Dripping Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your house are a common occurrence and for the most parts, they tend to be high usage areas such as the kitchen area sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the kitchen area has the tendency to be more workable and the issues relatively solvable, the shower room can be way harder to handle when it starts presenting issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Richmond upon Thames Greater London (Richmond upon Thames) London area.
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Considering that the shower room has the tendency to be an extremely damp location due to a fair 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 bathtub joins the wall tiles.
Absence of correct sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can present a big challenge as they can be the weak point where the water and mould eventually deteriorate and begin leaking water through and slowly damaging plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this situation consists of a wet odour in the shower room. Often, it can show up on the lower levels 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 impending danger if there are electric wires close to the boards.
Such a leakage would have to be dealt with rapidly by recognising the actual leaking location and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to avoid any threat from intensifying.
These sort of issues are common in shower room areas for 2 main factors. One is normally inappropriate setup and inadequate sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of aging.
Some plumbing technicians might cannot select the best possible place for installing a shower tray or bathtub which can cause leaking issues later on. For example, a shower head placed in a location close to the window might lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can provide a future issue simply because if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not waterproof and is considered ‘porous’, water will permeate in and make its way to the underlying plaster and lumber.
During construction and repair, it’s the best idea to make sure that your builder or service technician uses high-quality waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water has the tendency to reach unexpected places in the shower room during a shower.
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When it comes to bathtubs, a common and frequent issue for a lot of bathtubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits regularly. Some house owners are amazed. The silicon fractures or has the tendency to retreat from the wall after a few months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. The fact that the width of the opening in between the bathtub and the wall is unequal means that there will be areas that are wider while others are narrower, making it hard to decide the ideal 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 gap. When you go with a smaller sized bead, your silicon ends up being inefficient in the bigger areas since it vanishes into the space without filling it.
A lot of house owners have shared that while opting on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the location to counter any wetness by completely scrubbing and cleaning with alcohol and letting it dry out for a few days before 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 faster than they could have desired.
One trick 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 stretched out to leave an optimal gap. As soon as you do, the silicon has a better possibility of staying in place for longer, presuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when handling a dripping shower tray, we have had to remove the tiles around the perimeter of the tray. Further investigation normally exposes moist plywood that is heavily water damaged particularly if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we noticed that the perimeter of the shower tray still had the plastic covering that it was delivered in. It is such things that make it apparent that the initial installer was what we describe as a cowboy builder, indicating they did a lousy job.
Unfortunately for the house owner, something that should have simply been a fairly simple repairing task, turns out to be a project, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy builder bungling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and qualified service technician is important in restoring a now complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve handled many simple cases where carrying out thorough cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has solved the issues.
But in some circumstances, we discovered the issue to have gone further, particularly when the setup was not done correctly and subpar materials were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned specialists in shower room repair and remodelling, we have worked on many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a dripping bathtub or shower tray. Generally, it’s extremely pricey if not sorted out on time.
Although one can attempt and do a spot repair on it before the service technician gets there, it is suggested that you employ the aid of a professional.
Every situation is so variale, however after mindful assessment of the issue, our experts will be able to provide you with a practical solution that will resolve your leaky tub or tray for a long period of time to come.
It can become relatively hard to outline the best ways to repair a dripping bathtub or shower tray step by step since the scenarios are so different.
However, what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will take a look at the issue, provide you a precise diagnosis, then, based upon that, provide a solution(s) that will rid you of the leaky issue for the longest time.
With our team on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leakage issues. We cover your area of Richmond upon Thames TW9 1. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Richmond, St Margarets, Petersham, Cole Park, Twickenham, Isleworth, North Sheen, Eel Pie Island, Kew, Brentford End