Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your house are a typical occurrence and in most cases, they have the tendency to be high usage areas such as the cooking area sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the cooking area tends to be more workable and the problems relatively easy to fix, the bathroom can be way trickier to manage when it starts causing problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Mayfair Greater London (Westminster) London area.
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Given that the bathroom tends to be a highly damp area due to a reasonable amount 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 appropriate sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can prove to be a substantial obstacle as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould eventually wear down and begin leaking water through and gradually damaging plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this situation consists of a damp smell in the bathroom. Often, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain mark will appear on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the bathroom leakages above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent danger if there are electrical wires near the boards.
Such a leakage would need to be dealt with quickly by determining the real leaking area and remedying at the earliest opportunity to avoid any threat from intensifying.
These sort of problems are common in bathroom areas for 2 primary factors. One is generally incorrect installation and insufficient sealing of the edges of bath tubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing professionals might cannot select the best possible location for setting up a shower tray or bath tub which can result in leaking problems later. For instance, a shower head put in a location near the window might lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can present a future problem just because if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not waterproof and is thought to be ‘porous’, water will seep in and make its way to the underlying plaster and wood.
During building and repair, it’s the best idea to ensure that your contractor or service technician utilises high-quality waterproof grout and silicone in your bathroom as water tends to reach unanticipated locations in the bathroom after a shower.
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When it comes to bath tubs, a typical and re-occurring problem for many bath tubs seems to be caulking or sealing which cracks regularly. Some property owners are amazed. The silicon cracks or tends to retreat from the wall after a couple of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. That the width of the opening in between the bath tub and the wall is unequal means that there will be areas that are larger while others are narrower, making it difficult to decide the best size bead to use.
If you use a larger bead, then you end up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon discovering its way into the space. When you go with a smaller bead, your silicon ends up being inadequate in the bigger spaces due to the fact that it disappears into the area without filling it.
Many property owners have shared that while choosing on DIY, they take care to prep the area to counter any moisture by thoroughly scrubbing and cleaning with alcohol and letting it dry out for a couple of days before the caulking. In spite of this many people are doing a decent job, but they still lament that it fails way quicker than they would have hoped.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the bath tub with water before caulking. This guarantees that the tub is at its optimum weight and extended to leave an optimal space. When you do, the silicon has a better opportunity of staying in its place for longer, assuming you have done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In many cases when dealing with a dripping shower tray, we have needed to get rid of the tiles around the border of the tray. Further investigation generally reveals wet plywood that is heavily water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we discovered that the border of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it came in. It is such things that make it apparent that the preliminary installer was what we describe as a cowboy contractor, implying they did a lousy job.
Sadly for the house owner, something that ought to have just been a relatively straightforward repair job, turns out to be a project, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy contractor botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and proficient service technician is essential in salvaging an already complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve dealt with numerous straightforward cases where performing thorough cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has actually solved the problems.
But in some circumstances, we discovered the problem to have gone further, especially when the installation was not done properly and low quality products were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As experienced experts in bathroom repair and renovation, we have worked on many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a dripping bath tub or shower tray. Generally, it’s extremely costly if not arrested on time.
Although one can try and do a patch fix on it before the service technician arrives, it is advised that you enlist the help of an expert.
Every situation is so variale, but after cautious assessment of the problem, our experts will be able to provide you with a convenient service that will fix your leaky tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can end up being relatively difficult to outline ways to fix a dripping bath tub or shower tray step by step due to the fact that the scenarios are so varied.
However, what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, provide you an accurate diagnosis, then, based upon that, provide a service(s) that will rid you of the leaky problem for the longest time.
With our team on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leakage problems. We cover your area of Mayfair W1J 5. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384St James, Hyde Park Corner, Soho, Marylebone, Chinatown, Whitehall, Charing Cross, Fitzrovia, Belgravia, Strand