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What is a Walk-In Tub?

contact us walk in tub walk in shower royal plumbing iowaA walk-in tub is a bathtub that has been accomodated with accessibility options, e.g. a side-door or cut out that allows easy access, for persons with mobility issues or those wishing to have the peace of mind that a walk-in tub offers. We offer the option to either convert an existing bathtub or install a brand new walk-in tub. Whichever option you choose, Royal Plumbing will help to create a safe and accessible bathtub that makes taking a bath a stress-free time for you. Walk-in tubs can be a great option for caretakers to help with bathing as well.

What is a Walk-In Shower?

A walk-in shower is a shower or tub that has been replaced or made accessible with different options. Most of the time this means replacing a bathtub with a shower without a lip on the edge so that it is wheelchair accessible. It can also mean including seating or handrails for ease of accessibility. Walk-in showers can be very helpful for those with caregivers who bathe them as it is either to reach and assist. 

What are they made of? 

We have five different suppliers and the material is Gel Coat, Acrylic, and Vikrell.

What will it cost to install a walk-in tub?

Costs vary by individual project, but we do offer free consulations so that you can contact us and find out what we offer to fit your budget! We have financing on everything if you qualify!

Is there any government assistance to help pay for a tub? 

If you have a disability, there might be! Ask your case worker. 

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What is the payment schedule? 

We collect one third down payment at the first visit, one third when the tub is delivered to your house, and the final payment is collected when the tub is installed and ready to go! We have financing on everything if you qualify!!

How long does it take to install? 

Six to eight weeks after the contract is signed and tub ordered, the tub will be delivered. The actual installation takes about two days for a walk-in tub. 

Do the doors leak? 

There is a lifetime warranty on each and every tub, and they will not leak when installed properly. Think about a front load clothing washer. These tubs operate in much the same fashion. We don't leave our installs to chance or handy men. Each plumbing job and install at Royal Plumbing is performed by a Master Plumber licensed to work in every city in Iowa. 

Will I have a color choice? 

For most options, yes! While walk in tubs only come in white, deep soakers and walk-in showers come in five different color choices. There are also 19 color choices for the surround and nine different patterns. 

Does installing a walk-in tub in place of an existing shower stall change my bath from a 3/4 bath to a full bath? 

Always check with your real estate agent for value, but generally yes. When this happens, you are also increasing the value of your home. 

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Can you put a door on my existing tub? 

Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: we can install a tub cutout which is helpful for caregivers and thosse who have accessibility needs. However, our full locking walk-in tub doors cannot be installed into your existing tub. 

Will this tub fit into my bathroom? 

We have 22 different sizes and configurations, so chances are yes! We will perform a free estimate and measure your entire bathroom to get an idea of which tub or shower will work best for your bathroom. 

What other services do you offer?

In addition to our walk-in tubs, we offer walk-in showers, tub cut-outs, and other plumbing and bathroom remodeling options. For information regarding Radon Mitigation, click here. We provide our high-quality plumbing services to both residential and commercial customers.

How big of an area do you cover in and out of the state? 

Our service area is the state of Iowa. However, we will also travel to surrounding states with a mileage charge for travel. 

How many people are employed by Royal Plumbing? 

We have seven employees in our office and fifty in the field! 

Give us a call at with any other questions or concerns you may have

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Sales: 515-994-9170

Sales Cell: 515-979-9521

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