Leaky Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your home are a common incident and in most cases, they tend to be high use areas such as the kitchen sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the kitchen has the tendency to be more workable and the issues fairly solvable, the shower room can be way trickier to deal with when it begins presenting issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Wembley Greater London (Brent) London area.
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Considering that the shower room has the tendency to be an extremely wet location due to a reasonable quantity of water being splashed while bathing, 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 tub meets the wall tiles.
Lack of correct sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can present a substantial challenge as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould eventually wear down and begin permeating water through and gradually damaging plasterboards.
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A common sign of this situation includes a damp odour in the shower room. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower levels first. A stain mark 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 electrical wires near to the boards.
Such a leakage would need to be dealt with rapidly by determining the actual dripping location and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to prevent any threat from intensifying.
These sort of issues are common in shower room areas for 2 main factors. One is generally improper installation and inadequate sealing of the edges of tubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing technicians might fail to pick the optimum possible place for setting up a shower tray or tub which can cause dripping issues later. For instance, a shower head placed in an area near to the window might lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can provide a future problem merely due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer used there is not waterproof and is considered ‘porous’, water will seep in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and wood.
During construction and repair, it’s best to ensure that your contractor or service technician uses high-quality waterproof grout and silicone in your shower room as water has the tendency to reach unforeseen places in the shower room during a shower.
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When it comes to tubs, a common and recurrent problem for many tubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits regularly. Some property owners are surprised. The silicon fractures or has the tendency 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 uneven means there will be areas that are larger while others are narrower, making it hard to decide the best size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a bigger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon finding its way into the gap. When you opt for a smaller bead, your silicon winds up being ineffective in the larger spaces due to the fact that it vanishes into the area without filling it.
The majority of property owners have shared that while opting 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 out for a few days prior to the caulking. Despite this many people are doing a good job of it, but they still lament that it stops working way sooner than they could 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 optimum weight and stretched out to leave an ideal gap. Once you do, the silicon has a better possibility of remaining in its place for longer, presuming you have done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In many cases when handling a leaking shower tray, we have had to eliminate the tiles around the perimeter of the tray. Further investigation generally exposes damp plywood that is greatly water damaged specifically if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we discovered that the perimeter of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it was delivered in. It is such things that make it evident that the initial installer was just what we describe as a cowboy contractor, meaning they did a lousy fitting.
Regrettably for the property owner, what should have merely been a fairly simple repair job, turns out to be a project, and you would not want another cowboy contractor botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, meticulous and qualified service technician is vital in restoring an already intricate matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve handled many simple cases where performing extensive cleaning and using a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has actually solved the issues.
But in some circumstances, we discovered the problem to have gone further, specifically when the installation was not done properly and second-rate products were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled specialists in shower room repair and remodelling, we have dealt with so many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a leaking tub or shower tray. Generally, it’s really expensive if not fixed on time.
Although one can try and do a patch repair on it prior to the service technician gets there, it is suggested that you enlist the aid of a professional.
Every situation is so different, however after cautious evaluation of the problem, our specialists will have the ability to offer you with a convenient service that will solve your dripping tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can become fairly hard to outline how to repair a leaking tub or shower tray step by step due to the fact that the scenarios are so varied.
However, what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will analyse the problem, offer you an accurate diagnosis, and after that, based upon that, offer a service(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 leak issues. We cover your area of Wembley HA9 7. Call us today to make your appointment on 0333 335 0384Alperton, Wembley Park, Tokyngton, Stonebridge, Preston, North Wembley, Sudbury, Perivale, Brent Park, Park Royal