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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Retirees love The Magic City for its great health care, public transportation, and greenery. This population can live independently with walk-in tubs that help prevent falls in the bathroom. We researched Miami’s best walk-in tub companies to create this guide.

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      With its year-round tropical climate, Miami is a wonderful retirement location; in fact, close to 500,000 seniors call Miami home. Many of these residents deal with chronic illnesses and mobility issues. For these individuals and those with disabilities, a walk-in tub with slip-resistant coating and built-in handrails provides greater safety and ease of mobility.

      Cost of a walk-in bathtub in Miami

      The average walk-in bath costs $1,500 to more than $10,000. Basic soaker tubs tend to be the most affordable and include safety features like nonslip flooring and built-in grab bars.

      • Soaker walk-in tubs usually include a leak-resistant door, removable access panel and easy-to-clean finish. Common costs range from $1,500 to $5,000.
      • Walk-in tubs plus shower units generally come with a hand-held shower wand, a swinging door and anti-slip seats. These units usually cost between $2,500 to $6,000.
      • Combination air and water jet walk-in tubs feature whirlpool massage and air spa systems, textured nonslip floors and LED lighting. Expect the price to be between $7,000 and $10,000.

      Seniors in need of specific features or models should expect to pay more, depending on the make and manufacturer of the walk-in tub. For instance, luxury walk-in tubs constructed of acrylic with whirlpool massage and in-line heating generally cost more than a fiberglass walk-in tubs with air jets. Installation is also a cost factor. Some walk-in tub companies offer installation services at an added cost to the consumer. On average, installations range from $1,000 - $2,000.

      For many, a walk-in tub can be an affordable alternative to assisted living facilities in Miami. A private room at facilities like Bay Oaks Historic Retirement Resident, Midtown Senior Care or Villa Serena cost, on average, $3,000 per month. Walk-in tubs allow seniors to age in place and provide a safer solution for caretakers.

      Permits required in Miami to install a walk-in tub

      In Miami, homeowners and licensed contractors can get a permit for building work or new construction. According to Miami-Dade’s Building and Construction Division, you must submit an application and building plans before you start any project. Approval can take anywhere from 30 days for residential permits to 50 days for commercial permits. Many walk-in tub companies help customers file a permit — it’s crucial to discuss permitting with the walk-in tub company before making a final purchase.

      Many walk-in tubs are covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, though manufacturers typically require the installation to be performed by a licensed professional to honor its warranty. Miami-Dade County provides a database of contractors so you can find a licensed and insured plumber in the local area if the walk-in tub company does not install the tub itself.

      Miami walk-in tub FAQ

      Are walk-in tubs covered by Medicare?
      Medicare does not cover walk-in tubs. In some cases, partial reimbursement might be available through one’s health insurance. You may also be able to write off the cost of walk-in tubs as a medical expense on taxes, and company discounts and financing can make tubs more affordable.
      How much do walk-in tubs cost to install in Miami?
      Walk-in tub installation costs, on average, $1,000 to $2,000 in Miami. Depending on the company, quoted costs may or may not include installation.
      How long does it take to install a walk-in tub in Miami?
      A walk-in tub in Miami can take anywhere from one to three days to install. Larger and more complex tubs take more time to install.

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        Miami walk-in tub company information

        Guillen’s Plumbing

        Founded by Vietnam veteran Jose Guillen, Guillen’s Plumbing is a local plumbing parts distributor in Miami. Walk-in tubs at Guillen’s Plumbing start at $4,444 and go up to $8,671. The company sells tubs from American Standard and Jacuzzi, which include a manufacturer's warranty. Most products sold by Guillen’s Plumbing ship the same day and come with online tracking. The company accepts check, money order or credit cards.

        • Address: 11040 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33174
        • Phone: (305) 226-7855
        • Hours: M - F: 7:30am - 5:30pm
        • Website: guillensplumbingshowroom.com
        Cain’s Mobility Miami

        Cain’s Mobility sells basic walk-in tubs for $1,700 to $3,000. Its expertise comes from years of installing walk-in tubs and stair lifts for the local community. In addition, Cain’s Mobility trains its professionals to ensure the installation is done correctly.

        • Address: 2749 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145
        • Phone: (234) 203-0202
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: florida.cainsmobility.com
        NuBath

        NuBath offers acrylic walk-in tubs in a variety of different sizes. Its tubs come with rails, built-in seats and slip-resistant coating to ensure a safe and pleasant bathing experience. Customers can also apply special offers to their purchase, such as a 10% off discount for South Florida clients or $150 discount for referrals, to make their walk-in tub more affordable.

        • Address: 295 NE 104th St., Miami Shores, FL 33138
        • Phone: (800) 736-2481
        • Hours: M - Sun: 8am - 8pm
        • Website: bathroomremodelstpetersburg.com
        Aqua-Med

        At Aqua-Med, plumbers help customers install their walk-in tubs and upgrade their showers. It offers tubs with gel-coat fiberglass, slip-resistant floors, quick drains, aromatherapy, air and water jets and chromotherapy. The company also works with the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer Specially Adapted Housing (SAH), Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) and Home Improvement and Structural Alterations (HISA) grants to disabled veterans in need of financial assistance.

        • Address: Serves Miami residents
        • Phone: (561) 674-7310
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: aquamedwalkintubs.com
        Universal Tubs

        Universal Tubs are manufactured for and sold exclusively at Home Depot. Its handcrafted walk-in tubs are made in the U.S. and come with a 10-year warranty. Customers can choose from soaker, air jet or whirlpool varieties with thermal heating backrests and left or right drains. Universal Tubs also offers wheelchair-accessible models.

        • Address: 5701 NW 35th Ave., Miami, FL 33142
        • Phone: (877) 360-4454
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: universaltubs.com
        American Bath

        American Bath sells luxury walk-in tub made of fiberglass. Tubs cost from $6,237 to $8,217, and shipping starts at $50. At its showrooms, consultants are available to help customers choose the right tub. Choose from soaker tubs, air and dual systems or wheelchair-accessible models.

        • Address: 14241 S. Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay, FL 33176
        • Phone: (305) 964-7004
        • Hours: M - F: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm
        • Website: americanbath.com
        by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

        Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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