Stay out of harm’s way – make everyday your Personal Safety Day!

October 10, 2011

Did you know each week more than 30,000 Americans over the age of 65 are seriously injured by falling?  According to the National Safety Council, nearly 250 die as a result.

October 10, 2011 is National Personal Safety Day and Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair in Phoenix, Arizona would like to share how to reduce your risk of falling:

•    Make sure your footwear fits well, has a non-slip sole and is appropriate for the activity at hand.  Slippers, while comfortable, aren’t a good choice as they can stretch, become loose, and fall off, causing the wearer to fall.  Socks can be ice skates on tile floor, and should be worn with shoes.
•    Take steps to eliminate or fix potential hazards at home including making sure all walkways, stairs, and hallways are free of clutter, removing scatter or throw rugs, making sure all cords are out of the way, and using brighter bulbs and increasing natural light throughout the house.

•    Invest in professionally-installed grab bars at the entry to AND inside the tub/shower, as well as replace the towel rack with a grab bars.  Visit ToddsBathtubs.com for more information.
•    Since two-thirds of the falls occur in the bathroom, consider converting your fiberglass tub to a step-in shower.  Reducing the tub barrier from a typical 16 inches down to 4 inches will help reduce your risk as you enter and exit the shower. Call Todd’s today to schedule this one-day tub cut to make your bathroom safer!
•    Consider starting a regular exercise program to improve balance, coordination and lower body strength, after getting approval from your doctor.

•    Review all prescriptions and over the counter medications with your health care provider as some can contribute to the increase in falls among older adults.
•    Have your vision checked by a professional at least once a year.

Safety is within reach, so prevent falls, not react to them!

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair began serving Maricopa County Arizona (the Phoenix metropolitan area) in 1978 to provide repair and refinishing services to a growing demand from homeowners, plumbers, builders, hotels and senior living venues who need repairs to bathtubs and shower units, old and new!  Todd’s provides a professional and reasonable repair solution to the high cost of replacing bathtubs and showers and to make bathrooms safe by installing the world’s strongest grab bar system.

Services offered include:

*Refinish ugly tubs, tile, showers and sinks

*Repair shower and tub weak floors

*Convert Fiberglass Tub to walk-in shower

*Repair chips in tubs, showers, sinks

*Provide & install bathroom safety grab bars

Call Todd’s at 480 835 7070 or visit http://www.ToddsBathtubs.com

 

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Care for your newly refinished bathtub or shower

October 3, 2011

Your newly refinished tub or shower deserves this imported non-slip bathmat that is safe for newly refinished tubs. Our bathmat does not stick to the tub surface after use, unlike store bought bathmats which can damage the tub surface.

Also, to help preserve the finish and keep it looking new, Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair suggests you remove the mat when completing the your bath or shower and hang it over the side or on a towel rack.

$30 – clear color, fits standard size tub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $5 – Safe Soap is a concentrated, non-abrasive cleaner for daily use.
 Great for refinished tubs to stay looking new! 

 

CALL Todd’s today at 480 835 7070 or email ToddsBathtubs@hotmail.com to order both and have the Technician  deliver on the day of your refinish!

 For more bathtub, shower, sink refinishing or repair services, visit ToddsBathtubs.com

Bathtub Customer Service Specialist Celebrates 20 Years

May 12, 2011

 

Todd's celebrates 20 years of excellent customer service by Denise!

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair in Mesa, Arizona is proud to celebrate Denise Gerold for her 20 years of loyalty and dedicated service.  Since May 1991, Denise has been helping customers with refinishing and repairing those ugly tubs and showers, fixing the chips, scratches, cracked floors and converting bathtubs into walk-in shower for our seniors and people with mobility challenges. 

Gary Farrell, owner of Todd’s, says “Denise is the first person our customers speak to – she  answers every question about how to best fix or refinish that ugly or damaged tub, shower, sink or countertop.  She is extremely knowledgeable and is very helpful to all our customers, whether the call is from a contractor, plumber, new or repeat customer, or a referred customer.  She often suggests the installation of safety grab bars or convert the fiberglass tub to a walk-in shower in the bathroom, where 60% of all fall occur in the home.” 

Denise not only talks to each customer, but she schedules and dispatches Todd’s experienced Technicians and follows up with our customers to insure that satisfaction is achieved for each and every job.  Denise was born and raised in Ohio, is a long-time resident of Mesa and is married to Mike, a member of the local Carpenter’s Union. They have two grown sons, plus two grandsons that keep her busy when she is not at Todd’s.   We are proud to share and celebrate her longevity and eagerness to get the job done with a smile!

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass, a 33-year old Mesa-based company, is responsible for over 115,000 bathtub/shower repairs and refinishes throughout Phoenix and Maricopa County. The licensed, bonded and insured service company also refinishes sinks and bathroom and kitchen countertops to the color of your choice and installs the world’s strongest safety grab bar fastener system.   For more information call Denise at 480 835 7070 or visit www.ToddsBathtubs.com

Why Replace? Refinish & SAVE 80% of tub replacement cost!

March 14, 2011

The best way to view how cost-effective and attractive refinishing and repair of bathtubs, showers and sinks, is to view Todd’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awr4G3iF4as

Todd’s has serviced over 115,000 homeowners, residential builders, plumbers, hotels, senior venues and hospitals throughout Maricopa County since 1978. Warranties are provided for completed work.

In addition to being awarded the Super Service Award in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 by Angie’s List, we are members in excellent standing with the Arizona Better Business Bureau and The Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Todd’s technicians have 72 years combined experience in bathtub refinishing, resurfacing and repairs. For the past 33+ years Todd’s has served Maricopa County. We only hire full-time employees, not subcontractors and they all drive company-owned trucks.

http://www.ToddsBathtubs.com
480 835 7070

Bathroom Safety in 1 day!

February 18, 2011

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair wants to help you be safe in your bathroom!  For a limited time, they are offering this offer.  Call  Todds, Maricopa County’s largest and most experienced bathroom refinishing company, today at 480 835 7070.

Todds Bathroom Safety in 1 day

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award for fourth time

January 11, 2011

Todd's earned Angei's List Super Service Award for the fourth time!

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

“Our Super Service Award winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to providing consistently high quality customer service, as judged by the customers who hired them,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List.

Gary Farrell, owner of the 33 year-old company serving homeowners, contractors, home builders, senior communities, hotels and hospitals throughout Maricopa County said “The Todd’s team is proud to receive this award for the fourth year.” 

Todd’s has fixed over 115,000 ugly tubs, showers, sinks and countertops.  Their technicians have 69 years combined experience in bathtub refinishing, resurfacing and repairs. Todd’s only hires full-time employees who all drive company-owned trucks.

Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2010 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Todd’s is licensed, bonded and insured, with an A+ rating by Better Business Bureau.  For more information, call 480 835 7070 or visit www.ToddsBathtubs.com  

Angie’s List collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 1 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie’s List to help them make the best hiring decisions. Take a quick tour of Angie’s List.

Sobering Bathroom Fall Stats

January 7, 2011

Is this statistic sobering to you: 1 in 3 three older adults fall in their homes each

Todd's installs a wide variety of grab bar sizes and colors!

year and 60% occur in the bathroom?  So we should not be surprised to learn that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that the top 11 home improvements most often installed in a senior’s home include:

 

1.      Grab bars in bathrooms

2.      Grab bars in showers

3.      Movable shower heads for those who sit

4.      Portable shower seats

5.      Full bathroom and bedroom on 1st floor

6.      Levered doorknobs

7.      Levered faucets in kitchen sink

8.      Handrails on both sides of stairwells and on front & rear steps

9.      Widened doors to accommodate wheelchairs

10.   Ramps for those using walkers and wheelchairs

11.   Removal of any door threshold 

 

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass is here to help you with the first four bathroom improvements listed above.  Serving Maricopa County for the past 33 years, Todd’s has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and received the Super Service Award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 from Angie’s List.

In addition, Todd’s has an Aging in Place Specialist on their team.  Kim Kubsch, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and offers education and home assessments for older adults to live safely, independently and confidently at home as long as possible.

 

Just because Medicare does not pay for grab bars or any of the home modifications listed above, please do not put yourself at risk.  Call Todd’s today at 480 835 7070 or visit: ToddsBathtubs.com.

 

DON’T WAIT!  The cost of four grab bars installed in your toilet and shower is less than 25 hours of home care.  If you slip and fall, you will need hundreds of hours of home care – you do the math!

Why is the curved shower rod a SAFE option?

November 3, 2010

Bathtubs and showers can feel very small and confining.  So you wonder why all the BUZZ about the curved, crescent shaped shower rod?  Several very positive features of this shower rod include: 

-It provides more space for you to shower or bath inside the tub – in other words, the curtain will not cling to you!

Call Todd's at 480 835 7070 to install this curved, crescent shower rod!

-It is permanently attached to the walls using the world’s strongest fastener system. 

-Next time you are in a bathroom in a national hotel chain like Marriott or Hilton, take notice – they use the same permanently-installed, curved,crescent shower rod.     

-Can help prevent accidents – often people try to brace their fall by grasping on to whatever they can see or touch.  Grasping on to a shower curtain hanging with a tension rod will fall down right on top of them. 

These are all benefits of calling Todd ‘s to install this permanently-installed curved, crescent shower rod.  Safety is within reach and plus any safety grab bars or to convert your fiberglass bathtub to a step-in shower!

Since 1978, Todd’s has served Maricopa County.  We are licensed (residential and commercial), bonded and insured and provide warranties for completed work. 

Call Todd’s  today at 480 835 7070 or mail: ToddsBathtubs@hotmail.com or visit www.ToddBathtubs.com

For more Bathroom Safety tips, visit SAFEAginginPlace.com

Mesa-based Contractor gives “Labor of Love” for Families of Sick Children

September 5, 2010

(September 6, 2010, Labor Day – Mesa, Arizona)  — Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair recently refinished the corporate office countertops at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix.  The Ronald McDonald House is a “Home Away from Home”  for nearly 30,000 families facing the challenge of caring for their sick or injured children as they receive treatment at nearby hospitals or medical centers is located in central Phoenix. 
 
This is the second in-kind gift to the Ronald McDonald House, enabling them to keep their costs down so they may concentrate on providing a place for families through one of the toughest battles of their children’s lives.  Todd’s, a 32-year old Mesa-based company, previously provided the gift of refinishing surfaces in several housing units of this Ronald McDonald “home away from home.”   
 
Todd’s owner Gary Farrell, said “I invite anyone to assist in anyway they can, to the efforts of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix in support of children and their families who are experiencing especially challenging circumstances.”   
 
Todd’s is responsible for over 100,000 repairs and refinishes throughout Maricopa County. The licensed, bonded and insured 32-year old company refinishes tubs, showers, clawfoot tubs, sinks and countertops to the color of your choice.  A+ rating on Better Business Bureau of AZ and winner of Super Service Award by Angie’s List in 2006, 2007 & 2009. For more information call 480 835 7070 or visit www.ToddsBathtubs.com

More Cost-effective options to help keep your Bathroom SAFE!

June 19, 2010

Keeping our homes safe is important every day of the year.  In June, during National Home Safety Month, Todd’s Bathtub wants to share more options to help keep your bathroom SAFE!

Stepping up, over and into a bathtub is often difficult, especially with those who have challenges with balance.  Todd’s Bathtubs  offers a cost-effective option of “converting a fiberglass tub to a step-in shower.”  View these before & after photos of Todd’s cutdown for more detail!

And for your shower curtain rod, Todd’s installs a permanent, crescent curved shower rod.  WHY permanent, rather than a tension rod?  The shower curtain will allow you more space and visibility for access in and out of the tub.  If you fall, you don’t want to grab onto the curtain and tension rod and have it all fall down on top of you.

And why a shower curtain, rather than glass shower doors?  Since nobody “pIans to fall” you do not want to brace your fall with a piece of glass, right?  Or what if you fall inside the tub and the glass shower doors are closed and you get stuck inside?  View these photos of the curved shower rod, providing you more space inside your tub and providing a permanent shower rod, installed using the world’s strongest grab bar fastener system installed by Todd’s. 

A shower chair or stool with rubber, adjustable height is a good option that will help keep you safe in the shower.  To save 10%, use code AGEPLC” at http://www.ActiveForever.com.     

For personalized solutions for YOUR bathroom, have our Independent Living Educator and Strategist vist your bathroom. Contact Kim Kubsch, CAPS, CEAC of Aging in Place Solutions.

Happy Showering and be SAFE!