When most individuals transfer into a brand new residence they've a mixture of pleasure and exhaustion, however trying in my new bathroom I solely felt disgust. After a month of in search of the right house in a brand new city (New York Metropolis to be actual), I settled on a comfortable rental in Brooklyn, with the promise from my landlord to have a clear residence from high to backside. After carrying furnishings and all of the packing containers up the seemingly infinite stairs, my first intuition was to get cleaned up within the shower.
So you'll be able to think about my shock starring at bathtub that seemed filthy, with stains from water and mould protecting the underside. Glazing on the powder blue tub had worn by means of the bathtub's floor, revealing an odd mixture of grey patches of what I assumed to be grout. Even the drain and stopper had began to rust by means of, though these could possibly be extra simply changed. Towards my very own higher judgment I took a shower that night time, solely to really feel much less clear than earlier than I had stepped inside.
Whereas the owner had promised to revive the bathtub to working situation once I signed the lease, the crew had but to exchange the outdated tub. The following day I known as them to come back change the bathtub, however now the was a catch; they might come to re-glaze our bath surfaces, however we might not have the ability to use the bathroom for an additional 48 hours!
Later that day to crew arrived and took over all the bathroom, spending the remainder of the afternoon cleansing and spraying glaze over the bathtub. Each floor wanted to be taped over or else the glazing would smash the remainder of our bathroom. I might barely keep inside my residence with all of the noxious fumes, even with all of the home windows open. Two days later I stepped within the shower for the primary time, extra apprehensive about ruining the bathtub's new end than having fun with the bath.
Lately my pal informed me about the identical issues throughout his residence hunt, so after listening to about our ordeal he needed to discover a higher resolution. As a substitute of asking their landlord to re-glaze the tub, he despatched them about hyperlink to acrylic bath resurfacing, which will be customized match for any bathtub. As a result of this took much less time to put in, their landlord had no bother changing the outdated fixtures with a brand new acrylic bath liner.
Changing the tub by means of acrylic bath resurfacing would have been a way more inexpensive choice and a greater funding within the residence for the owner. Particularly now the tub's floor is starting to put on off once more, I might need to ask my landlord to easily change the bathtub with an acrylic shower floor this time. Possibly it will likely be a lot simpler for the following tenant who strikes in, and subsequent time I will know a lot better what to ask for in my residence hunt.