Dripping Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your house are a typical event and in many cases, they have the tendency to be high usage areas such as the kitchen area sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the kitchen area has the tendency to be more manageable and the issues fairly solvable, the shower room can be way trickier to manage when it starts causing issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Nags Head Greater London (Islington) London area.
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- Tufnell Park
- Lower Holloway
- Finsbury Park
- Upper Holloway
- Brownswood Park
- Kentish Town
Given that the shower room has the tendency to be a highly damp location due to a fair amount of water being splashed around while bathing, it can begin to show some signs of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or tub adjoins the wall tiles.
Lack of appropriate sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can present a huge obstacle as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould ultimately wear down and start leaking water through and gradually damaging plasterboards.
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A typical sign of this circumstance includes a moist odour in the shower room. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain mark will show up on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the shower room leakages above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an impending risk if there are electric wires near the boards.
Such a leak would need to be attended to quickly by recognising the actual leaking location and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to prevent any threat from escalating.
These sort of issues are common in shower room areas for 2 primary factors. One is generally incorrect installation and inadequate sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other may be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing technicians may cannot choose the optimum possible location for setting up a shower tray or tub which can cause leaking issues later. For example, a shower head positioned in an area near the window may result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can provide a future issue simply due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer used there is not waterproof and is considered ‘porous’, water will leak in and make its way to the underlying plaster and lumber.
During construction and repair, it’s the best idea to ensure that your builder or technician utilises premium waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water has the tendency to reach unanticipated places in the shower room during a shower.
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When it pertains to bathtubs, a typical and re-occurring issue for most bathtubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits regularly. Some house owners are amazed. The silicon cracks or has the tendency 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 tub and the wall is uneven means that there will be areas that are larger while others are narrower, making it challenging to decide the ideal size bead to use.
If you use a larger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon finding its way into the gap. When you select a smaller bead, your silicon ends up being inadequate in the larger areas because it disappears into the area without filling it.
A lot of house owners have actually shared that while choosing on DIY, they are careful to prep the location to counter any moisture by completely scouring and cleaning with alcohol and letting it dry for a number of days before the caulking. Regardless of this most people are doing a decent job, but they still lament that it stops working way sooner than they could have hoped.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the tub with water before caulking. This ensures that the tub is at its optimal weight and stretched out to leave an optimum gap. As soon as you do, the silicon has a better possibility of staying in place for longer, assuming you have actually done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
Sometimes when dealing with a leaky shower tray, we have actually had to get rid of the tiles around the boundary of the tray. Additional investigation generally reveals wet plywood that is greatly water damaged specifically if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we saw that the boundary of the shower tray still had the plastic covering that it was delivered in. It is such things that make it apparent that the preliminary installer was what we refer to as a cowboy builder, indicating they did a lousy job.
Regrettably for the property owner, something that should have simply been a fairly straightforward repair job, turns out to be a project, and you would not want another cowboy builder mishandling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and competent technician is vital in restoring an already complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve handled many straightforward cases where performing thorough cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has dealt with the issues.
But in some circumstances, we discovered the issue to have actually gone further, specifically when the installation was not installed correctly and subpar products were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned experts in shower room repair and renovation, we have actually dealt with numerous cases and observed the damage that is brought on by a leaky tub or shower tray. Typically, it’s extremely pricey if not arrested on time.
Although one can attempt and do a spot repair on it before the technician arrives, it is suggested that you get the assistance of an expert.
Every circumstance is so different, but after careful assessment of the issue, our professionals will have the ability to provide you with a practical option that will fix your dripping tub or tray for a long period of time to come.
It can become fairly challenging to lay out the best ways to repair a leaky tub or shower tray step by step because the situations are so different.
Nevertheless, what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the issue, provide you a precise medical diagnosis, and after that, based on that, provide an option(s) that will rid you of the dripping issue for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leak issues. We cover your area of Nags Head N7 6. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384