Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in your house are a common occurrence and for the most parts, they tend to be high usage locations such as the kitchen sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the kitchen tends to be more workable and the issues fairly solvable, the shower room can be far more difficult to handle when it begins causing issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Belgravia Greater London (Westminster) London area.
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Given that the shower room tends to be an extremely wet area due to a fair quantity of water being splashed while bathing, it can start to show some indications of wear and tear in vulnerable places. These are normally in the seams where a shower tray or bathtub adjoins the wall tiles.
Absence of appropriate sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can present a big difficulty as they can be the weak point where the water and mould eventually wear down and start leaking water through and gradually damaging plasterboards.
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A typical sign of this scenario includes a wet smell in the shower room. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain point will show up on the ceiling boards as a result of taking in water from the shower room leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent threat if there are electrical wires close to the boards.
Such a leak would have to be addressed rapidly by determining the actual dripping area and correcting at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from escalating.
These sort of issues normal in shower room locations for 2 primary factors. One is normally incorrect setup and insufficient sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of aging.
Some plumbing professionals might cannot choose the optimum possible place for installing a shower tray or bathtub which can lead to dripping issues later on. For example, a shower head placed in an area close to the window might result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing 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 thought to be ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way to the underlying plaster and timber.
During building and repair, it’s best to ensure that your contractor or technician uses top quality waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unexpected locations in the shower room after a shower.
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When it concerns bathtubs, a common and persistent issue for a lot of bathtubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits repeatedly. Some property owners are shocked. The silicon cracks or tends to pull away from the wall after a few months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. The fact that the width of the opening between the bathtub and the wall is unequal means that there will be sections that are broader while others are narrower, making it challenging to decide the right size bead to use.
If you use a bigger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon finding its way into the space. When you choose a smaller sized bead, your silicon winds up being ineffective in the bigger spaces since it vanishes into the area without filling it.
The majority of property owners have shared that while deciding on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the area to counter any moisture by completely scrubbing and cleaning with alcohol and letting it dry out for a few days prior to the caulking. In spite of this a lot of people are doing a decent job of it, but they still lament that it stops working way quicker than they would have desired.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the bathtub with water prior to caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its optimal weight and extended to leave an optimum space. Once you do, the silicon has a better possibility of staying in place for longer, presuming you have done the prep work well.
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In some cases when dealing with a dripping shower tray, we have had to remove the tiles around the boundary of the tray. Further investigation normally exposes wet plywood that is heavily water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we saw 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 initial installer was just what we describe as a cowboy contractor, suggesting they did a lousy fitting.
Unfortunately for the homeowner, something that ought to have simply been a fairly simple repair task, turns out to be a project, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy contractor bungling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and proficient technician is vital in restoring a now complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve handled numerous simple cases where performing thorough cleaning and applying a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has actually solved the issues.
But in some circumstances, we found the issue to have gone deeper, especially when the setup was not installed properly and low quality products were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled experts in shower room repair and remodelling, we have dealt with many cases and observed the damage that is caused by a dripping bathtub or shower tray. Typically, it’s extremely expensive if not sorted out 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 aid of a professional.
Every scenario is so variale, but after mindful evaluation of the issue, our specialists will have the ability to supply you with a convenient service that will solve your dripping tub or tray for a long time to come.
It can end up being fairly challenging to describe the best ways to fix a dripping bathtub or shower tray step by step since the situations are so different.
However, what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will examine the issue, provide you an accurate diagnosis, then, based upon that, supply a service(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 leakage issues. We cover your area of Belgravia SW1W 9. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Hyde Park Corner, Pimlico, Brompton, Mayfair, Chelsea, St James, Millbank, Knightsbridge, Westminster, Whitehall