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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of Mission Valley East Goes with the (Bathtub) Flow

Amaze Your Friends with Your Knowledge of Bathtubs

North Americans want bathtubs to be large enough so they can stretch their legs out, so the average bathtub is five feet long.

The standard width is 30 or 32 inches. The most common depth of a non-specialty tub is 14 inches.

Specialty tubs (walk-in, freestanding, corner) are usually deeper, with corner tubs being wider as well.

Without the overflow drain, a standard tub holds about 110 gallons, but that leaves no room for a person. An overflow drain reduces the volume to 69 or 72 gallons. Blocking the overflow drain may allow for a more comfortable soak, but it also allows the water to spill over.

If the overflow drain fails, the amount of water is too much to remove for a homeowner with a bunch of bath towels and a roll of paper towels.

Blocked or failed overflow drains are the most common cause of tub overflows.

Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Mission Valley East is Here to Help®.

Call us at 619-303-3599. We have 24-hour emergency service every day. Disasters work on weekends and holidays and at odd hours, so we work on weekends and holidays and at odd hours.

Just for Fun

Compare all of that to the average shower, which in the U.S. uses under 18 gallons of water. Even the average teen uses less water in a shower than any one uses in a bath.

Water Damage is Real Damage

If water damage merely meant wet towels and slippery tiles, there would be no need for emergency service.

The average cost for remediating water damage is from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on factors such as:

  • Whether the water had been used for bathing (in which case it is gray water) or was clean
  • Length of time water soaked into the structure (more time = more damage)
  • Location of the tub and path of the water – if the tub is upstairs, we’ll check whether water went into the subfloor and to the ceiling below
  • Amount of water in the wall behind the drain

The costs include assessment, water extraction, and restoration.

We are experts at restoring homes from any kind of water damage, including the dreaded bathtub overflow.

Reasons to Choose SERVPRO of Mission Valley East

We are your neighbors; we’re close enough to get there quickly.

Ozoning equipment means we get rid of odors throughout the house; we don’t just cover them up.

We have nationally recognized certifications in all steps of water restoration.

We work directly with most insurance companies.

We don’t make fun of the rubber ducky.