Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in your house are a typical incident and in many cases, they have the tendency to be high usage locations 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 fairly easy to fix, the shower room can be far more difficult to manage when it begins causing problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Soho Greater London (Westminster) London area.
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Considering that the shower room tends to be a highly damp location due to a fair quantity of water being splashed around while showering, it can start to reveal some indications of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or tub joins the wall tiles.
Absence of proper sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can prove to be a huge difficulty as they can be the weak point where the water and mould eventually erode and begin leaking water through and gradually damaging plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this scenario includes a moist odour in the shower room. Often, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain mark 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 impending threat if there are electrical wires near to the boards.
Such a leak would have to be dealt with quickly by determining the actual leaking location and correcting at the earliest opportunity to prevent any danger from intensifying.
These sort of problems are common in shower room locations for two main reasons. One is generally improper setup and insufficient sealing of the edges of tubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing technicians might fail to choose the optimum possible place for installing a shower tray or tub which can lead to leaking problems later. For instance, a shower head put 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 simply due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not waterproof and is considered ‘porous’, water will seep in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and lumber.
During construction and repair, it’s best to guarantee that your builder or technician utilises high-quality waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unanticipated places in the shower room after a shower.
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When it concerns tubs, a typical and frequent problem for most tubs seems to be caulking or sealing which cracks repeatedly. Some homeowners 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 in between the tub and the wall is irregular means that there will be areas that are broader while others are narrower, making it challenging to decide the best size bead to use.
If you use a bigger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon discovering its way into the space. When you opt for a smaller sized bead, your silicon ends up being ineffective in the larger spaces due to the fact that it disappears into the space without filling it.
A lot of homeowners have shared that while opting on DIY, they are careful to prep the location to counter any wetness by thoroughly scrubbing and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry out for a few days prior to the caulking. Regardless of this most people are doing a good job of it, but they still lament that it fails much earlier than they would have hoped.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the tub with water prior to caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its ideal weight and extended to leave an optimal space. As soon as you do, the silicon has a better possibility of staying in place for longer, presuming you have done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
Sometimes when handling a dripping shower tray, we have had to eliminate the tiles around the border of the tray. More investigation generally exposes damp plywood that is greatly water damaged specifically if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we observed that the border of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it was delivered in. It is such things that make it obvious that the preliminary installer was what we describe as a cowboy builder, implying they did a poor job.
Sadly for the homeowner, something that should have simply been a fairly straightforward repairing task, ends up being a major task, and you would not desire another cowboy builder mishandling the repair.
Contracting a proven, precise and proficient technician is important in restoring a now complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve dealt with numerous straightforward cases where carrying out extensive cleansing and using a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has fixed the problems.
However in some instances, we discovered the problem to have gone further, specifically when the setup was not done properly and low quality products were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As experienced experts in shower room repair and remodelling, we have worked on many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a dripping tub or shower tray. Usually, it’s extremely costly if not arrested on time.
Although one can attempt and do a patch fix on it prior to the technician arrives, it is advised that you enlist the aid of an expert.
Every scenario is so different, but after cautious evaluation of the problem, our specialists will be able to offer you with a workable solution that will solve your leaky tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can end up being fairly challenging to outline the best ways to fix a dripping tub or shower tray step by step due to the fact that the circumstances are so different.
However, exactly what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, provide you a precise medical diagnosis, then, based on that, offer a solution(s) that will rid you of the leaky 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 Soho W1F 0. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Chinatown, Strand, St Giles, St James, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Whitehall, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury