Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in the house are a typical occurrence and for the most parts, they have the tendency to be high usage areas such as the kitchen area sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen area has the tendency to be more manageable and the problems fairly easy to fix, the bathroom can be far trickier to manage when it begins presenting problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Vintry Greater London (City of London) London area.
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Considering that the bathroom has the tendency to be a highly wet location due to a fair quantity of water being splashed around while showering, it can start to show some indications of wear and tear in vulnerable places. These are typically in the seams where a shower tray or bathtub meets the wall tiles.
Lack of correct sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can present a big obstacle as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould ultimately wear down and begin seeping water through and gradually damaging plasterboards.
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A common sign of this scenario includes a damp odour in the bathroom. In some cases, it can show up on the lower levels first. A stain point will appear on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the bathroom leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent risk if there are electrical wires near the boards.
Such a leak would need to be attended to rapidly by determining the actual leaking location and correcting at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from intensifying.
These sort of problems are common in bathroom areas for 2 primary factors. One is typically incorrect installation and insufficient sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbers might fail to choose the optimum possible location for setting up a shower tray or bathtub which can lead to leaking problems later. For example, a shower head positioned in an area near the window might lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can present a future problem simply due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer used there is not water resistant and is thought to be ‘porous’, water will leak in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and lumber.
During building and repair, it’s the best idea to ensure that your contractor or technician uses high-quality water resistant grout and silicone in your bathroom as water has the tendency to reach unexpected locations in the bathroom during a shower.
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When it comes to bathtubs, a typical and recurrent problem for a lot of bathtubs seems to be caulking or sealing which cracks repeatedly. Some property owners are surprised. The silicon cracks or has the tendency to pull away from the wall after a number of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. That the width of the opening between the bathtub and the wall is uneven means there will be sections that are broader while others are narrower, making it challenging to find the best size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a bigger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon discovering its direction into the space. When you select a smaller sized bead, your silicon ends up being inefficient in the bigger areas since it disappears into the space without filling it.
Most property owners have actually shared that while deciding on DIY, they are careful to prep the location to counter any wetness by completely scrubbing and cleaning with alcohol and letting it dry for a number of days prior to the caulking. Despite this a lot of people are doing a good job of it, but they still lament that it fails way quicker than they would have desired.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the bathtub with water prior to caulking. This guarantees that the tub is at its ideal weight and stretched out to leave an ideal space. As soon as you do, the silicon has a better opportunity of staying in place for longer, assuming you have actually done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when handling a leaky shower tray, we have actually needed to get rid of the tiles around the boundary of the tray. Further examination typically reveals moist plywood that is heavily water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we noticed that the boundary 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 just what we refer to as a cowboy contractor, indicating they did a lousy job.
Sadly for the house owner, something that ought to have simply been a fairly simple repairing job, ends up being a project, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy contractor bungling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, precise and qualified technician is important in salvaging an already intricate matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve dealt with many simple cases where performing extensive cleansing and applying a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has actually solved the problems.
However in some circumstances, we found the problem to have actually gone deeper, especially when the installation was not installed correctly and second-rate materials were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As experienced professionals in bathroom repair and remodelling, we have actually dealt with many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a leaky bathtub or shower tray. Normally, it’s really expensive if not arrested on time.
Although one can attempt and do a spot fix on it prior to the technician gets there, it is recommended that you employ the assistance of a professional.
Every scenario is so variale, but after cautious evaluation of the problem, our professionals will have the ability to supply you with a workable service that will solve your dripping tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can end up being fairly challenging to describe the best ways to fix a leaky bathtub or shower tray step by step since the circumstances are so different.
Nevertheless, what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, offer you a precise medical diagnosis, and then, based upon that, supply a service(s) that will rid you of the dripping problem for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leak problems. We cover your area of Vintry EC4R 1. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384