Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in your house are a typical event and in most cases, they have the tendency to be high usage locations such as the kitchen sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen tends to be more workable and the issues fairly easy to fix, the shower room can be far trickier to deal with when it starts causing issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Hounslow Greater London (Hounslow) London area.
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Given that the shower room tends to be an extremely damp area due to a reasonable quantity of water being splashed while showering, it can start to show some indications of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are usually in the seams where a shower tray or bathtub meets the wall tiles.
Lack of appropriate sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can prove to be a substantial obstacle as they can be the weak point where the water and mould ultimately erode and start leaking water through and gradually causing damage to plasterboards.
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A typical symptom of this situation consists of a moist smell in the shower room. Sometimes, it can show up on the lower floors first. A stain point will show up on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the shower room leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an impending threat if there are electric wires close to the boards.
Such a leak would have to be dealt with rapidly by determining the real leaking area and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to avoid any threat from escalating.
These sort of issues normal in shower room locations for two main factors. One is usually improper installation and insufficient sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing professionals might cannot choose the best possible location for setting up a shower tray or bathtub which can cause leaking issues later on. For instance, a shower head put in an area close to the window might lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can provide a future issue merely because if the grouting or sealer used there is not waterproof and is considered ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and wood.
During construction and repair, it’s the best idea to make sure that your contractor or technician uses premium waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unforeseen places in the shower room after a shower.
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When it comes to bathtubs, a typical and re-occurring issue for many bathtubs seems to be caulking or sealing which cracks regularly. Some property owners are surprised. The silicon cracks or tends to retreat from the wall after a couple of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. The fact that the width of the opening in between the bathtub and the wall is uneven means there will be areas that are wider while others are narrower, making it hard to decide the ideal size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a larger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon finding its direction into the gap. When you select a smaller sized bead, your silicon ends up being ineffective in the larger spaces because it vanishes into the area without filling it.
Most property owners have shared that while choosing on DIY, they take care to prep the area to counter any wetness by thoroughly scouring and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry out for a couple of days before the caulking. Despite this many people are doing a good job of it, but they still lament that it stops working way sooner than they would have hoped.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the bathtub with water before caulking. This guarantees that the tub is at its optimum weight and stretched out to leave an ideal gap. Once you do, the silicon has a much better opportunity of remaining in its place for longer, presuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when handling a leaking shower tray, we have needed to get rid of the tiles around the border of the tray. Further investigation usually exposes wet plywood that is heavily water damaged particularly if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we noticed that the border of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it came in. It is such things that make it evident that the preliminary installer was what we describe as a cowboy contractor, meaning they did a lousy job.
Sadly for the homeowner, something that should have merely been a fairly uncomplicated repair task, turns out to be a project, and you wouldn’t desire another cowboy contractor bungling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, precise and qualified technician is crucial in salvaging a now complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve dealt with many uncomplicated cases where performing comprehensive cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has dealt with the issues.
But in some instances, we discovered the issue to have gone further, particularly when the installation was not done properly and second-rate products were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled professionals in shower room repair and renovation, we have dealt with numerous cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a leaking bathtub or shower tray. Normally, it’s extremely costly if not fixed on time.
Although one can attempt and do a spot fix on it before the technician gets there, it is advised that you get the help of an expert.
Every situation is so different, but after cautious assessment of the issue, our professionals will have the ability to provide you with a convenient service that will solve your dripping tub or tray for a long period of time to come.
It can end up being fairly hard to outline ways to fix a leaking bathtub or shower tray step by step because the circumstances are so varied.
However, what you can be assured of when you call us in is that we will analyse the issue, provide you an accurate diagnosis, then, based upon that, provide a solution(s) that will rid you of the dripping issue for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leak issues. We cover your area of Hounslow TW3 1. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384