Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your home are a common event and most of the time, they tend to be high usage 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 solvable, the shower room can be far more difficult to deal with when it starts causing problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Park Royal Greater London (Brent) London area.
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Considering that the shower room tends to be a highly damp location due to a reasonable quantity of water being splashed while showering, it can begin to show some signs of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are normally in the seams where a shower tray or bath tub meets the wall tiles.
Lack of proper 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 seeping water through and slowly causing damage to plasterboards.
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A typical symptom of this scenario consists of a damp smell in the shower room. Sometimes, 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 shower room leakages above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent threat if there are electric wires near to the boards.
Such a leak would need to be resolved quickly by determining the actual leaking location and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to avoid any threat from escalating.
These sort of problems normal in shower room areas for two main factors. One is normally incorrect setup and inadequate sealing of the edges of tubs and shower trays. The other may be as a result of aging.
Some plumbers may fail to choose the optimum possible location for installing a shower tray or bath tub which can lead to leaking problems later. For example, a shower head placed in an area near to the window may lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can provide a future problem just due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer used there is not water resistant and is thought to be ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way to the underlying plaster and lumber.
Throughout construction and repair, it’s the best idea to make sure that your contractor or repairman utilises high-quality water resistant grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unanticipated locations in the shower room after a shower.
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When it comes to tubs, a common and persistent problem for most tubs seems to be caulking or sealing which splits repeatedly. Some homeowners are surprised. The silicon cracks or tends to retreat from the wall after a couple of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. The fact that the width of the opening in between the bath tub and the wall is irregular means there will be areas that are wider while others are narrower, making it hard to find the right size bead to use.
If you use a bigger 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 ineffective in the larger areas because it vanishes into the area without filling it.
The majority of homeowners have shared that while opting on DIY, they are careful to prep the location to counter any moisture by thoroughly scouring and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry for a couple of days prior to the caulking. Regardless of this most people are doing a good job, but they still lament that it stops working much earlier than they would have hoped.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the bath tub with water prior to caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its ideal weight and stretched out to leave an optimum space. As soon as you do, the silicon has a much better chance of remaining in place for longer, assuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when dealing with a leaking shower tray, we have had to get rid of the tiles around the boundary of the tray. Additional investigation normally reveals moist 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 covering that it came in. It is such things that make it evident that the initial installer was what we describe as a cowboy contractor, implying they did a poor fitting.
Sadly for the house owner, something that should have just been a fairly uncomplicated repair job, turns out to be a big job, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy contractor botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, careful and skilled repairman is vital in salvaging an already intricate matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve dealt with lots of uncomplicated cases where carrying out extensive cleaning 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 gone further, especially when the setup was not installed properly and substandard materials were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned specialists in shower room repair and remodelling, we have worked on numerous cases and observed the damage that is brought on by a leaking bath tub or shower tray. Typically, it’s really expensive if not fixed on time.
Although one can try and do a patch repair on it prior to the repairman gets there, it is suggested that you employ the assistance of an expert.
Every scenario is so different, but after mindful assessment of the problem, our experts will have the ability to provide you with a practical service that will fix your dripping tub or tray for a long time to come.
It can end up being fairly hard to outline ways to repair a leaking bath tub or shower tray step by step because the circumstances are so diverse.
Nevertheless, exactly what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, give you an accurate diagnosis, then, based on that, provide 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 Park Royal W3 0. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Park Royal, North Acton, Lower Place, West Acton, Stonebridge, Tokyngton, Alperton, Old Oak Common, Perivale, Acton