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Shower Installs 101: Maintenance, upgrades and more

Walk-in shower installs by Hudson Plumbing, Martinsville

How old is the shower unit in your home? Maybe it’s time for an upgrade. Are you researching the ins and outs of a brand new shower install? As Martinsville’s expert shower installers, we’d like to let you know what you can expect when you hire a licensed and insured plumbing contractor to bring your dream shower to life. Continue reading for more details!

Advantages of Walk-In Showers

There are many benefits of a walk-in shower over a traditional tub and shower unit. For starters, walk-in showers allow for more space because they don’t require curtains. One of the biggest advantages of walk-in showers is that they’re very accommodating for people who would prefer to enter and exit the shower without having to step over the edge of the tub. Walk-in showers are also great for customizing your faucet and nozzle–even allowing for multiple nozzles.

Shower Accessories

Another major benefit of walk-in showers is all of the shower accessories available to you. One such popular shower accessory is a rain style shower head; this kind of shower head allows for a wide coverage of rainfall style spray patterns. Another popular accessory is an overhead shower arm that extends much further out of the wall than a standard shower arm, and it includes a bend in the arm itself. Lastly, a ceiling mount shower arm is exactly what you think–it comes straight down from the ceiling to provide a spa-like shower effect.

Shower Maintenance

One of the biggest benefits of an upgraded walk-in shower unit is that they require little to no maintenance when installed by a licensed and insured plumber. However, we recommend cleaning your walk-in shower with soap and water on a regular basis. We also recommend homeowners routinely maintain the silicone around their walk-in shower with a 50/50 mix of water and chlorine bleach to eliminate any bacteria and germs that might be accumulating. For any other questions regarding maintenance, feel free to contact the team at Hudson Plumbing by dialing 765-349-0900.

Cost of Shower Installation

The cost of a walk-in shower installation can range from job to job depending on the overall scope of work. Walk-in shower costs could be anywhere from $3,500 to $6,000; however with the financing options available to you, you could pay a low monthly rate while enjoying your new shower today. Click here to learn more about your zero-interest financing options.


You could enjoy a brand new walk-in shower today by financing your install with as little as zero money down and no interest. Click here to learn more about how financing can save you money!