrum, while more complex projects, such as installing freestanding tubs or using custom materials, can increase the overall expense. Additional costs may include the removal and disposal of the old bathtub, plumbing adjustments, and any necessary tiling or surround installation. Call Radiant Plumbing and Air to get a free quote on replacing your bathtub or shower and turn it into the one of your dreams.

To unclog a bathtub drain, start by removing visible debris near the drain and pouring a pot of boiling water down it. Use a plunger to create suction and dislodge the clog, and follow with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to break down debris. For persistent clogs, consider using a chemical drain cleaner cautiously or employ a plumbing snake to physically remove the obstruction. Always follow safety guidelines, and if these DIY methods prove ineffective or if you’re uncomfortable with the process, call Radiant and we’ll stop by to clear the clog fast.

If water conservation is your game, we can help you find the newest bathtubs, showers, and fixtures that will help reduce your carbon footprint. New bathtubs have a variety of features that make them better than the ones installed in your 1930s Spanish Colonial style home. Features such as better insulation for improved heat retention can be found in most new standard bathtubs. Additionally, if you’re looking to install a hot tub or jetted tub, you can find energy-efficient water heaters, LED lighting, adjustable jets, and smart technology to enhance your bathing experience. Radiant Plumbing and Air can help you upgrade your bathroom into a sanctuary haven of bliss.

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Bathtub Plumbing Problems? Radiant Plumbing Has Your Fix!

Whether you’re dealing with low water pressure, a slow drain, a leaky faucet, or another issue, a malfunctioning bathtub can be a major inconvenience. At Radiant® Plumbing and Air Conditioning, we understand the importance of a fully functional bathroom and can help diagnose and solve your bathtub plumbing problems. We’re the Texas plumbers with the expertise to tackle any bathroom issue, big or small.

Common Bathtub Plumbing Problems in Central Texas

Texas’ unique climate often leads to specific plumbing issues. Hard water, temperature fluctuations, and high humidity can cause problems like leaks, clogs, and corrosion. Here are some of the most common bathtub plumbing problems we encounter:
  • Low Water Pressure: This makes filling the tub a chore and can significantly impact your shower’s functionality. Common culprits include clogged pipes, faulty faucets, or a problem with the main water line.
  • Slow Drain: A slow-draining bathtub is frustrating and unsanitary. It can be caused by hair buildup, soap scum, mineral deposits, or even a broken drain stopper.
  • Leaking Faucets: A leaky faucet is a waste of water and money. It can also lead to water damage over time if left unaddressed.
  • Running Toilet: While not directly related to the bathtub, a running toilet can significantly impact your water pressure, affecting your entire bathroom.

Why Choose Radiant for Your Bathtub Plumbing Needs?

Choose Radiant for all your bathtub plumbing needs in Austin and San Antonio. Our commitment to exceptional service ensures that you receive top-quality solutions every time. Here’s why Radiant is your best choice for bathtub plumbing:
  • Experienced and Licensed Plumbers: Our team is comprised of highly trained and licensed plumbers with extensive experience in bathtub plumbing repair and installation.
  • Upfront Pricing: We believe in transparency. You’ll receive a clear and upfront quote before any work begins, so you can make informed decisions.
  • 24/7 Emergency Service: Plumbing problems don’t wait for convenient hours. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency service for those unexpected plumbing emergencies.
  • Guaranteed Satisfaction: We stand behind our work and offer a guarantee on all our services, ensuring your complete satisfaction.

Radiant’s Plumbing Solutions

Our comprehensive bathtub plumbing services include:
  • Leak Repair: We can identify and repair leaks from faucets, pipes, or around the bathtub drain.
  • Drain Cleaning: We use advanced techniques to clear clogged drains quickly and efficiently.
  • Faucet Repair and Replacement: We can repair your existing faucet or install a brand new one to enhance your bathroom’s style and functionality.
  • Shower Head Installation: Upgrade your shower experience with a new shower head that provides optimal water pressure and spray patterns.
  • Complete Bathtub Plumbing Installation: If you’re remodeling your bathroom or installing a new bathtub, we can handle all the plumbing aspects of the project.
Call us today at (833) 656-4056 for a consultation and let us take care of your bathtub plumbing needs.)