Dripping Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in your home are a common incident and most of the time, they have the tendency to be high usage locations such as the kitchen sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the kitchen tends to be more workable and the problems relatively solvable, the shower room can be far trickier to handle when it starts causing problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Nottingham Nottinghamshire East Midlands area.
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Given that the shower room tends to be a highly damp area due to a fair quantity of water being splashed around while showering, it can start to reveal some indications of wear and tear in vulnerable places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or bath tub meets the wall tiles.
Lack of proper sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can present a big difficulty as they can be the weak spot where the water and mould ultimately deteriorate and begin seeping water through and gradually causing damage to plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this situation consists of a moist odour in the shower room. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower floors first. A stain point will show up 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 threat if there are electric wires close to the boards.
Such a leak would have to be dealt with rapidly by identifying the actual dripping area and correcting at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from escalating.
These sort of problems normal in shower room locations for 2 primary factors. One is generally inappropriate installation and insufficient sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other may be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbers may cannot choose the best possible location for setting up a shower tray or bath tub which can lead to dripping problems later. For example, a shower head put in an area close to the window may result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and stagnating there.
This can present a future problem just due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer used there is not water resistant and is thought to be ‘porous’, water will leak in and make its way to the underlying plaster and wood.
During construction and repair, it’s best to make sure that your contractor or service technician utilises premium water resistant 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 pertains to bathtubs, a common and frequent problem for many bathtubs appears to be caulking or sealing which splits repeatedly. Some homeowners 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. That the width of the opening in between the bath tub and the wall is unequal means that there will be sections that are larger while others are narrower, making it tough to decide the ideal 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 bead, your silicon winds up being inefficient in the larger spaces due to the fact that it disappears into the area without filling it.
Most homeowners have actually shared that while choosing on DIY, they take care to prep the area to counter any moisture by thoroughly scouring and cleaning with alcohol and letting it dry out for a number of days prior to the caulking. In spite of this many people are doing a decent job, but they still lament that it stops working way faster than they could have hoped.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the bath tub with water prior to caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its ideal weight and extended to leave an optimal space. Once you do, the silicon has a better possibility of staying in its place for longer, presuming you have actually done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when dealing with a leaking shower tray, we have actually had to eliminate the tiles around the border of the tray. More examination generally reveals damp plywood that is greatly water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one instance, we observed that the border of the shower tray still had the plastic covering that it came in. It is such things that make it obvious that the initial installer was just what we describe as a cowboy contractor, implying they did a poor fitting.
Regrettably for the homeowner, what ought to have just been a fairly uncomplicated repairing task, ends up being a big job, and you wouldn’t desire another cowboy contractor botching the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, careful and proficient service technician is essential in salvaging a now complex matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve handled numerous uncomplicated cases where carrying out thorough cleansing and using a tube of silicon around the dripping edges has dealt with the problems.
But in some circumstances, we discovered the problem to have actually gone deeper, especially when the installation was not done correctly and subpar products were used.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As skilled experts in shower room repair and renovation, we have actually dealt with so many cases and observed the damage that is caused by a leaking bath tub or shower tray. Normally, it’s really pricey if not sorted out on time.
Although one can try and do a patch repair on it prior to the service technician arrives, it is recommended that you get the aid of an expert.
Every situation is so different, however after careful assessment of the problem, our specialists will be able to provide you with a convenient service that will resolve your leaking tub or tray for a very long time to come.
It can end up being relatively tough to lay out ways to repair a leaking bath tub or shower tray step by step due to the fact that the situations are so diverse.
However, what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will analyse the problem, offer you a precise diagnosis, and after that, based upon that, provide a service(s) that will rid you of the leaking problem for the longest time.
With our crew on your side, you can bid farewell to all your bath leakage problems. We cover your area of Nottingham NG1 5. Call us today to make your appointment on 0115 822 4995Standard Hill, The Park, Lace Market, St Anns, Sneinton, Meadows, Forest Fields, Radford, Sherwood Rise, Hyson Green