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Find the Best Walk-in Tubs in Sioux City, IA

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in seniors. One way to reduce the risk of falls at home is to install a walk-in tub. The Sioux City Journal has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing bath entry heights, luxury features and customer reviews of 25 businesses and choosing nine favorites from the top walk-in bath companies in Sioux City.

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What to look for in a Sioux City walk-in tub

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Walk-in tub companies in Sioux City offer a variety of styles of walk-in tubs, differing in characteristics like width, depth, material, color, door direction, safety features, luxury features and add-ons. Start by considering your budget and preferences, then consider which style of tub is the right fit.

Popular walk-in tub styles in Sioux City include the following:

  • Soaker walk-in tub: A soaker is a basic tub with all the standard safety features, including low entry threshold, nonslip surface, built-in seat, grab bar and hand-held showerhead. This model is good for anyone on a tight budget who does not need additional luxury features.
  • Jetted walk-in tub: These whirlpool-like walk-in tubs have all the safety features of soakers, plus air and/or water jets. Aerotherapy, hydrotherapy or combination tubs are helpful for those with joint or muscle pain, including people with arthritis or fibromyalgia.
  • Wheelchair-accessible walk-in tub: Wheelchair-accessible walk-in tubs have outward-swinging doors and large entryways to make it as easy as possible for those using a wheelchair to transfer into and out of the tub.
  • Bariatric walk-in tub: Bariatric walk-in tubs are designed to accommodate larger individuals. These tubs have wider door openings and bigger seats.

Besides choosing a walk-in tub style, you can also add on features like heated surfaces for back and neck, fast drains, aromatherapy, light therapy or self-cleaning systems. Walk-in tub companies offer free consultations to evaluate your space and help you choose or customize a tub model.

Walk-in tubs come with warranties, but each company offers different coverages, so ask for a written copy of the warranty and read it over carefully. Check for coverage on parts and labor for the tub shell, jets, motors, pumps, door seal and other components.

How much does a walk-in bathtub cost in Sioux City?

The cost of walk-in bathtubs in Sioux City is usually between $4,000 and $8,000 for the most common models. Walk-in tub price varies based on factors like the size of the tub, tub style, number and type of features and the complexity of installation.

  • Soaker walk-in tubs, with standard features, cost $2,000 to $5,000.
  • Hydrotherapy walk-in tubs, with water jets, cost from $5,000 to $7,000.
  • Aerotherapy walk-in tubs, with air jets, cost $5,000 to $9,000.
  • Bariatric and wheelchair-accessible walk-in tubs cost $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Luxury, customized walk-in tubs cost from $10,000 to $20,000.

Most Sioux City walk-in bath companies offer free quotes that include the cost of installation. To get an accurate quote, set up an in-home consultation. Ask about discounts, current promotions and financing options. If your walk-in tub is for medical care, you may be able to deduct the cost of the tub from your taxes, according to the IRS.

Sioux City walk-in tub installation and permitting

Many Sioux City walk-in tub companies offer installation service, which usually takes one to two days if you are replacing an existing bath or shower. If you’re installing a walk-in tub as part of building a new bathroom, or if your bathroom requires significant renovation, the process takes longer. Walk-in tub installation cost normally ranges from $700 to $3,000. Most installations cost $1,500 or less.

Bathroom remodels in Sioux City require a building permit, according to the City of Sioux City Inspections Department. Your installer can help you obtain the permit.

If you are replacing a bath or shower, ask your installers if they can remove the old fixture from your home. As soon as your new walk-in tub is set up, the installers will test it out and show you how to use it. Installation teams also explain how to maintain the tub and how to set up warranty service if you need it.

Sioux City walk-in bathtub FAQ

Can I install my own walk-in tub?

Yes, you can install your own walk-in tub. Most purchasers choose to get professional installation, though, in order to minimize the risk of damage to the home and to avoid warranty-related problems. Many walk-in tub companies offer professional walk-in tub installation in Sioux City.

What local financial assistance options are available for walk-in tubs in Iowa?

The Iowa Able Foundation, a nonprofit, provides home modification loans to those with disabilities. The Department of Agriculture offers loans to low-income homeowners to improve their homes. If you are a veteran, you may qualify for a housing grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Walk-in tub companies in Sioux City also offer discounts and financing options to qualifying buyers.

Do I need additional structural support to install a walk-in tub?

Many walk-in tubs can be installed in the footprint of a previous tub or shower. If you plan to install a much larger walk-in bath than your existing tub, however, it may require more extensive remodeling. Ask your walk-in tub company representative for more information during the initial consultation.

How do walk in tubs work?

Walk-in tubs have features to make bathing safer and more convenient for those with limited mobility. These include a low step-in, built-in seat, grab bar(s) and nonslip floor. Some have jets and other luxurious add-ons. To use a walk-in tub, you enter the tub through the sealed, swinging door, close it and fill the tub. Once finished, drain the water and exit through the door.

Sioux City walk-in bath company information

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Safe Step

Safe Step sells fully customizable walk-in tubs with a low-price guarantee. Each walk-in tub, made in Tennessee, goes through a 14-point inspection process and includes professional installation and a lifetime warranty on parts and labor. Sioux City customers can take advantage of financing options and specials. Contact Safe Step for a free consultation.

Safe Step Learn More (800) 692-1935
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American Standard

American Standard sells a wide variety of bathroom fixtures, including walk-in tubs. With hundreds of models to choose from, customers in Sioux City can find the material, color and features that fit their budget and needs. Every walk-in tub comes with a warranty that includes lifetime coverage of the door seal. American Standard provides free in-home evaluations.

American Standard Learn More (855) 858-5417
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Kohler

Kohler offers walk-in tubs with a price promise, so you know exactly what you’ll pay for the tub and professional installation. Every product comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and qualified customers receive financing options. Sioux City customers can customize the bath color and faucet finish and add accessories such as bath walls. Kohler’s specialists complete most installations in one day.

Kohler Learn More (800) 997-3146
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Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi, a household name in the bath industry, builds walk-in tubs with benefits like Epsom salt compatibility and fast filling and draining technology. Professionals install your walk-in tub in Sioux City in just one day and remove your old bath or shower. Contact Jacuzzi for a free quote, and be sure to ask about current pricing specials.

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Independent Home

Independent Home manufactures, sells and installs walk-in tubs to Sioux City residents. Customers choose from nine models, including wheelchair-accessible tubs, bariatric tubs and a power-controlled seat lift model. Each walk-in tub is customizable with therapeutic features and door swing options. Qualified Sioux City customers receive low-interest financing.

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Handy Man

Handy Man has been selling walk-in tubs in Sioux City for over 10 years. It guarantees to match local competitors’ prices and can assist with installation. Visit Handy Man’s local showroom, where you can sit in walk-in tubs on display, at 3460 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51105. Check the website for coupons, as well.

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Central Kitchen & Bath

Central Kitchen & Bath sells walk-in tubs by Mansfield Plumbing and American Standard, carrying over 50 total models. Detailed product descriptions are available on the company’s website. Central Kitchen & Bath offers free consultations and operates a showroom downtown at 844 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101.

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SanSpa Five Star

SanSpa Five Star manufactures and sells five models of walk-in tubs, including a bariatric model and a wheelchair-accessible model. Each model can be upgraded with a full massage package, which includes air and water jet systems, a heated seat, a self-sanitizing system, chromotherapy and aromatherapy. Call or fill out the online form for more information. SanSpa Five Star is located at 29 Central Ave. SW, Le Mars, IA 51031.

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Your Home Improvement Company

Your Home Improvement Company offers walk-in tubs, including wheelchair-accessible tubs, and professional installation. Financing is available for Sioux City residents. Products and labor come with a worry-free warranty. Contact Your Home Improvement Company for a no-obligation quote.

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