Dripping Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your home are a typical occurrence and most of the time, they have the tendency to be high use areas such as the cooking area sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the cooking area tends to be more workable and the problems fairly easy to fix, the bathroom can be far trickier to handle when it begins causing problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Woodlands Greater London (Hounslow) London area.
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Considering that the bathroom tends to be a highly wet area due to a fair quantity of water being splashed around while showering, it can start to reveal some signs of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are typically in the seams where a shower tray or bathtub adjoins the wall tiles.
Lack of correct sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can present a substantial challenge as they can be the weak spot where the water and mould ultimately erode and begin leaking water through and gradually causing damage to plasterboards.
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A common sign of this situation includes a damp odour in the bathroom. Sometimes, it can show up on the lower levels first. A stain mark will show up on the ceiling boards as a result of taking in water from the bathroom leakages above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent risk if there are electric wires near the boards.
Such a leak would need to be dealt with quickly by recognising the real leaking area and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from intensifying.
These sort of problems normal in bathroom areas for 2 main reasons. One is typically improper installation and insufficient sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of aging.
Some plumbers might fail to select the best possible place for setting up a shower tray or bathtub which can lead to leaking problems later on. For instance, a shower head placed in an area near the window might result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can provide a future problem just because if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not waterproof and is considered ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and wood.
Throughout construction and repair work, it’s the best idea to ensure that your contractor or repairman uses top quality waterproof grout and silicone in your bathroom as water tends to reach unexpected locations in the bathroom during a shower.
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When it pertains to bathtubs, a typical and persistent problem for the majority of bathtubs seems to be caulking or sealing which splits regularly. Some property owners are amazed. 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 between the bathtub and the wall is uneven means there will be areas that are broader while others are narrower, making it challenging to find the right size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a bigger bead, then you end up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon discovering its direction into the space. When you go with a smaller bead, your silicon ends up being inadequate in the bigger spaces since it vanishes into the space without filling it.
Many property owners have shared that while choosing on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the area to counter any moisture 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 fails much quicker than they could have desired.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the bathtub with water before caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its optimal weight and extended to leave an ideal space. Once you do, the silicon has a much better opportunity of staying in place for longer, assuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
Sometimes when dealing with a dripping shower tray, we have had to get rid of the tiles around the boundary of the tray. Additional examination typically reveals moist plywood that is heavily water damaged specifically if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we observed 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 refer to as a cowboy contractor, indicating they did a poor job.
Regrettably for the house owner, something that ought to have just been a relatively straightforward repair task, ends up being a project, and you would not want another cowboy contractor botching the repair work.
Contracting a proven, precise and competent repairman is important in salvaging a now complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve dealt with lots of straightforward cases where performing extensive cleaning and applying a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has dealt with the problems.
But in some circumstances, we found the problem to have gone deeper, specifically when the installation was not installed correctly and second-rate materials were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled experts in bathroom repair work and remodelling, we have worked on a lot of cases and observed the damage that is brought on by a dripping bathtub or shower tray. Normally, it’s very expensive if not fixed on time.
Although one can attempt and do a patch repair on it before the repairman gets there, it is advised that you employ the assistance of an expert.
Every situation is so different, however after mindful assessment of the problem, our experts will be able to offer you with a workable option that will fix your dripping tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can become fairly challenging to outline ways to repair a dripping bathtub or shower tray step by step since the situations are so diverse.
Nevertheless, what you can be assured of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, provide you a precise medical diagnosis, and after that, based upon that, offer a service(s) that will rid you of the dripping problem for the longest time.
With our team on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leak problems. We cover your area of Woodlands TW7 6. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384