Many older homes were built with a
bathtub in the bathroom but no shower. Today, most people expect to
have a shower in their homes and don’t want to take a bath every day.
Rigging up a shower head and hose to the spigot is a common solution.
However, some homeowners would rather have a more permanent fixture
installed by a company providing plumbing
contractors in St Louis.
A Brief History of Residential
Bathtubs were common in residences
by the late 1800s, but showers did not become prevalent until the
mid-1900s. Even in the 1960s, new houses might be constructed without
these features. Many men and women who were children in the 1920s and
1930s had spent at least part of their youth without the luxury of
indoor plumbing. A combination of bathtub and shower would not
necessarily have seemed essential to them.
A Complicated Project
Companies offering plumbing services
in St. Louis can send a skilled individual to complete this project,
which will take at least several hours and a full workday. Installing
a real shower in a bathtub that does not have one is a complicated
project. The plumber must dismantle part of the wall to reach the
pipes. A valve must be replaced if the plumbing does not include an
outlet for a shower. This is typical in older homes.
The project of adding a permanent
shower fixture to a bathtub can be completed by a plumber with
Aire Care when the homeowner is ready to schedule this