Plumbers in Arlington, Texas – Increasingly popular among homeowners, hot tubs provide a relaxing environment to unwind or undergo treatments such as massage. When you require hot tub repair in the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s professional plumbers in Arlington, Texas are always available for your hot tub and other plumbing needs.
Hot tubs are heated with electricity or gas, and have jets that force out streams of air which create bubbles. Hot tubs are usually located outdoors in contrast to a spa, which may be found indoors. There are many brands of hot tubs but people often call them ‘Jacuzzis” which is actually a popular brand name of hot tubs. Requesting Jacuzzi repair will accomplish the same end as all of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas leave our Fort Worth & Arlington office fully stocked with the most commonly required parts to provide hot tub repair.
Acrylic models are popular, containing built in heaters and filtering systems with many options available including massage jets. Before purchasing, potential owners should be aware that hot tubs substantially increase energy bills. Regular maintenance to ensure the tub is operating at peak performance will help to keep energy costs down and will decrease the need for hot tub repair while extending service life.
Furthermore, we have to consider that public hot tubs are breeding grounds for germs and illness. Getting into a public hot tub is like taking a bath with everyone who has been in the tub since its last cleaning. Even though public facilities take care to maintain the cleanliness of a hot tub, it is not emptied and refilled every time someone uses it. As a result, the tub fills with germs which can be passed on. In addition, contact infection can result in the eyes, nose, and ears as well as in any cuts or scrapes on your body.
A home hot tub requires the maintenance of pH, temperature and routine cleanings to control bacteria. Showering before using the hot tub is a good practice to help control bacteria. Generally, hot tubs give very little trouble when properly cared for and provide pleasure for many years before requiring hot tub repairs.
Though hot tubs contain chlorine, it isn’t enough to sterilize the water and prevent infections. This is true for hot tubs even more than swimming pools because the hot water can make the chlorine evaporate more quickly than it would in cold water. This doesn’t mean you should add more chlorine which can eventually damage the tub and rubber gaskets in pumps causing the need for hot tub repairs. Stick to recommended amounts. Shower before use and limit who is allowed to use it.
There are facts you should be aware if you have a preexisting medical condition. Discuss it with your doctor in advance. Pregnant women should stay out of hot tubs as temperatures over 102 degrees Fahrenheit can cause death of the fetus. Temperatures over 106 degrees Fahrenheit can cause stroke, heart attack, heat stroke, as well as other illnesses and even death in healthy adults. Persons with high blood pressure or other heart disease should keep the temperature at 100 degrees Fahrenheit or less and limit themselves to a maximum of 15 minutes in the hot tub. A temperature above 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit is not recommended under any circumstances. Verify the temperature with a separate thermometer as the thermostats are often incorrect.
The sun can degrade and damage the hot tub. Your best bet is to cover it when it isn’t in use to avoid damage and reduce hot tub repairs. Substandard water sanitization and the over-use of disinfectant can also damage the hot tub. Thus, maintaining the proper chemical balance in a hot tub is important. In the following we will discuss the most common problems and how you can attempt to address them before calling our expert plumbers in Arlington, Texas to provide hot tub repair for you.
One of the most common problems of hot tubs is foam and products that don’t belong in the tub are the number one cause. Keep hair out of the tub by tying it back will help to keep hair gel, mousse, shampoo, body lotion, deodorant and hairspray from entering the water. Showering just before entering the tub will eliminate these products from entering the tub. To prevent residual laundry detergent from entering the tub wash swim suits after each use without detergent or fabric softener. Cheap chemicals to clean the tub or excessive amounts can cause foam. Use a good brand and the recommended amount. More isn’t necessarily better. An additional cause of hot tub foam is Total Dissolved Solids. Chemicals take the foreign elements in the water such as deodorant and convert them into a substance that binds to air-jet bubbles. These give the appearance of foam. Changing the water is the only solution. To prevent, use the one-third rule. Use a good brand of chemicals, clean the filter often and replace a third of the water each month. If you need assistance then get in touch with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and our professional and friendly plumbers in Arlington, Texas will be more than willing to help you.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX has professional plumbers in Arlington, Texas servicing Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Our experienced, courteous and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Arlington but surrounding areas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber that you can count on for plumbing repairs, maintenance and / or installation then you can count on us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas.
Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leader in the field for plumbing related repairs. We are also one of the most trusted plumbing service brands in the industry with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbers in Arlington, Texas. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our stone solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to contact us today. Our professional, courteous and friendly plumbers in Arlington, Texas will be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the plumbing related problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas a call today if you are looking for professional plumbers in Arlington, Texas. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®