Leaky Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your home are a typical occurrence and for the most parts, they tend to be high use areas such as the kitchen sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen tends to be more manageable and the issues relatively solvable, the shower room can be way harder to handle when it starts causing issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Twickenham Greater London (Richmond upon Thames) London area.
We serve these local areas too:
- Cole Park
- Eel Pie Island
- St Margarets
- Strawberry Hill
- Richmond upon Thames
Given that the shower room tends to be a highly wet location due to a fair quantity of water being splashed while showering, it can begin to show some indications of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or bathtub meets the wall tiles.
Lack of appropriate sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can present a substantial obstacle as they can be the weak spot where the water and mould eventually erode and start seeping water through and slowly damaging plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this situation includes a moist odour in the shower room. Often, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain mark will appear on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the shower room leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an imminent risk if there are electrical wires near the boards.
Such a leakage would have to be dealt with quickly by identifying the actual dripping location and correcting at the earliest opportunity to prevent any danger from intensifying.
These sort of issues normal in shower room areas for two primary factors. One is generally incorrect setup and insufficient sealing of the edges of tubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of aging.
Some plumbers might cannot choose the best possible location for setting up a shower tray or bathtub which can lead to dripping issues later. For instance, a shower head put in an area near the window might result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can present a future problem just because if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not waterproof and is considered ‘permeable’, water will seep in and make its way to the underlying plaster and timber.
During construction and repair, it’s best to guarantee that your contractor or repairman uses premium waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unforeseen locations in the shower room during a shower.
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When it concerns tubs, a typical and frequent problem for many tubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits regularly. Some homeowners are amazed. The silicon cracks or tends to retreat from the wall after a couple of 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 uneven means that there will be areas that are wider while others are narrower, making it hard to find the ideal size bead to use.
If you use 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 opt for a smaller sized bead, your silicon winds up being inefficient in the larger areas due to the fact that it vanishes into the area without filling it.
The majority of homeowners have shared that while opting on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the location to counter any moisture by thoroughly scouring and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry out for a couple of days prior to the caulking. Regardless of this many people are doing a decent job of it, but they still lament that it fails way faster than they could have hoped.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the bathtub with water prior to caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its optimal weight and stretched out to leave an ideal gap. When you do, the silicon has a better chance of remaining in its place for longer, assuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
Sometimes when handling a dripping shower tray, we have had to remove the tiles around the boundary of the tray. Further examination generally reveals moist plywood that is heavily water damaged specifically if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we noticed that the boundary of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it came in. It is such things that make it evident that the preliminary installer was what we describe as a cowboy contractor, implying they did a lousy job.
Sadly for the house owner, what ought to have just been a relatively simple repairing task, turns out to be a project, and you wouldn’t desire another cowboy contractor botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and skilled repairman is crucial in restoring an already complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve dealt with lots of simple cases where performing comprehensive cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has dealt with the issues.
But in some circumstances, we discovered the problem to have gone further, specifically when the setup was not installed correctly and second-rate materials were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled specialists in shower room repair and renovation, we have dealt with a lot of cases and observed the damage that is brought on by a dripping bathtub or shower tray. Generally, it’s extremely pricey if not fixed on time.
Although one can attempt and do a spot repair on it prior to the repairman gets there, it is advised that you get the aid of a professional.
Every situation is so variale, but after careful assessment of the problem, our experts will be able to offer you with a convenient option that will solve your leaky tub or tray for a long time to come.
It can end up being relatively hard to lay out how to repair a dripping bathtub 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 take a look at the problem, provide you a precise diagnosis, and then, based upon that, offer a service(s) that will rid you of the leaky problem for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leakage issues. We cover your area of Twickenham TW1 9. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Cole Park, Eel Pie Island, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Ham, Richmond upon Thames, Petersham, Richmond, Fulwell, Whitton