Dripping Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in the house are a typical event and in most cases, they tend to be high use areas such as the kitchen sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen tends to be more workable and the problems fairly solvable, the bathroom can be way trickier to handle when it begins presenting problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Barnet Greater London (Barnet) London area.
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Given that the bathroom tends to be a highly damp location due to a reasonable quantity of water being splashed while showering, it can begin to show some indications of wear and tear in vulnerable places. These are usually in the seams where a shower tray or bath tub joins the wall tiles.
Lack of proper sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can prove to be a substantial challenge as they can be the weak point where the water and mould eventually deteriorate and begin seeping water through and slowly causing damage to plasterboards.
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A typical sign of this situation consists of a damp odour in the bathroom. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain mark will show up on the ceiling boards as a result of taking in water from the bathroom leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent threat if there are electric wires near the boards.
Such a leakage would need to be resolved quickly by identifying the real leaking location and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to prevent any danger from escalating.
These sort of problems are common in bathroom areas for 2 main reasons. One is usually inappropriate setup and inadequate sealing of the edges of bath tubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing technicians might cannot pick the optimum possible place for installing a shower tray or bath tub which can lead to leaking problems later on. For instance, a shower head put in a location near the window might result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can provide a future issue simply because if the grouting or sealer used there is not water resistant and is thought to be ‘permeable’, water will seep in and make its way to the underlying plaster and lumber.
During construction and repair work, it’s the best idea to ensure that your home builder or repairman uses high-quality water resistant grout and silicone in your bathroom as water tends to reach unanticipated locations in the bathroom during a shower.
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When it concerns bath tubs, a typical and persistent issue for the majority of bath tubs appears to be caulking or sealing which cracks repeatedly. Some property owners are shocked. The silicon fractures or tends to retreat from the wall after a number of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. That the width of the opening in between the bath tub and the wall is unequal means there will be areas that are wider while others are narrower, making it challenging to find the ideal size bead to use.
If you use a larger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon finding its way into the space. When you go with a smaller bead, your silicon ends up being inefficient in the bigger spaces because it disappears into the space without filling it.
Many property owners have shared that while opting on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the location to counter any wetness by completely scrubbing and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry out for a number of days before the caulking. In spite of this the majority of people are doing a good job, but they still lament that it stops working much quicker than they would have desired.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the bath tub with water before caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its ideal weight and stretched out to leave an optimum space. Once you do, the silicon has a much better possibility of staying in its place for longer, presuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
Sometimes when handling a leaky shower tray, we have needed to get rid of the tiles around the perimeter of the tray. More examination usually reveals wet plywood that is greatly water damaged particularly if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we saw that the perimeter of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it came in. It is such things that make it apparent that the preliminary installer was what we refer to as a cowboy home builder, suggesting they did a lousy fitting.
Unfortunately for the homeowner, what ought to have simply been a fairly uncomplicated repair job, turns out to be a big job, and you would not desire another cowboy home builder botching the repair work.
Contracting a highly regarded, precise and qualified repairman is important in restoring an already complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve handled numerous uncomplicated cases where carrying out thorough cleansing and applying a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has dealt with the problems.
But in some instances, we discovered the issue to have gone further, particularly when the setup was not installed correctly and low quality materials were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned experts in bathroom repair work and remodelling, we have worked on so many cases and observed the damage that is caused by a leaky bath tub or shower tray. Usually, it’s really expensive if not arrested on time.
Although one can attempt and do a spot fix on it before the repairman gets there, it is recommended that you enlist the aid of an expert.
Every situation is so variale, however after careful assessment of the issue, our professionals will have the ability to provide you with a practical solution that will solve your leaking tub or tray for a long time to come.
It can end up being fairly challenging to lay out the best ways to fix a leaky bath tub or shower tray step by step because the scenarios are so varied.
However, what you can be assured of when you call us in is that we will take a look at the issue, give you a precise medical diagnosis, then, based on that, provide a service(s) that will rid you of the leaking issue for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leak problems. We cover your area of Barnet EN5 2. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384