At Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh, we’re proud of our quick and easy installation process. The professional Bath Fitter product only takes a day to install, so that you can be relaxing in your newly remodeled bathroom in no time at all. We make sure that this process is quick and efficient, because we’re committed to bringing homeowners the product they need, when they need it. This is especially true for a Critical Need Installation.
A Critical Need Installation is a highly expedited way for our customers to get a new and safer bathroom. The program is designed to help individuals who have difficulty using their current shower or bathtub due to physical or medical issues. Working with Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh, such individuals can have far more accessible hygiene space in just days.
“What we’re doing…” explained team member Matt Crytzer during the 2021 Pittsburgh Kitchen and Bath Show, “is trying to get out to someone who has a mobility issue and allow them to stay in their home [or] get back into their home [after] a medical situation.”
Maybe you’ve just undergone a surgery that makes it difficult for you to step over a high bathtub or shower wall. Maybe you’re preparing your home to welcome an elderly family member who needs a more accessible bathroom. Whatever the nature of your need, Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh’s Critical Need Installation can help.
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Matt spoke during a virtual, live event that we hosted with Pittsburgh’s own Cabinet World, the 2021 Pittsburgh Kitchen and Bath Show. This was a fun series of informative sessions that covered topics like who Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh is, shower installation, and more.
Below, we’re going to breakdown a great segment in which Matt and team member Mike Meili and described the Critical Need Installation: How Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh Can Make Your Shower Safer.
What is a Critical Need Installation?
Critical Need Installations are different than most installations. The average installation that we do at Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh is more open-ended. An average project may involve replacing an older, damaged bathtub, converting your bathtub into a shower, or something else. Because our work is versatile enough to meet the needs of any homeowner, a project that you complete with us could go in a variety of directions.
However, Critical Need Installations are more focused from the beginning. We still tailor our work to your needs and preferences, but this particular service was designed to meet a specific need; one that we discovered right here in our Pittsburgh community.
“You know,” said Matt:
Bath Fitter [of] Pittsburgh has almost 30 years’ experience in helping people with mobility or balance issues get back into their home. And what was happening is the demand was so high that we decided, let’s make this [a service], let’s build it into our schedule, and let’s help serve people more efficiently and help them get into their homes faster.
Because we noticed that many homeowners were experiencing an urgent need for a more accessible bathtub or shower, we invented the Critical Need Installation.
How Critical Need Installations help those with urgent, bathroom accessibility needs
Certain health-related circumstances may make it difficult for a given individual to fully use their current shower or bathtub. They may, for example, struggle to keep their balance and therefore not feel comfortable stepping over the bathtub wall. They might, on the other hand, be using a wheelchair, making it impossible for them to enter a regular shower or bathtub by themselves.
That’s where our service comes in to help. The showers that we create at Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh are specially designed to satisfy our customers. For those who want a Critical Need Installation, this means that we build a shower which is more accessible to someone with a mobility or balance issue.
More than that, we make sure you have the shower you need within days. Our team members are quick and efficient on any job, but we really kick it up a notch for Critical Need Installations.
“What we’re doing,” noted Matt, “is we’re getting out to take people’s tubs out and get them an accessible shower in as quick as seven days.”
For community members whose medical circumstance calls for a new bathroom right away, we have the solution.
A Critical Need Installation by Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh transforms whatever shower or bathtub you currently have into one that is much safer for individuals with limited mobility, etc. More than that, it brings customers their improved Bath Fitter product within a very short time: 5-7 days from your first phone call.
Shortening the waiting period ensures that you will have the safe shower you need, when you need it. We find that this is a game-changer for individuals who have particular medical and/or hygiene needs.
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Who should consider a Critical Need Installation?
The Critical Need Installation that we provide is designed to meet the need we saw in the greater Pittsburgh community: the urgent call for more accessible bathrooms to help customers whose health or medical situation makes their existing shower or bathtub difficult or dangerous. When we see that one of our customers has this need, we have their back.
We suggest that you consider opting for a Critical Need Installation if you have a health-related circumstance that requires you to make your bathroom more accessible within a very short amount of time.
The customers that we offer a Critical Need Installation to are individuals facing special circumstances. They often have had a recent change in either their physical condition or their lodging.
For example, if someone is close to being discharged from the hospital after a surgery, they may need their bathroom to be safe and ready for their return home. They and their family could only have a short time to prepare. That means they would need a quick, efficient, and sure solution for their situation. This is where Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh comes in, with our Critical Need Installation.
Someone who needs a more accessible shower can contact Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh over the phone, online, or by visiting one of our Pittsburgh area locations. From there, we help you schedule an appointment one to two days out.
Appointments normally last around a couple of hours, during which time one of our professional team members will visit you in the comfort of your home to talk with you about your specific bathroom remodeling needs. We’ll walk you through the various options that are available to you and answer any questions that you have. Once those matters are settled, we’ll return 5-7 days later, on average, to complete a one-day installation of your new shower.
How we make Critical Need Installations work
We’re able to complete Critical Need Installations so quickly because we take steps in advance to prepare for them. At Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh, we’re committed to meeting your bathroom remodeling needs in a timely fashion – and that commitment remains the same for Critical Need Installations.
So, the first step that we take is to integrate this service into our schedule. This means that we leave certain timeslots blank each week, in reserve for anyone who urgently needs a new and safer shower. Leaving those spots in our schedule blank is a way for us to ensure that we’re ready to start a Critical Need Installation when you need it.
The second step that we take to make this service efficient involves utilizing our 30 years of professional experience. Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh has been providing members of our community with safer showers for so long. So, our team members already know what sort of changes will be helpful. They come ready with suggestions that will get you the bathroom you want, rather than wasting your time with options that will not be helpful to you.
“Through our 30 years of experience of providing this service…” said Matt during the show:
We’ve… taken the choices that we know work best in this situation, put them on one sheet of paper, and really lowered the choices down to exactly what works for mobility and balance issues… So, if someone like myself or Mike come out to talk to you about something like this, it is a very smooth process with one sheet of paper. All the choices you’re going to need in order to safely get back into your home and take care of your needs [are there].
In addition, we make sure that we have all the supplies that we use for Critical Need Installations on hand and ready to go. “That’s part of the way that we’re able to accommodate these different needs,” according to Mike. By keeping our supplies in stock, we stay prepared to remodel your bathroom as soon as possible.
One-day installation, Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh style
We also make sure that we complete the actual installation with the same efficiency. At Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh, we stand by a one-day installation process. That goes for any project, be it a Critical Need Installation or otherwise. Our team members will arrive at your home, and – by the end of the day – will leave you with your new shower.
Certain jobs which are more demanding may require some extra time to complete. For example, getting your new shower wheelchair-accessible usually takes one to two days. However, we train each one of our team members to be as efficient as possible without compromising the quality of the work they are doing. It’s that simple.
As Jim Taddeo noted during the 2021 Pittsburgh Kitchen and Bath Show segment, Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh – Who We Are, we train each team member to do the best job, every time.
Not only do we train them to work efficiently without compromising quality, but also to be neat and clean while they are in your home.
Mike went into further detail during the show:
They’re very neat and they’re very clean. Everything that we remove, we take with us and dispose… Our guys lay drop cloths and they clean up after themselves as well. So [it’s a] very, very streamlined process.
When you work with Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh, your project won’t be completed sloppily. If you’d like to learn more about how we can remodel your bathroom so that it meets your standards, contact us today. We’d love to talk with you over the phone, chat with you online, or welcome you at one of our Pittsburgh area locations.
The completed Critical Need Installation
Once your new shower is completely installed, we know it will meet and exceed your expectations. We can be confident because we use the best materials, the best craftsmanship, and the best design input.
By “design input,” we mean how our product is customizable. A new shower or bathtub from Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh is more than a generic appliance. We offer a variety of accessories, along with aesthetic options. So you can personalize your bathroom to your exact style and requirements.
Our products come in a range of colors, textures, and patterns, and there are many accessories to choose from. You can opt for a soap dish, handlebar, etc.
“It comes with three or four accessories,” said Matt, “We’ll get you fully outfitted.”
Most options can be selected – up to the limit Matt mentioned – at no additional cost to you. Our team members will let you know if a given accessory comes with a charge.
Our acrylic product: Built to endure
Even the standard build of a Bath Fitter shower or bathtub is also designed to impress.
Our one-piece, seamless walls are custom made for each customer, so that they fit perfectly in your existing shower/bathtub area. This means that – unlike other designs that put together multiple tiles or wall-pieces – the Bath Fitter product requires minimal caulking. As a result, it’s easier to clean won’t experience the same caulk decay as other showers.
You’ll also find the shower we install is easy to clean and maintain because of the materials we use. Namely, acrylic. Tidying our acrylic bathtubs and showers is as simple as a gentle wipe-down with your favorite cleaning product.
Acrylic is also very durable and will look good and perform well for many, many years. In fact, we’re so confident in our acrylic showers and bathtubs that we offer a lifetime warranty. That means we’ll service the shower or bathtub that we installed in your home for as long as it remains in your home. Our customers can relax in their bathroom knowing it was built to last.
We hope you’ll consider adding this durable product to your home by working with Bath Fitter of Pittsburgh. Whether you’re looking for a Critical Need Installation to address a medical or hygiene-related emergency, or you’re simply hoping to renew the look and feel of your bathroom – we’d love to help you out.
Don’t hesitate to contact us online, over the phone, or at one of our Pittsburgh locations. You can also find us on Facebook, where photos of our work and more are waiting for you. Be sure to follow us so that you don’t miss updates on upcoming events.
If you’re interested in learning more about how a new Bath Fitter shower or bathtub can improve your home, be sure to read all about An Amazing Transformation to Your Bath and The WOW Solution for Any Type of Bath.