Leaky Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in your house are a typical occurrence and in many cases, they tend to be high usage locations such as the kitchen area sink and the restroom.
Greater London (Westminster) Bath Sealing Solutions - Find Local Bath Sealing Contractors In St James Call 0333 335 0384
Whereas the kitchen area tends to be more workable and the issues fairly solvable, the shower room can be way trickier to manage when it starts causing issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your St James Greater London (Westminster) London area.
We serve these local areas too:
Given that the shower room tends to be a highly damp location due to a fair quantity of water being splashed 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 adjoins the wall tiles.
Absence of correct sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can prove to be a big difficulty as they can be the weak spot where the water and mould ultimately wear down and begin seeping water through and slowly damaging plasterboards.
Bath Sealing in St James
A typical sign of this situation consists of a moist smell in the shower room. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower levels first. A stain point will appear on the ceiling boards 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 leak would have to be addressed rapidly by recognising the real leaking location and remedying at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from intensifying.
These sort of issues are common in shower room locations for 2 primary factors. One is generally inappropriate installation and insufficient 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 setting up a shower tray or tub which can result in leaking issues later on. For instance, a shower head put in a location close to the window may lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can present a future issue merely due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer used there is not water resistant and is considered ‘permeable’, water will seep in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and lumber.
During building and repair, it’s best to ensure that your builder or service technician uses top quality water resistant grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unexpected locations in the shower room during a shower.
St James Shower Sealing
When it concerns tubs, a typical and persistent issue for many tubs seems to be caulking or sealing which splits repeatedly. Some property owners are shocked. The silicon cracks or tends to retreat from the wall after a number of 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 uneven means there will be sections that are broader while others are narrower, making it difficult to decide the best size bead to use.
If you use a larger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon finding its direction into the space. When you choose a smaller sized bead, your silicon winds up being inefficient in the bigger spaces because it vanishes into the space without filling it.
The majority of property owners have shared that while choosing on DIY, they take care to prep the location to counter any wetness by completely scouring and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry for a number of days prior to the caulking. Regardless of this many people are doing a decent job, but they still lament that it stops working way earlier than they could have desired.
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 optimal weight and extended to leave an optimal space. Once you do, the silicon has a better chance of remaining in place for longer, presuming you have done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when dealing with a leaky shower tray, we have needed to get rid of the tiles around the perimeter of the tray. Further examination generally exposes damp plywood that is greatly water damaged particularly if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we observed that the perimeter of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it came in. It is such things that make it obvious that the initial installer was just what we describe as a cowboy builder, meaning they did a poor fitting.
Regrettably for the property owner, something that should have merely been a fairly simple repairing task, turns out to be a project, and you would not desire another cowboy builder botching the repair.
Contracting a proven, precise and proficient service technician is vital in salvaging an already complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
Silicone Seal Replacing in St James
To date, we’ve dealt with many simple cases where performing extensive cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has actually dealt with the issues.
However in some instances, we found the issue to have gone deeper, particularly when the installation was not installed properly and low quality products were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned professionals in shower room repair and remodelling, we have dealt with a lot of cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a leaky tub or shower tray. Generally, it’s very expensive if not fixed on time.
Although one can attempt and do a patch repair on it prior to the service technician arrives, it is advised that you get the aid of a professional.
Every situation is so variale, but after mindful evaluation of the issue, our experts will be able to supply you with a convenient solution that will resolve your leaking tub or tray for a long time to come.
It can become fairly difficult to outline the best ways to repair a leaky tub or shower tray step by step because the circumstances are so different.
However, what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the issue, provide you an accurate diagnosis, then, based on that, supply a service(s) that will rid you of the leaking issue for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leakage issues. We cover your area of St James SW1Y 6. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Chinatown, Mayfair, Soho, Whitehall, Charing Cross, Strand, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Covent Garden, St Giles