Bathtub Parts You Should Have On Hand Just In Case

Just like all other bathroom fixtures, bathtubs are prone to plumbing problems. At some point, they’ll break down and require replacement. The older your bathtub gets, the more likely it will crack, warp, stain – or get damaged in any way, especially if it isn’t made of durable material. Therefore, it’s important to be ready when issues arise with your bathtub. Here are the bathtub parts you should have on hand just in case:

1. Nuts, bolts, and screws

Nut, bolts, and screws hold bathtub parts in place and keep them safe. They eventually wear out. Screws in bathtub overflow covers also tend to rust, requiring replacement.


So when you keep these parts handy, it might save you a trip to the hardware store if a small part wears out, slips out of hand, or accidentally falls down the drain for any reason.


We recommend keeping different types of screws and nuts in stock.

2. Washers and O-rings

While it can be tricky sometimes to locate the true source of a leak in the bathroom, it’s easy to fix a bathtub faucet leak. It’s the most common leak that may lead to a host of bigger problems, including a high water bill.


Most leaks occur due to aging washers in the faucet assembly. If you disassemble your faucet and see that the washer has deteriorated over time, it’s time to replace it. This should fix the leak; otherwise, you may have to replace the entire assembly.


There are different types of washers that your bathtub may need. When selecting o-rings and rubber washers, get the bathtub handles and spout measurements first.


Buy the washers and O-rings in different sizes as well. You’d want to keep them around your home since they are also useful when it comes to fixing bathroom sinks, too.

3. Drain/ Drain kit

Too much debris of loose hair can clog the drain, requiring a backup drain to get the bathtub working properly again. So it helps to have a drain kit around if the existing one needs to be changed.


However, drain kits aren’t just for replacing clogged ones. They’re also a quick, simple way to upgrade the look of your bathroom’s design without replacing the bathtub.

4. Handles

Bathtub handles are made to last for years, but they can still break and loosen over time. A few spare handles can save you from inconvenience if the existing one breaks. Depending on the materials used, tub handles can be relatively inexpensive.

Replacing the handles is also a great way to change the look and feel of the bathtub. Handle kits are readily available so you’ll have everything you need to install a new one.

Need help with your bathtub? Contact Us

Many homeowners keep essential plumbing tools handy in case of emergencies. This is often enough for small repairs that can easily be fixed if you know what you’re doing. But if you need professional assistance with your bathtub, don’t hesitate to CONTACT US.


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