Did you know that if you completed a home accessibility renovation in 2019, you may be eligible to claim your renovation on your FEDERAL taxes when you file your 2019 taxes? You can claim this amount, even if the renovation was refunded by a grant or other program.
You can also usually claim the renovation as a Medical Expense Tax Credit . Click here for a list of eligible medical expenses.
You must be a qualifying individual: over 65 or eligible for the disability tax credit or an eligible individual making the claim for dependent person.
The qualifying individual must be living in a dwelling owned and occupied by the qualifying individual. Most people living in the home, apartment or condo that they own would qualify for renovations to that home if they are a qualifying individual.
For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/line-398-home-accessibility-expenses.html
If you are not sure if you qualify, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency.
If you live in BC, you may also qualify for the BC Home Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities. This is a refundable credit of up to 10% of your home renovation cost. You need to be 65+ or be claiming on behalf of a live-in dependent aged 65+. This is in ADDITION to the Federal Home renovation tax credit and the medical expense tax credit.
These tax credits can represent up to 28% refund back of the cost of the renovation (up to $10,000).
To claim these credits, you will need a copy of your 2019 invoices for renovations and materials. If you need another copy of the receipt for work done by Aquassure Accessible Baths, please contact us and we will mail or email a copy to you.
If you are thinking about a renovation, there may still be time to get the reno done before the end of the tax year to qualify for these tax credits for your 2019 taxes.
A Water Stopper!
aka Water Dam or Collapsible Water Barrier.
Water stopper is a flexible rubber strip that adhere to a shower floor and blocks water from running out onto the floor. Ours can be used on our accessible roll-in shower thresholds or can be used on acrylic or tile thresholds. Continue reading
Whether you’re picking out the valve for your shower or choosing the powder coat on your new grab bar, choosing your bathroom accessories can be like finding the right piece to a puzzle. Sometimes you didn’t even know it was missing until you put it in place, and the the whole picture comes to life! At Aquassure we carry a variety of accessories for all needs. If you’re purchasing a shower we can send you away with a complete accessories pack, or piece out your new bathroom to match your walk-in tub. Our catalogue has a detailed list of what we have to offer, but here is a small summary for you to consider. Continue reading
We are now offering all of our tubs with a new ¾” high flow valve for faster fill times. This valve is manufactured by Huntington Brass which used to be in Huntington Beach, CA but now headquartered in Cypress, CA. This valve in Chrome has a list price of $942.50 CD which is $52 less than our Moen valve but offers faster fill times and a lever handle diverter instead of the pull rod on the Moen which makes it easier to divert the water from the tub spout to the hand shower for those with arthritis. When you combine this valve with our newly redesigned Escape Plus which comes standard with a 2″ drain you can offer your customers one of the fastest filling and fastest draining tubs on the market!
At 15 gallons per minute – the Escape Plus walk in bathtub will fill in 6 minutes.
Available for the Escape, Escape Plus and Big E walk-in bathtubs. Not available for the Liberty bathtub.
Four part blog on Choosing a Walk-in Bathtub
Fill and Drain Time.
It can take a long long time to fill and drain your tub and when you are wet, you might quickly get cold waiting for the tub to drain. Make sure that your tub has fixtures that fill the tub quickly. Best Bath walk-in tubs will fill in under 6 minutes. Slide-in bathtubs like the Aquassure ADL Spa will fill in less than 3 minutes. Some other very popular walk-in tubs may take up to 15 minutes to fill.
Drain times range form 90 seconds to 5 minutes or more. 2″ drains and multiple drains speed drain time. Continue reading
The Aquassure Slide-in Bathtub has several options to choose from.
- Door opening
- Fixture choice
- Cabinet Base Finish
- Hydrotherapy Jets
- Shoulder and Seat Belt
- Extension Handle
- 3-wall Surround
- Custom options
Left door Aquassure slide-in bathtub
The Aquassure slide-in bath is available in a left or right opening door.
The Aquassure Slidein bathtub has 3 main fixture choices. Continue reading
Click here for Part 1: Product Choices —– Click here for Part 2: Bather Considerations
Once you have decided that a walk-in tub is right for you, then it is time to evaluate which walk-in tub might fit and what features to consider. Continue reading
There are two main types of plumbing fixtures for both bathtubs and showers: thermostatic valves and pressure balance valves. Additionally, there is a modified thermostatic control called a temperature limiter.
The temperature is pre-set and the valve will return to the pre-set temperature again when the water is turned back on. The temperature is calibrated so you have precise temperature control. You can visually set the temperature with the calibrated temperature dial. Continue reading