Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in the house are a common occurrence and in many cases, they have the tendency to be high usage locations such as the kitchen sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen has the tendency to be more manageable and the issues relatively easy to fix, the bathroom can be far more difficult to deal with when it starts presenting issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Strand Greater London (Westminster) London area.
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Given that the bathroom has the tendency to be an extremely wet location due to a fair amount of water being splashed while bathing, it can begin to reveal some signs of wear and tear in vulnerable 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 wetrooms and shower trays can present a huge obstacle as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould ultimately deteriorate and start leaking water through and gradually causing damage to plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this circumstance consists of a wet smell in the bathroom. Often, it can show up on the lower levels first. A stain point will show up on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the bathroom leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an impending risk if there are electric wires close to the boards.
Such a leakage would have to be resolved quickly by identifying the real dripping location and remedying at the earliest opportunity to prevent any risk from intensifying.
These sort of issues normal in bathroom locations for 2 main reasons. One is normally inappropriate setup and insufficient sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbers might cannot choose the optimum possible place for installing a shower tray or bath tub which can lead to dripping issues later on. For instance, a shower head positioned in an area close to the window might result in 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 thought to be ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way to the underlying plaster and timber.
During building and repair, it’s best to guarantee that your builder or repairman utilises top quality waterproof grout and silicone in your bathroom as water has the tendency to reach unexpected locations in the bathroom after a shower.
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When it concerns bathtubs, a common and persistent issue for most bathtubs appears to be caulking or sealing which cracks regularly. Some house owners are surprised. The silicon cracks or has the tendency 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 bath tub and the wall is irregular means there will be areas that are wider while others are narrower, making it challenging to find the right size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a bigger bead, then you end up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon finding its way into the space. When you opt for a smaller sized bead, your silicon ends up being inefficient in the larger areas due to the fact that it disappears into the space without filling it.
Most house owners have shared that while opting on DIY, they are careful 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 most people are doing a decent job, but they still lament that it fails way sooner than they could have hoped.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the bath tub with water prior to caulking. This guarantees that the tub is at its optimal weight and stretched out to leave an ideal space. As soon as you do, the silicon has a much better chance of staying in place for longer, assuming you have done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In many cases when handling a leaky shower tray, we have had to eliminate the tiles around the border of the tray. Further examination normally exposes moist plywood that is heavily water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we noticed that the border of the shower tray still had the plastic covering that it was delivered in. It is such things that make it apparent that the preliminary installer was just what we refer to as a cowboy builder, meaning they did a poor job.
Sadly for the property owner, what should have simply been a fairly uncomplicated repair job, ends up being a big job, and you would not want another cowboy builder botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and skilled repairman is important in salvaging a now complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve handled many uncomplicated cases where performing extensive cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has actually dealt with the issues.
But in some instances, we found the issue to have gone deeper, especially when the setup was not installed properly and low quality products were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled experts in bathroom repair and renovation, we have dealt with numerous cases and observed the damage that is brought on by a leaky bath tub or shower tray. Generally, it’s extremely pricey if not sorted out on time.
Although one can attempt and do a patch fix on it prior to the repairman gets there, it is suggested that you get the aid of a professional.
Every circumstance is so different, however after careful evaluation of the issue, our professionals will have the ability to supply you with a practical solution that will solve your dripping tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can become relatively challenging to lay out how to fix a leaky bath tub or shower tray step by step due to the fact that the situations are so different.
However, what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will analyse the issue, give you a precise diagnosis, and then, based on that, supply a solution(s) that will rid you of the dripping 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 Strand WC2E 9. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Covent Garden, St Giles, Chinatown, Aldwych, Soho, Charing Cross, Whitehall, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Temple