Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your home are a typical incident and most of the time, they tend to be high use areas such as the kitchen area sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen area tends to be more workable and the issues relatively easy to fix, the shower room can be way trickier to deal with when it begins presenting issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Underhill Greater London (Barnet) London area.
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Given that the shower room tends to be a highly damp area due to a reasonable quantity of water being splashed while showering, it can begin to show some indications of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or bath tub adjoins the wall tiles.
Absence of proper sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can prove to be a big difficulty as they can be the weak spot where the water and mould ultimately erode and begin seeping water through and slowly causing damage to plasterboards.
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A typical symptom of this situation includes a damp odour in the shower room. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower levels first. A stain mark will appear on the ceiling boards 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 threat if there are electrical wires close to the boards.
Such a leakage would need to be addressed rapidly by determining the real dripping area and remedying at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from escalating.
These sort of issues normal in shower room areas for two main reasons. One is generally inappropriate setup and insufficient sealing of the edges of bath tubs and shower trays. The other may be as a result of aging.
Some plumbing professionals may fail to pick the best possible place for setting up a shower tray or bath tub which can result in dripping issues later on. For instance, a shower head put in an area close to the window may lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can provide a future issue just due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not waterproof and is thought to be ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and timber.
During building and repair, it’s best to make sure that your home builder or repairman uses high-quality waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unanticipated places in the shower room during a shower.
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When it pertains to bath tubs, a typical and recurrent issue for the majority of bath tubs appears to be caulking or sealing which cracks repeatedly. Some house owners are amazed. The silicon cracks or tends to pull away from the wall after a couple of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. That the width of the opening between the bath tub and the wall is uneven means there will be areas that are larger while others are narrower, making it hard to decide the ideal size bead to use.
If you use a bigger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon discovering its way into the gap. When you opt for a smaller bead, your silicon ends up being ineffective in the bigger spaces since it disappears into the space without filling it.
Many house owners have shared that while opting on DIY, they are careful to prep the area to counter any moisture by thoroughly scrubbing and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry out for a couple of days before the caulking. Regardless of this the majority of people are doing a good job of it, but they still lament that it stops working way faster than they would have desired.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the bath tub with water before caulking. This guarantees that the tub is at its ideal weight and stretched out to leave an ideal gap. When you do, the silicon has a better possibility of remaining in place for longer, assuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
Sometimes when handling a dripping shower tray, we have had to get rid of the tiles around the boundary of the tray. More examination generally reveals damp plywood that is greatly water damaged particularly 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 came in. It is such things that make it apparent that the initial installer was what we describe as a cowboy home builder, meaning they did a poor fitting.
Unfortunately for the homeowner, something that should have just been a fairly straightforward repairing task, ends up being a project, and you would not desire another cowboy home builder botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, precise and skilled repairman is vital in salvaging a now intricate matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve handled lots of straightforward cases where carrying out extensive cleansing and using a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has actually dealt with the issues.
But in some circumstances, we found the issue to have gone further, particularly when the setup was not done properly and subpar materials were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled experts in shower room repair and renovation, we have worked on so many cases and observed the damage that is brought on by a dripping bath tub or shower tray. Typically, it’s really costly if not fixed on time.
Although one can try and do a spot fix on it before the repairman arrives, it is advised that you enlist the aid of an expert.
Every situation is so variale, however after mindful evaluation of the issue, our experts will be able to offer you with a convenient solution that will fix your leaky tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can end up being relatively hard to describe how to fix a dripping bath tub or shower tray step by step since the circumstances are so varied.
Nevertheless, exactly what you can be assured of when you call us in is that we will examine the issue, offer you an accurate medical diagnosis, and then, based upon that, offer a service(s) that will rid you of the leaky issue for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leakage issues. We cover your area of Underhill EN5 2. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384