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Best Walk-in Tubs in Pittsburgh, PA

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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Bathing can be difficult for people with limited mobility, but walk-in tubs can help. These bathtubs help seniors and people with disabilities in Pittsburgh age in place by making their homes safer and more accessible. We put together the list below to help you find the best walk-in tub companies in Pittsburgh.

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      Areas around Pittsburgh like Mount Lebanon and Sewickley have large senior populations, and according to U.S. Census Bureau, more than 14% of Pittsburgh residents are 65 and older. One in three seniors falls every year, and 80% of those falls occur in the bathroom. Pittsburgh also has more residents with a disability than the national average. Seniors and people with disabilities benefit enormously from owning a walk-in tub. These fixtures not only prevent falls but also offer relaxation, comfort and independence.

      Cost of a walk-in tub in Pittsburgh

      Finding the right walk-in tub can be difficult, especially if you’re shopping on a budget. As the number of tub features on your bathtub increases, so does the price.

      • Soaker walk-in tubs have a seat, low-entry step-up and leak-proof door. They typically cost between $1,500 and $5,000.
      • Hydrotherapy tubs have water jets that help users relax and provide a gentle massage. These tubs are generally priced between $5,000 and $7,000.
      • Combination tubs have water and air jets and cost $7,000 to $10,000.

      Pittsburgh walk-in bathtub quotes usually include the installation price. If it doesn't, expect to pay an average of $1,000 for a standard installation. However, expect to pay considerably more if you have a more complicated installation:

      • Plumbing upgrades that allow tubs to fill and drain faster cost between $350 to $1,800, depending on the job’s complexity.
      • While most walk-in tubs have a low-entry threshold of 4 to 6 inches, some people still need help entering their tub. For greater accessibility, professionals can install ceiling lifts for around $3,000 and curbless showers for about $6,000.
      • Hydrotherapy tubs with electric motors also need an electrician for installation. Electrician service charges an average of $65 to $85 per hour when paid separately, but companies sometimes include these charges in the tub quote.

      Many companies offer specials and financing options that help make walk-in tubs in Pittsburgh more affordable. Also, the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation provides 0% interest loans or grants for qualifying elderly homeowners earning twice the federal poverty line or less.

      Walk-in tubs may seem pricey, but when assisted living arrangements that cost an average of $3,450 per month are the alternative, walk-in tubs are worth the investment.

      Licensing and permits required in Pittsburgh, PA

      Installing a walk-in bathtub in Pittsburgh can require several permits, depending on the type of work needed. Some possible permits needed include building, mechanical and electrical permits. Pittsburgh permitting fees vary based on the scope of work needed and have a minimum cost of $100 for every residential permit. Before any work, ask your installer if the company handles the permits or if you need to request your own.

      All work should be completed by licensed contractors, plumbers or tradespeople who have general liability insurance.

      Pittsburgh walk-in tub FAQ

      Are walk-in tubs covered by Medicare?
      No, but walk-in tubs may be tax deductible. Also, many companies offer discounts and financing.
      What’s a typical warranty for walk-in tubs in Pennsylvania?
      Walk-in tub warranties in Pennsylvania range from 10 years to the lifetime of the tub, while components may have a two-year to a lifetime warranty. Speak with a representative of the walk-in tub company you choose for more information.
      Are walk-in tubs tax-deductible?
      A walk-in tub may qualify for a tax deduction if you purchase it for medical safety reasons. You would need to have a prescription for a walk-in tub from your doctor and supporting documentation of an existing medical condition.

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        Pittsburgh walk-in tub company information

        Freedom Bath USA

        Freedom Bath USA tubs come with customizable accessories, safety features and built-in antimicrobial technology for quick cleaning. A disabled veteran owns and operates the company and matches discounts with a donation in your name to one of the charities supported by the company.

        • Address: 3350 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321
        • Phone: (724) 980-0056
        • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm
        • Website: pittsburghbathremodel.com/bathtub-remodel-pittsburgh/walk-in-tubs
        Legacy Remodeling

        Legacy Remodeling sells affordable walk-in tubs that increase users’ safety while bathing. Customers can choose from a myriad of models and add-ons for a perfect fit. Those looking for a full-bath remodel along with their new tub can also use Legacy’s online project visualizer to see a model of their finished bathroom.

        • Address: 3090 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216
        • Phone: (412) 329-6614
        • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm
        • Website: legacyremodeling.com/bathroom-remodeling/walk-in-tubs
        Cain's Mobility Pittsburgh

        Cain’s Mobility gives Pittsburgh seniors the opportunity to age in place with its custom-made walk-in tubs. All its tubs have leak-proof doors and low thresholds for easy access. Its tubs also have other features like nonslip floors, grip bars and comfortable seating to make it safer for seniors to bathe themselves.

        • Address: 405 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 1500100
        • Phone: (234) 203-0202
        • Hours: M - Sat: 7am - 7pm
        • Website: pennsylvania.cainsmobility.com/walk-in-bathtubs/pittsburgh
        Home Smart Industries Pittsburgh

        Home Smart Industries has won a Big50 award from Remodeling Magazine and a Service Excellence award from Guildmaster. Its tubs’ hydrotherapy and safety elements make them a popular choice for seniors in Pittsburgh. Other tub features include a low safe-step entry and heated back, neck and shoulder surfaces.

        • Address: Serves Pittsburgh residents
        • Phone: (855) 696-4000
        • Hours: M - Sun: 8:30am - 8pm
        • Website: homesmartind.com/walk-in-tubs/walk-in-tubs-pittsburgh
        The Bath Builders

        The Bath Builders engineers its walk-in tubs for beauty, reliability and safety. It also works within customers’ budgets to find the right tub for their needs. The company's large color and pattern selection means its bathtubs match any bathroom, while its non-slip surfaces and low thresholds significantly reduce fall risks.

        • Address: Serves Pittsburgh residents
        • Phone: (330) 754-1437
        • Hours: Call for hours
        • Website: thebathbuilders.com/pittsburgh/walk-in-tubs
        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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