Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in the house are a common incident and most of the time, they tend to be high use locations such as the kitchen sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the kitchen tends to be more workable and the problems fairly easy to fix, the bathroom can be way trickier to deal with when it starts presenting problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Richmond Greater London (Richmond upon Thames) London area.
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- Richmond upon Thames
- St Margarets
- Cole Park
- North Sheen
- Eel Pie Island
- East Sheen
Given that the bathroom tends to be an extremely wet location due to a reasonable amount of water being splashed around while showering, it can start to reveal some signs of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or tub adjoins the wall tiles.
Absence of appropriate sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can prove to be a huge obstacle as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould ultimately erode and begin seeping water through and gradually causing damage to plasterboards.
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A typical sign of this scenario includes a moist odour in the bathroom. Sometimes, it can show up on the lower floors 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 impending threat if there are electrical wires near to the boards.
Such a leak would need to be dealt with quickly by identifying the actual dripping location and correcting at the earliest opportunity to avoid any risk from escalating.
These sort of problems normal in bathroom locations for 2 main factors. One is generally inappropriate setup and inadequate sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing technicians might cannot choose the optimum possible place for setting up a shower tray or tub which can result in dripping problems later. For example, a shower head placed in a location near to the window might result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can present a future problem just due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not water resistant and is considered ‘porous’, water will seep in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and timber.
During construction and repair, it’s best to ensure that your builder or technician utilises top quality water resistant grout and silicone in your bathroom as water tends to reach unanticipated places in the bathroom after a shower.
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When it concerns bathtubs, a common and persistent problem for a lot of bathtubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits regularly. Some homeowners are surprised. The silicon cracks or tends to pull away from the wall after a few months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. That the width of the opening in between the tub and the wall is unequal means that there will be sections that are broader while others are narrower, making it tough to find the best size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a larger bead, then you end up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon finding its way into the gap. When you go with a smaller bead, your silicon ends up being ineffective in the bigger areas due to the fact that it disappears into the space without filling it.
Most homeowners have shared that while choosing on DIY, they take care to prep the location to counter any moisture by thoroughly scouring 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 good job, 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 tub with water prior to caulking. This ensures that the tub is at its optimum weight and stretched out to leave an optimal gap. Once you do, the silicon has a much better opportunity of remaining in its place for longer, presuming you have done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when dealing with a leaking shower tray, we have needed to remove the tiles around the border of the tray. More investigation generally reveals moist plywood that is heavily water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we discovered that the border of the shower tray still had the plastic covering that it came in. It is such things that make it apparent that the preliminary installer was what we refer to as a cowboy builder, suggesting they did a poor fitting.
Regrettably for the homeowner, what should have just been a relatively uncomplicated repairing job, ends up being a big job, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy builder bungling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and qualified technician is vital in restoring an already complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve dealt with many uncomplicated cases where carrying out comprehensive cleansing and using a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has actually dealt with the problems.
But in some instances, we discovered the problem to have gone deeper, especially when the setup was not installed correctly and second-rate materials were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned experts in bathroom repair and remodelling, we have worked on so many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a leaking tub or shower tray. Usually, it’s really pricey if not sorted out on time.
Although one can try and do a patch repair on it prior to the technician gets there, it is recommended that you employ the assistance of an expert.
Every scenario is so variale, but after cautious assessment of the problem, our specialists will have the ability to supply you with a practical option that will solve your dripping tub or tray for a long period of time to come.
It can become fairly tough to lay out ways to repair a leaking tub or shower tray step by step due to the fact that the situations are so different.
Nevertheless, what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, provide you a precise diagnosis, then, based upon that, supply an option(s) that will rid you of the dripping problem for the longest time.
With our team on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leakage problems. We cover your area of Richmond TW10 6. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Richmond upon Thames, Petersham, St Margarets, Cole Park, Twickenham, North Sheen, Eel Pie Island, Ham, East Sheen, Isleworth