A guide to essential bathtub parts

There are many bathrooms parts that you should always have access to if an emergency strikes. If you don’t have these to hand, you may be unable to enjoy the luxury of a warm soapy bath until you have not only sourced them but fitted them too. Even high-quality bath parts can break down sometimes. Let’s take a look at some of the bathtub parts that you should always have spares of if something disastrous occurs.


If your handles break down, you won’t be able to enjoy a long relaxing bath until the situation is resolved. Handles can be cheaper to replace than you think, with many well-known retailers offering affordable handle kits that will help you put things right quickly in an emergency.


If you do have a leak, this could be linked to a faulty bath system. Parts like gaskets, washers, seals and o-rings can wear out over time. If the connections in a valve aren’t secure, a leak can occur. You may be able to resolve your problem by replacing individual components, but sometimes it’s easier and less fussy to just replace the whole valve.

Rubber washers and o-rings

Rubber washers or o-rings are cheap to replace, but many people don’t have them to hand in case of an emergency. If your washers have started to deteriorate, you may be facing big plumbing problems. When you’re buying spare washers or o-rings, make sure you know the relevant measurements so you can purchase the right items for your needs. If you don’t have quality washers or o-rings, your bath components won’t have the tightness or seal needed to perform efficiently.

Nuts and screws

It’s very wise to ensure you have a wide range of screws and nuts available if you do need to carry out a quick DIY job. Small screws, packing nuts and seat washer screws can come in very handy when you have a problem with your tap.


Your gasket is essential for stopping leaks and preventing overflowing. This part is attached to your drain and found behind the faceplate cover. If this component loses its watertight seal because it’s started to wear away or hasn’t been installed properly, your bath may start to leak. The gasket is attached to the drain and located behind the faceplate cover for the drain. It’s also wise to ensure that you have access to a spare face plate, taps and a drain kit.

Contact Ability if you have an issue with your bath

If you do have an issue with your bath and needed quality components to be fitted by competent professionals, Ability can help. At Ability, we have many years of experience in this field and can be counted on to put your plumbing issue right within a minimal time frame. You can reach us today by sending a message through our website. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending an email to info@ability.uk.com. We will get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.

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